Pre-Season

Budget FPL defenders hard to find in 2019/20

Fantasy Premier League managers looking for this season’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) probably wouldn’t have been too inspired upon the game’s relaunch in late June.

A budget defender is a prized commodity in the Fantasy world, particularly when we are trying to accommodate as many premium assets as possible.

There are no underpriced gems that are immediately apparent in the £4.0m bracket, although pre-season can often throw up a name to consider from this select group – as was the case with Wan-Bissaka 12 months ago.

There is more choice in the £4.5m rung as we hunt for the next Matt Doherty (£6.0m) but there are still plenty of names to sift through and disregard in this price band, too.

Finding the best cut-price options at the back is something we’ll be doing in the article below as we look at all 76 defenders currently listed below the £5.0m mark.

The £4.0m Enablers

Martin Kelly (right) was used as an emergency centre-back by Roy Hodgson last season

At the time of writing, there are 13 defenders priced up at £4.0m.

Martin Kelly (£4.0m) saw the most Premier League minutes among this baker’s dozen last season and indeed he is currently the most-owned defender in his price band, sitting in more than one in five FPL squads.

Kelly started all of Palace’s final seven fixtures and made 13 appearances in all.

Each of those run-outs came at centre-half, however, as he filled in for the injured James Tomkins (£5.0m) and/or Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m).

Any Fantasy manager hoping that Kelly will be given the nod to replace Wan-Bissaka at right-back might be disappointed, then, with Joel Ward (£4.5m) having deputised in that position last season in the games that the new £50m Manchester United signing missed.

There also seems a good chance that Roy Hodgson will use some of the cash from that sale to bolster his options at full-back.

Kelly could still start the season in the Palace starting XI should Sakho or Tomkins not recover but long-term the prospects don’t look great for regular minutes.

At Bournemouth, Diego Rico‘s first-team opportunities (£4.0m) look bleak following the capture of Lloyd Kelly (£4.5m) while Jack Simpson (£4.0m) may very well be fourth-choice centre-half when the Cherries have a full complement of stoppers fit. Kelly, indeed, can also play centrally.

Ben Gibson (£4.0m) had just one league run-out last season but may only be a Ben Mee or James Tarkowski (both £5.0m) injury away from a stint in the first team: Mee was an ever-present last season, with Tarkowski missing just three games.

Max Kilman, Grant Hanley and Winston Reid (all £4.0m) are further down the centre-half pecking orders at their respective clubs, although Nuno Espirito Santo had positive things to say about Kilman in April:

Max is 100 percent integrated into the squad. He’s improving. We try an individual approach with him, trying to, first of all, get him better as an athlete. That includes a lot of aspects – nutrition, gym.

And then we integrate him into a full training session with the first team, because playing and training with us will improve his level.

He’s gradually improving and he will have his chance, for sure. He will have his chance.

Former Wolves stopper Richard Stearman (£4.0m) is currently the backup option for John Egan (£4.5m) in the Sheffield United backline, while John Lundstram (£4.0m) has been classed as a defender despite being a central midfielder by trade.

We are unlikely to see much of the tough-tackling Lundstram, though, given that he has not started a single league match in 2019 and indeed struggled to make the match-day squad in the second half of last season.

Watford duo Marc Navarro and Sebastian Prodl (both £4.0m) each failed to clock up more than 100 minutes of Premier League football last season and are some way down the pecking order in their respective positions, while youngster Ben Johnson (£4.0m) was only called on by West Ham after an injury crisis at right-back in Gameweek 28.

Academy product Kayne Ramsay (£4.0m) only had one run-out for Southampton last season and will be hoping for more of a look-in this year, given Ralph Hasenhuttl’s record for placing trust in his youth team players.

The possible switch to a 4-2-2-2 (Hasenhuttl having mostly used a three-man central defence last season) would seem to further impinge on his first-team chances, however.

‘Big Six’ Backups

Rob Holding’s season was ended at Old Trafford in December

Konstantinos Mavropanos and Carl Jenkinson (both £4.5m) made only five starts between them last season and would seem unlikely to be challenging for a first-team place at Arsenal come Gameweek 1, although Crystal Palace have reportedly been linked with a move for Jenkinson as they seek a replacement for Wan-Bissaka.

Rob Holding (£4.5m) is still making his way back from a long-term knee injury but could be one to watch when fully fit, given that he had racked up nine straight starts before rupturing an ACL in December.

That said, Arsenal’s defensive record requires serious improvement from last season – particularly away from home, where they kept fewer clean sheets than any other Premier League side.

Davide Zappacosta (£4.5m) could depart Stamford Bridge this summer but if he stays and Chelsea are unable to recruit, then the Italian right-back may only be a Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) injury away from offering Fantasy managers a budget route into the Blues’ backline.

That’s easier said than done, of course, given that Azpilicueta has made at least 37 top-flight appearances in each of the last four seasons.

Reece James (not priced up by FPL) is another option at right-back, meanwhile, although is currently recovering from an ankle injury.

All of Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur’s defenders are priced at £5.0m or higher.

Newly Promoted Options

‘Overlapping centre-back’ Jack O’Connell scored three goals and registered three assists last season

All bar one of the defenders representing Sheffield United, Norwich City and Aston Villa cost less than £5.0m in FPL.

The exception is the Blades’ attack-minded wing-back Enda Stevens (£5.0m), who banked four goals and six assists last season.

Jack O’Connell, John Egan and Chris Basham (all £4.5m) were United’s regular centre-halves in manager Chris Wilder’s 3-4-2-1, with O’Connell and Basham given license to overlap in this unique system.

George Baldock (£4.5m) ousted Kieron Freeman (£4.5m) from the right wing-back position midway through last season, although one goal and two assists says much about the difference between him and Stevens.

This position might very well be one that Wilder looks to reinforce this summer, too.

With 15 clean sheets in their final 23 games last season (21 shut-outs in all), the Blades had the best joint-best defensive record in the English second tier.

Norwich City’s offensive full-backs Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis (both £4.5m) are the obvious draw at Carrow Road, although the Canaries’ troubling defensive record (57 goals conceded and just 13 clean sheets) last season and tricky-looking opening five fixtures will be a deterrent.

Ben Godfrey (£4.5m) is a goal threat at centre-half alongside Christoph Zimmermann (£4.5m), with Timm Klose (£4.5m) having lost his place in the second half of 2018/19.

The Villans are short of numbers at the back after relying heavily on the loan market last season.

Axel Tuanzebe and Tyrone Mings (price TBC) have returned to their parent clubs, having ended the season as Villa’s first-choice centre-half pairing.

James Chester (£4.5m) was a regular before February but didn’t play in his side’s final 20 fixtures and has since admitted that the knee injury that sidelined him is one he will have to manage for the rest of his career.

Dean Smith has recruited Kortney Hause and Matt Targett (£4.5m) already, which will dent Neil Taylor‘s (£4.5m) first-team chances at left-back.

Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.5m), who scored two goals and registered eight assists last season, is perhaps the pick of Villa’s defenders from a Fantasy perspective but Smith will surely reinforce the right-back position this summer too after the departure of Alan Hutton.

El Mohamady has already scored twice for Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations but will arrive back to the Midlands late in pre-season as a result of his involvement in the tournament.

You can read much more detailed reports on these three teams’ defensive options in the articles linked below.

READ MORE: Our guide to Norwich City defenders
READ MORE: Our guide to Sheffield United defenders
READ MORE: Our guide to Aston Villa defenders

Top-Half Assets

Ruben Vinagre made only seven league starts in 2018/19

Three of the ‘non-big six’ sides who finished in the top half last season have defenders available at £4.5m but they are a mixed bag at best.

Caglar Soyuncu and Wes Morgan (both £4.5m) will likely be backup options to Harry Maguire (£5.5m) and Jonny Evans (£5.0m), although the two Manchester clubs are said to be circling around Maguire this summer.

Christian Fuchs (£4.5m) won’t see much game-time, meanwhile, with new recruit James Justin (£5.0m) able to deputise at left-back should Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) pick up an injury.

Romain Saiss and Ruben Vinagre (both £4.5m) are two cut-price options at Wolves.

Vinagre, in particular, would appeal should there be an injury picked up by Matt Doherty (£6.0m) or Jonny (£5.5m).

Saiss played at both centre-half and central midfield last season, although was never a ‘nailed’ prospect in either position and made only 12 starts.

All of West Ham’s defenders apart from Aaron Cresswell (£5.0m) are available at £4.5m or less.

Their cut-price availability is for good reason, though: only relegated Huddersfield and Fulham kept fewer clean sheets than the Hammers (seven) last season, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side shipping 55 goals in the process.

Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena (£4.5m) would appear to be the first-choice centre-back pairing, with Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5m) next in line.

Balbuena had more efforts in the box than any of his teammates last season, despite only making 23 appearances due to injury.

Uncertainty over the full-back positions dents the appeal of Arthur Masuaku, Pablo Zabaleta, Ryan Fredericks (all £4.5m) and Cresswell, although Fredericks is surely the long-term right-back solution with Zabaleta turning 35 midway through next season.

All of Everton’s defenders are priced at £5.0m and above.

Eagles and Magpies

Jamaal Lascelles has dropped in price having failed to find the net last season

Of the sides we have not yet discussed, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are the two who had the best defensive records in the Premier League last season based on goals conceded (48 and 53) and clean sheets registered (11 and 12).

Rafael Benitez’s exit and Newcastle’s awful opening run of fixtures is an immediate turn-off, however.

Uncertainty over their new manager’s preferred personnel and formation also abound, although Jamaal Lascelles looks the pick of the bunch at £4.5m.

Javier Manquillo and the injured DeAndre Yedlin (both £4.5m) will do battle again for the right-back slot, while the likes of Florian Lejeune, Paul Dummett, Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark (all £4.5m) offer Benitez’s replacement – if not Fantasy managers – plenty of options at centre-half.

Matt Ritchie (£5.5m) and Fabian Schar (£5.0m)’s increased goal and assist threat has seen those two players priced higher, with Ritchie a possible ‘out of position’ asset to watch in 2019/20.

Joel Ward and Scott Dann (both £4.5m) were very much backup options at Selhurst Park last season and only deputised in their respective positions when injuries mounted.

Hodgson will surely look to reinforce his defence over the summer following Wan-Bissaka’s departure, with Ward no doubt hoping that Palace draw a blank in the transfer market as he appears to be next in line at right-back.

Dann will be primed for a start in Gameweek 1 should Mamadou Sakho and/or James Tomkins (£5.0m) fail to recover from injury but his long-term Fantasy appeal isn’t great.

The Rest

Lewis Dunk has remained at £4.5m in FPL this season but Shane Duffy’s price has risen

Watford were the only club not to keep a clean sheet in the final 12 Gameweeks of the season and conceded more big chances than any other team in that time.

Interest in the Hornets’ backline may be lukewarm, then, although matches against Brighton, West Ham and Newcastle appeal in the opening four Gameweeks.

The sheer number of defenders available to Javi Gracia (there are ten listed in FPL) is off-putting, while the two who may offer the best chance of attacking returns – Craig Dawson and Jose Holebas – will cost £5.0m.

Craig Cathcart (£4.5m) did score three goals from centre-half and made more top-flight appearances than any of Watford’s defenders last season but faces competition for his place from Adrian Mariappa, Christian Kabasele (both £4.5m), Dawson and, to a lesser extent, Prodl.

Adam Masina (£4.5m) was mostly a backup to Holebas in 2018/19 while Daryl Janmaat and Kiko Femenia (both £4.5m) interchanged at right-back – if one of those two can nail down a starting spot ahead of Gameweek 1 then they may stoke modest interest, given their attacking mindsets.

Bournemouth and Southampton’s home fixtures interchange perfectly this season and each south coast club have defensive options available at £4.5m.

Southampton centre-backs Maya Yoshida, Jack Stephens and Jan Bednarek (all £4.5m) scored only one goal between them last season, however, while only Huddersfield kept fewer clean sheets than the Saints in the 23 matches that Hasenhuttl oversaw.

Bournemouth duo Simon Francis and Charlie Daniels (both £4.5m) are currently recovering from long-term knee injuries so fellow full-backs Lloyd Kelly and Adam Smith (both £4.5m) may well be in line to start in Gameweek 1.

The pair registered only three attacking returns between them last season, however.

The Cherries’ first seven fixtures are among the best in the division although they have never been a defensively sound side: Eddie Howe’s troops have conceded at least 60 goals in each of their four seasons in the Premier League, with 2018/19’s tally of 70 goals against their worst ever in the top flight.

Somehow, though, they kept ten clean sheets last season.

Chris Mepham is another option at £4.5m but will have to oust Nathan Ake or Steve Cook (both £5.0m) at centre-half first.

Burnley are another club who can be paired in a rotation: the Clarets’ home fixtures dovetail neatly with Aston Villa’s.

Phil Bardsley and Matthew Lowton (£4.5m) will tussle for the right-back slot but offer little in the way of attacking threat, while Kevin Long (£4.5m) will again provide backup at centre-half.

Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) is a possible prospect from Gameweek 5 onwards, with the Burnley left-back – an ever-present in 2018/19 – ranking joint-seventh among FPL defenders for completed crosses last season.

Those crosses only translated into one assist, however, so his low price tag is warranted.

Brighton, who fare well on our Season Ticker in the opening half-dozen Gameweeks, complete our look at budget defenders.

Shane Duffy has risen to £5.0m following his five-goal campaign in 2018/19, leaving Lewis Dunk as the stand-out option in the £4.5m bracket.

Dunk himself registered three attacking returns last season but a lack of clean sheets (only seven for Brighton) meant that he again failed to crack the 100-point mark in FPL.

Deputy centre-halves Matthew Clarke and Leon Balogun are also available at £4.5m.

Full-back rotation was rife last season, with not one of Martin Montoya, Bernardo or Gaetan Bong (all £4.5m) making more than 24 starts or registering more than one assist each.

Graham Potter’s arrival could change the landscape at the Amex, of course, with the former Swansea boss bringing a more attack-minded mindset to the south coast.

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  1. What are your Man City plans?
    Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    BREAKING: Manchester City have activated the €70M release clause of Atletico Madrid’s Rodri.

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

      Cool. Dunno why it took 'em so long.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Makes city defenders appealing

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Ederson
      Walker Stones Laporte Mendy
      Silva Fernandinho KDB
      Bernardo Aguero Sterling

      Bravo
      Danilo Otamendi ????? Zinchenko
      Gundogan Rodri Foden
      Mahrez Jesus Sane

      Sell: Mangala, Delph

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Can't see Silva being first choice this season

    4. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Should have Bilva play further up the pitch, yes?

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 8 hours ago

        First name on my team sheet after I saw his price.. This makes it even better 🙂

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 8 hours ago

        It shouldn't have any impact on Bernardo's positioning.

        Rodri is a holding midfielder, a lot of similarities to Busquets, so is competing with Fernandinho, and to an extent Gundogan.

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

          That's right. He'll simply ease an ageing Fernendinho out.

    5. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Not surprising

      Thinking this just means old Fernandinho has stiff competition

    6. Ole's at the wheel
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 6 hours ago

      Ndombele was 2nd on their list. Now we know why spurs were so keen on signing and paying his asking

    7. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 5 hours ago

      We have to be careful with City.

      It's so tempting to pick their players for cover, when often it's not for the best.

      For example, a 4.5 or 5.0 keeper (most likely) represents better value than Ederson, but Ederson is so tempting because we want to fill the City slots

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 1 hour ago

        Which of the cheap keepers will be the best though? Some will have great value, but many won't. We'll only know in hindsight, so Ederson's the safe bet.

    8. bex70y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 13 hours ago

      Who thinks Mendy will make a return?

    9. 2right
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      As simple as it sounds, I think pep values team spirit above all else: and team spirit is defined by individuals willingness to follow orders: clearly defined roles/expectations and you’re dropped when you play/act selfishly: example Mahrez start of last season

      What it means: I’d say Bilva will continue to be rewarded by pep for his unflinchingly unselfish play: reward will be a more crucial more-attacking role

      That’s the theory with result: buy Bilva

      Most of the rest are subject to rotation so I’m not so sure about other picks

  2. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    That was a really bleak read

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

      Moral of the story is - at the back go big or go home.

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

      Even bleaker to write.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 8 hours ago

        Haha. I can only imagine

  3. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    Thoughts on wan B?

    Unites cant do worse than last year and he is a magnet bap.

    Is it worth picking him up firstly comparing him with his teammates and secondly comparing him with the other 5.5 lads (liverpool's city's) defenders which still dont know who's nailed.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      United are bending over this season avoid whilst he’s that expensive

    2. No Professionals
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Wouldn't touch him with a barge pole at that price in that team

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      If they buy a decent central defender then maybe... But he rarely gets any attacking returns so 5.5 is a quite a lot in my opinion.

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

        To be fair, he had an impotent Palace front line to aim at. He used to be a striker and looks exciting carrying the ball up the pitch. With better players ahead of him, he could deliver a good few assists. Potentially, he's kind of like TAA but not as good.

        1. No Professionals
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 8 hours ago

          Kind of like him in that he's a young English right back. Playing styles are very different.

        2. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks for the information, didn't know that. If he also is good in going forward he can be a really exciting signing for United as he is really great in defending.

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      He can't save the United defence on his own, but if they get Maguire too, they might look okay. Still need a couple more incomings to look a viable prospect so I'm not looking at any United assets yet, but if all sorts of things change, AWB could be an option for someone.

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Until United sign some quality in midfield, I'm not going near them.

    6. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      He's an important piece in real life but I can't see him being a huge FPL player from the start. I'll wait

    7. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      The price is the reason not to combined with United.....

      It's a shame as the guy was the ultimate trophy FPL beast but it doesn't look to be for this season from an FPL perspective

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 6 hours ago

        OGS plays also more attacking football than Jose. So that alone is a big risk. Yet if they sign good defending defs and he gets more attacking role there is 10% chance that he might become an option imo

  4. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    Afternoon all

    Been a while!

    Please rip this early draft to shreds

    Ryan - Heaton

    Roberston - Mendy - Digne (Diop/Bednarek)

    Mane - Richarlison - Zaha - Felipe A (Hayden)

    Aguero - King - Deloufeu

    1. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Don’t like the Mane or Richarlison picks.

      Don’t like the Anderson pick.

      Not sure whether Mendy has his place locked down.

      Small question marks over Heaton’s place.

      1. Kanchelskis
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 8 hours ago

        Think Stupid Sexy Flanders summed it all up.

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Richarlison normally starts well and then fades away, Anderson one to consider, as last season he became unstoppable around November/December, WH fixtures look good to start with and are also good around Boxing Day through to Jan...
      Mendy unknown until pre-season and i would definately rather see Salah over Mane

    3. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      I would consider Yarmalenko ahead of Anderson tbh if I wanted a Hammers midfielder...

      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Ah yes good shout thanks. Is he fully fit again?

    4. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Being honest your team reads like a team that is deliberately trying to pick the alternatives to the popular players from the key teams (Mané vs Salah, Rich vs Siggy, Mendy vs Laporte). Of course this may just purely be a 'needs must' approach to afford Kun up top but it seems too risky and damaging to the overall team imo.

      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah probably true of Mane (purely as a cost saving)

        However I genuinely prefer Rich over Siggy given the way he usually starts the season.

        Will have to keep an eye on Mendy pre season to see if he is first pick or not. Started off v well last season.

  5. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    GW1 BB team 2.0

    Guaita (Heaton)
    TAA VVD Trippier
    Salah Moura Zaha Fraser
    Deulo King Barnes
    (Holebas Brooks Digne)

    any thoughts? Digne could be Mendy I guess
    Fraser/Brooks/Deulo/Barnes seem the spots most up for grabs

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Having no MCI attack in an opening week vs WHU is asking for trouble imo.

      I get the idea of BB in GW1 as 'why not' - but they don't look an optimal set of fixtures to maximise it

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Tottenham, Bournemouth & Liverpool all play the promoted teams, with good fixtures for the cheaper forwards - think it looks good, and unless City go mental it won't be a problem (no-one will be captaining them either)

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Fair enough. I guess you can’t have everyone!

          I’m personally still wary re TOT assets after last season’s shaky FPL performances

  6. No Professionals
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    B Silva or Sigurdsson?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Gylfi

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Siggy

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm leaning towards Siggy at the moment.
      I think if you didn't have one of Sterling or Kun and were planning on having something like a KDB, Bilva double up instead then it could make sense.

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 24 mins ago

      Both

  7. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    Which one looks better?
    A Sterling, Mane, Wilson
    B Fraser, Salah, Aguero

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
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      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Which do you prefer?

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 8 hours ago

        Edging towards B but would mean also downgrading Ake to Smith

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 8 hours ago

          The more expensive one normally wins.

          1. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            What do you mean?

            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              B costs more than A. When both cost the same, the question is better. Comparing an apple and an orange where the orange costs more.

              1. Scotty B
                • 7 Years
                16 days, 8 hours ago

                There is only 0.5 in it which is why I would have to downgrade Ake to a 4.5 defender with great opening fixtures...you are now going to let me know who that player is 🙂

                1. Slouch87
                  • 3 Years
                  16 days, 8 hours ago

                  Try something novel. Work it out for yourself.

                2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  16 days, 8 hours ago

                  In August, it will be obvious. In July, it's futile.

          2. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            Sane price but B for me..

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 22 mins ago

      50-50. Slightly B

  8. YEAH PITCH!
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Anyone going 3x City and 3x Liverpool?

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 8 hours ago

        Quite a few, harder to find 3 City that Pool though.

        1. YEAH PITCH!
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            Agreed. Think KDB and B.Silva will do well this season.

            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              Perhaps, not interested in either until maybe the Community Shield.

              1. YEAH PITCH!
                  16 days, 8 hours ago

                  Big Sterling fan?

                  1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    16 days, 8 hours ago

                    I know the not owning Sterling feeling.

            2. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 6 hours ago

              Sterling, Ederson, Laporte, KdB?

          • xiMoxiee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            the majority i'd assume

            1. xiMoxiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              but yeah, city assets are much more uncertain

              1. YEAH PITCH!
                  16 days, 8 hours ago

                  Very true. High risk, high reward.

            2. No Professionals
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              Currently on Salah, TAA, VVD, KDB, Bilva and zinchenko. Waiting on Zinchenko obvs.

            3. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              Everyone?
              Here's a better question - who's going 3xLiverpool and 3xCity AT THE BACK?
              Ans: ME!

              1. Marmalade Forest
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 3 hours ago

                ...gives up by GW4 when they score 20 goals and concede in each

            4. Kanchelskis
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              Have been on most drafts so far. 3 Liv is straightforward, but which 3 City much trickier.

            5. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 21 mins ago

              Probably. Getting money for third City is the problem for me.

          • HUATSHOOTER
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            Ederson button
            Taa vandijk digne ake kelly
            Siggy salah zaha kante hayden
            Aguero king ings

            Rate my team?

            1. Kanchelskis
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              Ings is sadly made of glass, but if you can have him for a spell he is fit then super.

              1. HUATSHOOTER
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 8 hours ago

                But other thAn that overall looking ok ?

                1. Kanchelskis
                  • 1 Year
                  16 days, 8 hours ago

                  Bournemouth can't defend so not keen on Ake even with decent fixtures, but on the other hand he is linked with both Spurs and City which would make him a must have. Assuming he doesn't go, I'd ditch Ederson and Ake for 4.5 keeper and betetr defender and use .5 to get Ings up to Jota or Delo.

            2. Tomerick
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Adams over Ings in my eyes. Much better injury record and is about as eager as you can get to prove himself.

          • ehg
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            Really simple one, apologies if it's been asked a million times before. I've got 13m for a pair of Pool & City defenders, do I go for:

            A. VVD & Laporte
            B. TAA / Robertson & Walker / Mendy (and if so which ones)

            A offers security of starts, B extra attacking potential at the expense of rotation risk. Leaning towards A but not 100% sure.

            1. Latch86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              B. Without Moreno there's very little LB coverage for Robertson so seems fairly nailed on. Track pre-season but seems like Zinchenko may be ahead of Mendy now and likely to offer greater attacking returns than Walker.

            2. pokern1nja09
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              B, as long as you have a reasonable bench.

            3. Kanchelskis
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              TAA and Mendy have highest potential. Robbo perhaps more nailed. Walker not much in the way of attack and rumours City after another right back in Joao Cancelo so maybe dullard A as things stand.

            4. CROCosta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              B Robbo+Walker for me

          • Latch86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            First draft... thoughts? (Aware bench is v weak.)

            Ryan
            Robertson | Zinchenko | TAA | Digne
            Salah (C) | Pereyra | Sigurdsson | Sterling
            Deulofeu | King

            Subs: Gunn | Calvert-Lewin | Dendoncker | Kelly

            I'm quite interested in seeing Batshuayi's price once added. If Chelsea's transfer ban remains in place and Bat stays there (and priced around the same mark as last season), he could be good option IMO.

            1. Kanchelskis
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              Zinchenko greta if first choice. Pereyra blows hot and cold. Wouldn't bother with DCL, particularly as a sub.
              Agree about Bats.

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 8 hours ago

                Sky reporting that Angelino has had his release clause activated too;

                https://www.skysports.com/transfer/news/12691/11755945/manchester-city-to-re-sign-angelino-from-psv

                1. Kanchelskis
                  • 1 Year
                  16 days, 8 hours ago

                  My gut feeling on that is that it is bad news for Mendy rather than Zinchenko, but who knows...

            2. Warby84
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              In my Defence I went for Van Aanholt as my 5.5 and Ederson as keeps, not sure about Zinchenko till pre-season.. Cheap attack means it will be very hard to get in a premium if they start firing..

          • CBN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            Content next level so far this season. Well done team.

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Cheers 🙂

            2. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Thank you!

          • Reddevilz
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            McGinn, Hourahane or Grealish?

            1. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              McGinn

            2. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              Grealish, should do well with key passes and dribbles, he also gets fouled a lot. I'm unsure if Hourihane will be in the starting 11.

              1. Little fekirs
                • 1 Year
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Is Grealish on DFK and pens ?

                1. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  He'll take some free kicks but I'm not sure about pens, probably not.

          • Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            Interesting read. I usually go cheap at the back until first WC, but looks like that will be difficult this year.

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              I do too.. I usually only have one premium, sometimes none; but I've had double pool defence and two more at 5.5 the whole time, so far

            2. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Cheers very much! Aye, I'm not sure I've ever gone with three premium options in defence in GW1 before. Pre-season will throw up a couple of wildcards (not the chip), I'm sure, as it usually does.

          • Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            an excellent summary review - very helpful

            slim pickings but my take is the pick of the bunch consists of: Lascelles, Balbeuna, Diop
            watchlist: Holding, Fredericks, Kiko

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Thanks very much! The likes of Diop and Lascelles would be very interesting if they moved elsewhere over the summer (wouldn't be surprised to see a mini-exodus from NUFC now).

          • Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            With Rodri's release clause activated, Bilva's appeal just got that much bigger.
            Latest draft tinkering on what my team might look like with Bilva in. Thoughts?

            Pickford
            TAA Walker Digne Holebas
            Salah deBruyne B.Silva Sigurdsson
            Firmino Adams

            Triple Pool and triple City and triple Everton.
            Eggs, meet basket.

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

              It's good. Walker could > Mendy or Zinky when we know who's on the opposite flank.

              1. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 8 hours ago

                Exactly. Walker is just a placeholder for the nailed 5.5/6.0 City defender we find in preseason.

            2. Ole's at the wheel
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 6 hours ago

              Why has it made Bilvas prospects brighter? Dont get the Bilva bandwagon!

              1. Luggy10
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                16 days, 3 hours ago

                Exactly what I was thinking, be interesting to hear the reasoning behind this train of thought

                1. Ole's at the wheel
                  • 4 Years
                  15 days, 1 hour ago

                  Rodri def mid so assumptions are that Bilva would play more fwd

          • RED_ARMY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            Rip this apart:

            Heaton - Button
            Coleman - Ake (if Man City transfer true) - El Mohamaddy - Ward - Gibson
            Salah - KDB - Siggy - Zaha - Dendocker
            Kane - Vardy - King

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              Even if Ake will join City I doubt he will play much...

          • How will Leicester line up?
            Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 8 hours ago

            How do you think will Leicester's attack look like with Ayoze joining? 4-3-1-2 formation like in Brendan's LFC and Ayoze with Vardy as forwards?

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              no idea, not a bad shout that

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 8 hours ago

              I was thinking more like a 4-1-4-1
              Vardy up top,
              Maddy on the left, Tielmans and Perez centre, Pereira on the right
              Ndidi anchoring behind.

              1. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Pereira OOP, and James Justin covering RB. Actually feasible, that.

              2. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Perez behind Vardy from what I understand? Or is it some other Perez? I was just thinking that they have really bad wingers and thought Brendan will just use a formation without them. On the other hand they still have quite a lot of decent strikers and midfielders and that's why maybe they will use 4-3-1-2 formation. Then Chilwell and Perreira would be great options as they would provide width and go forward often.

                I guess I have to check how was Leicester playing last season after Rodgers took over because I don't remember frankly speaking.

            3. jomikijiq
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Ndidi
              Barnes/Gray, Tielemans, Maddison, Perez
              Vardy

              1. The Tinkerman
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 6 hours ago

                As a lifelong city fan this is what I’m expecting

            4. Warby84
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              So is pereira worth a punt at 6m??
              Haven’t seen any team with Pereira in it?

              1. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                If he nails an OOP spot, 100% yes.

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Thing is, for the same price you get Digne.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  My thoughts are quite similar - It’s a real quirk (/error?) in the pricing that for the same price as Perreria/Doherty you get Digne... for 0.5 less you can get Coleman... for 0.5 more you can get VVD or Laporte... and for 1.0 more you get Robbo or TAA...

            5. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Schmeichel
              Pereira Evans Maguire Chilwell
              Ndidi Tielemans
              Perez Maddison Barnes
              Vardy

              Ward
              Amartey Soyuncu Morgan Fuchs
              Albrighton Choudhury Mendy Ghezzal
              Gray
              Iheanacho

            6. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              They don’t have someone good enough to act as the sterling role, that’s the only piece missing really. I still think they will sign a right winger like Bowen leaving Perez as vardy’s back up

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Yep I agree. The part about buying right winger also looks very probable.

            7. Markus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              16 days, 6 hours ago

              I'd perhaps wrongly assumed it would be 4231, full backs providing width, perez/maddison/tielemans (h Barnes as sub/backup) in behind Vardy.

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

                No, you might be right. But the team news graphic on this site has a 4-1-4-1 for GW38.

                1. Markus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  16 days, 5 hours ago

                  Yeah that looks like how they were setting up. Perez played on the right of a middle 4 for Newcastle so that role in a more advanced 4 for Leicester would make sense. That's some attacking lineup with tielemans and fullbacks too, could see high scorelines at both ends of the pitch. Certainly expect them to be best of non top 6 goals scored

            8. AzzaroMax99
              • 2 Years
              15 days, 4 hours ago

              Not great, not terrible 😀

            9. applebonkers
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              15 days, 33 mins ago

              3411 hopefully, they have the perfect side for it imo

              1. applebonkers
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                15 days, 32 mins ago

                or 3421 if rodgers decides to go maverick with 11 players...

                guess lots depends on maguire's future

          • Worsle90
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Any love for this?

            Ryan, (Button)
            Mendy, TAA, Digne, (Lascelles, Kelly)
            Mané, Sterling, KDB, Zaha, (Dendoncker)
            DCL, Giroud, King

            1. LFC4EVER
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Yes! This looks really solid!

              1. Worsle90
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Cheers bud

            2. LFC4EVER
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              But does it add up financially?

          • No Kane No Gain
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            A) Lloris, VVD, Zaha, Sterling
            B) Ryan, Robertson, B Silva, KDB

            1. CROCosta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              A

            2. Ole's at the wheel
              • 4 Years
              15 days, 1 hour ago

              A easy,

          • donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Another well written article - well done gents.

            My big conundrum at the moment is that there are too many potentially great mid-range FWD and MID options which are giving me my selection headache. I'm talking the likes of :

            FWD: Jimi, King, Wilson, Jota (and to a lesser extent: Deulo, Giroud, DCL)
            MID: Zaha, Siggy, Bilva, Maddison, Fraser (and to a lesser extent: Moura, Mili and Rich)

            I am fairly settled that a 4-4-2 is my starting shape of choice given the wealth of good defenders with attacking potential but wanting to keep balance.

            Ryan
            Robbo, VVD, Laporte, Digne
            Salah, Sterling, XXXX, XXXX
            XXXX, XXXX
            (Button) (Dendo, Kelly, 4.5fwd)

            I'm currently on Siggy, Zaha, King, Jota but any combo of the above options up to £28m seems like it could work.

            I think these are the best based on fixtures and last season form/ points potential but, without the stats-based guidance of the RMT tool to give me a view, I'd be keen to hear any strong arguments for any particular combo for these 4 slots.

            Cheers - sorry ended up being longer than I thought!

            1. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Siggy
              Maddison/Fraser
              Jota
              Adams

              would be my pick for those blanks. .

              1. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Cheers. Adams is an interesting one but I think too risky for me in GW1 over the likes of King who has the form and pens also

                Maddison has been in and out of my drafts - him vs Zaha is a tough one for me

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            A thought on PPG. Those stats seem flawed to me because of appearance points. In practice none of us pick players who are unlikely to get two appearance points. Someone who gets regularly 1 or 0 points will be removed from the squad. The baseline score for a gameweek is 24, not 0. Therefore when calculating ppg we should remove appearance points for each player to get a more realistic representation of what the player offers. Right now because appearance points are factored in, expensive big scoring players seem less valueable than they really are.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              I’m sure someone somewhere has a measurement which strips 4.0 off every player’s price and also removes their appearance points then looks at value on what’s left - it would be quite an interesting metric

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                I was about to write a post about that yesterday but it became too long because I also tried to factor in the point about appearance points. Stripping off 4.0 (or 4.5 for mids and attackers) has the opposite effect on value though, it makes more expensive players less valuable (because suddenly zaha costs 2.5 and KDB costs 5.0, twice as much instead of just ~30% more)

                Taking both those factors into account would be very interesting. I'm not a coder so I would only be able to test in on a few popular picks

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  Yeah I could see something like that starting to grow arms & legs once you get into the thick of it - particularly with trying to factor in some sort of adder to premium players “effective” points as they’re generally (but not always) much more likely to be captained, therefore generally (but not always) contributing significantly more “actual” points to your team’s OR over the course of a season than their cheaper equivalents and closing some of that value gap

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    16 days, 7 hours ago

                    Yes agree. Anyhow it's very interesting and the more I think about it the more sure I am that a more accurate calculation of value is something like (Points minus appearance points)/(price minus baseline price) where baseline price is the lowest price you can pay in that postition to get regular 2 appearance points. So for strikers for instance baseline price wouldn't be 4.5 because none of the 4.5s get appearance points.

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              By extension this also applies to PPM ofc

          • Galza
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Here’s a tough one...

            1) Digne + Salah + Bilva
            2) Coleman + Mane + KDB

            Both cost exactly 26.5 mil...

            1. xiMoxiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              1

            2. No Kane No Gain
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              1

            3. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              1 . No contest

          • LFC4EVER
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Would love your thoughts:

            Lloris - Ryan
            Robertson - Mendy - Colmeman - Valery - A Smith
            Salah - KDB - Siggy - Brooks - Trossard
            Giroud - King - Wesly

            1. Harrypottermus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              16 days, 1 hour ago

              Swap Lloris to Ryan
              Valery and Smith to Mendy and Digne
              Salah and KDB and Brooks and Trossard to Mane and Sterling and Dendoncker and Hayden
              Giroud and Wesly to Vardy and Greenwood

              and then we have the same squad. I think the best value is in premier defenders, Sterling can always run riot and Vardy is the best value striker. Obviously I would like Salah but Mane could well match him.

          • The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Who would you prefer and why?
            A) king
            B) Fraser

            1. CROCosta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              A
              On pens, best value of all attackers

              1. The Overthinker
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Cheers. Thanks for the reply

              2. Harrypottermus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                16 days, 1 hour ago

                I think Vardy will prove to be the best value striker. I am going with “King Vardy” spearheading a 532 formation.

            2. No Kane No Gain
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              A, pens cheaper, better mids in frasers price range

            3. ZICO SENNA
              • 7 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Didn't Wilson take a lot of pens last season? I remember having King and thinking "Yes!", up steps Wilson and did then on afterwards.

              1. The Overthinker
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                I do remember that, and I think it was one off match .

              2. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                He took one at the beggining of the season. The when both of them where at the pitch it was King who was on pens

              3. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                missed one then scored one (King wasn't there that time)

              4. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                It was in GW1. I had Wilson and King. Wilson got fouled, took the penalty himself and missed even though King was on the pitch. 3 points assist + 4 points for goal + whatever bonus points they would have gained plus 2 minus points for penalty miss. probably 12 points down the drain because he didnt let King take it.

                After that King took the penalties.

            4. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              King.

              1. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                On pens and cheaper. Unless Fraser moves.

              2. The Overthinker
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Thank you for the reply

          • No Kane No Gain
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            1) Sterling + £6.5m (double city)
            2) KDB + Bernardo (triple city)

            1. No Kane No Gain
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Sorry, keep thinking Raz is £11m so 1) £5.5M not 6.5

            2. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              It’s a tricky one isn’t it. I’m stuck on it atm but i’m Looking at Siggy over bernardo

              1. No Kane No Gain
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                yes it is, Already got Siggy, prefer him to Bernardo for start.

          • Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Good finish that from England in the end

            1. The Overthinker
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              It's a gettable score.

              New Zealand would have been happy had they restricted England below 280 which was a possibility when Morgan got out.

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Yeah rashid and plunkett dug us out. Archer needs to be on it with the new ball then once we take the pace off I think the game is in our hands

                1. The Overthinker
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  You are really underestimating Williamson and Taylor. If those two spent good time on the pitch, the match could go to the wire.

                  1. The Overthinker
                    • 2 Years
                    16 days, 7 hours ago

                    That being said, I would love a new Zealand victory 😀

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 7 hours ago

                      I can tell 🙂 who do you support?

                      1. The Overthinker
                        • 2 Years
                        16 days, 7 hours ago

                        Indiaaaaaaaaa indiaaaaaaaaaa

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          16 days, 7 hours ago

                          Lol yea fair enough that. Will be interesting to play you guys when you’re trying to win

                          1. The Overthinker
                            • 2 Years
                            16 days, 7 hours ago

                            That can happen only if you qualify 😉

                            1. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              16 days, 7 hours ago

                              🙁

                  2. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    16 days, 7 hours ago

                    Taylor looks out of it but I am wary of Williamson. Getting him in early will be key

                    1. The Overthinker
                      • 2 Years
                      16 days, 7 hours ago

                      Even Guptill can play .

                      But yeah as you said, slow cutters should do the trick for England and early dismissal of Williamson

            2. Worsle90
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Going to be agonisingly close

          • b91jh
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            For anyone who are not having both Salah and Raz (including me), i've just found a good transfer plan (on paper)

            Gw1-4: Salah
            Gw5-11: Raz
            Gw12-21: Salah
            Gw22-27: Raz
            Gw28-31: Salah
            Gw32-38: Raz

            This could prevent most of the big matches and u could enjoy home game against city/liverpool with this rotation.

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Not the worst idea actually

            2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              True - but they rotate nicely as captains for a good while. One of Andy's videos mentioned it

            3. Man Getting Hit By Football
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 6 hours ago

              I like this idea but looking at their fixtures I would make one small change.

              'GW22-27: Raz'
              Gameweeks 25-27 for Man City: tot, WHU, lei
              Gameweeks 25-27 for Liverpool: SOU, nor, WHU

              I think Salah is the better pick for this short period. Not a bad plan otherwise.

          • MysticMac17
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Thoughts on Joe Gomez? Will he be in your team come GW1 if he is first choice in pre season games?

            Current draft with him in it:
            Ederson
            Laporte Gomez TAA Robbo Digne
            Sterling Zaha Sigurdsson
            Kane King

            Subs: Dendoncker, Stephens, Greenwood

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Zero attacking threat for Gomez. Would rather fill it out with TAA, VVD and Salah. I like the team tho

            2. Worsle90
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Just think one of Salah or Mané is essential

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                I think the same.

              2. LFC4EVER
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Have to agree with WORSLE90

          • Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Are we overlooking Richarlison with his outstanding starts of the season? Or maybe 2 seasons is too small sample to draw any conclusions?