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Is it worth paying extra for Wilson over King in FPL?

Callum Wilson (£8.0m) has been handed a significant price rise in Fantasy Premier League ahead of 2019/20 and is now the second-most-expensive FPL forward who doesn’t represent a ‘big six’ club.

The price hike was inevitable after his fine 2018/19 in which he banked 26 attacking returns, more than in his previous three seasons combined.

Wilson’s points-per-match average of 5.6 was beaten by only three other FPL forwards (the £11.0m+ trio) and better than any of his Bournemouth teammates.

While Wilson has been handed a £2.0m price rise, Joshua King (£6.5m) costs exactly what he did 12 months ago.

There’ll be many Fantasy managers, then, who will be seriously considering the cheaper King as their Bournemouth coverage from Gameweek 1 onwards.

Investment in the Cherries’ FPL assets certainly looks appealing from the off, as they face all three promoted clubs and only one of last season’s top four in the opening ten Gameweeks – although matches against Everton and Leicester may prove tricky.

With that in mind, we will run a comparison of the two Bournemouth forwards in this article.

This piece would usually only be available to Members but we are temporarily unlocking it to give non-subscribers an idea of the type of analysis we produce behind the paywall.

The ‘King v Wilson’ idea was proposed by The FPL Physio, FPLFoxy and Man Getting Hit By Football on Twitter and on our site.

2018/19 FPL Data

Overall

PlayerAppsGoalsAssistsPoints per matchDouble-digit haulsBlanks
Wilson29 starts, 1 sub app14125.66/30 (20%)15/30 (50%)
King34 starts, 1 sub app1234.04/35 (11.4%)25/35 (71.4%)

Wilson was, quite simply, a more reliable option than King last season.

Wilson has a reputation for streakiness (six blanks and three double-digit hauls in the last nine Gameweeks an example of that) but banked more returns of ten or more points and blanked on fewer occasions, too.

King’s points-per-match average was some way short of Wilson’s, meanwhile.

Home

PlayerAppsGoalsAssistsPoints per matchDouble-digit haulsBlanks
Wilson15 starts564.81/15 (6.7%)7/15 (46.7%)
King18 starts935.33/18 (16.7%)10/18 (55.6%)

Interestingly, King was more than a match for Wilson at the Vitality Stadium.

The Norway international averaged more points per match than his strike partner and racked up more double-digit hauls.

The difference essentially came down to penalties: four of the five spot-kicks that King scored last season were in home games.

Again, though, Wilson was more consistent, returning in a higher percentage of his home fixtures.

Away

PlayerAppsGoalsAssistsPoints per matchDouble-digit haulsBlanks
Wilson14 starts, 1 sub app966.45/15 (33.3%)8/15 (53.3%)
King16 starts, 1 sub app302.71/17 (5.9%)15/17 (88.2%)

There was no contest between the pair on the road, with King blanking in all but two of his 17 appearances.

Wilson was a rarity among Premier League players in that he was more productive on his travels than on his own patch.

2018/19 broke the trend of recent seasons: King had actually scored more goals away than at home in his previous two campaigns, while the opposite was true of Wilson.

v Non-‘Big Six’ Sides

PlayerAppsGoalsAssistsPoints per matchDouble-digit haulsBlanks
Wilson22 starts, 1 sub app12126.4
6/23 (26.1%)10/23 (43.5%)
King24 starts924.33/24 (12.5%)16/24 (66.7%)

Given that Bournemouth play only one of the ‘big six’ in the first seven Gameweeks, it may pay dividends to analyse their strikers’ form against the also-rans of the Premier League in 2018/19.

Wilson again comes out on top: all bar two of his 26 attacking returns were against sides ranked seventh or below.

The England international registered more double-digit hauls and fewer blanks than King against these opponents.

Wilson v King: Heatmaps

Touch heatmaps for Callum Wilson (left) and Josh King (right) in 2018/19

The heatmaps above underline what we know already about the Bournemouth strike pair in that Wilson tends to be the more advanced of the two (see the average position charts in any number of the Cherries’ games last season).

While Wilson remains fairly central, King has a tendency to drift wide – note the mass of red down each flank and the left in particular.

Wilson v King: Goal Threat

Underlying goal threat statistics for Callum Wilson (left) and Josh King (right) in 2018/19. Most figures given are averages per appearance.

While Wilson has a definite edge, there isn’t a great deal to separate the pair in terms of goal threat.

Their rate of shots is pretty similar, although the better quality of Wilson’s chances (shots in the box, big chances etc) is notable.

Wilson had 15 shots from inside the six-yard box last season (only two players had more), while King had seven.

As we have discussed, Wilson and King were well matched at home in terms of FPL returns.

Wilson was head and shoulders above his strike partner for goals on the road but, looking at the underlying stats only in away matches, King fares well:

Underlying goal threat statistics for Callum Wilson (left) and Josh King (right) in 2018/19 away matches. Most figures given are averages per appearance.

King actually averaged more penalty box touches, shots on goal and efforts from inside the opposition area on the road last season, although Wilson again had a significant advantage when it came to ‘big chances’.

Only five players had more shots from inside the six-yard box than King (five) on the road, one of whom was Wilson (ten).

Wilson v King: Creativity

Underlying distribution statistics for Callum Wilson (left) and Josh King (right) in 2018/19. Most figures given are averages per appearance.

Again, there was little to separate the pair when it comes to creativity.

Their minutes-per-chance created averages were similar, with Wilson having a slight edge when it came to big chances created.

Isolating only away games, King bettered Wilson for almost every underlying distribution statistic apart from the one that matters, of course: actual assists:

Underlying distribution statistics for Callum Wilson (left) and Josh King (right) in 2018/19 away matches. Most figures given are averages per appearance.

Wilson v King: Expected Goal Data

Home Matches
Expected goal involvement data for Callum Wilson and Josh King in 2018/19 home matches.

King’s better FPL record at home last season is played out in his expected goal involvement data above, with both Bournemouth strikers slightly exceeding expectation (xGI deltas of +2.00 and+1.37).

Away Matches
Expected goal involvement data for Callum Wilson and Josh King in 2018/19 away matches.

This is the really interesting one.

Wilson’s xGI on the road was indeed higher than King’s but only by a similar margin that the Norwegian had at the Vitality.

What’s notable is their respective xGI deltas: only Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) ‘overachieved’ more than Wilson (+5.34) in away games last season, while not a single Premier League player underperformed to the same extent as King (-3.39).

That would suggest the gap between their respective FPL returns on their travels (Wilson 15, King three) ought to have been closer.

Wilson’s record with Fraser

Half of Callum Wilson’s goals were set up by Ryan Fraser in 2018/19.

Wilson and Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) made Premier League history last season.

The pair combined for 12 goals in total, with Fraser assisting Wilson on seven occasions and Wilson returning the favour five times.

No other two players have combined for as many goals in a 38-match Premier League season.

Not one of King’s goals was assisted by Fraser.

It would stand to reason that King wouldn’t benefit from the Scotland international’s creativity as much, given that the Norwegian has a tendency to drift over to the same side of the pitch that the left-winger operates from (see the heatmaps).

Fraser’s crosses and passes, then, will generally be of greater benefit to the striker who is more prominent in the centre of the box, i.e. Wilson.

Being supplied by a player who created a staggering 28 big chances last season (nine more than any other Fantasy asset) and fired over more crosses (271) than any other midfielder is obviously an advantage that Wilson has.

Final Thoughts

Joshua King is Bournemouth’s first-choice penalty taker as the Premier League gets ready to roll out VAR for the first time.

A price rise was justified for Wilson after his exploits in 2018/19 but the data suggests he and King aren’t too mismatched in terms of overall attacking potential.

Wilson being the more advanced of the two means he will likely continue to get more ‘big chances’, while his telepathic partnership with Fraser is also a boon.

The fact that he blanked on fewer occasions than King and delivered more double-digit hauls is significant, too.

If the pair were to repeat their points-per-match averages of last season at the prices they are now, Wilson would still win out on the value-for-money metric (points per match divided by price):

PlayerPricePoints Per Match (PPM)PPM/Price
Wilson£8.0m5.60.70
King£6.5m4.00.62

King’s misfortune in having the worst xGI delta of all Premier League players in away games is worth noting, though, and a player of his quality surely won’t ‘underachieve’ to the same extent again.

The Norwegian is also (presumably still) the first choice for penalties at Bournemouth, which could partially compensate for Wilson’s superior threat from open play.

It’s right that Wilson now costs more in FPL but £1.5m is quite the difference this season when we Fantasy managers have to make savings to accommodate the premium options elsewhere.

For those looking at a 5-4-1/4-5-1 with a cheap-ish striker up front, then King certainly fits the bill.

It isn’t just King and Wilson who could ‘cover’ the Bournemouth attack in their opening fixtures, of course.

Fraser delivered more points than either of these two options last season and is available for half a million cheaper than Wilson.

We’ll have more on the Scottish winger over the summer, starting with a Numbers Game piece on Bournemouth next week.

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  1. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    So I'm going both. For first 2 anyway.

  2. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Gotta be King, innit?

    1. Dribbles
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bruvva

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      It really doesn’t. Get what you pay for.

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    All you PL club supporters. Would you take Tielmans, and how much would you be happy for your club to pay?

  4. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who would y'all rather prioritize in your team?

    Siggy or Vardy?

    1. Dribbles
      2 months, 14 days ago

      As a top 100k player i say Siggy.

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Care to share team so I can copy it?

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          *your team

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Sold on this atm. Rotating 4th def in a 442.

          Ederson - 4m
          Robbo - TAA - Digne - ElM - Taylor
          Siggy - Salah - Sterling - Brooks/Perez - Dendonker
          King - Deulofeu - 4.5

          Leaves me 0 itb.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ooh very good.

      3. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        🙂 cute brag

      4. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        oh dear

    2. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Siggy for me too. At least to start with.

  5. Dribbles
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Can someone say who they said was the best pick out of the two i cant be bothered to read it. Thanks.

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      '... i cant be bothered to read it...". OK, thanks for letting us know.

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wilson more points per mil still apparently

      1. Dribbles
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Nice 1 bro

  6. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    How’s this guy looking?

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Digne Trippier Aké
    Salah KDB Siggy
    Kane King

    Button Dendonker Hayden Wickham

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

      One player from the best team in the league seems strange?
      Walker and Coleman over Digne and Trippier?
      Ake is a headache.

  7. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone else worried about not having a premium forward in case one of the premium forwards starts firing? (Kane, Aguero, Auba etc)

    I have Sterling in my team, but I'm actually considering Aguero instead. Only worry is Jesus playing really well during Copa America

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

      Yes this concerns me so I'm starting with Kane, balance of team is so much better.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        you dont need “balance” it isnt a real team you need pts

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

          Balance can mean better players on the bench and less hits which = more points, there's different ways to play the game.

        2. Queenofthestoneage
          2 months, 14 days ago

          THIS

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sterling has the higher ppm and Aguero really excelled at home. I'm not concerned about owning Aguero until GW4.

    3. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      not really. trying to have secure starters and then grab the wc if needed

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      premium mids better value simple as

    5. BananaNose Maldonado
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I used to worry about this, but the truth is that you are only ever two transfers away from altering your structure. I say get in the players you think will score the most points.

  8. statenisland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    No tinkering this year for me. 1st and final draft for me:

    Schmeichel
    Robertson, Laporte, Wan Bis, Ake (Kelly)
    Siggy, Bernardo, Mane, Zaha (Hayden)
    Aguero, Jiminez (Sturridge)

    Thoughts please.

    1. Bocaginge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You should really tinker

    2. BuYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yadda yadda yadda

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      ake wouldnt play much at city

      id want salah or sterling over kun

    4. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Very average. Limited captain choices.

  9. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I still can't believe King hasn't been called up by Southgate!

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

      Haha

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      There’s nor way will he ever be 🙂

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Touche! 😉

    3. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Blimey. Has Southgate defected to Norway?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Running joke from last season on the boards here...(That King wasn't Norwegian and was in fact English). I don't know how it started, but it was funny and lasted for months!

        1. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Blimey, must have missed that one!

  10. Dribbles
    2 months, 14 days ago

    So annoying i have about 10 players on my watchlist but no idea how to look at my watchlist 🙁

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      its right under "all players"

      1. Dribbles
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks for that.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I don't think you're the most improved player.

  11. ninja
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    What players are must have for the start of the season????

    1. Ricky - it doesn't tak…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Kane
      Salah/mane/$terling
      Van dijk
      Siggy
      King

    2. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Not necessarily specific players

      2 from TAA, Roberston and VVD

      1 from Laporte and Ederson

      1 from Digne and Coleman

      Salah

      1 from sterling and KDB

      If KDB, Kane

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        That's actually really well put

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I don't have some of those!!! 😀

          1. jayzico
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            But then you've always opted for a more (admirably) maverick setup Doos.

      2. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        seems quite accurate indeed

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      *Spoonfeed me

  12. PhattyPatty
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    First draft.. Initial thoughts?

    Allison - Button
    Coleman Laporte Tripper - Wan-Bissaka Kelly
    Zaha Perez Sane Ericksen - Hayden
    Aubamayang Giroud Rashford

    Thanks!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      sane and giroud far from nailed

    2. Dribbles
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bro sorry but thats really bad.

    3. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      ok I'll bite:
      wow...first team I've seen without Robbo/VVD/TAA
      and Sane as well 🙂

    4. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wan B is a poor choice too.

  13. Longiss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Heaton
    Robbo Maguire (at Man City) Digne
    Salah Sterling Perez Pereyra Yarmolenko
    Kane King

    Bench full of fodders
    Any thoughts?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      maguire (at city) wont happen and if it does he’ll be rotated

      yarm why

      1. Longiss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I think that if City pays the transfer fee demanded by Leicester he will be a starter

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yarmolenko i very high on my watchlist, but seems a risk putting him in from the start

    3. Yip Jaap Stam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      City aren't interested in harry, so I'm told

    4. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yarm was awesome at the last world cup

  14. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    People expecting Kane to uncharacteristically get off to a fast start this season? Begun seeing him in a fair few teams

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      the 11m price tag makes it interesting...wel done FPL

    2. Lallana
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      For me, he's great value at 11M. Long-term pick for me.

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        think he outscores Aguero over a full season?

        1. Lallana
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He could. Younger, less injury prone, has proved it time after time.

          1. The 5% Team
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            but so did Aguero...who outscored Kane last year by 40 points in same amount of minutes

            Difficult choice this is

            1. Lallana
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              I would say Kane and Salah underperformed last year watching them.

              And Aguero is great but perhaps we'll see more Jesus with how well he's playing for Brazil too.

          2. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Is he actually less injury prone? Has missed quite a few games the last two seasons. That ankle seems to be a recurring problem.

        2. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I'd take him to outscore aguero if they both play the same number of games yeah. Not the same number of minutes though

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah. Will likely take a bite at some point in the season but not sure on starting w him

    3. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Broke his August hoodoo last season. Good decent summer break. Has villa at home first game.

      Have him at the moment, for me it is him and KDB or sterling and Vardy

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yep... that’s the difficulty

  15. Lallana
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    How does this defence heavy team look? Plays as 433.

    Heaton 4.0
    TAA Robertson Coleman Cathcart A. Smith
    De Bruyne Sigurdsson Salah (v) 4.5 4.5
    Kane (C) King Jota

  16. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Sorry to post again but just look at that team. Love me or loath me you've got to give me credit here!

    Alisson
    Walker Ake VVD Laporte Digne
    Salah Siggy Fraser
    King Aguero

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You are unreal

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        And your a pumpkin

      2. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        You're before you start

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I hate grammar police. There is no danger of that

    2. Dribbles
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Dont waste Liverpool spot on GK. Bin Ake, bin Walker swop Kun for Kane then you're set 🙂

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Kane who starts playing in about October? No thanks. Alisson & VVD nailed unless injured for 38 games...not sure why I'd bin Walker

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

          I read somewhere on here Allison is getting a holiday, may not be back for first game so one to monitor

          1. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Mate trust me Alisson will be in goal. Klopp will absolutely no way trust Mignolet even if it is Norwich at home!

    3. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      yes me like 🙂

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Nice one fella. Swap anything?

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Personally not a fan of Walker, so for me it would be Azpi 🙂

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            It’s pointless suggesting such, since this guy is adamant on putting in two city into defence!

          2. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Why not a fan of Walker? 6m nailed City defender who bombs forward. What's not to like?

            1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Do you watch him? He spend more time shoring up midfield than bombing down the flank. He is relatively nailed though tbf to him

    4. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Reasonable. Seen better.

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Id love to see one

    5. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Spending so much at the back I would want TAA and Robertson personally.

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        TAA will be rotated some games trust me. No point getting him and Robertson is currently injured

    6. Queenofthestoneage
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Love it!

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks

    7. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sorry my ass.

    8. MeatPieSausageRoll
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Why do you keep saying see you in 5 weeks and then coming back 10 minutes later to ask us to pick your team some more.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        He must suffer from some type of illness that effects his memory.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I agree. I wonder why he keeps saying see you in 5 weeks and then coming back 10 minutes later to ask us to pick his team some more.

          1. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            See below

        2. Scotty B
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I bet in real life you dont say boo to a goose you pathetic man! Little cyber bully

          1. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I bet in real life you're a goose.

      2. Queenofthestoneage
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Who cares. He loves tinkering. He isnt breaking any rule. Why is everyone bullying him? Be nice guys!

        1. Scotty B
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Ah thanks mate, exactly. What am I doing wrong?! It's a website about fantasy football for God's sake! Thank you

          1. Queenofthestoneage
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Got your back mate. Much love!

            1. Syd.
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Passage?

      3. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Keep? Said it once last night and sent this post Only since do hardly 10 mins later either, try 24 hours. If majority of people would have picked my team from here id have Robbo, TAA, Ederson, Zaha for starters

      4. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        See below

    9. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Similar team to me,

      Ederson
      Robbo TAA Walker Coleman Trippier
      Salah Siggy Sterling Perez
      King

      1. Queenofthestoneage
        2 months, 14 days ago

        7/10

      2. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Very nice although I would go VVD over TAA & Trippier > Digne or Coleman > Digne

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

          TAA probably the most important defender. Ppm insane!

          1. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            He's 20 years old. Klopp will rotate him some games 100%

            1. Queenofthestoneage
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah, with Gomez.

        2. Queenofthestoneage
          2 months, 14 days ago

          This

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Would I be better off Losing a stricker to gain another mid?

    Ederdson,
    Robbo, Virgil, Laporte, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, Zaha
    Deulo, Jota, King

    Button, Dendonk, Romeu, Kelly

    Marks out of 5?

    1. Dribbles
      2 months, 14 days ago

      As a top 100k player, i say no.

      3.9/5

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers looking for set & forget no wasting transfers.

      2. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Why on earth do you keep saying that haha most on here finish inside top 10k!

        1. Queenofthestoneage
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Top 5k actually 🙂

      3. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Top 100k not that impressive tbh

      4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        haha you sound like the fantasy football version of Jon Dahl Tomasson.....

    2. Yip Jaap Stam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Very similar to other teams on here, but good. 4/5

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I’d say there are plenty more options in midfield than up front - only the gems up front really pay out too whereas the additional pointage gained by midfield offsets the irregularity of gains for budget options

    4. Queenofthestoneage
      2 months, 14 days ago

      How crucial is Salah+Sterling.
      Downgrade Sterling to Siggy and upgrade attack

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        First two names on team sheet.

  18. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Couple of options. Thoughts/changes at this point?
    1
    Heaton 4.0
    Robertson TAA Digne Mendy Kelly
    Salah KDB Sigurdsson Jorginho Dendoncker
    Vardy Deulofeu King

    2
    Heaton 4.0
    Robertson TAA COLEMAN LAPORTE Kelly
    Salah STERLING Sigurdsson Jorginho Dendoncker
    King Deulofeu *6.5*?

    Full teams given for context. Any changes to either? And while I’m at it, thoughts on Ndombele for Spurs?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      2, Salah & Sterling don’t think I want a team without these two, rank killers if they continue as previous years.

    2. Crazygopher
      2 months, 14 days ago

      2 and play 4 4 2
      Upgrade jor to milli/zaha. Down grade 6.5 to 4.5 and change Dendoncker to stephens first on bench

    3. Lallana
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      People aren't sure Mendy will start

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        We are now. We are sure that he won't. Some sort of injury. Apparently.

  19. Woyofthewovers66
    2 months, 14 days ago

    A or B out of these:

    A) Sterling and Vardy
    B) KDB and Aguero

    Have no other city assets so favouring B (I don’t feel that 1 city attacker is sufficient). Rest of my team is:

    Ryan
    VVD / TAA / Digne
    Mane / Perez / Brooks
    King / Deulofeu

    Button / Balbuena / Stephens / Kelly

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

  20. Crazygopher
    2 months, 14 days ago

    A Coleman fraser
    B Walker milli/zaha

  21. Lallana
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Any 4.0M defenders likely to start?

    1. Crazygopher
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Kelly if palace don't bring in a right back

      1. Lallana
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        cheers, will monitor

      2. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ward is likely to cover RB, as he did last season. Kelly only covered at CB.

  22. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    DenDoncker start percentage?

    1. Crazygopher
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Rather go for stephens (Bri)
      Dendoncker in Europe

  23. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    We wait so long for the game to launch.. now the wait for GW1 seems an eternity away

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      haha so true

      but only a week or so until preseason right. Although Everton has a preseason game this weekend I believe

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        True that! Hopefully it unearths some gems.. but not too many that it rips our teams apart !

    2. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Ikr xD
      Feels like it's in a loop and days to gw1 are not reducing at all

  24. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Current defence: TAA Robbo Digne 5.5 / Kelly

    Looking for that 4th spot, and unsure on who to pick. Who would you go for from AWB, Trippier or Coleman?

    1. Lallana
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Went Coleman myself. Good ppg last year, good fixtures, might get more attacking returns

      I think if United get a good CB like Maguire, AWB looks good.

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Utd's fixtures aren't that bad either. He is tempting me.

        1. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Prefer Shaw to AWB - good members article about them somewhere. Massive difference! And that's even with AWB keeping more clean sheets at Palace than Shaw did at Man U.

    2. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Trippier imo, think he is being overlooked. Or go for 2x4.5s and get rid of the 4.0.

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Don't know how nailed Trippier is, that's the only thing putting me off. He's probably the best 5.5 on offer though otherwise.

        1. Goodish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          True, but you must have a 4.5 mid to come in for him. Personally I’m making sure I have a playing 4.5 defender to cover him when he’s rotated

    3. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Azpi

      1. Goodish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        He’s 6.0

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      AMN

  25. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Arnie doing one to China, just announced, thank the lord.

  26. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Arnie passes medical ahead of Shanghai move

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      *waves, goes back to glass of Soave*

  27. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I am a huge fan of Trippier. BUT, their GOOD fixtures are HOME fixtures, and they have Citeh away. So, for me, it is Kane or nothing.

    1. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I have both currently. I have Diop on the bench and West Ham’s fixture are good after week 1 so Trippier can be benched for his more difficult games if I’m not confident.

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        OK.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Kankles isn’t worth the investment due to the lack of options up front when he inevitably gets injured again - I realise he may score well whilst fit but when trying to limit unnecessary transfers I don’t see the appeal in throwing cash up front any more with so many options in midfield

  28. Lebowski85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    She's looking good to me!

    Pickford
    VVD Robbo Laporte A Smith
    Salah KdB Perez
    Kane Giroud King

    4.0 Stephens Mendy Kelly

    1. Queenofthestoneage
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Picky. Smith. Perez. Giroud. No thanks.

      1. Lebowski85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I guarantee Giroud will be in the template within about 2 weeks of pre season.

        Perez yes, but for his value there isn't much better.

        Same for Smith...until a bandwagon emerges

      2. Lebowski85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Althogh those 3 are certainly the most likely to change

  29. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    If only room for 1 then who?
    A) Aguero
    B) Sterling
    C) KDB

    1. Queenofthestoneage
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Has to be Sterling innit

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B).

  30. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best pick:

    A) Ederson / C. Taylor / El Mohamady / Brooks / Deulofeu

    B) Ryan / Laporte / Kelly / Zaha / DCL

    Thanks guys.