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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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1,089 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SILENTWAR
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Best option for 6.5 striker? Is it okay to pick both Fraser and King?

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

      With their early fixtures, yeh.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      King & Deulofeu for me.
      Wood is also a great option imo

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I'm starting with King and Deu due to early fixtures.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Yep
          Same here

      2. Sugar Kane
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        You think Deeney isn't going to be better value, on pens etc? Especially with VAR this season?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          NO
          He's old + pathetic RC record !!
          A walking RC imo especially with VAR 😀

    3. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      King and deu for me

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      ^

    5. JRO093
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I am on King and Deeney to start...

  2. Sporting Lion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    What order would you put these players in for a draft league? Regular FPL scoring.

    Salah
    Sterling
    Mane
    Aguero
    Kane
    Aubameyang
    Robertson
    TAA

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah, Sterling, Robertson/Trent, Mane, Kun, Kane, Aubameyang

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

        This is a draft league. Value isn't a thing. Pool defenders should be a lot further down that list

    2. Ekip
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      In a draft league, you have to prioritise strikers as there aren’t many and you can end up with dross otherwise. There are more than enough good midfield and defender options to pick in later rounds. I’d use the first 3 picks to get forwards.

      1. Sporting Lion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Good point on forwards. I get 4th and 5th pick. Hope to get 1 mid and 1 fwd but 3 picking ahead of me may take all 3 big mids.

      2. Fring
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        this.

  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Bottomed
    KDB+Vardy or Sterling+Jota?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      umm... Sterling and Jota

    2. Sporting Lion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling for the captaincy option. KDB+Vardy could both be big this season though.

    3. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      KDB and Vardy.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Raz Jota (though i love Vardy pick)

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

    When will figures on RMT (Build my team) gets updated?
    Any idea?

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Next week apparently.

  5. ninja
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Best 4.5m gk
    Best 4m defender
    Best 2 x 4.5m defenders
    Best under 7m mid
    Best under 8m striker

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

      what are your own suggestions?

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      As of now

      Ryan
      Button
      Duffy and 4m
      Gross, Perez
      Deul

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Heaton
      None (?) kelly if any
      Diop Burnley FB
      Zaha/Yarmalenko
      King/Deulofeu

  6. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Morning everyone, I got scared and squeezed Sterling back in!?

    Ederson
    Robertson VVD Laporte Digne Ake
    Salah Sterling Siggy
    King Deulofeu

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

      I think Sterling makes sense over Kun (unless you feel Kun will outscore him obvs)

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        He was on Kane i guess

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

          I just recall he had Kun but no Sterling in a RMT yesterday 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Ohh
            Cool. I'm not that active here anymore 😛
            Might have mixed his team with someone else's team

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      😀
      Like it.
      Except Ake

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Ake for the first two gameweeks looks great.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Leaky Defense at the best.
          Fixtures are awesome though agreed bro 🙂

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

      That looks very decent.

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on Shane Long for bench?

    1. Dribbles
        5 months, 3 days ago

        As a current top 100k ranked player i have to say that is not something i would consider.

        1. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Haha. This again? Not really that impressive.

        2. BDA Shadow
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          probably don't open sentences with that around here.

      • Klein
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Have him right now. Don't think he will get much game time.

      • Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yes.
        He'll be on the bench for Southampton 😉

      • bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        nah

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Gutted that United haven't even tried to sign Tielemans. Hell of a talent !!
      On the counter side, Vardy in my team looks more and more promising now 😮

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Agreed. I’ve held Vardy at the expense of Kane (!) but I really think Leicester will be strong this season.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Same.
          2m cheaper + a great differential © option when we eventually get bored after ©'ing Raz & Mo every week 😀

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Where have you made cuts to squeeze Vardy in?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 3 days ago

              I'm looking at something like:
              Heaton
              Robbo Taa Digne Mendy/Walker Trippier
              Salah Sterling
              Vardy King Deulofeu/wood
              4.0 Donkey 4.5 4.5
              Trippier can be a Midfielder of 6m if i can shave off 0.5 somewhere

              1. Super Saints
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Heaton/Pope worries me there.
                I'd rather Ake than Trippier, will need benching GW2. But Trippier over a 6m mid for sure.
                Has to be Siggy over Vardy with those fixture's

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 3 days ago

                  Vardy is something i just cant neglect 😮
                  Agree with Ake fixtures though
                  Heaton can be Ryan/Henderson too

              2. HollywoodXI
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                That’s my team 🙂

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

        What about this swap deal for Pogba....money and Isco or Bale? Who would you prefer?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Money & Isco if it's possible 😮
          I'd love to see United signing a CB + 2 CM as i want the dabber to leave + a pure out an out Striker after Lukaku gets his wish to play for best manager in the world at Inter (in his opinion 😛 )

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

          Bale, Sanchez, Martial, new lad James all vying for the same position? Would be madness.

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

      Rate my template! I mean team!

      Ryan (Button)
      TAA VVD Digne (Kelly, Diop)
      Mane Sterling KDB Zaha (dendonkey)
      Delo King DCL

      not particularly enarmoured with GK choice, Zaha is more of a 7.0 placeholder because I'm not sure I want him, DCL is not ideal. Originally had Salah/Siggy/Jota over Mane/KDB/DCL.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I currently have Moura for around the same price as Zaha.
        Same problem I want Mane Sterling Siggy and KDB but looks like one of Siggy or KDB is where it has to give. Based on fixtures going Siggy for now. Hope KDB does not do well early doors because if it does his price will rocket up immediately.

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Hello sir. Moura is interesting, especially if Eriksen leaves (and with Son suspended for the first two).

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Eriksen leaving would be a HUGE blow to spurs attacking play imo

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Hello BB 🙂
        I'd pick up Mo Siggy Jota(Wood can work too) over those 3.
        KDB is not worth risk imo with such Injury stung last season. (I've learnt it the hard way after watching him getting Injured in the dgw last season to see Eriksen hauling whom i swapped KDB for)

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          KDB can be in the team after some games under his belt though

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

          Hey buddy! Are you well?
          Still early days. I would politely disagree on KDB being worth the risk...I also had him for the DGW injury. We have pre season and the charity shield to see if he looks back to full fitness. If he scores a brace in that game...he'll be in everyone's team. Including yours 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            I'm great 🙂
            Hopefully your doing great too !!
            I'm going to avoid KDB till he's completely match fit.
            I hate it when i get onto a Injury prone bandwagon 😀
            I'm looking to go big on defense at start this season.
            523/433 atm

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

        I think I prefer your original three.

    4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Jota or Deulofeu?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Deulofeu until Wolves are in Europe

      2. nisag17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I think fixtures and Europa involvement make Jota less appealing.

    5. BDA Shadow
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Do we think Perez is going to take up his familiar second striker role in a front two at Leicester, similar to how they operated with Okazaki back in the day?

      1. nisag17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Preseason will reveal everything.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        BR plays 433 though right ?
        I'm intrigued about it too.
        OR Can it be a Saurez & sturridge kind of season again ??

        1. BDA Shadow
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          God could you imagine 50-odd goals between them. If only.
          I'm very excited to see them play however it is.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Yep
            Cheapish double too (if in form) !!

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

              There's every chance. Vardy+Perez looking very nice, but then again Tielemans should sign up and steal his thunder in a few days.

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Yeah.
                Exciting times for Foxes fans & us fpl managers

    6. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Was Trippier taking set pieces with Eriksen in the team towards the end of the season? Is he first choice RB with Aurier injured?

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Preseason will reveal everything.

        1. BDA Shadow
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          😉

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          😀

        3. nisag17
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          🙂

          1. BURNS
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

    7. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Any chance drinkwater could get sometime in this Chelsea side now. Most exciting at 4.5 if he could

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Go Drink Some Water !!
        😛

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Trying to drink some wate from the bottom of the barrel 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Let me know if you find any 😉

      2. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        That's a hard no.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Fair enough clutching at straws for a drink.

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Bottoms up!

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

        Frankie says he's going to give him a fair crack in pre-season. He'll have to dislodge prolly Jorginho though.

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

      Henderson to Sheffield Utd looking more likely!

      Apparently he posted on Twitter “see u soon” to blades fans then Quickly deleted it

      This finally would give a(relatively) exciting 4.5 GK option

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah.
        I've seen comments here that they are going to get a beating though 😮
        That's why I'm looking at Heaton atm

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

          I’d actually be ok backing him to match or exceed Ederson & Allison on value - a bold prediction!!

          He’ll need about 130 points to do that

          Apps = 35*2 = 70
          CS’s = 8 * 4 = 32
          Save points = 35
          Baps = 10
          Deductions = -15
          Prediction = 132 / 4.5 = 29.3 PPM

          Ederson prediction = 180 / 6.0 = 30 PPM
          Allison prediction = 180 /6.0 = 30 PPM

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            😮
            That is a great perspective.
            It also add a chance to sign an outfielder of two best teams in the Prem too !!
            Thank you for that mate

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

              Yeah I think I’m actually being somewhat conservative on Henderson’s returns, and have increased both Allison & Ederson’s points predictions above what they scored last season...bump henderson’s Points up by 10 and the two lads’ down by 10 and it looks even better

              So there does look to be a strong case for young Hendo - if he gets he move

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 3 days ago

                He should tbh
                No chance he'll displace DDG this season (at least with transfer talks)
                He should go to the team he loved playing last season and improve more

          2. Markus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            I'd be surprised is allison/ederson hit 180, but think you need to rethink value slightly as I'd pay 1.5m for an additional 50 points any day. Value calculations aren't absolute ie ppm, it comes down to once you've got all the best value players (probably about 90m team) how much an extra points per million you can get, and that's much closer to 20. On that basis I think you're probably looking at 165 points for ederson and so would want over 135 for Henderson to be the best option. I think he can get close to that, 8/9 clean sheets, 1/2 penalty saves and more save/bonus points than average. It is harder to 'pick winners' at low value but Henderson has all the traits to overachieve

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

              I suppose it’s all down to where you want that 1.5m - do you want it getting 40/50 extra points with Ederson over a good 4.5, or do you want it further up the pitch

              I’m still undecided but am going with a huge back 5 and Salah, Sterling, Vardy king in front of them, so a 4.5 keeper allows me a better attacker in my 11th slot vs. Ederson - but equally Ederson is also tempting from a fire & forget consistency perspective

      2. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I would never consider a promoted team an exciting GK pick, especially a young keeper with no PL experience.

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

          Check out Sheff utd’s defensive record from last year - hugely interesting - their home defensive record even more so

          Very defensive team

        2. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Yes, Etheridge was a terrible pick last season.

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

          Except, for example, Etheridge was a better pick than Allison/Ederson last year

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

            Exactly - see my example above - Henderson has a great chance of offering equivalent if not better value to Ederson & Allison (all based on subjective predictions of course)

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

              Most years, one 4.5 keeper excels himself - couple of years back Flappy, last year with a couple of jammy pen saves, Etheridge. If you're VERY lucky, you hit on the right one. More likely you're using up transfers jumping around cheap goalies. If you start with Ederson or Alisson you know what you're getting and can relax for the season.

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

                Yeah you can’t just randomly pick a 4.5 of course that wouldn’t be well advised - but the difference with Henderson is he would be playing for a team that is known as defensive in the extreme - it’s well worth looking at their championship record defensively - it’s hugely impressive

                At home it’s even moreso - that foundation gives Henderson a great head start

                Even last season Ryan/Button got 120 points for 4.5m - that’s just under 27 PPM... Ederson got 170 which would be 28 PPM at today’s 6.0 price... Allison about 29 PPM at 6.0

                A nailed Burnley 4.5 would easily get up towards 30 PPM also I reckon

                Those 6.0 price tags will make it difficult for Ederson/Allison vs. Two or three of the key 4.5 options on value this year

                1. BDA Shadow
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 3 days ago

                  I definitely understand what you're basing it off, but like Andy said you really never know with the promoted teams, they have such a high chance to flop. As much as they're likely to get save points they're likely to be losing points every game for goals conceded. They could be the next Brighton of whatever but even they were largely disappointing last season (as an owner of double up for the run-in at the end). I think if they play that defensive they will lose tons of points (in the league) and have to come out of their shell. We've seen it time and time again: Bournemouth and Wolves have come out swinging and stayed up, teams who can't score usually flirt with going right back down. I suppose Burnley is another who supported your theory, before last season.

      3. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Save percentage and penalty save percentage both make him an intriguing proposition.

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

          Yeah I reckon they’ll get a fair few CS’s at home and hopefully accumulate save points away from home

          Could be this season’s Etheridge

    9. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Sad to see no Hazard in any of the teams 🙁

    10. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Draft #6

      Views about this? Any suggestions?
      0.5 ITB

      Lloris
      Cathcart Digne TAA vvd Coleman
      Bilva Mane Siggy
      Kane king

      Button yarmolenko norwood Greenwood

      1. Hakim Ziyech
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Yarmolenko is a biscuit

          1. Jafoole_88
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Soggy biscuit?

            1. Hakim Ziyech
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Eh?! Lol. No, he is just a Ukranian biscuit that breaks easily

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 3 days ago

                  😀

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      5 months, 3 days ago

                      🙂

                  2. Jafoole_88
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 3 days ago

                    Yarmolenko will be this season's Ryan Fraser. You heard it here first

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

                  Yeah, liable to break and fall into your tea.

                  1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 3 days ago

                    The worst ..... !

          2. Little fekirs
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Mane seriously under the radar.

            Similar questions were asked surrounding price and whether he would back it up around Sterling last year.

            1. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              I don't think anyone doubts Mane will get a bucket load of points. The problem is that Salah will likely get more points, therefore being a better captain option; and the defenders are likely to return more pts per million, being better value.

              Mane could be a differential, and he'll no doubt outscore Salah on some weeks, but if I had to pick one to have for the season it'd have to be Mo.

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

                That's very much the point. I think there is a sort of red line where spending 1m more is worth it (Mane > Salah, Brooks > Fraser) whereas 1.5m is a step too far (King > Wilson, Jota > Jiminez)

              2. Little fekirs
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Yeah not saying I’m disagreeing with your point but I feel Kun and Sane were preferred to Sterling for similar reasons.

                Mane is a prolific goal scorer and it wouldn’t surprise me if he out scored Salah this year.

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Need 4 pool spots

            3. Hakim Ziyech
                5 months, 3 days ago

                I can't disagree. So many players are under the radar but alot of Managers are yet to set up their team

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

                Possibly - but equally I think he could turn into more of a troll figure this year

                That price will surely weigh heavily on him at times, he benefitted from a 9.5 last year, which helped the positive sentiment during the leaner times - but there’s no forgiveness for blanks at 11.5

                Historically he’s operated around 150 points a season so will be interesting to see how he gets on - when you can only have 3 Liverpool slots I can’t see how you can pick him personally when Mo is only 1.0 more

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

                  "That price will surely weigh heavily on him at times"

                  You're saying he's gonna be running around Anfield thinking, " F***, my FPL price is stressing me out!"?

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

                    I don’t think he knows what his price is tbf

                    But his managers will - and when he goes on those runs of 6, 7, 8 blanks that he did at times last season (and every season before it) I think his price tag will weigh heavily on him

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

                      I was joshing with you. i think your syntax is a little awry; what you mean is his price tag will weigh heavily on US!

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

                        I think you’ve possibly extracted 10 words from a broader sentence without context & attached too literal an interpretation 🙂

                        If you quote the full sentence it’s hopefully clearer that it’s from an FPL manager’s persepective 🙂

                  2. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 3 days ago

                    Well, FPL is important !!
                    Much more than PL (for us 😉 )

            4. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Pre-season begins!

              Boreham Wood v Arsenal XI - 15:00 - Premier Sports TV

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                  5 months, 3 days ago

                  Arsenal to get an early spanking 🙂

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

                  mainly a team of U-23 Arsenal players though

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

                  Everton has a match as well this weekend

                  1. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 3 days ago

                    Aye, tomorrow: Kariobangi Sharks v Everton

                    What a time to be alive.

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

                      man...before FPL I only watched a few top 6 teams playing one another, just the big matches. Now I will probably try to find highlights of an Everton pre-season game...

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

                        And that, my friend, is what FPL is ALL about.

                      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 3 days ago

                        That pre season game where Everton scored what 30-40 goals in a single match?

                      3. Giggs Boson.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 3 days ago

                        Everton going to Nairobi will be a nice boost for the city. The city is 75% slum, the conditions are awful. Dangerous place, we had 10 armed security outside our hotel at all times. From what I saw, they're huge football fans though, saw many EPL flags and kids playing football.

                  2. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 3 days ago

                    Nice
                    DCL is under the scanner

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

                      Are the radiologists looking for his lost radar?

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

                        Heh, good one!

                      2. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 3 days ago

                        Good one

              2. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                RMT 😀

                Heaton
                Walker Coleman Robbo TAA
                KDB Salah Siggy Moura(Place holder)
                King Wilson

                Bench 4.0GK, Kelly, 4.5Mid, 4.5ST

                1 Million ITB

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                    5 months, 3 days ago

                    Strong team

                    1. Wally banter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 3 days ago

                      Danke 🙂

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                          5 months, 3 days ago

                          Ja bitteschön aber Ich glaube du würdest noch ein bisschen änderungen vornehmen, bevor die Saison beginnt 🙂

                          Alles Gute in dieser Saison digga 😉

                    2. Warby84
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 3 days ago

                      Should not leave a penny in the bank
                      Coleman Walker —> Digne Laporte

                      1. Wally banter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 3 days ago

                        Need to switch moura by GW2, so I guess money itb will be handy

                    3. Giggs Boson.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 3 days ago

                      No Bruno Fernandes?! 😯

                  • Scotty B
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 3 days ago

                    Sterling or Aguero?

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

                      Very much swings and roundabouts. What tips the balance for me at the moment is that Jesus is having a good tournament. If that restores Pep's confidence in him it might eat into Kun's minutes; hence, I'm nudging towards Sterling.

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 3 days ago

                        We all ate finding reasons to take Raz over Kun !!
                        (Include myself)

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 3 days ago

                          Are*
                          Including*

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 3 days ago

                      Aguero

                    3. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 3 days ago

                      Sterling all day long.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 3 days ago

                        I keep thinking we're the same

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 3 days ago

                    Morning! Donkey stays in the XI as a surprise package!

                    Ederson
                    Robbo | VVD | Digne
                    Salah | KdB | Zaha | Maddison | Dendoncker
                    Kane | King

                    Button | Kelly | Rico | Greenwood

                    Any changes?

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

                      He's a must for the bench, not not as a starter. Still, it gives you a very strong starting X out of XI, so on balance maybe worth it.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 3 days ago

                        Thanks, yes the one thing I was missing was a City def and now I've got that I'm willing to start him

                    2. Hakim Ziyech
                        5 months, 3 days ago

                        With a little more cash from somewhere you can get a horse instead

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 3 days ago

                          Haha I can't find anymore to save realistically!

                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                              5 months, 3 days ago

                              D.Silva maybe? This is his final season for City + a cheaper route into the City xi to start with...

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 3 days ago

                                I don't think hell get many mins this season.
                                It's KdB or B Silva really and from an fpl perspective, I prefer KdB and have hopes he'll be a bargain

                            • Hakim Ziyech
                                5 months, 3 days ago

                                That should free up some cash for a horse atleast

                          2. Giggs Boson.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            You know Dendocker plays a defensive role for Wolves, right? He holds deep on the right side of midfield so Doherty can bomb forward, and Jimenez can drop into the space in front of him. I really wouldn't expect more than 2-3pts most weeks, and maybe 3-4 goals over the season.

                            At 4.5m he doesn't need to do much to be good value, so maybe it works out, just making sure you know what to expect!

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

                              He does occasionally surge forward, but indeed you can't expect more than a steady 2 points from him. But I can see that he enables a pretty strong other ten starters. Stays on MY bench, mind!

                            2. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 3 days ago

                              Thanks, yes I know the limitations, it's just I'm so happy with the rest I have no choice. I've tinkered so much but now this feels right finally.
                              My thinking is I'll play him and as a bonus if Kelly is getting I can starts I can rotate them.

                              If he gets 4 goals I'd be over the moon!

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

                            Drop Ederson for a cheap keeper and get a premium defender.

                            Miles better than Ederson + Dendoncker

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 3 days ago

                              Thanks. That's what I will do if Zinchenko is nailed:

                              Ederson to Ryan
                              Rico to Zinchenko

                              For now I'd rather have a nailed route into the City defense.

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

                          Ake worth having over the other 5m & 4.5 defenders for the early weeks?

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            Yes quite possibly

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

                            At Bournemouth yeah. If he goes to City he disappears into the reserves for a while.

                        3. Warby84
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 3 days ago

                          Any tweaks to this?

                          5m glk Foster or Fab?
                          Robertson Van Dijk Digne Van Aanholt
                          Zaha Sigurdsson Salah Sterling
                          Deulofeu King

                          Button Targett Romeu Nketiah

                          I could downgrade Van Aanholt to ungrad VD to Trent? Cant find any suitable 5m maybe Duffy??

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            Love the PVA pick, I'd pick Foster and other than that pretty template (which should be a good thing)

                            1. Warby84
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 3 days ago

                              Thanks, Decent early fixtures for Palace and I think Van Dijk is nailed and a decent goal threat, so think I’ll stick

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 3 days ago

                                Van Dijk is the most nailed player in the game!

                              2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 3 days ago

                                With bonus potential

                              3. Wally banter
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                5 months, 3 days ago

                                I had PVA last year during the start of the campaign and he rewarded me well, but this year AWB leaving, both Sakho and Tomkins long term injured... worth the money?

                                1. Warby84
                                  • 4 Years
                                  5 months, 3 days ago

                                  More bonus potrntisl

                          2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            Done gets 5m keeper, they should all be 4.5 and will score very similar scores to the 4.5s. Get Ryan or keep an eye for Henderson if he goes sheff u

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

                          Which combination?
                          A. Salah KDB Pereyra King
                          B. Sterling Fraser Zaha Wilson

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            That's tough, I'd have to go A because of the Egyptian King!

                          2. BuYaKasha
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            Similar conundrum, see below
                            Currently on Salah, KDB
                            Team looks so much better with Wilson King up front and a decent midfield

                        5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 3 days ago

                          Who would you prefer

                          A) mane and siggy
                          B) salah and Maddison/Perez + 1M ITB

                          1. Aubaaaaa
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            B with Maddison.

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 3 days ago

                              This

                            2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 3 days ago

                              Cheers

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

                                B and wait for Tielemans.

                                1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 3 days ago

                                  Isn't it almost done for around 40M?

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

                                    Yeah, but how about FPL price? I'm expecting 7.5m

                                    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                      • 3 Years
                                      5 months, 3 days ago

                                      Yeah as per the pricing this year, think it'll be 7/7.5

                                      1. G-Whizz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                        • 2 Years
                                        5 months, 3 days ago

                                        They surely can't price him more than Maddison!

                                        I'm hoping £6.5 at the very most £7m...

                                        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 months, 3 days ago

                                          He was 6.5 last season, wasn't he?

                                          Ended the season on a high, so expecting him to be somewhere between 7-8m

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

                          Odd

                          I have 1.5 itb and a a 5.5 mid on the bench and still like my team. Vardy has come in for Kane/Auba.

                          Week 1 BB time perhaps

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

                            I've got a 6.5m on the bench. I feel much more confident should one of my Starting XI be rested to have a Perez or Brooks play rather than a Hayden or Donky.

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

                              Yep

                              I’m thinking that there’ll be a rash of forced transfers in week 2 with most teams posted here. Now aiming for a decent first sub to get ahead probs

                              Goal is to roll week 1 and if it’s pear shaped take an early hit in a mini WC rather than go for complete rethink

                          2. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            Can't you swap Vardy back to Kane with that 1.5 + 0.5 from somewhere lol

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

                              If they were same price, I'd take Vardy over Kane whilst son is missing.

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 3 days ago

                                Fair!

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

                                Yes that’s it.

                                Question is how to make the swap back as simple as possible

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

                              Well it Tielemans is in too then Vardy may be just too hot to ignore imo.,

                              Preseason will tell but it looks as if the whole team may be set up around him.

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

                                No mystery there, Brendan said as such.

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

                                  I guess but we’re still to see how it lines up - Oerez is the unknown. Will he add or take away?

                                  Was on him but Tielemans makes him less attractive for me just now. That could change of course

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

                          If Wilson went to West Ham & Fraser to Arsenal... that’s a huge chunk of goals stripped out of Bourenmouth

                          But equally it would surely give King a bigger slice of the Cherrie’s Pie

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

                            And Ake to City - they'd have gazillions in the tank but prolly to late to get someone in to integrate in time. If it happened I'd keep King for GW1-2 fixtures, but then look to shift him out.

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

                              Ake, Fraser, Wilson - that’s like actually ripping the heart out of Bourenmouth - a good test for Eddie Howe to manage through

                              In the position they are in they should have replacement shortlist’s already drawn up for every player so they can act quickly... but those here would take some replacing

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

                                I think he's let one go - any more would endanger relegation.

                          2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            Westham have reportedly hijacked maxi Gomez.

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

                              Everton won’t be happy! Is Gómez a prolific goalscorer? He seemed to be about 1 in 3-ish in La Liga... be interesting to see does that improve or deteriorate in a new league, new language, new teammates, new climate, new culture etc....

                              Wilson would surely offer a much better scoring threat, but unfortunately much worse injury record

                              1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 3 days ago

                                13 G and 5A for a relegation threatened side is good.

                                With better players around , his goal tally may improve.

                                Will take time to adapt to new surroundings, but could be a good buy for westham.

                                Just read that westham have released Carroll and Perez 😀 with Arnie leaving they have no real striker

                                1. Business Cat
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  5 months, 3 days ago

                                  Chicharito is still there as last man standing

                                  1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 3 days ago

                                    Ah yes, forgot about him

                          3. Giggs Boson.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            Their defence was worse than Cardiff's last season, it was goals that kept them afloat. If they lost Fraser and Wilson they'd probably be relegated. I doubt they'd find replacements of equal ability.

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

                              No doubt they’d be a weaker team losing Frilson - but from an FPL perspective, I could see King stepping up with an extra 5-10 G & A quite easily if he became more of their focal point...

                              He’s had a 180 point season not too long ago!

                        8. BuYaKasha
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 3 days ago

                          Sterling doing my head in, fear tactics...

                          Would you go for:
                          a. KDB, B.Silva, Wilson
                          or
                          b. Sterling, Brooks, 7.0m Forward (can't find anyone decent)

                          Also have Salah, King
                          10x

                        9. Pepe Le Pukki
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 3 days ago

                          "Since signing for £35million from Leicester on September 1, 2017, the English midfielder who is paid £100,000 per week has been seen on the pitch for 522 minutes.

                          As it stands, Chelsea have paid £9.6m in wages to Drinkwater. Break it down and they have paid £18,390 per minute he has played. Add the £35m fee, and it becomes £85,440."

                          1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 3 days ago

                            Embarrassing

                        10. Wally banter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 3 days ago

                          Robbo or VVD, pick one to partner TAA

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

                            Depends if you need the 0.5m or not.

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

                            vvd

                            1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              5 months, 3 days ago

                              What’s that based on ?

                              I’m trying to make a decision, would be god to hear others reasoning.