Pre-Season

Assessing the budget FPL midfielders in 2019/20

Having already looked at the Fantasy Premier League midfielders in the lowest price rung, we now turn our attention to those in the £5.0m bracket.

With a handful of £4.5m options available for bench fodder status, the £5.0m midfielder has to offer something more to justify the extra outlay.

David Brooks was one such asset last season but has been handed a price rise to £6.5m after returning 123 FPL points in his debut Premier League season.

The £5.0m rung is a curious mixture of defensive midfielders, deep-lying playmakers, reserves, academy products, summer signings and assets from the newly promoted clubs.

At the time of writing, there are 43 midfielders available for £5.0m and we will take you through them all here.

Players who aren’t in this rung have their prices written in brackets.

Players from the ‘Big Six’ Clubs

N’Golo Kante scored more FPL points (116) in 2018/19 than any midfielder available for £5.0m next season.

Of the ten players from the top half-dozen teams available at this price, N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are perhaps of most interest.

Kante, indeed, is the most-owned FPL midfielder under £7.0m at the time of writing.

Should Jorginho stay in west London then the pair might be reunited at the base of Frank Lampard’s 4-2-3-1, with the new Chelsea boss having been full of praise for the Frenchman at his first press conference.

Kante played almost all of last season to the right of Jorginho in a three-man central midfield and was afforded more license to get forward as a result.

The former Leicester spoiler’s total of eight attacking returns was his best ever in FPL but we may see him back where he arguably belongs next season, at the base of the Chelsea midfield, now that Sarri has departed.

That may in turn free Jorginho up, although it would seem likely that the former Napoli ‘regista’ will still be sitting deep.

It will be intriguing to note who takes over from Eden Hazard as Chelsea’s first-choice penalty-taker, with Jorginho having scored from the spot in Gameweek 1 of 2018/19.

There’ll likely be little interest in Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira, who did return two goals and four assists last season but who was a substitute in ten of his 34 league appearances and who picked up seven bookings.

Manchester United midfielders Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic (none of whom recorded more than two attacking returns last season) have been joined in the £5.0m bracket by starlet Angel Gomes, who will be among a cluster of academy products hoping for more pitch-time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

At present, though, there is nothing to excite Fantasy managers at Old Trafford at this price in midfield.

Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama look to be further down the pecking order following the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m), while Moussa Sissoko‘s fine contribution to the Spurs cause isn’t reflected in his Fantasy returns (just one league goal since his move from Newcastle in 2016).

Players from Other Top-Half Clubs

Mark Noble has scored each of his last seven penalty kicks in the Premier League.

There are a cluster of players available for £5.0m who represent Wolves, Everton, Leicester and West Ham, all of whom finished in the top ten last season.

At Molineux, Ivan Cavaleiro, Morgan Gibbs-White and Adama Traore were very much second-string players last season.

Not one of these players hit double figures for starts in 2018/19 but Wolves’ Europa League commitments could see them increasingly called upon, while it would be amazing if Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had the same incredible injury record next season.

Helder Costa has departed for Leeds United, meanwhile.

Wilfred Ndidi – an ever-present last season – is likely to be widely ignored given the number of attack-minded options elsewhere in the Leicester City side.

The Nigeria international did score two goals last season, though, and had more shots in the box than any Premier League midfielder now available at £5.0m.

Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye is a similar type of player, while Ademola Lookman will find it hard to record more starts on the flank (he made only three last season) unless there are a spate of injuries at Goodison Park.

Declan Rice’s FPL position has changed since last season and gone with it is his ‘out of position’ tag, so he is now not eligible for four points when West Ham keep a clean sheet.

Jack Wilshere made only four starts in yet another injury-ravaged campaign but Mark Noble at least offers the incentive of being the Hammers’ first-choice penalty-taker as the Premier League gets ready to embrace VAR.

No midfielder in the £5.0m bracket scored more top-flight goals than Noble last season, with four of his five strikes coming from the spot.

Players from the Three Promoted Clubs

Oliver Norwood scored three goals and registered eight assists last season.

Aston Villa’s Andre Green will likely be a backup option out wide this season, having made just eight starts in the Championship in 2018/19.

Kenny McLean was a pivotal figure for Norwich City in the second half of last season, starting all of the Canaries’ final 16 fixtures after returning from injury.

The Scotland international registered an eye-catching three goals and six assists in his 20 appearances in the second tier, although has tended to play in a deep role under Daniel Farke and there is competition for places in the engine room.

Sheffield United pair John Fleck and Oliver Norwood also racked up the assists from deep last season.

Fleck supplied ten goals from midfield and took his share of corners, while no Sheffield United player created more ‘big chances’.

The Scotland international only failed to start one Championship fixture.

Fleck may have registered more assists than Norwood last season but the former Reading, Brighton and Fulham midfielder was the creative heart of the Blades’ midfield.

Pablo Hernandez was the only Championship player who supplied more chances than Norwood in 2018/19, while no-one in the second tier took more accurate corners or free-kicks than the Blades’ playmaker.

READ MORE: Our comprehensive guide to Sheffield United’s midfielders and forwards.

The Rest

Jonjo Shelvey made just two starts in the final 26 Gameweeks last season.

Mario Lemina may be on his way out of Southampton this summer but in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg the Saints possess one of the popular bench fodder options of last season.

Hojbjerg registered four goals and three assists in 2018/19, having started the campaign at £4.5m.

The Dane has been handed a minor price rise this time round and is obviously less appealing as a result, particularly as he will likely be one of the two sitting midfielders should Ralph Hasenhuttl proceed with a 4-2-2-2 as expected.

No midfielder available for £5.0m had more shots on target in the Premier League than Hojbjerg last season.

The options at Bournemouth are limited to a reserve winger – Jordon Ibe – and four central midfielders.

Andrew Surman and Lewis Cook failed to register a single attacking return although were hampered by injuries, while Jefferson Lerma picked up an off-putting 12 yellow cards.

Dan Gosling, like Lerma, recorded two goals and as many assists but would seem likely to be behind Cook in the pecking order once his teammate has recovered from an ACL injury.

The injured Yves Bissouma is set to miss the start of the season at Brighton, while teammate Davy Propper offers little in the way of goal threat from central midfield.

Solly March, who registered one goal and six assists under Chris Hughton last season, would be a semi-interesting prospect should he nail down a starting spot under the more attack-minded Graham Potter but competition for places is fierce in the wide areas, particularly after the purchase of Leandro Trossard (£6.0m).

Aaron Lennon may well be third in line on the right flank at Burnley, while Jack Cork offers not much more than security of starts – the central midfielder only missed one of the Clarets’ 38 league games last season and registered three attacking returns in the process.

Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate is another midfield spoiler who contributes little going forward and is far from sure of his place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI, while Tom Cleverley and Ken Sema look set to be backup options at Watford again after each failing to hit double figures for starts in 2018/19.

The influential Etienne Capoue is available at the same price, although his seven-goal season in 2016/17 is looking increasingly anomalous – the ex-Spurs midfielder has found the back of the net only twice in the past 24 months.

Newcastle United trio Jonjo Shelvey, Ki Sung-yueng and Sean Longstaff are more creative than Isaac Hayden (£4.5m) alongside them but there is much uncertainty over who will line up in the Magpies’ central midfield come Gameweek 1, with a new manager yet to be appointed.

Newcastle’s opening run of fixtures is one of the worst in the division, too.

Longstaff is fighting his way back from a knee injury and is a reported target for Manchester United, while Shelvey made only two starts from Gameweek 12 onwards.

Ki recorded just one assist from 14 starts.

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  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Good or Bad?

    Ederson,
    Laporte, Virgil, Robbo/Trent, Digne, Mr 58 mins Christensen
    Salah, Sterling, Siggy,
    Deulofeu, King

    Button, Dendoncker, Choudhury, Nketiah

    1. Flynny
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Good. But not sure about christiansen

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Neither is Steve by the sounds of it!

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Lamps likes him 😉

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Sh1te

    3. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Good. Christensen the obvious weakness, but a decent punt.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Rüdiger injured so cheapest way into Chelsea defence, after ManU sea of green?

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I see the appeal if Rudiger is out long term. Personally reckon Chelsea will start especially shakily so I'm holding off entirely to begin with.

        2. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Kurt Zouma might be a problem for you.

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I have the same team with Bilva & Ake instead of Laporte & Christensen

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Oh and KDB instead of Sterling

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Cheers, early days yet 🙂

  2. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Any views on this setup please??

    Heaton (or pope)
    TAA VVD Walker Digne dunk
    Salah sterling siggy zaha dendonker
    King deulofeu Greenwood

    Thanks

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Very nice indeed - got something pretty similar myself.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks. Hoping city don't sign another right back who takes walkers place.....

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Same here - need to scrape the barrel to get a City defender in.

          1. Flynny
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            They are linked with cancelo who will hopefully come in at 6m.

            Then it's a matter of which one starts in charity shield

            I'd expect cancelo is a better player in real life and fantasy terms

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 16 days ago

              That sounds like a nightmare for us both - going to pretend I never read this until I've enjoyed Summer for a bit longer, haha.

    2. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Don't like Greenwood.

      3,4,3 for me always

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        There aren't 3 strikers I like and can be accommodated with salah and sterling...

        1. jayzico
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          King, Vardy, Kun? Drop Sterling

    3. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I have Greenwood - he’s a huge punt but OGS likes him, this would be a great story.

      Even Harry “by god” Kane was once a 4.5M player

      It’s cool to dream

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I remember owning Kane at 4.5. Bizarre

  3. Lets all klopp together
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    So after alot off thanking iv come to the conclusion, that this year u could be better investing in defenders an midfielders, rather that forwards, two things are guna happen could bea genuis move or i could end up regretting it, heres my team

    Pickford
    Holebas, dunk, robertson, laporte
    Sterling, zaha, debruyne, salah, maddison
    King

    Bench, button, kelly, Wickham, Nketiah

    1. Flynny
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Your bench spells trouble

      1. Lets all klopp together
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Big time,

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Thats not what investment in defence looks like

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        This !

    3. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I thought you said you were investing in defense

    4. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      You are not alone, look around

    5. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      That looks more like investing in midfield!

  4. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Bitter former Jorginho owner here.
    Of the ~10 GWs I owned him, his only attacking return was in GW 1 when he took a penalty in Hazard's absence. In fact I believe it was his only attacking return all season. Naturally I benched him.
    This season he may be the official penalty taker. That would be interesting. Kante is also worth monitoring under Lampard.

    1. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Jorginho or Noble are the 5.0s to have. Accept no substitutes.

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        *has Oliver Norwood* 🙁

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I have norwood too. Central to set pieces

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Glad to know I'm not alone. Someone made a good point to me earlier about Freeman potentially reducing Norwood's attacking input though, so will be watching closely in pre-season.

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I thing you should avoid both of them. Why would Kante be one to consider when he most likely will be playing CDM?

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Lampard said all the nice things about how good Kante is and even talked about giving Drinkwater a chance. If that really happens I don't expect Kante to play a boring CDM all 90 minutes.

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          So you expect Kante to be an attacking midfielder occasionally?

          1. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 16 days ago

            It's a possibility. I'm just shopping around and not having any £5 mid atm.

  5. Neo-Viper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Ryan, Sterling
    Ederson, KDB + 1 ITB

    Dont have Laporte

    1. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes lads

      A if no Aguero

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        No Aguero.

        Ryan - Button
        TAA Robbo Digne - Dunk Kelly
        Siggy Milo Salah Sterling - Dendo
        Deulofeu King DCL

        Good enough?

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      A
      or
      Ryan + KDB + 2.5 ITB

    3. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B

  6. @FPL_Chess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    For those putting in Wilson over King, his first match might be easy but his record at home is pretty poor. He loves it on the road, and I don't want to pay £8m for someone I can only use in away matches. I'm thinking I'll just stick with Fraser, and perhaps Ake.

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    Auto-join

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      King for me: agree Wilson isn't worth the price tag.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Comparison tool doesn't agree with you.

    3. davidfromkent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Going to try this out, thanks for the open invitation. 🙂

    4. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      First match easy?

      Haha, keep doubting dem.

    5. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I'm not a GM, but is this a 'normal' league?

  7. HIT ME!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Been settled on this for a while. Thoughts?

    Heaton
    TAA Robbo Digne Trippier
    Salah KDB Siggy
    Vardy Jimenez King

    Fodder bench

    1. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      No real good capitancy options as an alternative to Salah. I'd rather a big striker for balance and alternative capitancy but other than that a well-balanced side, but I'm sure you knew that.

      1. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Vardy and KDB both viable options for captaincy imo. Cheers pal.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Robbo/ TAA captain potential in home matches when needed. If the cs home record repeats then double defence with captain is powerful. Mo returns have s good chance if Robbo and TAA assists.

        If - of course.

        Vardy if he’s worth his spot is also very much a captain in waiting

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          We're on the same page mr. Penguin!

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Like it a lot. It’s the old question. Which pair between KDB,Vardy or Sterling,6.5m?

      Tough call.

      1. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yep, that's the main question. I really want Sterling in my team but i dont want to sacrifice KDB. So no Sterling for me. Right now at least. =)

  8. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Yes lads

    Ederson
    Robbo - TAA - Alonso - Coleman - Dunk
    Salah - Richarlison - Perez
    Aguero - King

    (4.0 - Jorignho - Romeu - Greenwood)

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Decent! Can’t stand Richarlison, but could easily outscore us siggy owners.

      Do we know if Alonso is going to be back in? If so I think I’m getting him in too!

    2. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Alonso > Azpi

  9. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    If it looks like Sanchez will be a starter I will revert to this I think, thoughts?

    Alisson
    Walker AWB VVD Laporte Digne
    Salah Siggy Sanchez
    King Aguero

    1. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes nice

      1. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Wait, no not nice. No Robbo/TAA? AWB is a bit iffy. Apart from that quite nice tho

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      AWB is a no from me.

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Try again

    4. Rigid Digit
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Sanchez on form a 7.0 could be brilliant - one bandwagon I would quickly jump on

    5. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Alisson is a poor pick in terms of using pool slots.

    6. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Injured...

  10. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    A. Delufeu, King, Sterling, Madison, Robertson, Walker.

    B. Kane, Dcl, Kdb, Perez, Vvd, Zincenko

    1. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      A

  11. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Year of the 5-Back:

    Ederson

    Robertson TAA VVD Digne Taylor

    Sterling Zaha (if Arsenal sign him)

    Kane Vardy King

    (Cheapies)

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      It's a bit different, I'll give you that. Aside from the lack of Salah, I like it despite the fact my current draft is completely different.

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Just feel Salah will be late back from AFCON, Liverpool have a busy schedule too with the Super Cup. Sterling, Kane & Vardy are my Captaincy options. Is scary going without Salah don’t get me wrong, especially with them playing the season opener

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      All or nothing with pool back three?

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Aye, high risk, high reward. 18 points when they start & keep a CS. Reckon they’ll keep 3 minimum in their first 5, can even see 4 tbh

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Like it. Would downgrade Ederson to 4.5 to upgrade Taylor.

      1. noahzark22
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        agreed.

      2. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Do want a City DF, Walker & Heaton or Taylor & Ederson? What’s better?

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Walker & Heaton

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Dislike triple Pool at back but 5-2-3 set up like this could be powerful

    5. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Like it alot. very similar to mine. TAA can be you alternative captain to Salah. I would have tho Zaha would be a good option even if he stays at Palace.

  12. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on this please guys.

    Heaton
    TAA VVD Laporte Digne
    Pereyra Lucas Sterling
    Kane Vardy King

    Button Stephens Hayden lmohamady

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Not liking that midfield, although I'm in the boring (/sensible) 'must have Salah' mindset.

    2. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      poor midfield

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I thin Lucas will do well when Son is banned (at Kane's cost). I would ditch Kane and keep Lucas, and find a way to get Son when he is available. Son's ownership is so low you'd expect his price to skyrocket when he is available.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks all

    4. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Defence needs downgraded. Turn Lucas into Salah. Get a 4m defender in over elmo - one will emerge

  13. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Where would you spend the 0.5 here

    Heaton (or pope)
    TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Jorginho
    Vardy King

    Button Kelly Dendoncker Greenwood

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      VVD -> Robbo

    2. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Downgrade Zink. Change Greenwood into Defelou

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        How about digne to Coleman, Zinchenko to laporte?

        Guess a lot depends on how nailed Zinchenko becomes

        1. The Head-Ake
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          This

        2. jayzico
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Na man. Digne in from start

  14. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    A) TAA Trippier Ryan
    B) VVD Aké Lloris

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      A

  15. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    12.5m to spend on a defender & midfielder but not from Man City or Liverpool?

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Trippier & Zaha

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        This!

    2. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      cheers for the update

    3. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Coleman + Zaha...

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yea...
        Alisson
        Walker _____ VVD Laporte Digne
        Salah Siggy _____
        King Aguero

        4.0 4.5 4.5 4.5

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Have you got Digne?

      Townsend?

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Sanchez and Ake if at B'mouth.

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Leaves me 0.5 left over.

        Alexis Sanchez....you think he will be a regular?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Hope so.

    6. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Brooks/Perez + Azpi/Digne

    7. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      You keep asking about Sterling or Aguero every single day. The majority of the answers are Sterling. Why do you keep asking if you're gonna keep Aguero?

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Me? I'm set on Kun. Team's more balanced

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Not you. Scotty B!

  16. mcmd11
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    thoughts on this team?

    Ryan (Button)
    VVD Digne Robo Laporte (Kelly)
    Salah Sterling Sigi Maddison (Dendoncker)
    Jota King (Greenwood)

    Cheers

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Pretty decent team.

    2. Fionn791
      3 months, 16 days ago

      More less identical to mine except I’m on walker/Mendy Instead of Laporte so I can have sold defensive back up and delefeu over Jota

    3. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      We have 13/15 similair players haha. Talk about the template, just have TAA and Coleman over VVD and Digne but considering the latter now too. Also a bit of a shuffle between Jota and Deulo.

    4. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I worry about Wolves and EL, so Jota would be Deu or Deeney for me

  17. Fionn791
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts are appreciated

    Heaton(button)
    Robbo TAA DIGNE MENDY( a Smith)
    Salah sterling siggy brooks (dendonker)
    King delefeu (wickham)

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I dont like Mendy as he's not nailed plus his price. Perhaps take Trippier over him and upgrade Brooks into Maddison?

  18. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Pretty settled on this 4-4-2...

    Ryan
    TAA Laporte VVD Coleman
    Zaha Salah KDB Perez
    King Kane

    Button Donker Kelly 4.5?

    Any glaring issues...??

    1. Fionn791
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Only thing I would do is swap Perez for brooks

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Perez is bit of wait and see preseason.
        If he looks like being a regular, then he stays. Thanks

        1. Fionn791
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Even if Perez is looking good fixtures Cavour brooks but if he really is killing it in pre season then go for it

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Don’t get me wrong, I do like Brooks, but I already have King and don’t really fancy 2 Bournemouth attackers to start off with...

  19. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Is it me or has aguero been over priced? How can they price him the same as sterling when sterling’s beaten him comfortably for points for two seasons now. Especially as auba and Kane are 1m less....

    Irritating!

    1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Reduced mins too.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Frustrating as I’d probably get him over sterling if he was priced 11

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      21.7% don't care.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Nutters

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes he is overpriced.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        🙁

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      The pricing is bananas this year

      - 12.0 for Kun & 12.0 for Sterling
      - 7.0 for Robbo and 6.0 for Pereira
      - 6.5 for VVD

      I don’t know what they were smoking, but I’m certainly not complaining!

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Don’t get me wrong, there are some great prices (Robbie and TAA are gold at 7m).

        But some of it makes no sense at all.

    5. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Because he'll be the highest scorer this season

  20. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Opionions on this bunch?

    Ederson, Button
    TAA, VVD, Digne, Chillwell, Taylor(Bur)
    Salah, KDB, Siggy, Zaha, Dendoncker
    Wilson, Deeney, Greenwood

    Plan is to play 4-4-2

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Opinions* 😀

    2. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Similar structure to mine. Not sure about Chillwell, prefer a double up with Coleman or maybe Wilson to King and go Laporte?

    3. Fionn791
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Not sure about Wilson and Deeney maybe go Jota delefeu and king as a front three instead

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        That is my main doubt, King or Wilson. King is cheaper but Wilson is their main guy. Maybe King+Fraser is the way to go.
        Deeney is on pens, so IMO he is better option then Deu at least for now.
        I'm not too interested in wolves attack right now but who knows what will happen till gw1. Cheers!

        1. Fionn791
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I’m Deulofeu as if he gets the minutes he will easily out score Deeney and I have king for the fixtures. I am also away from wolves attack and have brooks in

  21. MidTableFantasy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    How does this look:

    Pickford
    Digne TAA Robertson CharlieTaylor
    Sterling Salah Fraser Richarlison
    Jimenez Kodjia

    Bench not worth mentioning

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Kodjia is in danger of playing backup I believe - Think it's just Wesley who'll play, with Kod the impact sub.

      There's a FFS article on it somewhere, probably Wesley's scout report

      1. Udo
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thats right, read that too, but just as well don't remember were exactly.

  22. Macam Dave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Either of these two exciting people?

    A) 532

    Ryan
    Walker VVD taa Coleman Mendy
    Salah sterling zaha (Stephens dendonker)
    King Vardy (greenwood)

    Vs

    B) 433
    Same other than:
    (Kelly) deulafao FOR
    Mendy (greenwood)

    Less reliance on city defence basically for deula?

    Thanks all!

    1. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Mendy->Kelly
      Stephens->Brooks

      442?

      1. Macam Dave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks reply. You think brooks outscores deulaf? Interesting! Fraser yes not sure brooks does

        1. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I think Brooks will kick on from his breakout season, however I think Deulo will be hampered for points by his position change

        2. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          But yes, I would try and find 1m elsewhere and go all the way to Fraser!

    2. Fionn791
      3 months, 16 days ago

      A all the way. Quite similar to mine

  23. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    For those wondering, Giroud will not be an option under Frank as he’s nowhere near mobile enough

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

      Unless you’re Jody Morris. Show how you’re ITK

      1. twoplustwo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        You got Giroud son?

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Good to know. Did you talk to Frank?

      1. twoplustwo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        He hit me up on Bebo

    3. Fionn791
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Waghorn isn’t mobile and he bought him at derby so I’m not to sure about that

  24. DIMITRIS
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    RMT please:
    Ryan
    VVD | Digne | Trippier
    Salah | Siggy | KDB | Maddison
    Deulofeu | Kane | King
    bench: Button, Kelly, Dendonker, Rico

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Pretty good. I would be nervous not having at least one of TAA or Robertson to be honest

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah, I'm also a little bit nervous about that, but I really fancy VVD who's 0.5 cheaper and a constant goal threat on corners and set pieces.

        1. Fionn791
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Trippier is in no way nailed and I would be quite nervous having him so maybe go Digne to walker and trippier to Coleman

  25. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    God. The strikers in the 6-7m bracket are annoying. Outside of King I'm not feeling the love...

    1. statenisland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I'm tempted by Teemu Pukki

      1. Hedge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Except for fixtures

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 16 days ago

          As a 2 week punt Pukki is fine imo. One 2 pointer followed by a really really juicy fixture.

          Can’t think of a better fixture than Newcastle at home.

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

      Yeh only King floats the boat

    3. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I'm on King and Jota. European football is a concern, but I think he'll outperform his pricetag

      1. Fionn791
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I’m on Deulofeu over Jota, I think he will do extremely well if he plays every game.

    4. The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Deulofeu is wonderful value.

    5. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      They suck. So meh average

  26. Batman84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone know how to fix / why - my members area is last years interface - for example, I can see fulham players etc. cheers

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Data on the home interface is the most recent data available, ie gameweek 38 last season. Can't put new data ie gameweek 1 until it happens!

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      You're looking at last season's stats which Fulham played in. I imagine that's why they're appearing?

      1. Batman84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Was looking to the projections section mostly

  27. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Evening! 3 spots to fill:

    ____ | Button
    ____ | ____ | VVD | Digne | Kelly
    Salah | KdB | Zaha | Maddison | Dendoncker
    Kane | King | Greenwood

    17.0m left, possible options:

    1) Ederson | Robbo | Rico
    2) Ederson | TAA | Rico
    3) Ryan | Robbo | Zinchenko
    4) Ryan | TAA | Zinchenko

    I think I preferably want (and should have?) a nailed City defender/keeper.

    Thanks

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      4 for now

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks even though Zinchenko might not be nailed?

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          for now as until we know more

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Thanks

  28. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    A double up/triple up if you like of Man City, Liverpool & Everton defenders seems over the top but really could work to begin with

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

      I agree - I think 62.5 for TAA, Robbo, Salah, Sterling, Ederson, Laporte, Digne, Coleman is a steal personally

      That’s 8 of your first 11 sorted, with 20.0 still left for three attackers assuming th eobligatory bench of lolz

      Everton’s opening fixtures and Digne/Coleman’s 2019 form really make it a worthwhile punt imo

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Agreed.
        Mine would be a little different with - Alisson, VVD, Salah, Walker, Laporte, Aguero, Coleman, Digne, Siggy - but that is 9 of 11 sorted!

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

          Liverpool & City are so far ahead of the pack, and their assets are generally quite reasonably priced, so I think 5 or 6 from those two is almost a must...

          And Everton could be set to excel now that Silva has been fully onboarded with them - they finished the season so strongly - makes sense imo

          1. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            3 × Man City
            3 × Liverpool
            3 x Everton
            13.5 on mid and forward (Zaha & King probs best options)

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        62.0 if you get VVD instead 🙂

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

          VVD is ridiculous value

          That being said, I’m actually *ever so slightly* hesitant on him... it was only as recently as December he was generally criticised on FFS for only having one attacking return in two & a half seasons of FPL at that point

          (I was going to sign him after he had hit woodwork v Cardiff & went close v arsenal but was generally shouted down) - his bizarre assist for Origi’s late late winner at anfield in the Derby was his second attacking return in 2.5 seasons at that point & then he went on the run...

          So I wouldn’t be hugely suprised to see him go on another barren run for a while. If I could have 4 Liverpool slots he’d be the next one on the teamsheet after TAA, Robbo, Salah mind you.

          1. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Yeh VVD is a must I feel. He will play every minute of every game as long as he is available, will get countless clean sheets and is always a threat from set pieces

  29. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Seeing a massive mix of Pope and Heaton in RMT’s. Is that not massively concerning to owners of each?

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Will be more clear in pre season

  30. Squib
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Convince me one way or the other please.
    Is this worth the risk or not assuming all start the season:

    Heaton 4.0
    TAA VVD Digne ASmith 4.0
    Sterling Salah Perez Pererya 4.5
    Kane King 4.5

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

      It could work really, really well.

      But personally I’d be hesitant to pick Kane, Salah & Sterling - which could be a huge blind spot in fairness - but I’d rather ditch Kane for Vardy and get hopefully similar points with a crucial extra few mill to spread around elsewhere

    2. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Don't like the Pereyra pick