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

    First draft - any feedback would be much appreciated.

    Ederson
    Robertson/TAA/Laporte/Coleman
    Salah/Fraser/Siggy/KDB
    King/Deulofeu

    Button/Jorginho/Kelly/Wickham
    0ITB

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

      An imposter

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

        Ha there's a few of us on here

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

          Really? That's depressing.

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

            What is? That some of us are in our forties 😉

            1. Brooksy86
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Hahahahahahahaha

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

              Best world cup ever dude.

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

                Was great wasn't it, although Mexico 86 had its moments

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

        Of all the gravs in the world...
        That is soooo spooky!!

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

      Missing good captain options for me.

      Every draft I've worked on has 2 from salah, sterling and kane. Doesn't feel right otherwise. Imo anyway.

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

        Thanks - although I like the look of Salah/Ziggy on rotation early doors

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

        Spurs play better without Kane. I'll get hell on here for that

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

      Decent team though. I'd downgrade ederson + coleman. Get Digne and make KDB Sterling

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

        Coleman to Digne would be an upgrade. Sterling prob out of reach budget-wise/would have to downgrade a premium defender or 2 and GK

    4. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      decent. I prefer a 4.5/backup for keepers. Bench doesn't give you any options

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

        Thanks. Defo going set and forget this year

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

          There is certainly merit in not having to think about using a transfer on a keeper

        2. noahzark22
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          It's set and forget either way. Just allows you to use 1.5M elsewhere.

    5. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Very good team

    6. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Looks good, only the one stand out cpt option though. I’d also want to find .5 for Digne over Coleman.

      I thought you were having a conversation with yourself when I saw this thread hah!

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

        Ha I know - just reading back through replies is spinning me out lol!

    7. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Similar to my team. Whats not to like. And you have 2 good captain option's in Salah and TAA and potentially KDB if he hits form.

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

        Thanks, also think that sometimes in this game it's better not to have too many options.

        1. OneMan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          True. Will you rotate Jorginho or Kelly with your strikers ?

          Would you normally rotate ?

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

            Yep always like to have 5 playing defenders due to injuries. Will rotate 5th mid with strikers yes. At the moment Jorginho looks best pick, but him and Kelly are wait and very much wait and see as someone else will probably emerge.

            Don't like having a non-playing striker but is only first draft. Anyway, it's about time Wickham stepped up I reckon.

            1. OneMan
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              My bench is totally weak, all 4.5m mids. But for first few weeks that is okay. Jorginho could be interesting. I think Giroud could be very interesting this Season or even Pulisic if he shines.

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

                Yeah those first few weeks are crucial for jumping on the right bandwagons. I could potentially downgrade Jorginho to Dendoncker and upgrade Coleman to Digne. Plus downgrade Emerson to Pickford then upgrade Kelly to 4.5 Def, so these are things to keep an eye on. Either way, I have some flexibility here. Just banking on Kane/Vardy not firing straight away.

                I'm really not sure about Giroud - great player and I'd like to see him get a run, but doesn't seem like him to be main talisman - if that makes sense? Anyway I've learnt not to take clever punts from the past. I suppose it's about setting up to give yourself as much flexibility as possible really.

                1. OneMan
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Yes, I like KDB as if not firing there are a lot of other options in and around that price point. But I don't have him to start.

                  Yes, Giroud could break my heart, but has a good ppm ration. I will monitor for now.

  2. Zambian FPL Addict
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    don't know if anyone watches the Afcon here, but South African defenders are really rough, there's a 40% chance all your FPL plans will be ruined tonight as they kick Mo Salah of the park into an injury.

    1. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      plans can change

  3. Scratch
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Haven't been on here since FPL launched. It's kind of amusing seeing the template with slight variations.
    Where is Aguero in all these RMTs?

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Aguero is old and overpriced =)

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

        He's still a top quality striker who will score goals. Could easily match or outscore Sterling for the first few weeks

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          For the first few weeks - yes, I agree.
          Rest of the season - don't think so.

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

            I agree with you on that but we aren't making our teams for the whole season

    2. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I've got him in, find it very strange that he's a differential on here

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

      got him in my team...probably not for the entire season, but think he will start off flying

    4. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yawn

  4. HIT ME!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    To anyone who likes music really - a remix of the official 'Cars' - song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkQGvs-SYbk

  5. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Kepa or Pickford? I have Digne and none from Che.

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

      Kepa 100%

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thx!

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Heaton/Pope. Whoever is nailed in Burnley .

  6. Conor1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Not the most inspiring list of players I have ever seen. That said, I am considering Jorginho.

    1. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      For your bench ?

      1. Conor1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yes. 4th choice or even fifth choice midfielder most weeks.

        1. OneMan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Could work. I will monitor a few Chelsea players this pre-season, especially Giroud

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

          Plenty of nailed starters at 4.5. For the occasional time they come off your bench the chances are the extra 0.5m buys you exactly 0 extra points. Maybe a clean sheet point extra

  7. mdm
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which option:

    A. Laporte and VVD
    B. Walker and TAA

    1. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B. More attacking output.

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B

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

      A - nailed

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

    Ederson
    TAA/Robertson/VVD/Laporte/Coleman
    Stirling/Sigerson/
    Kane/King/Deulo

    Button/Dendon/Hayden/Oriol

    Okay ? Top 100k team ?

    1. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      should be an okay start, won't be top 100k if you keep that team all season

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

      5-2-3 has, over the past 3 seasons, been the worst performing formation for value for money. By something like 75-100 points over the sesson

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

        *season

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

        Interesting, but I'd say last season 5-2-3 would have been very good. But honestly don't intend to keep it that way all season. Might want to bring in KDB, Zaha or Son or Giroud. depending on how they are performing 🙂

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

          Could work. Even last season with so many good defenders it was way off the pace.

          What you have to look at is the value of the fifth best defender vs the best similarly priced midfielders. There's always a standout 5.5-7m over performer in midfield and they are always going to beat the fifth best defender for points.

          1. OneMan
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            That's the thing there is no 5.5m Midfielder going to beat Coleman for points, imo. And if I go to 6.5m. there is prop no 6.5m mid going to beat Laporte for points either, so the logic is hard to agree with, but I'm guessing your following some article or statistic's .

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

              Yeh I ran some analysis on last three seasons. Have written up a community article but no sign off it being published

              1. OneMan
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                So best formation would be 442 or 433 ?

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

                  Forward value had been shocking in recent years so 352 and 442 generally have come out best for value.

                  Bear in mind that's looking at value over the season. Doesn't take into account how easy it is to identify the best value players.

                  So something like 532 shifting to 442 when a cheap midfield option starts excelling could work

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

                  I'm planning to start 442 then shift to 352 when a midfield cheapy starts overperforming

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

    Hi Guys (and Girls) - Hope everyone is excited for the Season, just one month away!!! Here's my first Draft and current starting line-up for FPL GW 1 :

    Alisson
    Laporte, Kelly, Digne, Ake
    B Silva, Salah (C), Zaha
    King (VC), Aguero, Jimenez

    Bench : Button, Kante, Wan-Bissaka, Hayden

    Let me know what you think - I would say it's a pretty solid Team, with Button and Hayden as 'Bench Fodder', probably soon followed by Kelly

    Thanks

    1. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Defense is too weak for me. Your bench seems expensive aswell. I would sell expensive bench fodder and get KDB or TAA.

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

        Button is 4.0, Kelly is 4.0 and Hayden is 4.5 - That's not expensive Bench Fodder lol!?

        1. OneMan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Wan-bissaka is 5.5m and along with Kante you could save 1.5m or even 2m. Jimenez has also terrible fixtures, altho he is a good striker.

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

            Cheers - I see what you were getting at...like I said 1st draft will never get perfection lol!

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

      Good team but there is better Liverpool players than Allison and no need for Kante on the bench just keep that spot with a 4.5 mid until after pre-season.

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

        Thanks Skalla. I was hoping to always go 3 at the back so yes he will start most games. I'll bring in Heaton and then will free up the cash to bring in VVD at the back

    3. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Personally, if you have a defender worth 5.5 or higher you never bench them.

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

        Noted, Ganontek - Thanks

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      No Robbo
      No TAA
      No VVD

      No way

  10. Udo
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Please RMT with 4.0 itb:

    Ederson, Ryan
    VVD, TAA, Robbo, Coleman, Digne
    BSilva, Fraser, Siggy, Gundogan, Dendoncker
    Vardy, Greenwood, King

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

      Need to use that 4m to get Salah or Sterling.

      B Silva and Gundogan are not good options

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

      Replace Ryan with a 4.0

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

      Way too much spent in defence

    4. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Try again

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

    Sanchez subbed very early in Copa 3rd place match...injured?

    1. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Total waste of a player anyway. United way over spent on his wages.

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

        yeah on that we do agree

  12. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Better rotation pairing:

    A) Che Adams + Lascelles

    bur, nor, bha, WAT, shu, BOU

    Lascelles playing GW2 and 4

    B) Wesley + Adam Smith

    SHU, BOU, EVE, cry, WHU, ARS

    Adam Smith just playing GW1

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

      Surprised how many mentions wesley is getting. Poor scoring record in Belgium. Doubt anyone on here has seem much of him. Signed for a team that is likely to struggle. Don't get the love.

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        He didn't have a poor scoring record.

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

          Depends what you define as poor

  13. Pecky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which 2 x 5.5 DFs in the following team? -

    A) Tripper
    B) Coleman
    C) Zinchenko
    D) Chilwell

    Ederson
    Robbo TAA Digne _____ ______
    Mane (C) KDB Zaha
    Kane King

    Currently on BC

    1. Pepe Le Pukki
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A and B

      1. Pepe Le Pukki
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Monitor C

    2. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B and D.

  14. Batman84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is the projections section of members not current? Swear last year it had first 6 weeks etc

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Gets updated tomorrow or Monday most likely.

      1. Batman84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks

  15. MysticMac17
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Mayo for Sam?

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Can't see it happening but I would like it to.

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

    What's people's thoughts on Zaha? Best 7m mid?

    1. Pepe Le Pukki
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Maddison.

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

        I looked at him but Leicesters fixtures not great?

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

      Yes- Maddison fell way off 2nd half of last season. Zaha will be attractive if he moves, and play OOP if he stays.

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B

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

        Cue the deletion. Silly man

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yes its very strange that alot ppls comments are deleted when it has to do with you.

  17. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Will Kelly start regulary for Palace this season ?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Depends. If Tomkins is injured only

      1. OneMan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks, helps make my mind up about 4 or 5 at the back...

  18. Pepe Le Pukki
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    A. Coleman, Walker, Kane

    B. TAA, Laporte, Vardy

    Already have VVD and Coleman FWIW

    (Salah and Sterling too ;))

    1. Sailboats
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B

  19. VAR SH*T
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Will benjamin mendy start gw1 ?

      1. OneMan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Need to wait for pre-season, as it's a guessing game as of now.

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

        He could but will miss some pre-season so a big gamble with City having 3 LB's now and Sane, not worth it for me.

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

      What is your opinion about Everton's def?

      How many cs do you expect in first 5?

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        1.8

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

        Overrated. Good fixtures though

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

        Possibly Digne to Azpi straight swap when fixtures turn.

      4. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Digne is very very attacking

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

      I assume were all praying South Africa knock Egypt out tonight so Salah can go on his jollies ASAP?

      1. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Can you please stop replying to Scotty, thanks.

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        On the contrary. If he’s out everyone will have him

        If he goes to the final everyone will have a decision to make - and mine is already taken

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

          Good shout. From an FPL and LFC perspective i wouldn't mind a SA win tonight though

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Sheeeeee-it.

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

        hahaha have far more important things to pray for lad...Such as my gluttonous beer habit

    • How Mina You
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Obviously pre-season will probably give us the best indication, but can anyone get me up to speed on the Bournemouth GK situation? I'm torn between choosing Mat Ryan and Begovic. With the latter having the fixtures in his favour, I would like to pick him but remember him being dropped for Boruc towards the end of last season, and then Travers came in for a couple of games as well.

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

        I wouldn't bother with Bournemouth keeper it's a lottery mate

        1. How Mina You
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah, had a think about it and I've gone with Ryan. Don't want the headache.

    • OneMan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Quite undecided on these 2 drafts. What do people think ?

      A. Ederson/
      TAA/Roberson/VVD/Laporte/Coleman
      Stirling/Sigur
      Kane/King/Deulof

      Or

      B. Ederson
      TAA/Robertson/Laporte/Coleman
      Salah/Sigur/KDB/Fraser
      King/Deulof ????

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

      #WC19

      So it's India vs New Zealand and England vs Australia in semi finals !!!

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

        Yes hoping for a NZ vs Eng Final 🙂

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

          It'll be India vs Australia . Revenge of 2003

    • Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I would like Egypt to qualify tonight.

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

        The home crowd should see them through

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

      Messi and playing for Argentina...sigh...

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

        They seem to repel

    • No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thoughts? 🙂

      Gunn - Button

      TAA - Robertson - Laporte - Digne - A Smith

      Salah - Sterling - Sigurdsson - Perez - Dendoncker

      King - Wesley - 4.5

      -> I'll Mainly play 442 but 541 when Villa have bad fixtures.

    • JJeyy
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Vardy or Wilson?

      1. GanonTEK
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Vardy for me. On penalties too.

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

        I’ll go with Vardy

    • Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Weeks ago I was sure about 3 city assets when game launches
      Now I have 0 in my current squad
      What happened?!?!

      I replaced sterling with kane and laporte with trippier atm!!

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

        I'll tell you what will happen. Desperate panic to get 2 of them in after game week 1.

      2. GanonTEK
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I had 2 and now I've 1. KDB

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

      Seeing a lot of Perez love lately. Assume he will be nailed but people also going with Vardy or Maddison....
      Leicesters opening fixtures don't appear great though to me

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

        Will he really be nailed though? I get that they're paying a lot of money for him so you'd expect him to play but there's a lot of competition for the attacking positions at Leicester.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I imagine he will play in Perreira's position

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

            Right back? Don't think so.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Didn't he play further up last season hence the attacking returns?

          2. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Lol. He will replace Gray/Albrighton and will be nailed

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

          Yea I wouldn't say 100% nailed and Leicester have in first 8 games:-
          Chelsea (a)
          Man Utd (a)
          Liverpool (a)
          Spurs (H)

      2. Amey
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Vardy only for me.
          Leicester signing Tielemans is awesome for prospects of Vardy to continue his surge of last season after BR joined.
          Everyone there is playing for him to score goals !!

        • Sarri, not Sarri
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I've got him in. But will definitely take out before start of season. Mostly just a place hold for funds at moment.

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

            I'm doing the place holder thing with Ake and Fraser at the moment.
            Other 9 places I'd be surprised if I changed in my 11

        • Bragazeti
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Vardy should be getting plenty of service with the recent signings on board

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            So much this

            His record since Rodgers took over speaks for itself

            If he stays fit he has all the ingredients in place for a stormer of a season - pretty much fixture proof i’d imagine