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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. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Was on sterling all the way, but feel this team looks so much better, strong 4-4-2, premium in each position....thoughts appreciated guys?! 🙂

    Heaton
    TAA - Robertson - Digne - Zinchenko*
    Salah - Siggy - Zaha - Perez
    Aguero - King

    Dendonker - Aarons/Diop - Nket
    *Zinchenko becomes another city def if not 1st choice btw*

    1. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Like it but aguero kept having his minutes managed last season and I think that will continue. Also check out article on digne Vs Coleman as it's surprising and Coleman poss better value

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers jack. Sterling would still be my first choice, but overall balance is important and Kun was only 30 points behind raz last year with his managed mins! Plus pens this year could easily match him. Read the article on Digne and Coleman but still fancy Digne more. Worth the 0.5 imo. Cheers for the feedback!

    2. TokyoRed 東京赤
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Both your big attacking captaincy options have played in the summer. I'm favouring Sterling over Salah until we see if he is knackered or not.

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Good point. But everyone going to be facing the same dilemma re: summer performers. Looking long term and if Kane or another premium striker start firing instead, it’s an easy move!

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That’s a good team. I’m monitoring Zinchenko also over pre season.

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Me too! If he’s nailed LB he is fantasy gold!! If not, will get Mendy/Ake/Stones/Walker. Whoever comes through pre-season really...or even Trippier if he’s still around!

    4. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pretty template. Can't fault it as I have six of those players, plus two like-for-likes, Richarlison & Coleman. I also went Salah + Aguero for reasons of team structure. Zinchenko is too risky of a pick for me, hence why I went with Ederson.

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Nice to hear! As I say, Zinchenko is a watch and see for me, but great value if nails his place in the team....

  2. Stevecat
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which is better:
    A) Ryan, button
    Ward, ake, TAA, Robertson, target
    Salah, Sterling, siggy, Perez, zaha
    King, magoldrick, Calvert lewin

    B) Ryan, button
    Ward, Coleman, TAA, Robertson, target
    Salah, Sterling, siggy, Perez, dendonker
    King, jota, Giroud

    Thanks

    1. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sorry not keen on either too many players not proven their for me

    2. FPL_PEP_TALK
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    3. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Both meh

    4. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I prefer B

  3. Blanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Sterling and Perez

    Bilva and KDB for a million cheaper.

    Could upgrade 4.5 defender to Chillwell with cash.

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sterling + Perez.

      I've KDB and Perez myself

  4. FlyingWithoutIngs
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ayoze Perez and sterling and will be able to switch between sterling and salah C or
    KDB And Vardy And have them two as captain options with salah?

  5. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I'm strongly convinced that Ederson is the only City defensive asset worth considering. He was the top City defender in 17/18 and finished only a few points behind Laporte last season. There should be no doubt that he'll be in the top two this season and he saves you 0.5 on Laporte. I understand the argument against expensive keepers, but you can't make that argument and then pick Laporte. I think people get blinded by Laporte's DGW hauls. Over the course of a season it's a handful of points and Ederson offers the calming reassurance of being 100% nailed.

    1. Parm
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Why not just not have a City defender then? By the sound of this post you feel forced into having one just for the sake of coverage.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Nope, I had two but decided on just Ederson. I may well reconsider when LB and 5.5m CB is clearer

        1. Parm
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Not sure either will be clear tbh chief, Pep even rotated his centre-backs depending on opposition last season. You're not safe unless you have Ederson, Laporte and to an extent, Walker.

      2. Teror
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I do personally believe in the value of coverage. But I agree: it's Ederson or no one IMO. I want a City defender, hence why I'm going with Ederson. But it's not only coverage. I'm going big in defense because we've seen season after season that a 6.0 GK/Def will get you more points than a 6.0 mid/fwd. Ederson will bring you more or less identical returns for 0.5 less than Laporte. City will be in the top two this season and with a solid set of opening fixtures I want a City defender.

        1. Parm
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Over the course of a season a £6.0m defender will get more than a £6.0m midfielder, i'd agree with that yes. On a weekly basis(i.e how the game is actually played) I guess it's in the eye of the beholder...unless you aren't touching your team at all for large periods of the game, I wouldn't restrict myself so much.

          1. Teror
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            This season I'm aiming to touch my defense as little as humanly possible, hence why I've gone with Robbo, TAA, Alonso, Coleman and Dunk (will change my 4.5 according to fixtures). Defenders feel like the most predictable players in this game and the best value. Changing them in the past has just lost me points, so I'm going with a change of tack this year.

            1. Parm
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              I don't disagree with that, defenders are very much the safe way to go and have pretty decent season-by-season baselines. With that tactic you could argue that you won't necessarily have the best weekly 'output' as attackers with favourable fixtures generally having the highest ceiling. For me, that's where the best FPL players will strike a balance.

      3. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Agree with this... Surely someone like Walker will get more attacking points than Ed gets save points?

        1. Parm
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Pep has turned Walker from one of the best attacking FBs in world football(those Spurs seasons under Poch were excellent) to some inverted, safe on the ball, barely ventures up the pitch pure 'defender'. Wouldn't touch tbh.

          1. Lebowski85
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            One of the best? He couldn't cross the ball. His pace was effective though for sure

            1. Parm
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Fair enough, him and Rose would just sprint to the byline and smash cutbacks in, Pep has his wingers doing that instead now.

              1. Lebowski85
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                True. Spurs fullbacks should be gold uner Poch. Problem is we never know of they're gonna start. Trippier looks decent at 5.5 if he can remember where he left his form

                1. Parm
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  The quality of the FBs has dropped significantly, now that Ndombele has signed, that's the next problem that Spurs will fix in two years time.

          2. Lebowski85
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            He has certainly lost his fpl appeal bigtime I agree

        2. Teror
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Walker won't start as many games. He might get subbed. And he hasn't managed to outscore Ederson in six seasons.

    2. Lebowski85
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I concur. He's better value on paper. Pickford is better value than Ederson, and has more room to improve, if you consider how poor Everton were defensively for most of the first half of last season.

      Who says you need a city defender at all?

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I dont have any

      2. FPL_PEP_TALK
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        How do you know that Everton’s defensive form will continue into next season, they could easily revert back to how they were at the beginning last season. Ederson’s points are virtually guaranteed every year.

        1. Lebowski85
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          No way of knowing for sure of course. But this is the most tactically settled Everton havebeen in years, and they're defence is good. Mina will be fit aswell and he was top drawer the times he played.

      3. Teror
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You don't need one but I want one. Refer to my comment above explaining why. As for Pickford: he's someone I considered but ultimately I've gone with Coleman because he's more nailed than any City fullback and the only team I'm prepared to double up on defensively is Liverpool.

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’m considering both along with Sterling.

    4. FPL_PEP_TALK
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think I’m beginning to agree.

    5. LSK
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Laporte is locked into my team. I prefer him to any non-Liverpool defender, unless Alonso proves to be nailed.

      1. Teror
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        As long as you're happy with your decision that's all that matters. But I think that there's no data to justify that extra 0.5. It's pure gut feeling, no head.

    6. Heskey Time
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think you have to look at it as would you rather have Laporte and a Ryan/heaton or an Ederson and dunk playing every week. I’d take the former any day

  6. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Vardy and King
    B) Wilson and Fraser

    Leaning B due to lei fixtures... but both A are pen takers

    1. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A for me. I’m definitely going with King myself. Still a huge fan after his hauls in 2017/18. I really think he can get back to that level.

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    3. TokyoRed 東京赤
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wilson and Fraser

    4. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have A, so A

  7. Stevecat
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How’s this:

    Ryan
    Ake, TAA, Robertson
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, KDB
    King, jota, Calvin Lewin

    Button, target, ward, dedonker

    1. Worsle90
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah fine mate

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Familiar. Seriously, I don’t get why people are posting this stuff now. It will all change when pre season starts and transfers take effect. Relax

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You don’t have to read it.....move on nothing to see here.

  8. Zlatan approves
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    First draft for this season
    Ederson
    Taa robbo digne laporte
    Salah(c) zaha sterling
    Deneey calvert-lewin king
    Bench : woodman dendocker stephens kelly
    0 itb

    1. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Decent. I’m considering the City defensive double up myself while I will definitely go with two Liverpool defenders. One of the better teams I have seen though bench a bit weak.

    2. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm playing with quite a few of those players myself

  9. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I think the game is really hard this year (although I say that every year)

    1. Skalla
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If the game is hard for everyone then it is not really hard for anyone!

      1. TokyoRed 東京赤
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This makes less and less sense the more times I read it 😉

        1. LSK
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Perfectly logical

    2. TokyoRed 東京赤
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah it feels tought to get the big guys in. I'm considering one conventional big-hitting captaincy option and moneyballing the rest with those who punch above their weight.

    3. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      In a way I think it'll be better than ever because prices have risen so much and they're so polarised in a way (very few decent mid-priced players) that they force everyone into difficult decisions: like you can only have two big hitters and maintain a balanced side. That means that if you want Mane and Salah you're going to have to go without Aguero and Sterling. If you want one City and one Liv big hitter you're potentially going to miss out on hauls by Kane or Aubamayang. We might actually get to a point where templates are impossible to maintain, which will make things interesting.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Interesting yes, doesn't help me now though 😆

  10. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Yay

    Palace are about to sign a forward.

    Yay

    We're only spending 2.5 million

    Oh

    It's Ayew

    1. Skalla
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Cheaper than his FPL price , bargain!

  11. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who's your riskiest pick?

    Perez is mine. Closely followed by King. Everyone else is predictable high scorer (Robbo, Aguero, etc.)

    1. LSK
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Trippier (but my current draft leaves 1m in the bank so I can make a straight switch to Alonso if he plays the first game and looks dangerous). Jorginho is risky as well I guess but he will rotate in and out of the team.

      1. Teror
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I've gone with Alonso from the off. He goes on his best runs at the beginning of the season. Don't want to miss out again.

    2. The Royal Robin
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I really like Pérez as a pick. I was tempted by him even if he stayed at Newcastle but I can see him flying at Leicester.

    3. Eytexi
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Matip/Norwood.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Jamal Lewis and Norwood for nostalgia picks. 🙂

    4. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Same 2 for me.

  12. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Siggy or Rich?

    1. Parm
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sigurdsson long-term, Richarlison short-term.

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I've gone with Rich simply because he starts off well and then fades away. Pre-season is often deceptive so I find that past precedent is the way to go when you have no data to drive your decisions.

  13. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best 4.5m defender ??

    1. Parm
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lloyd Kelly

    2. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Issa Diop or Cathcart for me

    3. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Dunk, Taylor, Diop.

    4. TokyoRed 東京赤
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Boly, Cathcart, Diop

  14. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Pérez Sterling Deulofeu (442)
    B) Stephens KDB Vardy (433)

    1. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Stephens is like giving up.

      1. The Royal Robin
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He’d obviously be fodder.

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Need the 3rd player in B then.

  15. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ederson
    TAA/Roberson/VVD/Azpil(Kelly)
    Sterling/KDB/Sigur/Fraser(Dendonc)
    King/Deulof(Wickham)

    This is my team now for a while, what does it look like top 100k ?

  16. Blanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Chillwell or Coleman?

    1. Loftus cheeky nandos
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Depends if u have digne or not. If u don’t Coleman if u do I’d go for another option unless u want to double up

  17. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Chelsea’s fixtures are actually brilliant. Anyone going for Willian?

    1. Parm
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A full season on his more natural left-wing plus on all set-plays? I rate it; 10 G, 10 A season incoming?

      1. The Royal Robin
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Surely he’s their talisman now?

        1. Parm
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Going to have to be, which it has to be said is quite worrying. Kanté will be back in his better role but the drop off without Hazard, cannot see it going well.

        2. Ramboros
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          That's just abuse of the word talisman.

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No, but I'm going with Alonso.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        How much is he this year? 7.5, or so...?

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            ???

            1. Poseidon.
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 2 months ago

              All prices are there - game’s been released a little while now 🙂

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 2 months ago

                are united really interested in Longstaff? 🙂

                1. Poseidon.
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  Yeah but im not convinced he’s Utd quality. If we can get him for less than 40m he might be worth a punt and loan him out until he’s ready

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    I agree. He is talented tho... Pogba & Sanchez could leave also but I hope United will get players that can fill the void easily so I don't have to mock them this season 🙂

                    1. Poseidon.
                      • 1 Year
                      1 year, 2 months ago

                      Yeah as long as the plan is a long term one I dont mind him. We should get griezman as pogba replacement in the meantime and that’ll give this other guy time to get ready

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        griezzy wants champions league football so likely Barca for him.

                        Bruno Fernandes should be a good signing if United gets him

                      2. Poseidon.
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        Champs league isn’t the same when we’re not it though and Griezy has been flirting with us a long time now. I feel like this is his dream

                      3. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        That is a meatpiesausageroll dream.Griezzy isn't even considering united besides Pogba could leave and I know they are quite close... And Champions league is way better without united these days

                      4. Poseidon.
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        Griezy is a boyhood utd fan. He called scolesy the best of his generation

                      5. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        Lmao...That was United under the legendary Sir Alex not under Ole.
                        He is not a fan of Fred and co 🙂

                      6. Poseidon.
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        Hopefully ole not here much longer!!

                      7. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        Hahahaha....

    3. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Need pre season monitoring

  18. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How’s this look? Need more City?

    Ryan
    TAA - VVD - Digne - Zinchenko*
    Salah - KDB - Siggy
    Kane - King - Adams

    Button - 4.5 - 4.5 - 4.0

    1. Worsle90
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No, v good. You can always swap Salah for Sterling down the line

  19. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Salah & Sterling
    B) Salah & Kane

    1. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Money says A.

      1. The Royal Robin
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        The forward line is the only thing that concerns me.

    3. Loftus cheeky nandos
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A- safer. B- is riskier

    4. EgyptianKing
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I prefer A too.

      If you choose B, you’ll still have City attacking exposure? Via which player(s)?

      1. The Royal Robin
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        KDB

  20. Alex_thekid
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What price do you think cancelo will be

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      6.5

  21. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Nobody considering Mendy?

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Many are but shouldn’t be

      1. The Royal Robin
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I’m considering Zinchenko. Mendy has been ruled out for the start of the season.

      2. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Why? I reckon he will be first choice and he is attacking af

        1. The Royal Robin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          He’s injured.

        2. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I’m just trying to avoid players that have been ruled out - at least to begin with

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      10

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Love that you’ve got AWB in before the transfer deal and managed to get 4 Utd in there

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Decent for an autopick team.

    3. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Opens on my team ???

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        😯

  22. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Lloris Zinchenko
    B) Ryan Laporte

    1. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B easy

  23. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best to worst to have...Aguero, Kane, Mane and Sterling??!!

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sterling, Kane, Mane, Aguero

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mane, Stirling, Kane, Aguero

    3. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      But if you have Mane, you cant have all 3 defenders or Salah!!

  24. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which Ayew was Jordan? The good one or the shite one?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The shite one

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This. Andre was at least good for a season or so

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Andre! Yes, I couldn't remember the other one

    2. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Both were shite!!

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Good point. One was less shite for a season though

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        but André is better than Jordan

    3. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I remember Aston Villa had the wrong Ayew and Sanchez a few years ago.

      I'm all confused with Ayews now.

  25. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    RMT
    Ryan
    VVD, TAA, Digne, Ake
    Salah, KDB, Fraser, Zaha
    Kane, King

    Any advise?

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like it

  26. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ederson
    TAA/Roberson/VVD/Azpil(Kelly)
    Sterling/KDB/Sigur/Fraser(Dendonc)
    King/Deulof(Wickham)

    This is my team for a while, what does it look like ?

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looks good

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks, better than your team ?!?!

        1. GanonTEK
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Well mine is:

          Ryan
          TAA, Robbo, Digne (Smith, Cathcart)
          Siggy, Salah, KDB, Perez, Brooks
          King, Vardy, (Greenwood)

          So.. no 😀

          1. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Hahaha you're modest. Maybe you could just change to my team then hahahaha

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sorry... I don't like this team

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        What should I change

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I don't even know... 🙂

    3. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      See my team above. Mine has better balance imo

  27. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Guess my team

    6.0
    7.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 (4.5)
    12.5 9.5 8.0 7.0 (4.5)
    8.0 6.5 (4.5)

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ederson

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      May as well write Salah, Robbo and TAA 😛

      1. yakirh
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yep haha 🙂

    3. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ederson
      TAA, Robbo, Digne, Ake?, (Cathcart)
      Salah, KDB, Siggy, Maddison, (Dedoncker)
      Wilson, King, (Greenwood)

      1. yakirh
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Nailed it.

        Currently my 4.5 def is Dunk

        1. Worsle90
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Not far off either

        2. GanonTEK
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          😀

    4. Worsle90
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ederson,
      TAA, Robbo, Digne, Ake, (Diop)
      Sterling, KDB, Siggy, Zaha (Dendoncker)
      Wilson, King, (Greewood)

      1. Worsle90
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Meant Salah!

  28. Worsle90
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Leno good value at £5.0?

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If you think Arsenal's defence will be less like a sieve than last year, then maybe.

  29. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    With Salah now resting and Mane still going I may have to reasses Mane over Salah, how I find another 1 mil I have no idea.
    Sanchez crooked again with hammie so no possibility a cheaper proven FPL asses might comeback. Not that it was likely anyway.

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      i personally think Salah & Mane will start the season as Klopp will want his best side from the get go!

      But thats my opinion only 😉

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I sure hope so. But if they go all the way to the final Mane would need some rest.

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          mane is a machine lol but yep think his minutes would be manged for sure mate