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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
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days 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
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days 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
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

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

    2. FPL_PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Both meh

    4. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I prefer B

  3. Blanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling and Perez

    Bilva and KDB for a million cheaper.

    Could upgrade 4.5 defender to Chillwell with cash.

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Sterling + Perez.

      I've KDB and Perez myself

  4. FlyingWithoutIngs
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days 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. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Parm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days 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. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days 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. Misteak
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 12 days 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Parm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

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

            1. Parm
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 12 days 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 12 days 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
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            He has certainly lost his fpl appeal bigtime I agree

        2. Misteak
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I dont have any

      2. FPL_PEP_TALK
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days 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. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I’m considering both along with Sterling.

    4. FPL_PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I think I’m beginning to agree.

    5. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days 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
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

    3. TokyoRed 東京赤
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wilson and Fraser

    4. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I have A, so A

  7. Stevecat
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    How’s this:

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

    Button, target, ward, dedonker

    1. Worsle90
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah fine mate

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

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

  8. VAR SH*T
      3 months, 12 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

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

    • The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Skalla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Goodish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Perfectly logical

      2. TokyoRed 東京赤
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Interesting yes, doesn't help me now though 😆

    • pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yay

      Palace are about to sign a forward.

      Yay

      We're only spending 2.5 million

      Oh

      It's Ayew

      1. Skalla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Cheaper than his FPL price , bargain!

    • Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Who's your riskiest pick?

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

      1. Goodish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days 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. Misteak
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Matip/Norwood.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Jamal Lewis and Norwood for nostalgia picks. 🙂

      4. GanonTEK
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Same 2 for me.

    • I AM THE FPL MONSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Siggy or Rich?

      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Sigurdsson long-term, Richarlison short-term.

      2. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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.

    • OneMan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Best 4.5m defender ??

      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Lloyd Kelly

      2. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Issa Diop or Cathcart for me

      3. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Dunk, Taylor, Diop.

      4. TokyoRed 東京赤
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Boly, Cathcart, Diop

    • The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        A

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Stephens is like giving up.

        1. The Royal Robin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          He’d obviously be fodder.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Need the 3rd player in B then.

    • OneMan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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 ?

    • Blanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Chillwell or Coleman?

      1. Loftus cheeky nandos
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days 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

    • The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Surely he’s their talisman now?

          1. Parm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days 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
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            That's just abuse of the word talisman.

      2. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No, but I'm going with Alonso.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

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

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              ???

              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  3 months, 12 days ago

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

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      are united really interested in Longstaff? 🙂

                      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          3 months, 12 days 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
                              3 months, 12 days 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. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                  3 months, 12 days 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
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                      griezzy wants champions league football so likely Barca for him.

                                      Bruno Fernandes should be a good signing if United gets him

                                    • MeatPieSausageRoll
                                        3 months, 12 days 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

                                      • Hakim Ziyech
                                          3 months, 12 days 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

                                        • MeatPieSausageRoll
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                          • Hakim Ziyech
                                              3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                            • MeatPieSausageRoll
                                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                                Hopefully ole not here much longer!!

                                              • Hakim Ziyech
                                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                                  Hahahaha....

                              2. yakirh
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                Need pre season monitoring

                            • The Yorkshire Pirlo
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 12 days 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
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 12 days ago

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

                            • The Royal Robin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              A) Salah & Sterling
                              B) Salah & Kane

                              1. yakirh
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                A

                              2. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                Money says A.

                                1. The Royal Robin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                  The forward line is the only thing that concerns me.

                              3. Loftus cheeky nandos
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                A- safer. B- is riskier

                              4. EgyptianKing
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                I prefer A too.

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

                                1. The Royal Robin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                  KDB

                            • Alex_thekid
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              What price do you think cancelo will be

                              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                  6.5

                              2. The Big Fella
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                Nobody considering Mendy?

                                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                    Many are but shouldn’t be

                                    1. The Royal Robin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                    2. The Big Fella
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                      1. The Royal Robin
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        He’s injured.

                                      2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        10

                                        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                        2. TorresMagic™
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          Decent for an autopick team.

                                        3. OneMan
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          Opens on my team ???

                                          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                              😯

                                        4. The Royal Robin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          A) Lloris Zinchenko
                                          B) Ryan Laporte

                                          1. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                            B easy

                                        5. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                              Sterling, Kane, Mane, Aguero

                                            • OneMan
                                              • 3 Years
                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                              Mane, Stirling, Kane, Aguero

                                            • OneMan
                                              • 3 Years
                                              3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                          2. The Big Fella
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                                The shite one

                                                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                                    3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                                    1. The Big Fella
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                                2. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                                  Both were shite!!

                                                  1. The Big Fella
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                                    Good point. One was less shite for a season though

                                                  2. Hakim Ziyech
                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                      but André is better than Jordan

                                                  3. GanonTEK
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                                    I'm all confused with Ayews now.

                                                3. Pilgrim62
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                                  Any advise?

                                                  1. GanonTEK
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                                    I like it

                                                4. OneMan
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  3 months, 12 days 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
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                                    Looks good

                                                    1. OneMan
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Thanks, better than your team ?!?!

                                                      1. GanonTEK
                                                        • 6 Years
                                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                                        Well mine is:

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

                                                        So.. no 😀

                                                        1. OneMan
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                                  2. Hakim Ziyech
                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Sorry... I don't like this team

                                                      1. OneMan
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                                        What should I change

                                                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                                            I don't even know... 🙂

                                                      2. Pilgrim62
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                                        See my team above. Mine has better balance imo

                                                    • yakirh
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      3 months, 12 days 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. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                          Ederson

                                                        • TorresMagic™
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                          May as well write Salah, Robbo and TAA 😛

                                                          1. yakirh
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                                            Yep haha 🙂

                                                        • GanonTEK
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                                          1. yakirh
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                                            Nailed it.

                                                            Currently my 4.5 def is Dunk

                                                            1. Worsle90
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                                              Not far off either

                                                            2. GanonTEK
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                                              😀

                                                        • Worsle90
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                                          1. Worsle90
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                                            Meant Salah!

                                                      2. Worsle90
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                                        Leno good value at £5.0?

                                                        1. GanonTEK
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

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

                                                      3. Albrightondknight
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        3 months, 12 days 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
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          3 months, 12 days 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
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            3 months, 12 days 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
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              3 months, 12 days ago

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