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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. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A. Ake + Deulofeu / 442 or
    B. Ake + Brooks / 451 or
    C. Coleman + Trippier / 541 ?

    1. Scotty B
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What about C? Looking at last year’s PPGs and ppg/million, there’s a lot of value in these defenders, who have great opening fixtures....

        1. Scotty B
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Coleman yes
          Trippier no (always threat of rotation)

    2. This is the year
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  2. Twenty Twenty Vision
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    3 questions:

    1) what’s your tactics leading into 8th and 15th February’s split fixture plan
    2) West Ham v Liverpool 21 December (under threat? On what date will be find out if it’s to be moved due to clash with Pools potential matches in Qatar?)
    3) Trip to Goodison - FPL FDR 4. ? Really ... why?

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

      1) it's the same GW so no difference.
      2) Before or after.
      3) FDR is always a bit meh.

      1. Twenty Twenty Vision
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thank you

      2. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ah so the Liverpool westham game being rearranged isn't likely to result in a blank?

  3. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Have team sorted besides these two last slots, 12.5m to spend...Have Ake & Fraser in as current placeholders but not sure I want triple Bournemouth! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Alisson
    Walker ____ VVD Laporte Digne
    Salah Siggy ____
    King Aguero

    4m 4.5m 4.5m 4.5m

    So many options, but without listing each and every one it is basically either:-
    4.5m def, 8m mid
    5m def, 7.5m mid
    5.5m def, 7m mid

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

      Let preseason help you.

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Typical Fernando answer this...come on, give me some names

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

          Different answer next month.

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ake and Fraser are great picks for first gameweeks. Is Walker nailed?

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Fraser a bit expensive, let’s see how Zaha, Maddison and Lucas Moura do in preseason games..

        1. Scotty B
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes definitely ones to watch those you mention.

      2. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes, could still stick with them for first couple of gameweeks and then asses. Walker should be yes. Only Bilva & Laporte played more mins for City last season.

      3. nisag17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Walker is first choice unless a new rb comes in. He will be rotated a bit though especially when cl kicks in.

    3. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Coleman and Zaha.

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        They are probably the best two pick on paper...
        Just two slight issues with this:-
        1 Would mean double Everton defence
        2 Zaha future up in the air

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Coleman and Zaha.

          Might be a different answer on the next page though.

          1. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Look good?

            Alisson
            Coleman Walker VVD Laporte Digne
            Salah Siggy Zaha
            King Aguero

            Norris Dendonker Hayden Wickham

    4. El Tel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Azpil & Perez

  4. Narcos Alonso
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    1st Draft

    Ederson (Button)

    TAA Robbo AWB (Kelly Reid)

    Mane Zaha Fraser James (Dendoncker)

    Aguero Wilson DCL

    Thanks for the comment

    1. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      James? He will certainly be eased in and rotated. Do you have money itb? Otherwise you might have to downgrade Wilson to King to upgrade James.

      1. Narcos Alonso
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I thought so too
        0.0 itb atm.

      2. Narcos Alonso
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Have to plan for a DJ upgrade

  5. Heaton Mess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane, Digne + 1 x Liverpool def.

    Or

    Rashford + 2 x Liverpool def.

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A by a mile

  6. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Start season with:

    A) Vardy (WOL, che)
    B) Wilson (SHU, ast):

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fixtures say Wilson. Mind you if you go with King, maybe you can afford Vardy too.

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This is just too short sighted.

      Look at it over the first 4 fixtures and then it becomes a much harder decision.

  7. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Brooks + Bilva
    B) Fraser + Zaha

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

      B

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B because I think Bilva might be too deep to really benefit from Man city attack to justify his price.

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B if you have Sterling/Aguero...if not, don’t know...Zaha is great value, but don’t like cpl fixtures. If nailed in Arsenal, could be a great pick.

    4. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Personally I can see more value in going Brooks + Zaha.
      Will free up a few quid too...

      1. GanonTEK
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I second this

  8. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I managed to squeze Kane, Sterling & Salah in one team and I'm fairly happy with it.

    Heaton
    Coleman VVD TAA
    Salah Sterling A.Perez Jorginho
    King Kane DCL

    Norris Dendoncker El Mohamady Reid

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

      A few 2-3 pointers in attack most weeks.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jorginho - I accept it as my 4th mid.
        King - is in many drafts and may have a good season.
        DCL - if we are to believe Marco Silva's comments might be Toffees main striker and is constantly improving.

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I tried this the other day, it simply isn't possible imo. I tried rotation at the back and just a 442 and I still wasn't happy. Could be feasible for first wildcard if someone emerges

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It is hard but it will be easy to re jig(downgrade Kane) after 2 weeks if needs be.
        But should Kane start on a high it will be much harder to get him in for those without.

  9. lang25
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    a. Ryan Pickford
    robbo digne vvd ake kelly
    fraser zaha hayden salah bilva
    kane jota greenwood

    b. Alisson ryan
    robbo digne laporte ake kelly
    fraser zaha hayden sterling siggy
    kane jota greenwood

    choose one ?

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

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

    Score Predictions on these?

    a) USA vs Netherlands (Women's World Cup)
    b) Brazil vs Peru (Copa America)
    c) USA vs Mexico (Gold Cup)

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1.9 - 0.75
      2.15 - 0.45
      1.05 - 1.25

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      a) who cares
      b) 1-0
      c) 2-1

      1. GanonTEK
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A lot of people care actually. One of the biggest women's sports events of the year seeing as it's the World Cup final. I'm looking forward to it.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          rather watch paint dry than womens football

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            i would rather watch chocolate paint dry on womens footballers

          2. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Bit pathetic that isn’t it.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              pathetic, agree, thats a good word for their efforts at the beautiful game alright mate

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

      a) 3-2
      b) 3-0
      c) 0-1

  11. ninja
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What can be seen as the main 5 man spine of a starting squad ie the players your having no matter what and then building your team around? Im going for

    Robinson Laporte
    Salah Sterling
    Kane

    1. b91jh
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      TAA Digne VVD
      Salah Siggy

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Robbo TAA Digne
      Mo Raz

      1. Men in green tights
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Do you think sterling to Kdb is worth a punt at beginning of season depending how he does in preseason as this would free up some funds

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It depends but currently I’ve got kdb as well

          City are going to destroy most teams - doubling up on their attack and pools is a must

          Fortunately Trent provides the double up

          1. Men in green tights
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Same here I have kdb and Laporte as well as triple pool , I think if kdb has a good pre he will start more than sterling i.e. Less likely for rotation risk

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I’m on Raz & KDB

              Not interested in city defence unless there is a 5.5 option

              1. Devo-McDuff
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Think there is likely to be, Zinchenko. Maybe even Angelino or Ake depending on transfer window, pre-season etc

            2. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I think he will get rotated slightly more than Sterling over the whole season given his injury record. Not enough to put me off him as FPL asset though. I have I’m in at the moment as too hard to get both Salah and Sterling in and if he does stay fit he could easily get 200 points even with the odd rotation.

    3. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      TAA, VVD, Laporte, Salah and Kane for me...

    4. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I have 7 main players -
      VVD TAA Digne
      Siggy Mane Sterling KDB

    5. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      TAA, Robbo, Digne
      Salah, Siggy,

    6. Indpush
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      TAA, Robbo, Laporte

      Salah, Sterling, KDB

      (Asked for five but couldn't leave one out)

  12. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I think this has a bit of everything...

    Ryan
    TAA Laporte VVD Coleman
    Zaha Salah KDB Perez
    King Kane

    Button Donker Kelly 4.5?

    What do we think...??

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I like it, your drafts are very similar to mine.

      Only differences in my current is:
      Ryan to Ederson
      Laporte to 4.0
      Coleman to Digne
      Perez to Maddison

      Mine involves starting Dendoncker though! Hoping Zinchenko can be nailed then I can start a 4.5 defender instead

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorry for late reply 🙂
        I have noticed that we both have similar thinking.
        Laporte may well become Zinchenko as I too am waiting so can use that mil somewhere else. Comm shield should reveal more.

  13. KujaliaFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is KDB nailed when fit? Whose pitch time will Rodri impact?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Should be.
      Fernandinho if you would swap players like for like but with Pep who knows ?

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Rodri will be Fern cover which means Gundo is KDB cover rather than covering slightly out of position for KDB.

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      KDB has to be nailed if fit.
      City definitely a better team with him in it. He offers a bit of everything...

    3. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks

  14. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Arguments between Rich and Siggy?

    1. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Possibility that rich could play up front oop but sigg is on set pieces

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Digne is on freekicks, throw ins

        Siggy is on pens - largely missing them

  15. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rate these sub 7m midfielders and forwards in order from best to worst.

    Zaha
    Willian
    F Anderson
    King
    Deulofeu
    Brooks

    1. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Z
      K
      B
      W
      F
      D

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      With these lot you got to look at fixtures

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yep and form

        When Anderson has a purple patch he’s as good as any premium option

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Add Maddison, he's up there with Zaha

  16. Grounderz
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So, they removed the Free Hit chip from the My Team screen. Seems like it’s only available when you activate it from the Transfers page.

    1. El Tel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lol

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

      Not an option in GW1.

      1. Grounderz
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks, makes sense now.

    3. K.Jabba 88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It will be back on there after game week 1

  17. Lovefootball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Was planning to go Mane over Salah in my team, but with last nights elimination of Egypt AFCON I am starting to plan my team with Salah in it in case Mane goes further with Senegal. Which of the following transfers looks better?

    a)
    Mane --> Salah
    Sterling --> Bernardo
    Dendoncker --> Moura (for now only GW1 then the best looking Chelsea mid)

    b)
    Mane --> Salah
    Sterling --> De Bruyne
    Robertson --> VVD
    Dendoncker --> Perez (already have Vardy as well)

    Thanks!

  18. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this lot welcome. The 3 x 4.5m players all play:

    Heaton (Button)
    TAA Robbo Walker Digne Trippier
    Salah Sterling (4.5m x 3)
    Vardy King Delo

    1. Amey
        1 month, 12 days ago

        🙂

    2. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A) Brooks + Jota + Alli + Ake
      B) Fraser + Jimi + Zaha + Smith

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A but soggy/rich over alli

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      After much tinkering with my Salah draft this is what I've come up with this 442 set up.
      Which upgrade would you prefer:
      A. Coleman to Digne
      B. VVD to Robertson

      Ederson
      TAA / VVD / Digne / 5.5
      Salah / KDB / Siggy / Brooks
      Vardy / King
      (4.0/4.5/4.5/4.0)

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hi mate,
        I think you've got an excellent line up there. If you've got 0.5 left over, I'd invest it in a better 1st sub.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Cheers bud, no nothing itb, debating whether its best to go Robbo over VVD or Digne over Coleman?

          1. HollywoodXI
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            We have similar teams and I have gone for Digne over Coleman and Robbo over VVD.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              with my current set up can only do one of those, which would you choose?

      2. Amey
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers mate, yeah I have a good feeling about Digne.

            1. Amey
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yep
                But I'd want Robbo to :/
                Brooks to a 6m Midfielder can work brilliantly imo.
                Yarmalenko is in my watchlist atm

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Nice shout, he was very impressive before his injury, none of the mids under 6.5 do it for me atm

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    I've my eye on James if he impresses for us in pre-season

        • Gringo Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Neal Maupay to Sheffield United, might be a solid FPL asset

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Who ?

          2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            If only they could give us a 5.5, but I assume he'll be 6

        • SB8
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wish Sane was nailed. He has the same potential as Raz but he is 2.5 cheaper.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Might be off to Bayern Munchen.
            Agree re-potential, when in form reminds me of young Cristiano Ronaldo.

            1. SB8
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              He won't be off. Don't think they will let him go.
              Just don't get why Pep doesn't give him enough time on the pitch.

              1. The 5% Team
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                must be a thing that us fans don't get to see, like tactical awareness, attitude or work-rate at training...because like you said, he's got more than enough pure quality

          2. FPL Mountaineer
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            As long as he is linked with a move, it will be risky to own Leroy Sane.

        • Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Expected Clean sheets for city?

          whu
          TOT
          bou

          1. FPL Mountaineer
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It's tough to predict with Man City coz they can potentially get clean sheets in all these games. That's why I'm going for their goalkeeper Ederson. All those teams have great quality in attack but City can still shut them out. Hopefully, Ederson can come to the rescue.

        • The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Best midfielder for 8M?

          1. FPL Mountaineer
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Hands down, it's Bernardo Silva.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Nah, Siggy for me

          2. Amey
              1 month, 12 days ago

              One of 7m Midfielders maybe 😮
              Don't have too much affection for Siggy @ 8m tbh
              I had him for 8-25 gw last season.
              He is nice accumulator of points. Not explosive enough though. I have gone for Vardy as my second grade premium attacker alongside Raz & Mo

              1. Luizdouzi
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  This + Maddison above him

              2. FPL Mountaineer
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I say Bernardo Silva coz he's in the peak of his career. 24 years of age and he's meant to be a replacement for David Silva. He'll play most games and will create plenty of chances for the team. Also, plays further forward than the likes of Sigurdsson and Man CIty are so much more superior in attack than any other team.

                1. Luizdouzi
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Good points tbh

              3. Nikolajtn
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Anybody else looking at Christensen for 5m? Could be great value at that price with Rüdiger injured and more pitch time under Lampard.

                My current team:
                Ryan / Hamer
                Robbo TAA Digne Christens. / Kelly
                Salah Sterling Zaha Dendonck. / 4.5
                Kane King / 4.5

                1. FPL Mountaineer
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Yes, he is good value but there are other good options to look at. Ake is not a bad shout for now while Chelsea have a tricky GW 1 match.

                  1. Nikolajtn
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Yeah but Bournemouth not really that stable defensively. For the long run I feel there could be some great bargains at Chelsea with the pricing this year. But maybe we have to wait to see who are nailed.

                    1. FPL Mountaineer
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Agreed. As a Chelsea fan, I'm hopeful that CHO and RLC could prove to be excellent bargains later on in the season. They're very kindly priced.

              4. FPL Mountaineer
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                My team looks like this:

                Starting 11 for GW 1 (4-4-2): Ederson, Alexander-Arnold, Ake, Vertonghen, Van Dijk, Salah, Bernardo Silva, Ayoze Perez, Trossard, Kane and Deulofeu.

                Subs: Button, Moraes, Aarons and Dendoncker 0.5(In the bank)

                How does this look?

              5. Offs!de
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                First Draft!! First Draft!!!
                .
                How does it look?
                Ryan/ 4.00
                TAA, VVD, Coleman, ASmith, Kelly
                Salah, KDB, Zaha, Trossard, / 4.5
                Kane, Vardy/ 4.5

                1. Kun Tozser
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Trossard interesting pick, have my eye on for sure

              6. Conor1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Mark Noble is interesting me at this price. Penalty takers are high on my wish list this year. Should play most games.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Unlikely. Tends to come on as a sub a lot. If you start him, mostly you'll get 1 point. If you bench him, that's when he pops up with a penalty. Frustrating!

              7. Kun Tozser
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                How about this front line for the opening game weeks?

                Siggy Fraser Bilva Salah
                King Kane

                Fraser > Chelsea mid GW3

              8. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Standard of football is poor in this final & they want parity on money?