Pre-Season

The midfield bench fodder options available in FPL

Our analysis of the Fantasy Premier League price list will conclude with a look at budget midfielders.

While we may have struggled to so far pick out many gems among the cut-price defenders and forwards, the sheer weight of numbers among similarly priced midfielders – there are currently 119 such players priced between £4.5m and £5.5m inclusive at the time of writing – suggests there may be more joy to be had in the middle of the park.

With sub-£6.0m midfielders representing more than 25% of all FPL players, we will split this analysis into three separate articles.

This first piece will look at players available for £4.5m, the second focusing on £5.0m midfielders and a final feature to follow on those available at £5.5m.

The £4.5m Options

There are, at the time of writing, 35 FPL midfielders available for £4.5m.

The primary function of a £4.5m midfielder is to be an emergency option on our benches, to be ready to come in for a two-point (or better) return when rotation, injury and/or suspension bites hard.

The first requirement of such a player is that he is a reliable starter.

That immediately rules out a large number of Fantasy assets, although pre-season is yet to start in earnest and we may well see a surprise name emerge from this bargain bin of players.

Possible Starters

Leander Dendoncker was benched only once from Gameweek 22 to 38.

There aren’t too many players at £4.5m who can guarantee us a game.

One of the most popular options in FPL right now is Leander Dendoncker, who currently sits in 9.5% of squads.

The Belgium international had to bide his time to become a regular starter under Nuno Espirito Santo, not making the matchday squad until Gameweek 10 and failing to make a single start in the first half of the season.

Dendoncker’s debut finally came in Gameweek 20 and he went on to start all bar one of Wolves’ final 17 league fixtures.

The central midfielder has scored twice in 2019 and, after his full debut, only six players in his position went on to register more big chances – all of them more expensive in FPL.

Wolves’ participation in the Europa League may lead to some rotation but Santo’s squad is fairly small, so Dendoncker should still get plenty of league starts.

Isaac Hayden is the only £4.5m-rated FPL midfielder who features in more FPL squads at the time being, although the Newcastle midfielder – who started the Magpies’ final 20 games – is seeking a move away from the north-east for personal reasons and his whereabouts next season are still to be confirmed.

Dale Stephens made 29 starts for Brighton and Hove Albion last season, meanwhile, registering two attacking returns.

A regular under Chris Hughton, we will have to monitor the Seagulls in pre-season to see if he features prominently in new boss Graham Potter’s plans.

Matteo Guendouzi offers semi-regular starts but that, arguably, isn’t good enough when we are also concerned about rotation to our heavy hitters.

The French midfielder made 23 starts last season but was named as a substitute on a further 14 occasions, coming on ten times.

Oriol Romeu is perhaps up there with Dendoncker in terms of first-team prospects, having started 21 of the 23 matches that Ralph Hasenhuttl oversaw.

The one-time Chelsea midfield spoiler has scored exactly one goal in each of the last four seasons, which is arguably perfect for those who don’t want the anguish of seeing their third-choice substitute stuck on the bench after a double-digit haul.

We may be able to add Tom Trybull to the mix, with the Norwich defensive midfielder a regular starter in the second half of the season at the expense of fellow £4.5m asset Alex Tettey.

The Rest

Grady Diangana made six starts and 11 substitute appearances last season.

Nampalys Mendy made 23 starts last season but not one under Brendan Rodgers.

Aside from those already mentioned, Morgan Schneiderlin was one of only two other £4.5m midfielders who reached double figures for Premier League starts (ten) but even he looks likely to be a backup again this season.

Grady Diangana was briefly a budget midfielder to monitor last season but West Ham’s plethora of attacking options may again restrict his chances, while the future of anchormen Pedro Obiang (who made 12 starts for the Hammers) and Carlos Sanchez is in some doubt.

Moritz Leitner was peripheral in the season run-in for Norwich after being an ever-present in the first 18 matches (the Canaries being well stocked in central midfield), while youngster Todd Cantwell may well be sent out on loan by the Championship winners.

Henri Lansbury, Birkir Bjarnason and the ‘out of position’ Keinan Davis look unlikely to be heavily involved at Villa, meanwhile.

The likes of Mohamed Elneny, Danny Drinkwater, Matty James and James McCarthy would appear to be backup options or surplus to requirements at their respective clubs, with only Arsenal’s Egyptian making any league starts (five) last season.

Youngsters such as Ethan Ampadu at Chelsea, Luke Dreher at Crystal Palace, Tahith Chong and James Garner at Manchester United, and Callum Slattery and Tyreke Johnson at Southampton will be hoping for breakthrough seasons at their respective clubs but remain only prospects for the future at present. Only Slattery of this group made a league start last season.

Brighton’s Beram Kayal will have his fingers crossed for more game-time under new boss Potter, while defensive midfielder Hamza Choudhury is one to monitor (for starts, if not attacking returns) as he continues his development under Brendan Rodgers.

Daniel Amartey is the other Leicester midfield option at £4.5m but it is difficult to see where the some-time right-back fits into Rodgers’ system when he returns from an ankle injury.

Oliver Skipp made just two starts at Spurs last season, while Domingos Quina and Nathaniel Chalobah – who were in Javi Gracia’s starting XI on just three occasions each – will likely be backup options again in central midfield.

Rafael Camacho has left Liverpool on a permanent deal while Luke Amos has joined QPR on loan from Spurs.

It should be stressed that the above information is how we see the picture in early July and there is plenty that could happen between now and Gameweek 1.

We’ll keep you up to speed on all the developments in pre-season and shine a light on any names from this price tier should they look like threatening some league starts.

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1,267 Comments Post a Comment
  1. evilfish
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    In order to gain a needed 0.5m would you.....

    a) Digne > Coleman
    b) TAA > VVD (have Robertson)

    1. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B. EASY

      1. evilfish
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        ok, thanks

    2. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Got a feeling Digne gona be fire this season and his first few games should see an increase in value

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B but Robbo to VVD
      TAA PPM insane!

      1. tbeans22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        VAR likely to cut down on clean sheets this season so I'd rather have TAA's attacking potential over VVD.

    4. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      c) Robbo > VVD

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I think I’d be doing this.

      2. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        +1

    5. evilfish
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      OK, thanks for advice all.

  2. SB8
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Could Chicharito be a good pick if Arnie does leave??

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I presume West Ham will be buying a new striker or two.

      1. Rigid Digit
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Names suggested include Belotti, Maxi Gomez and Rondon.
        First 2 would be 7.0 / 7.5 - Rondon probably (hopefully) max 6.0

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I think Rondon would be at least £6.5m.

          1. No Professionals
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            He'd have to be when you think pukki is 6.5

        2. SB8
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I would like to have Maxi Gomez in my team!!

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      He wants out

  3. Davidwes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Rate my team:
    Ederson (4.0)
    TAA VVD Digne (4,0) (4,0) Salah Sterling Zaha Jorginho (4,5)
    Vardy King Chicharito

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I’d have a back up plan for Chicharito.

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Jogrinho?
      Chicharito?
      6/10

      1. noahzark22
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        more like 3/10

  4. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    If you could have only one of Jota and Deulofeu which one would you have?

    1. Scotty B
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Delo

    2. SB8
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      The one who has pens. Deeney

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Start with Deu for sure!
      Jota in Europe and has worse fixtures.

    4. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Deulofeu. Wolves less attractive this year with Europe in the schedule. Plus Wolves first 5 fixtures aren't favourable

  5. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 days ago

    A)Taa, Robbo, Coleman
    B)Taa, Vvd, Digne

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

    2. Scotty B
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      It's B

    4. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks guys

    5. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I can’t choose. Both are brilliant. I’d go with either tbh and be happy with that part of my team.

  6. SB8
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Who is the must have of this year? Salah or Sterling? I think it's Sterling, because you can expect Mane to be as good as Mo, but you don't have many alternatives in City. Maybe KDB? It's risky, and Aguero is getting older.

    1. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Got to be Mo

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I think Kün can break 200 points again, basically I think you need a big hitter from both teams and then you’ve got two solid captain choices to pick from.

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Until you captain Kun/Sterling and Pep rotates them

        You know how it goes

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I also know how well it can go, I think it would be madness to ignore those players on the basis that they might have the odd rest.

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Why do you expect Mane to be as good as Salah?

    4. Rock n Grohl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling and Kane captain rotation is quite something.

  7. jojon440
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    The highest-scoring defenders were on a par with the highest-scoring forwards last season. So is it better to have four or five premium defenders at an average cost of 6.5 / 6.6 and one premium forward and spend more on midfielders? What are the pros and cons?

    Also, has anyone done any statistical analysis on whether two 4.5 goalkeepers rotating (choosing home goalkeeper each week) scores better than a 'set-and-forget' premium goalkeeper and a 4.0 sub?

    1. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Do you think that pool and city are going to get anywhere the same number of clean sheets and also it looks like it might be a bit of a mare picking city defs

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I do. Their keepers and defenders should be around their points tallies of last season.

        1. Men in green tights
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Best way into city defence is ? Ederson

      2. tbeans22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        With VAR that number has to drop.

        1. jojon440
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Good point. So a team of penalty takers is the way forward this year!

          1. tbeans22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Yep. Penalty takers have some extra value while I think the value of center backs that rely on cleanies drops a little bit. I also plugged Pickford into my team at GK who was best at PK stops last year. Tough to say if that continues but worth the gamble IMO.

      3. Lovren an elevator
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Good question. I think City keep around the same clean sheets. I think pool maybe a few less just because 20 was a crazy number. I think Robbo and VVD may be lucky to reach the same number of attacking returns but TAA the fact that he didnt play all games and the fact he was so good 2nd half the season, I think he could get great returns (hence why more people seem to be favouring him)
        Basically Laporte and TAA should be excellent

    2. Lovren an elevator
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      It seems it's better to have premium defenders and mids than strikers, yes. I'm not sure how many defenders will be significant scorers this season though, I see TAA, Robbo, Coleman and Digne only. I guess pereira if he stays, and maybe alonso if Lampard likes him. I'm probably taking those first 4 and then Targett. I think double up on everton defence is pretty good, considering their fixtures and defensive form at the end of last season (as long as this success carrys on) also both of them had great attacking returns towards the end of the season

    3. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Defense and Forward are where the budget options eventually emerge from. Less likely for Mids. More expensive mids produce more often/consistently than budget options.

      Midpriced GK don't provide much more than budget. Do either do premium/4.0 or budget/backup there

    4. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Interesting thread on goalkeepers here;

      https://twitter.com/fpleditor/status/1147208740363546625?s=21

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Doesnt understand VORP

    5. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 19 days ago

      You're going to struggle to have 5 premium defenders, a premium forward and spend money on midfield.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

        you can easily have a premium back 5 and 1 premium mid/striker who you permacap for opening month or two

  8. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Greenwood. Please fill me in here. Don't get it at all. Surely you want bench fodder that'll get you some minutes and a point or two

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Ole raved about him at the end of last season and seems to rate him. If Lukaku goes he could be behind only Rashford in the strikers pecking order.

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        So he 'might' nail down a regular place? Sweet. I'll monitor pre-season

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I certainly did not say that.

          1. jayzico
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Sorry. Trying to convince myself

    2. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      On the forwards you prob looking at 5.5 to get one who will score some goals on the odd day , what everyone is doing is investing this cash into defence where the returns were higher last season and have 2 out the bench who play all the time

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      She is better on the overlap than Stokes

  9. Jaws
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Any rumours about a new central forward for EVE/WHM flying around?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah, with Arnie sodding off, Hammers are looking at a few.

    2. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I'm waiting on Rondon. He'd go straight in to my team at either Eve/WH.

    3. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Hope not. DCL for 6m and crazy opening fixtures all the way.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

        terrible player though

    4. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Rondon to EVE would be amazing for coleman/digne

      1. Jaws
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Mitrovic even better imo. Best header in the game.

        1. noahzark22
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Worst finisher in the league last year though. But yes, would still be an improvement over current EVE forwards

  10. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Ryan
    Taa, Van Dijk, Digne
    Fraser, Salah, Sigurdsson, Perez
    Aguero, Deulofeu, King

    Button, Dendoncker, Kelly, Rico

    Gtg, any changes guys?

  11. Lovren an elevator
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    I'm wondering in a draft league, where money is no concern. Is it a good tactic to draft Kun AND Jesus, or is it still better to focus on picking elsewhere and spreading my 3 city players better ie following trends and getting 3 of Sterling/Bilva/KDB/Laporte
    Thoughts please 🙂

  12. Clay Davis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone interested in doing a quick mock draft for 6 people?

    If so, go login to FPL site:
    https://draft.premierleague.com/entry/join-create

    Scroll to bottom and select 'Join a Mock Draft'

    Select league size as 6

    Cheers

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      9 mins to go. Need two more people.

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Come on lads, still time to join up

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Tried to, but it put me in one starting at 16:45.

  13. Lovren an elevator
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Yes I'm in

  14. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Best def + mid combo for 10.5?
    A) Trippier + Jorginho
    B) Aké + McArthur
    C) Other..

  15. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    I'm not sure who needs to hear this right now, but the gulf in class between Zouma and Mina is massive. So much so that I'm seriously reconsidering Everton backs.

    1. Lovren an elevator
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      In favour of who?

      1. Jay Jay Okocha
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Another midfielder

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Would they not be bringing someone else in if not Zouma?

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Looking at Davide Biraschi from Genoa

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      if not zouma they'll sign someone

  16. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    RMT

    Heaton
    Adam Smith - Diop - Dunk - Kelly - 4m
    Salah - Sterling - Sigurdsson - Brooks - 4.5m
    Kane - Vardy - King

    Slightly different team. 🙂

    1. coriswrasse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Defence is very weak. Would want to upgrade one of King or Brooks to Fraser or Wilson. Kane to Auba. Need more 'pool.
      5/10

  17. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    The way Sweden are pressing long ball tactics should work.... they arent trying though

  18. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    A Spurs 5.5 def, Bilva & Kane
    Or
    B Ake, Fraser & Aguero

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      C

    2. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

    3. Scotty T
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        What does the T stand for ?

    4. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B.

  19. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Happy with this for now.

    Pope
    TAA,VVD,Digne,Zinchenko
    Salah,Sterling,Siggy,Fraser
    King,Jota

    4.0,A.Smith,Dendonker,Wickham.

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I have one draft with exactly this XI. Sweet.

      1. Kobayashy
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Only weak players have multiple teams.

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Bournemouth have great fixtures. Smith will be back up or could easily be another 4.5

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Best Mo Sterling I’ve seen.

    3. jimmy.floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Pope and Zinch far from nailed

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Yes but easy switches he can make

        Heaton Walker Coleman eg

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Exactly this.

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      burnley opening 4 fixtures are bad, whats your plan for zinch? city just signed another left back too

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        SOU good, others dodgy, yes. Plenty of saves. Otherwise could be Ryan.

        Think Zinc will start , if he doesn’t then switch to another 5.5

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          coleman?

          1. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Double Everton defence?

    5. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      That’s decent

  20. jimmy.floyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    RMT please:

    Ryan Button
    TAA VVD Digne Taylor Targett
    Salah Sterling Siggy Zaha Dendoncker
    Wilson King

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Yes looks very good

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      better than vast majority but taylors opening 4 games are bad

  21. Davidwes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 19 days ago

    How would you rate this draft?
    Fabianski (4,0)
    TAA VVD Digne Bednarek(Ward)

    Salah Sterling Zaha (4,5)(4,5)

    Vardy King Deulofeu

  22. Lets all klopp together
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Hows this for a draft?

    Pickford
    Laporte, robertson, ake, holebas
    Sterling, zaha, mane
    Vardy, wilison, long

    Bench, button, kante, kelly, moutinho

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      long is far from nailed, bournemouth (ake) awful at the back and if he leaves he isnt guaranteed to start, like the rest of it

    2. Scotty T
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Would keep it as a draft and keep going. Bit to like but more to dislike

  23. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    2–2
    England level

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      VAR says no 1-2

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      ?

  24. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Who would you rather have?

    AWB & Sanchez
    Or
    Ake & Fraser

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      c

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A Smith and Fraser and use the 0.5 elsewhere

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Ake and Fraser probably

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Tough one though isn't it as if United look more solid and Sanchez is a starter than they suddenly become a great pair from a top 6 team

  25. Lets all klopp together
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Best 6.0 striker option?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      probably ings, everton have good fixtures but dcl is awful

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      do player comparison in members area with ings and dcl...

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I’d keep an eye on Calvert-Lewis and Wesley.

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        *Lewin.

    4. Rigid Digit
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Hoping Ings is INGury free this year.
      Two up front with Evans, with Redmond and Ward-Prowse behind (and hopefully Armstrong if he settles) could be a few goals in him

  26. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    How’s your squad structure looking fellas?

    I feel it’s vital to have players in certain price brackets to be able to jump on anyway bandwagons and/or get rid of players that aren’t performing.

    Spending a bit more in defensive this year than I usually do, but I guess everyone is in the same boat.

    4.5m 4m
    7m 6.5m 6m 4.5m 4m
    12.5m 8m 8m 6.5m 4.5m
    11m 6.5m 6.5m

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      my back 6 (keeper + 5 defs) costs 38.5

  27. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    If Sanchez looks like a starter from pre season everyone is going to have him in their team aren't they? But I guess after last season nobody is sure of him at the moment

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Isn’t he at the Copa America tournament?

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Last game tonight for him and then 5 weeks till start of the season

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers didn’t know that. See how he gets on over the pre season

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      wouldnt have him for 4m

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Probably B

    4. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Could be gold at that price, one to watch.

  28. Top Mark.S
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Which team is the biggest threat to top 6?

    For me its leicster and that means doubling up is an option because if they do finish in the top 6 players like vardy, perez, tielemens, pererira and chilwell will provide a bunch of points.

    If i was a leicster fan i would be smiling. In a slow moving off season they managed to sign two great players to an already strong team with a very good manager.

    Are we sleeping on the foxes?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      have money on leicester to finish top 6

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        How many in your fpl team?

        I have vardy and perez

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          currently vardy and maddison but depending on where perez seems to be playing pre-season i could easily switch

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Forgot about maddison.

            They are definitely a threat to top 6. Might be ahead of chelsea and united.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 19 days ago

              they were unfortunate not to get more points last season and if they carry on the way they ended they'll cause all sorts of problems

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Would not be suprised if i triple up on them at some point

  29. Scotty T
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Howay lads and lasses

    Need some advice, some of you might think it is completely pointless with a month and full pre season fixtures to go, but for those of you still reading :

    A Robertson, Salah, king
    B TAA, Fraser, Aguero

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A mate

      1. Scotty T
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers lad, that’s it done for 5 min...weeks, roll on the season opener

    2. xiMoxiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A

    4. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A all the way

  30. Davidwes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Fabianski
    TAA VVD Digne Bednarek(ward)
    Salah sterling zaha
    Vardy king deulofeu
    Thoughts?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      its not a full squad

      be wary of the fact that southampton have 1 home game vs bottom half sides in opening 14 games. personally i wouldn't want ward playing every week.

      personally i'd probably switch deulo for fodder and upgrade ward, bednarek on bench

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

        wouldnt want bednarek playing every week*

      2. Davidwes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks for your answer.
        My plan is rotating ward and bednarek. Then their fixtures would be: burnley, sheffield, brighton, aston villa, sheffield, bournemouth.
        The rest of my bench is as cheap as it gets

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          ward doesn't start

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Palace have two long-term injuries.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 19 days ago

              i'm well aware. their back 4 last game of the season didn't include ward

          2. Davidwes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Yes he does with awb being sold

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 19 days ago

              palace will buy rb

          3. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Right now Ward is first choice and starts but you’re right Palace will buy a rb. Then it’s a question of whether will persist with Ward over PvA at lb - unlikely but far from impossible