Scout Notes

FPL assets in action as Copa America and Gold Cup climax

Our regular round-ups of the international fixtures involving Fantasy Premier League assets continue.

There was Premier League representation in the finals of both the Copa America and Gold Cup, while there were also some familiar faces in action in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

You can read how Sadio Mane (£11.5m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) got on in their respective round-of-16 ties here.

Copa America

Brazil 3-1 Peru

Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) took centre stage as Brazil won their first Copa America since 2007.

The Manchester City striker has sometimes struggled to make a mark on the international scene but he has impressed for Selecao this summer and was once more influential in the opening 45 minutes of Sunday’s final.

Jesus, again lining up on the right flank but interchanging positions in the front three, produced some fine trickery and a superb cross for Everton to volley Brazil in front after quarter of an hour before restoring his country’s lead with a goal of his own just before the interval.

Jesus teed up Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) for presentable opportunities after half-time but his evening took a turn for the worse when he was dismissed for a second bookable offence on 70 minutes.

The tearful City forward took his frustration out on a water bottle, a dugout and a VAR monitor but later apologised for his actions, saying:

I want to apologise, I could have avoided it and I also need to grow up a lot.

Firmino has also shone in the Copa America this summer but the Liverpool striker was unable to add to his tally of two goals and three assists, twice heading wide and missing that aforementioned chance created by Jesus.

Firmino started all six of Brazil’s competitive matches this summer.

It was Firmino’s replacement in this game, Richarlison (£8.0m), who put the game to bed from the penalty spot in the dying stages.

Introduced for the Liverpool man with 15 minutes to go, Richarlison stepped up to convert from 12 yards after Everton had been barged over in the Peru box.

The Toffees’ winger’s only two starts in the tournament came in the group stage.

After five successive clean sheets, Alisson (£6.0m) was finally beaten but it took a 44th-minute penalty from Paolo Guerrero for the Liverpool custodian to eventually be breached.

Fernandinho (£5.5m) and Ederson (£6.0m) were unused substitutes while Willian (£7.0m), who had been a doubt for the final with a thigh injury, was also not called upon from the hosts’ bench.

Argentina 2-1 Chile

Alexis Sanchez (£7.0m) lasted just 17 minutes of the Copa America third/fourth-place play-off on Saturday, limping from the field with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

The Manchester United winger pulled up chasing a long ball and was replaced soon after.

The Chilean attacker, who has impressed this summer after a less-than-stellar season at United, will now return to his club for further assessment.

The Red Devils are currently in Australia, with a match against Perth Glory to come on Saturday.

Chile fell to a 2-1 defeat in their talisman’s absence, with Lionel Messi and Gary Medel both being dismissed in the first half of a fiercely contested game.

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) registered his second goal of the tournament in giving Argentina a 12th-minute lead, with the Manchester City striker latching on to a quickly taken Lionel Messi free-kick to round Gabriel Arias and score.

Aguero had earlier fired narrowly wide from distance and wasted two decent chances to put the game to bed late on, seeing a weak dink over Arias blocked and then screwing wide from just inside the Chile box.

The premium FPL forward was eventually substituted on 81 minutes.

Juan Foyth (£5.0m) and Nicolas Otamendi (£5.5m) again played the full 90 minutes in defence, while Roberto Pereyra (£6.0m) was an unused substitute.

The Watford winger played only 45 minutes in the entire tournament.

Gold Cup

Mexico 1-0 USA

Mexico were crowned CONCACAF Gold Cup winners for the eighth time after defeating the United States in the early hours of Monday morning.

It was no surprise to see the two pre-tournament favourites meet each other in the final in Chicago, although Mexico had made heavy work of getting past Costa Rica and Haiti en route to their meeting against the co-hosts.

Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) finished as the competition’s second-highest scorer on five goals but turned provider in yesterday’s final, teeing up Jonathan dos Santos with a deft backheel for the match-winning strike on 73 minutes.

The Wolves striker had five of Mexico’s 20 attempts on goal against the US but was unable to add to his tally for the tournament, scuffing one effort from just outside the six-yard box after earlier air-kicking from a similar distance.

Jimenez won the Golden Ball as he was named the tournament’s best player, having been involved in seven of his country’s 16 goals.

The Wolves striker started all six of Mexico’s Gold Cup matches and was substituted in only two of them.

The former Benfica striker played all 330 minutes in his country’s three matches after the group stage, with El Tri taken to extra-time in the quarter-finals and semi-finals.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) was on the losing side and finished the tournament with three goals to his name.

The Chelsea winger, starting on the left flank in this match, was lively in the opening stages and his best chance came after just five minutes when he was denied by Guillermo Ochoa after a fine run and close-range shot.

Pulisic again produced flashes of Eden Hazard-esque brilliance in this final and has been one of the tournament’s stand-out players; the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder was indeed voted the Best Young Player at this summer’s Gold Cup after full-time.

Pulisic started five of the USA’s six matches in the competition, also coming on as a substitute in the dead rubber against Panama in the group stage.

Africa Cup of Nations

Algeria 3-0 Guinea

Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) scored a superb goal – his second of the tournament – as Algeria breezed through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Sunday.

Guinea were missing the injured Naby Keita (£6.0m) but the Liverpool midfielder is expected to be fit to begin his pre-season training programme with the club later this month after a post-tournament breather.

Keita played only two matches in the tournament – one as a substitute – and sustained a minor adductor strain during the group game against Nigeria.

Mahrez was peripheral in the first half of this round-of-16 tie but scored from his first shot of the game, deceiving his marker with a beautiful first touch to control an Ismael Bennacer cross before curling low past Ibrahim Kone in the Guinea goal.

Kone denied Mahrez a second soon after when blocking the Manchester City winger’s toe-poked effort.

The former Leicester City midfielder, playing in his usual right-wing role in this match, lasted the full 90 minutes.

Algeria face Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Mali 0-1 Ivory Coast

Wilfried Zaha‘s (£7.0m) stay in Egypt was extended by at least another three days as his Ivory Coast side edged past Mali in their round-of-16 encounter on Monday evening.

Having been a substitute for Les Elephants in their opening two group games, the Crystal Palace winger made his second successive start and scored the game’s only goal on 76 minutes.

Another FPL asset provided the assist for Zaha’s match-winning strike: Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia (£5.5m) getting the faintest flick onto a long punt out from the back and setting Zaha free to prod the ball past Dijgui Diarra.

Kodjia had wasted a similar opportunity shortly before the goal and the lofted through-ball was a tactic Ivory Coast overly relied on as they struggled to get a foothold in the game.

Zaha’s side indeed didn’t have a single shot on target in the first three-quarters of Tuesday’s game.

The Palace winger, playing on the left flank as Kodjia led the line, struggled to make much of an impression and only had a couple of blocked shots to show for his efforts before breaking the deadlock.

More involved on the opposite flank, however, was Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m).

The pacy Southampton winger was a menace down the Mali left and drew several fouls, also teeing up Moussa Marega shortly before half-time with a pullback from the byline.

The Saints’ summer signing was too quick for his own good just after the break though, with Djenepo leaving the ball behind him as he closed in on opposition goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo just after the interval.

With Mali eliminated, the former Standard Liege midfielder will now return to Southampton for the latter stage of pre-season and should be in contention for Gameweek 1.

Having previously been fearful that a hamstring injury had ended his tournament, Serge Aurier (£5.0m) was back among the substitutes for Ivory Coast but wasn’t called upon.

Madagascar 2-2 DR Congo (4-2 Penalties)

Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) was an unused substitute as DR Congo were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations by Madagascar.

The tournament’s surprise package won after a penalty shootout and will play Tunisia in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Yannick Bolasie, still on the books at Everton but anticipated to leave this summer, was one of two players to miss a spot-kick for DR Congo.

Masuaku only played 90 minutes over the course of the tournament.

Ghana 1-1 Tunisia (4-5 penalties)

A Ghana side missing the injured Christian Atsu (£5.5m) were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after a penalty shootout defeat to Tunisia.

The Newcastle United winger picked up a hamstring injury in the group stage match against Cameroon and has since returned to England for treatment.

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  1. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    thoughts on this 442?

    Kepa (Button)
    VvD TAA Digne 4.5 (Rico)
    Salah Bilva KdB Grealish (Guendouzi)
    Kane King (Wickham)

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Not much value in Kane imo. Better upgrade your bilva

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        I think Kane is great value actually and with Villa at home first up I'd stick with him

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          Strikers are scoring 20+goals per year and hardly ever hit more than 210 points. With 11£ you mess more points in return.
          Can be gained by a good defender or a good midfielder (upgrade bilva)

          1. the vanisher
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            salah and kane will rotate as captains

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 14 hours ago

              Good point then!

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            It is the Captain thing.
            As a non captain he is worth 9 mil. as a captain 12 mil.
            \I wish they would kick out captain picks. sways the game to luck rather than skill. Never likely to happen as attracting 6 million players you need hype crap.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        Kane is better value than Sterling who everyone seems to own.

  2. Oscar Slater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    Hypothetically, if someone has lost a little interest in the game but would still quite like to continue hoovering up some really tasty cash prizes in the office league, where would they find a reasonably skillful manager online who posts their team changes in real time so that they could simply copy them? This manager must be reasonably skillful (consistent 20k class) and be proud of the fact that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    Cheers 😀

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Just mimmick one of Poseidon or Ville Ronke

      • Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Consistent 20k is top$ and not just good.
        Go for a top 100k target.

      • Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Someone got hold of my details and started copying on my ML.
        I found out and the idiot copied me into oblivion.

    2. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Honest opinions? What are the good and bad points in here?

      Ederson
      TAA - Robbo - Digne - (Taylor/ElMo in a rotating 4th def)
      Salah - Sterling - Perez - Siggy
      Deulofeu - King

      4m - Dendonker - 5th def - 4.5m striker

      Cheers 🙂

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Similar to mine mate, you have just invested more in defence but I like it even more than mine!

      2. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        This is becoming the template...

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Similar to mine too, most boxes ticked. 9/10

      4. Celt Abroad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Really nice team.

      5. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        It's nice except for the inflexibility of having two cheap strikers.

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Can I have some feedback please?

      Gunn
      Vvd Robbo Coleman
      Siggy Salah Raz Tielenans
      Deulofeu Wilson Jota

      1. Real Socialad
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          My feedback is that Gunn is the only keeper that you should be relying on

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            Unfortunately cant see your ironic face haha!

        • CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          Very nice team. Only things I would consider changing are the GK and perhaps a City def in place of Jota.

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            Thanks
            I tried to swap Jota with laporte but I am short 0.5, so frustrating!

            I think Southampton's defence can have a food value, all saints keepers are on 4.5, pre season will show who's nailed and I will stick with him!

            1. Ini
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 14 hours ago

              Many people are not considering Walker, but at 6.0 that’s not bad to a starting city wing back. Just giving you more options.

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Evening,

        Just wondering if anyone was considering Guita for the GK position?

        He managed 80 points in only 20 apps last season which is right up there with the premium keepers (on a points-per-game average).

        1. Real Socialad
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            Nah. I'd rather go with Rui, Fabi or Foster at that price

          • I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            I was very disappointed when he came in at 5m. At 4.5 he would've been a no brainer.

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 14 hours ago

              Hate the goalkeeper and striker prices this year

          • The 5% Team
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            No AWB in defense anymore...and other injuries in defensive backline at Palace
            And 5.0 is too high a price for a Palace goalie surely

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 14 hours ago

              The AWB point is a good one

          • CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            Fabianski does appeal to me, it's just that first fixture putting me off...

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 14 hours ago

              Could be a 3/4 pointer

          • CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            Yes, losing AWB could be an issue, but then again they have plenty of £ for a decent replacement!

          • Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            Agreed. gutted he was at 5mil

        2. Real Socialad
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            A or B

            A) Robertson - KDB - Dendonker
            B) Van Dijk - Bilva - Tielemans

            1. Worsle90
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 14 hours ago

              A

              1. Real Socialad
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Can I ask why?

                • Worsle90
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Bilva rotation implications and Tielemans will play quite deep. VVD doesn’t get as many attacking returns as Robbo, either

              2. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 14 hours ago

                B

                1. Real Socialad
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Can I ask why?

                    1. Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                      Cause you get ponts from 3 players.
                      With a you het only from 2

                2. the vanisher
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  a

                3. Thomas Jerome Newton
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Would Dendoncker be on bench?
                  If so A.
                  If not, B.

              3. Worsle90
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 14 hours ago

                Forward line quite weak but are there enough premium options to compensate here?

                Ryan
                TAA, VVD, Zinchenko, Digne
                Salah, Sterling, KDB, Perez
                Deulofeu, King

                Button, Kelly, Dendoncker, Greenwood

                1. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Definitely. Very strong team if Zinchenko wins the LB spot.

                  1. Worsle90
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Yeah will watch that space through pre-season

              4. Riggs
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  A) B Silva / D Silva and Kane
                  B) Sterling and Giroud / Jimenez / Jota
                  Having Salah, I need to compromise with either Sterling or Kane 🙁

                  1. Real Socialad
                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                      I'd take Sterling over Kane given the other options it comes with

                  2. ★Kuntheman★
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Tielemans, Jota, or Deulofeu? Looking for a 6.5 spot that needs filling. Could consider a 6.0 defender instead as well (outside of Digne).

                    1. Real Socialad
                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                        Tielemans.

                        1. ★Kuntheman★
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          I keep wondering if his points are sustainable. He wasn't really known for being a big assister/scorer before Leicester, and I still can't tell if he was just having a streaky run. Would be gold at that price if he maintained 4.8ish points per start

                      • Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                        Deeney

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          Or Azpi for a defender?

                          1. ★Kuntheman★
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            Could do that. Actually a really decent idea tbh

                        2. ★Kuntheman★
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          You lean Deeney over Deulofeu? Interesting. Is it the pens?

                          1. Ask Yourself
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            Yeah and the cojones

                            1. ★Kuntheman★
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              They are some rather large cojones

                      • Worsle90
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                        Luiz

                        1. ★Kuntheman★
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          You prefer Luiz over Azpi? Interested to know why.

                          1. Worsle90
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            The occasional free-kick, largely. Depends how they line up. A 4-4-2 might favour Azpi for some attacking returns

                      • svg53
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                        Both Azpi and Luiz are good buys at 6.0.Maybe not as exciting to own as a 6.5 forward but most will be pushed to match the 160 pts of the Chelsea defenders.And a precious .5 saved.

                    2. sean24
                      • 7 Years
                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                      HEAVY DEFENCE STRATEGY

                      Ryan
                      Coleman / TAA / Laporte / VVD / Digne
                      Salah / Sigurdsson / KDB / Brooks
                      Vardy

                      Anyone brave enough to go with this?!

                      1. Real Socialad
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          No because of that double Everton defence. No chance I'm risking that one.

                          1. sean24
                            • 7 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            4th best defence in the league last season (14 clean sheets)

                        • ★Kuntheman★
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          I'm brave enough to go with a better version of this 🙂

                          1. sean24
                            • 7 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            It's about striking the balance of a heavy defence and a starting 11 that you really like. I think it ticks all the boxes. What your version?

                            1. ★Kuntheman★
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 13 hours ago

                              Same thing but Azpilicueta over Coleman, Sterling over KDB, Zaha over Brooks, and King instead of Vardy

                              1. sean24
                                • 7 Years
                                10 days, 13 hours ago

                                Nice! I'd be worried about being exposed when the premium strikers step up. Vardy to Kane is manageable. It's a big jump from King

                      2. Real Socialad
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          How come so few are choosing premium forwards?

                          1. Ask Yourself
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            Hard to afford them whilst already having salah and sterling

                          2. Eat my goal!
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              Sterling and salah have higher ceilings

                            • DantheManinaPan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              Because they don't offer as much as Sterling and Salah

                          3. Fordy40
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              Thoughts please?

                              Ederson-Button
                              Robbo-VVD-Zinchenko-Diop-A Smith
                              Sterling-Salah -Dendoncker-Kante-Moutinho
                              Vardy- Jota-King

                              1. Worsle90
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                You playing 5-2-3?

                                1. Fordy40
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Probably 4-3-3 with Smith, Dendoncker & Kante on the bench

                                    1. Worsle90
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Would consider starting Smith for the first 2 GWs in a 5-2-3. SHU and AVL look like quite good CS prospects

                                    2. Worsle90
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Or do this but with Smith, not Diop, starting

                                2. Eat my goal!
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    TAA has better ppg than robbo

                                  • UnluckyXI
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    I'd drop Smith to Kelly then I think you have .5 in bank and .5 saving turn moutihno into Perez 4-3-3 with Kante as a definite playing sub

                                    1. UnluckyXI
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Or drop diop instead of Smith and get tielemens instead of perez

                                      1. Fordy40
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          Kelly won’t start for Palace though, the first rule to myself is get people that will start. Bar the gk of course. Might well swap Perez for Tielemans though

                                  • Lovren an elevator
                                    • 4 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Chaps I would be very grateful for some feedback on the following trains of thought regarding strategy when picking for a draft league (keeping the same 15 players for all 38 gameweeks)

                                    1.
                                    Allison Ryan
                                    TAA Digne Zinchenko Coleman Gomez
                                    Sterling Bilva Maddison Tielemans CHO
                                    King DCL Pukki

                                    2.
                                    Ryan Button
                                    TAA Digne Stevens Coleman Gomez
                                    Bilva Maddison Tielemans Groß CHO
                                    Kun King Jesus

                                    (So option B is the real gamble but thinking if I can always have a city striker on the pitch....)
                                    (Also the idea with Gomez is he will remain under the radar in the draft and could be cover for TAA aswell as a potential double/triple up on pool defence)

                                  • Scotty B
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Would love to know your thoughts on this draft...

                                    Alisson
                                    Walker VVD Laporte Digne
                                    Salah McArthur Siggy Fraser
                                    King Aguero

                                    Norris Dendonker Kelly Wickham

                                    1. Ask Yourself
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Looks really nice actually one of my favourites

                                      1. Scotty B
                                        • 7 Years
                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                        Thanks mate

                                      2. PUMPKINHEAD
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                        No TAA , Robbo ,

                                        Playing McAthur lol. Surely you seen better ?

                                    2. Peter Ouch
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Double everton defence?
                                      No mate, dont get fooled by the last few games last year

                                      1. Scotty B
                                        • 7 Years
                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                        Nope. Just Digne.

                                      2. Eat my goal!
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          He hasn’t got one but between fixtures and Coleman’s return to form and fitness and Digne’s stats and set piece duties I think there isn’t really an issue

                                          1. Scotty B
                                            • 7 Years
                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                            What do you mean?

                                            1. Eat my goal!
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                I meant you don’t have both. I think they are both good options and if they are good options alone they are good options together

                                                1. Scotty B
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  Ah so you mean go 532 instead upgrading Kelly > Coleman & downgrading McArthur > 4.5?
                                                  That would still leave me 0.5 short unfortunately

                                        • Winston.
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          Sort out Walker and McArthur, otherwise looks good

                                          1. Scotty B
                                            • 7 Years
                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                            Both great value imo.
                                            If you can find me 271 points from 11.5m on a defender and midfielder then please tell me and I will put them straight in my team

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

                                              Either of TAA or Robbo plus Dendoncker will get 290 minimum

                                              1. Scotty B
                                                • 7 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                I've got Dendonker & 3 Liverpool

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

                                                  Allison > Ederson enables it

                                                  1. Scotty B
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    Enables what?

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

                                                      Enables Either of TAA & Robbo to partner Dendoncker to give you around 290 points instead of Walker/McArthur

                                                      1. Scotty B
                                                        • 7 Years
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        It wouldn't work if you mean Walker > Robbo/TAA & McArthur > 4.5

                                                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                          Allison > Ederson
                                                          Walker > Robbo/TAA
                                                          McArthur > Dendoncker

                                                          1. Scotty B
                                                            • 7 Years
                                                            10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                            I've already got Dendonker

                                                          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 9 Years
                                                            10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                            Start instead of McArthur

                                            2. UnluckyXI
                                              • 2 Years
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              Azpilicueta 158, moutihno 119, 277

                                              1. Scotty B
                                                • 7 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Good work. That the only other pair and 6 points in it?

                                                1. UnluckyXI
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  There's a few of you include luiz, van aanholt and Townsend bizarrely

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

                                                Coleman & a 6.0 should also go close (if Gueye stays)... and if Coleman avoids further injury...

                                                On points per game they’d be well on track

                                                Some interesting 6.0 options:

                                                Yarmoloenko, Ings, Adams, DCL, Grealish, Lamela etc

                                            3. Brosstan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              10 days, 13 hours ago

                                              The problem with trash like McArthur in your starting team is you will get impatient and remove when he blanks for 5 weeks in a row.

                                              1. Scotty B
                                                • 7 Years
                                                10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                True

                                      3. Doge
                                        • 1 Year
                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                        Seeing Zinchenko in more teams than usual. People seeing him as the nailed LB then?

                                        1. Ask Yourself
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          To start with at least it looks like it

                                        2. Freshy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          He is such a weak link on the City team

                                        3. FPL Mountaineer
                                          • 1 Year
                                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                                          No, that spot isn't nailed and I think Angelino could be second choice while Zinchenko being the third.

                                      4. Gegenpress
                                        • 2 Years
                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                        Cheeky 4 3 3:

                                        Ryan Button

                                        TAA Robertson Digne AWB (Kelly)

                                        KDB Bilva Mane (4.5 4.5)

                                        Wilson Rashford Jimenez

                                        Could be tempted to go 442 and change one of the 4.5's to Zaha and downgrade one of the front 3..

                                        433 or 422?

                                        1. Worsle90
                                          • 2 Years
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          If Costa arrives at Wolves your decision will be made for you

                                        2. Thomas Jerome Newton
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                                          All round solid/good without a top premium.

                                      5. Eat my goal!
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          Tielemans 6.5. What a result.

                                          1. The Head-Ake
                                            • 2 Years
                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                            Maddison or Tiele?

                                            1. Eat my goal!
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Tielemans Perez Brooks

                                                Fantastic price point

                                                7mil plenty more options

                                                Not sure who benefits best from Rodgers but Maddison is a good option too

                                              • YEAH PITCH!
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  Tough. Maddison on set pieces. Tielemans looked good end of last season though.

                                                • Ini
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  I’ve seen this question a lot, and I don’t think we should consider each on their own merits. Tiele will be nice consistent player who get you a return here there (Think a David Silva type of fpl player), while Maddison is likely to return more often since he is more attacking.

                                                  Both are priced accordingly and it depends on your team/budget and what you can afford. Of course Maddison is the better option and he is priced as such.

                                              • Jarvish
                                                • 4 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Should sucker a few in

                                                1. Ask Yourself
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  Lol

                                            2. Ask Yourself
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              Interesting one here would like to know your thoughts

                                              A) Vardy Sterling JWP
                                              B) Kane KDB Tielemans

                                              1. Lebowski85
                                                • 6 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Kane Outscores Sterling
                                                Vardy Outscores KdB
                                                Tielmans Outscores JWP

                                                I reckon B

                                                1. Ask Yourself
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  I sorry if agree but think Kane and sterling will be level, captaincy rotation with salah will play a huge part and I can’t decide what I want yet

                                                  1. Ask Yourself
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    Don’t know where the sorry if came from

                                                2. DantheManinaPan
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                  No way Kane outscores Sterling

                                              2. Ini
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                B only because of JWP.

                                                1. Ask Yourself
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  He may also end up being CHO when he is fit though or James if he becomes nailed

                                                  1. Ini
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                    I do rate JWP, but you just highlighted the reasons why I’m against it - not a guaranteed starter and often injured.

                                                    I may be wrong (perhaps someone can verify), but I don’t think we’ve a full season out of JWP. If he is starter and fit, I think he is a good option at 6.0

                                            3. Doge
                                              • 1 Year
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              Kepa
                                              Digne, VVD, Robbo, 5.5
                                              Siggy, Salah, Sterling, Tielemans
                                              Deeney, King

                                              Button, A.Smith, Dendonker, Wickham

                                              Worth going with Zinchenko as my 5.5 or spread elsewhere?

                                              1. FPL Mountaineer
                                                • 1 Year
                                                10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                Spread elsewhere. I think 3 solid defenders is enough and the remaining 2 defenders can be cheap 4.5 defenders whom you can play every other GW. I think you could upgrade the forwards.

                                            4. ★Kuntheman★
                                              • 3 Years
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              So basically I've got my framework set at this point, just figuring out the last player:

                                              Ryan
                                              TAA VVD Laporte Digne
                                              Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Zaha
                                              King

                                              Who's the best fit?
                                              A) Azpilicueta in 5-4-1
                                              B) Tielemans in 4-5-1
                                              C) Jota in 4-4-2
                                              D) Deulofeu in 4-4-2
                                              E) Trippier in 5-4-1

                                              1. Worsle90
                                                • 2 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                D

                                                1. ★Kuntheman★
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                  Quite honestly he's probably the one I'm considering the least, between him and Jota. I'd probably rank it:

                                                  Azpi
                                                  Trippier
                                                  Tielemans
                                                  Deulofeu
                                                  Jota

                                                  But not sure

                                              2. Ask Yourself
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Whatever gives you most flexibility for me so you can jump on bandwagons

                                                1. ★Kuntheman★
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                  Probably would be Azpilicueta, easy downgrade to most defenders and also can downgrade to a 4.0 to upgrade elsewhere.

                                              3. Wrench
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                I'm on D at the moment, same team apart from Zaha (Perez)

                                                1. ★Kuntheman★
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                  I don't know why but I'm finding it hard to buy into Deulofeu, feel like he was awful for me last season and that's when he was listed as a midfielder. What do you see in him?

                                                  1. Wrench
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                    Seemed to hit form in the latter part of last season, some quality strikes iirc. Haven't had a look at his stats versus others though

                                                    1. ★Kuntheman★
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                      That's a really good PP90. I just wonder if he was outperforming his statistics. Guess this is where the membership comes in handy 😆

                                              4. DantheManinaPan
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                I really think 5atb is the way to go.

                                                There will probably be some 6.5 mid or forward that outscores Azpi, but most of them won't, and the chance of you getting it right is slim.

                                                Hence A

                                                1. ★Kuntheman★
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                  I'm on A at the moment, so I'm pleased to hear that 🙂

                                            5. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                                              • 7 Years
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              UHREN CUP starts for us in 20mins. Starting lineup including PVA/Luka/Meyer/Townsend/Benteke.

                                              1. Ask Yourself
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Are you going to sign a striker mate?

                                                1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                  I really hope so 🙂 Reports we in for Batshuayi again but Chelsea wont sell apparently.

                                            6. How I met your Mata
                                              • 3 Years
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              4-4-2 how this looking?
                                              Ederson 4m
                                              VVD Digne Fredricks Taylor Trent-A
                                              Salah Noble Sterling Siggy Deknocker
                                              Vardy DCL Wickham

                                              1. Ini
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Fine I think. Don’t like DCL as a fantasy option, if I had that team I would downgrade Vardy to Wilson and upgrade DCL or downgrade DCL and upgrade defense.

                                            7. dzrihan
                                              • 3 Years
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              Thought please..

                                              Alisson (Button)
                                              Mendy Trippier TAA Ake (Kelly)
                                              Salah Bernardo Zaha Siggy (Moutinho)
                                              Jimenez Wilson (Murray)

                                              1. Ini
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                I’d like to see an additional consistent captain option, but otherwise it’s fine. Just keep an eye on mendy and his starting status.

                                            8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              The stage is set for Vardy to continue where he left off last season now with the whole midfield gang reunited to supply him

                                              1. Ini
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Agreed, but that price point is so damn awkward!

                                              2. Eat my goal!
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  How many did he score after Rodgers came in?

                                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                    Puel was sacked on the 24th Feb

                                                    Vardy scored 10 and setup 1 in the following 11 premier league games

                                                    For context - he scored 8 and setup 1 in the prior 23 appearances under Puel lol

                                                    He’s in full on beast mode under Brodge

                                                    1. Eat my goal!
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        Wow pretty impressive

                                                        Literally torn between Vardy and KDB

                                                  2. xiMoxiee
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    Agreed

                                                • Eat my goal!
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    Vardy vs KDB?

                                                    1. Ini
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                      Ether is fine I think. If I had to pick it would be KDB. Very easy to move to Son and others in that price bracket, extra point for clean sheets, more bonus (JV only gets bonuses when he scores and that’s not even guaranteed) ,fixture proof and plays in the most attacking team in the league.

                                                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                      Vardy 10G 1A in 11 games since Puel sacked

                                                      KDB awesomely superb player, but very fitness challenged -and can he deliver that level of returns? Also 0.5 more expensive

                                                      1. Eat my goal!
                                                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                          I guess my only issue is kdb could go on for a 200+ year, easily swaps out to son and others though

                                                          Jota is a good option at 6.5

                                                          Switch is around and who’s the 7mil option (largely Leicester midfielders) or Zaha

                                                      2. Kopkloppers
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        Both for me but. Less choices with Forwards so Vardy slightly.

                                                    3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                      GOAL Tekkers Assist Meyer

                                                    4. Worsle90
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                      Which is better?

                                                      A) Ryan, (Button)
                                                      TAA, VVD, Zinchenko, Digne, (Kelly)
                                                      Salah, Sterling, KDB, Perez, (Dendoncker)
                                                      King, Deulofeu, (Greenwood)

                                                      B) Ederson, (Button)
                                                      TAA, VVD, Zinchenko, Digne, (Kelly)
                                                      Mané, KDB, Zaha, Perez, (Dendoncker)
                                                      Vardy, Rashford, (Greenwood)

                                                      1. FPL Mountaineer
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        Definitely A.

                                                      2. Thomas Jerome Newton
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        10 days, 12 hours ago

                                                        A). The other one is missing Salah and Sterling 😉

                                                    5. LangerznMash
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                      Wondering why Bournemouth signed Lloyd Kelly when they have Diego Rico who they paid £15m for last year.
                                                      I'm thinking they are going to use Kelly as left side of a back 3 and Rico a left wingback.
                                                      This would further make sense if they sell Frasier as he doesn't really fit into a 352 system.

                                                      If I'm correct, Rico a playing 4.0 wingback would be amazing.

                                                      1. Kopkloppers
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        Good point but a wait and see. Ake played "wing back" and managed a great year despite a leaky defense.

                                                        1. Kopkloppers
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                          He was 4 mil at the time coming from Chelski

                                                      2. LangerznMash
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        Sort of team i'm looking at....

                                                        Heaton (4.0m)
                                                        Zinchenko, TAA, Coleman, Rico (Kelly)
                                                        Salah, Siggy, Martial (Guendouzi, Dendoncker)
                                                        Kane, Rashford, Vardy

                                                      3. FPL Mountaineer
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        I guess it could be because they don't trust Daniels to play much game time.

                                                    6. Kopkloppers
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                      Any views on Gomez taking TAA pitch time. He is a far better defender and will play a mix of full back and centre back; especially if Lovren departs.

                                                    7. The Royal Robin
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                      Is Jorginho actually nailed and on pens?

                                                      1. G-Whizz
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        Not nailed on to take pens imo...

                                                      2. FPL Mountaineer
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        I think Giroud or Willian would take the penalties.