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. Real Socialad
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      I think this team works well

      Ryan/Foster
      Robbo - Digne - Trippier - Dunk
      Salah - KDB - Siggy
      Aguero - King - DCL

      Ryan/Foster -- Gibson - Dendoncker - Kayal

      1. Maneonthemap
          10 days, 21 hours ago

          Definitely wouldn’t advise a Brighton double up, likely to get even weaker defensively under Potter and wouldn’t recommend playing dunk every week. Also feel that, if you’re going to spend 9.5 on keepers then might as well get a 5.5 such as Lloris or Pickford with a 4.0. Rest looks decent though

      2. Ninja Škrtel
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 21 hours ago

        alright alright how is this looking and what would you do differently:

        Lloris
        TAA, Robertson, Boly
        Salah, B.Silva, Moutinho, Fraser
        Aguero, Jota, King

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 21 hours ago

          that's a lot of Wolves players

          1. Ninja Škrtel
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            worked like a charm last season.

            1. roscola
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 21 hours ago

              They didn't have Europa League last season. That competition is poison for small squads like Wolves'. See Everton, Burnley, Southampton, Stoke from seasons gone by.

        2. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 21 hours ago

          I'd probably lose Bilva and get Siggy or Richarlison.

        3. Maneonthemap
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            Looks good, I’d maybe consider a Bilva downgarde(even though I have him myself) to Maddison or Zaha then upgrade moutinho, depending on how good your bench is I think it’s unlikely Bilva+Moutinho starting every week will get more points than a 7.0+6.5 combo

        4. RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 21 hours ago

          Having issues viewing the site on mobile. Anyone else?

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            Yeah - all that is showing for me is a load of RMTs - may need to turn it off and on again.

            1. Game Over
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 21 hours ago

              The only way to fix that is turn it off and not turn it on again.

        5. Deece
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 21 hours ago

          How do I squeeze Siggy in here? Don’t want to lose Bilva as double city attack looks a bit of a differential.

          Ederson
          Robbo TAA Digne Coleman
          Salah Sterling Bilva
          King Delu DCL

          Button Dendoncker Rico Diangana

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            You don't without getting rid of one of your midfield

            1. Jones Bond
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 21 hours ago

              You have sterling it has to be Bilva to make way and you’re sorted, you can’t have them all.

          2. Kalju75
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            Good team btw

          3. Miguel Sanchez
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            B.Silva is the only way but also means you will need to lose one of your existing three Everton.

          4. Maneonthemap
              10 days, 21 hours ago

              If you’re reluctant to lose Bilva would probably lose DCL then downgrade Ederson to 4.5 and maybe one of the Liverpool two to VVD or Coleman to ake. Still think best option if you want Sigurdsson would be a striaght swap with bilva then Coleman>Trippier/Vertonghen though

            • I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 21 hours ago

              Ederson to a 4.5 keeper and Robbo/TAA to VvD. Then ditch DCL and play 4-4-2. I think that should work if my calculations are correct.

            • BigBarn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 20 hours ago

              Pope/whoever (4.0)
              TAA VvD Coleman Walker (Ward)
              Salah Sterling Bilva Siggy (dendo)
              King Deuo (4.5)

              1. cpo001
                  10 days, 19 hours ago

                  Thanks for the heads up Big Barn.

                  1. BigBarn
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 18 hours ago

                    Have deliberately not posted any of my drafts for this exact reason, young man. Just proving it can be done.

              2. Deece
                • 7 Years
                10 days, 20 hours ago

                Thanks for the responses all. Will need to think this through and see if DCL looks a likely starter after preseason

            • sentz05
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 21 hours ago

              Please RMT

              Ederson Button
              AWB Robbo Lascelles Dunk Kelly
              Sterling Salah Zaha Peryerya Landsbury
              Rashford Jimi King

              1. UnluckyXI
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                I'd scrap United players for now, turn AWB into Coleman for start. Kids fairly good but think pereya overpriced so would maybe do

                Pereya, rashford, lasc, awb

                Maddison, delu, 11.0 on 2 def

            • Ole's at the wheel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 21 hours ago

              So finally feel like iv settled on a team, i thank its pretty well balanced, and de gea is a bargain at that price,

              Ddg
              Laporte, vvd, holebas
              Rice, de bruyne, mane, maddison
              Aguero, deeney, wilison

              Bench, button, Dendoncker, Lascelles, simpson

              1. NUFCAndrew
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                Just projectile vomited

              2. Maneonthemap
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Definitely different to most other teams I’ve seen, not a fan of de Gea personally but could work out. I would maybe downgrade Wilson to king and upgrade rice, also would prefer dunk to Lascelles as rotates better with holebas

              3. Jones Bond
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                Any thoughts on my latest draft please?

                Loris
                Taa Laporte Digne
                Salah yarmolenko siggy sterling
                Jota king Deulofeu
                McGovern Kelly Dendoncker baulbuena

                1. Netley Lucas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Looks good, maybe a week too soon for Yarm but Perez could place-hold.

                  1. Jones Bond
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    Cheers he’s obviously a bit of a punt, do you think he won’t play?
                    Unfortunately nothing in the bank to upgrade.

                    1. Netley Lucas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                      Ah right, thought he was 6.5. He may start, he's good enough. Hellish fixture though but you never know.

                      1. Jones Bond
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                        No he’s 6 unfortunately and it’s slim pickings at that price. yes obviously rubbish 1st fixture but some good ones after that.
                        I could do lloris ➡️ Ederson
                        Laporte ➡️ Max5.5
                        And then upgrade yarmolenko to Perez or another 6.5 mid

                    2. FPLGraham
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                      Balbuena -> Reid; Yarm -> Perez.

                      1. Jones Bond
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                        Will Reid play though? Have Kelly as backup at the minute and he’s a doubt to play as well. Cheers for feedback

                2. Jekori
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  I think every team needs 1 punt so yarmolenko might be a great one. With Arnie gone he'll definitely play i think, they'll need his creativity and hopefully goals (i have him in my team atm too). He's first on my bench for gw1 tho with MANC, but long term i'm betting on him.

                  1. Jones Bond
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    Yeah fair play I always like to have 1 punty one he’s been ever present in my drafts as my punt so far. What do you think of the rest of my team? Cheers for your input.

                3. CONNERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Looks good to me. Most bases covered.

              4. Scotty B
                • 7 Years
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                Ideal scenario here is Man Utd sign Maguire & Maddison in a double swoop and then that fills in these blanks nice and easy. Any chance?

                Alisson 4.0
                Walker VVD Laporte Digne _____
                Salah Siggy Dendonker ____ ____
                Aguero King 4.5

                1. Jones Bond
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  I can see maguire ending up at city myself

                  1. Scotty B
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    No way they'll pay that for him

                2. DantheManinaPan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Surely Maguire and Maddison are better off at Leicester...?

                  1. Scotty B
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    Have you looked at Leicesters opening fixtures?

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 20 hours ago

                    This

              5. Game Over
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                Can't see any forward under 6.5m worth owning.

                So you might as well either spend 6.5m or get 4.5m bench fodder, right?

                1. Jones Bond
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Yes it looks that way my team above has 3x 6.5 strikers at the moment

                  1. Game Over
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    I'm looking at same 3 or Deeney over Duelo for the pens.

                    Tielmans/Perez/Maddison could offer better value in a 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 tho. Will have to wait and see how Leicester set up.

                    1. Jones Bond
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                      Yes that’s a good point an idea to monitor

                      1. Game Over
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 18 hours ago

                        *Tielmans at 6.5m. He's quality.

                2. FPLGraham
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Possibly the Southampton lads but depends on Che Adams adapting to PL; or Ings staying fit. Ones to monitor for the moment.

              6. Edge
                • 10 Years
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                A) Maddison
                B) Zaha
                C) both but no Laporte

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  A

                2. Jarvish
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Zaha is wait and see in the moment - still playing in the AFCON, and has been pretty poor in it from what I have heard. See what happens with him pre-season re fitness and transfer.

                  1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    Zaha has been great. Was benched for the first two matches. They struggled to win one and lost the other. He's started the two matches since then, looked dangerous, scored in both, they won both. One of his goals was the lone goal that saw them through Round of 16

              7. UnluckyXI
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                A for now, once zaha's transfer saga is over may change my mind, maddison and laporte more consistent and safe right now imo

              8. Valar(Keith)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                Trippier, aurier and Rose are all on spurs sell list for now.. Davies or anyone of the 3 that stays could prove to be fpl gold at 5.5

                1. UnluckyXI
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Saw they are all 5.5, will be downgrading azpi to save 0.5 and investing it into my mid.

                2. Miguel Sanchez
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Perhaps - as long as Poch keeps them on the bench when he rests/rotates them. Bad memories of a 89th minute appearance from B.Davies a couple of years ago.

                3. The 5% Team
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  let's hope...last year, all Spurs defenders weren't exactly value for money

              9. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 21 hours ago

                Hi all

                Been tweaking my potential starting 11 and came up with this 4-3-3 with alternating 4th def depending on fixtures.

                Going heavy on Bournemouth attack at the start as feel they could do well. Also considering taking a punt on Moura while Son is suspended. Will then consider options by GW 2/3 and possibly bring in Everton or Leicester mids.

                What do you think?

                Heaton
                TAA - Robertson - Digne - Cathcart
                Salah - Sterling - Moura
                Wilson - King - Deleofeu

                Button / Dendocker - Diop - Stephens

                1. CONNERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Just to add also have 0.5M ITB for what it's worth.

                2. Pia06rc
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Looks really decent to me, like it a lot

                3. Maneonthemap
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    Looks very decent, personally would just start with Sigurdsson ahead of moura rather than planning a transfer as you never know what will happen with the rest of the team, but obviously Lucas could get another hat-trick so not an awful pick by any means

                  • CONNERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 20 hours ago

                    Thanks guys

                4. J0E
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  Live stream today at 12:30pm - first of many looking at specific issues. Today Liv v Man City captaincy options and Everton's kind run.
                  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxYKQ8pgJ7V8wwh4hLsSXQ/live

                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    can you ask whether Everton's 'kind run' is actually that good for potential clean sheets (first 5 games especially)?

                    1. Pep Pig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                      It was a trap last season that many of us fell in. Though they clearly finished the season strong at the back. Double-up is out of the question for me but watching Digne down that left is something I won't be comfortable with without owning

                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                        yeah can definitely see Everton scoring a decent amount over those five games tbf

                5. ElliotJHP
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                  What is looking more appealing?

                  A) Zaha, Jorginho, Jiminez (4-4-2)
                  B) Perez, King, Jota (4-3-3)

                  1. UnluckyXI
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    B as jorgihno could do nothing again.

                    1. Jones Bond
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                      B for me

                  2. CONNERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    B. Jorginho will likely get you 2-3 points every game.

                  3. ElliotJHP
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    Scratch Perez its the Tiele show

                  4. Premier Fantasy
                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                      B

                    • GanonTEK
                      • 5 Years
                      10 days, 17 hours ago

                      B

                  5. UnluckyXI
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                    4-4-2

                    A Kdb, noble, azpi

                    B Bilva, zaha, spurs Def

                    Perez, Salah are my other starting mids with dendonck as backup.

                    1. Maneonthemap
                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                        B

                    2. Gringo Kid
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                      Tielemans 6.5m

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                        Official?

                        1. Gringo Kid
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          10 days, 21 hours ago

                          Yes

                        2. Miguel Sanchez
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 21 hours ago

                          Straight in my basket

                      2. The Wise Owl
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                        Interesting. Better value than Perez.

                    3. Premier Fantasy
                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                        Please can I have your thoughts on this:

                        A: Fabianski (Button)
                        TAA, Walker, Digne, (Aarons, Kelly)
                        Sterling, Mane, Sigurdsson, McArthur, Kante
                        Vardy, King, (Murray)

                        B: Same as A but
                        Robertson (replacing Walker)
                        Salah (replacing Mane)
                        KDB (replacing Sterling)

                        Any other changes you would recommend? Will KDB play regularly next season?

                        Thank you in advance.

                        1. Maneonthemap
                            10 days, 20 hours ago

                            Not really a fan of the Aarons, McArthur, Kante and Murray picks, guess you’re going to rotate but to pick which weeks they score in will be difficult. I’d downgrade mcarthur and Kante to two playing 4.5 mids(probably just as likely to get you two points off the bench) then probably upgrade Aarons to a 5.5 and Murray to Jota/Deulofeu. Would then go B out of those options as think Kdb will play regularly and do well, would then have an extra 0.5 to upgrade elsewhere, maybe Fabianski?

                            1. Premier Fantasy
                                9 days, 16 hours ago

                                Thank you Maneonthemap

                          • Rotation's Alter Ego
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 7 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            New Prices!

                            Tielemans at 6.5 MID
                            Roberto at 4.5 GK
                            Fahrmannm at 4.5 GK
                            Stacey at 4.5 DEF
                            Pieters at 4.5 DEF
                            Mings at 4.5 DEF

                            1. Pep Pig
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Good skills mate

                            2. Athletic Nasherbo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              That Tielemans price!

                            3. Valar(Keith)
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Wasn't expecting tielemans at 6.5 :shock:.. Straight in he goes with a swap to perez later down the line if needed

                              1. GanonTEK
                                • 5 Years
                                10 days, 17 hours ago

                                Same here. 6.5 is a big surprise.

                          • Miguel Sanchez
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            Which one:

                            A) Walker
                            B) Coleman (have Digne too)

                            1. FPLGraham
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Probably lean towards Walker...

                            2. BigBarn
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              10 days, 20 hours ago

                              I'd take Coleman and Walker out of those three with 11.5 to spend.

                          • FPLGraham
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            A) KDB + Coleman + Cathcart [or any 4.5].

                            B) Maddison + Digne + VVD

                            [Own Robertson & Sterling anyway, so it's essentially double City attack or double Liv defence....]

                            1. Miguel Sanchez
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              B just - prefer Tielemans and TAA over Maddison and VVD tho

                              1. FPLGraham
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                yeah that's fair - cheers.

                          • Ole's at the wheel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            What would you change with this team?

                            Ddg
                            Laporte, vvd, holebas
                            Rice, de bruyne, mane, maddison
                            Aguero, deeney, wilison

                            Bench, button, Dendoncker, Lascelles, simpson

                            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Rice is this guy from West Ham? Isn't he a defensive midfielder?

                          • Sgt Frank Drebin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            My first draft. What do you think?

                            Ryan - Button
                            Robertson - Van Dijk - Chillwel - Digne - (Kelly)
                            Salah - Sterling - Pogba (given he stays at OT) - JWP - (4.5)
                            Wilson - Ings - (Long)

                            There is also an option to downgrade Wilson to King and upgrade JWP to Fraser or Zaha.

                            1. The Wise Owl
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              I doubt Pogba will perform well, even if he stays at United.

                              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                In terms of points per match he's a great value. But yes, I also have doubts over his motivation this season.

                            2. Kiwivillan
                              • 5 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              No Villa. Start again

                              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                😆 I always prefer not to own players from relegation teams 😛

                                1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Just kidding... Villa is a quite a good team...

                            3. Kiwivillan
                              • 5 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Ings is made of glass

                          • Respect My Authoritah
                            • 5 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            6.5 for Tielemans! Lovely

                          • Scotty B
                            • 7 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            Can someone please send me the code for the mods and cons league?

                            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 7 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              I assume you mean the URL...

                              ...right?

                              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/539/standings/c

                              1. Scotty B
                                • 7 Years
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                Nope. The code to join

                                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 7 Years
                                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Right - somehow doubt you'll be getting the code.

                                  1. Scotty B
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                                    Ok

                                  2. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    🙂

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

                                    Hahahaha

                          • NUFCAndrew
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            6.5 Tielemans. Straight in my side he goes

                            1. 328345
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              I had Perez. Same price. Difficult decision now

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                I might get both and drop Vardy

                              2. NUFCAndrew
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                From watching Ayoze Perez 4/5 seasons straight, leaving him out is not a bad thing 🙂

                            2. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              YES!!!! T + Perez, save 0.5 on Maddy

                          • Stimps
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            Think I'm finally settled until WC international break, thoughts?

                            Ryan
                            Robertson TAA Digne
                            Salah Sterling Siggy Maddison
                            Jota Deulofeu King

                            Button Dendonker Kelly Simpson

                            1. amit1964
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              you dont have defensive playr on the bench who is going to play,it is a risk

                            2. Miguel Sanchez
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Looks great - love the defense and midfield

                            3. The Mighty I
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Looks good - only concern I would have is the GK situation and the bench.

                          • SADIO SANÉ
                            • 4 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            that boosts the 6.5 mid a bit - Tielemans, Perez, Brooks and potentially Groß/Trossard all look interesting to start with

                            1. ElliotJHP
                              • 7 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Aye, think I am going to go with one 6.5 mid and two 6.5 strikers now

                            2. Valar(Keith)
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              Agreed.. The best part about tielemans is we now have so much backup(chelsea and villa mids too) if he fails. He looks the pick of the sub 7.0 bunch now

                          • Miguel Sanchez
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                            Tielemans price has settled another place in my team. So between these which do you prefer?

                            A) KDB and Vardy
                            B) Aguero and Perez
                            C) Kane and Fraser
                            D) Sterling and Deulofeu

                            1. ElliotJHP
                              • 7 Years
                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                              A depending on captain choice elsewhere

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                Perma captain Salah in that case

                            2. Real Socialad
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                I like the look of all of them. I'd probably go for A to start but keep tabs on Fraser and Deulofeu to possibly switch later. C could also work as starting squad

                            3. Real Socialad
                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                So who's writing the Perez v Tielemans article then! 6.5m is a steal for Youri based on his performances last season. Useful that he's there as it means it becomes easier to free up budget and be confident rather than having Perez but wanting to upgrade him.
                                Is Mings a good option coming into the 4.5 bracket?

                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Defenders from newly promoted teams always carry an element of risk. Think he could work in a rotation though.