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. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Tielemans or Mili (assuming Zaha stays)?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Tielemans

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Tielemans for 6.5 is a little bit sexy

    3. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Means I could upgrade Fabianski to Lloris too

  2. xiMoxiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Step up Mr Jamie Vardy

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Is the roulette machine free?

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 20 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

    Thanks and apologies for repost.

    1. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Going with D myself with the view that Deu's opening 4 fixtures are v strong; Sterling speaks for himself.

      I'd probably say if you have Tielemans there's no real need to double up on Leicester from the off as fixtures aren't wonderful (notwithstanding Leicester's ability to turn FDRs around...).

      Kane + Fraser each have City in the opening 3 games so I'd probably want to avoid that. Not the worst thing to have a Kane (or Son) in plan from GW3 onwards though.

    2. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      C for me

    3. carlosice
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      yep D looks good

    4. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      depends who else is in your team really

    5. GanonTEK
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      A is what I have

  4. carlosice
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Any thoughts on this lot, much appreciated? Fairly template I know..

    Pope/Heaton
    TAA, Robbo, Digne, Laporte
    Salah, Sterling, Siggy
    King, Deulo, Jota

    Button, 4.5, 4.5, 4.0

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      As you said mate pretty template but that is for a reason, good side.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Looks good and going 4-3-3 gives you two bench players who should get minutes

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Solid...I've looked at Kane/Tielemans over Sterling/Deulo myself as the only changes.

  5. Pia06rc
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    How's the team looking at the moment? Should I downgrade a defender to upgrade bench? Also, I've chosen Brooks & Wilson over Fraser & King- thoughts? 0.0 itb currently

    Ryan
    Robertson/TAA/Laporte/Digne
    Salah/Sterling/Brooks/Tielemans
    Wilson/Deulofeu

    Button/Dendocker/Kelly/Nketiah

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Too much on defence.

      1. Pia06rc
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Any feedback on which players need upgrading should I do that?

    2. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      If you're gonna upgrade the bench, move Wilson -> King.

      Means you can switch some better players in GW3 when King/Brooks face Man City.

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Very strong - I like it.

      Don't think you should downgrade any of the defenders. That back four are some of the best value players in the game and imo are more important than any non-captainable outfield player.

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

      excellent team, great balance imo

  6. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Talk to me about Zinchenko 🙂

    1. carlosice
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Think he'll start the season and its his position to lose imho

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Currently, not worth the risk, despite how incredible he could be.

      We can always buy him later.

      Also wait for preseason - maybe things will change

    3. roscola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Three quality LBs at City, vying for first place: Zinchenko, Mendy and Angelino
      Zinchenko recently signed a new contract and reporting around it was with the expectation that he's first choice. He ended last season that way and played very well.

      Mendy has ongoing fitness issues and seemed to fall out of favour with Pep a little bit even when he was fit. Possibly because he thinks he's a forward.

      Angelino is a super talent and had a terrific season for PSV Eindhoven with a lot of attacking stats. But he's very young and Pep seems to always take time to bed new players into his system, regardless of their talent or pricetag.

      If I had to guess, I'd say that Zinchenko is first choice LB in the short term, Mendy will be out of the door and Angelino will be gradually eased in so that Zinchenko can migrate to his more favoured midfield position.

      As an FPL choice, he's obviously not without risk and it should be noted that he doesn't really offer a lot of attacking potential or bonus points from LB. But he's a cheap entry point into City defence and I think he's worth a gamble unless pre-season throws up some solid evidence to the contrary.

      1. roscola
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        You could also argue that because he doesn't offer much more than clean sheet points, the reward isn't there for the rotation risk and you're better off spending the extra 0.5 on Ederson

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

          😛

      2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I was all ready to lay in to you! But you came through in the end ... 😉 😀

        1. roscola
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          😆

  7. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Whom will you go with between the 2?

    1) Jota
    2) Fraser

    Have Wilson in the team and no Wolves attack.

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Quite content without either personally. Fraser of the two

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Fraser has a really nice run of fixtures, with Wilson in the team, he may be a very good buy even with his new increased price. Whom you going with?

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Currently Salah + Sterling + Siggy + Tielemans fills my midfield

    2. carlosice
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Fraser, but think Wilson is over-priced at 8m

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I think Wilson is underpriced if he does stay fit with those fixtures.

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Definitely.

          Based on last season's points with this season's prices, he is the best value for money striker in the game!

  8. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      How’s this looking?

      Fab
      TAA VVD Laporte Digne
      Salah Sterling Siggy Tielemans
      King Deu

      Button Dendoncker Kelly Greenwood

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Very much like the template

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Hello all,

      What do you think for my first draft here:

      Heaton
      VVD TAA Coleman
      Salah Sterling Tielemans Zaha
      Deeney King Wood

      Pope Noble Cathcart Clark

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I'd spend 8.5 on goalkeepers. Wait on the Heaton/Pope situation, then decide. Not convinced about Wood, Burnley are not prolific goal scorers.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Thx

      2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Looks nice. No city defence may hurt and bench is a little expensive

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            Thx

      3. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Are we reading too much into Wolves in Europa and is a Jota/Jimmy partnership worth doing to get more big guns in your team? Who else can play up top?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          possibly yeah, especially if they play 343 in Europa and 352 in the league, which I guess is possible

        2. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Traore is an option to play up front but we're looking to add another forward to our ranks

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            Thanks. Likely need more reliability than that but he may surprise a few now he has had a taste of Prem...

      4. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Afternoon all. Any input would be welcome. Thanks all.

        Ryan
        AWB - Lapotre - TAA - Digne
        Salah - Siggy - Fraser - Sterling
        Jota - Deulofeu

        (Button) - Cathcart - Dendonker - Wickham

        1. Lazaretti
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          I would transfer AWB out. Maybe dowgrade to 4.5 and upgrade elsewhere

      5. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        If Zinchenko is first choice, this is most likely what I’ll go with:

        Heaton Woodman

        TAA Robbo Digne Zinchenko Dunk

        Salah Sterling Siggy Tielemans Dendoncker

        King Deulofeu Greenwood

        1. NUFCAndrew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          If not. Can shave 0.5 so Robbo & Zinchenko > Walker + VVD

      6. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Suddenly every RMT has Tielemans haha

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Can’t believe he’s coming in at that price getting a return nearly every game. A whole 1m cheaper than I thought in a bracket that has no one good

        2. Brooksy86
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Rightly so. Who would you say is better value for 6.5m?

      7. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I don't really understand the logic behind spending 1.5m more on TAA/Robbo over Alisson/VVD. They aren't going to get 25 assists between them again and TAA will rotate with Gomez some games. Why not go with the cheaper, more assured route that will get mot far off the same points come the end of the season?

        1. BigBarn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Do what you think will get you the most points.

        2. Jimmy Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          I was stung by both TAA and Robbo last season. Would be kicking myself were it to happen again so I've got both haha

        3. Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Because most people think they will get significantly more points. Go with what YOU think though 🙂

        4. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          TAA has about 20 ways to get points...

        5. Ghost Ship
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          You can't rule them out doing exactly the same again, so most people feel they need at least one.

      8. Jimmy Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Anyone else struggling to see many clean sheets for City in the first three GWs?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Perhaps only 1 or 2 (though they got clean sheets in all of those fixtures last year) but I don't want to book a transfer in for the long run of fixtures thereafter.

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            "only 2" wouldn't be bad in the first 3 GWs 🙂

        2. BigBarn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Not really. Look at their defensive stats from the last 10gws and you'll feel much better.

        3. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          I'd back them for a clean sheet in all 3 tbh.

          1. Brooksy86
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            Aye, they always start well at the back from memory... Jan/Feb they have a little waiver.

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          I wouldnt bother looking at fixtures with City

          Laporte went 8-9 games without a return last year and those games were not tough but look at his points tally in the end.

      9. Yordan Letchkov
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        How is she looking? (Weak defense, I know)

        Heaton, Button
        Robertson, Diop, Smith, Bednarek, Kelly
        Salah, Sterling, B.Silva, Sigurdsson, Dendoncker
        Firminho, King, Ings

        Thanks for your feedbacks..

        1. NUFCAndrew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Vardy > Firmino

      10. Riggs
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          RMT
          Alisson (Button)

          Robertson Laporte Digne Ake (Kelly)

          Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Tielemans (Dendoncker)

          King Giroud (Wickham)

          1. NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            I personally wouldn’t be happy playing an AFCB defender every week

            1. Riggs
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                I completely agree with you. But having 3 expensive defender + expensive GK and 2 extremely expensive Mids + 1 midprice 8.00 comes at a price I guess...

                1. The 5% Team
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 19 hours ago

                  indeed, I guess the other option is 2 x 4.5 rotating defender pair. But I would like my chances with Ake as well. Can always change it when you WC

                  1. Brooksy86
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 19 hours ago

                    Yeah, if you had a starting 4.5m at both palace and bmouth you'd probably end up in a better situation.

                  2. Riggs
                      10 days, 19 hours ago

                      Yes. The other options with that squad are Giroud - Jota and Ake - Chillwell / Trippier or Giroud - Billy Sharp and Ake - Azpilicueta / David Luiz.

            2. Scotty B
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              Look good?

              Alisson Norris
              Walker VVD Laporte Digne Rico
              Salah Siggy Sterling Mili Dendonker
              DCL King Wickham

              1. Brooksy86
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                Looks like a lot can go wrong. Not much in ways of attacking returns at the back for a lot spent. Forward line is a bit wince worthy... Mids are good but I'd still be on the fence over Milli if Zaha goes.

              2. Jarvish
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                No

            3. Brettd123
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              I know its not the finished team and its open to improvement but any help would be appreciated.

              Allison
              VVD..Laporte..Digne
              Salah..Sterling..Sigurdsson..Maddison..Kante
              Jimenez..Deulofeu.

              McGovern..Kelly..Simpson..Nketiah.
              Obviously all bench fodder that probably wont play, so im looking early for at least 1 playing 4.0m defender.

              Any thoughts?

            4. Tube!!
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              Any thoughts?.......Bring on GW1!!!.....

              Heaton
              VVD / Laporte / Cathcart
              Salah (C) / KDB / Siggy / Tielemans
              Kane (VC) / King / Deulofeu

              Button / Dendonker / El Mohamady / Diop

              1. Brooksy86
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                Other than not being completely sold on Delboy it's pretty good!

              2. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                Personnally dont think you need all 3 subs to play. Get a 4.0m fodder and save yourself 0.5m

            5. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              Is this classic sheep/herd mentality over Tielemans?

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                Shiny new addition effect.

              2. Brooksy86
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                Great price. And you can't say that about many players this year. 8 returns in 12? Crazy good.

              3. Tomerick
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                I don’t think so. His effect was very positive on the team last season. We know he slots in there so for me it rules out Perez.

                Choice is between him and Maddison really and the 0.5 could be helpful to some.

              4. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                Need to see the pre season setup, maybe a couple of league games. Where will Perez fit in is the question and his effect on the established mids...

                1. Jarvish
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 19 hours ago

                  Exactly this - I don't understand the constant thirst for immediate answers now when the season doesn't start for 5 weeks and pre-season hasn't even started yet

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

                  Yep, thirded. Tieleman's attacking stats aren't as good as others in the 6.5 attacker-bracket and, if you're more interested in actual reality, Perez scored more in a worse team. Whoever has the position behind Vardy - ostensibly the no.10 - is almost certainly the one I'll want.

              5. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                easier to do it over a shorter period but his PPM was as good as Siggy who loads of people have at 8.0

            6. pokern1nja09
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              tielemans or perez?

              1. Brooksy86
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                T

              2. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                I can envisage this question being asked 999999999999 times before season starts 😉

            7. Tomerick
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              Maddison v Tielemans is a tough one. Can’t see there being much between them in terms of output this season but there isn’t really anything I could do with 0.5 except upgrade bench.

              Ryan/Button
              TAA/VVD/Digne/O’Connell/Targett
              Salah/KDB/Siggy/Madds/Stephens
              Vardy/Deulofeu/Adams

              What do you lot think?

              1. TheGman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                I prefer Mane over Salah and Til over Maddisson. Could use the extra money to upgrade Sig/Deulofeu maybe?

                1. Tomerick
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 18 hours ago

                  That’s funny I was just about to comment on yours that I prefer Salah over Mane as Mane is no where near as good value as he was last season.

                  I’m pretty set with Deulofeu and Siggy at least for the start of the season as they’re at pretty good price points for easy swaps if necessary.

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

                    fair

            8. Bullet Eder
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              If Heaton goes to Villa, surely that makes him and Burnley's Nick Pope the standout options in the 4.5 goalkeeper category? Ahead of Mat Ryan at Brighton, would you say?

              1. Jarvish
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                What's happening with Joe Hart?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 18 hours ago

                  Lille interested apparently

                  1. Jarvish
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 18 hours ago

                    Blimey - he must have a very good agent.

            9. TheGman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              Joining the Tielemans bandwagon. Please RMT. First draft. Better 5.5m options for Defense than Trips?

              Ederson
              Laporte Robo TAA Trippier (ElMohamady)
              Mane Tielemans KDB Zaha (Noble)
              Wilson Jiminez (4.5)

              1. Ghost Ship
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                Looks good. Personally would want sterling or aguero but plenty are banking on KDB.

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

                I prefer Coleman to Tripps, mainly because he's a guaranteed starter with more attacking potential in a better defensive unit.

              3. gilean
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                Coleman for Trippier

            10. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              How’s this looking:
              Allison
              Walker, Laporte, Digne, TAA
              Salah, Maddison, Sigurdsson, Noble
              Aguero, King
              Bench: Woodman, Greenwood, Capoue, Prodl

              Cheers

              1. Ghost Ship
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                hard to argue with that, apart from Noble.

            11. Stimps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              Maddison or Tielemens?

              1. Tomerick
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                BOTH

              2. Ghost Ship
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                or Perez

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

                i've been set on maddison but tielemens price is tempting. That 0.5 gives me Robbo over VVD or a playing GK to rotate with Heaton.

            12. Ghost Ship
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              Another day another draft.

              Ederson
              TAA Coleman Trippier (or another spurs)
              Sterling Salah Tielmans/Perez Yarmolenko (depending on pre-season)
              Vardy Jimnenez Ings

              Bench - 4.0, Gibson, Kelly, 4.5

              1. Tomerick
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                What is everyone seeing in Yarmolenko? Just a punt?

                1. Ghost Ship
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 18 hours ago

                  cheap as chips, very attacking, potential bargain - will watch closely in pre season though.

                2. GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 18 hours ago

                  I'm guessing reverse OOP and West Ham losing all their other forwards. But the guy had a bad injury and Maxi Lopez is going to likely muddy the waters as well

            13. nelluckram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              A) Robbo & Coleman
              B) Van Dijk & Digne

              1. Ghost Ship
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                One of the questions we are all asking I expect.

              2. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                This is a real tough one. I am leaning towards B.

                First choice would be Robbo and Digne but obviously funds an issue

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

                A

              4. nelluckram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                I may get rid of Digne for good after GW13 and then would want Robbo over VVD.. Can still see him outscoring Coleman well over that point though

              5. GanonTEK
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 12 hours ago

                I have B so B

            14. farmerfat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              Hi guys.

              Trying to find a solid 4.5 starting defender. Does anyone know if Pieters will start over Taylor at Burnley or is he just backup?
              Any other suggestions would be much appreciated .

              1. Ghost Ship
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                4.5 is an odd price bracket where the options are very poor. OConnell at Sheffield?

              2. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                If Diop stays at West Ham I'd make him the pick, bar the opener they have a decent start fixture wise...

                1. farmerfat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 18 hours ago

                  Thanks for the advice.

                  Random fact - my dad's name is Gary and my sisters name is Jaime