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. Dangerous Rhubarb
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Currently my squad....thoughts?

    Ryan/Gunn
    Gibson/Coleman/Robertson/Laporte/TAA
    Zaha/Salah/Sterling/Pulisic/Tielemans
    King/Surridge/Janssen

    Gibson,Surridge,Janssen are bench fodder!
    Will play 4-5-1

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Not sure on pulisic otherwise looks fairly good

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        me too but he's done good at the gold cup, to be fair.

  2. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    I have a strong feeling that Callum Wilson will be next West Ham addition

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Nah. Gomez for 35 mil. Wilson could cost double.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Gomez is going to Valencia.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Because they offered Mina and 15m. We promised to pay it over 3 seasons. Dildo brothers are a joke

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      I bet Mrs Wilson will be thrilled to move house from Sandbanks to Stratford.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        She will have a much richer husband

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      That’d be interesting

    4. McEwan
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Got a bit of the Ryan Taylor to Newcastle feel about it. Do well against us so we will sign him! Would be a good fit you would think

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Would love it so much

  3. All Out of Mounie
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Who scores more?

    A) Aguero, Sterling, Nktiah, Cathcart
    Or
    B) Kane, Auba, Hayden, Laporte

    Cheers!

    1. pokern1nja09
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      B

    2. Dangerous Rhubarb
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      B

    3. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      I think B is more exciting too..thanks.

    4. Ivor Headache
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      B

  4. Ron Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Heaton
    Robertson, Digne, Walker, Dunk/Cathcart
    Salah, Sterling, Siggy/Rich, Zaha
    Vardy, King

    (Button, Kelly, Dendoncker, Andone)

    I like this and, of all my requirements, it's only missing Kane and TAA (for Walker).

    What do you think?

    1. Ivor Headache
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Swap Digne for Coleman gets you .5

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Good i think. Try to have 3 pool if possible with those fixtures

    3. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Digne to Coleman
      Cathcart to 4.0
      Walker to TAA. Job done.

      1. Ron Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        I initially had that but I much prefer Digne to Coleman, plus it'd mean playing either a 4m defender, Greenwood or Dendoncker every week 🙁

        1. Ivor Headache
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Midfield maybe on of the Leicester guys! 6.5 for Pérez possible oop

    4. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Sorry just noted it was Dunk or Cathcart.You wouldn't want two at 4.0.

  5. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    afternoon all, how is my team below? I think i'm finally pleased with it...

    Ryan (Button)

    TAA / Robbo / Walker / Coleman

    Salah / Sterling / Tielemans (dendonk / romeu)

    Vardy / King / Deulofeu

    Having Salah, Sterling, Trent, Robertson and a City defenders makes me think I have good enough coverage for now

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      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        why, no good?

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        What’s your issues with the team?

      3. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        You finally got a bite. Well done. Slow hand clap for you.

        1. Ted Striker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Is there a way to mute users so that I don't have to read their posts? Scott something-or-other is just as bad, putting me right off the forum.

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Mods should ban obvious troll accounts

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            Reporting helps 🙂

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      I quite like it. Very similar to what I’ve currently got, should I choose to go with Vardy for sure

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Good. I think you should have a plan to get in whatever form players emerge in midfield as you will need money to possibly upgrade donck etc

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        That's why I've gone with 4/5 premium players. 1 or 2 of them may not perform as expected so I'll have funds there to replace them with whoever can make my bench stronger once we see who's in form

  6. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Last season, Sterling & Mane

    Combined total - 30 goals at home
    Combined total - 9 goals away

    With that in mind, any advice on this early doors effort would be welcome

    Ryan 4.0
    Robbo Laporte VVD (Ryan 4.0)
    Fraser Sterling Mane Siggy Zaha
    DCL King 4.5

    Sterling/Mane - Captain rotation

    GW1 Mane - NOR - H
    GW2 Mane - SOU - A
    GW3 Sterling - BOU - A
    GW4 Sterling - BHA - H
    GW5 Mane - NEW - H
    GW6 Sterling - WAT - H

    1. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Yeah it's good. I don't really like DCL, don't think he's all that when it comes to finishing. Could eat my words this season though. Has Siggy had his time? Is it worth looking at Richarlison. You could do with 1 standout striker IMO

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Yeah i agree thanks. Dcl is weak. If murray looks like he will get good minutes then hes on my radar instead. Good fixtures.

    2. Amey
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Looks good.
        I'm planning same with Salah, Sterling & Vardy from my team. Home © with plum/semi plum fixtures.

        1. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Thanks. Good luck. When you spend bigger money on a player you should be confident in captaining him. Vardy great option as hes pretty consistent without being explosive

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            He's explosive under Rodgers

            1. Amey
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Hell yeah.
                Twice i © him last season, he gave me 64 points 😛

            2. Amey
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I agree with that, but sometimes it's evident that a player can give huge returns when Mo/Raz have tricky fixtures.
                In that case price tag doesn't play with my mind tbh.

                GL to you too mate 🙂

        2. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          5-4-1 with DCL as backup striker in case a Wilson no show.

          Leno
          TAA,VVD,Coleman,Zinchenko,Kiko
          Salah,Sterling,Siggy,Perez
          Wilson

          4.0,DCL,Dendonker,Wickam

          1. Amey
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Zenchinko Kiko Leno
              I see 3 main weaknesses bro.
              I hope Zenchinko is first choice for stability of our team's sake.
              But it's Pep, I don't trust him !!

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I keep returning to Zinchenko. think he will start the season. Will see what C. Shield brings. As long as theres back up on the bench I dont see an issue.
                Kiko is there for his opening fixtures. Leno could easily be Fabianski.
                Yeh tinkering away. A long way out yet so lots can change.

                1. Amey
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Kiko is pathetic Injury/Rotation wise & Leno plays for Arsenal 🙂

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Okey dokey. Thanks

              2. Ragnar Lothbrok
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I don't think your defence is strong enough to have 1 striker

                If you're happy with the above you should probably go for 442 with DCL playing

                But there's funds in that team that could be spent elsewhere for a better striker perhaps like Vardy. Obvs try to keep TAA/Salah/Sterling at all costs

                1. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Yeh I like Vardy a lot. I wish DCL was 5.5 then he could be benched as back up. I dont think he can be relied on as a starter every week.
                  Thanks

              3. JohnRoss
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I would have king before wilson; wilson not worth 8 imo and use the money elsewhere. Perez could be gold but too early to know how he will fit in/exact position yet

            • Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Which is better?

              A)Jota+4.5 bench midfielder (who possibly could play regularly in real life)
              B)Tielemans+4.5 bench striker (who could possibly play rarely in real life)

              1. Ragnar Lothbrok
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I think tielemans is great, but that's a hard choice. Still leaning toward B

                Not having Jota much last year to hurt me in the ML's

                1. Ragnar Lothbrok
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  did hurt*

                  1. Differential (c)
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    it is tough. Nice to have a playing bench, but wonder if its worth it if I'm WC-ing early anyway.
                    I like both Youri and Jota equally as FPL assets, so it really is coin toss.

              2. JohnRoss
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Depends on your team. Make sure you have at least one playing bench player if not 2 i think

              3. Amey
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Currently, B

                • The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  tough choice but a playing bench player might sway this one.

                • Differential (c)
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Cheers all, food for thought!

              4. No Professionals
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Keep going back to the same team

                Heaton
                TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko
                Salah Sterling Perez Jorginho
                Kane King

                Subs Kelly Dendoncker Greenwood

                I know jorginho won't be popular, but he allows sterling, Salah and kane. Feels worth it to me and rest of team looks solid as long as Zinchenko ends up playing.

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Love for Zin? I know he came right end of last year but Mendy and the new boy can effect him big time.
                  Anyway, I like it. Jorgi a waste of cash though. Might as well go for an attacking newie like Djenepo

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Zinchencko is a definite wait and see. Some other decent options at that price point.

                    If jorginho is on penalties, could be gold. If not, I'll review.

                    Thanks for the feedback.

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  It's a decent line up. You should bank it.

              5. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Suck in hospital for 5 days so replied to a whole load of posts that were so similar I though the posters had not bothered reading them.
                Anyway, my RMT and I hope to get 5 days worth of replies.
                Look after the old codger and keep his mind active.
                DDG (McGovern)
                TAA Laporte Robbo Digne (Christensen jury out)
                Salah KDB Tielemans Djenepo (Dendonker)
                Vardy King (Niket)

                I think Tielemans a steal by the way. Best mid I have seen for a long time outside the bigwigs.
                2 gambles in Dj and Chris. Chris could go

                1. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Pickford over de gea

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Just can't spend 5.5 mil on a keeper in a defense that is questionable. He is good in FPL and crap in reality.

                    1. I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      That's exactly what you're doing with De Gea...

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Man U will improve in that dept. Everton won't. But lloris is not out of the question for me. had lloris so many times and has let me down.

                2. Differential (c)
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  If Djenepo is nailed, what a gift he would be! Optimistically, Djenepo seems a very Hasenhuttl-esque player, so might be a very worthwhile punt.
                  Overall a very good team. DDG had one bad season and now everyone is spewing him out like bad food. If he returns to form, 5.5 is a steal.

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    You reading my mind? Could not have put it better. Obviously going to study Djenepo. DDG is still class and will have a better defence this year I hope.

                    1. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      If United recruit a class CB, I'll be very optimistic. I'm also set on a 5.5 set/forget, and its between Pickford, Lloris and DDG.

                      Get well soon!

                3. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  I like that a lot. DDG obviously is someone you’ll be set on but his form is appalling. The 4 defenders are good enough to downgrade christ to a 4.5 (which will be enjoyable to see who fits your team best) and then look to upgrade Djenepo to one of the many interesting 6’s such as Yarmolenko, Barnes, Trossard, JWP etc.
                  Hope this passes some time, hope you’re doing okay mate

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Cheers bud. Djenepo and Chris are easily movable and pre-season will tell me a lot. yarmo could be interesting and as you say the 6 to 6.5 offers many choices.

                4. Amey
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Hello Sir 🙂
                    I hope you get well soon.
                    Re your team, ddg is expensive for his return's.
                    Pickford (can't believe I'm saying this 😀 ), Lloris better options.
                    Defense is awesome.
                    Midfield is good too.
                    Agreed with Tielemans remarks. Still gutted that Ed Woodward didn't even tried to get him.
                    Like the Vardy inclusion.

                    Like your team overall but think you may lack © option outside Mo (Vardy is a good differential © though)

                    1. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Wow! Give De Gea a break. Best you guys have had in the last 5 years. He will come back strong with a better defense.
                      Vardy there instead of Kane who distorted my side. Safe bet IMO.
                      Thanks for kind words and you are right about skip picks. Salah only player I feel totally safe home or away.

                      1. Amey
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          DDG is a great GK but playing behind bad Defenders.
                          Might be interesting if we sign a good commanding CB

                      2. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        I don’t get Pickford call.

                        He had a really low save rate (in Ryan territory) and delete pens and he needs lots and lots of cs to compensate.

                        No one seems to love Fab right now but he’s almost bound to get 140 points again and with the manager now established there must be a fair chance of more cs and pens too could happen.

                        On my calculation he equals Ederson for value and it’s then just a matter of deciding how far a mill goes. Further than 0.5 for sure and a 4.5 keeper will need a blinder if you want to save 1.5

                        1. Amey
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Great fixtures for Pickford which Fabianski doesn't have bro.
                            You'd get the 3 pointer taste from Fabianski that i got for better half of last season 😀
                            He's good @ 4.5 & bad @5 imo

                            1. pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Question

                              How did Pickford perform in those fixtures last year? Did he make a lot of pen saves? It’s cs or nothing with him!!

                              Fab is equivalent value at 5.0 as Ederson is at 6.0. Everyone has gone up 0.5 in goal.

                              I’m generally sceptical of great fixture runs with middling sides - most especially preseason - it can go any which way. Everton were only marginally ahead of WH by the end after all and I don’t see them as stronger this time,

                              The WH fixtures early on are not frightening at all to me.

                            2. The 5% Team
                              • 1 Year
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Fabianski has pretty good fixtures from GW2-12 no?

                              1. pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                Only looked at 1-10 and WH are right up there defensively on the ticker. And even the City match is good for saves.

                      3. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Ha - was in and out of A and E in an unbelievable one hour this morning. Get better soon.

                        DDG over Pickford for sure but still prefer Lloris as Spurs imo offer greater stability at the back early on. Both are good for saves though.

                        Agree on Tielemans. But prefer single Leicester early on to see how things shake down. I’m aiming for a premium premium striker I can trade down on if need be. Moving down is so much easier - otherwise you could be in early WC territory.

                        1. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          All good points. Lloris was my other choice and still might change. Always used WC early through compulsive nature outside of last year, where I held on and failed.

                          1. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            I’m trying to avoid early WC in theory but suspect it won’t happen - you’re not the only compulsive here.

                            I’m modelling how I can make the logical switches in the first 5 weeks or so. But I’m hit happy typically and would think nothing of being minus 8 by week 5 - that makes a difference

                            As it stands the model I like most from this point of view is 4-4-2. That gives me a “joker” at the back in midfield and up front around 6.0 6.5. It becomes harder if I have two cheap forwards to move for early bolters

                            1. Kopkloppers
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              We are definitely singing from the same sheet today. I take hits too and enjoy it. It has always worked for me too apart from last year. I don't like my 2 forwards and always had the spare player a defender. I want 4 4 2 this year with a possible 5 at the back sometimes which could prove handy when clean sheets are more prominent in the early part of the season

                      4. Ragnar Lothbrok
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Yes I think there should be no doubt over Tielemans, he is decent. I think Maddison could be the man behind the man this year?

                        V similar team to mine. I don't get why people are going for Digne over Coleman though however that could bite me

                        1. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Ha

                          A fellow Digne sceptic. I had him early last time at 4. Something and only rarely regretted he was on my bench. I’m finding it really tough forking out 6.0 for him

                          Might change my tune if Everton buy a striker to bury chances. And nay of course regret this post!

                          1. Ragnar Lothbrok
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 16 hours ago

                            I think I put him in in when he got sent off last season, maybe it's just personal...

                            But Coleman is still the man for me. Let's hope not to regret

                            1. pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              From memory I had Rich coming in for a one pointer to block his 17 pointer.

                            2. Kopkloppers
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              On my bench!!! at the time

                          2. Kopkloppers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            This oh so much. I was lucky last year and got bags of points from him when I had him benched and he came on.

                        2. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          I agree with the Digne thing. His set pieces make him but Coleman overall forward play is better. Digne stats will improve if forwards start improving.

                      5. ritzyd
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        I would prefer Lloris of the 5.5 keepers personally. Djenepo an interesting punt, personally not sold on tielmans and would prefer maddison at 7m (possibly by downgrading mr 58 minute man to a 4.5m DF.

                        1. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          I think Tielemans will run the Leicester show. A typical manager style signing. maddi might drop a little deeper and will get majority but not all the minutes.

                      6. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Like it a lot with some interesting differentials.
                        Get well soon.

                        1. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          Thank you kind sir!

                    2. Daniel - The Veteran
                      • 10 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Lads I am at kelvingrove art gallery at Glasgow. It's great.

                      Where near is the best to watch the games of Celtic and Glasgow rangers in Europe today?

                      Thanks

                      1. Jarvish
                        • 4 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Any shitty-looking pub I would have thought

                        1. Daniel - The Veteran
                          • 10 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Eahh. I wanna go in no shitty pub

                          1. Jarvish
                            • 4 Years
                            10 days, 16 hours ago

                            Shitty pubs in Glasgow are very friendly - just go into one, emphasise your accent, and ask for a Glasgow kiss.

                            1. Daniel - The Veteran
                              • 10 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Looks like you are not trying to help and trolling. I don't wanna be headbutted

                              1. Jarvish
                                • 4 Years
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                Moi?

                      2. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Tennents Bar on Byres Rd (halfway up) is near by (10 minute walk) and one of the friendliest for watching either Rangers or Celtic games.
                        From there you head up to Ashton Lane for the best group of pubs in Scotland.

                      3. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Also, The Lismore at the bottom of Byres road on Dumbarton road is great for live Scottish folk music, usually after 7 or 8pm.

                    3. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      J-Rod Back to Burnley.

                      Any takers?

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Maybe if at < 6m and nailed

                      2. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        nope

                    4. Brettd123
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 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 ideas?

                      1. JohnRoss
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Is there a chance allison will be rested for the opening game? Seems like a waste of a pool slot also imo. I would have jota before jimenez and use the money for your bench. Not loving wolves opening fixtures tho

                    5. Daniel - The Veteran
                      • 10 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Anyone please to respond to my queries from previous page. Maybe someone who has been in Glasgow. Thanks

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Replied above.

                    6. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Stuck by this team for a while. Thoughts?

                      Lloris
                      TAA Walker Digne Holebas
                      Salah DeBruyne Sigurdsson
                      Aubameyang Jota Adams

                      Button Dendoncker Tettey Kelly

                      0.0m ITB

                      GK is subject to tinkering between Pickford, DDG and Lloris.
                      Thinking of even Jota+Tettey(or any 4.5 mid who could play regularly)->Tielemans+ 4.5 striker

                      Thoughts?

                      1. All Out of Mounie
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        I like your Auba pick.

                        Afraid of KDB to be the assister of the assister like always.

                        1. Differential (c)
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          hah! KdB turns assist of the assist everytime I own him! If not that he gets injured/RC-ed. But I'm willing to look past that and look forward to a clean slate with him haha.

                          1. cravencottage
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Actually that is a myth. !8 and 21 assists in the seasons before last prove otherwise. If anything, his goal total is disappointing as he shoots alot .

                    7. Devo-McDuff
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        A - Ederson and Jota
                        B - Fabianski and Jiminez
                        C - Avoid Wolves (not great initial fixtures, Europe league rotation, knackered players from international exertions etc.)

                        Ta

                        1. Differential (c)
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          A. Jota, since he is cheaper, is a less risky investment then Jimmy.
                          Wolves FDR is reversed, they do well vs the so-called "big teams".

                          1. Devo-McDuff
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              That's where I'm at currently, just checking I'm not daft. Thx!

                          2. Eytexi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            C

                        2. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Delph could be on the way to West Ham. Would be amazing cover at CM and LB

                          1. Differential (c)
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Did he flourish under Pellegrini at City? Don't quite remember.

                            Agree, the guy would be a decent option if he moves to WHU.

                            1. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Not sure but he’s the type of player we need. Would make our defence more appealing with those low prices

                              1. Tiamani Warrior
                                • 6 Years
                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                Would he replace noble?

                          2. Super Saints
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Not a good FPL option even way

                            1. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              No I agree, I mean it’s good for West Ham and our defence options

                        3. Ragnar Lothbrok
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          bc

                        4. McGinn
                          • 6 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          Crafted this 3-5-2:

                          Ederson
                          Robbo - Digne - VVD
                          Zaha - Salah (c) - De Bruyne - L. Moura - B. Silva
                          Jota - King

                          Bench:
                          Button, Mings, Kelly Greenwood

                          Thoughts?

                          1. JohnRoss
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            I would monitor KDB in preseason to see how hes doing. Bilva decent player but doesnt seem to always share in the spoils for an 8m player. Good luck

                            1. McGinn
                              • 6 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Yeah I am going to see who's shaping up pre-season. Sane/KDB are similar price.

                          2. I Member
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            I like it a lot. Prefer Sigurdsson to Bernardo Silva but I do think Bilva can add more attacking returns to his game and provide value for his price. Lucas Moura is a fun punt with that Villa home game to start. Can easily downgrade him after if you need to.

                            1. McGinn
                              • 6 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Yeah I was thinking Siggy for Silva. Everton's fixtures are so good. Will see how they're lining up for pre-season

                          3. Devo-McDuff
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              I like it. Would be inclined to go Siggy over Bilva and maybe Fraser over Moura though.

                              1. McGinn
                                • 6 Years
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                I just think Moura looked unreal towards end of last season + the CL campaign. Unsure why people would go Kane over him?

                                1. Devo-McDuff
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    More the game time worry when Son comes back and presuming Kane is also still fit.. So if it is a short term 2 game punt, I wouldn't want one of the games to be against City. If his place was secure then definitely a good pick.

                            • Pdrpro
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Which would you prefer?:

                              A) Sterling + Vardy

                              B) KDB + Kane

                              1. JohnRoss
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                A by a mile

                              2. YEAH PITCH!
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  A easy

                                • The Sociologist
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    A) is something I'm desperate to squeeze in. How are you getting there out of interest?

                                    1. Pdrpro
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 12 hours ago

                                      Currently rocking:

                                      Ederson. (button)

                                      VVD TAA Digne Mings. (Kelly)

                                      Salah Tielemans Sterling. (Stephens) (dendoncker)

                                      Vardy King Jota

                                      So requires a 4.5 playing defender, or could downgrade ederson and upgrade that defender.

                                      What do you think?

                                • JohnRoss
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Mitrovic at toffees would be nice for all those lovely digne crosses

                                  1. Differential (c)
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Didn't he sign a new contract with Fulham recently?

                                    1. JohnRoss
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Havent a clue. Im just day dreaming

                                      1. Differential (c)
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Ah just checked. 5 year contract signed two days ago.

                                    2. Ask Yourself
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Yeah long term

                                • Toblerone52
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  One way I'm looking at the new season is which price points in different positions have the most options. This enables easy interchange if you have a player from these specific price points when a player emerges. I wrote a similar piece about this last year https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/07/19/key-player-price-points/
                                  if anyone wants to read....

                                  Key prices where I've noticed a number of options are as follows.

                                  Premium defender 6m+: fairly obvious, we all know about the Liverpool boys and with Digne, LaPorte and the Chelsea defenders (once Lampard's lineup becomes apparent) there are a number of excellent options at this price point. I'll be looking to include a minimum of 2 of these but quite possibly 3 or 4 heavy hitting defenders. This makes it easy to switch to another one and its easy to downgrade to cheaper alternatives to use cash elsewhere.

                                  Mid price midfielders 6.5-8m: There are so many great options in this price bracket which could provide excellent value this season. The likes of Richarlison, Sigurdsson and Fraser require little introduction but the likes of Pulisic and Lucas Moura could also be set for break out seasons. There's a number of well priced Chelsea and Leicester options in this price bracket as well and I will be looking to include at least 2 of them in my gameweek 1 side (currently Siggy and Zaha)

                                  Mid price strikers 6.5m: Again there are just so many options at this price! The likes of King, Deulofeu and Jota are already familiar names and perhaps Chris Wood and Barnes are currently flying a bit under the radar. The likes of Wesley and Che Adams could also emerge as value options in this price bracket. I will definitely have at least 1 and possibly 2 strikers from this mid price bracket, there are so many options and being able to jump on the right ones as quickly as possible seems a great option.

                                  Which price points are jumping out at you so far? Is this a viable strategy to start the season by ensuing you have sufficient cover of different prices to start the season? (Disclaimer: I had my best ever start last season using a similar strategy, focusing on areas where I thought there were a plethora of options and being able to adjust when the likes of Fraser and Wilson emerged, I did go for King over Wilson but you get the idea!)

                                  Interested to hear everyone's thoughts 🙂

                                  1. Ask Yourself
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    6m midfielders are very interesting to me and anyone going salah and sterling. Lots of cool potentially great options when Janes and CHO can nail a place. In the meantime there are some interesting options with good starts like yarmolenko, Trossard, JWP who can be swapped out when the form one starts shining

                                    1. Toblerone52
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Agreed, although there are few known entities at that price point. It will be interesting to see which of the new signings you mentioned make the biggest impact! Do you think covering these potential prices makes sense?

                                      1. Ask Yourself
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        It seemed to work for you so i’d Think that proves it !

                                  2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    I agree. Flexibility in the GW1 squad helps if you aren't the very patient type

                                    Siggy, Tielemans/Brooks/Perez (unsure), King, Wesley (bench) and Yarmo are all there due to the ease of jumping on and off without WC

                                    Starting the season with Salah, Sterling, Robbo and TAA, but willing to let one of the full backs go to boost the unsure 6.5 midfield slot to Son/someone in GW3 if I see a need to switch to 3-5-2 with Wesley starting. Same goes for Digne + Coleman

                                    Ryan can become anyone in GW4 as well. Scared of what might happen if another 4.5 keeper emerges early on, because Ryan's price will drop as he's highly owned but not expected to appease many owners. Monitoring the Burnley situation. Might go with their keeper instead to start off with, if I'm sure who that is

                                • thunder_mike
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Thoughts on this squad structure.

                                  4.5GK 4.5GK
                                  Robbo Laporte Digne 4.5Def 4.5Def
                                  Salah Sterling Maddison Bilva 4.5mid
                                  DCL King 4.5FWD

                                  1.5itb For Bilva to Son when he comes back from his ban.
                                  Haven't decided what on my 4.5 players yet.

                                  1. *sigh*
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Not fancy getting KDB in for Bilva as he’s same price as Son?

                                  2. Toblerone52
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    It's a decent set up. I wouldn't bother leaving money in the bank though. Just spend the 100million.

                                • Super Saints
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Does Kyle Walker have any competition for his place? Don't see him in many teams. He kept pace with Laporte comfortably last season until Laporte scored a couple near the end.

                                  1. Eytexi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    City reportedly chasing Cancelo.

                                    1. Super Saints
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Cancelo at 6m would be nice!

                                  2. Ask Yourself
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Not currently other than Danilo. I expect Danilo to be sold to buy cancelo who will be first choice as he is probably the best right back in the world

                                    1. Super Saints
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Can't see it but Danilo at another prem club could be fantasy gold, so attacking!

                                      1. The 5% Team
                                        • 1 Year
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        yes exactly 🙂

                                • jayzico
                                  • 8 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Still happy enough with team I made a few days ago.

                                  Any glaring errors minus a terrible bench?

                                  Heaton
                                  Digne TAA VVD
                                  Salah Siggy Brookes Jorge
                                  Kun Vardy King

                                  Cheers all

                                  1. Ask Yourself
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Looks great if Jorginho is nailed and on pens

                                    1. jayzico
                                      • 8 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Yeah man he's my weak link but as you say if he's on pens (only reason he's there) then could be gold for 5m

                                      1. Ask Yourself
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Could play a fabregas-esque role under lampard which would make him unbelievable value

                                • Areid13
                                  • 5 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Obviously preseason needs to be monitored but considering the fact that United struggle in the wings does anyone else think James could be a steal?

                                  1. Ask Yourself
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Very much yes. I hope he doesn’t restrict United in a 352 tho which is a possibility

                                    1. Areid13
                                      • 5 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      I really don’t see us playing 3 at the back we can hardly find two cbs to play let alone three

                                      1. Ask Yourself
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Remember last year when you played what looked like a 442 but actually had Dalot on the wing. That’s what I mean, with AWB playing as that 3rd CB/RB

                                        1. Areid13
                                          • 5 Years
                                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Oh right I see what you mean. I feel as though Dalot wasn’t really trusted so AWB will just play as an out and out right back now that we have James on the wing too as we didn’t really have a rw last season

                                          1. Ask Yourself
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                                            There was an MEN article about rumoured line ups a week ago i’ll Try and find it

                                • Differential (c)
                                  • 3 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Diego Costa to Wolves gaining traction.
                                  Imagine a Jimmy/Costa duo up top. That's possibly top-four guaranteed if they leave EL early.

                                  1. Ask Yourself
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Omg no way. I would have thought he’d be great for Everton but wow wolves would be insane

                                    1. Differential (c)
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Jorge Mendes: "Diego has had numerous offers to return back to England but only one has stood out."

                                      That ONE club is reportedly Wolves.

                                      1. Ask Yourself
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Omg that would tear up the template

                                        1. Differential (c)
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Wolf among the chickens haha. utter Chaos

                                  2. No Avatar
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Really? Costa is beast

                                    • Super Saints
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Hmmm not sure how he would affect them! Same type of player as Jimi

                                      1. Ask Yourself
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Would compliment jimi perfectly I would have thought, Jimmy works hard stretching the pitch, creating space. Costa will be the one who abuses the space. If teams try and mark costa out then jimmy can exploit it all the same. Would be probably the most deadly partnership in the league

                                    • xiMoxiee
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      "It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if a player of Costa’s standing wore old gold one day - but there doesn’t appear to be any substance to recent claims Wolves are ‘interested’ in the forward."
                                      https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/diego-costa-wolves-transfer-rumour-16555434

                                    • Giggs Boson.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Would much rather him at Everton.

                                  3. No Avatar
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Hey guys I'm kinda new to the site although been lurking for about 5 years now, anyway I finally made an account to find out what people think of my team and specifically - Heaton who is clearly the weak link. Do we know if Heaton is a sure starter for Burnley or could Pope be the one?
                                      Any suggestions or feedback much appeciated, I think this is a very balanced team in terms of the dsitribution of funds and the teams represented, Thanks!

                                      Heaton (Button?)
                                      Digne - Robertson - Azpil - Laporte (Kelly?)
                                      Bilva - Fraser - Salah(C) (Dendoncker, Hayden?)
                                      King - Jimenez - Kane(V)

                                      1. Wild Rover
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Welcome. I think you need two Liverpool defs otherwise you will lose out every time they get a cs as most have two. I’d swop for Azpil and fund it by downgrading Fraser. Heaton has turned down a new contract and may be leaving but if he stays all will become clear before the season starts. Nice team

                                        1. No Avatar
                                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                                            Thanks yea the Liverpool double is on my mind and its been in and back out many times.
                                            My reasoning why its not there is:
                                            I think when Mane and Firmino come back that I might want two Liverpool attackers so I was leaving the door open for that.
                                            And IDK but my gut says Azpil will be a great differential.

                                            I could do Fraser>Tielemans to fund TAA

                                            1. Wild Rover
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                                              Or VvD which allows you a 7m mid, or how about Brooks at 6.5?

                                              1. No Avatar
                                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                  yea possibly, everyone forgot about Brooks

                                          • Kopkloppers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                                            Heaton arguing with bosses. Best keeper in the league IMO. lap of the Gods who plays though. Wait and see.
                                            Kelly 50/50 for a spot so no.
                                            Hayden week 2 will drop in price maybe due to high ownership. Dendonker good IMO.
                                            Good side all round apart from risky keeper.

                                        2. Areid13
                                          • 5 Years
                                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Trying to find a way to get Salah Kun and Sterling into the same team...thoughts?

                                          Travers
                                          AWB Gomez Coleman Cathcart
                                          Salah Sterling Tielemans James
                                          Aguero Jimenez

                                          Ryan Long Hayden Ward

                                          1. No Avatar
                                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                                              Ditch Kun or Sterling the rest of your team is too weak

                                              1. Areid13
                                                • 5 Years
                                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                Sterling -> Lucas maybe?

                                            • Super Saints
                                              • 2 Years
                                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                                              Do you know how much Tielemans is?

                                              1. Areid13
                                                • 5 Years
                                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                6.5 absolute steal

                                              2. Wild Rover
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                Everyone dies apart from you 😉

                                                1. Wild Rover
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                  *Does. That’s some autocorrect 😀

                                                2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                  Dark

                                                  1. Wild Rover
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                    The twisted mind of autocorrect

                                                3. Super Saints
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                  At least I'd win FPL haha

                                                  1. Wild Rover
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                    Nah, you’d be thrashed by plenty of dead teams 😉

                                          2. JaiLeR11
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                                            Have pretty much settled on my squad pre pre-season. Only this to consider:

                                            Pickford + Sigurdsson
                                            or
                                            Ederson + Lucas Moura

                                            Any thoughts welcome.

                                            1. Ask Yourself
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                                              B looks cool

                                              1. JaiLeR11
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                                Cheers. Am tempted by Everton's opening fixtures but a top goalie and attacking mid is perhaps more sensible.