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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1,651 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JaiLeR11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days 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
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B looks cool

      1. JaiLeR11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

  2. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    3-5-2

    Ryan
    TAA - VVD - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Zaha - Tielemans
    King - Deulofeu

    Button - A.Smith - Kelly - Nketiah

    Thoughts guys ?
    No Man City defender could damage my rank.?

    Thanks.

    1. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Prefer City defence over Everton. Good team otherwise, except for the bench.

    2. Udo
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Your bench isn't good, some don't even play by the looks. But you're flexible enough to be fair. Quite strong in the midfield, but I'd say you're aware of that.

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Prefer this,

      Ederson
      TAA Robbo Walker Digne
      Salah Sterling Zaha Tielemans
      King Deulofeu

      1. pelle9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Great team, but is it missing a bit of Siggy ?!

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Zaha to defender of choice imo.

      Palace have a middling fixture run early and there’s not a lot to like about their attack unless someone comes in. He worked best last season when there was a proper cf up there.

    5. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Don't listen to thumbsuck opinions that have no grounds.
      Good 3 5 2 side IMO.
      Only issue is zero bench wit risk factors like Zaha and Delboy rotation.

  3. No Avatar
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Are some people seriously considering double Everton defence? That is a terrible mistake in the making...

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

        Yeah agreed. People forgetting Marco silva’s legacy

        1. No Avatar
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Everton have screwed me over so many times particuarly the defence, never am I getting double defence from a team like that ever again.
            I dont even want Digne tbh but I feel like I have no choice because everyone and their dog will have him. Look at last season though, one game he scores, next game 0, next game red card, then a goal, then 0. Its a rollercoaster owning him

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

              True but he had a few instances of scoring nearly 20 and above. Few defenders in the game can do that

              1. No Avatar
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  yep and thats why I have to him, but im expecting to be disappointed. Ah, at elast everyone will be in the same boat LOL

              2. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                High ownership allows for Digne. They have hurt me too and I am supposed to be looked after!
                Coleman could outscore him but 1 only.

                1. No Avatar
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    I always liked Coleman tbh but have no clue about his current level at all if I put him in it would be based purely on what people here are saying

                    1. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      A class act who was hit with a horrific injury. Came back strong in second half of last season. Better player than Digne in open play.

                      1. No Avatar
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          cool thanks yea I remember his leg break :/

              3. Goodish
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I'll probably end up with 0, which is a risk considering ownership will be high. But I think having 2 is even more of a risk, especially at the expense of an extra Liverpool defender or a City defender.

              4. SoccerBoi69
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I'm too lazy to check again, but me thinks I saw that they (Everton) had kept 8 clean sheets in their last 11 games of ze season. Make of that what you will.

                1. DantheManinaPan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  This coupled with the early fixtures means double Everton defence is actually very logical

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Nothing wrong having Everton backs and all above is correct. However, Coleman and Digne not cheap and safer bets could be available. Jury out on which one to go for but ONLY ONE!

              5. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                let them...

            2. mcmd11
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Am I the only one who thinks Rich is a bit more appealing than Sigi?

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

                Definitely if they don’t sign a striker and get Malcom instead. Would mean rich up top

                1. DantheManinaPan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Would it? Second half of last season DCL cemented his place up top with Richarlison wide. I don't see why that would revert.

              2. No Avatar
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Im avoiding both for now but if I had to get one it would be Siggy as part of me just doesnt trust Rich + Siggy set pieces
                  I will wait until Siggy shows some form first though, picking Bilva over him for now

                • pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  It’s crossed my mind certainly

                  Siggy has pens but is frankly rubbish at them but you know what you get with him anyway. If I go there I’m taking him just as he’s a known quantity and has more ways of returning.

                  1. No Avatar
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Yep and if I remember correctly Rich had a good season gone, but at one point he just totally stopped scoring and all the points dried up. As far as I remember anyway (I might be wrong)

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

                      Rich scored a pen in Copa america final to make it 3-1. He could maybe take over pen duties?

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Yes I know

                        If Rich gets pens he becomes way more attractive, I’mhalf hoping - with no justification- that Luiz inherits them at Chelsea

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

                          Hm probably belong to jorginho or abraham

                  2. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Siggy reliable. Richa hot and cold (and freezing)

                • Super Saints
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Why are City chasing Cancelo when they've got Walker who they paid 50 million for!?

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

                    Cancelo is the best RB in the world and city want to win UCL. Walker looking increasingly off the pace. He has justified his price tag with how well he’s performed for them and helped them win titles, but now his time is up

                    1. I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Best RB in the world is high praise for Cancelo. Brilliant going forward but can be a liability at times defensively. That being said he would be a great fit for a Guardiola team.

                  2. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Cause its city

                • AFC49
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  How’s this team looking?

                  Fabianski
                  Robbo, TAA, Digne
                  Salah, Sterling, Pérez, Zaha
                  Deulofeu, Jota, King

                  Button, Dunk, Dendoncker, Aarons

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    10/11
                    I think 3 6.5 forwards could be too much
                    Tielemans or Perez, tough call!?

                  2. svg53
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Good team but will any of those forwards match the 177 pts Laporte scored last season.

                  3. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Nice

                    But I echo the comment about 3 x 6.5 - especially with Perez and Zaha in the same bracket. You have minimal room for manoeuvre

                  4. JohnRoss
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Excellent

                • Demí
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Evening,

                  I'll be running my high rollers league again...Details as follows:

                  It's £80 entry. Standard cash league. Assuming 25 ppl, payout is:

                  1st - £750
                  2nd - £550
                  3rd - £350
                  4th - £150

                  Email demil1990@hotmail.co.uk to book your place. Once it's filled, it's filled!

                  Thanks

                  1. Demí
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    *£100 to the highest individual GW Score in any week, including Double Gameweeks, and excluding hits.
                    *£100 to the player with the most successful captain scores over the course of the season

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

                      Okay better

                  2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Yay 🙂

                  3. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Hm that means you take £200 profit. Seems like a scam don’t fall for it

                    1. Demí
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      BTW, you haven't got Payet anymore

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

                        Lol

                • Scotty B
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Makes me laugh wheb people say Alisson and Walker aren't worth the 6m.

                  Oh sorry just the 40 clean sheets and 326 points between them last season

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Yeah - not sure why you ask these plebs for advice.

                  2. xiMoxiee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Robbo and Fabs outscored them by 30 for same price

                    1. xiMoxiee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Liverpool defenders > keeper

                  3. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    They don’t get attacking returns though

                  4. Goodish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    They are worth their price. But more than 15 players in the game are worth their price. Hence people pick different players for their teams. I prefer Trent, Robertson and Laporte. Other people prefer different combinations. No matter how many teams you post, you won't get everybody to line up and tell you that it's 100% the best team possible and that FPL should be cancelled because you've already won. Keep posting teams and people will keep posting criticisms and suggestions.

                  5. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    get both. bargain.

                    1. Scotty B
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Oh dont worry i intend to

                      1. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        are you family of Biscotti?

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

                    You get people to pick your entire team, then you laugh at them. That's real nice buddy.

                    1. Scotty B
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      First things first I'm no buddy of yours.
                      Secondly oh yea I'm the only person who posts teams to this forum.

                      1. Fantasy Gold
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        You’re such a bore Scotty.

                        What a better.

                        1. Fantasy Gold
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Belter*

                      2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Its fair to say not quite with the same regularity that you do.

                • Jammydodger2018
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Which one

                  A
                  Digne and Perez/Tailsmans

                  B

                  Coleman and Maddison

                  1. JaiLeR11
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    A for me.

                  2. mcmd11
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    A easy

                  3. Stimps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    touch and go really, If Maddison hauls you'd be seeling Teilemens, if Digne hauls you'll be seeling Coleman, both for hits

                    1. Stimps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      *Selling

                • JohnRoss
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Can someone remind me how many minutes Tielemans was getting after he arrived earlier this year?

                  1. svg53
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    13 starts 63 pts not bad for 6.5.

                  2. JohnRoss
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Thanks guys. Less of a risk than perez initally potentially so

                    1. BigBarn
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Compare his stats to other 6.5s, guys. You might be surprised.

                • Fordy40
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Thoughts please:

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

                • CamperDudes
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Hello everyone, been a while since I was on.

                  My first attempt at a team so far, so please be nice 😛

                  Ederson
                  Robertson - Digne - Pereira - Laporte
                  Fraser - Perez - Mane
                  Jimenez - Vardy - King

                  Button, Anderson, Diop, Stephens

                  Thanks

                  1. BigBarn
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Jimi to Jota and Mane to Salah would surely score more points. Digne to Coleman (great attacking stats too, btw) enabling Pereira to VvD would also make sense to me. Otherwise, like it.

                    1. CamperDudes
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Jota and Salah moves look good. Thanks

                  2. ★Kuntheman★
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Pereira doesn't get CS. Jimenez has awful fixtures and European competition. Mane+Vardy is a risky captaincy combo. I hope that isn't Felipe Anderson sat on your bench... 😮

                    1. CamperDudes
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      I do see Leicester doing well this season so I would like to have him (at the start at least). Who else would you recommend at the 7.5 bracket for a Jimenez replacement? and yeah, it is...

                      1. ★Kuntheman★
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        I'd downgrade Jimenez to a 6.5, maybe Jota. If you're going to rotate Anderson with someone I think you're wasting budget. Early on the only players rotating in your team should be 4.5 defenders, if any

                  3. No Avatar
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Too much Leicester imo have only one attacker. Mane away at AFCON no idea when he back, im sure he back for GW1 but you may as well have Salah

                      You got anything in the bank?

                    • Goodish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      You need Salah or Sterling. Pereira to a 4.5 that has an easy opening game and then do Mane to Salah for captaincy. GWK 2 Anderson comes off the bench for the 4.5.

                  4. borko
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    little help please...

                    a) richarlison and norwood

                    or

                    b) pulisic and moutinho

                    or

                    c) fraser and neves

                    thx

                  5. Areid13
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Anyone else trying to fit Salah Sterling and Kun into the same team? If so how’s that going?

                    1. Goodish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Not my team but you can have

                      4.5/4.0
                      Robertson Laporte Coleman 4.5 4.5 (rotating)
                      Salah Sterling 6.5 (Leicester or Brooks) Jorginho 4.5
                      Aguero King 4.5

                      4-4-2 relying on Jorginho playing and being on pens, still have 1 Liverpool, 1 City and 1 Everton defender.

                      1. Real Socialad
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          I think Jorginho could be switched with Noble in that situation as I think Noble is slightly more nailed given he has form with his current manager. Lampard could come in and start playing Kovacic over Jorginho and put Luiz on penalties or something. Who knows?

                          1. Goodish
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Yep, either way it relies on a cheap mid playing every week. And when Aguero or Sterling get their inevitable rests, you're in trouble. I think it's okay to start with a team like this as long as one of the big hitters is downgraded fairly early in the season when it becomes more evident who the value picks are.

                            1. Real Socialad
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                I think I've WCd on the 1st international break for 2 seasons in a row now so that's how I'm setting up for the first few weeks expecting to be disappointed by someone like KDB again (wasted 10m on that in week 1 last year) and then dismantling the team in GW4, hoping I've still got most of my team value in tact!

                        • xiMoxiee
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Not worth it I'm afraid. Pick your favourite 2 big hitters

                        • Real Socialad
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            I don't think its worth it given sacrifices that have to be made elsewhere. Salah Aguero and KDB however is much more achievable

                          • Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Salah+Sterl+Kane

                            very nice thanks.

                        • borko
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          team A

                          kepa

                          robertson,digne,o connell

                          salah sterling pulisic moutinho

                          vardy jimenez deulofeu

                          or tema B

                          kepa

                          robertson digne o connell

                          salah fraser pulisic perez richarlison

                          aguero deulofeu

                          thank you

                        • No Avatar
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Just some food for thought if this applys to you:
                            - If you dont have any attacking City players are you really picking Siggy or Rich over Bilva?
                            - If you dont have a Bournemouth striker are you really picking Tielmans over King?
                            These are easy decisions imo, King is just obvious. Bilva maybe not so much, but the way I see it with Bilva is that City are going to be scoring alot more then Everton are and you have to have a City atatcker or you're gonna regret it.
                            No one has to have an Everton attacker..

                            1. Real Socialad
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                I think depend on how you set your team up, it could be worth trying to get both Bilva and Siggy so you avoid that debate. I see that as upgrading your 6.5 Leicester midfielder to 8.0 and downgrading KDB to Bilva. I think it makes sense to do that

                              • pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                You’re making the assumption Bilva is in attack. He could as easily fill the Dilva role of assisting the assister as the Sane role

                            2. Worsle90
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              Too template?

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

                              Button, Kelly, Dendoncker, Hayden

                              1. Real Socialad
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  Very much template. Not much going on there in terms of getting an edge on anyone, although that makes it a solid week 1 squad

                                  1. Worsle90
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Any favourite differentials of yours? Boring myself with the same old names

                                    1. No Avatar
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Rashford
                                        Mili
                                        Luiz

                                        1. Worsle90
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Rashy was in the mix until recently. Will keep a close eye on pre-season. Cheers bud

                                      • Real Socialad
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          For cheap differentials, I like the look of Noble at West Ham. Not as differential but I think Calvert-Lewin could start well at Everton as a budget striker.
                                          Depending on how you think of Bournemouth, Fraser and Ake look to be overlooked by quite a few at the moment
                                          Spurs defenders are differentials
                                          Any Arsenal player is a differential

                                          So personally I'd say Noble is my favourite differential as it means I can still have the heavy hitters checked but still able to possibly grab a few extra points if WHU get a penalty

                                          1. Worsle90
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            Also had DCL but hadn’t considered Noble. Thanks mate

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

                                            Noble not nailed with fornals arrival and Delph rumour.

                                            Anderson/Antonio Delph/Lanzini/Wilshere Fornals/Noble Yarmolenko/Diangana

                                            1. Real Socialad
                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                I think Fornals is more competition at CAM with Lanzini or at CM with Wilshire than he is at CDM with Noble and Rice
                                                I also think it is very unlikely West Ham will sign Delph given Wilshire is now fit. If it were 3 years ago I'd say it would definitely happen, but Delph isn't the sort of player Pellegrini and Husillos are signing at the moment

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

                                                  We need to sign a LB and CM, the cheapest way of doing that is getting Delph. No place for noble in our best 11 anymore.

                                                  Wilson (I hope)
                                                  Anderson Lanzini Fornals Yarmo
                                                  Rice
                                                  Masuaku Diop Balbuena Fredericks
                                                  Fabianski

                                      • Goodish
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Not at all. Template isn't necessarily bad either. Think I prefer Jota to a 4.5 and one of the 4.5 mids to a Leicester mid or Brooks. But then again then you would only have 1 playing sub so your way might be better.

                                        1. Worsle90
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Thanks very much. Exactly - have been tossing up whether 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 will yield more points. Would be Jota to Perez. Will watch Leicester’s pre-season...

                                    2. oispakaljaa
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      A or B?

                                      A) Ederson - Digne - KDB - Siggy
                                      B) Heaton - Laporte - Sterling - Perez

                                      1. Worsle90
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        A

                                      2. mattyb09
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        A. More balanced, similar upside

                                        1. oispakaljaa
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Thanks. Sticking with A but Salah my only captain option really. Tried to find a way to get Sterling in.

                                      3. Miguel Sanchez
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        A

                                    3. mattyb09
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Been back & forth on these options all week...

                                      a) Fraser & Ederson
                                      b) Eriksen & Ryan

                                      1. Worsle90
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        A for first 2 GWs

                                      2. No Avatar
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          A for sure
                                          Is this a trick question? Is Ryan on penalties or something?

                                          1. mattyb09
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            Not a trick question. Wanted to gage Eriksen vs Fraser...Ederson clearly better than Ryan.

                                            1. No Avatar
                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                Fraser is a beast, Eriksen had a crappy season and tbh not sure he even wants to be at Spurs anymore. Im sure Eriksen will be a good pick at some point but tis punty to start with him

                                          2. Winston.
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            A, but would prefer Zaha/Tielemans (at least after gw2)...

                                        • Riggs
                                          • 1 Year
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Allison Robertson Laporte or Ederson Robertson VVD

                                          1. xiMoxiee
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            ERV

                                          2. Andy_Social
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            2nd

                                          3. Ask Yourself
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            The one with Robertson

                                        • tibollom
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          best 5.5 defender? What you reckon about my 1st draft?

                                          Ederson Button
                                          TAA Robbo Laporte Digne 5.5
                                          Sterling Salah Tielmens Dedoncker Hayden
                                          Vardy Greenwood King

                                          1. Andy_Social
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            Template. Coleman is the usual 5.5 pick

                                          2. mattyb09
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            Those 4 defenders are just fine. Downgrade the 5.5 to 4.0. Upgrade midfielder #3 or #4.

                                            1. Goodish
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                              Agree with this.

                                          3. SkiLo72
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            It’s a great team....but is it slightly over budget?

                                        • Gringo Kid
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Diego Costa has reportedly agreed personal terms with Wolves ahead of his transfer according to Globo Esporte (Brasilian media)

                                          If that happens Jimenez and Jota value will be much lower

                                          1. Andy_Social
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            Wow

                                          2. I Member
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            To be honest with you I'm not sure if he's better than Jimenez or Jota anymore. They do need another option upfront though.

                                        • Lets all klopp together
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Hi everyone, hows this team looking? Dont know weather to go with aguero or maybe kane?

                                          Patricio
                                          Vvd, laporte, dunk
                                          James, debruyne, maddison, mane
                                          Aguero, wilson, Deulofeu

                                          Bench, button, diop, Dendoncker, kelly

                                          1. amit1964
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            go with kane and shift dunk to coleman

                                        • Winston.
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Best two picks of these...

                                          A. Zaha
                                          B. Tielemans
                                          C. Deulofeu

                                          Your opinion? Thanks.

                                          1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                                            • 7 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            A (if he stays with us) and B

                                          2. Real Socialad
                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                              At the moment go for B and C but keep tabs on Zaha transfer rumours. If he leaves, stick with B and C. If he stays, go A and B

                                              1. Winston.
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                What if Zaha goes to Arsenal as it seems, and is nailed...

                                                1. Real Socialad
                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                    Then go for B and C

                                                  • Real Socialad
                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                      I just don't think Zaha will be a good fit at Arsenal

                                                    • Luka - Man Like Serbia
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                      No, I think I am only keeping Wilf in my draft if he stays. I can see him being rotated in/out and just don't fancy Arsenal at all after seeing them last season. We play to his strengths, used to a set squad and way of playing last few years, interchanges well with Townsend etc. Just not sure if he would adapt to Arsenals setup.

                                              2. No Avatar
                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                  Do you guys remember last seaosn when Fraser and Wilson were ripping it up? I predict the same again but I cant afford Wilson 🙁 King will have to do

                                                  1. Real Socialad
                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                      King, to me, looks the better pick over Wilson given the large difference in price and the fact King can make up goals on Wilson by taking penalties

                                                      1. No Avatar
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Yea true and that makes me feel a lil better about it but I just have horror images of Wilson getting a hatti or something and King there with 2 points lol

                                                          1. Real Socialad
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Eh, those things happen. You can't try and protect your team from everything. I have visions of Digne getting 15 points but think it is equally likely he gets sent off. Just got to take some punts

                                                      2. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                        Evening all, which draft do you prefer please? A, B or C.

                                                        A)
                                                        Ryan
                                                        TAA | VVD | Digne | Zinchenko | A.Smith
                                                        Salah | Sterling | Perez
                                                        Kane | King

                                                        Button | Dendoncker | Hayden | Greenwood

                                                        B)
                                                        Ryan
                                                        TAA | VVD | Digne | Zinchenko
                                                        Salah | KdB | Zaha | Maddison
                                                        Kane | King

                                                        Button | Dendoncker | Kelly | Greenwood

                                                        C)
                                                        Ryan
                                                        TAA | VVD | A.Smith
                                                        Salah | KdB | Siggy | Dendoncker
                                                        Kane | Vardy | King

                                                        Button | Kelly | Hayden | Greenwood

                                                        Thanks!

                                                        1. Worsle90
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          B is very strong

                                                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Cheers

                                                        2. Real Socialad
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            B, but with Tielemans instead of Maddison

                                                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Thanks!

                                                          • CONNERS
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Think I'd go A. Just feel you need Sterling or Aguero.

                                                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Nice one

                                                          • Winston.
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            A but I would drop Kane and upgrade elsewhere

                                                          • The Danger Zone!
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            I like B.

                                                        3. Lets all klopp together
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          A OR B

                                                          A. Kane, wilson, Jiménez
                                                          B. Deulofeu, aguero, wilson

                                                          Already have city cover in de bruyne and laporte

                                                          1. Real Socialad
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              A

                                                            • mcmd11
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              A... rly expensive strikers

                                                          2. ★Kuntheman★
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            What I would give for Andone to be the starter at Brighton, would be absolute gold at 5.0 with those fixtures.

                                                            There should be a chance of it happening with Murray getting older, right?

                                                            1. I Member
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Locadia ahead of him? Not really sure. One to monitor in preseason.

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

                                                              The new manager will pick his favourite or rotate as usual I guess. Andone is probably the best striker of the lot and hardest worker, Locadia more of a back up winger and Murray old af but reliable. Will be interesting but I agree Andone will be the best value player in the game in an attacking set up at 5m

                                                          3. Lets all klopp together
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Kane or aguero?

                                                          4. Scotty B
                                                            • 7 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            McArthur, Neves or Moutinho?

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

                                                              None are great are they? As the other two play as CDMs i’d Prefer McArthur. He does a good job at getting scoring chances

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

                                                                Find a way to get up to 6m available for that spot then you have something interesting to pick from

                                                            2. The Danger Zone!
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Someone yesterday was quoting some surprising stats for McArther.
                                                              Seems to have most potential of the 3.

                                                            3. DantheManinaPan
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              None of them, ever