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Attractive price boosts Tielemans’ appeal

Leicester City’s permanent signing of Youri Tielemans (£6.5m) continues to boost interest in their assets for the start of the 2019/20 season.

Fantasy Premier League managers had already been considering Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) and James Maddison (£7.0m) so far in the summer, but the cheaper Tielemans will now rival those two – as well as new singing Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) – for inclusion in our squads.

In this latest Scout Report article, we will analyse the Belgian’s exploits during his loan spell at Leicester last season and assess his potential for the 2019/20 campaign.

Later today, we will have a more in-depth look at Tielemans’ numbers and how they stand up to Maddison’s in particular in an article for Fantasy Football Scout members.

The History and Statistics

Tielemans has been the subject of interest from Europe’s top clubs for some years

Tielemans has been one of the most promising midfield prospects of European football in recent years.

Still only 22-years-old, the Belgian has already made over 250 senior appearances across his country’s top flight as well as Ligue 1 and, as of February 2019, the Premier League too.

Between 2013 and 2017, Tielemans was at Anderlecht, where he scored 35 goals in 185 appearances in all competitions.

His last campaign in Belgium saw him net five times in 15 European appearances.

That’s what drew attention to him from the bigger clubs on the continent and earned him a move to AS Monaco.

Tielemans did not have quite so much success in Ligue 1, scoring just five times in 47 league matches for Monaco.

However, that didn’t stop him hitting the ground running when he arrived in Leicester back in January of this year.

It took Tielemans just three games to get his first attacking return for the Foxes, providing an assist in a 2-1 win over Brighton in Gameweek 28.

That started an incredible run of reliability for the Belgian international as he went on to involve himself in eight goals in the next nine Gameweeks.

In fact, between his debut in Gameweek 26 and the end of the campaign, only Vardy (12) secured more attacking returns than Tielemans (eight).

Three of those were his own goals, with a further five coming from four regular assists and one of the Fantasy variety, a deflected cross to Wes Morgan (£4.5m) against Burnley in Gameweek 31.

During that time, Maddison was the next most central figure to Leicester’s FPL developments, scoring twice and assisting three times (five goal involvements).

That was three fewer than Tielemans despite playing 27 more minutes than him between Gameweeks 26 and 38.

So the question moving forward into the new campaign is whether or not the Belgian can continue to outperform Maddison, given that he already offers a £0.5m saving.

A closer inspection of the underlying statistics shows an interesting story, revealing that it’s not an open and shut case when we compare Tielemans against his now-permanent colleagues towards the back end of last season.

Player Mins per shot Mins per shot in the box Mins per shot on target Mins per chance created
James Maddison 31.9 124.2 111.8 26
Harvey Barnes 25.8 34.8 114.4 57.2
Jamie Vardy 29.8 33.4 64.8 64.8
Youri Tielemans 35.2 155.9 90.9 68.2

We discuss Perez’s underlying numbers, meanwhile, in a piece written shortly after his move from Newcastle.

The Prospects

Tielemans’ underlying statistics compared to his Leicester colleagues were not quite as impressive as first expected

As you can see from the table above, Tielemans did not come out on top for any of the attacking statistics we used to compare him against his key team-mates.

Maddison created more chances than any Leicester player between Gameweeks 26 and 38, averaging one every 26 minutes.

The fact that he has almost complete control of corners and free-kicks will have played a big part in this.

Next up was Harvey Barnes (£6.0m), who fashioned one every 57.2 minutes.

Even centre-forward Vardy averaged a better minutes per chance created than Tielemans’ 68.2.

That’s not to say that the Belgian was not an important part of the team though. In fact, no Leicester player created more big chances than Tielemans during his time at the club last season.

Recording a total of six, the same number as Ricardo Pereira (£6.0m), meant that the Belgian averaged a big chance created every 181 minutes.

When studying the goal threat, we can see again that Maddison was shooting more often than Tielemans too, as was Barnes and, not surprisingly, Vardy.

The Foxes’ talismanic striker was obviously top for minutes per shot in the box (33.4) too and, out of these four key team-mates, Tielemans actually came out worse in that department, averaging a shot in the box every 155.9 minutes.

Tielemans may have to work hard to sustain his form from the end of 2018/19 in the new campaign

Perhaps it’s possible then that such a run as he produced at the end of last season, in which he secured eight attacking returns in nine Gameweeks, is somewhat unsustainable at the start of 2019/20.

What these pieces of information mean for Tielemans’ expected goals (xG) is something we will have to save for our upcoming Members-only article.

How his underlying translates into xG, and those of his colleagues will give us the full picture of what use Tielemans will be to Fantasy managers this season.

As that data is a big part of our Membership package, only those signed up for the 2019/20 campaign will be able to read our analysis of it, coming later today.

While Tielemans doesn’t hold up as favourably as we’d hoped when it comes to the raw underlying statistics, there are, of course, plenty of positives about the player.

In particular, he seems to have advantages over Maddison and Barnes in terms of security of place in the team.

For the majority of Tielemans’ time at Leicester, he was stationed in a central midfield pairing of a four-man bank, enjoying consistent time in the same role.

However, while he was in that role, Brendan Rodgers experimented with different roles for the fifth midfield man.

Sometimes Maddison was deployed as a number 10 behind Vardy in a 4-4-1-1, while at others, Wilfried Ndidi sat behind the midfield in a 4-1-4-1.

Furthermore, Maddison was also moved into several positions within the midfield four at times, either in the middle with Tielemans, or in the place of Barnes on the left flank of it.

Either way, compared to those two midfield team-mates, Tielemans held his position while the others shifted around him.

That is certainly to his credit as it would have almost certainly contributed to his consistent return of FPL points compared to Maddison and Barnes.

Crucially, the £6.5m price-tag is the key appeal of Tielemans though.

The £0.5m over Barnes is worth paying given that he is considerably more assured of a start than the Englishman, while he still offers a £0.5m saving against Maddison, who he outscored in his time at Leicester in 2018/19.

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602 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    A decent if uninspiring FPL option IMO. I don't quite get the hype.

    1. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      He did get quite a few points and is a decent price

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      It's the consistency that he showed that is garnering a lot of the interest.

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Last year he was incredibly good value

  2. conorbon
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Ederson,
    Tarkowski, Digne, TAA.
    Pereyra, Richarlison, Zaha, Mane.
    Ings, Wilson, Kane.

    Woodman, Kelly, Mings, Jota.

    1. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      One of the more interesting teams I've seen

      1. conorbon
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks, I hope in a good way?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          He's Chinese. "May you live in interesting times".

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      6.5 striker on the bench... I'd be upgrading to Salah with that.

      1. conorbon
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Jota? He’s 6 mil and I intend to rotate him with Ings.

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          The question is how do you have 4 forwards :p
          I'm not so confident in Pereyra , think there are better options there.
          Maybe downgrade 1 forward to a 4.5 and upgrade Pereyra

          1. conorbon
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            If I do that then the third striker will never play and will just be bench fodder

        2. Follyfarmer
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Rotating any player is a risk, but rotating strikers will end in tears.

          1. Lebowski85
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            I tried genuinelyrotating Heaton and Foster a few years ago. It was painful.

            Looked perfect on paper....except football happened

            1. conorbon
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 23 hours ago

              I got burned with gk rotation a few years back, sticking with Ederson this year

        3. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Jota is 6.5

          1. conorbon
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Jota is 6 million

            1. farmerfat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 23 hours ago

              Im not sure if we are playing the same game XD

              1. conorbon
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 23 hours ago

                In FPL I promise you he is classified as a midfielder and is only 6 million

                1. scubasmithy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 21 hours ago

                  so there is the "good" Jota - 6.5 striker for Wolves, then the Aston Villa Jota (6.0 mid).

          2. Slouch87
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            The Aston Villa one isn't.

            1. conorbon
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 23 hours ago

              Jesus log in and go on Villa midfielders and he is 6 mil!

              Is this some sort of wind up

              1. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Sorry dude I genuinely forgot there is a 2nd jota in the game XD I was thinking it was the Wolves striker. My bad

                1. conorbon
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 22 hours ago

                  Hahahahaha I thought you were trying to wind me up.

                  Thanks for the advice tho all!

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Ooohhhh, Slouchy has it. The Villa Jota. Understandable confusion - 12% players have the Wolves man, nobody has the Villa one.

              3. The 5% Team
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                give him time...he'll figure it out 🙂

  3. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Is it worth to double up on Vardy and Tielemans or will Vardy suffice ?

    1. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Vardy is prob enough, fixtures are a bit rough to start with

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Definitely - good value

  4. CHY049
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    So Varmadiperelemans is this seasons Vahrez?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Could be. Nobody's tipping them to win the league, though.

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Nobody was that season either

  5. Bumbaclot
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Lloris and AWB (or another 5.5 def)

    Or

    Foster and walker

    Thanks

    1. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Foster and Walker

  6. Bumbaclot
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Ok so how does this look guys. Second draft and feeling happy with it.

    Foster
    TAA/digne/Walker
    Salah/KDB/siggy/brooks
    Vardy/king/Wesley

    Subs: Ryan/dendonker/Elmo/lascelles

    Thanks everyone

    1. sumatera
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      could be good. I'm waiting to see on KDB - Sterling better but expensive

      Fraser also better than Brooks I think - again more expensive

      Siggy generally starts the season slow and gets better later on

      Walker is nailed but doesnt score or get many assists

      Wesley who?

      1. Bumbaclot
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Wesley is villas new striker

        1. sumatera
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          bit of a punt then

      2. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Nice grav

  7. sumatera
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Who are the nailed on Spurs defenders?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Vertonghen

      1. sumatera
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        is that all?

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          I think Alderweireld as well no? Just both their CBs
          For some reason Spurs always have more rotation of their fullbacks compared to the other big teams

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Verts is 100% nailed
            Alder should play most games
            I expect Foyth to get more time this season
            Davison is risky

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Poch does like to rotate his full backs, and he appears to be happy to sell them all.

  8. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    How's my current draft look:

    Ederson
    Robertson, Digne, Lowton
    Mili, Pérez, Sterling, Salah
    Jota, King, Deulofeu

    Button, Yarmolenko, Mings, Bednarek

    1. sumatera
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      generally people are going for at least 3 premium defenders - Lowton a bit weak - points per million means that premium defenders are better than mid range mids

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        I'm happy to have 3 premium defenders and cycle 2 4.5s, and Lowton would be fine if nailed. Nailed 4.5s from mid-range teams with good opening fixtures can be found at Burnley, Brighton and Bournemouth.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          I’m considering O’Connell! I’m not sure I’d rate Brighton as a mid ranked team - I’m looking at them as a 4th promoted side - new manager new style and a heap of new or underused players to be integrated.

          SU fixtures aren’t horrid early on if you don’t have to play them every week. A punt of course.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Sure, I'd rank Brighton and Blades at the same level. O'Connell and Dunk would both be fine in a double-rotation (not together - haven't checked their fixtures).

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      there must be a few better 4.5 starting defenders than Lowton

  9. LangerznMash
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    I'm avoiding Tielemans. He will play deeper for large parts of the season. His expected goals is low, misleading stats at the end of last season due to a shot conversation rate that is unsustainable.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm waiting on the members article later today. Brendan was messing around with formations at the tail end of the season - we don't know if Tielemans will be high up or deeper yet.

      1. LangerznMash
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Well Tielemans will either play deeper (not ideal) or be competing with Maddison, Barnes, Gray, Albrighton, Ghezzal and Ayoze Perez for an attacking midfield role.

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          None of them will be close to starting ahead of Tielemans except maybe Maddison

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      a team to watch when pre-season starts next week for sure

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      IIRC Leicester had a very nice season run-in which inflated the stats somewhat. He's a really good player though and he will help the creativity of those around him.

  10. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    A timely Foxes article, I was just researching them. Thanks!

    I feel it in my bones they're going to have a great season. Apologies to Brendon after I slagged him last season. 🙂

  11. Kizza_10
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    How’s she looking ? Any advice on how to improve the team is welcome

    Pickford
    Wan B Robertson Walker VVD Azpi
    Tielemans Salah KDB
    Kane King

    Subs: button, de

    1. Kizza_10
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Subs
      Button, Dendoncker, Wickham, Hayden

    2. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Bench is awful and that defence is too strong

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Defence too strong, man! you might score too many points!
        although prolly not with a ManYoo defender.

        It's very good, to be fair.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Nice

      But I’m not feeling the love for paying big bucks for cs personally. It doesn’t suit my play style. I suspect it’s going to be very easy to be knocked off Walker early on. It’s a long term play.

      I think 5 at the back works best if there’s a clear route to moving to 4-4-2 when the form mid appears.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        "I think 5 at the back works best if there’s a clear route to moving to 4-4-2 when the form mid appears.

        2FT
        Hayden > 4.5 playing in-form defender
        Walker or Azpi > in-form 6m midfielder

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Yep

          That sort of thing could work. My current thinking though is to get a 4.5 in to start (possibly 2) and to save a transfer. It’s a okay style thing - I’m pretty certain I wouldn’t stay with a Walker type anyway

  12. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    After a bit of messing and switching to 442 from 541...

    Lloris
    TAA Robbo Digne Tark
    Salah Sterling Zaha Maddison
    King Deulofeu
    Fodder Dunk Stephens Wickham

    Thoughts?

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      like it...expect no City defense but can't have everything I guess
      442 a good formation to start season with as well

  13. Across
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Come on Diego Costa, join Everton. 😀

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      fantasy wise would be a lot more interesting than Wolves yes
      he still will be overpriced I'm sure

      1. Across
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Oh, are there rumours about Wolves as well?! Didn't know that! I don't care which side he joins, I just want him back in the Premier League. Good option for 8-8.5.

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          I thought Wolves were the closest of signing him, with Everton being more rumours

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          If he joins Wolves, it would dampen interest in Jiminez and prolly Jota. If he joins Everton and ousts DCL it's a win for everyone including the midfield and wingbacks.

  14. J - Gimme your Mané …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Does anyone know any fantasy football team names that involve Jesus?

    My mother’s giving FPL a go this year (bless her), she’s a Christian so wants a name related to that!

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Must be half a dozen Mohammads/Muhammads. Give her a pleasant surprise!

    2. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Jesus is nailed on

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Had a bad season last time out. Hoping his career will be resurrected.

        1. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          He does have a great cross on him

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Jesus Christ and the Hell Mary Virgins.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Now now, play nicely.

        Matthew Lowton
        Mark (help me out here)
        Luke Shaw
        John Stones

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Judas was my favourite. 🙂

      2. BigBarn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Jesus Christ and the Elneny Virgils?

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          😆

    4. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Thanks all 😆

    5. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Jesus wept

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

      you do know you're all going straight to hell don't ya

  15. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    AWB is currently the 3rd most selected defender and it's not just an auto select thing, as I've seen plenty of teams on here and twitter with him in it. Is it just me that struggles to see the appeal at 5.5? He's hardly a TAA style full back, he's a solid fullback without too much attacking threat in a shambles of a Man Utd team with an average manager?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      "AWB is currently the 3rd most selected defender and it's not just an auto select thing, as I've seen plenty of teams on here and twitter with him in it."
      Right, gotta be a full-on sheep to follow that crowd. He's a decent player but he can't single-handedly plug the hole in United's defence.

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Lots of United fans out there who will likely have three players in their squads - and he is the highest scoring defender in the team. So much the better for the rest of us!

    3. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Hype from last season, could carry form over, but you never know.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        The hype was because he started at 4m. If he'd been 5.5 last season his points haul would have been slightly above expected points. Van Aanhot outscored him, heck, even Keane did.

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Exactly, at 4m he was amazing, at 5.5... not so much.

  16. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Best 5.5 Defender?

    A. Coleman
    B. Zinchenko
    C. Trippier
    D. AWB

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      I'd say in this order, taking into account fixtures and form.

      Coleman
      AWB
      Zinchenko (unknown if he will start, but it's looking likely)
      Trippier (Poch wants to sell)

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      If pre-season confirms he's a starter then B for sure.

      Knowing what we know now it's probably A, then D for security of starts, then B/C equally.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A, B if nailed.

  17. avfc82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    I'm looking at Player Stats in the Members area, specifically the Expected section. I'm trying to remove Brighton, Cardiff, Chelsea, Fulham, Huddersfield and Newcastle players from the table, but when I filter its still showing Hazard, Babel etc. The same happens for forwards. Is anyone else getting this?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      When you say you're filtering out Brighton, Cardiff etc, are you just selecting them from the versus drop-down?

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes I'm unticking those teams from the Versus drop down, but they're still appearing.

        1. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Isn't that just excluding games vs those teams in the stats not the exclusion of their players in the table?

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Correct

        2. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          When you untick them on the versus drop-down, that means you remove the data for all players versus those teams.

          Therefore, you'll still have your Hazards and what not, just you won't get the xA xG etc that players earned Vs Chelsea etc included

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Understood, sorry both, still getting to grips with it!

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              No worries! 🙂

  18. Penguin
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Is sterling worth it? Will var play a part in his performance as he’s always offside?

    I really don’t know he’s so expensive.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Second-highest points scorer last season not good enough for ya?

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        He'll be asking the same about Salah next

    2. Penguin
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Answer the question will var play it’s part, I believe so.

    3. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      He will be the highest scorer in the game this season. Bookmark me baby!

    4. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Currently the favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        He's still trying to cash in.
        https://mobile.twitter.com/JEgersdorff/status/1148878498162970624

        Sooner he goes the better. People like him have no morales. Stealing from.the poor easily brainwashed fools. Part responsible for destroying FPL , compared to what it was. Same with all these YouTube lot. Stop.the madness 😆

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 21 hours ago

          I guess the charity thing is wether you trust his likes or not

      2. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        Lol post fail. That was for my rant below

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 21 hours ago

          🙂 Amatuer.

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 20 hours ago

            I'm still learning mate . Another 10.years I'll have cracked it

  19. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Looking at the Liverpool defence and the increasing goal threat that VVD is showing, is it not likely that he might end up with more points than Robertson at 0.5m less? He's certainly slightly more assured of starts, although both are pretty much nailed. I have 0.5m to upgrade VVD if I want but I'm just not sure it's worth it (have Salah and TAA also).

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      I'd say there's every chance, yes.

    2. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      He's not necessarily showing more goal threat is he (I might be wrong) did he not just underachieve in 17/18 and overachieve 18/19

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        I seem to remember him being more of a threat from corners in the later GWs but maybe imagining it. I'm hoping that VVD scoring from TAA corners becomes a regular and delectable sight in 19-20!

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      First name on my team sheet.
      Actually, he's the only name on my team sheet atm!

    4. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      The key to this maybe in Robertson's crossing. Improve the quality of the higher deliveries towards the standard of TAA and we could see a move towards 6.5 a game, and VVD will not get close to that.

  20. Sensible Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Hello world

    Ryan (Krul)

    TAA Laporte VVD Digne (Kelly)
    Brooks Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Tielemans
    King (Greenwood Xande)

    Any thoughts on a better combination on my 3 medium priced options: Tielemans, King and Brooks?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Krul might be displaced by Fahrmann, keep an eye on preseason.

      1. Sensible Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks, that's extremely helpful.

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Hello Krul world

      This one where I'm not too sure where the budget has gone. I don't think you can leave King up front on his own without any support. You might be best downgrading Brooks to Dendoncker or someone and promoting Greenwood to the likes of Deulofeu.

      1. Sensible Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 18 hours ago

        MAGA - good thinking. The money has gone on those 3 x mediums, Tiele, Kind and Brooks.

        I like my balance, good with fixtures and power D and power Mid. Hmmmm. Maybe I am presuming too much of those 3?

        Pre - season delusions =]

  21. Victor Moses
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Ederson,
    Robbo, VVD, Coleman, Dunk
    Salah, KDB, Siggy, McGinn
    Kane, King

    Button, El Mohamady, Dendoncker, Kelly

    Question marks over:

    •McGinn as 5.5 mid, any other suggestions?
    •Considering Joe Gomez over VVD if he is nailed at start of season, saves 1 mill for elsewhere (upgrade Coleman to Digne)
    •Better options for 1) starting Dunk or 2) better 4.5 Def’s than him and Elmo.

    Thoughts welcome!

  22. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    BREAKING! Jay Eggers retiring after nightmare FPL season last season!

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Who?

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      With a load of money from idiots in his pocket

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

        Don't want to be mean be didn't he wrote that he gave a large part of it to charity?

    3. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      jayxit ?

    4. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Good. Hopefully the rest of the FPL Robdogs and YouTube fakers will follow suit

    5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      From content creation, surely he'll still play

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        This. Sounds like he's cutting back on content but continuing to play the game, which may help him get back on track after last season.

    6. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Will be back under an assumed name...we all talk of retiring...

  23. Alli 3',17',64�…
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      How important is pre season really? You remember when Delofeu was playing as false nine for Everton in that pre season then when the season started he wasn’t anymore

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Pretty important I'd say.

        1. Alli 3',17',64�…
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Nah it’s a trap

        2. Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Not massive, but it does give pointers. Any information is good information, and more information than we have at the moment.

        3. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Got Mahrez from GW1 in Leicester's Prem winning season based purely on pre-season form and nailedness...

        4. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 21 hours ago

          Nailedness and formations, yes, helpful, form - quite unpredictable

      2. Bumbaclot
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Best 6mil striker? I’m on DCL but feel DCL/siggy/digne is a bit too much Everton.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          He's all there is. Better either go for a 6.5 or give up and get a 4.5 benchie.

        2. Penguin
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 21 hours ago

          Ings when fit

      3. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Anyone played around with any teams with Kane and Aubameyang in, with a 3-5-2

        1. Alli 3',17',64�…
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            I don’t think one person has Auba

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              I do in my current draft, alongside Jota in a 4-4-2.

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Kane and Aubameyang is a bit too much investment in your forward line tho, IMO.

        2. Penguin
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Norwich fans will buendia do anything at this level?

          1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 21 hours ago

            I’m not a Norwich fan, but they’re my second team and I watched most of their games last season.
            Buendia was key in the team - whenever he was missing, Norwich suffered as a result.
            Give it a few weeks to see how he settles in.

          2. Penguin
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 21 hours ago

            Cheers

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

            He'll have good days and bad days

        3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          How’s this looking:
          Lloris
          Walker, Laporte, Coleman, TAA, Azpi
          Mane, Perez, Bilva
          Kane, King
          Bench:Button, Yarmolenko, Noble, Greenwood

          Cheers

        4. amit1964
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          good mornning!

          does 347 points according rmt is good score for the first 5 gw?

          1. pokern1nja09
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 21 hours ago

            it depends

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

              at what?

        5. Alli 3',17',64�…
            9 days, 21 hours ago

            I have a spare 0.5 so I thought i might make my mid 4.5 sub into a 5. Is Jorginho a good shout, will he be on penalties? There’s no one else at 5 really except Kante but if I put him in I look casual as Fck

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 21 hours ago

              Hard to know. I have a feeling Lampard will use Kante and Kovacic deeper in a 4-2-3-1, but it isn't based on anything I've heard, just a hunch. Noble is another option, 5 goals and 5 assists last season. Some on here are suggesting he may lose his place, but he might be worth monitoring.

              1. Alli 3',17',64�…
                  9 days, 21 hours ago

                  Thanks

              2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 21 hours ago

                Maybe a Blade in there, I have a sneaky suspicion they could do a Wolves.

                1. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 21 hours ago

                  Good shout, Norwood could be an option.

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

                I think it is better to just save that 0.5. It will be difficult in the future to free that 0.5 from a bench fodder if you need it.

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

                0.5 ITB would be good to have though...gives so much more flexibilty when making transfers early on in the season

                I currently have Jorginho in my team, but having doubts about his fantasy value

                1. Alli 3',17',64�…
                    9 days, 21 hours ago

                    Yea good point about the 0.5. Does that doubledecker start for wolves?

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

                I would really like Ings in my team but he is 6.0 and that means that if he gets injured you don't have anyone to swap him to...

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

                  Isn't Adams the same price?

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

                  You'd swap him to Adams