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

    Hey there friends, 1 vote = 1 wish for world peace

    A) Ryan + Sterling + Meyer + non playing fodder
    B) Ederson + KDB + Deeney (but hopefully abraham when added) + Dendoncker

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

      I doubt that Abraham will be 6.5

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

        That’s what it says on RMT

    2. Real Socialad
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        B and I pray for a peaceful end to conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region

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

          Thank you kind sir

      • Lingardium leviousa
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        B for me

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

          Nice cheers gives my team a better balance

          1. Lingardium leviousa
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Exactly and tbh I can't see sterling doing the same as last season again

      • toerag
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        b

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        B

        Meyer could be intriguing but my head tells me uncle Roy will go with tried and tested MacArthur and Schlupp and he’ll just get cameos.

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

          He is quality this should be his season to prove what he can do, it’s just a matter of how good that will be

      • Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Nuking the planet is inevitable.

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers everyone except skull and gnomes

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          🙂

    3. Tube!!
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      With this team would you consider this........

      Deulofeu > 4.5
      Heaton > Ederson or Allison

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

      Button / Dendonker / El Mohamady / Diop

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Sorry!!

        1. toerag
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          😆

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Ederson perhaps

        I’d rather upgrade VVD and Laporte to Robbo and TAA myself with the cash.

        1. Tube!!
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Interesting.....

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Had a very mixed time with both VVD and Laporte last season. They came good of course but were frustrating early owns.

            I’m looking for a preponderance of regular returners over streak players. Could well backfire of course.

            It’s on the same rationale I’m on Siggy over Rich (who was great for me last time - I got him almost perfectly).

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

      RMT out of 10
      Lloris
      Walker, Laporte, Coleman, TAA, Azpi
      Mane, Perez, Bilva
      Kane, King
      Bench:Button, Yarmolenko, Noble, Greenwood

      Cheers

      1. Lingardium leviousa
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Don't need yar and noble

      2. Kung Fu Football
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Sterling & Salah'less 6.

      3. paulfantham
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Walker AND Laporte seems like a recipe for disaster to me

      4. scubasmithy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        5 - don't trust spurs or Chelsea, and no salah and sterling.

      5. buzzkill
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        The Sterling/Salah captainers will have you crying every weekend

    5. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      First RMT.... How does it look? Barkley will remain only if RLC is confirmed out for the first few games

      Pope Button
      Robbo TAA Digne Coleman Kelly
      Salah Sterling Zaha Barkley Dendoncker
      Vardy King X.Silva
      0.0 ITB

      Slight concern at likely only having one regular playing sub but could be worth the risk. Would like more city but....

      1. Bartowski
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        You don't have a playing keeper, Zaha is still at the Afcon, digne and coleman is overkill, better options than Barkley who will once again split his playing time with Koivacic, no idea who X.Silva is, some sort of marvel movie?

    6. toerag
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Having already signed Pablo Zabaleta, Samir Nasri and Joe Hart in recent years, now they have reportedly been offered former City striker Mario Balotelli.

      The Hammers are looking for a forward to replace Marko Arnautovic, and Balotelli is said to be an option, the Mirror say.

      😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

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

      Chicharito given the number 9 shirt by West Ham, do we have our nailed 6m forward?

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Used to play for Utd - we called him little pea

        • Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          A depressing sight for a West Ham fan but you may be right...

          https://twitter.com/whufc_news/status/1148886411438952448?s=21

          1. Fordy40
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              No way is Hernandez going to be first choice forward. West Ham have lost Carroll, Arnie & Perez, they’re bound to bring in one, maybe two strikers

              1. The 5% Team
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                I would hope so...rumours are Florian Thauvin from Marseille?

                Can't imagine WestHam will start the season with Chicarito and Balotelli as their main strikers :/

                1. Fordy40
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    Thauvin won’t sign, they have Forlans, Anderson, Antonio, Lanzini, Snodgrass & Yarmolenko who can all play out wide

          2. SoccerBoi69
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            A) Vardy Digne Lloris
            B) Vardy King Lloris
            C) Vardy Fraser/Moura Gunn
            D) Kane Ake Gunn
            E) Wilson Bilva* Gunn
            F) Wilson Digne Ederson* 0.5 ITB

            *takes my Man City coverage to three players, think I'd prefer two initially and then to take my pick.

            1. Lingardium leviousa
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              They're all different positions, impossible to pick without knowing other selections

              1. SoccerBoi69
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                Each three would be starting, and I didn't want to post a novel...(but here it is). Any gaps, depending on formation, would generally be 4.0/4.5 fodder.

                TAA VVD Laporte Coleman
                Salah KDB Siggy Perez

                Button Nketiah

          3. Netley Lucas
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Zimmermann out for 4-6 weeks could mean Grant Hanley gets a short run, by no means certain, but he is 4.0 fwiw.

          4. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Yarmolenko given his favourite and lucky number 7 now. We have some 6m dynamite here

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Nailed in my team from weeks ago. Plenty will be jumping on the wagon during pre season. Hopefully he doesn't do too well until after the seasons started

              1. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                Same. His first fixture will deter plenty as well.

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

                  Yep i’m Happy to bench him first week I think

                  1. badgerboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    Yeah my thinking as well.

            2. Jafoole_88
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 17 hours ago

              wouldn't quite j!zz in your pants yet. once Arnie left, it was a choice of giving the number 7 shirt to Antonio, Yarmolenko or Snodgrass.

          5. yakirh
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            How many players are locked-in in all your drafts?

            List them if you can

            1. yakirh
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              6 for me:
              Robbo Taa Digne Salah Siggy King

            2. Warby84
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Robertson Trent Digne Salah Sterling, vardy (was king but now I want Wilson)

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

              TAA VVD Salah King Button

            4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                King, Salah, Sterling, TAA, VVD, Laporte, Digne

              • SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                TAA & Salah

              • liverpool01
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  Digne, Taa, VVD, Salah, Aguero, Siggy

                • Skull And Gnomes 9
                  • 1 Year
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  VVD, Vardy and B.Silva.

                  1. yakirh
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    Lol you're just trolling

                    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                      • 1 Year
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      I am not sir!
                      It has always been my plan to BB in g/w1 and I will stick to it; hence you see a lack of material and heavies. So to fulfill my plan, I need more info from the promoted clubs in preseason.
                      Those three are non-negotiable though.

                • Miguel Sanchez
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  Burnley GK
                  Robbo TAA Digne
                  Salah Siggy
                  King

                  1. Warby84
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    Yeah hopefully it’s Pope, he’s currently locked in,

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  TAA Salah Wilson Yarmo

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    Possibly 11 including bench fodder:

                    Button
                    TAA
                    VVD
                    Dunk/Taylor rotation
                    Salah
                    Sterling
                    Dendonker
                    Vardy
                    King
                    Greenwood fodder

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Didn't you say less than an hour ago that Sterling isn't worth if you perma cap Salah.

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Dammit, yeah. But I looked at the huge margin between Salah and Sterling's haul, and everybody else and concluded I just couldn't do it, captain or no. 🙁

                • Jarvish
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  None - they may get transferred or injured

                • Kung Fu Football
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  Robbo, Digne, Salah, Sterling, King.

                • LangerznMash
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 17 hours ago

                  Only Kane and Vardy.

                • scubasmithy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 17 hours ago

                  Salah, Sterling, King, VVD, one of Robertson or TAA, combo of either Digne/Walker or Coleman/Laporte, Siggy, Ryan
                  , Button, Dendonca

              • toerag
                • 8 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                Manchester City have raised their offer for Juventus full-back Joao Cancelo to £50m and Juve are prepared to sell. However, City have to first sell Danilo before they can bring the Portuguese international to the Etihad. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

                Hmmmmm.....

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

                  Essential

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

                    Price for Cancelo? 6.5

                    1. Warby84
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      He was incredible last season, got to be 6.5

                    2. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      Would think 7

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 19 hours ago

                        Why that high?

                2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                  • 1 Year
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  Hmmmmm!

                3. MeatPieSausageRoll
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    Lol £50m for a full back

                    1. Warby84
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      150m for 3 now!!

                      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          7 days, 19 hours ago

                          Its a disgrace

                        • toerag
                          • 8 Years
                          7 days, 19 hours ago

                          lol
                          😆

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 19 hours ago

                        About par

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

                      you see him directly replacing Walker?

                      Danilo at another PL team would be great though

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 19 hours ago

                        Do they have to sell Danilo if Delph gets off-loaded, which looks like happening?

                  • Warby84
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    Wilson signed a 4 year deal with Bournemouth.. It him and vardy for me to start with...

                    1. Warby84
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      https://talksport.com/football/570862/callum-wilson-contract-bournemouth-west-ham/

                      This was about 2 hours ago, but confirmed around 12.15

                  • SweepaKeepa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    It's time to address the elephant in the room... to ask the question which no-one dare speak:
                    Will Krul or Fahrmann be Norwich's starting goalkeeper?

                    1. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      #APS

                      1. SweepaKeepa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Over my head... But thanks for your contribution nevertheless.

                        1. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Assess Pre Season.

                      2. Jarvish
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        😀

                        1. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Keep it trending.

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

                            This is how #metoo started. Great oaks from little acorns.

                            1. badgerboy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              7 days, 18 hours ago

                              😀

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

                      Krul...great penalty stopper as well 🙂

                      1. SweepaKeepa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Thanks!

                  • Bocaginge
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    RMT

                    Heaton (Nyland)
                    Digne, Coleman, Holebas, Kelly (Balbuena)
                    Salah, De Bruyne, Maddison (Lanzini, Gross)
                    Kane, Deulofeu, King

                    Heaton and Nyland rotation
                    Holebas, Kelly, Balbuena rotation
                    Lanzini, Gross, Deulofeu, King rotation

                    1. Warby84
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      Heaton linked with a move away, Villa was hinted..

                      1. Bocaginge
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Yeah Ive heard this too, if that’s the case then I’d juggle so that I get villa/Burnley first choice keepers (both will be 4.5 regardless)

                    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      Try and find a million or .5 (big ask...) to upgrade Coleman/Digne to VVD/Robbo/TAA
                      Don't mind the rest

                      1. Bocaginge
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        My thinking is that with Alison being rested in the opening few weeks Liverpool might be suspect at the back with Mignolet. Going with the Everton double up is a pure gamble but based on their record in 2nd half of the last season and their pleasing opening early fixtures, it’s a calculated gamble

                        1. willl
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Why would Alisson be rested?...

                          1. Bocaginge
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            He’s been playing all summer in the Copa America. Likely that him, Firmino and Mane (AFCON) will get a couple extra weeks off like they did after World Cup last year

                  • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    Looking at Walcott...
                    Falling into bad habits already and the season hasn't even started!

                    1. Warby84
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      Have not even glanced at him, only 3 players for me at Everton, Sig Rich and Digne, only gone with Digne to begin with...

                      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 19 hours ago

                        Don't do it. Stay sane.

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

                        Look away!

                      • badgerboy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 19 hours ago

                        You could be ground zero for this seasons inevitable annual instalment of the Wally Wagon. Be proud 😀

                      • Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Walcott Barkley and Redmond is my midfield trio

                        1. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Give it a few weeks.....

                    3. Kimmich
                      • 2 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Last draft for now, think I’m settled.

                      Lloris
                      VVD - Digne - Zinchenko
                      Salah - KdB - Perez - Brooks - Yarmolenko
                      Aguero - Deeney

                      Have gone for Lloris/Digne/Brooks over Ryan/Coleman/Siggy at the minute. Only thing left for debate is really the 6.5m FWD position, Watford have decent fixtures so happy to risk him and jump on whoever at the start.

                      KdB to Siggy would raise another 1.5m but not sure on that one at all.

                      Opinions appreciated.

                      1. Kimmich
                        • 2 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Will post in new article.

                      2. Warby84
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Or KDB to Bernardo, could raise funds for Deeney to Wilson,

                    4. Over Midwicket
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Anyone doubling up on LEI mids? I have Tielemans and Perez in my team, both at 6.5 offer incredible value.

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Yeah, got them both pencilled in at the moment. Waiting to see how Brendan lines 'em up.

                      2. Jarvish
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        3rd and 4th best players in terms of likely attacking points output from a team likely to finish around mid-table. Not for me. Will probably stick to one of them.

                        1. mixology
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          fair

                      3. mixology
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        may start with maddy and tielmans actually. The mid priced/budget midfielder slots will be open for competition though, and will likely let one go in the first 5 weeks or so

                    5. smccormick87
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      RMT please people:

                      Pickford
                      Digne, Smith, Gomez
                      Salah, Sterling, Perez, Tielmans
                      Pukki, Kane, King

                      Bench
                      Button, Guendouzi, Chester, Hanley

                      Taken a punt on Gomez

                      1. The Big Fella
                        • 2 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Gomez won't start

                        1. smccormick87
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Really? You think Matip will?

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            I'd say 50/50 at the moment. With both being 5.5, one is going to prove quite a bargain.

                            1. smccormick87
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              7 days, 18 hours ago

                              Thoughts on the rest of the team? Only went with Digne and smith due to their opening fixtures, I have .5 in the bacnk so can easily upgrade

                    6. The Big Fella
                      • 2 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Best defender for 4.5m? Not Brighton though (I have Ryan and Button)

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

                        Nothing great at the moment - one of the West Ham ones possibly. Hopefully better options will emerge as pre-season progresses.

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        I'm liking the 2 at Burnley at the moment. Discovered they rotate well with Brighton's Dunk. You don't like that.

                        1. The Big Fella
                          • 2 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Good shout with Burnley. Once they got rid of Hart, they tightened up at the back again last year. Poor Joe!