Scout Notes

Coverage of pre-season matches commences

The Fantasy Premier League pre-season programme is about to kick into overdrive as we edge closer to Gameweek 1 of the new campaign.

Everton and Crystal Palace have already played their first matches (detailed below) and there are more to come in the next few days.

Fantasy managers are reminded to stay tuned into our pre-season page to get all the latest updates and talking points from the summer’s friendlies.

We will be producing Scout Notes articles regularly between now and Gameweek 1 on the matches played by the top-flight sides.

Not only will we be on the lookout for the next Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m), the Scout editorial team will be tracking pre-season minutes of every FPL asset.

That way, when we publish our predicted line-ups for Gameweek 1, they will be based on as much information given to us by the respective Premier League managers as possible.

We have already made a start on our spreadsheets which, this season, will be publicly available to you throughout the summer as we update them on a special page of its own.

For now, we have embedded the sheets below for all teams with a fixture between now and Sunday to give you a taster.

In order for desktop users to navigate these sheets, select the embedded window and use the arrow keys to scroll across.

Mobile users can simply drag the sheet across to navigate fully although we should point out that they are best viewed on a desktop device.

As already mentioned, Everton started us off on Saturday as they flew to Kenya for their first pre-season game.

Kariobangi Sharks 1-1 Everton (4-3 on penalties)

Everton began their pre-season campaign in Kenya

Goals: Joe Williams

As it was their first pre-season friendly it is hard to read too much into Everton’s 1-1 draw with Kariobangi Sharks over the weekend.

Only a handful of first-team players were involved for the Toffees as Marco Silva simply gave his players a run-out.

Lucas Digne (£6.0m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£8.0m) and Jordan Pickford (£5.5m) were among the big names absent for Everton, while Richarlison (£8.0m) was busy winning the Copa America with Brazil.

Of those priced up by FPL for the new season, only Leighton Baines (£5.0m), Maarten Stekelenburg (£4.0m), Theo Walcott (£6.5m), André Gomes (£6.5m), Tom Davies (£5.5m), Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.5m) and Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) were involved against the Sharks.

All of them played no more than 45 minutes, with the latter featuring for just 15 as he went off with an injury.

Lookman left Kenya with the help of crutches after twisting his ankle against the Sharks and Everton confirmed afterwards that his knock would require a scan.

“Ademola Lookman will undergo a scan this afternoon after sustaining an ankle injury against Kariobangi Sharks.” – Everton press release

The performance against Kariobangi was by no means impressive, but that shouldn’t bother Fantasy managers at this point.

With Digne not back in pre-season training at the time, Baines started at left-back

As already mentioned, most of the key personnel were absent from the match-day squad while those who did play were still building up their fitness.

Nairobi, where the fixture took place, is also a high-altitude location, which would have made it harder for Everton’s players, just six days into pre-season training, to look as sharp as they will probably be when Gameweek 1 comes around.

Mason Holgate, not currently priced up by FPL, but with history on the game, had a particularly poor afternoon, looking especially off the pace and at fault for the Sharks’ opening goal.

Stekelenburg did not look in the kind of form to stand a chance of ousting Pickford from his number one spot as he was less than impressive.

Meanwhile, Jonas Lössl (still not priced by FPL) made his first appearance in an Everton shirt.

The Toffees were much better in the second half as youngster Joe Williams equalised from a free-kick but they still went on to lose on penalties.

12 months ago, Everton began pre-season with a 22-0 win against an unheard of European minnow – and the advice was not to read too much into it. The same should be said about this performance as there is still a long way to go.

Up next for Silva’s men is a trip to FC Sion on Sunday afternoon and with Digne, Pickford and Michael Keane (£5.5m) now back in training as of Tuesday, we could see more of a meaningful encounter in that one.

“It was good, a good experience. We’ve come out here and do what we were supposed to do which was more about fulfilling our obligations. The game at the end of a long week was a nice way to round it off. I enjoyed the short time we had out here. It was a good experience for the younger players to come out and good for the Kenyan lads as well. I’m sure that will be something that will stay with them. The game was a fun type of game and that’s what it was supposed to be.” – Leighton Baines

Everton XI: Stekelenburg (Lössl 45′); Baines (Robinson 45′), Connolly (Astley 45′), Gibson (Markelo 88′), Holgate (Feeney 72′); Davies (J Williams 45′), Schneiderlin (Baningme 45′), A Gomes (Adnerian 45′); Lookman (Broadhead 15′), Niasse (Hornby 45′), Walcott (Bowler 45′).

FC Luzern 1-1 Crystal Palace (5-6 on pens)

Roy Hodgson returned to the country where he made a name for himself in the 1990s

Goals: Christian Benteke (£6.0m)

Assists: Max Meyer (£5.5m)

In contrast to Silva, Roy Hodgson used the majority of his senior first-team players in Crystal Palace’s trip to FC Luzern in Switzerland.

Only five FPL assets were absent for the Eagles and most of them were not involved due either to injury or international duty.

Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) and James Tomkins (£5.0m) are still sidelined with knocks sustained last season, while Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) and Cheikhou Kouyaté (£5.0m) are competing for Ivory Coast and Senegal respectively at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) was not in the match-day squad and, as yet, there has been no official explanation for his absence, but there’s still plenty of pre-season matches to play.

The match got off to a quick start as Christian Benteke (£6.0m), leading a 4-4-2 formation alongside Connor Wickham (£4.5m), opened the scoring in the second minute.

He rose highest in the air to meet a Max Meyer (£5.5m) cross with his head and find the back of the net.

Max Meyer was one of Palace’s most creative players against Luzern

In the aftermath of Wan-Bissaka’s departure from Selhurst Park, there has been keen interest in who will replace him at right-back.

Youngster Sam Woods, traditionally a centre-back, played the entire 90 minutes in this position while Joel Ward (£4.5m) was used at centre-back and Martin Kelly (£4.0m) joined him at the heart of defence at half-time, to allow Jairo Riedewald another chance to push forward into central midfield.

Obviously, there is only so much we can read into Hodgson’s decision to start Woods at right-back at this early stage, but it’s worth keeping an eye on that position throughout the summer.

As has been mentioned before, we certainly shouldn’t rule out recruitment in that area of the team.

Also getting a 90-minute run-out was Wayne Hennessey (£4.5m). He was unable to stop Luzern equalising in the sixth minute.

It is worth tracking how often he plays during pre-season compared to Guaita, given that he can offer a £0.5m saving on the Spanish goalkeeper.

Meyer and Benteke proved to be the main threats for Palace in the match, the former pulling the strings and the latter asking questions of the Luzern defence.

Neither of them could contribute to another goal for the Eagles though and the encounter finished 1-1 before a 6-5 win on penalties for Palace.

James McArthur (£5.5m), Ward, Kelly, Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m), Alexander Sørloth and Nya Kirby all netted their spot kicks with Hennessey only stopping Luzern’s sixth in sudden death.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Hennessey; van Aanholt (Mitchell 65′), Riedewald, Dann (Ward 45′), Woods; Meyer (Kirby 65′), Milivojevic (McArthur 45′), Dreher (Kelly 45′), Townsend (Schlupp 45′); Benteke (Daly 65′), Wickham (Sørloth 45′).

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881 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Alli 3',17',64�…
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Costa is a done deal, added in at 7.5mil

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

        Fake news?

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          BBC?

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

          If Miguel Sanchez didn’t get a cut of the deal, it isn’t real.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Of course being a highly skilled attorney my fee is $175 an hour

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

        Prefer Starbucks

      3. Alli 3',17',64�…
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          Yea sorry 🙁

        • Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Ban

      4. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Depends who the full back is on the left, but it is a possibility. However, trying to fit the best players of Acuero, sterling, KDB, B Silva, Fernandinho, in that formation would mean a lot of players not being included.

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

          Fail. But not convinced Pep will go 3 at the back straight away.

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          They just won the league twice in a row playing 4-3-3. Why would Pep change formation?

      5. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        I’m pretty happy with this so far. Pending gore season, maybe a few gems will throw themselves into the mix.

        Ryan, another 4.5 (not fussed)

        TAA, Robbo, Digne, 4.5, 4.5 pending pre season
        Salah Sterling Siggy, , Brooks, Dendocker
        King, Giroud, Andone.

        Can switch Giroud to Vardy and Sterling to KDB, and Brooks to Willian very easily!

        1. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Save 0.5 and her Button - unless you’re into rotating keepers

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Keeper rotation is fraught with heartache from my experience.

      6. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Pick one

        A)Holebas/Ake+4.0 defender(could be Hanley or Kelly)

        B)4.5 defender rotation. (Targett+Bednarek for example)

      7. mcmd11
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Rank Zaha Maddison Perez Tielemans?

        1. LangerznMash
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Maddison
          Zaha
          Perez
          Tielemans

        2. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Tielemans
          Zaha
          Maddison
          Perez

          Perez is good but can be so frustrating. Starts okay, then fades, then suddenly is a world beater for last 5-6 games of the seasons. Happens every season.

          Tielemans is class. An absolute bargain at 6.5, someone was drunk when they released that.

        3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Tielemans
          Perez
          Zaha
          Maddison

        4. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Zaha
          Tielemans (better value than mads)
          Maddisson
          Perez

          Perez the dark horse given we dont know what his role will be at leicester yet

        5. Kung Fu Football
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Too early to rank right now really with so much currently up in the air regarding these players? Ask again after pre-season. Zaha at AFCON could miss first game or 2? Might not even be at Palace either? How are Leicester going to line-up and which mid looks the best FPL prospect this season, could be any 1 of the 3?

        6. Stimps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Maddison is by far the best of that bunch

      8. Queenofthestoneage
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          OT: Who do you think will win Wimbledon on Sunday?

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            Novak Djokovic

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            Djokovic and Williams

          3. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            Big Nishikori fan, my 2nd favorite tennis player after Wawrinka, but bloody hell I'm thinking Roger will clinch it.

            1. Brian Boitano
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              You must be sado masochist being a nishikori fan

          4. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            One of the Williams brothers

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

              😆

            2. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              2019, ladies and gents...

              1. Queenofthestoneage
                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                  cringe

                • Jarvish
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                  I'll start my mother-in-law routine in a minute.

            3. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Federer

            4. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Tim Henman

            5. Kung Fu Football
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Djoko!!

            6. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Don't know but we won there 2 sets to 3 last night...

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

              Depends, who are they playing? Assuming it's a pre-season friendly?

              😉

            8. Stimps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              Tielemens

            9. Nightcrawler
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                Nadal imo

            10. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Ok, how she looks ? 🙂

              Ryan
              VVD, Robertson, Digne
              Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Tielmans, Moura
              King, Deulofeu

              sub: Button, Nketiah, Simpson, Kelly

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                Superb - I prefer a Burnley GK but you get the security of a guaranteed keeper with Ryan

              2. yakirh
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                I have a very similar team
                Problem is no city defender, need to monitor pre season

            11. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              RMT

              Brighton
              TAA VVD Zinky Digne Coleman
              Salah Sterling Bilva Siggy
              King 4.5 4.5
              0.5m bank

            12. Under The Radar Options
              Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Who are the players you are watching who maybe are flying under the radar at the moment but that have the potential to become good or popular picks by GW1? Few I've provisionally noticed:

              Wickham - With CPL not having a glut of striking options, a fit Conor Wickham could become the 4.5 striker who gets appearance points from our benches.

              Yarmolenko - West Ham could be decent going forward and Yarmolenko has potential to be OOP esp with Arnie gone. He looked promising before his injury.

              Bilva - I think he may be the most nailed in the City attack. He's cheap, and is a great player who will be an FPL bargain if he can just add an extra end product. There might be fears of rotation between Kun and Jesus and I think KDB might have minutes managed more this season to prevent injury. I think a double up with Sterling might yet prove to be the way to go.

              Dalot - Truly dark horse territory here but outside chance Dalot could be OOP as winger for Utd. He played there occasionally last year and there doesn't seem to be huge competition for the right winger spot - Rashford CF, Lingard and Mata are more suited to number 10 role, Sanchez and Martial on the left.

              Thoughts on my list or who are you monitoring?

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

                Jorginho - unlucky not to get a few assists last year and could be on pens and playing further up the pitch if Kante is played in a more natural DM role.

                1. Flaming Flamingo
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                  Kante isn't a DM though, never has been.

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    What is he then? A CM with defensive duties?

                    1. Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      He's a box-to-nearly-box midfielder!

                    2. ...al - Leave your comments…
                      • 10 Years
                      9 days, 4 hours ago

                      Ball winning midfielder

              2. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 7 hours ago

                Holebas - On some set pieces, has a cracking cross. Watford fans seem to be of the opinion that Holebas is still superior to his understudy Masina. Priced at a modest 5.0. Feel people are mostly off because of the yellow cards, but still feel he could be a decent pick.

                Che Adams - my grav. The guy will be a legend, just watch.

                Emi Buendia - very good creator. Brought in to be Madisson replacement and has been absolutely superb. Peopl probably put off by his 6.0m price tag.

                McNeil - the guy is the spark of that Burnley attack imo. Reminds me of Ashley Young in his Watford days. What a left peg, surprised no top-six clubs are bidding for him. 6.0m, he's in my watchlist for now.

                1. Differential (c)
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                  About your list

                  Wickham scored in preseason already as well. if he keeps fit . . .

                  I've been on the Bilva train. Nope.

                  Dalot is definitely one i'm watching. Add the potential of DDG getting back in form and him nailing a possible OOP role, and he is brilliant value at 5.0m.

                  1. I Member
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    Wickham hasn't scored in preseason. They drew 1-1 with Benteke getting the goal.

                    1. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Haha, I misread the paragraph in the article, the comma is what does it xD. Cheers mate.

                2. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  Not convinced on Holebas - bit of a red card magnet and Watford are never great for CSs. But he could definitely go on a run of assists like last year.

                  Adams is one I'm monitoring also. Southampton could be decent this year.

                  Buendia I haven't seen much of. Think I'll be avoiding Norwich personally to start with but thanks for the heads up on him.

                3. TomBrooSki
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 1 hour ago

                  I'm on the Che train! Next stop Goaltown! Choo choo! Currently going light up top with 3 6.0 strikers

              3. Flaming Flamingo
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 7 hours ago

                Wickham and B Silva are in my team at the moment. Yarmolenko unlikely to be OoP with Chicharito and Antonio around, but if he were I'd be interested. Dalot very much a no-go for me.

                Lloris, Koscielny, Pereyra and Andone are some interesting less popular picks I think.

                1. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  I wonder will Chicarito stay? I actually forgot about Antonio!

              4. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 7 hours ago

                Anderson and Antonio

              5. Lingardium leviousa
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 7 hours ago

                I'd imagine James will play right mid

                1. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  Very possibly. Dalot is indeed very speculative at this stage, but definitely think he might get minutes in midfield this season.

              6. DantheManinaPan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                I was strongly against Bilva initially, but RMT really likes him... So I'm giving him some further thought

                1. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  He had 7 goals and 8 assists last season. If he can reach double figures for both, which is a distinct possibility imo, he could push towards 200pts for the season

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 5 hours ago

                    Very true... I constantly think he’ll be more in the position of having 1 attacking return from city scoring 14 goals in their first 4 games though...

                    But maybe this is his year - many seem to confident it is

                  2. Ramboros
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 4 hours ago

                    Bernardo Silva was a nailed on right winger for a Monaco team that scored 107 goals in Ligue 1. He still didn't achieve double digit figures in either category. It's not coincidences or a lack of quality that is the issue. It's all about mentality, and Bernardo Silva doesn't need offensive returns to be one of the best players in the league. There's no point trying to predict him to do well.

              7. ritzyd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                JWP - consitently scored points in FPL and should now be first choice. 150+ for 6m will do me nicely.

                1. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  Lots of mid price midfielders to monitor.

              8. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                Andone could very easily be Brighton's starting striker next season. Perfect for a formation with a single striker.

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

                  It'll be the 4th Liverpool defender - Gomez or Matip, and it'll be the overlooked City players - Zinchenko when he's nailed, Stones when people realise a 2nd CD to partner Laporte has been neglected, and my star attraction, Phil Foden.

                  1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    Phil Foden will not start enough. End of. I can't concieve of a world in which he would, that didn't involve serious injury to multiple players.

              9. Ramboros
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                I don't think a player with 30% ownership is flying under the radar.

                I think David Silva is an under the radar pick. His underlying stats are amazing for a player of that price, and much better than Bernardo Silva's. He's still a top midfielder despite his age, and I'd expect him to start all of the games before CL gets going.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  To take your post a witty pun's together, I foresee Dilva being eased out due to his age and last season, for Foden to be nurtured and take over the position next season. A lot of Phil's action will be off the bench but he's quite nifty with late goals.

                  1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 5 hours ago

                    That's my point - any FPL option must start. Banking on the occasional goal off the bench is fine for a 4.5 but naught else. David obviously won't be a starter, but he's still in Fodens way as essentially the 1st No. 8 on the bench (Gundogan being the 2nd).

              10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                Love the Yarmolenko pick - if he’s fit he could be absolute gold at his price

                Ings and JWP are in a similar bracket for me, although moreso Ings

                Even though he seems to be made of a very fine, crystal-like substance that can shatter with a strong gust of wind... when he’s fit he delivers FPL points

                I think he’s mightn’t be the worst option for GW1 as we’ll have h eh ugh advantage of unlimited FT to swap him out if any concerns while observing his fitness battle pre season

              11. Hernandez Lynam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                Richarlison is really going under the radar due to Sigurdsson - I'm considering a MF double up with Digne

              12. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                Groß my differential. Always involved when Brighton scores (they could score more ofc). Had his first injury in his career last season, fit now again so i think he will have a similar season as 17/18.

              13. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  9 days, 3 hours ago

                  Yarmolenko I can understand but the others are well and truly under the radar for a reason. Bilva should actually be more under the radar than he is

                • Thescaff
                    9 days, 3 hours ago

                    Giroud @3% ownership, could even be given pen duties
                    Pogba @6% if he stays
                    Deli Alli @2% Spurs will be much better this season

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      9 days, 2 hours ago

                      Pogba has scary potential at that price

                      He’s the one player I’m genuinely worried about & I have no route to him either

                      1. Zilla
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Always a route

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 59 mins ago

                          True - I probably should have said “easy route” 🙂

                  • pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 1 hour ago

                    Holebas is defo in my side if he looks nailed. Not a long term pick but he shouldn’t hit too many bans before first WC.

                    Yarmolenko looks tempting but so many options at WH and so much churn last year means he’s a major doubt for me

                    Gross is very close to being in. He needs a good preseason but Potter apparently loves to rotate so a doubt too.

                    O’Connell may get my 4.5 spot alongside Cathcart if I avoid Holebas. Reasonable punt I feel.

                    Meyer could be class at 5.5. If he looks nailed in preseason he’s a temptation. But the one area Palace have options is in central mid and Roy won’t give up Schlupp MacArthur Kouyate solidity unless he absolutely has to

                  • jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 22 hours ago

                    For me:

                    F: Giroud, Wood/Barnes, Chicharito
                    M: Antonio, Doucoure, Pedro, Redmond, Jorginho, RLC, Yarmolenko
                    D: Gomez/Matip
                    G: Pope

                  • Legomané
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 22 hours ago

                    Lucas Moura
                    Yarmolenko
                    Calvert-Lewin
                    Mané [+ Salah]
                    Walker's replacement if transpires

                  • moogzilla
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 22 hours ago

                    Doucoure. The guy has been one of the best values in the midfield for the last three seasons. He also gets bonus and will pop up on the score sheet.

                  • Dr. Rog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    8 days, 11 hours ago

                    Pulisic & Willian aren't in any RMTs but will have a huge surge in ownership if they get some early returns.

                  • Big Daddy Sam
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    8 days, 10 hours ago

                    Kyle Walker. Of the City defenders other than Laporte will probably play the most minutes and .5 cheaper than Laporte

                  • Boris Bodega
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 5 hours ago

                    Reiss Nelson

                  • TomBrooSki
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 2 hours ago

                    All the Chelsea options are under the radar. Once we know who will likely be starting and a few more of their players are added to the game they might increase.

                    Willian and Pedro appeal at 7.0

                  • LangerznMash
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 13 hours ago

                    Benteke 0.9%
                    Antonio 4.1%
                    Yarmolenko 0.4%
                    Martial 2.1%
                    Moura 6.3%
                    I'd say Alli at 2.2% but i think he is overpriced by 1.0m due to scoring below 100 points (there are 33 lower priced mids that outscored him).

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

                      Haven't seen Alonso in a lot of RMT's?

                  • It’s a Knockaert
                    • 1 Year
                    6 days, 7 hours ago

                    I’ve got KdB atm but could easily switch to bilva. I don’t think dalot will play winger especially after the first preseason game. Yarmolenko a good shout

                  • arndff_
                    • 7 Years
                    6 days, 5 hours ago

                    Yarmolenko's injury was an awful one. Aren't you afraid he may not be the same player right after his return?

                • Differential (c)
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                  Did Holebas+Kelly.->C.Taylor+Targett
                  Thoughts on this?

                  Lloris
                  TAA Walker Digne C.Taylor
                  Salah DeBruyne Sigurdsson Tielemans
                  Aubameyang Adams

                  Button Dendoncker Targett Greenwood

                  1. LangerznMash
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    It's refreshing to see an alternate strikeforce to the usual King + Vardy.
                    I like it but would be worried about Walker.

                    1. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Walker is basically a placeholder for any nailed City defender come GW1 who is valued at 6.0 or under. if Cancelo is priced well, then he goes straight in..

                      Cheers mate, Aubameyang going below the radar in these circles!

                  2. Flaming Flamingo
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    Taylor a rotation risk with Pieters signing. Not sure on Tielemans personally, but I very much like the team otherwise 🙂

                    1. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Cheers mate. Any suggestions for the 4.5m/5.0m defender slot?

                      Tielemans, Imma stick to my guns on that. The guy is class.

                      Interested to see your team, who do you have?

                      1. Flaming Flamingo
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        I like Balbuena, but he doesn't rotate with Targett particularly well. Koscielny maybe, if you have the extra 0.5.

                        Fair enough with Tielemans. I understand I am in the minority and you can always switch him out if he does underperform.

                        My team as of now is:

                        Heaton, Button
                        TAA, Robertson, Digne, Zinchenko, Balbuena
                        Salah, KDB, B Silva, Sigurdsson, Dendoncker
                        Wilson, Jota, Wickham

                        Subject to a lot of change though, naturally.

                        1. Differential (c)
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          Zinny would be dream if he nails that LB spot.

                          Pretty good team, have a similar draft myself. Balbuena is an interesting pick, I'd have thought Diop instead.

                          1. Flaming Flamingo
                            • 3 Years
                            9 days, 6 hours ago

                            I expect Zinchenko will get the LB spot to start off with at least, he was exceptional towards the end of last season.

                            I prefer Balbuena because of goal threat, but there's not much between them really.

                      2. Pep Pig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        Hi mate. I've heard rumours Tarkowski could be on his way out which wouldn't surprise me now he's played for England. Clubs like Leicester could move in for him if or when Maguire moves. That then makes Gibson a great option at 4m.

                • LangerznMash
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                  People on here spending over quarter of the budget on Man City + Liverpool defenders are asking for their week to be ruined be a single goal. Spread your eggs.

                  1. Brian Boitano
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                    Two best teams in the league by a country mile and none of the other “big” teams look like changing that.

                  2. GARY AND JAMIE
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                    You do understand they do other things bar defend?

                    1. LangerznMash
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Defenders from all teams offer attacking returns, that isn't exclusive to ManCity and Liverpool.
                      Obviously goalkeepers don't, doubling up on premium goalkeeper and defender from same team is a gamble.

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

                        My week won't be ruined by a single goal though if points come from other routes. TAA 3 assists in one game plus 3 BAPS for example

                        1. Laporte In A Storm
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          If there has ever been an example of the hot hand falacy it is this post. "Even if a goal kills my defence, it won't matter because I will get 3 assists in the game, because Liverpool last season."

                        2. PlumaPiedra
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 3 hours ago

                          Not sure you should be relying on 3 assists from your defenders every week.

                  3. badgerboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                    And when you lose ground after these teams keep a clean sheet because everyone around you is doubled up? The Liverpool defence if they sustain their form are arguably the best value players in the game.

                    1. LangerznMash
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      On the flip side, just one goal will cost them a dozen clean sheet points, leaving them left behind.

                      1. badgerboy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        8 points. But your defenders then have to come up with clean sheets to take advantage.

                        1. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          It's all conjecture at this point until the games are happening. I personally like being able to downgrade to a form player when they emerge.

                  4. Goodish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    I think 2 Liverpool and 1 Man City is perfect for the beginning of the season. When you add double Everton to that you're pushing your luck imo.

                  5. yakirh
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    We are putting our eggs in an amazing basket.

                  6. Dr. Rog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    diversity doesn't equal more points.
                    doubling up just increases variance - that's all. some weeks you will get 2+2, others you will get 6+6.
                    question you have to ask yourself is: will the 2nd liverpool defender outscore another pick (e.g. a chelsea defender) and if its a yes, then go with it and accept slightly higher variance week to week

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

                      There's speculation about what may or may not happen, and there's the cold hard table of points accrued last season. I'm not ready to inhabit a post-truth world, whatever others want.

                      1. LangerznMash
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        I totally understand the facts show premium defenders are gold. My argument is not against premium defenders. It is against selecting multiple of them from the same team. I will have 3 or 4 premiums but from a mix of Liverpool, City, Everton and one other.

                    2. LangerznMash
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 5 hours ago

                      I'm just not a fan of set and forget across the whole defence. There are budget rewards to be reaped using an effective rotation strategy. A 4.5m gk/defender playing at home against a bottom club has a good chance of outscoring a 6.0+ playing away to top 6 team.

                      I'd rather mix it up with a combination of premium (but only one per club) and budget rotation.

                      Also having only one premium per teams makes it easier to transfer out when there is a patch of difficult fixtures.
                      For example GW9+10 Liverpool are away to ManU then have Spurs. Are you going to take points hit to get them both out? You probably can't get in any more City players either as you are maxed out. If I only have VVD i can easily swap him for Laporte (Palace + Villa) for those two weeks.

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        For City and Liverpool there are 2 'difficult' matches per season. But if you want to stick to those obsolete notions of 'coverage' and 'rotation' please go ahead.

                        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          That's gross hyperbole, but I broadly agree with you.

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

                          agree...

                        3. LangerznMash
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 4 hours ago

                          'Obsolete' lol. Don't hate just because exploring other strategies take more brain power than the simplistic 'set and forget'.

                  7. DantheManinaPan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    Yes. Perhaps one week might go badly.

                    But over over the course of 5 weeks, say, these defenders will very likely have more points than almost all of the similarly priced attackers

                    1. LangerznMash
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 4 hours ago

                      My argument isn't against premium defenders (I know they are better value), it is against multiple from the same team.

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

                        Rejecting a better player because you already have someone from the same team is lunacy

                  8. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    Liverpool kept 21 clean sheets last season, Man City 20... doubling up on either defence seems sensible.

                  9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    51.0 for TAA, Robbo, Salah, Ederson, Laporte, Sterling?

                    I’ll have a bit of that, thought they would have been at least 52.5+

                  10. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    All the other baskets have holes in.

                    1. Cube
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 4 hours ago

                      Exactly

                • Kizza_10
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                  Granted the bench is weak but I’m willing to take a punt on it in the opening game weeks. Any advice on how to improve this team is welcome though.

                  Ryan
                  Wan B VVD Coleman Robertson
                  Tielemans Salah Sterling Moutinho
                  Rashford Vardy

                  Subs: button, dendoncker, Reid, wickham

                  1. Goodish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    Nice non-template team. I won't advise getting rid of Rashford if you're set on him but maybe AWB can be replaced. I would downgrade AWB to a 4.5, upgrade Reid to a 4.5 to give you a better bench and switch VVD to TAA.

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

                      True, it's still a decent squad other than those United picks.

                • Edwards123
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                  This is the most content I've been with a squad so far but can't stop thinking i should downgrade either the midfield or defence because the forwards look abit weak, so opinions needed please

                  Ederson McGovern
                  TAA VVD Laporte Diop Kelly
                  Mane Sterling Siggy Brooks Dendonker
                  King Jota Murray

                  1. yakirh
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    Laporte -> Digne
                    Mane -> Salah
                    Murray -> 4.5
                    Upgrade 4th defender

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

                      Laporte's good; agree re Salan and striker fodder

                      1. yakirh
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        He already has Ederson as city defense cover

                  2. The 5% Team
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    if those front 3 can have around the same amount of points of last season, they will be good options. I'm the least sure about Murray in this regard...but I've been saying this for like 3 seasons 🙂

                  3. Netters2018
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Not sure about Murray this season but the rest looks good, maybe replace murray with a 4.5m fodder up top and invest the cash in midfield, or ditch Diop for another city def.

                      1. Edwards123
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Cheers yeah i definitely agree with not being fully sold on Murray this year and upgrading Mane to Salah is probably a good idea with Egypt being knocked out and Senagal still in AFCON

                  4. Netters2018
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      A) Brooks and Kane
                      or
                      B) Siggy and Vardy?

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        B

                      2. Differential (c)
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        B

                      3. Make Arrows Green Again
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        B

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

                          B

                      4. DantheManinaPan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Has to be B

                      5. Brettd123
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        b

                      6. Jarvish
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        I'll "do a Doosra" and say A

                      7. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        B
                        I'm a no for Kane to start the season

                    • the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      thoughts on this def?

                      VVD, Walker, Digne, Diop, Kelly

                      Cheers

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

                        Depends on the rest of the squad. I don't see Kelly playing so it depends if Diop gets rotated or has to start every match.

                        1. the dom 1
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          Lloris, Ryan
                          VVD, Walker, Digne (Diop, Kelly)
                          Salah, BSilva, Zaha, Perez (Dendocker)
                          King, Kane, DCL

                          thoughts?

                      2. DantheManinaPan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        If you're playing 3atb, then it's fine.

                        Any more and it's not

                        1. the dom 1
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          3 atb for now lad, see team in full above.

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

                          Exactly. Except starting DCL every week won't be much fun. I'd go Kane to Vardy and spend the change wisely.

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

                            Oh and will you rotate Lloris? Ryan's a waste.

                            1. the dom 1
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              9 days, 6 hours ago

                              was thinking of it but now you mention it probably set and forget.

                          2. the dom 1
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            9 days, 6 hours ago

                            DCL could be Deulofeu as i have an extra 0.5itb

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

                              Ditch Ryan and double yer money!

                      3. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        I personally feel that, for now, one of the LIV fullback beasts is essential - I love Virgil (and he has been in and out of my drafts) but think he needs to be alongside one of the attacking boys

                      4. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        thanks lads

                    • Brettd123
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      a.Robertson and Josh King

                      b.Digne and Jimenez?

                      1. DantheManinaPan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Robertson + Digne in a different formation

                        1. Brettd123
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          Of them 2 options which one?

                      2. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        A

                        1. Brettd123
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          A is how im setup atm. Cheers

                      3. Goodish
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        A

                      4. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        A but I would def want Digne over the other slightly cheaper EVE defs personally

                        1. Brettd123
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          yes i agree, i have gone without Everton defense. I only have Sigurdsson from Everton

                    • Nuno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Fraser or Jimenez?

                      1. Jarvish
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Jim

                      2. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        In isolation, Jimenez but needs context as Fraser is more certain in terms of minutes and you may have other BOU/ WOL players in the squad?

                      3. Goodish
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        A first 2 then jump on the in form 6.5-7.0m option.

                        1. Goodish
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          By A, I mean Fraser

                        2. yakirh
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          Exactly my plan, Fraser is in for only 2 GWs

                          1. Goodish
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            9 days, 5 hours ago

                            Yep, if he stays at Bournemouth you have a nailed on, proven performer against 2 promoted sides and then you can take your pick of the others, rather than trying (and most likely failing) to guess which of the 7s is the best pick before the season starts.

                    • donlobatto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Think this will have to do for now - any more serious tinkering needs to wait or it's wasted energy imo

                      Ryan
                      Robbo, TAA, Laporte, Digne
                      Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Tielemans
                      King, Jota/ Deulo
                      (Button) (Dendoncker, Kelly, Nketiah)

                      I am seriously tempted by Vardy but it essentially would require me to do Sterling, Tielemans > KDB, Brooks which I def don't feel as secure about!

                      Thoughts?

                      Cheers

                      1. yakirh
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        The Vardy + KDB vs Sterling + 6.5 striker is the biggest debate around here, you are not alone

                        You have a template team, so its good.

                        1. donlobatto
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          Cheers

                          It does frustrate me that it's so template but I keep coming back to it as the most rounded and solid way to start the season, knowing what we know

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

                        you dont need KdB to get Vardy.

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          Yup, a strong defence with Salah, Sterling and Vardy is perfectly doable.

                        2. donlobatto
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          No but I don’t like the other downgrades I’d have to make to do it if I kept Sterling. £2.5m has a big impact on a team

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

                            oh well then I cant help you.

                            1. donlobatto
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 5 hours ago

                              Nice guilt trip 😉

                              Remind me of my wife

                              To be honest my very first draft when the site opened had Salah, Sterling, Vardy, Siggy and a decent defence and it is still in my armoury in case my mind changes!

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

                                Tielemans/Perez solved my Vardy problem.

                                1. donlobatto
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                                  Do you mean having both?

                                  Apart from a great price I will wait to see on Perez

                                  Tiele is a great deal and that’s why I’ve gone for him so far

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

                                    I mean I've opted for Tielemans over Vardy.

                                    Makes it possible to own lots of other excellent explosive players. WC in 1st IB anyway.

                                    1. donlobatto
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      9 days, 5 hours ago

                                      Ok similar to me then.

                                      I like Vardy but I would never describe his FPL form as explosive!

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

                                        Not? I will. He was the start of my comeback when he scored 16 pts last season in a single GW.

                                        1. donlobatto
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                                          Fair play then.

                                          For me, when I owned him he was Mr Steady Eddie. Never more than 6pts

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

                                  same here

                      3. Over Midwicket
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        That is literally my exact team..

                        1. donlobatto
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          Brothers in arms!

                          I’m sure I’ll end up changing but based on how I feel currently, I’m happy

                    • Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      https://twitter.com/ExWHUemployee/status/1148885204704141312

                      "Hernandez has been told he will have a key role at the club this year as Pellegrini doesn’t want a complete overhaul of forwards and also thinks that Hernandez is a top forward with the right service. (Be interesting if a top offer comes in for him what we do though)"

                      @exWHUemployee has spoken

                      Chicharito at 6.0m, any takers?

                      1. Brettd123
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        if he is a regular starter he is a bargain

                      2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        Weirdly he would have been perfect alongside Maxi Gomez 😉

                    • Internal Error
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Everton are trying to get Moise Kean on loan from Juve. a 19 year old forward who has 6 goals in 8 appearances last season

                      1. I Member
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Highly doubt we will let him go.

                      2. gergin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        Not on loan for sure.

                    • I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Starting to think Zaha needs to go due to him still being at the AFCON and the uncertainty about which club he'll be at. Who's the best mid at 7m or under? I like the Leicester boys but think it could be wise to watch them for two weeks (WOL, che) and see who looks like the best option ahead of two plum fixtures (shu, BOU). Brooks perhaps?

                      1. Goodish
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        Perfect if you're planning to get rid after 2 games

                      2. yakirh
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        I think for the first 2 GWs, Fraser is the best best around that price point, the nice thing with him is that you can easily downgrade to the likes of Maddison/Zaha/Chelsea mid ect, even if they get some price raises

                        This is my plan at least.

                        1. I Member
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          Yeah I'm thinking about downgrading Laporte to Walker so I can afford Fraser but I won't be comfortable with that if City sign Cancelo or another big name right back.

                      3. Differential (c)
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        Tielemans is the clear standout to me. The guy is WAY underpriced imo.

                        Redmond going under the radar due to mixed fixtures. The guy lights up our attack.

                      4. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        I don't think there's any serious uncertainty about where he'll be. Palace don't want to be relegated. They've already sold half the reason they weren't (their solid defence, of which AWB was vital to), they aren't about to sell the other half. That said, he could easily play poorly as a result of having his move blocked.

                        1. I Member
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          Even so, he could miss GW1 because of the AFCON.

                          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                            • 2 Years
                            9 days, 5 hours ago

                            Also true. He's not on my list for that reason.

                      5. Dr. Rog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 5 hours ago

                        actually think Brooks will be the first bandwagon
                        Leicester have many options now chances are they might well share the points around, also their fixtures are a bit meh

                    • Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      That's what you get India for starting the WC a week later than everyone else.

                      Well done Kiwis.

                      1. Nightcrawler
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          Newz lucky to be in the semis but u need luck to win a world cup. WHAT A performance today

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • 6 Years
                            9 days, 5 hours ago

                            Crazy game.

                      2. Over Midwicket
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Definitive better option? First to 3.

                        A) Sterling + Deulefeu
                        B) KDB + Vardy

                        Thanks all.

                        1. yakirh
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          This should be hot topic honestly.

                          I am currently on A, with Deeney instead, but its not an easy call.
                          Pre season should tell us more

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

                          you can get STerling and Vardy.

                        3. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          B

                        4. Miguel Sanchez
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          B just

                      3. Dr. Rog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        intriguingly Abrahams price in the members projections is 6.5
                        has this been released yet or is just a working assumption?

                        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          A fair working assumption I imagine.

                      4. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Funnily enough, the vast majority of my watchlist consists of 6.0-6.5 mids despite my actual team having none.

                        1. Dr. Rog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          i'd love to be able to play a 5-5-0 formation this season

                          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                            • 2 Years
                            9 days, 5 hours ago

                            Vardy will be excellent value I imagine, and Jiminez and Jota hand been priced very generously too. Nonetheless, I see where you're coming from.

                          2. ★Kuntheman★
                            • 3 Years
                            9 days, 5 hours ago

                            So much this

                      5. -GK22-
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Any idea when Batshuayi will be added? Could be a great choice at chelsea

                      6. Winston.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        A. Coleman, BSilva, Kane/Auba
                        B. Digne, Sterling, Deulofeu/Jota

                        Which one?

                        1. Brettd123
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          b

                      7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Imagine going from Benitez to Bruce.
                        Yuck.

                        1. The Wise Owl
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          Bottom of the barrel, they're going down.

                      8. Respect My Authoritah
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        A) Ederson + Digne
                        B) Pickford + Laporte
                        C) Pickford + Digne + 0.5m

                        Any preferences on the above combos?
                        (I'm also considering Coleman over Digne)

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

                          A

                        2. Brettd123
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 5 hours ago

                          a

                      9. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Newcastle gonna get the 'gation