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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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889 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Alli 3',17',64�…
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Costa is a done deal, added in at 7.5mil

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Fake news?

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        BBC?

      2. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

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

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Prefer Starbucks

    3. Alli 3',17',64�…
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yea sorry 🙁

    4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Ban

  2. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

  3. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Keeper rotation is fraught with heartache from my experience.

  4. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Pick one

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

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

  5. mcmd11
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Rank Zaha Maddison Perez Tielemans?

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Maddison
      Zaha
      Perez
      Tielemans

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Tielemans
      Perez
      Zaha
      Maddison

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Maddison is by far the best of that bunch

  6. Queenofthestoneage
    3 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Novak Djokovic

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Djokovic and Williams

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        3 months, 13 days ago

        You must be sado masochist being a nishikori fan

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      One of the Williams brothers

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        😆

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        2019, ladies and gents...

        1. Queenofthestoneage
          3 months, 13 days ago

          cringe

        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

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

    5. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Federer

    6. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Tim Henman

    7. Kung Fu Football
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Djoko!!

    8. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

    9. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

      😉

    10. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Tielemens

    11. Nightcrawler
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Nadal imo

  7. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Ok, how she looks ? 🙂

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

    sub: Button, Nketiah, Simpson, Kelly

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

  8. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    RMT

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

  9. Under The Radar Options
    Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        3 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          What is he then? A CM with defensive duties?

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

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

          2. ...al - Leave your comments…
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Ball winning midfielder

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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)
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

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

      2. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
        3 months, 12 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

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

    4. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Anderson and Antonio

    5. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I'd imagine James will play right mid

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          3 months, 13 days 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
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Lots of mid price midfielders to monitor.

    8. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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

    14. Thescaff
      3 months, 13 days 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
        3 months, 13 days 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
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Always a route

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

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

    15. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days 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

    16. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      For me:

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

    17. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

    18. moogzilla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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.

    19. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

    20. Big Daddy Sam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

    21. B Bodega: Holly's Hams…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Reiss Nelson

    22. TomBrooSki
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days 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

    23. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

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

    24. It’s a Knockaert
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days 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

    25. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

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

  10. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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)
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          3 months, 13 days 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)
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days 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
              3 months, 13 days 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
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days 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.

  11. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      You do understand they do other things bar defend?

      1. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days 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
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days 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
            3 months, 13 days ago

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

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          3 months, 13 days 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
            3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

      We are putting our eggs in an amazing basket.

    6. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days 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: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

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

          2. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            agree...

          3. LangerznMash
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          3 months, 13 days ago

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

    8. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      All the other baskets have holes in.

      1. Cube
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Exactly

  12. Kizza_10
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

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

  13. Edwards123
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Laporte's good; agree re Salan and striker fodder

        1. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          He already has Ederson as city defense cover

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
        3 months, 13 days 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

  14. Netters2018
    3 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        B

    4. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Has to be B

    5. The Truth Is...
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      b

    6. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I'll "do a Doosra" and say A

    7. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

  15. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    thoughts on this def?

    VVD, Walker, Digne, Diop, Kelly

    Cheers

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

      Any more and it's not

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

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

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

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

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          DCL could be Deulofeu as i have an extra 0.5itb

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Ditch Ryan and double yer money!

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      thanks lads

  16. The Truth Is...
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    a.Robertson and Josh King

    b.Digne and Jimenez?

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Robertson + Digne in a different formation

      1. The Truth Is...
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Of them 2 options which one?

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

      1. The Truth Is...
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A is how im setup atm. Cheers

    3. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

    4. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. The Truth Is...
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

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

  17. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Fraser or Jimenez?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Jim

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. Goodish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        By A, I mean Fraser

      2. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Exactly my plan, Fraser is in for only 2 GWs

        1. Goodish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days 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.

  18. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

      you dont need KdB to get Vardy.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

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

      2. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
          3 months, 13 days ago

          oh well then I cant help you.

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days 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
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Tielemans/Perez solved my Vardy problem.

              1. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days 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
                  3 months, 13 days 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
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 13 days 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
                      3 months, 13 days 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
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 13 days 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
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                same here

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      That is literally my exact team..

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Brothers in arms!

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

  19. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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. The Truth Is...
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      if he is a regular starter he is a bargain

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Weirdly he would have been perfect alongside Maxi Gomez 😉

  20. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Highly doubt we will let him go.

    2. gergin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Not on loan for sure.

  21. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

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

    5. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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

  22. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

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

    Well done Kiwis.

    1. Nightcrawler
      3 months, 13 days 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Crazy game.

  23. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Definitive better option? First to 3.

    A) Sterling + Deulefeu
    B) KDB + Vardy

    Thanks all.

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days 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
      3 months, 13 days ago

      you can get STerling and Vardy.

    3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B just

  24. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A fair working assumption I imagine.

  25. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days 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
        3 months, 13 days ago

        So much this

  26. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

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

  27. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

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

    Which one?

    1. The Truth Is...
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      b

  28. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Imagine going from Benitez to Bruce.
    Yuck.

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Bottom of the barrel, they're going down.

  29. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days 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
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

    2. The Truth Is...
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      a

  30. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Newcastle gonna get the 'gation