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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  1. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    What do you think Man City’s defence will be in August?

    1. SoccerBoi69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Cancelo Stones Laporte Zinchenko, maybe.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Walker Stones Laporte Mendy

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Stones x2. Is he nailed then?

        1. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Has the best chance of all the CB but Ota is still hanging around.

          1. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Other than Laporte of course

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

          Laporte the safest as he's the only left footed cb

          Also can fill in at lb

    3. Brian Boitano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Laporte Laporte Laporte Laporte

  2. Nortjam89
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Foster
    Robbo, T.A.A, Digne, Davies
    Salah, siggy, Brooks, Bernardo, Moura
    Vardy

    Ryan 4.5 4.5 4.5

    Plan to wildcard Gameweek after Gameweek 4/5.

    What you saying?

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

      West Brom called they want Foster back.

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

      Lot of it looks good but I wouldn’t rely on Davies for starts. Maybe change him and Loris for Foster and Ryan to a 4.0?

      1. Nortjam89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Maybe, not many other 5.5 defenders standing out for me at the moment tbh

  3. Aurora Borealis?
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    A) KDB and Vardy
    B) BSilva and Kane

    Thanks

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

      I'd go A

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

      A of those - gets trickier when you add Sterling 6.5 fwd as an optiob

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

  4. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    A) Zinchenko & Vardy
    B) Laporte & Wilson

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

      B easy

    2. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B - Laporte Nailed (Zinc has Mendy) + Wilson has good fixtures to open.

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

      A bit be prepared to move on Zin

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I really want Vardy but I know B looks more sensible.

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

          Stones/Otamendi/Coleman/Spurs all offer exits from Zinchenko

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Also exits City defence admittedly.

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

    Davies won't be playing consistently

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

      Reply fail to NORTJAM89

    2. Nortjam89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Started 27 games last season and has just signed a new long term deal. Surely will Be poch 1st pick for LB

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

        Spurs fullbacks are rotated a lot more compared to the other big teams for some reason

      2. Scratch
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        And Spurs are supposedly looking to sell Rose

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

        He may be first choice, but will get the odd rest then come on for a 1 pointer

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

    The Pool leaking early season goals, will give the Samaritans good business from FFS.

  7. Scratch
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Fahrmann, Heaton/Pope
    Robertson, TAA, Bavies, Stones, Kelly
    Brooks, Jorginho, Salah, Noble, Dendoncker
    Kane, King, Aubemeyang

    Fight me

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Whose your 3rd mid going to be? Bunch of 2pts there.

      1. Scratch
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        2/3 are penalty takers, should be grand

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

          How do you predict in which week each team will get a penalty?

          1. Scratch
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            It's the last player in my starting XI each week at a budget price, if they get 2 points it's expected, if they score a penalty it's a nice bonus.

            1. Recklesss
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Defensive much 😉 you asked us to fight you. So we did. Should be a compliment if thats all we can pick out about it.

        2. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          If you play those two week in and week out. You'll likely be playing 1 of 3 and no way to predict them.

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

      No thank you, please make a different team

  8. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Lots of cheap West Ham options...will be interesting to see how they attack without Arnie.

    Rank these options:

    a) Yarmo
    b) Chicharito
    c) Anderson
    d) Lanzini
    e) Antonio

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yarmo was great before he went down with injury last year and I've always been a fan of Lanzini.

      I'll probably play it safe with Anderson if any

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

        Same. I’d say Anderson to start.

      2. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I'm very intrigued by Yarmo.

        1. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Me too - 6 is a nice price for him.

    2. Fordy40
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      C
      D
      E
      A
      B

    3. Scratch
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Antonio is a great shout IF West Ham fail to sign a decent striker.

      Yarmolenko talented but made of glass.
      Lanzini quality player but hasn't looked himself since he came back from the ACL
      Chicharito is on the way out
      Anderson also quality but patchy form

      1. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Antonio wasn't on my radar at all until today. I was thinking Yarmo would push forward more

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

      WH fan.

      Ando
      Yarmo
      Lanzini - to leave?
      Antonio - most likely on the bench
      Little Pea - said he can leave (providing we sign another FWD)

      1. Fordy40
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        WH fan here too

        Remains to be seen if Yarmolenko can stay fit, same with Lanzini. Hernandez won’t be leaving, earlier today he was given the number 9 shirt and told that he’s a big part of the plans for this season, though we’re bound to bring in at least one more striker so he may still be on the bench

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          These are all hypotheticals, so I'm going with a fully fit squad and a new striker, we've told Lil P he can go...

          1. Fordy40
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I don’t think he’d have asked to take the number 9 shirt if he thought he was leaving anytime soon. If Arnie stayed then yes, but now he’s gone and MP has said he’s vital to the squad this year, so not hypotheticals really

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

      Antonio usually delivers when given the chance. Hopefully Yarmo and Lanzini get to discover their form pre injury, and Fornals is now in the mix as well

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

    I’ve heard a lot of mentions about price points in different positions and sticking to them during this season.

    I’m new to the idea so I was wondering if anybody has any clear ideas about their price points yet or do you wait for patterns to unfold during the season?

    Thanks

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

      Every season is different and it's important to adapt, I don't see the point in setting your stall out now

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

        Yeah, thought so, thanks. Just interested to hear how people go about doing it and useful it can be.

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

          I do think it's important to keep flexibilty in mind however. You shouldn't have to uproot your team to get a premium forward in for example.

          1. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            This. The only time I think about price point is in the premium bracket. I'm on Kane now but know Sterling could hit form and I'd want to move. It's having a plan to do it using as few transfers as possible so having a Wilson or King or Vardy priced Mid helps to make that happen.

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

            Cool, thanks. Currently on Salah, Sterling, Siggy and Vardy as my premium attackers with quite an expensive defence. Suppose if Vardy wasn’t firing, I could downgrade one of the midfielders to upgrade him.

    2. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I never focus too much on price points. I want to build the best possible team so having a template of a team and buying a player in a certain price point just because I need one there isn't my strategy. This does come with the negative of having on *occasion to have to save or make an extra transfer.

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

        Nice one, thanks.

  10. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Hi....can I please have verdict on bedt option here?? Wondering if worth squeezing in kdb as well as sterling

    Pope
    Robbo VVD Digne xxx dunk
    Salah sterling xxx xxx dendonker
    King deulofeu greenwood

    A.... Walker siggy maddison

    B.... zinchenko Kdb yarmolenko / Townsend

    Thanks

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

      A. I’ve been on something close to A but with Vardy instead of Deulofeu and downgrades on Maddison and Digne.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        So tempted with the kdb sterling double up....

  11. Offside
      3 months, 13 days ago

      James

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

        were a pretty ordinary indie band

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            3 months, 13 days ago

            We have signed him

              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  No he means our new winger i think jamesy

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

              Sit down

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

                I actually quite like them, made me stand up and have a little jig with me new speakers.

        2. Jammydodger2018
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Ryan

          Ake Robbo VVD Coleman

          Tielemans Salah KDB Zaha

          Kane Wilson

          Or

          Ryan

          Ake Robbo VVD Coleman Laporte

          Fraser Salah KDB Zaha

          Kane

          ?

          1. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            So Laporte and Fraser vs Tielemans and Wilson?

            1. Jammydodger2018
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah lol

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          2 x Liverpool defenders
          Digne
          Salah
          Sterling
          Siggy
          Kane
          King
          7 x filler

          East lads!

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Easy* lol

          2. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Damn those east lads

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Lol

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

          Re: "INI"
          Don't think I have much of a benching headache to be honest. Only one solid point scorer on the bench (just how I like it). Jorginho is 0.5M cheaper than the cheapest MID and I'd only use that 0.5 to maybe make Walker into Laporte or Lloris into Ederson

          Others, thoughts please?
          Lloris
          Robbo, TAA, VVD, Walker, Digne
          KDB, Richar, Brooks
          Kane, King

          Norris, Anderson, Jorginho, Greenwood

          1. nisag17
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I actually love the triple Liverpool defence. But who is your captain gw 2. TAA?

            1. Zenith UK
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah, unless BHA look awful then I might punt Anderson

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

          I know the bench is weak but I’m willing to take a punt on it for the early gameweeks, otherwise hows she looking. Any advice is welcome.

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

          Subs: Button, Reid, Dendoncker, Wickham

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Rashford an interesting punt. I think he's overpriced personally

            1. Thescaff
                3 months, 13 days ago

                If Pog leaves he will be on pens

            2. nisag17
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Two players from Man u is a bit much imo considering their fixtures aren't very good at the start. I know a lot of people are going for one Liverpool full back and VVD. Personally I think thats a big mistake. The jump from VVD to TAA in terms of PPG is quite big imo for .5. Rashford to Wilson and VVD to TAA is my advice.

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

            does anyone else fancy an Alonso resurgence under lamps?

            Would be nice to have him alongside TAA and VVD

            1. nisag17
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Looking at preseason to get an idea about this. Very high on my watchlist.

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

                woupd be mint if he is back as attacking wingback, are you fancying this 3-5-2 with two mid strikers?

                1. nisag17
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Actually I am on 4-3-3 at the moment because I see a few good options at the front right now. Bournemouth Watford and even Brighton provide good fixtures at the start with good budget strikers. Will wait to see who is good budget option in mids. But can't find much right now below 7 with good fixtures as well.

                  1. Thescaff
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      They will quickly emerge

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Just read this and thought i can see that happening and then kicking myself in 3 months time.

                I'd have been tempted at 6.0 but think 6.5 is too risky

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

                If he starts, he's in. Lampard used very attacking full backs at Derby.

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              What's happened to Winston Reid? Literally fallen off a cliff it seems!

              1. Thescaff
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Out injured for a year I thought. New partnership formed at the back in his absence

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

                Any suggestions on how to improve this....

                Alisson
                Robertson, coleman, zinchenko
                Salah, de bruyne, zaha, tielemans
                Vardy, jiminez, king
                (4.0, Diop, ASmith, Dendonker)

                Cheers

                1. Thescaff
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Read the hot topic about coleman vs Digne
                    Zinchenko not nailed
                    Jimi could face burn out

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

                      Maybe

                      de bruyne / Coleman / Zinchenko >>> Bilva / Digne / Laporte

                      ??

                2. Gringo Kid
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nico Schira Sébastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt is a new West Ham striker

                  https://twitter.com/NicoSchira/status/1148993219499372544

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

                    This would be great, Haller was one of the reasons why Luka Jovic was playing so well.
                    This striker may turn out to be real FPL gem, really good player.

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

                    What type of player is he? Good for the mids?

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

                    that came out of nowhere...but if true, sounds like a very good signing

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

                      Some doubt about this. Not confirmed.

                3. thorvaldsson
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Had my worse season in FPL last time around. One of my bright spots however was Digne! Got on him when he was at the 0.3% mark and held onto him. It was a great ride. His price tag this season is fair but I don't think I'll have him in my side because Jordan Pickford. He is not a good goalkeeper, I'm sorry. He cost Digne and I so many cleansheets last season and I don't think he will change! So Digne for me can't be and option. Sigurdsson or Rich only!

                  1. Thescaff
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      No Zouma either is a worry

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

                        Plus Idrissa Gueye is still at the AFCON. I'm having second thoughts about starting the season with an Everton defender.

                        1. Thescaff
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Good shout 3 away games in first 5 vs Spurs 3 homes & 0.5 cheaper

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

                            He's just scored to put Senegal in the semis. Mane assist.

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

                        All I remember is being frustrated with him at 5.2 million and every week people would ask who they should bench out of him or Doherty, him or Shaw, him or Kolasinac, him or Pereira etc. But then I look at his points tally and I have to admit he probably is worth the 6m. Still, I think I will go without. Prefer Robertson, TAA, Laporte to him. If they become nailed, Alonso and Spurs fullbacks as well.

                    • Thescaff
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Josh King is going to mug us all off

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

                          Of course. And he will brace the game most lose patience and take him out. In fact I will probably bet on him to score once I take him from my team.

                          1. Thescaff
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              He has 2 games for me before being switched to the Chelsea striker of choice

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

                                I'm actually keeping 0.5 in the bank so I can afford Giroud.

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

                            Yep! Meanwhile Fraser and Wilson will be going crazy

                        2. jdp219
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          First draft. RMT has this at 61.94, with 348.7 for the first six weeks. How does that stack up?

                          Pickford (Ryan)
                          Laporte, TAA, Robbo, Digne (Kelly)
                          Salah, Sterling, Fraser (Dendocker, Stephens)
                          King, Jimenez (Greenwood)

                          Too much fodder in there?

                          1. Thescaff
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              No Leicester
                              Don't Eve double up at back
                              Salah & Sterling is sooo tricky hey

                              1. jdp219
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                The first two points I get. Certainly wasn't convinced by Everton double up. I had Tielemans in at one point; might have to go back.

                                But not sure why Salah and Sterling are tricky. The prices?

                            • IrishRed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Only playing 10 players?

                              1. jdp219
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Hahaha. Yeah, apparently.
                                First draft not shaping up very well, is it...? Not a great start to following up my best season ever. Yikes.

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

                            what do you think of this team

                            heaton + fodder

                            Alonso Taa Vvd + kelly and another

                            Kdb Salah (c) Redmond Anderson Zaha

                            Vardy King + bench warmer

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

                              I've seen worse.

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

                                probably my other drafts

                          3. No Professionals
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Still tinkering (wish I could stop)

                            0.5itb. Capitals are fixtures.

                            HEATON
                            TAA VVD DIGNE ZINCHENKO
                            SALAH STERLING Sigurdsson Jorginho
                            KING Vardy

                            Bench Button Kelly Dendoncker Greenwood

                            How does it look?

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

                              Looks good. Might as well leave it as it is.

                              1. No Professionals
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Thanks

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

                            New deal for Origi, if it's not already been mentioned.

                          5. Offside
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Djenepo

                            • Tiamani Warrior
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Does anyone know what 4.5 def rotates best with ShefUtd?

                            • werthers11
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Is it too risky to have a lone striker?

                              Ryan
                              VVD Robbo Laporte Coleman [Simpson]
                              Sterling Salah Perez Siggy Jorginho
                              Vardy [Wicham, Silva]

                              Thoughts??

                              1. Offside
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  I have similar team with Vardy but think there’s more value in a 5th defender than Jorginiho/Perez. But with the 5-4-1 formation I know teams top loaded with strikers are going to punish me for overthinking it. So patience will be the main thing with 5 atb. So just alternating between Salah and Sterling with Vardy scoring as he does should be enough. It’s just hitting the hatricks. So if you have 5 great defenders and Salah, Aguero, Kane might be another option.

                              2. Offside
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Something like this

                                  5-2-3

                                  Wanbissaka
                                  Alderweird
                                  Coleman
                                  Van D
                                  Zinchencko

                                  Salah
                                  Kante

                                  Aguero
                                  Kane
                                  Vardy

                                • Offside
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Trippier
                                    Arnold
                                    Laporte
                                    Dgne
                                    Robertson

                                    Salah
                                    Sterling
                                    Djenepo

                                    King
                                    Vardy