Scout Notes

Coverage of pre-season matches commences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everton began their pre-season campaign in Kenya

Goals: Joe Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goals: Christian Benteke (£6.0m)

Assists: Max Meyer (£5.5m)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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881 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. SoccerBoi69
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Cancelo Stones Laporte Zinchenko, maybe.

    2. Amey
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Walker Stones Laporte Mendy

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

          Stones x2. Is he nailed then?

          1. Girth Brooks
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

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

            1. Girth Brooks
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              Other than Laporte of course

          2. ...al - Leave your comments…
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

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

            Also can fill in at lb

      • Brian Boitano
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Laporte Laporte Laporte Laporte

    3. Nortjam89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours 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
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        West Brom called they want Foster back.

      2. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours 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
          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    4. Hodor
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      A) KDB and Vardy
      B) BSilva and Kane

      Thanks

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

        I'd go A

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

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

      3. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        A

    5. The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      A) Zinchenko & Vardy
      B) Laporte & Wilson

      1. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        B easy

      2. Girth Brooks
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

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

        A bit be prepared to move on Zin

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

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

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

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

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

              Also exits City defence admittedly.

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

      Davies won't be playing consistently

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

        Reply fail to NORTJAM89

      2. Nortjam89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 3 hours 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
          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

        2. Scratch
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          And Spurs are supposedly looking to sell Rose

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

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

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

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

    8. Scratch
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

      Fight me

      1. Girth Brooks
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

        1. Scratch
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          2/3 are penalty takers, should be grand

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

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

            1. Scratch
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 3 hours 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. Girth Brooks
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 3 hours 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. Girth Brooks
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 3 hours 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
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        No thank you, please make a different team

    9. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours 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. Girth Brooks
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 3 hours 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
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Same. I’d say Anderson to start.

        2. mattyb09
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          I'm very intrigued by Yarmo.

          1. Girth Brooks
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Me too - 6 is a nice price for him.

      2. Fordy40
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          C
          D
          E
          A
          B

        • Scratch
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 3 hours 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
            9 days, 3 hours ago

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

        • Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours 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
              9 days, 3 hours 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
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 2 hours 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
                    9 days, 1 hour 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

            • Bragazeti
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 3 hours 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

          2. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 3 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 3 hours 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
                9 days, 3 hours 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
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 3 hours 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. Girth Brooks
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 3 hours 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
                    9 days, 3 hours 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. Girth Brooks
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 3 hours 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
                9 days, 3 hours ago

                Nice one, thanks.

          3. Flynny
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 3 hours 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
              9 days, 3 hours 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
                9 days, 3 hours ago

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

          4. Offside
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              James

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

                were a pretty ordinary indie band

                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                    9 days, 3 hours ago

                    We have signed him

                      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          9 days, 3 hours ago

                          No he means our new winger i think jamesy

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

                      Sit down

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

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

                2. Jammydodger2018
                    9 days, 3 hours 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. Girth Brooks
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 3 hours ago

                      So Laporte and Fraser vs Tielemans and Wilson?

                      1. Jammydodger2018
                          9 days, 3 hours ago

                          Yeah lol

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

                      East lads!

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 3 hours ago

                        Easy* lol

                      2. Girth Brooks
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 3 hours ago

                        Damn those east lads

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 3 hours ago

                          Lol

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

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

                        1. Zenith UK
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 2 hours ago

                          Yeah, unless BHA look awful then I might punt Anderson

                    4. Kizza_10
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 3 hours 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
                        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

                        1. Thescaff
                            9 days, 3 hours ago

                            If Pog leaves he will be on pens

                        2. nisag17
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 3 hours 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
                        9 days, 3 hours 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
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

                          1. fantasyfog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            9 days, 3 hours 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
                              • 9 Years
                              9 days, 3 hours 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
                                  9 days, 3 hours ago

                                  They will quickly emerge

                          2. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            9 days, 3 hours 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
                            9 days, 3 hours ago

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

                        2. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

                          1. Thescaff
                              9 days, 3 hours ago

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

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

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

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

                                  Maybe

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

                                  ??

                            2. Gringo Kid
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 3 hours 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
                                9 days, 3 hours 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
                                9 days, 3 hours ago

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

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

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

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

                                  Some doubt about this. Not confirmed.

                            3. thorvaldsson
                              • 6 Years
                              9 days, 3 hours 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
                                  9 days, 3 hours ago

                                  No Zouma either is a worry

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

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

                                    1. Thescaff
                                        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

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

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

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

                                    Josh King is going to mug us all off

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

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

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

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

                                      2. Jamino
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        9 days, 4 mins ago

                                        Yep! Meanwhile Fraser and Wilson will be going crazy

                                    2. jdp219
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      9 days, 3 hours 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
                                          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                          1. jdp219
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            9 days, 3 hours 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
                                          • 2 Years
                                          9 days, 2 hours ago

                                          Only playing 10 players?

                                          1. jdp219
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            9 days, 2 hours 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
                                        9 days, 2 hours 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
                                          • 1 Year
                                          9 days, 2 hours ago

                                          I've seen worse.

                                          1. fantasyfog
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            9 days, 2 hours ago

                                            probably my other drafts

                                      3. No Professionals
                                        • 1 Year
                                        9 days, 2 hours 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
                                          9 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                          1. No Professionals
                                            • 1 Year
                                            9 days, 2 hours ago

                                            Thanks

                                      4. Goodish
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        9 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                      5. Offside
                                          9 days, 2 hours ago

                                          Djenepo

                                        • Tiamani Warrior
                                          • 6 Years
                                          9 days, 2 hours ago

                                          Does anyone know what 4.5 def rotates best with ShefUtd?

                                        • werthers11
                                            9 days, 2 hours 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
                                                9 days, 34 mins 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
                                                9 days, 21 mins ago

                                                Something like this

                                                5-2-3

                                                Wanbissaka
                                                Alderweird
                                                Coleman
                                                Van D
                                                Zinchencko

                                                Salah
                                                Kante

                                                Aguero
                                                Kane
                                                Vardy

                                              • Offside
                                                  8 days, 23 hours ago

                                                  Trippier
                                                  Arnold
                                                  Laporte
                                                  Dgne
                                                  Robertson

                                                  Salah
                                                  Sterling
                                                  Djenepo

                                                  King
                                                  Vardy