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How does Tielemans affect and compare to Leicester’s other FPL assets?

Leicester City’s permanent capture of Youri Tielemans (£6.5m) adds to the Foxes’ attractive options in Fantasy Premier League next season.

The Belgian midfielder, signed for a reported £40m from Monaco, impressed in a brief loan spell towards the end of 2018/19 and was a successful differential pick for those FPL bosses who backed him.

The central midfielder scored three goals and registered a further five assists in just 13 starts, averaging 4.8 FPL points per game – more than any of Leicester’s other Fantasy assets apart from Jamie Vardy (£9.0m).

You can read more about Tielemans’ history in our Scout Report.

The Foxes’ opening eight fixtures are a mixed bag, with Brendan Rodgers’ side facing five of last season’s top seven in the first two months of the campaign.

There are also matches against Sheffield United, Bournemouth and Newcastle United in that time, however.

For those wishing to back a Leicester asset from the off, there is a bit of a selection headache.

Ayoze Perez‘s (£6.5m) case for inclusion was heard in a Members’ article last week but in Tielemans and James Maddison (£7.0m) we also have two FPL midfielders who provided us with decent value for money in 2018/19.

In Vardy, we also have a premium forward who scored more goals than any other Premier League player in the final ten Gameweeks of last season.

This latest article will scrutinise the numbers behind Tielemans’ appearances for Leicester so far.

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  1. Right back Atsu
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 12 hours ago

    As someone who likes a sup, might get the ironically named Drinkwater as my 4.5m mid.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 12 hours ago

      why is that ironic?

      1. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        Danny was done for drink driving! Mind you most of us struggle with the definition of irony, just ask the Canadian singer, whatshername.

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            Morrissettey

            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                9 days, 12 hours ago

                Utd fan byw

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 12 hours ago

              im sure he drinks water also

          • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            It's like rain on your wedding day.

          • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            It's a free ride when you've already paid.

            1. Right back Atsu
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 12 hours ago

              And a spoon (not bad in itself) when all you need us a fok!

          • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            It's the good advice that you just didn't take.

          • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            Who would've thought, it figures.

      2. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        I am concerned about my front line. I have King and he is what the French would call le shite. I only have him because of B'mouths fixtures. I actually think King is a trap. Get rid of him or stick for now?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          not a terrible option, but im going with ings

          1. The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            Why Ings?

            1. Rigid Digit
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 12 hours ago

              He should be a regular - I think Soton will go two up front.
              (They looked a bit more positive and attacking minded at the end of last season)
              And if he stays fit should pop in a few goals and/or assists.
              It's worth a punt
              (unless another decent 6.0 turns up (West Ham? Everton?))

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 12 hours ago

                yes i considered dcl but he's so bad that i can't talk myself into it

              2. Brian Boitano
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Ings is a glass cannon

                1. Brooksy86
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Excellent analogy

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 12 hours ago

              better underlying stats than king and cheaper. better mins per goal too and he's fit at the moment. 0.5 cheaper

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          He’s the most popular fwd on here but I wouldn't want him to be the main one as many seem to have

          1. The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            I have Deulofeu, King and Barnes with Barnes being a placeholder for Tammy

        3. barracuda
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          Be patient with him, he will bring the bacon

          1. The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            That run of games is only for 11 or so. He doesn't have much time to bring the bacon. Things get much harder then.

            1. barracuda
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 12 hours ago

              Use 2 FTs to steady the ship.

            2. No Professionals
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              More than a quarter of the season by which point you'll have had 10 free transfers and probably played your wildcard?

        4. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          King gives you a sound FPL value. 2 years ago he excelled. Expect 15 goals and 5 assists on around 160 points which is good for a 6.5 investment. Taking away the captaincy which could be argued to buy. Kun Kane Auba need to return 260 points to generate the same value. Go for King

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            comparing value of king vs aguero is pointless, comparing king vs similar priced options more useful

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Clearly don't understand me.
              If you want to captain a player then big hitters are worth it.
              If you are going to captain salah all the time then having Kun is not wort it.
              All about points per million outside of captaincy.
              Kun is used as an extreme.
              6.5/7 mil defenders outscore 8.5 mil mids and forwards. Fact.
              King should be good value for money.

        5. Kun Tozser
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Was a trap start last season for sure but finished well

        6. tbeans22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I plan on bringing in Barnes (assuming he's still on Pens) for King around week 5 or so unless he proves to good to pull from my squad.

      3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        Have them arses over at Sky decreased the character for team names?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          Character limit...

      4. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        GK Ryan, Button
        DEF TAA, VVD, Laporte, Coleman, Diop
        MID Salah, Sterling, Zaha, Siggy, Dendonker
        FWD King, Delafeau, Niketeh

        Where am I going wrong? Do I need Vardy?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          not a fan of deulo and wary of how zaha will react to not being sold but its fine generally

          1. Flynny
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            Great.

            I prefer a Leicester option to zaha

      5. infamousprob
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        A) alisson, Digne, sterling, chicarito

        B) Ryan, coleman, KDB, Kane

        Can't get my mind up which one

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          neither

          1. Right back Atsu
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            This, I have Digne nailed, other spots are up for grabs.

        2. barracuda
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          A bit overcooked for my liking.

        3. Tommytour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          Hernandez is a no go

        4. infamousprob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          So back to the drawing board

        5. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Ryan Digne Sterling Kane

      6. Your Man With The Hair
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        I continue my one man quest for a team with three forwards...

        Ederson (4.0m)
        Robertson, Coleman, Lascalles (Chester, 4.0m)
        Salah, KDB, Zaha, Duffy, (4.5m)
        Aguero, Giroud, King

        How unbalanced does the rest of the team look to you guys?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          you dont need "balance" it isnt a real team

          not keen on duffy, rather take the chance that jorg is on pens and upgrade lasc

          giroud not nailed

          1. Your Man With The Hair
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            Yea, giroud will be monitored during preseason but will be a great option if he plays.

            Thanks for reminding me it's not a real team. I keep forgetting.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              you do seem to be forgetting if you think "balance" matters

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          Duffy?

          Not a one man quest, I’ve got Kane, Vardy and King

          1. Your Man With The Hair
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            Ah, glad I have company!

            Duffy needs swapped to Freeman.

        3. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          wouldn't want a Newcastle defender
          and don't really know both of the promoted players

          don't you think Aguero will share more minutes with Jesus (who is in way better form than last season). I have Kun currently in my team, but getting doubts

          1. Your Man With The Hair
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            Yea, definitely worries me a bit. But pep seems to trust and love Aguero. It's an easy swap to Kane/Auba if needed.

        4. Canary_Kid
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          I've got three forwards as well 🙂
          Kun Vardy King

          1. Rigid Digit
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Three forwards for me: Vardy / Firmino / Ings (punt)

            Only one 10m+ player in the team too (Salah)

        5. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Not convinced about Giroud, he hasn’t played 90 minutes for about five years.

      7. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        right, 'no City' was the obvious drawback to the last one, so I've knocked the criteria down to 4.4 PPM, except for Zinchenko/Heaton and fodder:

        A)
        Heaton (4.0)
        TAA Digne Trippier Zinchenko (Kelly)
        Salah Sterling Siggy Fraser (Donck)
        Wilson Deulofeu (4.5)
        B)
        Heaton (4.0)
        TAA VVD Digne Luiz (Kelly)
        Salah Siggy Fraser (Hayden Dendoncker)
        Vardy Wilson Jimenez

        which do you prefer? B has 0.5 ITB

        1. Tommytour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          A easily

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            easily? Sterling I guess?

            1. Tommytour
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Not a big fan of Luiz Jiminez

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                ah ok, cheers

        2. Right back Atsu
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          Like A's mid and b's defence.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            yeah agree, like them both - cheers

        3. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          why heaton?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            whoever plays for Burnley basically, 150 points is on the cards, I only achieved 127 last year so possibly set and forget

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              5th worst defence in league last year

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                if you add up Hart & Heaton's scores you still get 127 and they started poorly with Europa - he should be 5.0

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  total goals conceded is best predictor of clean sheets

        4. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          B more nailed out of the two. Is Wilson worth the extra 1.5 especially as you already have Fraser

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            yeah think so - he's probably the best value attacker on the game, starts with two great fixtures

        5. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Apparently Heaton won't be first choice, Pope will

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            not too worried about stuff like that at this stage, but thanks - I'm not too bothered which one gets it really

      8. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        Don't try to be too creative from the off.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          Cheers Confucius

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Not all of us dine in Valhalla

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Confucius say: Man who walks through airport door sideways is going to Bangkok.

              1. barracuda
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Thought it was Birmingham, actually 😉

              2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Israelis that control airport security, say that flying camels dressed as Arabs, shall pass the flying carpet test.

        2. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          This is good advice - people should listen. You’re more likely to be ranked 3 million with a maverick gwk 1 team than top 20k

      9. Canary_Kid
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        Assuming Gomez gets the place next to VVD,
        a) Gomez Vardy
        b) Robbo Deu

        On a) right now because love Vardy although the drop-off from Gomez to Robbo is pretty good so not so sure

        Cheers

        1. Canary_Kid
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 12 hours ago

          Oh forgot,
          a) has Heaton
          b) has Lloris

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          odd assumption to make given how good matip has been

        3. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Don’t think you can assume this. Pre season may give hints though.

      10. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        Delighted Sturridge got his stolen dog back, hadn't realised he'd left the pool.

      11. Kizza_10
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        I’m willing to gamble on the weak bench for the early game weeks.

        Any advice how to improve the team is welcome.

        Ryan
        Azpi VVD Walker Robertson Coleman
        Tielemans Sterling Salah KDB
        King

        Subs, Button, Dendoncker, Wickham, Greenwood

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          keep eye on christensen/zouma mins preseason

      12. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        Anyone managed to get Sterling, Salah & Vardy into a team without any struggle?

        1. Right back Atsu
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Don't want Sterling. Have Kdb and Bilva with Salah and Vardy.

          1. NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Ballsy. I’d pick Sterling over Salah if it came down to it

        2. Tommytour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Thats easy, its only when you try to get Kane or Aguero over Vardy it starts to get tricky.

        3. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          not tried, happy to permacap salah

        4. Goodish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Yeah, it's only when you try for Sterling, Salah and either Kane or Aguero that you have to make real compromises. You can still get viable teams though.

        5. Canary_Kid
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          burnley
          Robbo Digne Gomez Coleman
          Salah Sterling Fraser Zaha
          Vardy King

          Mine has Kun over Sterling but that's just personal preference.

        6. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          That's only 3 players. Easy to get any 3 players.

        7. BigBarn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          You can do it with a 5-3-2. It's actually a lovely looking team if premium defense is your thing.

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            The only way and it could prove the right way. 5 at the back scares me due to surgery if it does not work.
            I have gone as far as 4 4 2

            1. BigBarn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Yeah, similar feelings. I'd love to, but ...

        8. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Using 35% of your budget for 3 players (45% of ones on the pitch) will create an imbalance somewhere.

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Anything but 15 6.5 players will create 'imbalance'.

            As long as you get points that's all that matters.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              this

            2. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Splitting hairs! 3 big names at 10 points per game and 8 also rans at 2 points per game get you nowhere. You read and presume and not stop to think about the fundamental answer.
              6.5 across the board is limited thinking too. Defender higher ppm.
              Mids you pay a premium and forwards even more.
              The captaincy pick is the pain in the woodpile.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                it is splitting hairs to a degree but point is "balance" doesn't matter, maximizing points matters

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Yeah, better than I can explain.

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Yep so ppm rules outside of the captaincy. Big hitters don't give you that.

              2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                The point is you do what you think you need to do in order to get lots of points. How you get there doesn't make a difference.

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  It helps to start on the right track. Every winner has had balance in PPM.

                  1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    2 players getting 5 PPM each is exactly same as 1 player on 2 PPM and 1 player on 8 PPM.

                    1. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 11 hours ago

                      Yes but the numbers just don't work. Check out last year.
                      Check out Robbo VVD and TAA add their points divide by minutes and divide by total cost.
                      Now do it with Siggy Fraser and Pogba.
                      Over the season there is a fair size difference for less money.
                      Epic, you are a respected guy. Had a hard day today?

        9. Fordy40
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Yep:

            Emerson-Button
            VVD-Robbo-Zinchenko-Diop-Kelly
            Sterling-Salah-Moutinho-Grealish-Dendoncker
            Vardy-King-Jota

          • Netters2018
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Yeah its about the limit i think...issue comes when you try salah sterling kane..ive downgraded kane for vardy and invested 2m elsewhere

            • Glory Punter
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              I wanted Ederson,TAA, Robertson,Digne,Salah,Sterling and Vardy and somehow just managed.

          • Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 12 hours ago

            Brighton
            TAA VVD Digne Zinky (Kelly)
            Salah Sterling Siggers Bilva/Fraser* (Donkey)
            King Dela (Wickham)

            Might well start with Fraser
            Dela can be Tammy if he gets a run

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              solid start but weak bench

          • Kobayashy
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              I asked which combo out of the below the other day, and I'm very surprised how many went with B.

              Is there a reason people seem to be avoiding Kane, besides the questionable August curse?

              A. Kane, VVD and Ake
              Or:
              B. Vardy, TAA and Laporte

              (Also have Tielemans)

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                b by miles

                id rather have vardy than kane even if their prices were closer. ake in a terrible defence and if he leaves will be sub often

              2. Brian Boitano
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Kane will play every game and will score 20+ goals. Bookmark this post.

                1. The 5% Team
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  he better will do for that price

                2. barracuda
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Cheaper options available

              3. Right back Atsu
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Harry is a bit big boned and Irish genetics so seems to be aging like Rooney. Injury prone and slow.

              4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                I just copy &paste this comment now - easier than re-typing 🙂

                Puel was sacked on the 24th Feb

                Vardy scored 10 and setup 1 in the following 11 premier league games (that spell included games against Spurs, Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea)

                For context - he scored 8 and setup 1 in the prior 23 appearances under Puel lol

                He’s in full on beast mode under Brodge - Rodger’s equivalent of Suarez from the Liverpool days

            • No Kane No Gain
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              1. Vardy + KdB
              or
              2. Jota + Sterling

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                1 if salah 2 if not

              2. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Depends on your captaincy options

              3. Homer21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                1

            • CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Hi

              I'd be interested to here people's opinions on these 2 teams.

              Although they're similar, the first one is basically template, the second has no City attack but actually looks the stronger team (i.e. Vardy/Wilson/Laporte vs Sterling/4.5 Def/6.5 Forward). Both have 2 playing subs for what it's worth.

              Ederson Ederson
              Robertson - TAA - Digne - Cathcart Robertson - TAA - Digne - Laporte
              Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Perez Salah - Siggy - Perez
              King - Deulofeu Vardy - Wilson - King

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                what

              2. Goodish
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Prefer the 4-3-3 with Vardy and Laporte. Hard to read though.

              3. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Ha, let's try again. Teams below:

                1/

                Ederson
                Robertson - TAA - Digne - Cathcart
                Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Perez
                King - Deulofeu

                2/

                Ederson
                Robertson - TAA - Digne - Laporte
                Salah - Siggy - Perez
                Vardy - Wilson - King

                1. Brian Boitano
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Technically only one big hitter.

                2. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  B is great

              4. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Yes - obviously Sterling is a great captain option, but he has off-weeks like all the others. And the improvement to the team as a whole is quite stark. I'm very tempted...

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  permacap salah is fine

            • Kimmich
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Pope
              VVD - Coleman - Zinchenko
              Salah - KdB - B.Silva - Siggy - Yarmolenko
              Vardy - Wilson

              Dropped Aguero to try and spread the funds around what do people think? Didn’t feel too comfortable with any of the 6.5 options for now.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                pope? yarm?

                1. Kimmich
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Rumours of Heaton to Villa leaving Pope #1. Yarmolenko back from injury and worth a punt imo.

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    burnley 5th worst defence in league last year in any case

                    yarm underlying stats before he got injured were ok but not amazing, why not just wait and see if he looks decent? not even guaranteed to start imo

                    1. Kimmich
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 11 hours ago

                      Obviously will watch preseason however at 6.0 I’m left between himself, Trossard (who’s another wait and see) and JWP although Saints have a tricky start.

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        9 days, 11 hours ago

                        jwp has similar/better underlying stats over a better samplesize and more nailed imo

                        1. Kimmich
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 11 hours ago

                          Yeah easy switch if need be, will decide during preseason.

                  2. The 5% Team
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    On the one hand...Pope did have a great season 2 years ago, great keeper. On the other hand, Burnley defense last year was very bad.

              2. fantasyfog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                I like this apart from possibly coleman

                1. Kimmich
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  I’d want Digne personally but it’s the best I can figure at the moment.

              3. REMILAN
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Good team, I just worry about Zinchenko, especially as I assume your bench wont be great

            • Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Set and forget premium keeper
              5 big hitting defenders
              3 mids with Salah
              2 forwards with a captain alternative.
              Not that complicated really

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                exactly but imo permacap salah is fine

              2. barracuda
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Downgrade premium GK and good to go.

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  In the old days yes but time "she is changing"

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    value wise not much in it truthfully

                    1. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 11 hours ago

                      Actually, the one area I have never given much thought is the keeper.

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        9 days, 11 hours ago

                        premiums 33.3% more expensive and generally get 33.3% more points

                        1. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          9 days, 11 hours ago

                          Get out your calculator. compare Robb Laporte TAA with Kun Auba Kane last year.
                          They are good for captain picks basically

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  a 5.5 and a 4.0 is half mil more than rotating 4.5's
                  The 4.5's often score away and let you down at home.
                  Yeah we all want a Pope or Heaton but the big five are getting bigger.
                  Alisson and Ederson tops last year

            • barracuda
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Wise society, eminence, random joe.

              As hard as to forecast this addictive constant measurement of ...

              What pair is more valuable in your mind? (current forecast 15 weeks)

              A- Perez, Laporte
              B- Maddison, Azpi

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                dunno what you're on about but rather have madds and laporte

                1. barracuda
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Threshold on the max

              2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Maddy with that Chelsk chap, if you must.
                Call me Joe.

                1. barracuda
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Cheers Joe

              3. Eat my goal!
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  B for sure

              4. Gringo Kid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Zinchenko is my biggest doubt currently

                If he's nailed might be a steal of the season

                1. mattyb09
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Same here. I'd be more worried if Mendy was ever fit...

                2. barracuda
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Not for me, I spend money wisely.

                3. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  wont be nailed all season but if mendy isnt fit i fancy him to keep his place. not worried about angelino

                4. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Are there any half decent 5.5 options for Townsend that would let me do Coleman to Digne?

                  Heaton
                  TAA VVD Coleman Zinchenko
                  Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Townsend
                  Vardy King

                  Button Kelly Dendoncker Greenwood

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    Post fail

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    not really - jorg if on pens good value at 5.0

                    your bench is very ropey

              5. No Professionals
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Are there any half decent 5.5 options for Townsend that would let me do Coleman to Digne?

                Heaton
                TAA VVD Coleman Zinchenko 
                Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Townsend
                Vardy King

                Button Kelly Dendoncker Greenwood

                1. Ricky - I hate to say atoad…
                  • 7 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  El ghazi or djenepo

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  My punts this year Djenepo and Perez/Tielemans

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

                ____ / Button
                TAA VVD Digne Zinky (4)
                Salah ____ Siggy Bilva (4.5)
                King Dela ____

                A) Ryan, Sterling, (Wickham)
                B) Ederson, Yarm, Vardy

                1. mattyb09
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  B

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    b but not yarm

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

                      Yarm + Jota rotation actually looks legit

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        9 days, 11 hours ago

                        yarm reasonably average underlying stats for the ~500 mins he played before suffering a major injury

                        1. Dr. Rog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 10 hours ago

                          west hams opening fixtures were horrific last year

                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            9 days, 10 hours ago

                            wait and see if he starts/is any good, no reason to take that risk gw1

                2. barracuda
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Remove Silva

                3. CFC1990
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Tough.

                  Seems good value in B.

                  If you are happy to captain Salah every week then go B maybe. You will still have Vardy as a captain option then too.

              7. CFC1990
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Really starting to consider 5-3-2/4-3-3 formation with a strong sub.

                Just seems so much value in defence, especially if Liverpool and Man City do well defensively again.

                For example I have this team atm

                Ryan
                Laporte, Zinchenko, TAA, VVD, Signs
                Salah, Sterling, Sigurdsson
                King, Sharp

                Button, Murray, Deodonker, Hayden

                Nothing left over

                Yes, have money on the bench and a benching headache but the idea is the third striker can be there if Zinchenko or even TAA doesn't play

                What are your thoughts? Anyone considering similar?

                1. barracuda
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  How old is Sharp again?

                  1. CFC1990
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    33. Just fancy them to get off to a good start due to a gut feeling

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  This x 100

                3. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  signs?

                  1. CFC1990
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    Digne. My tablet keeps doing weird autocorrects!

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      9 days, 11 hours ago

                      prefer ings to sharp but im into it, murray a waste of money

                4. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 9 hours ago

                  Similar to mine. Better going with Fraser for 2 weeks amd swapping with Siggy,

              8. FlyingWithoutIngs
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Really want to punt on Wesley from Aston Villa but it feels wrong

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  no reason to do this from gw1 wait and see

                2. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  So wrong. Bog standard scoring record in Belgium. Joining a team who will struggle.

              9. mattyb09
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Minor tinkering day...

                Just curious: In which order would you have the big 3 Liverpool defenders? (taking price into account)

                1. FlyingWithoutIngs
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Robbo
                  TAA
                  VVD

                  1. FlyingWithoutIngs
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    Robbo Least competition for his position So is nailed can provide clean sheets assists and may pop up with a goal, Trent is on some set pieces so if he does play most games he edges van dijk for me

                    1. mattyb09
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      9 days, 11 hours ago

                      I agree, although Robertson had 0 goals in EPL and TAA had more assists in almost 800 less minutes.

                      The way I see it...

                      TAA - biggest upside; highest risk of rotation
                      Robbo - most consistent
                      VVD - biggest goal threat; rarely will chip in assists; as nailed as they come

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

                  VVD TAA Robbo

                3. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  basically nothing in it. taa slightly better than robbo

                4. Dakes.
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Pains me to say it as a huge Robbo fan, but in FPL terms:

                  TAA
                  VVD
                  Robbo

                  for me, at least to start the season (unless someone convinces me otherwise). Trent obvious with the attacking threat and FKs, etc, but leaning towards VVD over Robbo as there was only a 5pt difference between em last season but i can save 0.5m by getting Van dijk...

              10. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                How’s she looking at this point? I think I'm fairly happy with it at the moment.

                Heaton (Button)
                TAA VVD Coleman Zinchenko (Gibson)
                Salah Sterling Fraser (Dendoncker Romeu)
                Vardy King Deulofeu

                -Fraser can likely go after first 2 weeks for whichever Lei mid (or other) is looking the best.
                -At least 2 playing subs, starting XI should all be nailed (will monitor Zinchenko)
                -Fairly flexible in terms of being able to make moves. Obvious omission from the template is Sigurdsson, and another 'up-in-the-air is whether to just start with a 6.5 mid which would allow me to get in either robbo or laporte for vvd or zinchenko, but that's minor

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  wld consider siggy over fraser and downgrade deulofail

                2. Kimmich
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Brooks instead of Fraser could work especially if your looking short term, still allows the switch to Perez or Tielemans and then Laporte or Robbo.

                  1. Dakes.
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    That could be a good call tbh. Brooks nailed enough? Heard he was good when able to play what with his injuries last season

                3. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  My first rule. Avoid to put in an FPL team that has rotation risks

                  1. Dakes.
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    Only rotation risk I see in there is Zinchenko, who I've said I'll monitor. I'll swap him out if he doesn't look to be nailed, likely for Mendy if he's fit to play

                    1. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 11 hours ago

                      That is who I was talking about. Not knocking your side at all.

                4. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Or reduce deulofeu to fodder and go 5 at the back. Work allow laporte instead of Gibson. Or trippier and upgrade Fraser?

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    this is good actually

                5. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Very nice.

                  Unconvinced by Zinchenko. But I’m looking for potential returns at both ends for premium defenders. You may be happy with just cs. City were only moderately reliable cs in first half last season.

              11. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Be interesting if Yarmalenko starts up top

                1. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  I doubt he will, but what an option if he did

                2. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  be interesting if he starts full stop

                  1. Kimmich
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    He’s just been given #7 I’m sure he’s in the plans.

                    Chicharito
                    Yarmolenko - Lanzini/Fornals - Anderson

                    Or even

                    Yarmolenko
                    Lanzini - Fornals - Anderson

                  2. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    He must hit the ground running not "full stop" (smile)

                3. Dakes.
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Very much so. One I've got my eye on as fixtures are nice gw2 onwards

                4. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Aye, could be an interesting proposition at 6.

                5. Glory Punter
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  West Ham will get a striker,rest assured !!

                6. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Yep - he’s in and out of my side. Really tempting price. Just bothered by churn at WH.

                  4 more patient days to go for you?

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    Yep. So many posts I will have to invite the site to my xmas party.
                    The nurse is limiting what she can put in the drip.

                  2. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    Problem with him is if I include him he breaks a cardinal rule. Don't have any of your starting 11 week one a rotation risk.

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      That’s exactly it.

                      Ultimately he won’t make my cut. KdB may though!!

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        Have KDB in my draft. He is the only potential Citeh points getter that I can afford.

              12. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                How’s this backline?
                Ederson
                TAA,VVD,Digne,Coleman,Walker

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  obviously fine

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    Took your suggestion into account.
                    But replaced Sterling with Salah and Tielemens with KDB.

                    Front 5 would be
                    Salah,KDB,Sigurdsson
                    Vardy,King

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      9 days, 11 hours ago

                      really good imo

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 11 hours ago

                        Thanks, closes FPL.

                    2. Pieterke30
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 11 hours ago

                      Very solid team if you believe Everton will sustain their CS rate from end of last season.

                      I dont

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 11 hours ago

                        Potential attacking returns for them both with good fixtures.
                        It’s either that or go Kepa/Lloris/Luiz + Azpi/Luiz instead of Ederson,Coleman.

                        1. Pieterke30
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 3 hours ago

                          Senegal are through to the semis of AFCON. Which means Gueye might not be ready for GW1. Zouma is still at Chelsea.

                          That’s enough for me to forget abt a double up. Might still get one (Digne probably), but even if Zaha leaves for Arsenal, Im not overly confident EVE will keep a CS in GW1.

                2. Keeneddie79
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  Looks very nice, but what is the cost/whats Mid and Fwd look like haha

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    Look up.

              13. Glory Punter
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Thoughts on new Blades signing Maupay ?
                Reckon he might come at 6.0. Good overall player.
                Decent punt ?

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  not worth considering for gw1, if he looks good then fine

              14. Brooksy86
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 11 hours ago

                Gomez/Matip and Moura
                Or are
                VVD and Tieleman a little less punty?

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 11 hours ago

                  prefer b