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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. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      why is that ironic?

      1. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Morrissettey

          1. Poseidon.
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Utd fan byw

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          im sure he drinks water also

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        It's like rain on your wedding day.

      3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

        1. Make America Greta Again
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

      4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

      5. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Who would've thought, it figures.

  2. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      not a terrible option, but im going with ings

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Why Ings?

        1. Rigid Digit
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

          2. Brian Boitano
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Ings is a glass cannon

            1. Brooksy86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Excellent analogy

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

    3. barracuda
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Be patient with him, he will bring the bacon

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Use 2 FTs to steady the ship.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

    4. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Was a trap start last season for sure but finished well

    6. tbeans22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Character limit...

  4. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Great.

        I prefer a Leicester option to zaha

  5. infamousprob
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) alisson, Digne, sterling, chicarito

    B) Ryan, coleman, KDB, Kane

    Can't get my mind up which one

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      neither

      1. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. barracuda
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A bit overcooked for my liking.

    3. Tommytour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hernandez is a no go

    4. infamousprob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      So back to the drawing board

    5. Brian Boitano
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ryan Digne Sterling Kane

  6. Your Man With The Hair
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Duffy?

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

      1. Your Man With The Hair
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Ah, glad I have company!

        Duffy needs swapped to Freeman.

    3. The 5% Team
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Rigid Digit
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

    5. Brian Boitano
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  7. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A easily

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        easily? Sterling I guess?

        1. Tommytour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Not a big fan of Luiz Jiminez

          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            ah ok, cheers

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Like A's mid and b's defence.

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        yeah agree, like them both - cheers

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      why heaton?

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          5th worst defence in league last year

          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months 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
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              total goals conceded is best predictor of clean sheets

    4. Brian Boitano
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

    5. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Apparently Heaton won't be first choice, Pope will

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Cheers Confucius

      1. barracuda
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not all of us dine in Valhalla

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

          1. barracuda
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Thought it was Birmingham, actually 😉

          2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. Brian Boitano
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Oh forgot,
      a) has Heaton
      b) has Lloris

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      odd assumption to make given how good matip has been

    3. Brian Boitano
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  10. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  11. Kizza_10
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      keep eye on christensen/zouma mins preseason

  12. NUFCAndrew
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. Tommytour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      not tried, happy to permacap salah

    4. LSK
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    7. BigBarn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

    8. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Anything but 15 6.5 players will create 'imbalance'.

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

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          this

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months 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
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Yeah, better than I can explain.

            2. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

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

          2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 2 months 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. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

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

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

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

                1. FALSE PROFIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep:

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

    10. Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months 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

    11. Glory Punter
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  13. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      solid start but weak bench

  14. Kobayashy
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. The 5% Team
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        he better will do for that price

      2. barracuda
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheaper options available

    3. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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

  15. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    1. Vardy + KdB
    or
    2. Jota + Sterling

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1 if salah 2 if not

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Depends on your captaincy options

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1

  16. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      what

    2. LSK
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Technically only one big hitter.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        B is great

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        permacap salah is fine

  17. Kimmich
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      pope? yarm?

      1. Kimmich
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months 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
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

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

              1. Kimmich
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

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

        2. The 5% Team
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like this apart from possibly coleman

      1. Kimmich
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

    3. REMILAN
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  18. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      exactly but imo permacap salah is fine

    2. barracuda
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Downgrade premium GK and good to go.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          value wise not much in it truthfully

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

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

              1. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

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

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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

  19. barracuda
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. barracuda
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Threshold on the max

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. barracuda
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers Joe

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B for sure

  20. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Zinchenko is my biggest doubt currently

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

    1. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. barracuda
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not for me, I spend money wisely.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Post fail

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        not really - jorg if on pens good value at 5.0

        your bench is very ropey

  21. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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 - it doesn't tak…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      El ghazi or djenepo

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      My punts this year Djenepo and Perez/Tielemans

  22. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        b but not yarm

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yarm + Jota rotation actually looks legit

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

            1. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              west hams opening fixtures were horrific last year

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. barracuda
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Remove Silva

    3. CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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.

  23. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      How old is Sharp again?

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      This x 100

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      signs?

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Digne. My tablet keeps doing weird autocorrects!

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

    4. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  24. FlyingWithoutIngs
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      no reason to do this from gw1 wait and see

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  25. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Minor tinkering day...

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

    1. FlyingWithoutIngs
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Robbo
      TAA
      VVD

      1. FlyingWithoutIngs
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      VVD TAA Robbo

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      basically nothing in it. taa slightly better than robbo

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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...

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      wld consider siggy over fraser and downgrade deulofail

    2. Kimmich
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

    4. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        this is good actually

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months 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.

  27. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Be interesting if Yarmalenko starts up top

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      be interesting if he starts full stop

      1. Kimmich
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    4. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Aye, could be an interesting proposition at 6.

    5. Glory Punter
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      West Ham will get a striker,rest assured !!

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months 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. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          That’s exactly it.

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

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

  28. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      obviously fine

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          really good imo

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Thanks, closes FPL.

        2. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

          I dont

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months 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
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Look up.

  29. Glory Punter
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  30. Brooksy86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      prefer b