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Bournemouth attack appeals but defence remains suspect

With Bournemouth sitting third in our Season Ticker for the first ten Gameweeks of 2019/20 and meeting only two of the ‘big six’ in that time, there will be plenty of interest in their Fantasy assets from the off.

Despite £2.0m price hikes, Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) and Callum Wilson (£8.0m) currently sit in more than one in five Fantasy Premier League squads – although the ‘auto-pick’ selections will be skewing Wilson’s figure slightly.

Joshua King‘s (£6.5m) ownership is also in excess of 20% at the time of writing.

We have already taken an in-depth look at King and Wilson in a Members’ article, which examines the pair’s attacking credentials in a direct head-to-head comparison.

This Numbers Game piece will explore Bournemouth’s wider attacking threat but also analyse their defensive numbers from 2018/19.

Nathan Ake (£5.0m) is, perhaps surprisingly given the Cherries’ well-documented problems at the back, currently the most popular FPL defender in the £4.5m-£5.0m bracket, having been drafted in by over 16% of FPL bosses.

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  1. Siggy in the Middle
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    What do we think of Bilva as an option?

    1. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I like

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        I genuinely think he is the Dilva replacement, so may play slightly deeper. Fantastic footballer. Average ff asset.

        1. The Champ is here
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          He's just begun in both aspects. I expect his output to keep improving and he'll probably be one of the best players in the world in a couple years. Priced fairly. He is in the siggy/Richy realm

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Agree on Dilva point - suspect a few will be disappointed when he’s not necessarily up top

          1. The Champ is here
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Up top? He plays right wing or attacking mid alongside kdb. Personally I prefer him in the central role for fpl

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      i think there are better options for 8 or even 7,5

    3. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Average. He scored about 4.7 ppm when he started. If even if starts most matches and doesn't get substituted on that is okay at best. I don't think he will be more attacking especially with KDB back. You could own Laporte or any nailed on city defender that emerges to get that kind of ppm at a much lower cost.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        4.7 puts him in the same league as Siggy etc. I quite like a consistent 4.7 And a city defender

    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Nailed in my team.. Cant bring myself to take him out. 8 million for a David Silva replacement seems amazing.. Expecting 180+ points and I have the patience to own a player like BSilva for loooong periods of time

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Cool

        Think the long hold us probably the right call. Interestingly I’d put Siggy in the same category.

        I really really want KdB but beginning to doubt him at the start. Bilva will get much more game time probs.

    5. Thescaff
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Doesn't score enough so it's a no from me

    6. NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Outstanding footballer but an average FPL option

    7. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I'm not convinced. I fancy KDB with Laporte & Ederson.

    8. Bragazeti
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Decent point scorer. Pep loves him

    9. RomeluStormzy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I've got him in.

    10. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Good option whether he plays in the front 3 or in the David Silva position. He's younger, fitter, and faster than D Silva, so will be able to get into advanced areas more often from the same starting position. Not saying he will be making Lampardesque runs into the box, but it's silly to look at Dilva's stats and assume that Bilva will perform in an identical way. Also Dilva hasn't exactly been a poor option in the past.

  2. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Bottomed.

    Anyone managed to create decent sides with Salah/Sterling/Vardy/TAA/Digne?

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      add Pope, Walker, Azpilicueta, Fraser, Yarmolenko and King

    2. Fabio20
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      My team is:

      Ryan
      TAA, Robertson, Digne, Coleman, Taylor
      Salah, Sterling, Siggy
      Vardy, King

      Button, Dendoncker, Stephens, Wickham

    3. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      You can make a decent side with them. Need to use some cheap enablers. I prefer a side without all of them.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Surely a comparative cinch if you like 5 at the back. Just put this together

      Pope
      Robbo TAA Digne Trippier Holebas/Ake
      Mo Sterling Fraser
      Vardy King

      Downgrade Fraser and you get Luiz say as well at the back

  3. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Would you be so kind to pick one of these options?

    A. Salah, Siggy, Zaha, Madds / Kun, King (4-4-2)
    B. Salah, Sterling, Zaha, Madds / Jimenez, King (4-4-2)
    C. Salah, KDB, Siggy, Zaha, Madds / King, Deulofeu (3-5-2)

    (Defenders are TAA, VVD and Laporte, Coleman as the fourth defender on my 4-4-2 options.)

    1. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      C, but key an eye on Zaha news.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Many thanks, mate!

  4. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Algeria win! Palace now favourites to beat Everton GW1 😉

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Arsenal can focus on getting Zaha now 🙂

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        ha maybe, doubt it

      2. Mr Frost
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Zaha would be in everyone's team either way I think, although he might be moping gw1 if hes still at Palace.

  5. Mr Frost
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Ederson
    Alexander-Arnold Robertson Walker Zinchenko
    Brooks Mané (c) Lucas Moura
    Vardy Deeney King

    Foster Djenepo Dawson Meyer

    0.0 ITB Bench boost active, Wildcarding GW2

    Any glaring omissions purely for Gameweek 1?

    Cheers.

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Breaking the mould!

  6. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Coleman outscored Digne in the second half of the season 85 points to 84. He is also 0.5mil cheaper..

    1. Thescaff
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Read the hot topics

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Yup. I'm going Coleman. Don't trust evertons defense with their fixturez(they are deceptively tough for clean sheets) so don't want to overspend for that spot. Coleman has been a beast every season he has been fit

      1. The Champ is here
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        I've got both

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          cry WOL WAT bou and City in the first 7 are going to be pretty difficult for CS's. Hopefully their attacking returns come to the rescue though

          1. The Champ is here
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Well that's the same for owning one of them. In twelve years I've never held my WC past gw5. cpl WAT avl is a great start for very attacking fullbacks in a very solid defence, one of which has set pieces

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              I'm probably gonna end up with neither tbh 🙂 . Siggy for the long term only probably

          2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            EVE : cry 85 WAT 168 avl 235 WOL 118 bou 43 SHU 183 MCI -301 bur 158 WHU 180

    3. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I don't like the gw1 fixture, putting me off. City n Liverpool defence probably only risk free choices. Leicester and Everton will be 7th and 8th this year. Spurs defender look cheap, but only Vert and Toby nailed along with Lloris.

  7. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Which ?

    A) Bilva
    B) Siggy

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I'm going both. Expecting similar points from both of them. Safe set and Forget options for me

    2. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      B by some distance. Although gw1, A. long term, B

  8. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 6 days ago

    My first Salah team - also my 50th team

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Laporte Coleman Holebas
    Mo Bilva Fraser
    Kane Wilson

    Normal rubbish

    Don’t really like Bilva but want at least some City attack - obvious wrong think. A premium striker is a non- negotiable for me

    Holebas is very dependent on preseason

    1. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I like covering Watford defence for the 1st game. Dawson 5m will be nailed and a goal threat.

      1. The Champ is here
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Pretty sure Kiko is first choice rb

        1. Mr Frost
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Janmaat possibily a risk. Dawson CB & Foster seem the only 100%, Cathcart played a lot last year but maybe Kabasele comes back for him?

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Ah

            You’re much better informed than I am - Holebas I guess is a pipe dream. Not sure I’d want any other Watford defence though Cathcart has been in and out of my drafts when I play a 4.5.

            1. Mr Frost
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Just have to monitor pre season really.

  9. mdm
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Came up to this:

    A. Kane, Vardy, Bilva, 4.0 def
    B. Sterling, Deul, Perez, TAA

    Which option seems better?Thanks!

    1. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      B for me.

    2. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      A for me.

    3. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      B

  10. The Champ is here
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    All these 5-3-2's my eyes. Regret it you shall

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      + 42. 😀

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Not a coincidence that it's us "9s" all agreeing :). Though mine actually is 11. A decade+ of fpl and I'm still excited. Jeez

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah. I'm a 10. Feel cheated. And AP is not here to vouch for me!!! 😀 😀 😀

          1. Gnu Scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            I can vouch as you can for me. 😉

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Indeed. It is a bloody cheek!!! 😆

          2. usagooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            I can vouch for you too, Doos. This place certain has changed for the better and worse in 10 years.

      2. The Champ is here
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Now there's a post to make me smile. How are ya ol mate?

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Good, Sir. Thank you very much!!! 🙂

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I quickly let go of the idea. Been playing long enough to know that the moment a striker /mid hits form il be using my heavy defense as a bank to invest in my front line. All this talk about ppm all season etc just won't work due to that. Sticking to my favorite 3 5 2 with VVD and Robertson being the only premium defenders I won't downgrade all season (or swap to another pool defender if injured)

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        There is an article about that. Top man. 352, I mean. I can't afford it. Yet.

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          I'm going 3 5 2 purely cause I love the options in midfield sub 8.0.. Lots of safety nets and potential bandwagons there and I want to hop on all of them. Upfront I like Kane and King for now.. Fewer options as compared to previous seasons but starting with those 2 will let me jump on any options that pop up. In defense I just love pool. Every other defender is expendable for me especially since there will be a few budget options popping up(I'm betting on oconnell)

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            I have Kane and King too. 🙂

            I just have van Dijk.

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Haha. Great minds n all :).. The two forwards that stood out for me when the prices were revealed.. Especially due to the flexibility offered by going one premium and one mid. I think every one is banking on an early WC. I'm still stuck with the old mentality of keeping it forever lol

              1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 6 days ago

                I am just the same. Tbh, I like Wilson just as much, but I have a plan with Origi, and I am going to stick to that, whatever. Firmino has just been in a major tournament, and won't be fit.

                1. Valar(Keith)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 6 days ago

                  You always were the maverick 🙂

                  1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 6 days ago

                    Be bloody funny if he hits a brace, though! 😉

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Not bothered by Kun at 12?

            Agree with you really - in my numpty newbie way I’m still drafting some 5s. But Kane to Kun will be tough but not vice versa, And well Kane looks best from GW3 to me

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Kun has given me enough stress over the years with his injuries :).. I love him, but Now that he has gotten older and so have I, I don't think I can survive owning him. If he does look unplayable it's just a 1.0 upgrade from Kane anyway

      2. The Champ is here
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Yes and the way it's spread and the 3 useless attacking slots used mean many transfers needed to fix it.
        Every season people talk about the value of premium defenders compared to mid priced attackers but they seem to miss the fact that defenders are the best value at every price point from 4.5 to 7.
        Flexibility is most important gw1. Picking players is pretty much a lottery as there's no form to gauge. Just gotta be ready to adjust to it

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Agreed.. As long as you timr a defender according to fixtures and later form a cheaper defender can offer amazing value in short to medium bursts or even in rotations for easier fixtures.

    3. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I like 4-4-2 best this year. 3-5-2 2nd best.

  11. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 6 days ago

    I’ve seen contradictory advice on TSB and price movements. If a player has a high TSB is he:

    A) more likely to rise AND more likely to drop in price.
    B) less likely to rise AND less likely to drop
    C) less likely to rise and more likely to drop
    D) more likely to rise and less likely to drop

    Top points if you can explain why!

    1. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      C because a lot less need to get if doing well, loads more can sell if he isn't.

      1. DavidKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Does this mean all bench fodder should be low TSB?

        1. Mr Frost
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          If you want to avoid an early 0.1m drop, low TSB will help.

          1. DavidKent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers mate.

    2. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      B I'd assume, given his ownership is already high it won't increase his price much. He also needs more transfers out than a lower owned player I think.

      1. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        This it's b. But not straightforwardly that...

  12. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    What’s the thoughts on Yarmolenko? Is it a pointless bandwagon? Or is there some legs starting upfront OOP for WHU for at least the start of next season

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Please don't. 🙂

      1. The Champ is here
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        +42

      2. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Sorry mate 🙁

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Himself & Ings are locked in a battle for the 11th slot in my team currently

      Adams, JWP, Grealish,DCL & Lamela are all standing around them watching the battle rage on, ready to pounce at the slightest sign of weakness (read:injury)

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Oddly enough I imagined that in my head

    3. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Injury prone, wait and see.

      1. Rigid Digit
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        But the switch to Evans is no pain (apart from the loss of a transfer).
        Ings will start well this season (like before) and then soon get injured - it may take Evans a few (5+) games to settle in - 20+ goals in Championship does not necessarily equal same performance in PL (although remember Kevin Phillips, Andy Carroll, Andy Johnson (and a couple of others that I've forgotten) managed it with comparative ease

        1. RomeluStormzy
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          The amount that flopped thoroughly outwayed these. Definite wait and see.

    4. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Didn't play very well from what I saw today

  13. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    We have broken Twitter. Completely! 😆

  14. Lovren an elevator
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Clyne bandwagon incoming

  15. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Best two 4.5 rotating defenders in your opinion lads for first 6-8 weeks??

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Cathcart and Dunk

      1. Mr Frost
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        just checked that, decent 1st half of season.

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I am going El Mohamady, for old time's sake. I like Cathcart too.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Keep an eye on El Mo, there’s a chance Guilbert will start ahead of him. Hopefully the Leipzig game will tell us more.

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          I will. But I am very confident.

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            It’d be harsh to drop him after his Play-off final performance, but his positioning is suspect at times.

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              All the time. But he has spider's legs!!! 😆

    3. Ricky - it doesn't tak…
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Taylor and diop.

      1. Mr Frost
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Taylor Burnley under threat now from ex Stoke dude

        1. Ricky - it doesn't tak…
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          I know . Think pieters will be back up

          1. Mr Frost
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            i hope so I want Taylor and Pope.

    4. RomeluStormzy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Cathcart and Diop looked good for first five and the inevitable wc will come in around then anyway.

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Ward/kelly ie cheap Palace defender and OConnell

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Ahahaha. You have found O'Connell. You gonna play him first week?

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          He is coming off my bench in gw 2,3 and 5.. Hopefully he gets a 15 pointer in one of them 🙂

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            I really like him too. And I have two dark horses at Norwich, when the time comes.

            1. Mr Frost
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Aarons will be worth 4.5m

              1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 6 days ago

                This I can get on board with

            2. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              All I have with Norwich are bad memories.. Apart from when my players played against them.. Especially suarez :). Pukki looks good though. And maybe aarons.. When their fixtures improve and they prove their worth of course

            3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Buendia is one of them, I presume...

            4. OLDHERMAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Emiliano Buendia and?

        2. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          I can see Sheffield starting off really well. Noone will really know how to deal with marauding cbs until a few games pass.. Atleast that's what I'm banking on

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers for you input lads!! Food for thought there!!!

  16. OLDHERMAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Good evening, gentlemen.
    Just some opinions of John Stones' chances of playing regularly next season alongside Laporte. Thanks in advance.

    1. RomeluStormzy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I still think City will buy someone. Stones and Ottomendi are right sided defenders so will rotate even if they don't.

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Even if they don’t strengthen, I expect Pep will rotate him and Otamendi dependent on opposition.

    3. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      cheapest nailed is walker 6m. Hope they buy Maguire.

      1. OLDHERMAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Yes, agree about Walker. Maguire would be nailed in your opinion if bought?

        1. Mr Frost
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Yes Although he plays LCB so don't think they will anyway.

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            He’s right footed tho, no reason why he couldn’t line up alongside Laporte too.

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        For now yes, a lot of stories about Cancelo signing tho.

        1. OLDHERMAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Cancelo is definitely and only a right back, eventually a threat for Walker.

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            I know he’s a right back, thats why I said Walker was only nailed for now.

            1. OLDHERMAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Sorry, now got it

    4. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      So likely no more than 20/22 matches as a starter?

      1. Mr Frost
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        I don't think he trusts Stones or Otto. Koulibaly probably the best signing if he came in a 6m.

        1. OLDHERMAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Koulibaly is 101% nailed at Napoli, coupled w/ Manolas, they bought from us. AS Roma fan here.

  17. RomeluStormzy
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Tried one without Sterling what do you guys think?

    Pope (Button)
    Robertson VVD Laporte Digne (Kelly)
    Siggy Tielemans Salah Bilva (Dendonker)
    King Kane (Wickham)

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Looks pretty solid as long as Bilva stays in the side

      1. Mr Frost
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        I think 1.5m between BSilva & KDB will be money well spent.

        1. RomeluStormzy
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Even the games KDB did play last season his PPG was low. Bilva is guardiolas go to.

          1. OLDHERMAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            +1

  18. Siggy in the Middle
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    How's this?

    Ederson

    Coleman TAA VVD Vertonghen

    Salah Maddison Brooks Richarlison

    Aguero Del

    4.0, 4.5, 4.0, 4.5

    1. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Del?

      1. Siggy in the Middle
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Delofeu

    2. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      could be good in del fires, not keen on coleman though

    3. RomeluStormzy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Why Aguero over sterling may I ask?

      1. Siggy in the Middle
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Flexibility mainly. I also think they'll score similarly but Aguero may be more explosive which is good for captaincy. If I were to get Sterling it would mean going for King over Brooks and I think the latter might do better

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      One of the more thought provoking teams for me personally. Feels there are better midfield options around the 7-8 price, so having aguero rather than sterling makes it easier to get those in.

  19. fantasyfog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    well i've settled on a team ( so far )

    Would be interested in opinions

    Heaton

    Digne Vvd Chilwell Van Aanholt

    Kdb Salah (c) Maddison Fraser

    King Aguero

    any 4 mil keeper
    Haydon any 4 mil defender any 4.5 mil striker

    1. RomeluStormzy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Personally I would do

      Kdb and pva to Bilva and robertson/taa

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        I fancy Kdb to have a stormer

        1. RomeluStormzy
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Could well do to be fair.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Quite nice, I like your last 2 defenders, differentials

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Hoping pre season helps me decide between these 2 final drafts!

    A) 5-3-2
    Ryan
    Taa | Vvd | Digne | ZINCHENKO | A.Smith
    Salah | STERLING | Tielemans
    Kane | King

    Button | DENDONCKER | HAYDEN | Greenwood

    B) 3-5-2
    Ryan
    Taa | Vvd | Digne
    Salah* | KDB | SIGGY | ZAHA | Tielemans
    Kane | King

    Button | A.Smith | KELLY | Greenwood

    *Salah perma captain in B

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Prefer B

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks for the feedback, it does look 'better on paper'.

        Which probably means A will score more

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          I have sth close to B, with Vardy instead of KDB

    2. RomeluStormzy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Is B possible?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Yup, both 0ITB

        1. RomeluStormzy
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Haha think you're a little over mate. If it was possible I prefer b.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Trust me, its my current team 'set'

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              I'm an idiot.

              Vardy not Kane!

              Sorry

              1. RomeluStormzy
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 6 days ago

                In that case... A haha

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 6 days ago

                  Haha cheers mate

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      B looking good.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        * Pity costs 102 m though!

    4. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      B looks really good, is that in budget?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        I'm an idiot, it's Vardy not Kane!

    5. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      B kind of overbudget right?

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      *VARDY not Kane in B

    7. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      B is 102 m

  21. Gregor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Very tidy brace and an assist for Rhian Brewster in the first half against Tranmere.

    1. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Is he related to Eric?

  22. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Question is, siggy worth 1.5 extra over Tielemans?

    1. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      yes for now

    2. RomeluStormzy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Couldnt decide so Ive got both.

  23. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 6 days ago

    hi, will the watchlist be updated before the season?

    kindest and dearests regards,
    bruce lee

  24. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Who is the God of the Fantasy football and what is the name of the religion?

    1. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      *cough* try 'Let's Talk FPL' on YouTube, Andy is a sound guy and always around the top 20k mark.

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        What about you? Sounds like you know your stuff. Long history, what is your drive?

        1. Mr Frost
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          I have plenty of knowledge, itchy transfer finger!

  25. Hurry Can
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    how my team looks?

    Ryan
    Walker • VVD • A.Smith
    Salah • KDB • Siggy • Perez • Pulisic
    Kane • King

    Button | Diop • Wickham • Kelly

  26. martyhan
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on this please

    Ederson button
    Vvd robbo Coleman Taylor diop
    Kdb salah Perez zaha dendoncker
    King Kane Wickham

    1. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Very nice indeed

      1. martyhan
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks Harry

    2. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Don't think you need 2 x 4.5 def. Downgrade one to permabench 4.0 and use the extra 0.5m

    3. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      decent team.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      One of best, and balanced I have seen here ( Now how do I take that screen shot.......)

      1. martyhan
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks yeah I think I'm fairly set on it. Thanks for the input

    5. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      whats the budget there?

  27. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    A) Play it safe with Siggy + Maddison
    B) Take a punt on Martial + Moura
    C) Alternate way to spend £15m on mids.

    1. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Fulgencio Obelmejias
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      A

  28. thisisjmd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Hey guys, any advice on this? Normally use 3-4-3 formation but this is my first time using 4-5-1 and its a little worrying.
    Anywhere you think i can strengthen? Thanks

    Ryan
    Coleman - Robertson - VVD - Laporte
    Siggy - Sterling - B-Silva - Perez - Lucas Moura
    Kane

    Button - Kelly - Greenwood - Nketiah

  29. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Boruc Pope
    TAA PVA Holebas Janmaat Kelly
    Salah Bilva Fraser Moura Zaha
    Wilson Deulofeu Origi

    where do I spend the remaining 2.5?

    1. Rigid Digit
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Will Boruc play? I think Begovic is Number 1.
      Gunn may be the better 4.5 option

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        cheers, will keep an eye out

    2. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Is this a BB in 1 team?

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        yeah, Deulo can become Vardy but quite like that Watford fixture

  30. Venga venga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 6 days ago

    A bit punty with some weaknesses, but worth a shot?

    Ederson
    TAA Robbo Laporte Digne
    Salah Siggy Perez Tielemans
    Vardy Wilson

    1. RomeluStormzy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      That back 5 is class.

    2. Red Star Blazingsmoke
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I like it. Given their fixtures I think three Leicester looks too many.

      Perez or Tielemans to King or Deulo and play 4-3-3 maybe?