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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. IrishRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    What's with the Yarmolenko hype? Is it because people think he might be OOP or am I missing something?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      He's cheap.

      1. IrishRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Wouldn't call 6m particularly cheap though there is a lack of cheap options

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Cheap for a player who could actually do something.

          1. IrishRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah and I'm wondering why people think he'll do something. I honestly don't know much about him so why do you think he's a good option other than price/potential OOP? I wouldn't say he took the league by storm before his injury

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              It's just potential at the moment. Big transfer fee and was starting to play well before the injury. The West Ham fan on planet FPL rates him as well.

    2. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Apparently he had a bad game today. I took him out of my team, but his previous scoring record even for Ukraine is amazing. Could also fill in for the departing forward.

      1. IrishRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers, will keep an eye on his performances for the rest of pre season I suppose

        1. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Check the article previous to this. There was a big debate with a few WHU fans going on. I was involved so feel free to check my post history.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Hes 1m underpriced compared to similar options. Attacking mid/winger from a mid table side.

      1. IrishRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Ah I definitely wouldn't say he should be priced the same as Zaha/above Tielemans. What in particular makes you think he'll do well?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Still .5 underpriced

    4. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Try saying his name in a west country accent.

  2. Snevitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Is there any reason for the three players per team rule? I'd love to have 5 Liverpool and 4 Bournemouth players.

    1. Mull
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Given that you want 4 Bou players it's to save you from yourself.

      1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        🙂

      2. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        😆

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      You can in Telegraph Fantasy Football.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      More decision making with that rule. Good thing.

  3. Jealous Viper
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    First attempt of the summer
    Lloris
    TAA Mendy Digne
    Salah Sterling Richarlison Zaha
    Deulofeu King Mcgoldrick

    Bench- Button, Duffy, Dedoncker, 4.0

    All thoughts welcome

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Like it. I'd downgrade Duffy to Diop so Mendy can become Laporte as unsure of Mendy's nailedness.

  4. Atters
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on Lacazette? Great two opening fixtures and then easy transfer to Vardy for gw3 if needing to

    1. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      This

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Auba much better option

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        but also much more expensive

  5. white lightning
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Just after some advice please. My team with 0.5itb:
    Ryan (Button)
    Robertson, TAA, Digne, Cathcart (Dunk)
    Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Fraser (Dendocker)
    King, Deulofeu (Greenwood)

    My question is who do you prefer:
    (a) Fraser & King (as per my team) or
    (b) Wilson & Brooks

    Thoughts & thanks.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah A

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Last piece of jigsaw for me. A or B?

    A) Sterling and Deulofeu/Jota
    B) KDB and Vardy

    Thanks

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A for me.

  7. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Digne is better than Coleman. FACT.

    1. Yav
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Having looked at the stats, I must say I agree.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        The stats are clear and unequivocal and undisputed.

        1. Yav
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          If Calvert-Lewin could knock in a few more of those crosses...

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            DCL has the second highest FPL goal involvement for Everton.

            1. Yav
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              If Everton don't sign another CF, then i will start with him i think.

    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Hedgehogs can get fleas. FACT

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Kane is better than Janssen. FACT.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Janssen doesn't have a chronic ankle problem and won't get injured 3 or 4 times next season.

      • Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Attention seeking post.. FACT

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            4 months, 29 days ago

            This

          • FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Upvote seeking post. FACT.

      • Riggs
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        What is better 6.5 Mid and 4.5 Fw or vice versa:
        Tielemans or Brooks or Perez vs Jota or Deulofeu
        I simply can't decide

        1. Yav
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          I try to select settled players in settled, attack minded teams with good fixtures.
          Not always successful though.

        2. tbeans22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Highest scoring 4.5 FWD last year got you 10 points, 4.5 MID was 69. Not that you ever want to have to play either of them. On the 6.5 end, equal tops at 141 points. The numbers say cheap MID. All the same, out of that lot though I'd prefer Tielemans unless he ends up sitting deep in which case Perez might be a better choice. Leicester just looks to be the more attacking side to me over Wolves.

      • Yav
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I think Pascal Groß could have a good season this year.
        A more attacking Brighton will suit his style of play.
        One to watch.

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Agreed. A little more ‘out there’ but I can also see Locadia having a really good season

            1. Yav
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Good case for it. Murray on the way out imo.

          • Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            With those opening i'd say he's a great punt from the start, think he'll do well.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Opening fixtures*

        2. 1justlookin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          First RMT of the season, what do you think?

          Pope. Button.
          TAA, Laporte, Coleman, Taylor Gibson.
          Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Zaha, Dendoncker.
          King, Giroud, Deulofeu.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Digne over Coleman.

            1. 1justlookin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              0.5 too short mate

              1. Mull
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Go for Walker and Digne then

          2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Not keen on Giroud but at least you're having a crack with something a bit different from the herd .

            1. 1justlookin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Thanks. It's either him or Wood

        3. ZTJ
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Probably has been discussed earlier, but will Callum Robinson be listed as a midfielder because of the fact he played left wing for Preston? Could be a really good option at 6m if he's playing up front for Sheff Utd, seeing as he scored 12 from the wing last season & was injured for half of it!

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Who knows

        4. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Is there any reason why noble won’t start, seems a bargain for 5m

          1. ZTJ
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            He will start, but pretty much offers the same as Dendoncker @ 4.5m (+ penalties)

          2. Yav
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            He's a bit like Milivojevic, in that you will be relying mostly on his spot kicks.
            He has decent fixtures to start though.

          3. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            5 goals and 5 assists last season, if he repeats that its 5.0 well spent.

            1. ZTJ
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Depends, do you think VAR will lead to an increase or decrease in penalties?

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                VAR maybe, Handball rule definitely

              2. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Really not sure, I’ve read a few pieces suggesting it’ll be a similar amount, but its a wait and see for me. Regardless, I’d still say him and Norwood are currently the stand out options at 5.

                1. ZTJ
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  I don't see Norwood being any better than Leitner as an fpl option. Both similar players on set pieces

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    You could be right, but the first few fixtures favour Sheff Utd, IMO.

        5. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          A Ake Coleman or
          B ASmith Digne

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 29 days ago

            B

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Thanks

          2. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            A by a wide margin. A Smith may not start as they have signed a new back

        6. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 29 days ago

          One or two Liverpool defenders?
          That's the question lads

          1. Yav
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Has to be 2 no?

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Has to be but just wondering

          2. Double Treble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Two.

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 29 days ago

              I guess so

          3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            And the answer is 0 , 1 , 2 or 3.

        7. TOBY1
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Any reason Mane not featuring much over salah?

          1. Double Treble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Almost similar in price now, yet Salah have superior underlying stat

            1. TOBY1
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Yes I suppose but can do a lot
              With 1m and wasn’t that much in it last season.

          2. Yav
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            With only £1m between them & Salah on spot kicks, it makes it easier to go for Salah imo.

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Too small price difference. Salah underperformed last season while Mane arguably overperformed.

            1. TOBY1
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Fair Point

            2. The One True Marvin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Mane has got better every season he has been at Liverpool. I'd be surprised if he dropped away too much this year. I'm seriously tempted to go with him instead of Salah.

          4. ZTJ
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            People wanting 2 Liv defenders & Salah, and he's still at afcon

            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              You on dial up ?

          5. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Cause Salah will score more, single as that

          6. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Any difference is doubled as Salah will be captain, he's clearly the better option

        8. VAR SH*T
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 29 days ago

          If you had unlimited budget which would be your team

          1. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Ederson
            Alonso robertson digne
            Salah Mane Sterling Son
            Aguero Kane Auba

            I assume we're still limited to three from each team

            1. Yav
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Imagine the captaincy dilemma you would have each week!

              1. Dthinger
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Ederson perma-cap

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Lloris Kepa
            Robbo Azpi Laporte Digne Luiz
            Sterling Salah Mane Siggy Richarlison
            Aguero Kane Vardy

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Toffee?

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                No but their fixtures are great at start

                1. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Phew...

          3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Rondon.

          4. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            The most expensive players in each position, that's how the game works....

        9. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          I've asked enough questions, time to answer some.

          Hit me!

          1. Yav
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Cheap or premium GK?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Cheap

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Although the caveat being I can see reasoning to get Ederson over other City defenders

                1. Yav
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  If Heaton joins Villa then Pope will be my choice.

                  1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                      4 months, 29 days ago

                      What if we sell de gea to burnley

                      1. Yav
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 29 days ago

                        Then my plans are ruined!

                        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                            4 months, 29 days ago

                            He might be pope’s backup

                      2. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 29 days ago

                        100% but it will feel wrong to break the Ryan/Button double up

              2. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Where you come from

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  England

              3. Yav
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Kane or Auba 😉

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  😉

              4. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Does Scotty B repeat himself ?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  C

              5. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  If you could dis-invent one thing, what would it be?

                  1. The One True Marvin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    This is a brilliant question.

                    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                        4 months, 29 days ago

                        I’ll take a bow

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 29 days ago

                      Sausage rolls

                      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          4 months, 29 days ago

                          Get out

                      2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 29 days ago

                        Looks like you've done that already Poseidon.

                        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                            4 months, 29 days ago

                            Never heard of him.

                            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                              • 4 Years
                              4 months, 29 days ago

                        2. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 29 days ago

                          Usury

                          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                              4 months, 29 days ago

                              Good answer.

                        3. The One True Marvin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 29 days ago

                          Where do squirrels go all winter?

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 29 days ago

                            An alternate universe

                            1. The One True Marvin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              4 months, 29 days ago

                              Thought so.

                        4. RichRover
                          • 7 Years
                          4 months, 29 days ago

                          One premium striker, who?

                          1. Peter Ouch
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 29 days ago

                            Easy one, Kane...
                            Sorry couldn't resist

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 2 Years
                              4 months, 29 days ago

                              This ofc

                        5. TokyoRed 東京赤
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 29 days ago

                          Where are the Snowdons of yesteryear?

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 29 days ago

                            Beats me

                        6. MeatPieSausageRoll
                            4 months, 29 days ago

                            Best FPL player of all time? Ville Ronke or Poseidon?

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 2 Years
                              4 months, 29 days ago

                              Ville Ronke

                              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Love an underdog too!

                              2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                • 4 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Ha ha.

                              3. Bolivian Seaman
                                • 9 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                its getting closer to mark sutherns at the moment and i rate ville ronka very highly

                                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Mark Sutherns doesnt come close to them two tbh

                            2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                              • 4 Years
                              4 months, 29 days ago

                              Tracey Neville looks like Phil but with more chins.

                            3. dunas_dog
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              4 months, 29 days ago

                              Kane and Salah but no Sterling. Weakened defence a bit. But overall think quite like this squad. What do you think?

                              Pope/Heaton
                              TAA Van Dijk A Smith Digne
                              Salah KDB Sigurdsson Tielemans
                              Kane King

                              Button Dendoncker Diop Wickham

                              1. Business Cat
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Nice.

                                You need to try and shoehorn in a City defender though, they will keep clean sheets and everyone else will have one.

                                Looks like a 4-4-2, Adam Smith isn't strong enough to be a permanent 4th defender

                                1. dunas_dog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Thanks. Yes I can see that- more work to be done!

                                  1. Dynamic Duos
                                    • 6 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    This was my defence with this draft.

                                    Kelly Coleman Digne VVD Laporte

                                    1. Dynamic Duos
                                      • 6 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      But Digne/Coleman could be Azpi/Emerson

                                  2. Business Cat
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Digne to Coleman and Siggy to Fraser will free up 1m to do Adam Smith to Zinchenko...if he nails the leftback spot

                              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 2 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Had the EXACT same draft as this not long ago.
                                Sounds silly but does anybody else think 4-4-2 is boring?
                                Solid team by the way, can't fault it

                                1. Business Cat
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  I'm going 4-4-2.

                                  Way too much value in defence, there isn't 3 strikers I want to be paying 7m+ for when Robertson and TAA could easily be reaching 200pts again for the same price!

                              3. IrishRed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Very strong

                                1. dunas_dog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Cheers for feedback

                              4. dunas_dog
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Thanks to the 3 of you
                                Is this better (assuming Zinchenko a starter)? Emerson good shout if looks likely to be first choice starter.

                                Pope/Heaton
                                Coleman TAA VVD Zinchenko
                                Salah KDB Fraser Tielemans
                                Kane King

                                Woodman Dendoncker Diop Wickham

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 2 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Think I prefer the Siggy pick

                                  1. dunas_dog
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Thanks

                                2. Dynamic Duos
                                  • 6 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Yeah I like that defence actually , but Diop to Kelly I would do and get Siggy instead of Fraser if I go this draft.

                              5. Boxwoods
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                I have nearly the same D and similar team, but Vardy / Raz over Kane / KDB.
                                Smith is a worry, admittedly, but I’m hoping to find a high-performing 4.5 (if not Smith) to find the other spots.

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

                              Digne v Coleman - Virg didn't reply on the HT so gonna ask it here...

                              Digne's stats were better, but his points scoring wasn't after half-way, is there any way to measure who they were both crossing it to and the XG of those attempts?

                              In a way, Digne is crossing to DCL and Bernard...
                              Coleman is crossing to DCL and Richarlison, also cut backs to Siggy are easier on for his right foot...? Could Coleman's delivery just be better also?

                              1. Business Cat
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Coleman and 0.5m in the bank all day for me

                              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 2 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Set pieces swing it for me

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 2 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Oh and he's a BAPS magnet

                                  1. Jaws
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Euh...Coleman had more baps than Digne in the 2nd half of last season!

                            5. Hits from the Bong
                              • 1 Year
                              4 months, 29 days ago

                              Can’t quite fit Kane in without decimating my defence. Should I give up?

                              Heaton
                              TAA VVD Diop Kelly
                              Salah Sterling Fraser Tielemans
                              Kane King

                              Button Smith Dendonker Wikham

                              1. Dynamic Duos
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                How about Fraser to Perez, TAA to Laporte and Diop to Digne ?

                              2. Business Cat
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Sterling to KDB could sort this out too.

                                3 super-premiums in one team causes too much imbalance

                                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Trouble is you’ve then got KDB rather than Sterling.

                                    I like DD’s suggestion.

                                    1. Business Cat
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      Kane to Vardy is the only other real option to free up enough money to overhaul defensively

                                2. Hits from the Bong
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Cheers all. Wouldn’t it make sense to do Fraser to Fornals/Perez/Brooks and then just upgrade Smith or Diop to a £5.5m

                              3. NUFCAndrew
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                Best 4.5 rotating defenders for the first 6/8 weeks?

                                1. Fook You Phil Jones (FYPJ)
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Lascelles and Dunk/Cathcart

                              4. Warby84
                                • 4 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                A. King Kane Laporte/Van Dijk
                                B. Wilson Vardy TAA

                                1. NUFCAndrew
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  B

                                2. Yav
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  B

                                3. Warby84
                                  • 4 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Pope
                                  Robertson Trent Digne,Cathcart Ake
                                  Sterling Salah Noble Tielemans Dendoncker
                                  Vardy Wilson Greenwood

                              5. NUFCAndrew
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                A bit different, thoughts?

                                Burnley Woodman

                                TAA Laporte Digne Zinchenko Dunk

                                Salah Sterling Siggy Yarmolenko Dendoncker

                                Vardy Origi Greenwood

                                1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                  • 4 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Slightly if you regard Origi as being different.

                                  1. NUFCAndrew
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Surely he should start the first few weeks with Mane/Firmino being away for international duty?

                                2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Looks good apart from Origi, Greenwood (though I’m assuming just fodder), Yarmolenko (just not quite on board this bandwagon), Zinchenkon( absolutely bizzarre bandwagon - just get Kelly and save 1.5 if you’re that keen on someone who is unlikely to play), Dunk, and Woodman.

                                    Not massively fussed on Vardy but can understamd

                                    1. Warby84
                                      • 4 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      Or Targett, Ake, Smith, even Cathcart..

                                    2. NUFCAndrew
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      Yarmolenko bandwagon will probably come to nothing, but if a 6.0 mid playing OOP for a mid table side comes about it’s hard to say no

                                3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                  • 4 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Everton defensive double up I can only think will end up not going too well.

                                  1. NUFCAndrew
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    This

                                  2. Snevitz
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Good fixtures, attacking defenders. I can't see what is wrong with it.
                                    Spreading the risk leads to mediocrity.

                                    1. NUFCAndrew
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      It’s Everton

                                      1. Snevitz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        4 months, 29 days ago

                                        Are you saying Coleman and Digne don't look like good value when they have excellent starting fixtures?

                                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                                          • 4 Years
                                          4 months, 29 days ago

                                          Are they excellent though? Also possibly no Gueye GW1 and no Zouma ever

                                          1. Snevitz
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            4 months, 29 days ago

                                            Who has better ev apart from Liverpool?

                                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                                              • 4 Years
                                              4 months, 29 days ago

                                              The fixtures looked good on the ticker but how many of those do you think will be clean sheets? Especially the first 5

                                              1. Snevitz
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                                They are basically midfielders with added cleansheet points. Plus I'm rotating them so I will only play them in easy fixtures. I realise I play this game differently to most people but I'm ok with that.

                                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                                  I have no problem at all with doubling up, I may start with two Watford/Palace, but I just don't think those Eve fixtures are as good as people are making out (clean sheet-wise)

                                        2. NUFCAndrew
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          4 months, 29 days ago

                                          I’m saying 1 of them is enough. No Zouma & possibly no Gueye to begin the season doesn’t help matters

                                    2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                      • 4 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      Mediocrity is fine at the start. Compounding the risk leads to few points.

                                      1. Snevitz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        4 months, 29 days ago

                                        You find an edge and you maximise it by loading up on players.its all about who you think will over perform vs their price. If a team has an excellent run of fixtures then load up on them just like the days of triple Stoke at the back.

                                        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                          • 4 Years
                                          4 months, 29 days ago

                                          Good luck with it but it certainly isn't for me.

                                          1. Snevitz
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            4 months, 29 days ago

                                            How have your overall ranks been at the end of the season?

                                            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                              • 4 Years
                                              4 months, 29 days ago

                                              Always crap.

                                              1. Snevitz
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                                Maybe you should consider slightly different tactics then...

                                                1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                                  Lol . Chill your beans man. Fish and easy catch springs to mind.

                                                  1. Snevitz
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                                    I'm just trying to help people consider their teams and discuss options. If you're not interested in doing well there's no point in posting on here.

                                4. HUATSHOOTER
                                  • 3 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  Heaton
                                  Vandijk taa digne ake
                                  Siggy sterling salah perez
                                  Deulofeu king

                                  Subs:button kante kelly adams

                                  Hows this team looking

                                  Originally i had hayden zaha and aguero instead of deulofeu sterling kante

                                  1. Netley Lucas
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Kante & Adams look somewhat luxurious on the bench when Laporte could easily form a proper 4-4-2, you would even be able to afford Robertson over VVD too.

                                    1. HUATSHOOTER
                                      • 3 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      Bro i have no funds for laporte, plus whats wrong with my defence? Dont see anything wrong

                                      1. Netley Lucas
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        4 months, 29 days ago

                                        Well you sell Adams, buy Wickham and bump Ake to Laporte. Likewise bump Kante down to Dendoncker. Now that's a 4-4-2 bro, good one too.

                                        1. HUATSHOOTER
                                          • 3 Years
                                          4 months, 29 days ago

                                          Bro i need backup right, wickham wont even play, same for dendocker

                                          1. NUFCAndrew
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            4 months, 29 days ago

                                            Dendoncker does play. It is highly unlikely you’ll ever need to use Whickham either

                                            1. HUATSHOOTER
                                              • 3 Years
                                              4 months, 29 days ago

                                              Dendocker does play but not frequent. The suggestion is just for me to get laporte, but adams and kante are good for bench imo. anytime someone got injured, do you think wickham and dendocker going to help?

                                              1. NUFCAndrew
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                                He starts. What else do you want for a 4.5? That’s 2m saved if you bump them down to fodders, otherwise it’s just money rotting away on the bench + line up headaches for yourself

                                              2. Wild Rover
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                                He was a regular in the latter part of the season, what's your evidence that this won't continue?

                                                1. HUATSHOOTER
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                                  U even say is latter part? My team set up is not for latter part

                                                  1. Wild Rover
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                                    Lol 😀

                                                    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                                      Straight to FFSQ TGEEAD.

                                                    2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                                      *FFSQ thread*

                                                  2. Gnu Scott talent
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                                    😆

                                                  3. PUMPKINHEAD
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                                    Brilliant 😆

                                          2. Netley Lucas
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            4 months, 29 days ago

                                            As Andrew notes, Dendoncker is now quite established in the midfield 3 of Wolves, covers defenders too in a 4-4-2. I also think there's a decent chance of a 4.0 emerging, and Wickham is currently fit and playing, they're all okay for now.

                                            1. HUATSHOOTER
                                              • 3 Years
                                              4 months, 29 days ago

                                              Anw guys doyou think heaton or pope will start?

                                            2. HUATSHOOTER
                                              • 3 Years
                                              4 months, 29 days ago

                                              Oh wow wickham does play? Okok

                                              1. Netley Lucas
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                                Well he's not injured and he played half a game the other day. Sure he is likely to be a sub but stick him at B3 for now.

                                            3. HUATSHOOTER
                                              • 3 Years
                                              4 months, 29 days ago

                                              So
                                              Heaton
                                              Vandijk taa laporte digne
                                              Sterling salah perez siggy
                                              Deulofeu king

                                              Subs:button kelly wickham dendonc

                                              Is this what you guys think is good to go?

                                              1. Netley Lucas
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                                That's a nice platform to begin with, yep. Pope maybe for Burnley, or use Button as Ryan's back-up. Nice 4-4-2 bro. 😉

                                5. Snevitz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  To be fair the comment that got +12 on my post near the top of the page is funny but who is bad value from Fraser, Wilson, King and Brooks? I suggested the Bournemouth triple up at the start of last season and got a similar response. 10 games, loads of goals and 24 points in the league later and it turned out to be a very good suggestion.

                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                    • 4 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    None of them are really, obviously having that many and Bournemouth not scoring would be a disaster, but all 4 are nice picks at the prices. This idea going about that Wilson is overpriced is interesting

                                    1. Snevitz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      Every player should be taken in isolation. I finished pretty well last season and a few before by loading up wherever I see a good fixture run.

                                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                                        • 4 Years
                                        4 months, 29 days ago

                                        Yep don't disagree at all

                                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                                          • 4 Years
                                          4 months, 29 days ago

                                          I do think there will be a better 6.5 forward than King but the others could easily top their price 'bracket'

                                          1. Snevitz
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            4 months, 29 days ago

                                            Really? I think King could be the stand out value option of the season.

                                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                                              • 4 Years
                                              4 months, 29 days ago

                                              Yeah lots of people do, personally think Jota will beat him, Deulofeu might and then someone like Hernandez if he gets regular game time - King is fairly solid though

                                              1. Snevitz
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                4 months, 29 days ago

                                                It's what makes the game interesting, spotting the best value is what sends people up the rankings,all you can do is load up on the players

                                                1. Snevitz
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                                  ....who you think will over perform vs price tag.

                                                2. SADIO SANÉ
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                                  Jota had a 5+ PPM in the 352 with Dendoncker, that's all I know 😉

                                                  1. Snevitz
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                                    Europa is so annoying, if not for that I'd agree that he would be fantasy gold at that price.

                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                                      Yeah they play EL games before the season starts so hopefully all becomes clearer

                                                    2. Snevitz
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                                      Historically teams have performed really badly to the point I'd actively look for teams playing against Wolves.

                                                    3. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                                      I trust Nuno not to mess it up too much, think they will play 343 in Europa and rotate a decent amount but we'll see

                                  2. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Fair point.

                                    For me it would be having several Bou still in my side against City and Lei away in gw's 3 and 4.

                                    Not ideal but the first two matches indicate a double up is a good option

                                6. Dynamic Duos
                                  • 6 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  A Sterling, Salah and Kane throw together.

                                  Ryan
                                  Coleman VVD Emerson Zinchenko
                                  Salah Zaha Perez Sterling
                                  Kane King

                                  Button Kelly Dendoncker Greenwood

                                  1. dunas_dog
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Is Emerson nailed on over Alonso? Otherwise ( and assuming Zinchenko first choice) looks very good team

                                    1. Dynamic Duos
                                      • 6 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      Not sure i will be keeping an eye on it but there is rumours Alonso could go Atheltico

                                  2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    This is a sound team.

                                7. HollywoodXI
                                  • 5 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  What do you think of this lot?

                                  Ederson
                                  TAA Robbo Walker Digne
                                  Salah Sterling Zaha Perez
                                  King Delo

                                  Button Dendonkey Wickham Kelly

                                  1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                    • 4 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Not original. Seen it many times.

                                    1. HollywoodXI
                                      • 5 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      Is that good or bad? 🙂

                                      1. Snevitz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        4 months, 29 days ago

                                        Good, it's a solid starting line up.

                                  2. Netley Lucas
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    4 months, 29 days ago

                                    Siggy or Rich maybe for the 3rd mid, Walker > Laporte and go cheap in goal, is one way.

                                    1. HollywoodXI
                                      • 5 Years
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      I’ve looked at that exact combination several times. Probably stupidly but I just don’t quite trust Everton (despite the fixtures). I’ll be watching the Zaha transfer situation closely though.

                                8. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  4 months, 29 days ago

                                  It seems Roma are the only team being linked to Toby & his 25m release clause. Why isn't anyone else interested? Am I missing something?

                                  1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                      4 months, 29 days ago

                                      We were interested but we’re getting De Ligt now.