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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
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 5 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      He's cheap.

      1. IrishRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 5 hours ago

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

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 5 hours ago

          Cheap for a player who could actually do something.

          1. IrishRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 5 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 4 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours 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
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 5 hours ago

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

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 22 hours 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
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

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

      1. IrishRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 5 hours 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
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          Still .5 underpriced

    4. Marvin OBE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Try saying his name in a west country accent.

  2. Snevitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 5 hours 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
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

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

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

        🙂

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        😆

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      You can in Telegraph Fantasy Football.

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

      More decision making with that rule. Good thing.

  3. Jealous Viper
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 5 hours 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
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

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

  4. Atters
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

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

    1. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      This

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Auba much better option

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        but also much more expensive

  5. white lightning
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 5 hours 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
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Yeah A

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 5 hours 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
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      A for me.

  7. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Digne is better than Coleman. FACT.

    1. Yav
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

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

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        The stats are clear and unequivocal and undisputed.

        1. Yav
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 4 hours ago

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

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 4 hours ago

            DCL has the second highest FPL goal involvement for Everton.

            1. Yav
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
        5 days, 5 hours ago

        Hedgehogs can get fleas. FACT

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

        Kane is better than Janssen. FACT.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 4 hours ago

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

      • Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Attention seeking post.. FACT

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            5 days, 4 hours ago

            This

          • FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 4 hours ago

            Upvote seeking post. FACT.

      • Riggs
          5 days, 5 hours 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
            5 days, 4 hours 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
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 4 hours 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
          5 days, 4 hours 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
              5 days, 4 hours 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
                5 days, 4 hours ago

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

            • Pukki Party
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

              1. Pukki Party
                • 1 Year
                5 days, 4 hours ago

                Opening fixtures*

          2. 1justlookin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 4 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

              Digne over Coleman.

              1. 1justlookin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 4 hours ago

                0.5 too short mate

                1. Mull
                  • 7 Years
                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                  Go for Walker and Digne then

            2. Slouch87
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 4 hours 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
                5 days, 4 hours ago

                Thanks. It's either him or Wood

          3. TGNC
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 4 hours 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
              • 8 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

              Who knows

          4. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 4 hours ago

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

            1. TGNC
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

            2. Yav
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 4 hours 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
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

              1. TGNC
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 4 hours ago

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

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

                  VAR maybe, Handball rule definitely

                2. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 days, 4 hours 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. TGNC
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 4 hours 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
                      • 9 Years
                      5 days, 4 hours ago

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

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

            A Ake Coleman or
            B ASmith Digne

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

              B

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

                Thanks

            2. cravencottage
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 days, 4 hours 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
            5 days, 4 hours ago

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

            1. Yav
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

              Has to be 2 no?

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

                Has to be but just wondering

            2. Double Treble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

              Two.

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

                I guess so

            3. Slouch87
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

          7. TOBY1
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 4 hours ago

            Any reason Mane not featuring much over salah?

            1. Double Treble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

              1. TOBY1
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 4 hours 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
              5 days, 4 hours 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
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

              1. TOBY1
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 4 hours ago

                Fair Point

              2. Marvin OBE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 4 hours 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. TGNC
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

              1. Slouch87
                • 3 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                You on dial up ?

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

              Cause Salah will score more, single as that

            6. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

          8. REQUIEM FOR A GOAL
              5 days, 4 hours ago

              If you had unlimited budget which would be your team

              1. Dthinger
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 4 hours 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
                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                  Imagine the captaincy dilemma you would have each week!

                  1. Dthinger
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 4 hours ago

                    Ederson perma-cap

              2. Dynamic Duos
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 4 hours 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
                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                  Toffee?

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 4 hours ago

                    No but their fixtures are great at start

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

                      Phew...

              3. Slouch87
                • 3 Years
                5 days, 4 hours ago

                Rondon.

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

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

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

              Hit me!

              1. Yav
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 4 hours ago

                Cheap or premium GK?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                  Cheap

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                    1. Yav
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                      If Heaton joins Villa then Pope will be my choice.

                      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                          What if we sell de gea to burnley

                          1. Yav
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 days, 4 hours ago

                            Then my plans are ruined!

                            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                5 days, 4 hours ago

                                He might be pope’s backup

                          2. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                  2. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 4 hours ago

                    Where you come from

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                      England

                  3. Yav
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 4 hours ago

                    Kane or Auba 😉

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                      😉

                  4. Slouch87
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 4 hours ago

                    Does Scotty B repeat himself ?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                      C

                  5. MeatPieSausageRoll
                      5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                      1. Marvin OBE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                        This is a brilliant question.

                        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                            5 days, 4 hours ago

                            I’ll take a bow

                        2. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 2 Years
                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                          Sausage rolls

                          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                              5 days, 4 hours ago

                              Get out

                          2. Slouch87
                            • 3 Years
                            5 days, 4 hours ago

                            Looks like you've done that already Poseidon.

                            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                5 days, 4 hours ago

                                Never heard of him.

                                1. Slouch87
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                              Usury

                              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Good answer.

                            3. Marvin OBE
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              5 days, 4 hours ago

                              Where do squirrels go all winter?

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 2 Years
                                5 days, 4 hours ago

                                An alternate universe

                                1. Marvin OBE
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Thought so.

                            4. RichRover
                              • 6 Years
                              5 days, 4 hours ago

                              One premium striker, who?

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

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

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                                  This ofc

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

                              Where are the Snowdons of yesteryear?

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 2 Years
                                5 days, 4 hours ago

                                Beats me

                            6. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Ville Ronke

                                  1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Love an underdog too!

                                  2. Slouch87
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Ha ha.

                                  3. Bolivian Seaman
                                    • 8 Years
                                    5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                                    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Mark Sutherns doesnt come close to them two tbh

                                2. Slouch87
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Tracey Neville looks like Phil but with more chins.

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

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

                                      1. Dynamic Duos
                                        • 5 Years
                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                        This was my defence with this draft.

                                        Kelly Coleman Digne VVD Laporte

                                        1. Dynamic Duos
                                          • 5 Years
                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                                          But Digne/Coleman could be Azpi/Emerson

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

                                    Very strong

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

                                      Cheers for feedback

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

                                      Think I prefer the Siggy pick

                                      1. dunas_dog
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        5 days, 3 hours ago

                                        Thanks

                                    2. Dynamic Duos
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 days, 3 hours 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
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 days, 3 hours 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
                                  5 days, 4 hours 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
                                    • 4 Years
                                    5 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Coleman and 0.5m in the bank all day for me

                                  2. KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Set pieces swing it for me

                                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Oh and he's a BAPS magnet

                                      1. Jaws
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        4 days, 23 hours ago

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

                                5. Hits from the Bong
                                    5 days, 4 hours 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
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

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

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

                                      Sterling to KDB could sort this out too.

                                      3 super-premiums in one team causes too much imbalance

                                      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                                          I like DD’s suggestion.

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

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

                                      2. Hits from the Bong
                                          5 days, 3 hours 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
                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                                        1. Captain OGS
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                                          Lascelles and Dunk/Cathcart

                                      4. Warby84
                                        • 4 Years
                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                                        1. NUFCAndrew
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                                          B

                                        2. Yav
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                                          B

                                        3. Warby84
                                          • 4 Years
                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

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

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

                                        A bit different, thoughts?

                                        Burnley Woodman

                                        TAA Laporte Digne Zinchenko Dunk

                                        Salah Sterling Siggy Yarmolenko Dendoncker

                                        Vardy Origi Greenwood

                                        1. Slouch87
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                                          Slightly if you regard Origi as being different.

                                          1. NUFCAndrew
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                                        2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                            5 days, 4 hours 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
                                              5 days, 4 hours ago

                                              Or Targett, Ake, Smith, even Cathcart..

                                            2. NUFCAndrew
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              5 days, 4 hours 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
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                                          1. NUFCAndrew
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 4 hours ago

                                            This

                                          2. Snevitz
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            5 days, 4 hours 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
                                              5 days, 3 hours ago

                                              It’s Everton

                                              1. Snevitz
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                  1. Snevitz
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                    Who has better ev apart from Liverpool?

                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                        5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                          5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                  5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                            2. Slouch87
                                              • 3 Years
                                              5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                              1. Snevitz
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                  1. Snevitz
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                    1. Slouch87
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                      Always crap.

                                                      1. Snevitz
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                        Maybe you should consider slightly different tactics then...

                                                        1. Slouch87
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                          1. Snevitz
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            5 days, 3 hours 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
                                          • 2 Years
                                          5 days, 4 hours 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
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 4 hours 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
                                              • 2 Years
                                              5 days, 4 hours ago

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

                                              1. Netley Lucas
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  5 days, 3 hours ago

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

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

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

                                                    1. HUATSHOOTER
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                        5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                        1. HUATSHOOTER
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                          1. Wild Rover
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                            Lol 😀

                                                            1. Slouch87
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                              Straight to FFSQ TGEEAD.

                                                            2. Slouch87
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                              *FFSQ thread*

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

                                                            😆

                                                          3. PUMPKINHEAD
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            4 days, 19 hours ago

                                                            Brilliant 😆

                                                  2. Netley Lucas
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                      Anw guys doyou think heaton or pope will start?

                                                    2. HUATSHOOTER
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                      Oh wow wickham does play? Okok

                                                      1. Netley Lucas
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        5 days, 3 hours 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
                                          5 days, 4 hours 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
                                            5 days, 3 hours 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
                                              5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                Yep don't disagree at all

                                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                    5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                        5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                          5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                        2. SADIO SANÉ
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                          1. Snevitz
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            5 days, 3 hours 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
                                                              5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                            2. Snevitz
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 10 Years
                                                              5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                                            3. SADIO SANÉ
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              5 days, 3 hours 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 days, 21 hours 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
                                          • 5 Years
                                          5 days, 4 hours 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
                                            5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                            1. Dynamic Duos
                                              • 5 Years
                                              5 days, 3 hours 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
                                            • 9 Years
                                            4 days, 19 hours ago

                                            This is a sound team.

                                        7. HollywoodXI
                                          • 4 Years
                                          5 days, 3 hours 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
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 3 hours ago

                                            Not original. Seen it many times.

                                            1. HollywoodXI
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 days, 3 hours ago

                                              Is that good or bad? 🙂

                                              1. Snevitz
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                5 days, 3 hours ago

                                                Good, it's a solid starting line up.

                                          2. Netley Lucas
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 3 hours ago

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

                                            1. HollywoodXI
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 days, 3 hours 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
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          5 days, 3 hours 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
                                              5 days, 3 hours ago

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