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  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Quick one:

    A) Robbo and Coleman
    B) VVD and Digne

    Have TAA too

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      B for me

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Oooof. Probably B.

    3. Amr Abdelrahman
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      B

    4. FlashGilbert
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        B

      • Rupert The Horse
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        B

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers all

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        B

    5. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Id be surprised if Wesley scored more than 10 goals for Villa this season.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Me too. Not the prolific target man he was hyped up to be for some reason

      2. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        The team is set up for him like it was for Abraham last season with plenty crosses into the box and they've signed Targett who excels in that department. We shall see.

      3. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        It shouldn't take him long to settle into the system, he looks to have a similar profile to Abraham, and 10 goals is about what I'd expect. Jimenez scored 13, and I'd be delighted if he made that kind of impact.

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          It's not about the system, he looks like he has excellent interplay. But his goalscoring record in the Belgian League is not inspiring at all.

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            He's 22 and should develop tho. Let's wait and see.

            1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              Oh, he could improve, I just doubt it will be this season, when he's still adapting to the PL-a very different game to Belgium.

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                I think you're probably right, but its hard to say right now.

      4. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        The bookies too - mid-point spread number of goals for him is 7 at the moment.

      5. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        If he did he'd be good value.

    6. FlashGilbert
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Afternoon all, A or B:

        A)
        Ryan / (Button)
        TAA / Robbo / Digne / Zink / (Kelly)
        Jorg / Salah / Siggy / Sterling / (Dedonck)
        King / Vardy / (Greenwood)

        B)
        Ederson / (Button)
        TAA / Robbo / Digne / Laporte / (Kelly)
        Yarmo / Salah / Siggy / KDB / (Dedonck)
        Wilson / Deulo / (Greenwood)

        1. OneMan
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          B. But why not bring in Kane and someone 6m for KDB and Wilson.

      • NVP
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Rate my team please 🙂

          GK:
          Heaton (BUR)

          Def:
          Robertson (LIV)
          Mendy (MCI)
          Wan-Bissaka (MUN)

          Mid:
          Sterling (MCI)
          Salah (LIV)
          Kanté (CHE)
          Tielemans (LEI)

          Fwd:
          Ings (SOT)
          Kane (TOT)
          Deulofeu (WAT)

          Sub
          Button (BHA)
          Dendoncker (WOL)
          Aarons (NOR)
          Taylor (BUR)

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Heaton will probably not play for Burnley and Villa are way short of asking price.
            Mendy is up against it with alternatives. If I though he was 1st choice I would get him too.
            WanB must improve United defense. 5.5 from 4 is a big hike when 2 thirds of his 120 points came in the first hal of last season.
            Kante will go back to his old roll of the best defensive mid in the world.
            Tielemans although in my draft atm could flatter to deceive in a more defensive position.
            Ings in my side. Injuries a concern.
            Delboy you never know what you might get.

            1. NVP
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Who would you replace Mendy/WanB/Kanté with?

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  zinch, digne, jorginho

                  i wouldnt want 3 premiums in the first place. kane is an unneccessary luxury, youll be captaining sterling/salah every week

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Mendy is too risky week 1. Probably TAA VVD Digne Coleman.
                  With Kante I wouls save that little cash or use some Mendy money to upgrade.
                  WanB is a strange one. Possible to keep him but 5.5's there are some nice choices.

            2. OneMan
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              Not keen on Mendy, as even if he is nailed could be a rotation risk. Wan B in a poor United defense and Kante!!

              1. NVP
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Same question to you also, who would you replace them with then?

                  1. OneMan
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    Coleman/Digne spring to mind.
                    I also like Yarmolenko in midfield.

                    1. nico05
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 7 hours ago

                      Like previous poster said Mendy is a rotation risk, if fit and selected during majority of pre season could be worth a punt he's a beast and would outscore robbo imo if stayed fit and played the full season

                      1. OneMan
                        • 2 Years
                        8 days, 7 hours ago

                        True Mendy is one to monitor. If playing week in week out, he's be one of the first in my team sheet at that price.

            3. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              Anybody really thought about Laporte?
              His points tally was good but improved by the half dozen appearances at left back.
              He won't be there again any time soon.
              Expect a 20 point drop in output this year.
              I could be wrong but maybe not the greatest choice.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                I am not a massive fan. He is quite expensive for a long string of games with no attacking returns or BPS.

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Yep. I think he is in my draft because I cannot find a Citeh player at prices that suit.

                2. The 5% Team
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  yeah, difficult to find a good way into City defense that provides value. Both Ederson and Laporte don't score lots of bonus points compared to rivals.
                  I feel both players are overpriced by 0.5m

                  Could decide to go without City defense, but that opening run of fixtures is very nice on the other hand

              2. Valar(Keith)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Agreed. I've slowly removed him from my drafts.. Its 2 or 6 with him and I know that after a couple of 2s I won't have the patience to stick with him

                1. Double Treble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  No regular starting players price 6.5 have higher overall points and PPM than Laporte except Van Dijk.

                  Easy point , no brainer for me.

              3. OneMan
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Not sure I agree, as he missed some clean sheets due to injury in March.

                1. The 5% Team
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  a yes, totally forgot about that.
                  His PPM is also very high

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  He played nearly 3 100 minutes.
                  My point is attacking returns came mostly from left back.
                  He is in my draft so I don't hate his guts.

                  1. OneMan
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    Yes, I do agree, but besides Digne and the pool boys who else is there ? To many city defenders are rotation risk.

                    1. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      8 days, 7 hours ago

                      Yeah. Its as if we have to have a Citeh defender. I have him ATM. I think Chelsea assets will come through.

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    his underlying attacking stats are basically identical to van dijk it doesn't matter

                  3. I Member
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    Weren't all of his goals from set pieces? Shouldn't affect his goal threat and I'm not picking him for assists.

                    1. I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 7 hours ago

                      Also according to whoscored only one of his assists came from LB, the other two were at CB.

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        As far as my memory serves me he got 2 double digit scores from LB. Also 8 bonus. Don't hang me out to dry as this is a failing memory speaking.

              4. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                he could easily play there again, city xgc towards the back end of the season was absolutely unreal. he's esaily worth 6.5 compared to other city assets, he's literally best value entry into their team

                1. OneMan
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  I agree, I like him and he'll play almost every min he is fit too. And totally true he is versatile enough to play full back, so we can never rule it out.

              5. Goodish
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                He’s decent in the air but City take a lot of short corners. Hopefully with KDB back he will whip some more set pieces into the box and Laporte’s attacking output could improve. I’m confident in him, but by no means think he’s a must.

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  I think it is how we all feel. A great nailed asset.

              6. teneighty
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 6 hours ago

                I'm going with Walker if they don't sign a better right-back. Think they'll end the season pretty close in points.

            4. Your Man With The Hair
              • 8 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              Anyone know how you enter into the HoF?

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Get a track record?

              2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Just enter the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league, and you'll be added to the Live HoF at the next update.

            5. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              The thing about 4.5 defenders is we ve all seen most of them the last few seasons and know they have low ceilings and will struggle to break the 100 barrier ie Diop, Dunk, Smith, lascelles etc Are very uninspiring. If anyone is going for a 4.5 risk it on the new boys.. I've got my eye on O'Connell and Targett personally. Sheffield were a wonder to watch with their attacking cbs last season and I can see them confusing a lot of epl teams in the opening games with oconnell being the main beneficiary especially for their home games . He is an unbelievable goal threat.. Was fully expecting him to be 5.0. Targett plays for arguably the better side.. Villa may not be the next wolves but if any of the promoted sides has the potential to comfortably slot into the epl it's them.. It also helps that he is very attacking too. Can see one of the two of them launching a bandwagon after a CS/attacking return in the first few

              1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                I like Bernardo from Brighton. Excellent attacking fullback, if Potter can return Brighton's defensive form and add an offensive dimension to their game as well, I think he will be perfectly respectable. However that's two fairly big ifs, so he's a bench player at most for me so far.

                1. Valar(Keith)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Tbh apart from Ryan, Duffy, Dunk, Murray, Knockeart and Gross I've never ever even noticed the rest of their team lol. The only team in the epl where I couldn't name the entire starting 11 of. Will check some of bernardo stats. Cheers.

                  1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    Bong ousted him a lot last season because Hughton was an idiot, but seeing as Potter plays an attacking system Bernardo will surely get the nod over Bong, as Bong knows not how to move the ball forward.

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      8 days, 7 hours ago

                      good shout, thanks

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                My shoehorning of Sterling into my team needs me to start a 4.5 def each week. Hoping A.Smith starts the first couple and then a new option emerges. Heard lots of talk of O'Connell and his attacking potential but just want to see how they get on initially and around GW6 SHU fixtures get tricky

              3. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Looking to downgrade Laporte for the cash to get O'Connell or Rico. Target uhmmm! Good post though.

              4. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 6 hours ago

                You don't buy a 4.5 as a season keeper, playing every week. You shift them in and out depending on form and fixtures. Regarding promotees, I'd be waiting and watching to see who steps up.

            6. Artemis Titans
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              It starts again....Twelfthtieth draft. Any help appreciated. Keep Swapping Salah / Sterling. Lack of Liverpool?
              Fab (Button)
              Alonso, Robbo, Digne (Aarons, Fredericks)
              Sterling (c) Brooks, Tielemans, Siggy, B.Silva
              Wilson, Vardy, (Greenwood)

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  I don't think 1 Liverpool and 2 City is enough.

                  1. OneMan
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    I agree need at least TAA.

                • OneMan
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Vardy and B.Silva for Kane and someone.

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    alonso could become zinch if you're feeling brave, and you could then improve your bench

              2. jayzico
                • 8 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Che Adams (South) @ 6m looks interesting? First choice?

                1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Assess pre-season, but you'd imagine so.

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  Prolly preferable to DCL is all I'll say.

              3. Konstaapeli
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Here's my first crack at it. Tear it apart, please.

                Pickford – (Button)
                TAA – Laporte – Digne – Targett – (Kelly)
                Salah – Sterling – Zaha – Perez – (Hayden)
                Vardy – King – (Nketiah)

                1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Pickford's score was inflated by his penalty saves and Everton could start without Gueye meaning poor defensive potential. King is part of a seriously inconsistent team. For 5.0, Long and especially Andone will get more minutes than Nketiah. I doubt Villa's defensive solidity so Targett as a starter is not tempting. And Bournemouth defenders make me sick. Also Zaha might not start the first game.

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    > conceded 18 in final 20 games of season
                    > "poor defensive potential"

                    ok

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      8 days, 7 hours ago

                      also nketiah is 4.5

                      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                        • 2 Years
                        8 days, 7 hours ago

                        That's my bad

                    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 7 hours ago

                      Take a look at their record in games without Gueye mate.

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        8 days, 7 hours ago

                        opening 3 games are straightforward enough imo

                        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                          • 2 Years
                          8 days, 7 hours ago

                          For Everton though, they might not be. Last season they would tonk a team like Arsenal or something and then lose 2-0 to Fulham. Gueye is absolutely crucial to their defense. All that said, I'm still starting with Digne. Just caution against an option in their defence with no outlet for attacking points.

                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            8 days, 7 hours ago

                            would you rather have digne+brooks or 4.5m+richarlison? i hadn't considered the latter but could be feasible

                            1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                              • 2 Years
                              8 days, 7 hours ago

                              Hmm. I don't like 4.5 defenders, so in a vacuum I'd go for A. Richarlison certainly could be worth it however, he loves to start the season off nicely doesn't he.

                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                8 days, 6 hours ago

                                cheers

                  2. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    This^
                    Digne and Coleman you can get away with though.

                2. OneMan
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Definitely one of the better teams I've seen. Targett is the obvious weekness. Personally I would swap out Vardy for Wilson and upgrade Targett to Coleman oe some other 5.5m

              4. Sadio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Any Bournemouth fans around? I'm wondering if Jack Stacey might be a good shout at 4.5. He seems like a quality player, particularly going forward.

                It's hard to predict anyone to be as successful as Doherty was last season, but Stacey has an eye for goal and had a few assists last season as well.

                That being said, I haven't seen much footage of him so I was hoping someone else might have more insight.

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  wont go from league 1 to starting in prem

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    It happened for Dele Alli but not sure this guy is in the same class.

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      8 days, 7 hours ago

                      good point, but he's the only case i can think of

              5. germanyozil10
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Is it gd?

                Heaton (Button)
                TAA VVD Zinchenko El Mohamade (Kelly)
                Salah Sterling Siggy Jorginho (Dendoncker)
                Kane King (Greenwood)

                0.0 ITB

                Happy to see i may got 5 pk takers.

                1. The 5% Team
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  was money well spent

                2. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  One bad season and he's had enough.

                3. Jarvish
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Will have to use Babestation now

              6. Reckoner.
                • 7 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Thoughts?

                Heaton | Ryan
                VvD | Laporte | Diop | Aarons | Bednerak
                Salah | Sterling | Brooks | Perez | Dendoncker
                Aguero | Ings | 4.5m

                Am I lacking Everton cover for their great early run? If Heaton is 2n choice/leaves Pope comes in.

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  aguero or sterling not both, you can only captain 1

                  1. Reckoner.
                    • 7 Years
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    Don't buy that, Man City score tons of goals any they're both usually involved.

                2. jayzico
                  • 8 Years
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  Looks awesome tbf

                3. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  That is fit

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

                  Bad. TOo much locked up into 3 players when you can only captain one of them

              7. oispakaljaa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                How about this Salah-Sterling-Vardy -team?

                Ederson
                TAA - VVD - Digne - Ake
                Salah - Sterling - Perez - Yarmolenko
                Vardy - King

                Button - Dendoncker - Wickham - Kelly

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  dont like ake and yarm but into it otherwise

                  1. oispakaljaa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    Thanks. Digne&Ake could be Coleman&Zinchenko but I’m not sure aboutt Zinc. I think Yarmo will be good but easy transfer to Tielemans or CHO in the same price range for example.

                2. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Looks a strong balanced team to me. Id just keep an eye on Perez position and rotation risk

                  1. oispakaljaa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    Thanks. Sure, there are options for Perez for the same price.

                3. jayzico
                  • 8 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Nice

                  1. oispakaljaa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    Thanks. Got this when I did

                    Coleman - Siggy - KDB
                    to
                    Ake - Yarmolenko - Sterling

                    Might still go back but like having more captain options than just Salah.

              8. nico05
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Any obvious mistakes/changes to make in my first draft?
                Ederson
                Coleman Trippier Robertson Shaw
                Salah De'Bruyne Zaha
                Jiminez Rashford Wilson

                (Button, Oriol Romeu, Dedonker, Kelly)
                0.5 to spend.
                Cheers in advance

                1. TheGman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  I'd hesitate to have a United defender. Shaw did great for me right at the beginning of last season , but I don't see much to make me think they won't immediately collapse this season.

                  1. nico05
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    That was my thinking as well been a fan of the team I think I may of be slightly biased ha ha

              9. bradplum
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                I’ve spent what feels like years coming up with this team:

                Heaton (Ryan)
                Laporte Robertson TAA Digne (Kelly)
                Salah Sterling Perez (Haydon / Dendonker)
                Jiminez King Deulofeu

                please RMT and any suggestions very welcome!!

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  not a fan of 3 striker formations but as they go this is good stuff
                  would probably save the 0.5 on keeper rotation by starting with ryan and switching to burnley keeper later on

                  1. bradplum
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    Where would you look to spend the extra 0.5?

                    1. bradplum
                      • 4 Years
                      8 days, 6 hours ago

                      Perhaps get rid of Deulofeu and get Zaha instead of Haydon?

                      1. bradplum
                        • 4 Years
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        And then downgrade jimi to Jota and upgrade Zaha to siggy? Would leave me with

                        Ryan (button)
                        Laporte TAA robbo Digne (Kelly)
                        Salah Sterling Perez Siggy
                        Kind Jota/Deulofeu

                    2. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      8 days, 6 hours ago

                      not entirely sure. prob upgrade kelly or leave itb. you're never going to play ryan instead of ederson

              10. JAMO97
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Best rotating 4.5 defenders. Looking for attacking threat more then clean sheets. Charlie Taylor and Fredericks or Adam Smith spring to mind. Looking to fill in this. Then I’m leaving my team for a few weeks 😛 Thanks
                Ederson, 4.0
                TAA, Coleman, 4.5, 4.5, 4.0
                Salah, Sterling, Zaha, Redmond, Dendoncker
                Vardy, King, Jota

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  For me, Taylor with Dunk looks okay

                  1. JAMO97
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 4 hours ago

                    Thanks. Thought Taylor with Diop/Fredericks Ok. Adam Smith is ok with them too

              11. TheGman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Mane+Sterling
                OR
                Salah+KDB

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Salah and KDB

                2. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  A

                3. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Salah De'Bruyne for me
                  Mane over priced

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    so is kdb tbh

                4. JAMO97
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  So tough would say A

                5. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Salah De Bruyne

                6. TheGman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  Seems like it's split. My biggest worry is missing big Sterling hauls early on

                  1. nico05
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    KDB could be a steal if fully fit

                7. DantheManinaPan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  Salah + Sterling, no compromise!

              12. tc93
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  2 Quick questions:
                  1. Best 4.5 defender?
                  2. Walker or Zichenko

                  1. JAMO97
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    1. Want to know that too. Charlie Taylor, Diop, Fredericks, A.Smith for me
                    2. Walker. Left back a minefield but watch to see if they sign Cancelo

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    i'm likely to risk zinch but let's see how preseason looks

                • evilfish
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  This is a team that I'm fairly happy with:

                  Ryan
                  TAA VVD Laporte Digne Trippier
                  Salah Sterling Pérez
                  Vardy King

                  Button Dendoncker Stephens Nketiah

                  Now my question is, should I downgrade Sterling to De Bruyne which means that I could upgrade Stephens to Zaha? This would give me more flexibility and allow me to shift between 5-3-2, 4-4-2 or 5-4-1 depending on fixtures. Or do you think Sterling is worth the extra 2.5m over De Bruyne?

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 7 hours ago

                    great stuff, rather have coleman than trippier though

                    1. evilfish
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 6 hours ago

                      Thanks for the feedback, I'm a little dubious about going double Everton defence though.

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        fixtures are good enough you can just leave them, over the course of 10 gw's theyll get a few cs at minimum

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          8 days, 6 hours ago

                          zinch is another option

                        2. evilfish
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 6 hours ago

                          Good point, what do you think about Sterling,Stephens > De Bruyne, Zaha?

                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            8 days, 6 hours ago

                            personally not a big kdb fan, would never want to captain him. sterling/salah captaincy rotation is amazing

                            1. evilfish
                              • 3 Years
                              8 days, 6 hours ago

                              Thanks for your advice. Think I'm going to stick with Sterling, keep Trippier for first game against Villa and then transfer him for either Coleman or Zinch.

                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                8 days, 6 hours ago

                                think this seems like a solid plan

                              2. Kopkloppers
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                8 days, 6 hours ago

                                You will unlikely make the Trippier tfr
                                chances are you will need the FT somewhere else

                            2. Kopkloppers
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              8 days, 6 hours ago

                              This but Zaha. Future uncertain.
                              Laca goes and Zaha to Arsenal.
                              Then get Auba

                  2. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    I’d do the KdB switch myself - slight gamble involved of course. But Vardy KdB is potential gold. Even better imo is Vardy KdB Siggy

                    The case for a Leicester mid I think is weakish given the fixture run and how hard it is to call which one. Vardy is the top 6 killer and I’d hold on double up till fixtures turn

                    1. evilfish
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 6 hours ago

                      Thanks, something else to think about.

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        Perhaps worth noting that if Vardy flops early you can trade down on him to turn KdB back to Sterling

                • FC_Dzbany
                  • 7 Years
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  Hi Guys,
                  why in majority of the teams there is no Aguero? Is he going to miss beginning of the season due to Copa America?

                  My team so far:

                  Ederson (Ryan)
                  VVD, Digne, Bednarek (Kelly, Simpson)
                  Salah, BSilva, Zaha, Maddison (4.5)
                  Aguero, King, Jimenez

                  Cheers!

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    because sterling is better

                    good team though, downgrade ryan to 4.0 and upgrade bednarek

                  2. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    He scores at home.
                    One year older.
                    12 mil
                    You can't C him away.
                    He plays about 75% of minutes available when fit.

                  3. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    Won’t miss - Jesus was away too. Not a lot in it imo. The advantage of early Kun is that there’s an easy move to gw3 Kane - a decent looking move in principle looking at fixtures and return of Son.

                • EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 6 hours ago

                  A. digne + salah
                  B. vvd + sterling

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                      8 days, 6 hours ago

                      Hello mate, what's the rest of your team? Ideally I'd want all 4 of those.

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        B just

                        But I guess it’s easier to switch into Sterling than Mo if you want to change. So maybe A!!!

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

                    ____ / (Button)
                    TAA VVD Digne Zinky (Kelly)
                    Salah _____ Siggy Bilva (Donkey)
                    King Jota ____

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

                    Advantage of A is stronger bench: Yarm/Jota rotate really nice whilst the non-player is going to be better than donkey regardless of the fixture, and the pair of them cover Kings wk3 fixture. Also has Ederson & Vardy.
                    Advantage of B is Sterling, an additional captaincy option and that nice run of fixtures City have.

                    RMT tool reckons B is better by 6 points over the first 6 weeks if that helps.

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      8 days, 6 hours ago

                      of those B

                  3. AuFeld
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 6 hours ago

                    What's your captain strategy for the start of the season? 'Set it and forget it' until an early WC (international break, etc) or are you looking for a long-term rotation pairing?

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

                      Salah or Salah/Sterling.

                    2. Goodish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 6 hours ago

                      Salah 1-11, Kane 12,

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

                    721 matches
                    141 goals
                    1 world cup
                    2 European championships
                    4 premier leagues
                    2 Fa cups
                    4 EFL cup
                    1 Copa del rey

                    Who am i?

                    1. Goodish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 6 hours ago

                      Fab?

                    2. Would Ed Woodward
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        David Silva?

                        1. AuFeld
                          • 2 Years
                          8 days, 6 hours ago

                          This is what I'm thinking.

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

                          correct

                      • MeatPieSausageRoll
                          8 days, 6 hours ago

                          Rashy

                      • Chindle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        Finished top 500 last year but struggling to pick my squad this season! Thoughts on this please: Lloris, Button, Mendy, Virgil VD, Coleman, Diop, Rico, Salah, Jorginho, Sigurdsson, Pereyra, Dendoncker, Kane, Andonne, Aguero.

                        1. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          8 days, 6 hours ago

                          Interesting

                          The midfield looks underpowered of course but Kane Kuncould compensate. My double premium model up top would have Vardy who could work well against defences who won’t smother him.

                          In principle I’d want one of TAA or Robbo as they return more consistently than vvd - or did last time out. I got very frustrated with early VVD.

                      • Chindle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        Finished top 500 last year but struggling to pick my squad this season! Thoughts on this please: Lloris, Button, Mendy, Virgil VD, Coleman, Diop, Rico, Salah, Jorginho, Sigurdsson, Pereyra, Dendoncker, Kane, Andonne, Aguero.

                      • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        Never forget how easy it is to end up with the next Peltier when chasing the next Wan-B

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          8 days, 6 hours ago

                          Haha, word!

                      • pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        8 days, 6 hours ago

                        Does anyone have any stats on Liverpool when the big 3 aren’t together up top?

                        What’s putting me off early Mo is only partially Afcon and missing chunks of preseason - it’s more the collective absence and the feeling that it’ll be a couple of weeks anyway before they feature together in 90 minutes.

                        Does Mo work as well when Mane Bobby aren’t alongside? Are there any precedents?