Sky Sports

How to play Sky Sports Fantasy Football

With exactly four weeks to go before the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season, we switch our focus to Sky Sports Fantasy Football.

We have now launched our Fantasy Football Scout league in the Sky game and you can find details of how to join it towards the bottom of this page.

For the uninitiated, we will go over the basics of the game in the article below.

How do I play?

Just like in Fantasy Premier League, managers select a team of players that will either earn you attacking, defensive or bonus points in an attempt to score more than your friends, colleagues and/or the rest of the world. However, this not a squad-based game: you choose simply a starting XI and do not have a bench.

The budget, like in FPL, is £100m. There is no quota for players from the same club, however.

Game Weeks run from Friday to Thursday with managers allowed transfers in between Match Days, allowing the maximisation of potential points by bringing in an asset yet to play for one who has already been involved that week.

Instead of one free switch per Game Week as per FPL, the Sky Sports game allocates 40 transfers that can be used at any time during the season – with a limit of five in one Game Week – creating the need for a more long-term strategy.

‘Overhauls’ (the equivalent of Wildcards) are also available in Sky Sports. The first one becomes available to use following the completion of Game Week 4 and remains an option until the deadline for Game Week 6. The second one becomes active after the final match of Game Week 24, through Game Week 25 and until the Game Week 26 deadline.

In the Sky Sports game, you can name more than one captain in a Game Week so long as the players in question are in action on different days. For example, if there were fixtures on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in any given Game Week, a Sky Sports Fantasy manager could name a different skipper on each of those Match Days, providing they did so before that day’s deadline. Managers can also schedule their captains ahead of a Game Week, too.

How do you score points?

The points structure is largely similar to FPL in Sky Sports Fantasy but tends to award more points for the actions mentioned below.

ActionPoints scored
Starting XI2
Substitution appearance1
Goal scored by a goalkeeper/defender7
Goal scored by a midfielder6
Goal scored by a striker5
Goal assist3
Clean sheet by a goalkeeper (must play 60+ mins)7
Clean sheet by a defender (must play 60+ mins)5
A penalty save by a goalkeeper5
Man of the Match3

Can My Team Lose Points?

Unfortunately, just like in FPL there are a few ways to lose points too.

ActionPoints scored
Missing a penalty-3
Every goal conceded from the second goal onwards-1
Each yellow card-1
Each red card-3
Each own goal-2

How do Bonus Points work?

Just like in FPL, there are additional points on offer for other events in matches – although the structure is slightly different, as you will see below.

There have been some changes from last season, with fewer shots on target and saves needed to garner points.

Tier 1 Action
Points scored
3 saves made (GK only)2
3 tackles won2
60 completed passes2
2 shots on target2
Tier 2 Action
Points scored
5+ saves made (GK only)3
4+ tackles won3
70+ completed passes3
3+ shots on target3

How do I play against my friends?

There are a number of different ways to compete against others in the Sky Sports game. You can create or join a Free League with your friends and colleagues but there are ways to win money too.

Sky Sports can actually administer your money league for you to avoid any awkwardness post-season. You can choose the entry fee (either £2, £5, £10 or £20 per person) and the prize structure beforehand and Sky Sports will take care of the rest.

How can I join the Fantasy Football Scout league?

As usual, we have started our own league in the Sky Sports game. It’s called FFScout and you can join using the pin 8421088.

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the 2019/20 campaign are now available for the price of £17.50.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
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841 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Great to be Villa fan in FPL again with great manager and owners. If the predicted signings come off and good pre season I may triple up on our players

    1. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Any Villa player that us non villa supporters should think about including in our squad?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        +1

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Have to wait for dust to settle but before all the signings would've said El Ghazi. Have to see what happens in pre season

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    A. Ederson Digne or B. Pickford Laporte in the following 442 setup

    Pickford/Ederson*
    Laporte/Digne* TAAVVD Coleman
    Salah Sterling Fraser Tielemans
    King Deulofeu

    Button Noble Kelly Greenwood

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I prefer A of the two
      But not sure about double Everton defence tbh..

    2. Melon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Draft #2

    Ederson Button
    TAA VvD Holding Femenia Rico
    Salah KdB Sigurdsson Perez Noble
    Kane King Westwood

    3-5-2

    Noble is value at 5.0m on penalties (VAR). Rob Holding provided he's fit is the best 4.5m available and Femenia/Watford rotates with him.

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      VAR also cancel some pens so it wont increase amount of pens too much

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Good plan but Holding does come with risks..
      Have you considered something like Vardy+Zaha instead of Kane+Noble?

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      To be fair, being a 5.0m penalty taker is what made Mili famous...

  4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Re : Is a bench of Dendoncker Wickham Kelly fine if the players in my 11 are nailed and mostly reliable options?

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers, even I thought so..
        Maybe get El Mohammady/Aarons instead of Kelly and I'll be fine.

        1. ppv
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Guillert may be first choice right back for Villa. Targett better choice. Villa probably do OK but not many CS likely imo

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            We were pretty solid at the back when Mings came in and Steer got recalled in goal. Also had Whelan DCM mostly who's getting upgraded possibly by Luiz. Konsa a good Axel replacement and maybe a new GK

            1. No Professionals
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              In the championship

    2. BrooklynGooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'm doing Dendoncker + two 4.5 forwards. Paying for better subs, especially from the off, has not worked out for me in previous years.

      1. Birds of Prey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        on the cheap I'm on Origi 5.5

        1. BrooklynGooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Wow, straying from Salah + two of TAA/Robbo/VVD orthodoxy. Could work very early on, but think you're baking in a pair of early, forced transfers.

    3. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think it's fine, Dendoncker should start so he's your playing sub. Especially at the start of season when there's less rotation and you have less money

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I agree, there's nothing wrong with his bench imo.

    4. Crazygopher
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I'm looking at doing stephen (bri) instead of dendoncker. He's my first sub. More mins and no worry of Europe rotation.

        1. Birds of Prey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I spent the .5 to get Norwood-- AV Wolves have rough fixs. Hayden was good for me, but again bad fixs.
          Hopefully, you don't need him, so just sit on Dendocker if that's the dude that gives you a warm feeling.

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I like Norwood but watch out for Freeman. He was an assist king in the Championship and they bought him from us for a reason

    5. Taegugk Warrior
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Mili or zaha..?

      1. Crazygopher
          3 months, 11 days ago

          50/50 If zaha goes to arsenal nether. If stays I would go zaha. Now in midfield extra point for CS and goals

        • Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          If Zaha leaves Palace Mili no longer attractive FPL player

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            So Milli isn't able to score goals or get assists on his own? And Townsend won't do anything either then?

            I think Milli is a decent option especially with Palaces early fixtures and you can swap him for Maddison when Leicester fixtures change

      2. pakornk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Pretty happy with my team

        Kepa, Button
        Laporte, VVD, Digne, Dunk, Kelly
        Mane, Sigurdsson, BSilva, Zaha, Dendonker
        Kane, King, Deulofeou

        1. Birds of Prey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          we're pretty close:
          Ederson/Button
          VVD-Robo-Digne-Kelly-Trippier
          Siggy-Zaha-Bsilve-Pulisic-Norwood
          Kane-King-Origi with enuf itb to get Aguero eventually

        2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Maybe downgrade Kepa and upgrade Mane to Salah?

      3. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        If Delph goes to Everton he will be played in midfield but classed as a defender. Would you rather have Delph or Digne in that case?

        1. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Digne

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Delph is made out of glass

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Digne. It wouldn't really help much as Digne would still get more goals and assists than Delph.

      4. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        What ye think of this
        541 for now but may go 451 after a few weeks
        .5 itb for Moura to Siggy /Rich if required
        Or should I just go Digne over Coleman now?

        Fab

        Robbo TAA Azpi Laporte Coleman

        Salah Sterling Moura Brooks

        King

        4.0 dendocker 4.5 4.5

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Looks really nice

            If you’re confident Moura can keep his place when Son’s back then I’d go Coleman > Digne, otherwise i’d keep the .5 for safety

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Not even sure if Moura is just a 1 week punt for the fixture but if he keeps his place and I could chance him against city there are 7 pretty decent fixtures after that
              Digne ownership and fixtures is worrying.

              1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Imo Son gets right back into the team and Moura goes back to being an impact sub. He sent Spurs to the ucl final with his hat trick and still got benched by poch against pool

                  1. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Yeah fair point. very aware of Son return and when that happens Moura probably already ditched for midfield bandwagon

                  2. Nomar
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    I agree.

                    But Moura will start their first 3 games and could potentially get a few hauls which will see him be one of the first price risers.

                    After GW3 you can change him to another 7-7.5 mid easily enough.

                    I like him as an early punt. If he plays, and I think he will start those first 3 games, he could really shoot his owners up the rankings.

            2. Bilbao Baggins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              My concern would be with no starting 4.5 mill striker you will have 2 outfield players on your bench who will not be playing if ever needed. Fair enough if you want to wildcard early but I don't think 1 up front is a viable option long term for this reason.

          • limbu21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Who to start with?
            A)Ederson, Laporte, Wilson or,
            B) Ryan Ake Kane?

            1. Sailboats
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              B. But with someone else instead of Ake

              1. limbu21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 11 days ago

                who for 5.0?

                1. Valar(Keith)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  I quite like holebas for the start 🙂

                  1. RomeluStormzy
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    If he starts*

            2. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              A easy

              1. limbu21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Doubtful for clean sheets in city's opening 3 fixtures 🙂

                1. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Not sure about that may counter attacks team to play away and tot but it could still be 2 from 3
                  I just have Laporte for now as I think Fab and maybe Azpi can do well after week 1

            3. RomeluStormzy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Fab, Laporte vardy?

            4. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              A

          • Valar(Keith)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Is holebas nailed on? Seem to remember him frustrating me quite a bit with no shows last season. Or was it just a huge run of 1 and 0 pointers after an amazing start?

            1. RomeluStormzy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              That Annoyed me so much last season. Hed get an assist and a goal one game then dropped the next!

          • germanyozil10
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Like it?

            Heaton (Button)
            TAA VVD Walker Zinchenko Christensen
            Salah Sterling Siggy 4.5 4.5
            Vardy King 4.5

            Zinchenko may change to Coleman if Mendy play
            Who is the best $5 def?

            1. RomeluStormzy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Wait for friendlies to see and how long rudiger will be out for.
              If Mendy is fit I think he starts.

          • Lets all klopp together
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Hows this looking?

            Fabianski
            Vvd, Cathcart, walker
            Willian, salah, siggy, Pereyra
            Vardy, aguero, king

            Bench, button, Dendoncker, diop, kelly

            1. RomeluStormzy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Like it. Defence is a bit weak without double Liverpool though and is willian the best 7 mill mid? If you think so then go for it!

          • RomeluStormzy
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Right so I've got it down to a choice between these:

            A) Trippier, Sterling and Deulefeu

            Or

            B) Laporte, Tielemans and Kane

            I like that a has sterling but b seems like it would score more points overall.
            Cautious about captaining sterling as he may get dropped/rested easily with pep being pep and come on a for a ten minute cameo.
            What you guys think?

            1. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              I like A better. Which is not saying I don’t like B, I just like A better. But B is pretty good too.... just not as good as A

              1. RomeluStormzy
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Is it just because of sterling?

            2. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              A

              I just will always gravitate to any option with Sterling in it and I will always reject any option without him.

              I just don't see the point in risking not having him in your team, irrespective of his price.

          • Helia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bench boost right from the off? Who’s done it before?

            Last two season I hardly benifited from using it in a double gw. The extra players stretches your team out, leaving you with a weaker starting 11 the next week. The extra players are hardly superstars and they probably will be up against a top team even for that extra game.

            But with the fixtures I can put a pretty good team out until gw3 after which I’d wildcard. A bench boost side looks pretty good for gw1.

            1. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Thoughts?

            2. RomeluStormzy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Usually I'd wait until after first wc so I know which 4.0s and 4.5s are likely to be starting but agree dgw are too late on for it.

            3. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Risky. We won't know what the first choice line-ups are until after the GW1 deadline, so you are likely to end up with a 0 pointer or two on your bench.

            4. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Not for me, I like to have some actual data to analyze before using my chips.

            5. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Some have used it successfully tbf but I've never considered it due to the vain hope of having bench players score well in two matches.

            6. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Uncertainty of a starting 15 and still having benched players week 2

            7. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              If anything Is consider the TC chip on TAA, Salah, Mane or Raz.

              I'd they're in the mood they could absolutely destroy Norwich on Friday night at Anfield.

            8. Bilbao Baggins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Think about this, if you play it later on in the season when you have built value through price rises, you could put out a team worth a few million more than game week 1 with your 100m limit. This is one of several reasons to play it.

            9. ebb2sparky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Might work but I’d probably wait until later when you have a higher team value to afford a better bench

            10. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              @Helia I did it last season, got 21 points. I won't be doing it again because I want to start with a ruinous bench. But I won't be holding it religiously this season either. When I get the chance, I'm taking it.

          • bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Nice to see an article on Sky Sport Fantasy Football (it's what I will be playing this season), but sadly they fizzled out after the first transfer window last season. Does anybody know of a decent forum for that game ?

          • infamousprob
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I think I am finally happy:

            Ryan
            Trippier-digne-vandijk
            Salah-sigurdsson-fraser-perez
            Aguero-wilson-deulofeu

            Sub:button, dendoncker, kelly, rico

            Everybody with me?

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Looks decent

            2. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              2 Liverpool 1 City = Fail

          • JohnBlack
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            A or B?

            A) Laporte & Moura
            B) Trippier & BSilva

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              A

            2. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              A

          • 40 MIL & A QUID
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Haven’t been on here in yonks, back with a draft. Will reciprocate with all feedback given. Quietly confident with this team;

            Ryan | Button
            TAA | Robertson | Walker | Taylor | O’Connell
            Sterling | Mane | Brooks | Dendonker | Stephens
            Vardy | Wilson | Deulo

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Nobody likes keeper choices atm.
              I like taylor and O con
              Mane at his prce?
              all good without stephens

              1. 40 MIL & A QUID
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Thanks mate. I’m playing 4-3-3, happy with Brooks to play every game with those fixtures so the other two mids are fodder. Taylor and Conn to rotate.

                Mane for his returns is worth the mil saved over Salah IMO. Might have another look at squeezing Mo in though, cheers

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  My personal view outside defensive improvements, Pool were better last year due to Mane. He popped up when opposition were concentrating on Salah. The Full back movement allowed him a slightly freer role. I just worry he will keep it up this year.

                  1. 40 MIL & A QUID
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Makes sense, plus the pens factor for Salah. Might have to have a rethink, but I definitely think Mane has improved in terms of decision making and being clinical. I’ll mull on it

              2. Nomar
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Pickford and Stek for me.

                Pickford is set and forget and if anything happens to him pregame you have his backup already, so you will never be without a keeper.

                1. 40 MIL & A QUID
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Not worth the extra IMO, I really don’t rate Everton at the back. Thanks for the comment though

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    My grav and I agree.

                  2. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Can get away with Coleman/Digne attacking threat but some are doubling up which blows my mind.

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  IMO hang fire until Guaye and Zouma are sorted out.

                3. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Is there not a chance Lossl will be no 2 to Pickford?

          • Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Mendy not started training yet for City

            Zinchenko returned yesterday

            Angelino started on Monday

            City fly to Asia today

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              He's a bit delicate is Mr. M

            2. The 5% Team
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Premier League Asia Trophy with 4 teams:
              Man City
              Newcastle
              West Ham
              Wolves

            3. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              The info on this site has pushed me from Laporte to Zin. I hope the lads are right.

              1. Nomar
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                I think Zinchenko starts the season at LB.

                The problem is what happens when Mendy is available (rare, I know, but it has occasionally been known to happen)?

                My feelings on the City defence

                1. Nomar
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  ......are that this is pretty much the cheapest Laporte is going to be in the game this season.

                  So, you may as well get him now. Unless he gets injured you don't have to worry about City defensive rotation ,or watch his price rise as soon as people realise their cheaper City assets keep getting benched and missing out on those juicy cleanies and decide that, actually, they need Laporte after all.

                  1. JJeyy
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    if no rb walker should start most though, on bad form last year kept him out

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  I supose a 5.5 mil risk is not that serious

          • Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Tinkering with a 451 with a possible view to an early wildcard. Thoughts appreciated:-

            Ederson
            TAA Robertson Laporte Digne
            Brooks Salah(c) Sterling(vc) Perez Pereyra
            King

            Button Long Wickham Kelly

            Cheers in advance

            1. 40 MIL & A QUID
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              It’s a risky strategy going that heavy at the back and with King as your only striker.

              With Everton possibly losing Gueye and Zouma not returning, you’re relying on Digne producing attacking returns - I can’t see them being as solid as end of last season.

              6/10

              1. Houldsworth Hatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Ok cheers for the input.

            2. Bilbao Baggins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Nice team. I've just commented on someone else's this same thing.. 451 means likely 2 non playing strikers on the bench. It's not a long term strategy i don't think but maybe okay if you are on a early wildcard to set up with a different formation.

              1. Houldsworth Hatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Thanks BB I would seek an early wildcard with this approach.

          • HollywoodXI
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Salah and Sterling are my two captaincy options. I’m concerned about Kane going mental in August plus at £11m that’s a good price for him. My tram structure is destroyed if I try and get Kane in, or I have to lose one of Salah or Sterling (which I'm unhappy about). What are others doing?

            1. 40 MIL & A QUID
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Because Kane has a reputation of going mental in August right?

              1. HollywoodXI
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Constructive feedback. How about answering the question rather than commenting about a “curse”?

                1. Over Midwicket
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Meow

                2. 40 MIL & A QUID
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  It was constructive. Kane is a slow starter so hold off.

            2. DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              If you're not captaining any one of them, they aren't worth their price.

              So I say you should have two of them at most - for me the best two are Salah + Sterling, so no Kane imo

              1. HollywoodXI
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                That’s where I sit with this too. I looked at the first 10 GW’s and there is only one week where I would captain Kane over Salah and Sterling.

            3. The 5% Team
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Since you don't have to own players for the whole season, select the 2 big hitters who you think will do best in say the first 4-5 GWs

              I have more faith in Aguero to start off great than Kane or Sterling...but probably will own Sterling for longer over the season. So starting with Salah and Aguero myself

              1. Misteak
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                My reasoning is similar. Also: team structure. I can always do Salah > Sterling or Aguero > Kane for a few weeks if needs be

            4. Misteak
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              It is not possible to have a balanced team consisting of three 11m+ players. Also, I'm unconvinced by Kane's August record so it's a no from me

            5. FPLGraham
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Gone with Salah & Sterling currently.

              Will see what Kane looks like in pre season from both a fitness and positional perspective. If he’s dropping too deep or looks like the constant injuries are starting to take a toll then he’s not for me.

              Being nailed & on pens with those fixtures is definitely appealing but not enough to make me part with 11M & sacrifice the best attacking option from both the best attacking sides from last season.

          • barracuda
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Those who are planning to play BB in GW1, are you downgrading Sterling to KDB?

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Needs must. Impossible to get a good bench otherwise

              1. barracuda
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                I have one with Sterling and Salah in. Doesn't look too bad. No extra surgery required. Obviously 3 x 6,5 up front

              2. barracuda
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Dendonckner the only stumbling block

            2. Bilbao Baggins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              I can't see and argument to play BB game week 1 . Unless you are trying to win the gameweek only. It will negatively effect your overall rank.

          • Jurgen Flopp
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Pope
            TAA Robbo Zinchenko Digne
            Fraser Salah Perez Siggy
            King Aguero

            No Kane but seemed to have covered all bases? Could have Vardy KDB instead of Kun and Perez but opted for Kun due to captaincy option.

            1. The 5% Team
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              yes, like this team a lot

            2. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah looks good. Not seen that many teams with Aguero. Is Pope now a certain starter for Burnley?

              1. Jurgen Flopp
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Wait and see I'd say. Easy switch to Ryan.

              2. The 5% Team
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 11 days ago

                he did play 45 mins in pre-season match vs Fulham (1-0, Wood)
                Hart played the other 45 mins

            3. FPLGraham
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Personally much prefer Sterling / 6.5ST to Perez/Aguero... can see Perez getting phased into Leic side; and Aguero jobsharing with Jesus. But up to you ofc!

              Double Bournemouth attack nice initially but hope you’ve got bench cover for GW3 (MCI)?

          • Ghost Ship
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I swear my team gets worse with each draft.

          • NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Thoughts?

            Burnley 4.0

            Trent Digne PVA Ake 4.0

            Salah Sterling Siggy Maddison 4.5

            Wilson Jiminez 4.5

            1. FPLGraham
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Would go King + Laporte over Wilson + Ake. Bou defence can’t be trusted, and that gives you the best City defensive option while keeping BOU striker.

              Will Jimenez deffo start the season after Mexico duty in summer?

              1. NUFCAndrew
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Yeah King + Laporte would work better as I have no city defence. I’m not sure, will have to keep tabs on Raúl, but with how small Wolves’ squad is, why not?

          • CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Is it fair to assume that Sterling will start 90% of league games this season, or is it possible there could still be significant rotation with Mahrez, Sane, Dilva, etc during Champions League weeks and double gameweeks?

            Given that I would have the likes of Dendoncker & Co coming off the bench, it's not something I'd want happening too often.

            1. NUFCAndrew
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              I think he starts every, if not 95% of games. I think he breaks 20+ goals, & 15+ assists

            2. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah, that's what I'm hoping for anyway.

          • Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            A nice list of players I would not want in my team:
            Pogba
            Neymar
            Greizman
            Bale
            Costa
            Ozil
            Sanchez
            Rabiot
            Balotelli
            Usually the players fault but often the stupidity of big clubs. All the skill in the world will not cover a players sulk.
            I got a bit scared when rumors flying around about Costa and Everton

            1. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Sanchez to Man U has to go down as possibly the worst signing of all time. He's literally done nothing.

              1. The Big Fella
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                He scored that goal against that team once

            2. The One True Marvin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Not sure how I feel about Diego Costa. Easily one of my favourite players to ever play in England but I don't know if I'd want him in my team.

            3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              No offence, but that's stupid. Neymar could disrespect Leicester every game he played for us and I wouldn't mind.

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Your view I am stupid. All the names on the list carry some form of baggage. Disruptive is the worst influence in sport.
                Great player but total plonker. By the way, his wages and transfer fee just about covers the whole Leicester squad.

          • True Deadzoner
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Best 4m defender?

            1. NUFCAndrew
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              None

            2. The Big Fella
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Kelly

          • Bam Bam Bigelow
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Pickford (Button)
            TAA VVD Cathcart (Diop Kelly)
            Siggy Mane Sterling Gundog Noble
            Kane King (Wickham)
            Sorted!