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.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

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841 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kiwivillan
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 17 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. Amey
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          +1

        • Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 17 hours 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
      6 days, 17 hours 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★⚔
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

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

      2. Flower Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 15 hours ago

        B

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 17 hours 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
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

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

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 17 hours 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
        6 days, 14 hours ago

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

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 17 hours 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
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        No

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

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

          1. ppv
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 16 hours 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
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 16 hours 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
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 14 hours ago

                In the championship

      2. BrooklynGooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 16 hours 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
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 16 hours ago

          on the cheap I'm on Origi 5.5

          1. BrooklynGooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 16 hours 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
        6 days, 16 hours 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
          6 days, 14 hours ago

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

      4. Crazygopher
          6 days, 16 hours 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
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 16 hours 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
              6 days, 14 hours 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
        6 days, 16 hours ago

        Mili or zaha..?

        1. Crazygopher
            6 days, 16 hours 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
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 16 hours ago

            If Zaha leaves Palace Mili no longer attractive FPL player

            1. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 14 hours 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
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 16 hours 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
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 16 hours 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]
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 16 hours ago

            Maybe downgrade Kepa and upgrade Mane to Salah?

        3. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 16 hours 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
              6 days, 16 hours ago

              Digne

            • Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 15 hours ago

              Delph is made out of glass

            • Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 15 hours ago

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

          2. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 15 hours 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
                6 days, 15 hours 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
                  6 days, 15 hours 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
                      6 days, 15 hours 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
                        6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                      2. Nomar
                        • 9 Years
                        6 days, 13 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 13 hours 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
                6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                1. Sailboats
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 15 hours ago

                  B. But with someone else instead of Ake

                  1. limbu21
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    6 days, 15 hours ago

                    who for 5.0?

                    1. Valar(Keith)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      6 days, 15 hours ago

                      I quite like holebas for the start 🙂

                      1. RomeluStormzy
                        • 2 Years
                        6 days, 14 hours ago

                        If he starts*

                2. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 15 hours ago

                  A easy

                  1. limbu21
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      6 days, 15 hours 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
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

                  Fab, Laporte vardy?

                4. Helia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

                  A

              • Valar(Keith)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                6 days, 15 hours 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
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

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

              • germanyozil10
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 15 hours 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
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

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

              • Ole's at the wheel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 15 hours ago

                Hows this looking?

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

                Bench, button, Dendoncker, diop, kelly

                1. RomeluStormzy
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 14 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

                    Is it just because of sterling?

                2. Nomar
                  • 9 Years
                  6 days, 13 hours 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
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 14 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

                  Thoughts?

                2. RomeluStormzy
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                  • 5 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                7. Nomar
                  • 9 Years
                  6 days, 13 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 13 hours 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
                  6 days, 13 hours 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: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 12 hours 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
                • 5 Years
                6 days, 14 hours 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
                6 days, 14 hours 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
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

                  Looks decent

                2. gaurava1216
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 3 hours ago

                  2 Liverpool 1 City = Fail

              • JohnBlack
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

                  A or B?

                  A) Laporte & Moura
                  B) Trippier & BSilva

                  1. Houldsworth Hatter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

                    A

                  2. gaurava1216
                    • 4 Years
                    6 days, 3 hours ago

                    A

                • 40 MIL & A QUID
                  • 7 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                    6 days, 14 hours 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
                      6 days, 14 hours 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
                        6 days, 13 hours 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
                          6 days, 13 hours 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
                      6 days, 13 hours 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
                        6 days, 13 hours 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
                          6 days, 13 hours ago

                          My grav and I agree.

                        2. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 13 hours 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
                        6 days, 13 hours ago

                        IMO hang fire until Guaye and Zouma are sorted out.

                      3. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        6 days, 13 hours ago

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

                • Concrete
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

                    He's a bit delicate is Mr. M

                  2. The 5% Team
                    • 1 Year
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  3. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 days, 13 hours ago

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

                    1. Nomar
                      • 9 Years
                      6 days, 13 hours 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
                        6 days, 13 hours 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
                          6 days, 13 hours 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
                        6 days, 13 hours ago

                        I supose a 5.5 mil risk is not that serious

                • Houldsworth Hatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                    6 days, 14 hours 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
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 14 hours ago

                      Ok cheers for the input.

                  2. Bilbao Baggins
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 10 hours ago

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

                • HollywoodXI
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                    1. HollywoodXI
                      • 4 Years
                      6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                      1. Over Midwicket
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 days, 14 hours ago

                        Meow

                      2. 40 MIL & A QUID
                        • 7 Years
                        6 days, 13 hours ago

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

                  2. DantheManinaPan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 days, 14 hours 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
                      • 4 Years
                      6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                      6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                  6 days, 14 hours 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
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

                    Needs must. Impossible to get a good bench otherwise

                    1. barracuda
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 13 hours 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
                      6 days, 13 hours ago

                      Dendonckner the only stumbling block

                  2. Bilbao Baggins
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                  6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours ago

                    yes, like this team a lot

                  2. CONNERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    6 days, 13 hours ago

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

                    1. Jurgen Flopp
                      • 5 Years
                      6 days, 13 hours ago

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

                    2. The 5% Team
                      • 1 Year
                      6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                  • 8 Years
                  6 days, 13 hours ago

                  I swear my team gets worse with each draft.

                • NUFCAndrew
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                      6 days, 13 hours 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
                  6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours ago

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

                • Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 days, 13 hours 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
                    6 days, 13 hours 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
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 12 hours ago

                      He scored that goal against that team once

                  2. Marvin OBE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 12 hours 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: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 12 hours 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
                      6 days, 12 hours 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
                  • 7 Years
                  6 days, 13 hours ago

                  Best 4m defender?

                  1. NUFCAndrew
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 days, 13 hours ago

                    None

                  2. The Big Fella
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 12 hours ago

                    Kelly

                • Bam Bam Bigelow
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 6 hours ago

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