Scout Notes

Keen interest in new-look Chelsea side under Lampard

Bohemians 1-1 Chelsea

Goals: Michy Batshuayi

Assists: Kenedy

Fantasy Premier League managers were reminded of the wealth of options available to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea team in their first pre-season match.

With most of last season’s regulars absent, the Blues drew 1-1 with Irish side Bohemians on Wednesday evening.

The result was not too encouraging, but at this early stage of pre-season, it’s important not to read too much into such things.

Instead, it’s more important, especially in the case of Chelsea, to examine which players were and were not involved – as well as Lampard’s tactics.

At this admittedly early stage of his time as the Blues’ boss, he initially deployed his players in a 4-2-3-1 formation, finally taking the club away from Maurizio Sarri’s favoured 4-3-3.

A 4-1-4-1 was used in the second half, but this featured more peripheral figures.

Against Bohemians, Lampard also encouraged his players to apply a high press when they were without the ball and when in possession they were much more direct than in the 2018/19 season.

However, we will have to see these tactics utilised when more first-team players are involved before we can say with certainty that Lampard wants to use them in Gameweek 1.

As already mentioned, most of last season’s key assets were absent.

Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£6.5m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m) all missed out due to injury.

Meanwhile, Willian (£7.0m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) are yet to join up with the squad after involvement in the Copa America and CONCACAF Gold Cup with Brazil and USA respectively.

Only six options currently priced up by FPL were in the matchday squad on Wednesday night. We have updated the Google spreadsheet cataloguing their pre-season minutes.

Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) and Pedro (£7.0m) were the biggest names to feature from the start.

After 12 months of right-back duties under Sarri, new manager Frank Lampard returned Azpilicueta to a centre-back role, which could have some interesting implications for the rest of pre-season.

Obviously, there is still a long way to go, but if the Spaniard ends up being preferred at centre-back, it would leave a vacancy in the right-back position.

It was youngster Dujon Sterling who started there against Bohemians but Davide Zappacosta (£4.5m) was handed the role for the second half.

If the Italian were to hold down a starting position in the Chelsea defence this season he could provide exceptional value, so we should definitely continue to monitor him and Azpilicueta during pre-season.

Crucially, the match with Bohemians reminded Fantasy managers just how many players will be at Chelsea’s disposal in 2019/20.

Fantasy managers should track where Azpilicueta is stationed during pre-season matches this summer

It was Michy Batshuayi who scored their only goal of the game to highlight that the centre-forward battle is between three players for the 2019/20 season.

Olivier Giroud (£7.0m) is the only one to have been priced up by FPL so far but Tammy Abraham and Batshuayi, returning from loans at Aston Villa and Crystal Palace respectively, will also be in the fight.

Monitoring each of these players during pre-season will be vital, to see which one claims the number one spot given the potential bargain on offer.

In defence, former Newcastle loanee Kenedy was deployed at left-back to throw his name into the hat for competition there.

Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) already faces the challenge of Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) so there is definitely uncertainty on that side of the defence, although Kenedy is also capable of playing on the left of midfield.

As Fantasy managers clamour for Everton assets, especially in defence, Chelsea’s match in Ireland provided a chastening reminder of the Toffees’ missing puzzle piece.

Kurt Zouma (not currently priced by FPL) was deployed at centre-back in the second half as his future continues to hang in the balance.

Marco Silva is reportedly hoping to bring the Frenchman to Goodison Park on a permanent deal but this pre-season will give us an indication of whether Lampard will let him do that.

If he starts getting regular game-time in the pre-season friendlies, it might suggest the new Blues boss would rather keep hold of him.

This would be a blow to Silva and Everton, as well as Fantasy managers looking to the Toffees defence as Zouma was a key factor in them keeping eight clean sheets in their last 11 matches of 2018/19.

Also worth tracking during pre-season is the versatile Ethan Ampadu (£4.5m).

The former Exeter City man is also capable of playing at centre-back but has historically been used in a deep central midfield role at Chelsea.

Against Bohemians, Ampadu helped screen the defence and earned high praise from the local press, who described the bite and aggression he added to midfield as something Chelsea missed under Sarri.

Meanwhile, as promised, Danny Drinkwater (£4.5m) was given an opportunity by Lampard after being forced very much out of contention by Sarri last season and Willy Caballero (£5.0m) played 45 minutes in goal.

“Fitness was our issue, we’ve been working hard on it, even this morning. Fitness was always going to be an issue against a team that’s halfway through their season. We certainly pushed ourselves to the limit. The quicker we get there the better. It’s about individuals getting fit. Some of the young lads were really good. We want to get a level of fitness and intensity in their game.” – Frank Lampard

Chelsea first-half XI (4-2-3-1): Caballero; Kenedy, Guehi, Azpilicueta, D Sterling; Ampadu, Drinkwater; Palmer, G Gallagher; Pedro; Batshuayi.

Chelsea second-half XI (4-1-4-1): Cumming; Maatsen, Zouma, Chalobah, Zappacosta; Bakayoko; Brown, Baker, Gilmour, Piazon; Ugbo.

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1,361 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Klein
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What's with walker? 1 goal and assist only last season. Would expect more from fullbacks.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Seems like Pep has told him to be less attacking? When Mendy pushes up(which is a lot), he stays back?
      Not sure myself tbh.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don’t think he had a great season and sounds like City are in the market for another right back.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cancelo is the favorite, isn't he? Quality if City get him.

        1. Little fekirs
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Heard something about Dani Alves.

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tended to tuck in a lot last season and form a back 3.

    4. Pinball Wizard
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Dani Alves to replace him?

  2. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Have 0.5m ITB after doing Laca->Vardy(still cant decide between the 2), not sure whether to leave it there or use it.

    Kepa
    TAA VvD Walker Digne
    Salah KdB Sigurdsson Tielemans
    Vardy Adams

    Button Dendoncker Kelly Wickham

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd keep it as is. Nothing worse than the perfect transfer appearing and you're half a mil short.

    2. Brian Boitano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Upgrade Adams

  3. Agueroooooo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    --------------Ederson-------------

    VVD Digne Laporte Robertson

    Zaha Salah(c) Siggy Ticklemans

    -------------Jimiz King-----------

    fanderson + Diop on bench

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That would be a fantastic team if Sterling wasn't one of the best fantasy prospects this season

      1. Agueroooooo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Not so sure hes going to rack up the same amount of points this year.

        too many mid range bargains to carry salah and sterling

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Sterling unnecessary if you aren't going to cap him

  4. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Jimenez and King or Wilson and Jota .... this one is doing my head in...

    1. Chelsea91
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Jimenez and King

      • Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wilson, Jota

      • scubasmithy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        King and Jota and spend the extra cash elsewhere

    2. Foogle
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A) VVD + Alisson
        B) Lloris + Robbo

        No Spurs defenders in my team. So it's kind of cover another top team vs doubling up on last years supreme defence.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          a

      • A message to you Rudi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        First Draft.

        RMT

        Ederson
        Robbo VVD Akè
        Salah(C) Bilva Maddison Milivojevic
        King Kane Deulofeu

        Button / Dunk / Kelly / Stephens

        Hows it looking?

        1. anish10
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Not sure on Akes CS potential. rest is good

        2. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Decent attempt at a 343

      • BENOIT
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thoughts on Glenn Murray gametime under new manager?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Potter likes em quick. So I dont think he'd be into Murray.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Never hurry a Murray

          2. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Murray won't Potter about.

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

          Cardiff interested in buying Murray

      • anish10
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Which would you choose:

        A) VVD, Zinchenko & Coleman
        B) Gomez, Digne & Walker

        1. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          B

        2. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          A.

        3. Ole's at the wheel
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Zinch and Gomez both off putting

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            not equally

        4. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          a

      • The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Is Zinchenko is currently expected to start the season at LB?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Probably, one to watch though.

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          yeah

      • jay01
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        RMT please

        Ederson, Mcgovern
        TAA, Robbo, Digne, Taylor, Kelly
        Salah, Bernardo, Siggy, Perez, Dendoncker
        Kane, King, Xande

        1. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Looks pretty good, although I'd be tempted to do Kane to Vardy and use the 2m elsewhere.

        2. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Keep Kane, it sets you apart from the herd. Consider changing Bilva - otherwise Debdoncker will play half your gameweeks

      • Pinball Wizard
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Dani Alves is decent for a 38 years old player. He had a brilliant Copa America, but if he ends up in Man City, do you think hw would get significant PL minutes? Or will he be just a backup for Walker?

        https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/12/football-transfer-rumours-dani-alves-to-join-manchester-city

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

          Pep and him are mates.

        2. Smash10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Not sure he’s the type to come and be a back up player. Will prob share GT with Walker. Could be an interesting price

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          How much has he got in his engine these days? Sounds like impact sub to me.

          1. Smash10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 6 days ago

            But is also playing on a regular basis and was voted the best player at the Copa America. He’s not a normal player

        4. Brian Boitano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He is 36.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Considerably older than Zabaleta, Kolarov, Sagna and Clichy all of whom were too old to make an impact when they were shifted. Barca and PSG happy to dispense with his services. Sounds more West Ham than City to me.

      • A message to you Rudi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A or B

        A. Akè, Stephens, Maddison, Deulofeu

        B. Rico, Noble, Sigurdson, Ings

      • liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Most nailed on 4.5 striker?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          None, Greenwood looks your best bet for game time.

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            cool, thanks

          2. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Or Wickham

        2. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Wickham may get some minutes

        3. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Wickham might be wishful thinking though, plus he’s a bit rubbish and injury prone.

      • Offside
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Liverpool concede a goal, Sterling doesn’t play and Kane scores...

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Liverpool still have great fixtures, Sterling to surely start the next one then and Kane’s away at City.

          2. Brian Boitano
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Hope this happens. Hundreds of thousands knee jerk, Liverpool keep five clean sheets in a row and Sterling scores a hat trick against Bournemouth away. I’ve got Kane in my team so wouldn’t mind him surprising everyone

        • Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Atletico got less for Griezmann than they paid for Felix. Bonkers

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Griezmann had a release clause though.

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              The clause was 180m, they got 108m

              1. Gregor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Crikey.

              2. Would Ed Woodward
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  The clause was 108m but their argument is that Barca negotiated terms with him before the new, lower clause came into effect at the end of last season. The previous one was 180m.

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    So the clause was 180m then 😉

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        lol yeah, there's close to zero chance they weren't already talking, everyone knows what Barca are like.

              3. Ole's at the wheel
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                They're saying Barca is 72mil short... what a mess

              4. Brian Boitano
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Current transfer market is obscene and bonkers.

            2. A message to you Rudi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Which Draft looks best?

              Draft 1

              Ederson
              Robbo VVD Akè
              Salah(C) Bilva Maddison Mili
              King Kane Deulofeu

              Button / Dunk / Kelly / Stephens

              Draft 2

              Ederson
              Robbo VVD Dunk
              Salah(C) Bilva Siggy Mili
              King Kane Ings

              Button / Noble/ Rico / Kelly

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                b

              2. Zenith UK
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                TAA over Robbo
                Don't like Bilva or Mili (in either team)
                Not rating Deulo (goes missing)
                Tielemans over Maddison

            3. aidmata
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Ryan Button

              TAA Robertson Digne Laporte Kelly

              Sigurdsson Salah Perez Sterling Deondocker

              Deulofeu King Nketiah

              or

              Ryan Button

              TAA VVD Coleman Zinchenko Kelly

              Fraser Salah Sterling Perez Deondocker

              Nketiah King Vardy

              .Only four players changed between the two but thought I'd show the whole team for perspective. Both terribly template I know...just keen to see what people think - any feedback appreciated.

              1. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 6 days ago

                The first one for me, mainly because it's almost identical to my team. I'm scared about going without Vardy though... ha

                1. aidmata
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Exactly my thoughts - all the changes in the 2nd one are basically trying to squeeze Vardy in. Suppose you can't have everyone!

              2. cravencottage
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I prefer the second-

              3. svg53
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Prefer first draft as its my team minus Ryan.Much prefer whoever is Burnley no1.

            4. Ole Trafford
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Which would you rather ?

              A) Robertson & Moura (Anderson after gw1)
              Or
              B) VVD & Siggy

              Worth noting that I will have TAA too.

              1. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 6 days ago

                A/ (see my comment below)

              2. liverpool01
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                B

              3. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                b

            5. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Anyone joining me with a punt on Lucas Moura at home to Villa on the opening weekend?

              1. Ole Trafford
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                With Son out it could be great.

                1. Vasqujg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  He's a hattrick capable guy - with Son out, he'll play

              2. TallestJohn
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yep, he's not left my team since first draft. Don't fancy the hassle of Kane and possibly restructuring after just one game

                1. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Why would you reconstruct after one game with kane?

              3. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Actually, that sounds pretty good.

              4. Gregor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                But then City away and then maybe dropped.

              5. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Have kept 0.5m for straight swap to Bilva or Siggy GW2 provided no other pressing issues...

              6. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Have had him in all my drafts. Appealling first fixture and fancy Spurs to score against City. By that point you're onto the third GW with 2 FT's in hand so he's a nice easy downgrade to upgrade somewhere else. Or he keeps his place against Newcastle at home.

              7. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Way too short term punt with city away in gw2

            6. FlyingWithoutIngs
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Really want sterling but can’t get him without affecting the rest of my team. Had my mind set on KDB but then I’m remembering how deep he plays occasionally and how far forward bilva gets and go 1.5 cheaper. Do I got bilva over KDB?

              1. Ole's at the wheel
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Wouldn't have either of them over sterling

                1. FlyingWithoutIngs
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  It’s too difficult to get him in without removing someone from else who I really want and I’m hoping that end of last season shows Bernardo is a nailed on player whether her plays behind the front 3 or on the right hand side of it.

              2. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                in previous drafts where i didnt have sterling i had 3x city def

                1. FlyingWithoutIngs
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I’m not that confident in the city defence I think they’re a bit suspect still, I’m happy with Laporte only atm

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    their xgc second half of last season was unbelievable

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Don't remind me of not getting Laporte on WC please.

              3. Flaming Flamingo
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                With all the discussion on Kane, I thought it'd be worthwhile to see how Kane's performance varies when Son is out of the team. Last season he started 27 games in the league, 16 where Son played more than 45 minutes and 11 where he didn't.

                Interestingly of his 17 Premier League goals, only 3 were in the games where Son played less than 45 minutes. Moreover, of the 9 games where Kane registered 5 or more shots, only one of these came without Son in the team. Indeed, his per game stats shown below tell a similar story.

                Kane's per game stats with Son/(without Son)

                Shots: 4.5/(2.7)
                Goals: 0.88/(0.27)
                Key Passes: 1.31/(0.82)
                Assists: 0.13/(0.18)
                xG: 0.76/(0.36)
                xA: 0.18/(0.15)

                As well as offering substantially more goal threat, it appears that even Kane's assist potential is greater when Son is playing, averaging more key passes and expected assists as well.

                Bearing all of this in mind, I would suggest that it's perhaps wise to avoid Kane until Son's return in GW3. His stats without him last season read more like a budget striker than a premium one, and with Man City away in GW2 there appears little incentive to back him over the other premium options. However, from thereon should he be able to replicate his form playing alongside Son last season, he could well make a mockery of his 11m price tag.

                  1. Flaming Flamingo
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Ahh, not a member so didn't realise a comparison was already done about Kane with/without Son. Hopefully this post can still be helpful to non-members at least 🙂

                1. AuFeld
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Great info. Thank you.

                2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  If he creams it in the first two, I will hunt you down. 🙂
                  Nice post.

                  1. Flaming Flamingo
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Thanks. Hopefully it won't come to that 😛

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    I'd put money on him getting 2 against villa

                3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I just can’t shake those memories of him lumbering about the pitch in the CL Final... I know he was just back from that injury and hadn’t played in about 2 months...

                  But damn it’s a while since he’s looked sharp

                  I wonder how long it will take him to get back to his full destructive ability, and will Poch cease playing him as a link man

              4. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                quick poll - how many 11m+ players are in your team?

                1. The 5% Team
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  2

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  2: S&S

                3. CONNERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  2 atm, but considering going with just the one and spreading the cash.

                  1. amit1964
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    kane aguero salah

                    1. fantasyfog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      would love to see the rest of the team

                4. Goodish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  2

                5. LangerznMash
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  2

                6. Boris Bodega
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  2

                7. Would Ed Woodward
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    2

                  • SoccerBoi69
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    1.

                  • MeatPieSausageRoll
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      3

                    • Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      1 as it should be

                  • ParktheBusquets
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    RMT

                    Gunn // Norris
                    Roberston TAA Digne Zinchenko // Diop
                    Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Zaha // Dendoncker
                    King Jota // Greenwood

                    Really happy with the team apart from Zaha and Jota. I feel like they are both decent picks but could maybe go for more of a punt in these roles.... maybe maddison/tielmens and the chelsea striker who looks to start?

                    1. Vasqujg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      I have Gunn too.

                      He is the new 4.5 Fabianski in my opinion. He is a shot stopper and offered great value if you consider that he only played a partial year to register points.

                    2. svg53
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Zaha to Tieleman/Perez
                      Jota to Deulo (better fixtures and no Europe) let's you do
                      Zinchenko to 6.0 or 6.5 if you downgrade Diop.

                      1. ParktheBusquets
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        do you feel like Deulo will outperform Jota for points? If he was a mid for that price he would definitely be in my team

                        1. svg53
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Difficult to say but they scored similar points as Mids last season but Deulo only made 26 starts due mainly to injury.Going for him early on due to better fixtures but could easily switch to Jota when Wolves fixtures improve.

                    3. fantasyfog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      instead of zaha you could have Maddison, Anderson, Perez or even a cheeky punt on Redmond

                  • Stimps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Calum Robinson, new Sheffield United signing. Predicted price?

                    1. CONNERS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      5.5 perhaps? 6 at a push.

                  • Ole Trafford
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Felipe Anderson being overlooked? Is the man city fixture a deterrent?

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      His form when I owned him is 5he deterrent

                    2. Vasqujg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      He became lazy down the stretch. Maybe his is a new Richarlison that you want to own early in the season when he is motivated and healthy.

                      Good attacking player

                    3. CONNERS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      That and the fact his form nosedived during the end of last season.

                    4. Gregor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Plus his form in the second half of last season, one to watch.

                    5. G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      A "wait and see" type from me.

                      Probably end up watching him haul, then bring him in and see him do nothing so get rid and so the circle begins 😆

                  • Stimps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Thoughts on this team?

                    Ryan
                    Robertson TAA Digne
                    Salah KDB Moura Fraser
                    King Vardy Jota

                    Button Dendonker Kelly Simpson

                    1. BigBarn
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      You need to find an extra 0.5 for your defensive-bench. Kelly unlikely to start, so you could easily be a man down.

                      1. Zinedine Kilbane
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Kelly will be 1st choice unless someone is signed and havent heard any mention of them looking

                        1. BigBarn
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I'm not sure this is true. It's certainly not true enough to base your squad-structure around.

                  • Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Coutinho faked injuries and handed in a transfer request to join Barcelona in order to achieve his dreaming of winning the Champions League. Since then, the club he left have won the Champions League and he's about to be given his third squad number after having his taken by new signing Griezmann.

                    Cue Patrice Evra - I love this game.

                    1. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Karma is a biatch.

                    2. G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      The grass is not always greener...

                    3. Brian Boitano
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Could go back to Liverpool

                      1. AuFeld
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I can't see Coutinho at LIV, unless Henry can get him for an improbable bargain.

                  • Lets all klopp together
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Hows this looking,

                    Ddg
                    Robertson, walker, Tarkowski
                    Perez, kdb, salah, kante
                    Aubameyang, wilson, Deulofeu

                    Bench, button, Dendoncker, Lascelles, diop

                  • Alexanderjg23
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Help please - Best DD Fraft Choice (Currently got 0-2-3-2)

                    Pickford, Martial, Stones/Zincenko Antonio/Yarmolenko?

                    1. Alexanderjg23
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      + DCL!

                  • fantasyfog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    lots of people planning to use king up top, an accident waiting to happen, better to have one up top and strengthen mid or def in my humble opinion

                    1. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Those opening fixtures are worth a pop.

                      1. badgerboy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Plus to do that you have to bring in a replacement at 4.5 who's not going to get you anything off the bench to upgrade somewhere else. Seeing a lot of drafts with very weak benches as it is.

                        1. fantasyfog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          you dont want a strong bench surely? points on the pitch not bench, except for one week with a bench boost chip

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Dodgy thinking. Managers rotate and last-minute injuries happen all the time.