Scout Notes

Norwich injury worries add to Liverpool’s Gameweek 1 appeal

Our pre-season coverage continues with a look at the four pre-season friendlies involving Premier League clubs that took place on Sunday.

There were first appearances of the summer for a number of key Fantasy assets while there were some key injury updates to note which could affect our thinking for Gameweek 1.

Arminia Bielefeld 2-2 Norwich City

Christoph Zimmermann is ruled out for four to six weeks after knee surgery
  • Goals: Josip Drmic (£5.5m), Dennis Srbeny (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Kenny McLean (£5.0m)

Fantasy managers who are backing Liverpool’s attacking assets in Gameweek 1 would have been further encouraged by events in Bielefeld on Sunday.

The Reds take on newly promoted Norwich City in the 2019/20 curtain-raiser and the Canaries are facing a selection headache at the back going into that encounter at Anfield.

With Christoph Zimmermann (£4.5m) already a major doubt for the start of the season after undergoing knee surgery, manager Daniel Farke lost another centre-half in Ben Godfrey (£4.5m) after less than 25 minutes of the Canaries’ first pre-season friendly.

Godfrey and Zimmermann were Norwich’s first-choice defensive pairing in the run-in last season.

Back-up midfielder Louis Thompson, playing at full-back on Sunday, had earlier limped from the pitch to add to Farke’s injury woes.

Speaking after the match, the Norwich boss said:

I’m a bit more concerned about Ben Godfrey because it was a contact injury and it was pretty painful. He had to leave the stadium on crutches.

We have to wait to see what the scan and what the doctor says. Hopefully, he’s available pretty soon but at the moment, I’m pretty concerned because it doesn’t look good.”

Christoph Zimmermann is out for a few weeks and I’m now concerned that Ben could miss a few weeks.

Timm Klose (£4.5m), Alex Tettey (£4.5m), Mario Vrancic (£6.5m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.5m) missed out on the 2-2 draw, meanwhile, although Farke is less concerned about this quartet of players:

The small injuries don’t concern me too much. Todd, for example, will join us during team training tomorrow, Timm probably on Tuesday. Mario will be back soon.

Alex has a small calf injury. We are awaiting the scan. He did it a couple of days ago,

Because of so many games, there are some injuries. The only big problem we have at the moments is the injuries we have in the centre-back position.

Left-back Jamal Lewis (£4.5m) moved across to centre-half alongside Grant Hanley (£4.0m) following Godfrey’s withdrawal, with substitute Philip Heise filling in for Lewis.

Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) got his first taste of pre-season football after replacing Josip Drmic (£5.5m) at half-time, with the Finland international striking the post in stoppage time as Norwich chased a winner against their ten-man opposition.

Drmic had gone one better in the first half and opened his Norwich account from the spot, with the visitors awarded a penalty when Kenny McLean (£5.0m) flicked Patrick Roberts‘ (£5.5m) corner onto a Bielefeld hand.

It remains to be seen where Drmic figures in the running order from 12 yards going forward: the Canaries had five different penalty takers in 2018/19, all of whom missed one effort each.

Norwich had lined up in their familiar 4-2-3-1 system, with Roberts and Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m) providing the width and Dennis Srbeny (£5.5m) supporting Drmic in attack.

Srbeny latched onto a loose throw to curl in Norwich’s second goal before making way for Marco Stiepermann (£5.5m) at the interval.

Tim Krul and Ralf Fahrmann (both £4.5m) each got a half to impress and were both beaten as Arminia salvaged a draw despite the first-half dismissal of Joan Simun Edmundsson.

Lewis was culpable for the German side’s opener after spraying a wayward pass across midfield, while the hosts’ equaliser came in the dying stages when Krul was beaten by a curling shot from the edge of the Norwich box.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Fährmann (Krul 46′), Thompson (Aarons 19′), Godfrey (Heise 24′), Hanley, Lewis, Leitner (Trybull 46′), McLean, Buendia (Idah 75′), Roberts (Hernandez 46′), Srbeny (Stiepermann 46′), Drmic (Pukki 46′).

Bradford City 1-3 Liverpool

James Milner scored twice in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Bradford
  • Goals: James Milner (£5.5m) x2, Rhian Brewster
  • Assists: Ryan Kent x2, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.5m)

Jurgen Klopp provided reassuring news on Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) ahead of Sunday’s win over Bradford City.

The Scottish left-back, who also suffered a hamstring injury when playing for Scotland in early June, recently underwent hand surgery to deal with an infection.

Klopp said:

It’s unlucky, he got bitten by something not so good – not a dog, I think it was a spider or a mosquito – and it got infected. It’s not a massive problem apart from throw-ins!

He should be back in training in a couple of days. The rest is good, he could do all of the programme he had to do.

The Reds were again without the likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Alisson (£6.0m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m), all of whom were handed post-tournament rests following their contributions at the Africa Cup of Nations and Copa America.

Sadio Mane‘s (£11.5m) Senegal, meanwhile, reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations after Sunday’s win over Tunisia.

That final will take place on Friday, exactly three weeks before Liverpool’s Gameweek 1 fixture.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m), Jordan Henderson (£5.5m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) weren’t present at Valley Parade either but returned to training on Saturday and will be involved in Liverpool’s forthcoming trip to the United States.

Klopp said on Saturday, ahead of the Bradford game:

It’s good to see them back, absolutely brilliant. They are all in good shape and good spirits, I would say. I am happy, they are happy to be back as well. They had the holiday they needed and wanted, so now we can start. Very good.

Training [is the plan]. How pre-season will be now, individual programmes for different players and groups.

We will play the game tomorrow without them because they have to train twice. Today they did their lactate test, tomorrow they will train twice.

On Monday, the rest of the squad who are playing now will have a day off before we fly to America. They will train with them again and the group who came late.

From America onwards, they are pretty much in a normal rhythm, but we will use these three or four days to do some different things with them. Then, after landing in America, they are fully available.

Liverpool’s squad at Bradford was much the same as it was against Tranmere but Dejan Lovren (£5.5m) returned to play the first 45 minutes at centre-back.

James Milner (£5.5m) scored twice for the visitors, his first a deflected effort following a short corner and his second a penalty after impressive young winger Ryan Kent had been felled.

Rhian Brewster tapped in Liverpool’s third after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain‘s (£6.5m) deflected shot had been parried away.

Bradford pulled a goal back from the penalty spot through Eoin Doyle in what was the hosts’ only shot on target.

The first half saw Adam Lallana (£6.0m) feature in a deep central midfield role and Klopp discussed this unusual tactical approach after full-time:

Adam is this kind of player, he can play that no problem. He enjoys it obviously a lot! It’s about getting Adam the rhythm, bringing the things he is naturally good in: small spaces, keeping the ball, passing the ball and all that stuff, and then from time to time offering the runs in behind as well – especially together with Millie that’s possible.

For us, it’s another option to use. He just needs a bit of luck now, that’s true. We have to come through [pre-season] without injuries, that would be cool, and we have a couple of ‘new’ players I would say, this season.

Liverpool first-half XI (4-3-3): Mignolet, Clyne, Phillips, Lovren, Larouci, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilson, Kent, Brewster.

Liverpool second-half XI (4-3-3): Mignolet (Atherton 81′), Hoever, Matip, Gomez, Lewis, Fabinho, Woodburn, Jones, Duncan, Origi, Millar.

FC Sion 0-0 Everton

Lucas Digne made his first pre-season appearance after an extended summer break

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£8.0m), Seamus Coleman (£5.5m), Lucas Digne (£6.0m) and Jordan Pickford (£5.5m) all got their first taste of pre-season football as Everton drew a blank in Switzerland.

All four players were named among the substitutes with a view to being introduced after the break but Coleman was thrown into the fray earlier than expected when youngster Joe Williams limped off after half an hour.

Everton lined up in their usual 4-2-3-1 for their second pre-season fixture but there was nothing familiar about the sight of Kevin Mirallas at right-back, with the Belgium international – who spent last season on loan at Fiorentina – struggling with his defensive duties early on.

Coleman’s introduction meant that Mirallas could be pushed forward into his more recognised wide-midfield role but the Belgian was one of six players hooked at half-time.

Marco Silva’s starting XI would have been of little interest to many Fantasy managers, with the Toffees’ most-popular FPL assets either watching on from the bench or, in the case of Richarlison (£8.0m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m) and Yerry Mina (£5.5m), still on a post-international duty breather.

Idrissa Gana Gueye (£5.0m) must now surely be a doubt for Gameweek 1, meanwhile, after Senegal made it through to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, which takes place three weeks before the start of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

Michael Keane and Andre Gomes (both £5.5m) were the only regular first-team players to start Sunday’s match in Switzerland, although there were also run-outs for the likes of Leighton Baines (£5.0m), Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.5m) and Tom Davies (£5.5m).

Oumar Niasse, back from his loan spell at Cardiff, toiled up front to no great effect, while new signing Jonas Lossl began the match between the posts.

It was no surprise that Everton looked more threatening after the introduction of their heavy hitters, with Sigurdsson striking the woodwork on two occasions in the second half.

Bernard (£6.5m) also forced a save from the home goalkeeper with a low shot.

Centre-back Mason Holgate and youngster Nathan Broadhead were the only two players to last the full game, with Broadhead impressing on either flank.

Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) and Cenk Tosun (£6.0m) weren’t involved as they fight their way back from injury although were part of the travelling squad.

Everton first-half XI (4-2-3-1): Lossl, Mirallas, Keane, Holgate, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gomes, Williams (Coleman, 31), Davies, Broadhead, Niasse.

Everton second-half XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Coleman (Connolly 80′), Holgate, Gibson, Digne, McCarthy, Gomes (Adeniran ’61), Broadhead, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Niasse (Hornby ’54).

SCR Altach 1-1 Southampton

Ralph Hasenhuttl ditched the wing-back system in Southampton’s first pre-season game
  • Goal: Che Adams (£6.0m)
  • Assist: Shane Long (£5.0m)

Che Adams (£6.0m) took less than two minutes of his first Southampton appearance to open his account.

The summer signing from Birmingham City finished smartly after turning his marker on the edge of the box, with Shane Long (£5.0m) claiming the assist having rolled a low ball across from the left flank.

The dangerous Adams also struck the post when clean through on goal and then saw an effort hacked off the line after rounding home goalkeeper Martin Kobras.

Ralph Hasenhuttl said of his new striker:

Che could have scored three times, I think. He was a little bit unlucky, but he made the first goal, which was important for him.

He showed from the first moment on that he can help us next season, and I’m happy that he is with us.

Adams himself said:

I definitely could’ve had more – as a striker you get greedy, but it’s the first game. I just try to cause a threat to the defence and create chances.

I feel perfect. I’ve had a hard pre-season, but the lads have dug in well and we’ve got more games to come.

I’ve learned a lot about the team and how the gaffer wants us to play.

Adams lined up in a front two alongside Long as Hasenhuttl rolled out his favoured 4-2-2-2 formation, with Josh Sims and Mohamed Elyounoussi (£5.5m) providing support behind them.

There were chances at both ends and the Saints’ narrow system sometimes left them looking exposed, with Manfred Fischer equalising with a spectacular strike midway through the first half.

Hasenhuttl changed all 11 players at the break and there were 45-minute run-outs for Nathan Redmond (£6.5m), James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) and Danny Ings (£6.0m) in the second half.

Ings couldn’t prod the ball past Kobras when played through on goal while Redmond, playing in the attacking midfield two behind strike pair Ings and Dan N’Lundulu, also dragged a shot wide.

Michael Obafemi and Jannik Vestergaard (both £5.0m) made returns from injury after missing the closing weeks of the 2018/19 campaign, meanwhile.

Angus Gunn was an unused substitute as Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster (all £4.5m) shared game-time between the posts.

Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m) didn’t feature as he has been given time off following his exertions for Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Southampton first-half XI (4-2-2-2): McCarthy, Valery, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Sims, Elyounoussi, Long, Adams.

Southampton second-half XI (4-2-2-2): Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Bednarek, Vokins, Ward-Prowse, Smallbone, Redmond, Obafemi, Ings, N’Lundulu.

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  1. FF Dirtbag
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    How does it look?

    Heaton/Pope Button
    TAA VVD Digne Targett Kelly
    Salah Sterling Siggy Yarmo Dendoncker
    Vardy King Andone

    Can't decide on:
    A) Vardy, Sterling, Yarmo
    or
    B) Kane, KDB, Perez

    1. Sailboats
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        B. I think Kane and KDB are great value this season due to injuries last term

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Injuries are just what worries me. A feels more nailed on, less injuries (other than yarmo)

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B, but with Auba and Tielemans over Kane and Perez

    3. Neil K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

  2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I want to start with a 6.5m Forward...

    a) Deeney (goals for Watford)
    b) Delofeu (goals for Watford)
    c) Jota (Eye-tested, but will Wolves stutter?)
    d) Pukki (Championship top scorer last season for Norwich)
    e) Barnes (goals for Burnley)

    Who and why?

    1. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Decide closer to the season. I'm in the same boat as you, Pukki not an option for me but the others and King are worth considering.

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      At this stage I'd say Deeney - nailed and pens - but one to watch.

    3. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      From the list, Jota. Fixtures are fine, and I think Wolves can cope. Underpriced imo.

      Personally would pick Che Adams at 6.0, though.

      1. HakimZyech
          2 months, 5 days ago

          what do you think about your home kit this seadon buddy?

          1. HakimZyech
              2 months, 5 days ago

              season

            • Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Not a big fan tbh of the new kit. But hey, if we get Europe, whatevs, y'know?
              Bring me back to the adidas days, with Veho as our sponsor. So good.

              1. HakimZyech
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I believe nike/puma or even umbri will be the best for saints

                  1. HakimZyech
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      umbro 🙂

            • sirmorbach
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I with King and Jota atm.

            • Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Cheers all.Probably too early to say I guess. I'll check out Che

            • Boris Bodega
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I've gone with B

            • cpo001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Josh King - fixtures and penalties.

            • B.D.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              B), better fixtures than Jota and better than Deeney

              1. B.D.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I have King and Del-boy atm

          2. farmerfat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            As an Arsenal fan I feel really bad for Newcastle fans. Looked like they were headed in the right direction and all of a sudden they lose their best player and downgrade Raffa to Bruce. These owners play with our hearts

            1. Kanchelskis
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              You mean Joselu?

              1. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I mean Perez :p

                1. circusmonkey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I don't think he is that good. Shelvey is their best player.

            2. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              All looks good news to me

          3. Pia06rc
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Anyone considering Mane over Salah? I see pretty much 100& of RMTs have Salah but Mane was quicker out of the blocks last year?

            1. Kanchelskis
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Not me. Mane unlikely to start from GW1, massively overperformed last year and not much cheaper than Mo.

            2. sirmorbach
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I think Mane overperformed last season. I would be hiding behind the couch at every Liverpool game if I did not have Mo in my team.

            3. nico05
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Agree with the above. Not worth the risk for the price difference imo

            4. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              1.0m for penalties, some corners, and better nailedness. Yep, Salah all the way

            5. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Maybe after WC yeah as I want Kane and sterling

            6. HIT ME!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Not for a second. Mane is overpriced, Salah underpriced.

          4. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Could anyone give me their opinion on my first draft please? any good or do I need to start again? Ha ha

            Ederson (Button)
            Coleman Trippier Robertson Shaw (Kelly)
            Salah De'Bruyne Zaha (Oriol Romeu)(Dedonker)
            Jiminez Rashford Wilson

            0.5 to spend.

            Cheers in advance

            1. Kanchelskis
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Utd fan? I'd steer clear of both Shaw and Rashford for now. More than decent players available for less.

              1. nico05
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Guilty as charged haha, I have a feeling you're right tbh

            2. TONY123
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Rashford is way overpriced unfortunately.

              1. nico05
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I was thinking he'll be United's main man up top, who would you recommend?

                1. TONY123
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Vardy at 0.5 more is so much better value.

              2. Jarvish
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Goalscoring record gets better every year and likely to be the main man up front now. If Pogba goes, could be on pens and more DFKs too. Good differential I reckon.

                1. TONY123
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Yeah but if Pogba goes, where will the goals come from? United are already lacking creativity all over the field. As things stands now, I can't see them having a good season.

                  1. Jarvish
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Fair enough, but (unfortunately) I can't see Man U finishing lower than 6th from 7th even if they have an awful season - there is still some quality in that side without Pogba.

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        That's what I like to hear.

                  2. nico05
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Vardy is a great shout to be fair. My thinking was basically mirroring what Jarvish said.

            3. Gooner97
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              What do you think about Fraser? Are you backing him this season or are you leaning towards Maddy/Tielemans/other? Also, are Fraser and King overkill?

              1. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Definitely backing for the first 2. Will probably change in gw3

                1. Gooner97
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Picked Salah Sterling Siggy and Fraser so far in my 1st draft

              2. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Him and Wilson nailed in my team before WC GW3. Might get king too if on pens in pre season.

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

                good option to start with...possible even for whole season.

                even if he gets 20-25 points less than last season, he still would be good value at his new price

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

                  assuming he stays at Bournemouth

              4. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Great choice imo. I have both Fraser and King. Am actually even considering a triple up with Wilson.

              5. Pinball Wizard
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Fraser are Wilson are among the best memories from last season.
                And Bournemouth's starting fixtures are incredible too.
                However I am having trouble fitting both in my team cause their prices are tricky

            4. payetisgod
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Hi all,

              First post of the season and would appreciate any feedback... the more brutal the better!

              Ryan (button)
              Coleman, VVD, TAA, Trippier (4m)
              Sterling, Salah, Perez, JWP (Dendoncker)
              Wilson, Vardy (wickham)

              Perez and JWP are up for potentail swaps depending on pre season. Also aware bench is a little weak but thats usually how i like to star the season initially.

              Likely to try save some transfers so i can swap wilson and upgrade elswhere perhaps.

              Also... for Man City fans who is likely to line up next too Laporte? I've not seen this mentioned among hte comments!

              Thanks all for the RMT

              1. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Bit different. Looks good!

              2. cpo001
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Decent team and the JWP differential could work although he strikes me as a patchy sort of player.

                I'd be tempted to swap Wilson for King (save 1.5) and then upgrade Perez to Sigurdsson, or to a better GK.

              3. Pinball Wizard
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                It's a great team. I would be concerned with Trippier rotation though

                1. payetisgod
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  thanks all! yes I keep flirting with the idea of stones for trip! hence my man city question!!

                  Been thinking of the king swap too but had him last year in a draft league and got sick of seeing the cherries smash it and only wilson and fraser reaping the majoirty of the points! A mentaility that could bite me in the arse ha!

                  Yes JWP is pigeon holed for a 6m that pops up... maybe Barkley perhaps! feels very tough this season!

            5. JJeyy
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Best option here?

              A) Vardy and Siggy
              B) Sane and Perez (bit more risky but could pay off)

              1. JJeyy
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                A) also means VD and Coleman over Robo and digne

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  A. Sane is a big game time risk and id wait to see where Perez is deployed

              2. payetisgod
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                A... the fact they are both on spot kicks alone is enough before even factoring in likelihood of minutes and starts

                1. child of God
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Agree on the point, disagree on the Name

              3. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                A

              4. TONY123
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Sané will be a Bayern Munich player in a few weeks

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

                A by a huge distance

            6. cpo001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              A) Aguero and Tielemans
              B) Sterling and Jota

              Help!

              1. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                B, no doubt

                1. cpo001
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  My other strikers are King and Andone (Andone as a bench fodder punt), so I'm reluctant to have such a weak attack by adding Jota in there too - hence Aguero.

                  But, my Sterling-less team is giving me the fear!

                  1. cpo001
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Plus having a premium striker gives better structure should Kane explode for example.

                    Head says A), Heart says B)

                    1. payetisgod
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      A) I agree with your logic on kane exploding... will cause less damage to your team if you tried to get him in. Providing he does explode.

                      ||Guess it depends on the rest of your team!

                      1. cpo001
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Heaton or Pope / fodder
                        Walker, Robertson, TAA, Coleman (fodder)
                        Salah, Mili, Siggy, TIELEMANS / STERLING (Dendoncker)
                        AGUERO / JOTA, King (Andone)

              2. TONY123
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                B

              3. Pinball Wizard
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                B

              4. scubasmithy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                B

              5. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                B

              6. Ospina Colada
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                It's A from me because I don't like the one or two cheap striker approach. I like Aguero because he's on pens, most likely nailed and gives the option of changing to Auba/Kane/Vardy.

                1. cpo001
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Yep, for me this is the logical approach. My draft team is above.

                  1. Ospina Colada
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Similar team to mine but I've managed to get in Zaha for Mili by having a cheaper 4th defender.

              7. B.D.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                B

              8. liverpool01
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                A

            7. UnluckyXI
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Ederson

              Azpi, Taa, Robbo, Digne

              Salah, Kdb, tielemans/Perez, noble

              King, Kane

              A) ederson, Azpi, Taa, kdb, noble
              B) kepa, Walker, Van Dijk, Bilva, Fraser

              1. child of God
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Too much money in defence either way, someone will equal or exceed your points total in defence with a cheaper defence and have the extra cash paying off in attack

                1. cpo001
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I'd go for A.

                  I also disagree with Child of God - PPM is better with premium defenders.

            8. ★Kuntheman★
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Alright, after some previous feedback I'm left with this:

              Ryan (McGovern)
              TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko Kelly(BOU)
              Salah Sterling (Dendoncker, Mendy, Hayden)
              Kane King Deulofeu

              Not sure whether or not I'm going to keep Deulofeu over Jota/Deeney/maybe Andone and not sure if I'll keep Kelly from BOU. Rest is pretty nailed in my eyes. Would love to hear what you all think, especially in regards to Deulofeu.

              1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Why do you have only 2 mids?

                1. ★Kuntheman★
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Trying to fit in Kane-Sterling-Salah. And below 7.0 there's very little value in midfield so I put it up front instead. Don't have faith in Grealish, Barkley, all those guys. Yarmolenko is not nailed. Figure every 6.5 forward will be outscoring their midfield price counterparts.

              2. TONY123
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                That formation looks horrible, mids are always the highest scoring players in the game.

                1. ★Kuntheman★
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I agree. But below 7.0 there's literally nothing in the midfielders this year. I think every 6.5 forward is going to outscore a midfielder at equal or less price.

                  1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    I think plenty, plenty of options will be available at different points this season. Even just to start off with, I love Alli for example. That said, I'm probably going to start off lighter until I have a better idea of form etc.

                  2. TONY123
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    But I'd still get at least a 3rd mid (someone like Perez/Zaha/Siggy) for more flexibility. If any cheap mid pulls a 15/16 Mahrez, you won't be able to get him in without at least 2 transfers.

                    1. ★Kuntheman★
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Fair point. I'll get Perez over Deulofeu!

              3. AuFeld
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I currently have Deulofeu. I'm waiting to see how pre-season pans out, but he can easily be swapped to Deeney, Jota, DCL, etc if need to be.

                Historically, Kane's KPI is hindered when Son doesn't play.

                1. ★Kuntheman★
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Yeah that's a plus of picking Deulofeu, good point. Also good point on Kane. That first fixture is amazing though, could see him tearing up the template with a few goals.

              4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I really don't rate King and Deulofeu. Not sure why you see them as more attractive than Perez or Redmond for example. (Yes, Redmond is a meme, but under Ralph he started to become a bit more serious).

                1. ★Kuntheman★
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I don't rate them either. Interesting point on Perez, hadn't really thought about him. I'd consider him over Deulofeu. Redmond is a bit too much of a meme for me and I do think King will offer decent value.

                  What do you see in Perez? I'm worried he'll be too deep to do anything useful.

                  1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Perez will play high for Leicester, and considering how many goals he got for an awful Newcastle team, he could flourish under Brendan Rodgers.

                    1. ★Kuntheman★
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      I'm pretty sold on him between what you guys are saying and the comment above. Bringing him in for Deulofeu.

                      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Hey, mate - I think that you are going a bit off-piste her. Check this out:

                        GW1(3-5-2):

                        Foster
                        van Dijk, Digne, Zinchenko
                        Sterling, Sigurdsson, Fraser, Pérez, Townsend
                        Kane, Jiménez

                        Dahlberg; Origi, O’Connell, Kelly … 19/20, 0.0 ITB, TV: 100.0

                        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          - and if you don't like that, there is this:

                          Ryan
                          van Dijk, Digne, Zinchenko
                          Salah, Sterling, Sigurdsson, Norwood
                          Kane, King, Origi

                          Button; Stephens, O’Connell, Kelly … 19/20, 0.0 ITB, TV: 100.0

                          1. ★Kuntheman★
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Between those I like the look of the second one. First one's lack of Salah scares me tbh 😆 and I'm not going anywhere near Jimenez or Townsend with those fixtures. Second one looks great but what would you do when Origi's time is up? And not sure that Norwood is going to be a good pick though his price is nice.

                            I find it interesting how opposed you are to double LIV defense! 🙂 I feel like its an easy point scorer but I may be biased from the latter stages of last season. I like your priorities of Sigurdsson, VVD, Digne, Zinchenko, Sterling, and Kane though. I would've loved to fit Siggy in my third mid spot but I have no idea how I'd do it without picking someone in Norwood/Origi-tier, and I'm not sure if that's worth it.

                            But yeah, I definitely understand what you're saying. Will have to ponder about this more. Huge value in going 3 at the back especially if I pick two 4.0s.

                            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Good man. Good luck with it.

                              1. ★Kuntheman★
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                Cheers Doos, thanks for the input and all the help!

                          2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Hey Doosra, hope your well?

                            Is Origi likely to play GW1?

                            Up the hammers 🙂

                            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              I am almost certain he will. Firmino is having a little holiday, and Mané is still with Senegal in the ACON.

                              I can see Origi getting the first three games.

                              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                Thanks for the insight.

                                Hmm this changes everything for me. I am trying to build a bench boost team for GW1 and he could be a great punt for it. However it means not having double pool def and I need to weigh up whether Robertson outscores Origi or not.....

                            2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Thank you for your kind thoughts!!! 🙂

                              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                😎

            9. InterUranus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I don't get everyone creaming over Digne, free kicks aside he's a liability and there's not many clean sheets in those opening games. Without Zouma or a suitable replacement, Everton will be suspect defensively.

              1. TONY123
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Digne doesn't need clean sheets, he spends more time around the opposition box than his own.

              2. ★Kuntheman★
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                He hasn't left my team since day 1.

              3. AuFeld
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                No Zouma and IIRC Gueye will be late to start the season with AFCON. EVE may be vulnerable.

                Digne may be Alonso by the start of the season.

                1. InterUranus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Agreed, for 6.0 I don't feel he's worth it. Especially when you have Walker and Mendy (if fit) for the same price and the likes of Chilwell, Shaw & AWB for less who offer the same outlet.

              4. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Digne and Trent were the first names for my draft.

            10. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Kane or Auba?

              1. TONY123
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Kane, I'd stay away from Arsenal for now

              2. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Kane

            11. HIT ME!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Which team do you prefer?

              team A)

              Pope
              Robbo Trent Digne Zinchenko (4.0)
              Salah KDB Siggy Fraser (4.5)
              Vardy King (4.5)

              + Really like KDB & Vardy, think both are underpriced.
              - No Sterling (Salah captaincy most weeks), weak bench

              team B)

              Pope
              VVD Trent Digne Taylor/Targett (rotation)
              Salah Sterling Siggy Maddison (4.5)
              Wilson King (4.5)

              + Sterling, stronger bench
              - No City defence

              Basically
              Robbo, Zinchenko, KDB, Fraser, Vardy
              vs
              VVD, Taylor/Targett, Sterling, Maddison, Wilson

              1. payetisgod
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                B...… only just!! But my gut thinks A will be the one reaps the most points based on value as per your KDB and Vardy comment!

                B thought as i think starting without either augero or sterling is costly. Can easily get KDB if he explodes!

                Liked the Zinch punt in A do you expect him to start over mendy?

                1. HIT ME!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I think Zinchenko should start the first few gameweeks at least.
                  Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

              2. Ospina Colada
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I like A, similarish to my team. Although I'd downgrade one of the defenders and upgrade your midfield sub..

                1. HIT ME!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Would have to be Fraser in that case. And I would probably upgrade my fifth defender with those money.
                  Cheers!

            12. Factors creating uncertainty for GW1
              NUFCAndrew
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I can’t help tinkering with my team, but I feel there’s not much point in trying to create a serious draft at the moment because there’s a lot of things so up in the air. The following topics prevent me from being settled on a draft:

              • City left back position
              • Gueye being available for GW1
              • Zaha. Palace or Arsenal?
              • Will Wolves reach the europa league group stages? Their assets become more appealing for me if they crash out.
              • The whole Chelsea starting XI. In particular who gets the forward role.
              • How does Rodgers fit all his attacking talent in 1 line up?
              • West Ham & Everton to sign a striker? Potential 6.0 enablers upfront if not with decent fixtures upcoming.

              These are just a few I’ve thought of from the top of my head, I’m sure there’s many more. The point I’m making is, so many factors are up in the air that it is difficult to settle on a solid draft

              1. Jarvish
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                So all those RMTs were for nothing :/

              2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                In all likelihood, Rodgers will set us up in the BTEC Man City formation from last season, Perez replacing Gray/Albrighton.

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

                  Look after Ayoze please

              3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Also, Arsenal won't pay up, and Palace won't budge. So there's another question answered

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

                  If arsenal won’t. Someone probably will

              4. child of God
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Can't wait until everything is perfect, there will always be areas of uncertainty even on days before gw1

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

                  There’s always going to be uncertainty in FPL. That’s why it’s so intriguing, but as for now there’s so many questions still to be answered, by pre season

                  1. child of God
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Totally agree but it best to play around with different drafts for now so that by the time things are becoming a little bit clear we'll know the exact areas to exploit and be ready for gw1

              5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I think everyone is tinkering with an understanding that one or two positions will change.
                West Ham and Everton striker - if they purchase anyone, it will be at least 1m more in reality I'd say. Take Seb Haller for example, he won't be less than 7.

              6. SweepaKeepa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Out of your points I find the Chelsea XI the most intriguing. There’s definite value there... just where exactly? CHO probably when back from injury, but then who else? Abraham & James, is my speculative bet.

                1. NUFCAndrew
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Barkley? Whoever gets the forward role? Willian? Jorginho? Zappacosta at a reach? Only nailed players in that Chelsea team for me are Kepa, Azpi & Kante

              7. Shiva_Destroyer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Basically we can’t nail anyone in our team till August first week or rather pre match pressers. All we can do now is to shortlist players and try formations, anything else at this time isn’t of much use imo

              8. Simwalt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Anyone think mane will start the season with klopp saying he won't train Until the week before ?

            13. SB8
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Points last season...
              TAA+Robbo (14m now) = 398
              Salah (12.5m)= 259

              1. Simple Man
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Its the same with captaincy included for Salah

                1. SB8
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  well, you can also (C) defenders

                  1. asquishypotato
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    When was the last time you did that?

                    Rephrase, did that, with success?

                  2. circusmonkey
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    But not 2 at the same time.

              2. Ospina Colada
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Get all three, simple

              3. RUUD!
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                get all 3 like the cool kids then

              4. B.D.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Get them all 🙂

              5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Go Salah-less then

            14. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Not having premium forwards can make a brilliant team:

              Pope
              TAA, VVD, Coleman, Zinchenko
              Sterling, Salah, KDB
              King, Giroud, Deulofeu
              Bench: Woodman, Dendoncker, Hayden, Kelly

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

                nice team, but far from brilliant 🙂

              2. AuFeld
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I currently have a similar team. IMO, having $7m tied up in Giroud is not great value.

            15. HakimZyech
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I see people ignoring Pereyra, why?! He could start well this season again

                1. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Richarlison is a good starter also.

                  1. HakimZyech
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Yes but 8.0. Pereyra will release extra cash

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

                    def going a bit under the radar...best 6.0 option and nice fixtures

                    maybe because some are already going Deulofeu and don't want double up on Watford, or maybe people think some of the 6.5 options are a bit more 'sexy' (Leicester mids)

                  3. AuFeld
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    He's definitely a player who can out-perform his price tag. One to keep an eye on, especially for $6m.

                  4. Rust Cohle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Pereyra is a blank machine with unpredictable hauls. Too inconsistent for me

                2. sirmorbach
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Would you be so kind to rate my team?

                  Ryan
                  TAA, VVD, Laporte, Coleman
                  Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Madds
                  King, Jota
                  (Bench with Dendoncker and Diop.)

                  1. B.D.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Very strong imo! Price points of different positions are good with many possibilities. Jota can be any 6,5 with stronger fixtures (Del?) to start with?

                    1. sirmorbach
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Thank you very much, mate! Appreciate your advice as well, this is indeed something for me to think about. Cheers!!

                  2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    I like it, have similar at the minute.

                    Don't like Ryan, I'll be going Burnley, Henderson if at SHU or 5.5m.
                    Not convinced Laporte is worth the cash. Over the season he's good value but I don't know if I'll have the patience to hold on that long, so I'm thinking 352.

                    Love the midfield.

                    1. sirmorbach
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Those are very good points. Thank you very much indeed, mate. Will think about that.

                3. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  @JPercyTelegraph

                  Can confirm Harry Maguire has told #lcfc management and players he wants to pursue a move to #mufc or #mcfc if the valuation (£80m-£90m) is met. Leicester expect him to be professional if a move doesn’t materialise before the transfer deadline

                  1. ★Kuntheman★
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Berbs! How you doing mate? Sent you an email a while back.

                    And also 😆 @ the idea of us signing Maguire for that much.

                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      All good mate, will check mail now.

                      I think you guys are driving up the price for them lot down the road 😉

                      1. ★Kuntheman★
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Hey y'all did it first when you purchased a Dutch Wall for 75m

                        1. Berbinho's Forehead
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Didn't turn out too bad that fella 😉

                  2. I Member
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Maguire more expensive than De Ligt.

                    1. OLDHERMAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      God, forgive us all.

                4. Codetto
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  A) 5-3-2
                  Ederson - (Button)
                  TAA - Robbo - Laporte - Digne - Azpil
                  Salah (C) - Siggy - Fraser - (Dendoncker, Hayden)
                  King - Vardy - (4.5)

                  B) 5-4-1
                  Ryan - (Button)
                  VVD - Robbo - Walker - Digne - Azpil
                  Salah (C) - Sterling - Siggy - Fraser - (Dendoncker)
                  King - (4.5, 4.5)

                  1. Codetto
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    basically Ederson, TAA, Laporte, Vardy vs Ryan, VVD, Walker, Sterling

                  2. HIT ME!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    The more I think of it, the less I like 5 players at the back.
                    A with a few changes. Would downgrade Ederson to Pope/Heaton(whoever is first choice), Laporte to Zinchenko, Azpi to 4.0/4.5 upgrade Hayden for a 4-4-2 formation.

                5. AzzaroMax99
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Any forward @ 5.5 max to recommend?

                  McGoldrick or someone better?

                  1. Nico.
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    McGoldrick likely to lose his spot to the incoming Robinson. The only below 6.0m options are Andone/Locadia, whoever ends up being favoured at Brighton.

                    Suggest spending an additional 0.5m for far more viable options.

                  2. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Andone looks likely to be a good bargain

                6. maurorodi00
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Who is worth more at 6.5
                  King burnes jota calvet lewin murray delofeu please help me put some order

                  1. child of God
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    King or Gross

                  2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Pending preseason performances I would rank them:

                    King
                    Delo - Or Deeney for the sake of penalties
                    Barnes
                    Jota - EL concern
                    Murray - Need to see where he fits in Potter's team
                    DCL - No thank you

                  3. Eytexi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    I like King, Deulofeu (first 4 gws) & Wood (gw 5 onwards).

                  4. OLDHERMAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    King 2 - decent choice, on pens, nailed
                    Barnes 4 - had a nice season, could repeat, not bad
                    Diogo Jota 1 - my pick here, by a mile
                    Calvert Lewin 5 - can't imagine Everton not finding better on the market. Would avoid anyhow
                    Murray 6 - Older than the cuckoo, worst team in PL, definitely not in my name
                    Deulofeu 3 - good prospect and should play, but club plays w/2 up front and they have Gray and Deeney, and Deu is capable of playing behind them as he did on loan at AC Milan. So third choice.

                    1. maurorodi00
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      So you think delofeu will miss the first 3 matches ?

                      1. OLDHERMAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Where did I write this?

                        1. maurorodi00
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Sorry my mistake

                7. Eytexi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Been quite settled with a 451 draft over pre-season so far, but would like some thoughts on this instead:

                  Ryan, (Button).
                  TAA, Robbo, Zinchenko, Digne, (Reid).
                  Salah, Sterling, Siggy, (Dendoncker), (Hayden).
                  Deulofeu, Wood, King.

                  Aware of the risk with Zinchenko (and that I'm a complete hypocrite as I've been saying he's a no-go for a while), but having a playing sub helps that.

                  1m in the bank reserved for West Ham & Chelsea assets if they look nailed for early fixture swings (e.g. Haller or Giroud: only examples which would need money for upgrades).

                  Tear it apart please guys! 🙂

                  1. child of God
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Not so optimistic about the forwards but the rest of the team is good

                    1. Eytexi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Agree to an extent. All have great first week fixtures, but beyond that I see myself tinkering with the examples mentioned (and those similar). Thanks.

                  2. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Try building the best team you can for the first 2 weeks then hit an early WC from the top 1000 like me

                    1. Eytexi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Triple Bournemouth for you then?

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Fraser and Wilson for sure. Not certain who my 3rd would be. Gives me the two best captaincy options to start with in salah and Auba. Auba differential should be a huge advantage to begin against two poor sides first up.
                        Then attacking that fixture swing from GW3, a lot of players not worth considering become available too

                        1. Eytexi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Might have a play with this myself. You got a full draft or just a list of names?

                          1. Ask Yourself
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Currently on this:

                            Pope (SOU, bench)

                            TAA (NOR, sou) Zinchenko (whu, transfer out) Digne (cpl, WAT)

                            Salah (NOR, sou) Fraser (SHU, avl) Zaha (EVE, shu) Siggy (cpl, WAT)

                            Auba (new, BUR) Wilson (SHU, avl) Origi (NOR, sou)

                            Farhmann (bench, NEW) o’connell Dendoncker Rico

                            Have another version with double pool defence instead of siggy and origi but this looks best on current info

                            1. HIT ME!
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Like your team pal. You confident Origi will play though?

                8. tburgess12
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  For Gameweeks 1-8?

                  A) Siggy + King

                  B) Perez + Wilson

                  1. child of God
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    A for me

                  2. I Member
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    A

                  3. Eytexi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Got to be A

                9. fantasyfog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Personally I have no confidence whatsoever in King, I would rather have ings myself, is King really in so so many teams, I don't even care about his fixtures

                  1. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Ings is one of the worst strikers in the league.

                    1. ★Kuntheman★
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Prime Liverpool when he got a rare game up top

                      1. ★Kuntheman★
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Wilfried Bony was our Danny Ings

                    2. fantasyfog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      better 6 mil options?. I take you have king, good luck with that

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

                        DCL

                    3. fantasyfog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      ?

                  2. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Will only pick if on pens. Planning on very early WC so may start with origi instead due to norwich’s Crippled defence

                    1. fantasyfog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      now that is good sense, unlike berba's forehead

                  3. AuFeld
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Cool.

                  4. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    It's ironic that Ings reminds me of Ledley King

                    1. fantasyfog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      i'd rather pick ledley king than joshua king

                    2. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Does the word ironic even have a meaning or do people like saying it

                      1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        is misusing the word irony in fact irony ? .

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          No that’s gold

                          1. AuFeld
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Yes?

                            1. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Au dear

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

                        I unironically use the word ironic ironically

                  5. Glory Punter
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    His stats show that he underperformed last season.
                    Expect some improvement.

                10. Joyce1998
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  team 1 or 2

                  lloris (button)
                  robbo, vvd, digne, walker (kelly)
                  salah, sterling, siggy, perez (dendonker)
                  king, deulofeu ( nkeitah)

                  team 2
                  alisson
                  coleman, vvd, walker, ake
                  salah, siggy, kdb, perez
                  kane, king

                  same subs

                  1. sirmorbach
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    I like A better, but with a cheaper goalkeeper and TAA over Walker

                11. AzzaroMax99
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  A) Siggy+Brooks
                  or
                  B) Maddison+Fraser

                  1. sirmorbach
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Tough, but I'd go with B (for I have high hopes on Madds).

                    I'd try my best to fit Siggy in there though.

                12. liverpool01
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Any1 picking Coleman over Digne so King> Giroud easy switch one transfer GW3

                13. Óró Sé…
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Thoughts, anyone..? Tricky business these first pics ....

                  Ederson,
                  Digne, VVD, TAA, Trips, Azpilicueta
                  Salah, Rich, Perez
                  Kane, King

                  Woodman, Meyer, Dendoncker, Westwood

                  1. Óró Sé…
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Greenwood !

                  2. sirmorbach
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    I like Siggy better than Rich. Also personally would go Coleman over Digne and Madds over Perez.

                    Not a fan of Trippier as well.

                    But that is a good team.