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What Fantasy managers can expect from Southampton forward Che Adams

Southampton and Ralph Hasenhüttl have added to their attacking armoury ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League season with the signing of Che Adams (£6.0m) from Birmingham City for a reported £15m fee.

Adams, 22, scored 38 goals in 123 appearances across three seasons at St Andrew’s and was named in the Championship Team of the Season for 2018/19.

The Englishman will aim to provide additional goalscoring impetus to a Southampton side who scored just 1.18 goals per game in 2018/19, ranking 15th in the goals scored table.

Adams’ arrival at St Mary’s comes alongside the signing of Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m) from Standard Liege as well as the permanent capture of Danny Ings (£6.0m) from Liverpool, as the Saints bid to improve on their attacking options and mount a challenge for a top ten finish in Hasenhüttl’s first full season in charge on the south coast.

Southampton forwards have rarely proved to be reliable sources of FPL points in the last two seasons, with midfielders Nathan Redmond (£6.5m) and James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) representing the Saints’ top-scoring players in 2018/19 with 137 and 94 points respectively. 

Yet if Adams is able to translate the form he has shown throughout the lower leagues of English football into performances in the Premier League with Southampton, then this could be a player firmly worthy of consideration in the opening Gameweeks of 2019/20.

Upon signing for Southampton, Adams said: 

I was watching them play when I was at Birmingham and I liked what Ralph did so I couldn’t say no.

You can see with the track history… the gaffer’s belief in the young players, I want to be part of it.

There was interest in January but it didn’t quite go through but I’m happy now it has.

Hasenhüttl also spoke enthusiastically after confirming the signing of Adams: 

He has shown a desire to join us above all other clubs, which shows the positive reputation Southampton has built for developing young players.

The History and Statistics 

Che Adams’ first professional senior goal came in a League Cup semi-final against Spurs in January 2015

Born in Leicester in July 1996, Adams’ rapid rise through the lower divisions of English football is testament to not only his unquestionable ability but a work ethic that will certainly have furthered Hasenhüttl’s interest in bringing the player to St Mary’s.

After spells at Oadby Town and Ilkeston before his 18th birthday, Adams earned his first major career move in 2014, after the eyes and ears of Sheffield United were alerted to an immensely promising player plying their trade in the seventh tier of English football. 

Under the management of Nigel Clough, the Blades gave Adams his initial opportunity in the English Football League (EFL), with a tepid first season ensuing – the striker made just 13 appearances across the 2014/15 campaign as he saw his minutes managed by Clough, scoring three goals in the process. 

The 2015/16 campaign proved to be Adams’ breakthrough year at Bramall Lane, with the striker netting on 11 occasions across 43 games and, in the process, attracting interest from the upper echelons of the EFL – notably Birmingham City and manager Gary Rowett.

Birmingham signed Adams for an undisclosed fee after being impressed by the striker’s performances for the Blades and his 15 goals in 55 appearances for the club. The Englishman had seemingly stepped up at every increased level of competition in his four full seasons as a professional, and Rowett placed his faith in Adams to deliver in the Championship. 

This faith was handsomely rewarded as Adams gradually grew into his role leading the line at St Andrew’s, increasing his goalscoring output in successive seasons before delivering an eye-catching, sensational campaign in 2018/19 in which he scored 22 goals in 46 league appearances.

This clinical goalscoring output from a 22-year-old English striker will naturally increase speculation of a potential transfer, but it is Southampton who have secured the services of this highly-rated prospect who will now bid to make yet another step up and deliver in the top-flight of English football. 

Comparisons 
PlayerMinutes per shotMinutes per shot in the boxMinutes per shot on targetMinutes per key pass 
Adams32.850.566.855.8
Redmond44.3117.114963
Ings29.849.172.559.6
Long46.366.1138.886.8
Austin 30.742.7109109

The Prospects

Danny Ings is available for the same price as Che Adams in FPL this season

Southampton’s signing of Adams has understandably excited the club’s fanbase, and the anticipation surrounding the 22-year-old’s Premier League debut is far from unwarranted. 

The club has been crying out for a goalscoring number nine since the departure of Graziano Pelle in 2016, and in Adams, the Saints may have found a player capable of filling the attacking void vacated by the Italian following his transfer to Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng.

Adams’ minutes-per-shot on target average was superior to any of Southampton’s attacking quartet from the 2018/19 campaign, whilst the striker also ranks top for minutes per key pass – underlining his potential for valuable assists in the spectrum of FPL points.

A total of 74 shots in the box throughout the 2018/19 season would have placed Adams joint-fifth in the Premier League standings from the previous campaign, level with Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) and above the likes of Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m).

The usual big disclaimer applies regarding these figures, of course, with Adams having registered them in the second tier with Birmingham.

The value that Adams could offer managers is evident from his final campaign with Birmingham, a team who didn’t feature in the Championship promotion picture (although a points deduction saw to that) and who scored just 64 times throughout the season, with Adams accounting for 34% of the team’s goals.

Yet central to determining the striker’s potential as a value-for-money £6.0m forward in Gameweek 1 squad for 2019/20 remain the questions over Southampton’s attacking abilities as a unit.

Shane Long (£5.0m) and Charlie Austin (£6.0m) have struggled for the Saints since arriving on the south coast, whilst injury in Ings’ first season at St Mary’s as a Liverpool loanee disrupted any potential for a consistent stream of minutes and form. 

The club tying down Ings on a permanent deal from Liverpool alongside the signing of Djenepo from Standard Liege is a clear indicator of their intentions for the upcoming campaign, and if Adams can play his part in this trident of new attacking signings then the Saints could be set for an impressive year in Hasenhüttl’s first full season in charge at St Mary’s. 

At a price of £6.0m, Adams (whose ownership is 1.6%) is placed alongside the likes of Glenn Murray (4.1%), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (4.8%) and teammate Ings (3.0%) who currently form the three most popular £6.0m strikers in the build-up to GW1.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is currently the most-owned FPL forward in the £5.5m-£6.0m bracket

This level of competition and comparison is important in determining if Adams is offering stronger value than his similarly priced counterparts, yet a decisive element in the striker’s effectiveness as a budget striker will lie in Hasenhüttl’s tactical and formation-based selections. 

The Austrian alternated between a 3-4-2-1 and 3-5-2 during the 2018/19 campaign, enabling a sense of defensive solidity whilst deploying differing attacking combinations dependent on the quality and calibre of opposition. 

If Hasenhüttl opts to regularly deploy the 3-4-2-1 formation this drastically reduces Adams’ potential for a regular berth in the Southampton starting XI, especially considering the club’s permanent signing of Ings from Liverpool. However, the Saints’ pre-season schedule commenced on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against SCR Altach in Austria, with Adams making his Southampton debut and scoring inside two minutes with a clinical low drive from 18 yards.

Hasenhüttl’s decision to deploy a 4-2-2-2 formation (his favoured system in Germany) in the club’s first game of pre-season could be indicative of the Austrian’s plans for the 2019/20 season. Adams’ impressive performance as part of a two-strong strike force will only strengthen his chances of starting for the Saints when they face Burnley on August 10th.

Adams’ total number of goals scored last year (22) surpassed the combined goalscoring output of Southampton’s four main attacking options (Long, Ings, Redmond and Austin) who scored 20 league goals between them, and it is evident that the Saints have signed a player with an eye for goal and who could fit seamlessly into Hasenhüttl’s attacking plans for the upcoming Premier League campaign.

Southampton’s opening five fixtures of the 2019/20 campaign present a dilemma for FPL managers who may be considering investing in their assets, with attractive games against Burnley, Brighton and Sheffield United juxtaposed against the visits of Manchester United and Liverpool to St Mary’s. 

In these games last year, excluding the fixture against newly-promoted Sheffield United, Southampton won a total of five points, having laboured to a 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion whilst drawing 1-1 and 2-2 with Burnley and Manchester United respectively; the Saints also were defeated 3-1 by Liverpool in April. 

The fact that Hasenhüttl’s side scored in each of these games last season and will fancy their chances of doing so against newly-promoted Sheffield United is a promising omen for those considering investing in Southampton’s attacking assets, but selecting the most consistent forward around Adams’ price presents a difficult dilemma for managers.

Given the number of £6.0m strikers in 2019/20 – the most common price-tag for forwards in the game – investment in Adams would represent an unquestionable risk but a gamble that could pay rewarding dividends given the player’s initial pre-season form as well as three attractive fixtures in the Saints’ first five.

This may be a case of “wait and see” for sanctioning Adams’ inclusion in your squad for the initial stages of the 2019/20 campaign but the former Birmingham striker is worth monitoring at the very least – particularly for those Fantasy managers who are going light up front.

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1,139 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tosa86
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    first FPL draft:

    ederson- button
    Digne - robertson- VVD - reid- kelly
    Salah - Siggy/B.SIlva - zaha - moutinho - hayden
    king - kun - jota

    any suggestion?

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely Sigurdsson over bilva

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Decent team

        1. Tosa86
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 17 hours ago

          only decent?

      2. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        really? Why?

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

          Don’t listen. Bilva will start every game for city and at 8M that’s a bargain

  2. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Hi, which 3 do you prefer

    A) sterling, digne, Jorginho
    B) KDB, Coleman, Sigurdsson

    Rest of team is

    Pope
    TAA VVD ___ Zinchenko
    Salah ___ Perez ___
    Kane King

    1. Tosa86
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      first one...but not jorginho

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Who if not him, that 5.0 is a dead zone. Even 5.5 if you go Coleman over digne.

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A with Noble

    3. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      B

      Maybe Digne and Fraser insgead?

    4. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      B. More balanced

    5. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      B - you don't need Sterling when you have Salah and Kane.

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 1 day ago

      First one with Dendo and 0.5 at the back. That’s my current big hitter set up

      Jorginho might be on oens of course but even at Napoli he rarely got attacking returns.

  3. Bushwhacker
    5 months, 1 day ago

    First time new user! About time I took this a little more seriously, thank you to all in this community who provide bloody fantastic feedback and insight - helped me a great deal last year (until it all went horribly wrong (tm))

    Looking for some insight :

    Begovic (or whomever is Bournemouths#1), 4.0
    Zinchenko, TAA, Robbo, Digne, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Jorginho, Dendocker
    Jiminez, King, DCL

    Thanks!

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Looks well balanced

    2. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      4 premium defenders seems to be very popular again this season. It certainly worked last season.

      I like it. However, not keen on Jorg as he doesn't bring to points. Love the forward choices. I'm leaning towards Giroud or Vardy with King but if Wolves play like last season, Jiminez gonna do well. Decent stuff buddy

      1. Bushwhacker
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks for the feedback. My only hope on Jorg is penalties with VAR onboard . . .waiting to see that'll be the case. Giroud is an interesting one, I just can't fathom Lampard going into the season with him up front ; I would so have Tammy Abraham before him. Will have monitor pre-season, if he's well priced he's a shoe-in.

    3. tbeans22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I'd go Jota instead of Jimi up front. Jota outscored Jimi by quite a bit once they were paired as a front two about midway through the season.

      1. Bushwhacker
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah I thought about that ; guess we'll see in pre-season if that sticks. Jota did have a terrible habit of getting booked and not getting BPs IIRC.

  4. Kristobal
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    A) Felipe Anderson

    B) Ayoze Perez + 0.5 elsewhere

    1. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Depends on preseason and where it looks like Perez might play and whether he'll be nailed

  5. RubeRx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Aurier at 5.0 seems like a steal now that Trippier to Atletico is almost certain. Will he still rotate with KWP though?

    1. TuplaPukki
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Dani Alves is coming...

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

      Spurs fullbacks always rotate unfortunately

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Reality check and you'd imagine KWP will see increased minutes.

        However, if another RB doesn't come in then Aurier may not be a bad shout at 5.

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yep I’d fancy him to lose a lot of minutes to KWP. He always rotates two fullbacks

      1. TripHazard
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Always some rotation. Foyth likely to be first choice if another RB isn't signed.

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    A or B?
    A Ederson Boly
    B Pope/ Heaton Laporte

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      B

  7. Il Papera
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Ederson
    VVD TAA Ake Digne
    Siggy (S)alah Sterling Perez Zaha
    King

    Subs: Button Kelly Wickham Greenwood

    Awful bench and not sure if either of the following are more sensible:
    A
    Ederson -> Pope
    Ake -> Walker
    Kelly -> Dunk

    B
    Ederson -> Pope/Ryan
    Greenwood -> Che Adams

    Any thoughts please?

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

      Love your name mate

    2. tbeans22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Prefer B. Adams is a wait and see. Walker covers you for MCI clean sheets. Kelly by no means nailed at this point (although it'd be nice if he is).

      1. Il Papera
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah thanks. More solid 12 so probably better to run with that though I not comfortable dropping Ake, I’m sure he has goals incoming!!!

  8. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Walker, Maguire, Jagielka, Simon Francis
    Brooks
    Sharp, Che Adams, DCL

    Quite a production line with Sheff Utd...

    Naughton in the Championship with Swansea.

    Vardy a Wednesday fan.

    Rose from Leeds.

    Stones from Barnsley.

    1. Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Knew I'd forget one: Matty Lowton

  9. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    In your opinion is DCL for 6m a good option as a 3rd striker in a 3-4-3. If not what other options are there at that price or cheaper for a 3rd striker

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      No way I'd have dcl in a 343 over a 4th premium defender in a 442

      1. Hedge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        This. If you're really wanting to go 343 I'd spend at least 6.5 on your third striker, but the value of a 6.5 def or midfielder (Tielemans/Perez/Brooks) is better IMO

  10. The 5% Team
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Tielemans, Vardy and Perez all starting for Leicester in pre-season match

    1. Il Papera
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I’m sure they’ll all be first XI when it comes to it

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        haha yes of course, why wouldn't they

        1. Il Papera
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Ah sorry misinterpreted your point haha

    2. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      This makes me happy

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

      Any idea on their formation?

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

        Not sure who leshabela is. If he is a CL then Perez is on LW, if he plays wide then Perez is CF

  11. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Quick poll lads.

    A) Sigurdsson + King
    B) Gross + Wilson

    Currently on A but B is tempting.

    1. Yip Jaap Stam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Personally I wouldn’t want to touch Gross. I would go with A

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A

    3. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A

    4. Beatle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A

  12. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on below chaps? Trippier to Atletico now official.

    Ryan / Button

    TAA, Digne, Aurier / Kelly, Rico

    Salah, Sterling, Lucas Moura, Zaha, Brooks

    Vardy, Jota / 4.5

    Cheers )

    1. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      As above, Aurier will still get reduced minutes

      You need at least one nailed-ish playing bench player

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Need to wait and see on Rico, Kelly and Aurier an accident waiting to happen...... Moura possibly only good for first week so can see some early transfers needed with this squad

  13. GanonTEK
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Just made a 10 team head to head league if anyone wants to join. Code is

    xak2j3

    Think there were some problems early on, hopefully fixed now. I made one a week or 2 ago and more than 10 were allowed to join but it does say 10 in the settings. Bit odd.

    1. Veggente85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I'm in!

      1. GanonTEK
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Nice! 😀

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      On it.

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

      just joined

      too bad those smaller mini-leagues don't have a messageboard or something like that

      1. GanonTEK
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I think if you use the Fantasy Football Manager app for Android that it has a chat now in each league as well as an overall one.

  14. kyrgios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Would you prefer A or B here?

    A Delu Laporte TAA
    B Wilson Zinchenko VVD

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A with king (have the feeling you have him already)

    3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      a

    4. Beatle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A

  15. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Starting without Salah is looking likely, the king and yarmaelko a spots are open to tweaking depending on pre-season

    Auba comes Kane or kun for gw3. Fraser comes Leicester mid depending on which one of three emerge the best choice

    Lloris
    TAA VVD Robbo Digne
    Sterling Rich Fraser Yarmalenko
    Auba King

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      First day if season

      Liverpool 4 (Salah brace) Norwich 1 !

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Robbo and TAA with an assist each, VVD goal

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Touché! Would still rather hedge bets with 2 defenders and Salah

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        * of

    2. mad_beer ✅
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      One goal and your GW is sunk.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Didn't happen in over half the matches last season.

      2. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Liverpool cleanie and it’s green arrows, they got 20 of them last season and can’t see signs of regression

    3. Yip Jaap Stam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I’ve been tempted by auba too, but I can’t go without Salah and Sterling. I’m sure he’ll get bags of goals. Time will tell if you’ve made the right choice

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Get involved, Newcastle and Burnley first two, I believe he scored 6 goals against those two teams last season.

    4. Wag the Drog
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Very nice non-template team. Yarmalenko tho?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        If fit, worth a punt, nice price and West Ham fixtures from gw2 are lovely

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Are you up for occasionally captaining Robbo/TAA for effective quadruple defence?

      Have a similar team set up but double defence and seriously looking at TAA as captain.

      Can’t make my mind up on Auba over Kane in 1 and 3. Very tempting

      1. tbeans22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I captained TAA a few games down the stretch last year and was handsomely rewarded.

  16. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Would you double up in attack for these clubs?
    a) Bournemouth
    b) Leicester
    c) neither

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Bournemouth, fixtures are really nice

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Leicester yes - I'm tipping them for 4th this season.
      Bournemouth maybe for the first 2 matches but not long term.

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A for first few weeks not a bad shout I reckon

    4. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A then move Fraser to one of Maddison, Perez or tielemans as youll know which one best by gw3 ish

  17. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Pope Button
    TAA VVD Laporte Cathcart Targett
    Salah KDB Siggy ***** *****
    King Deulofeu Wickham

    Which option to complete my team lads?

    A. Moura and Fraser
    B. Bilva and Maddison
    C. ???? 15m to spend

    Cheers

  18. zinaks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 1 day ago

    for opening weeks

    A) 433 Jimenez

    B) 442 willian

  19. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 1 day ago

    A Walker and Bilva
    B Laporte and Zaha

    I don't have any City attackers though. What do you say?

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

      Walker and Bilva, you'll have a good time once a week at least. Not that fun in waiting for Zaha to be fouled in the box LOL.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Zaha scored 10 goals last season though..

  20. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Too much in defence?

    Ederson
    Robbo TAA Digne Zinchenko/Coleman
    Salah Siggy Bilva Fraser
    Vardy King

    Button Dendoncker Rico Wickham

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Invest where there is value

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Ederson -> Pope
        Robbo -> VVD
        = 2M
        For Fraser->KDB or Vardy->Kane? Not sure if they are better value

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          It is a very good team

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks, no point overthinking it then 🙂

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Very nice team that

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you

    3. ChelseaBlues223
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Almost same team as mine exept I have Walker from City in defence, and Deulofeu in attack. So no, I would say it's great. Maybe even getting Zaha instead of Bilva and then upgrade to Laporte in defence.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Nice! I want a City striker though although it's only Bilva.

      2. ChelseaBlues223
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Ohh didn't see Robbo there, I have VVD.

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Might end up with him too, better value

  21. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    So fella I’m sure it’s been asked before but my key decision to start the season will be.....
    A- Sterling and 6.5 striker and who??
    Or
    B- KDB and Vardy
    Which would you do/are doing and why?
    Cheers gents

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A here for capping reasons but B looks better say for FPL Draft.

  22. Pepe Le Pukki
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Callum Robinson (5.5) signed for Shefield United from Preston North End a couple of days ago.

    Last season he made 27 appearances, scoring 12 along with 3 assists.

    I have done some poking around on the Sheffield United forum and there is certainly a buzz around the guy. Many fans seem to think he may play as a second striker. One poster mentioned he seems to have a similar playing style to Son, didn't digress why but take it with a mighty pinch of salt regardless.

    Are there any Blades fans on here that can shed some light on Robinson's prospects as right now I am looking at a POTENTIAL 5.5 OOP midfielder.

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Ha a similar style to son.

      There is a buzz about them signing Morrison.

      Obviously they are all very excited and optimistic.

      There isn't a single promoted player I'm tempted by until I see them deliver in the prem.

    2. Flynniesta
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 17 hours ago

      PNE fan - great player for us in the Championship, not sure how he’ll do this season though as it’ll be a massive step up for him

  23. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Callum Wilson scored, in other news, sky is blue..

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Brooks assist

    2. Veggente85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      First bandwagon of the season confirmed.

      1. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        im actually upset because i had him since my first draft, hoped price will make him somewhat differential...

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Seems to be a lack of excitement to fpl this season (or is it just me?) This site isn't as busy as before. Perhaps the early start has hurt the buildup to the game or maybe people are looking for an alternative game.

    It will likely pick up in the next week or so but in the years I've been playing the game this has been one of the worst years hype wise.

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah launched too early

      1. VAR SH*T
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Just like Storm Area 51

    2. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah, i also noticed that. Its only my 4th year of playing but i came here way later than last year, mainly because of bad rank and bitterness xD but i think they should have released game exactly month before first game, some of us still havent got nerves repaired from mid-may

    3. Real Socialad
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Launched to early. Season will start to early as well. Dead transfer window. A league I renewed only has 3 players in it (had 15 last year!) Quite concerning

    4. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Been loads of other major sporting events on lately keeping footy off everyones minds. Cricket world cup, womens world cup, Wimbledon, F1, The Open golf starting... plus Love Island 😉

  25. ROLLING THE DICE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Keeping switching between the 2:

    VVD and Digne

    TAA and Coleman.

    No idea but whatever one I pick will be the wrong choice no doubt!

    1. Real Socialad
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Both options try to limit damage to rank with TAA or Digne and the other defender in each option tries to cover the CS from the other team. Honestly, I think both options are fine but I'd probably go for VVD and Digne as VVD will likely be better than Coleman

      1. ROLLING THE DICE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks. Thinking Digne/VVD at the moment.

    2. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I'm doing the same, Currently on TAA and Coleman.

  26. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Callum Wilson brace

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Who are they playing?

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        AFC Wimbledon

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

      Imagine thinking King offers more value.

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        King isn't even on the pitch yet so pretty hard for him to compete

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

        he plays the second half, not the first

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

          And he wont do anything close to what Callum WIlson did in the first half. Bookmark this 😉

  27. Real Socialad
    5 months, 1 day ago

    I'm happy with this side that I've got. Should I be?
    Ryan - Foster
    Robbo - Walker - Digne - Diop - Fodder
    Salah - Siggy - Fraser - Iwobi - Donker
    Aguero - King - DCL (might switch to Che)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      It's your side so yes.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I wouldn't be happy with it though.

        1. Real Socialad
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Where do you think the problems are?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Your differentials mainly.
            9.5 on that GK combo seems steep for one.

            1. Real Socialad
              5 months, 1 day ago

              I like the rotation the GKs for the first 6 weeks which is why I've got them (BRI, WHU, SOU, new, BUR, new.) I don't think I'd gain anything by downgrading to Button and relying on one as I don't think any singular team has a run of fixtures as good as this

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Playing Foster for 2 of those 6 needs to do well in both over losing 1m.

    2. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I wouldn't be happy with Iwobi in my squad.

      1. Real Socialad
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Might be slightly deluded but I think Arsenal have a lot of potential in the first two weeks. I've had players like Pereyra and Doucoure and Townsend in that space but haven't been happy with them. I think Iwobi offers better value than them and a high potential points ceiling with the fixtures in question

        1. LangerznMash
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Arsenal may do well but I doubt Iwobi get's more than 20 mins per match.

          1. Real Socialad
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Will wait on pre-season with that one. If he gets minutes, I think he's a bargain. If he doesn't, I'll go for one of the other 6.0s or try and squeeze in Mkhi (I'm not even an Arsenal fan but do want to have coverage on that team for those 2 fixtures, 5 and 6 look good as well)

        2. Rigid Digit
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          If the Arse settle, it looks pretty good from Week 5, and even better run at Week 8.
          If Kane is misfiring, should be an easy switch to Auba (as long as he's delivering)

        3. Dthinger
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Me too. I'm pretty sure I'm deluded but I've got Auba and Lacazette in my squad. Iwobi outscored all other Arsenal midfielders last season so I don't see why he's that risky tbh. And the price seems right.

  28. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Quite glad Wilson is the one scoring in pre season as you know what that means...

    Kings turn in FPL 🙂

    The old classic

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      or Fraser scores them.

      1. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Indeed

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          or Wilson continues scoring.

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

        Just own all 3 😉

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Brooks is the one to own.

          1. Dare Do The Punt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            I sort of agree but feel he is 0.5 too expensive annoyingly

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

            I would own Brooks over King but I think both Fraser and Wilson are better picks. Fraser is .5 cheaper than Siggy who everyone seems to have. Bargain.

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

                Its always nice to see when stats agree with an opinion based on absolutely nothing but gut feeling 🙂

  29. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Any Watford fans on here think Hughes at 5.5m could be a hidden gem?

    Got this gut feeling with him this year...

    1. Yip Jaap Stam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I’m not a Watford fan, but I think he could be worth a punt. I can’t see many better options in the 5.5 range.

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        over a full season, still would rather go with Moutinho, Westwood or even Kante

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

      had the same feeling last season, got rid after GW6

      still feel Pereyra is the better pick if you can find 0.5

  30. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    What sites do people use to get their footy streams?
    I've been struggling ever since they banned the reddit soccerstreams channel. That was ace for good quality streams of pretty much any match in the world.

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

      The streams are still there. Ripple.is etc. Reddit soccerstreams just was a site with links to all of them

      1. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        cheers.
        Do you know any other sites like Ripple or sites that lists links?