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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. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    RMT squad maker

    1) Pick these players, else you will immediately be informed you are doing it wrong:

    4.5 / Button
    Taa or Robbo, VVD, Digne, 4, 4
    Salah, Sterling, Siggy, 4.5, (Dendonker)
    King, 4.5, (Wickham or Greenwood)

    2) You have 7m budget remaining for 3 upgrades to field a team of 11 with dendonker first sub. Given the pricing this year each position a worthwhile upgrade will cost 1.5-2m each. Just browse through the list below and find your favourite combination of 3 players that adds up 7. Note that any single player costing more than 4m to upgrade (Son/Kdb/Vardy requires further sacrifices to the point 1 template, see point 3)

    a) GK - Ederson 1.5m
    b) Def - Laporte 2.5m, Zinky/Coleman/Trippier 1.5m
    c) Mid - Pererya/Yarm 1.5m, Perez/Tielemans/Brooks/Gross 2m, Mads/Zaha/Willian 2.5m, Moura/Fraser/Pulisic 3m, Bilva/Rich 3.5m, Pogba 4m, Son/Kdb 5m
    d) Fwd - Ings/Adams/Murray 1.5m, Dela/Jota 2m, Giroud 2.5m, Jimmy 3m, Vardy 4.5m

    3) and finally when you have decided on your squads composition, make a call on whether you want Sterling + 6.5 striker, or KDB + Vardy

    4) post variations seeking validation from a sample size of 0-2 people who will respond

    5) enjoy the GW1 variance which will invariably lead to your chosen combination being the wrong one and wildcarding wk2-3

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Implying RMT is correct

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        facepalm... thought you were talking about RMT in members area

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Amusing, but pointless

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        that was the point-to be amusing

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

      🙂
      have an upvote

    4. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Haha. You've pretty much nailed it.
      Template may have extra defenders this year as everyone has clocked on to their value and after tonight Callum Wilson.

  2. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Assuming I'm happy to go cheap in defence, thoughts on this team?

    Ryan
    VVD - Cathcart - Dunk
    Fraser - KDB - Salah -Siggy - Hughes
    Kane - Vardy

    Button - Kelly - Wickham - Diop

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      The wonders of going cheap. Great team. I'd squeeze Raz in for KDB

    2. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I like it but FFSarmy won't.

  3. Rigid Digit
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Trippier, Maguire or Stones

    I think it is in that order - unless Maguire does got to ManUre and settle in to the back four
    (I remain daftly hopeful that Stones will achieve some consuistency and nailedness)

    1. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Me too about Stones, let's pray.

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Considering Trippier will be in Madrid i think this is rubbish

  4. Anathallo
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Leicester just scored a lovely goal in their pre-season game vs Scunthorpe. Perez from Pereira. Perez looking very dangerous in general. Obvious it's only Scunthorpe disclaimer.

    Game live on LCFC website for free for those interested.

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah he's settling in nicely as an inverted RW, always drifting in to become the 2nd striker.

      1. Anathallo
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Adding him into my draft. Definite over-reaction, but this is what pre-season is all about here!

  5. Netley Lucas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Perez been a bit rusty but nice finish there.

    1. pokern1nja09
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      What position is he playing?

  6. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Ayoze Perez Goal

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

      here we go

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Do we know his playing position?

        1. Anathallo
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Switching between right and left inside wing forward.

        2. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          RW inverted, cutting in all the time, could have had 3 or 4 tbh.

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

          Nice, should be value there at 6.5

    2. Penguin
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Does this make him essentiall

  7. kime67
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    What to do with wilson? probably scores a hattrick against sheffield but the 8 m really fu**s up the balance.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I’ve brought him in over vardy - better balance in the rest of the squad and better fixtures

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Worse player and team though, pros and cons

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          And no pens

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      People have Siggy and Bilva at 8 with good balance though

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

      8m is no problem if you go with just 1 premium like you should 😉

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        I’ve gone with 3 premium and still have Wilson

        1. Crofty92
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Squad?

  8. Penguin
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    I’ve seen Adams goals last season & imo he was incredibly lucky, they were tap ins & bad mistakes from opposition defence.

    I wouldn’t be suprised to see him back in the championship on loan in January.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Isn’t that the sign of a good striker; right time, right place

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

        Less tap ins and mistakes from defenders in prem

    2. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I've seen them as well on YouTube, but i like the guy, is that lively, fast-thinking forward Saints need so much. Could do well, IMHO.

    3. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      What nonsense

      1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        See the post below too.

  9. Penguin
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    I can’t see how Kane can be ignored

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

      Who?

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Kane is in plenty of teams... Unless you misspelled Mane 🙂

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      He could go large. And his price tag is super.

      But I’m not going there - the eye test in the CL final was horrendous (long injury lay off etc) and his ankles have snapped that many time sits bound to be in his head every time he gets tcakled...

      And when you watch him, his playing style is such that he attracts defenders to him, he gets closed down & tackled extremely aggressively, extremely often...

      Plus here’s the Poch habit of using him as more of a deep lying hub that the pacy runners break off...

      But yeah he could easily hattrick GW1

      If he blanks and/or gets injured again home to villa though there’ll be mass sales I’d imagine with city next

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

        The thing with kane is, if he plays a full season, he will score 20-25 goals. He just will. Nothing can be read in to the champions league final. First game back after a lay off, and against the best centre back in the world.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          If he plays a full season- there is the issue

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

            Well he'll certainly start it, gets injured gets transferred.

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 11 days ago

            Yes if you're picking a dead team. But if you're prepared to hop premiums it's not really relevant. Aguero Kane Aguero netted me heaps of points last season.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          I don’t doubt that he’d score 20-25goals if fully fit (his ankles make it a potentially big if though)

          I think he’d probably get close to the 30 mark that he hit in the two seasons prior to last...

          But even 30 goals seasons for Kane don’t get him that much more than 200 points

          He needs to score about 35-40 goals to get up to the 250 point mark that I think Sterling will land on or even surpass this season

  10. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Wickham goal vs Barnet.. The 4.5 forward to have?

    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Well if he can score against Barnet he can score against anyone.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Only if you pair him with Benteke

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

      He is until they sign another forward. Feel they have kept patience with him through injury and will get game time as a sub this year

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Actually he's just been given a new contract. Ayew who may yet return (Palace can't even get that one over the line) got heaps of minutes last time and Wickham could get some of those.

  11. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Perez goal

  12. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    How are people picking one of Perez, Maddison or Tielemans?

    Personally I’m avoiding over the first two/three game weeks. Going with Fraser then downgrading yo whoever emerges best value from the three Leicester lads. Feel with those fixtures and perhaps a spread of points I won’t miss hauls and Fraser is tried and tested

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Great idea actually. Fraser for SHU, avl when Lei play WOL, che.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Exactly, then you can ensure you are picking the right one

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Not really after just two games, but I see your point 🙂

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Perez since I'd have had him at Newcastle. Have Fraser too with KdB. Siggy is the one I'm passing on.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Nice, does that mean no sterling?

        I’m also passing on Siggy, a grandma pick

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Sterling in Mo out early. Don't see Liverpool being in the groove with all the big 3 missing chunks of preseason - fair amount of cover anyway.

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 11 days ago

            Same here, I’m going mo less

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 11 days ago

              Good luck - here's hoping we have it right.

    3. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Got brooks for now
      Will drop onto the form player GW3

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        What if Maddison is the best pick, will take you two transfers to get to him though

  13. mcgrejam
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Rate my team please...

    Ederson
    Zinchenko, Coleman, TAA
    Fraser, Perez, Salah, Sigi, Sterling
    Jota, King

    No playing subs - not sure about Jota - thoughts please?

  14. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    That's it, Ayoze triple cap GW1.

  15. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Perez looks crazy good in that team. Always in the box when the ball gets in the final 1/3rd as Pereira bombs up the wing. Will be interesting to see how good they look when they add Maddison in the mix

  16. Crofty92
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Fairly certain will go into the season with this:

    Lloris
    VVD - TAA - Coleman - Dunk
    Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Jorginho
    Vardy - King

    Button - Kelly - Donkey - Jansen (Donkey 2.0)

    1.0m itb

    Any negative thoughts?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      No Perez?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Wilson in for king and Wickham for janssen too

        1. Crofty92
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Can straight swap for Wickham, can’t do Wilson without downgrading elsewhere

  17. LeicesterA
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Only pre-season, but Perez linking up wonderfully with Ricardo and plenty of chances/movement.

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Where was everyone playing first half?

      This correct?

      ........................Jakupović
      Ricardo.....Söyüncü.....Evans.....Fuchs
      ............................Mendy
      ..............Tielemans......Leshabela
      Albrighton....................................Pérez
      ...........................Vardy

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Perez on right tucking in lots for the full backs to push up high. Fuchs not so excitinh to watch but we’ll get a similar thing with chilwell. Perez constantly in the box

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Interesting, thanks.

          Yeah the LB won't get forward at Leicester, he needs to cover the left flank so the left-central-midfielder can get forward (Usually Maddison)

          Has Tielemans been a little deeper than Leshabela?

          1. Anathallo
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 11 days ago

            Fuchs has been high.

            1. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 11 days ago

              All the way to the byline, or just into the final third?

      2. LeicesterA
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Pretty much. Officially a 4-3-3. Albrighton and Perez changing sides a fair bit. Tielemans pushing in to the box fairly often too.

      3. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Pretty sure someone said Perez is on the RW same side as Pereira

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks all. Just got in.

      4. Anathallo
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Spot on.

  18. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Bournemouth pegged back to 2-2

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Ake bandwagon derailed before leaving the station

  19. Penguin
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Who to pick Kane or sterling?

    I have a feeling Kane outscores sterling this season, thoughts chapsters?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I see Sterling kicking on a bit if Pep finally shakes that annoying habit of truncating his minutes

      If you scaled last year’s scores up for another 400-500 minutes it starts to become scary... if you throw in another little improvement in his G & A output, it becomes downright terrifying

    2. Old Bull
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Depends on whether he can hit the ground running. Kane traditionally starts slow, but he hasn’t played this summer and that could make a difference. It’s possible with the City rotations, that he could score more.

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

      Getting both with kdB and ignoring Mo is my likely play early on,

      Kane I think will match Sterling until he gets crocked and comes back to early again. He did last time out even playing at Wembley.

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Sterling will finish with more points than Kane.

    5. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Kane's best ever season 16/17: 29G & 7A = 224 points

      Sterling last two seasons: 229 and 234 points

      So for me it's obviously Sterling, unless you think Kane is capable of a monster season

    6. Penguin
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I just feel sterling won’t get as many points this season as he has previous seasons, I also feel pep will have to play Jesus more this season or risk losing him as he needs to play, not sure wether that will be a factor in how the team plays.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Yea whenever Jesus plays is really bad for Sterling. Jesus takes up all his good positions in the box (and then wastes them)

  20. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    I love the way many seem to think that Bournemouth will give Sheff Utd a good hiding first game up. You may well end up disappointed.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Very little to choose between the Bournemouth attack and City attack.

      1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        ??? What are you on about ?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Also very little between Pep and Eddie Howe.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 11 days ago

            Sorry forgot the smiley face 😉

            I'm a Bournemouth sceptic. Their attacking record last season was exceptional imo only really because the returns were funnelled to 2 players.

            Their overall scoring record is I think within the variance of any low mid table side.

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      As long as Bou score 2-3 I don't care about the result too much

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Thing is Bournemouth aren't especially prolific in attack. They've scored 5 more goals than Palace in the past to seasons for instance.

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          I consider them a freescoring side. More goals than Leicester, Watford and Wolves last season who seemed to score every game.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 11 days ago

            Wolves Everton Watford WH Leicester Palace all scored only 5 or fewer than them. Over a season that seems marginal to me - an extra goal every 8 games or more. Variance no more

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 11 days ago

              Sorry strike Wolves from that list.

            2. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 11 days ago

              Well you can't compare Bou attack to the top 6 teams, so not sure what you're getting at

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      We only want them to score goals no one is silly enough to expect anything from their defence

      1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        That's my point. I think Sheff U will be better defensively than most people think.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          I think they will be worse than you think

    4. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Nobody knows but they do always look lively at home. Currently doubling King and Wilson just for what I see as value

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        ...being fed by the best assisted in the game

  21. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 11 days ago

    A) Kane and Fraser

    B) Sterling and Jota

    1. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I like A

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      B

  22. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    2nd half Leicester Team:

    Jakupović
    Justin
    Morgan
    Maguire
    Elder
    Ghezzal
    Amartey
    King
    Leshabela
    Iheanacho
    Muskwe

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Must be keeping Maguire.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah keeping him match fit to increase his value to 90m

  23. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Fraser now essential from ake assist (3-2)

  24. Leroy Son
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Best 6M and under mid

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Quite possibly Dendoncker/Jorginho for what they enable elsewhere. At 6.0 Yarmolenko is interesting

      1. Leroy Son
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Well Yarmo start

        1. Leroy Son
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          *will

        2. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          I think so, but not 100%

        3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          No.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Iwobi

    3. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      As a 4th mid in a 4-4-2

    4. Holteenderinthesky
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Very interested in seeing how El Ghazi steps up.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        He isn’t a PL quality winger by any stretch

        1. Holteenderinthesky
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Who knows, Will be a guaranteed starter and as a Villa fan I definitely feel he is a better option than both Mcginn and Grealish

      2. Leroy Son
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Don’t know much about him, thanks anyway

    5. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Townsend

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Have you got a table that says so

      2. Rigid Digit
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Would be my choice - just not brave enough to put him in my team (yet).
        The slightest hint of form, and I'll jump (he has a habit of doing nothing but "steady" and then having a 5 to 8 game run of form)

  25. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Hi. Just wondering if folks think vardy and a Leicester mid is too much Leicester to start the season with??

    Thanks

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Vardy didn’t score today tbf so

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Hi. I don't think so, they should be good value. But starting with Fraser for SHU, avl when Lei have WOL, che could be fruitful, then downgrade him to Lei mid of choice

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks

      2. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        This

  26. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Weeman 😎

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      He’s in my team now but I haven’r Got any points yet

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        🙂

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Fraser Wilson axis

  27. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Choose:

    A) Pope, VVD, Laporte & Sterling
    B) Pope, Robbo, Walker & Sterling
    C) Ederson, Robbo, Fraser & KDB

  28. Kizza_10
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Is Delph in anyone’s thoughts now he’s moved to Everton ?

    Potentially a midfielder down as a defender

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      no

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Only yours

  29. Lebowski85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Robertson/Laporte/BSilva/Aguero
    Or
    VVD/Walker/Sterling/Vardy

    1. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      1)

  30. Mido4385
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone considering Spurs defence?

    If so, who?

    Cheers!

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Not really, Lloris at a push

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I think lloris is a great pick, should get 15 clean sheets a season and with the new DM, should be better defensively. It’s either him or Ederson imo, lloris is cheaper and gets save points edges it imo

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Like LLoris and agree on cs potential.

        But just too pricey for me - settling for Fab and may move up on WC.