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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. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    24 days left.

  2. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Pereira at £6m starting to look tasty all of a sudden!

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Was very impressive but not worth it with these fixtures yet

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Not with those fixtures.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Over priced imo, Chilwell is a better price point I feel

    4. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      A good 45' but he won't be rampaging down the right like that often, more's the pity.

    5. Holteenderinthesky
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      If Dunk moves at 4.5 I can't see how you pick any of the other Leicester defenders

  3. Holteenderinthesky
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Depending on if Dunk goes to Leicester I think I've Finally nailed it after 174 attempts. Thoughts?

    Ryan
    TAA, Robbo, Coleman, Dunk
    Salah, KDB, Siggy, Perez,
    Kane, King

    Button, Targett, Dedonk, Greenwood

    1. SoccerBoi69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Very similar to my 432nd draft (Robbo > VVD, Targett > 4.0, Dunk > Zinchenko)

      1. SoccerBoi69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        In case it wasn't clear. OI LOIKE URT. Wickham over Greenwood possibly too.

      2. Holteenderinthesky
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I like having a couple of guaranteed starter subs just incase. Zinchenko is a great option if it's obvious he starts.

  4. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    First proper football tomorrow on Sky 🙂

    1100 Newcastle v Wolves
    1330 Man City v West Ham

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      City vs West Ham will be very interesting. Newcastle have no reason to even play a game yet ffs

    2. ★Kuntheman★
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      City vs West Ham will be interesting, we can see about Yarmo 😉

  5. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Choose:

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

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      C

  6. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Can Wickham become a viable 4.5. Deserves a break after those injuries, not bone related

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      He's been so unlucky but his contract has been extended and he is not injured, so always a chance. He's my B2 atm fwiw.

  7. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Are you guys actually happy looking at your 442 and 433 teams :/ they look so ugly :/

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Not worrying about my team too much until nearer the time. We'll hopefully have Everton and West Ham strikers to pick by then, tons of pre-season match data, new signings, and a Community Shield game. The City v Liverpool Shield match may tell us more about Salah's availability and the Man City LB and CB situation.

    2. Dokdok666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I am looking at my 4-5-1 and am very pleased indeed

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Could get on board with that one you’re safe

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I like the pyramid formation

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Inverse pyramid in FPL

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Not playing this game to sweat over CS’s :/

    4. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      The value is in premium defenders now more than ever before.

      A £6.5m defender is most likely going to outscore a £6.5 striker or mid.

      Makes sense to stock up on starters from the positions that are going to get you the most PPM.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        You obviously haven’t explored what you can do takings. Bit of weight out of defence x

  8. ★Kuntheman★
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Current team:

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

    I’m pretty happy with it. I’d just prefer Haller (7.0 guess) over King and Sigurdsson over Perez, but I’d have to make some substantial downgrades to make that happen. What do you guys think?

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Was frantically trying to work out it that was affordable as it looks better than mine, so a good sign I reckon haha

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        😆 No copying!

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Looks good if Kelly & Zinchenko are nailed.

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Thinking Kelly is for sure with the injuries they have and the amount they paid for him. Zinchenko should be fine for the start. Later I’ll have to address it the day Mendy returns...

        ...aka never

    3. ★Kuntheman★
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Haha apparently Perez scored in the friendly, maybe I’m okay with him 🙂

    4. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      You have 3 big hitters so i'd go Coleman over Digne and use the extra 1m.

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I’ve considered this a lot! Digne is mad hyped up around here though haha

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

      Dendonker? Get your membership sorted.

      Who is McGovern?

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        What’s wrong with Dendoncker? McGovern is a random GK from a team I will never pick players from. Wanted to leave spots open for BRI, EVE, and WOL if I ever needed them.

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

          He is crap, despite what is said on here, and will not get many FPL points. Your team is now not just unbalanced, but unhinged. 😉

          1. ★Kuntheman★
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            😆 but but but he looks threatening and has underlying stats

            I’m kidding, I’m not expecting nothing but two points from him. 3 would be a bonus!

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

              His stats are kept in Oz, mate. That's how underlying they are ... 😉

              1. ★Kuntheman★
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 9 days ago

                😆

        2. ★Kuntheman★
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          But yes, definitely thinking about getting membership soon mostly due to how often I’m around here 😆

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

      So it is a 4-3-2? You have put a red card on your team before the start ...

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Kelly from BOU, their new LB signing. Unless you mean Zinchenko?

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

          So, it is a 5-3-2? Way to go. 🙁

          1. ★Kuntheman★
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            😆 I can almost hear the disappointment Doos

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

          I know Zinchenko will play. 🙂

          1. ★Kuntheman★
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            It’s funny how I have to convince people about that one despite how obvious it is

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

              They all boast about the "eye test". If only they would go and actually have one!!!

  9. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Kane & Auba
    AVL, BUR, NEW, TOT, CRY, AVL, SOT, BOU, WAT, SHU, CRY, WOL, SHU, SOT, BOU, BHA, BUR

    Salah & Sterling
    NOR, sou, bou, BHA, NEW, WAT, shu, WOL, pal, AVL, SOT, MCI, cry, BHA, EVE, bou, WAT

    1. Evans
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Fixtures or Form ?

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

      Kane & Auba 4 points per goal

      Salah & Sterling 5 points per goal, plus 1 point for every CS.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Salah and sterling rubbish at baps. Auba definitely isn’t

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

          Sterling has 25 Bonus points ... 😐

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            A lot left than Auba then :/

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

              7. Actually.

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 9 days ago

                Bingo so that makes up for extra goal and CS points right?

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

                  Errr - no.

                  1. Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    6 months, 9 days ago

                    But the extra 2m might....

      2. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Salah and Sterling 24.5m

        Kane & Auba 22m

        Also, like the above poster has stated, Auba and Kane pick up more bonus points.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Kane and sterling is better

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Zzz... that's my duo. Put in Salah and it's a trio.

  10. Exeterslowly
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Does anyone fancy joining my league? I am short of some numbers and could do with it needing up with people who know what they are doing.

    League code is bgtwyz

    See you on the other side!

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Beefing not needing. Damn spellcheck! You

    2. SkiLo72
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I’ve joined...but whether I know what I’m doing is open to question!

    3. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I'm in

  11. Evans
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Evening

    Hope you all enjoying the good weather with a beverage or two and still celebrating the cricket win

    Anyway this .....

    Pope
    TTA, VVD, 5.5 ( Maguire if he moves to Utd) 4.5
    Perez, Sterling, Salah, Lanzini
    Kane, King

    Button, dendoncker, 4.5 f, 4.0d

    Thoughts?

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Not bad. I like the fact you are taking a punt on lanzini. Don’t know what the fuss is all about for Pope. A lot of people have him in their team.

      1. Evans
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks for the reply

  12. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Always hate planned tranfers
    But haller faces city gw1
    And I want him. Pick haller from start or have a placeholder?

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      You need to see how he gets on. Sure he fired in Holland and Germany but that does not mean he will do the business in our league. Look at Jansen and that guy with a long name who plays for Brighton that I don’t seem to remember his name. Begins with J.

    2. Rigid Digit
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Get him from the start - that's my plan
      Hopefully be 6.5 m (or even more hopefully 6.0).
      As long as he doesn't start at 7.0 my front line (in 343) will be Haller / Vardy / Kane (or Auba?)

    3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Most Forwards are fixture proof to some extent. Premium forwards are fully fixture proof.

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

      Just get him from the start if you want him.

    5. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      He will probably come in over 7.5 which is probably too risky. Anything under 7.0 is worth it for a first timer in the premier league. He is lethal though!

    6. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      We don't even know his price yet.

  13. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Hi mates.

    Which combo would you choose?

    A) Walker Fraser Deulofeu
    B) Chenko, Perez, Wilson

    Cheers!

  14. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Is Salah essential? For me, looking at the fixtures i think you can go without until GW13. Until then his tough games include:

    Arsenal (H), Chelsea (A), Man Utd (A), Leicester (H), Spurs (H), Man City (H)

    I get he's fixture proof and get score in any game, but this is a tough set of fixtures, Burnley away is not easy either. Gambling and getting some differentials could pay off here.

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Obviously you are a united fan! You need him buddy even if you are a die are united fan

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I can't stand Utd. The Rashford picture is a joke because i've called him trash for years and picked him last season just before his hot streak.

    2. Evans
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Last season I went without with Salah which got me ahead but when he did fire I had to wreck my team to fit him in.

    3. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Arsenal home isn't tough it's easy.
      Chelsea A difficult to assess
      Man U A Crap defence
      Leicester H see Man U
      Spurs H not so tricky as it once was
      Man C the only tough one.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Lol

    4. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Haha. That’s cool

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

      I thought long and hard and leaning towards a salahless team. Still may change my mind but feels good without him for now

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        last year he was quite a bit more expensive than the rest of the big hitters. This year the difference is much smaller though

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 9 days ago

          True - unless you look at Kane pre-injury and Auba pre-rotation. He's definitely discounted this year. I'll get him at some point but probably swapping out Sterling.

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        That’s because the season hasn’t started yet.

        It always looks good before a ball is kicked in anger.

  15. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Has anyone developed a 442 with a heavy hitting defence plus salah sterling and vardy?

    If yarmo and gros look like they will start, how does this look?

    Pope
    TAA robbo digne zinchenko 4.5
    Salah sterling gros yarmolenko dendonker
    Vardy king Greenwood

    Thanks

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Team looks good. I’d drop Zinchenko to a rotating 4.5 def to upgrade Pope to Lloris

      Rationale:
      Zinchenko isn’t nailed and I’d leave that LB alone
      Same with Pope but get it could be heaton, what if Dyche changes his mind 2 games in?
      I feel with a new DM spurs will match Man City for CS this season. Lloris is a nailed way into that team
      Two 4.5 gives you flexibility to play the fixtures more

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Which two are you looking at?

        I'm on Dunk O'Connell atm. No Lloris yet - just out of reach.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      You probably have to go the KDB route and ditch Sterling to get a solid XI or it gets a bit weak overall.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I'm inclined to agree netley.

        May need to settle for a Leicester mid....

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Could do this

      Pope
      TAA VVD Coleman Laporte/Zinchenko
      Salah Sterling Perez Brooks/Yarmo (etc) 4.5
      Vardy King 4.5

      Or a 433 with Deulofeu over one of the mids

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks. Will play around

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah, very similar to mine.

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Made changes- what are views on this squad ?

    Pope
    TAA Van Dijk Zinchenko Digne
    Salah Sterling Fraser Pérez
    Wilson Deulofeu

    Woodman Dendoncker Fredericks Greenwood

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      See my points above on the Zinchenko, Pope and Fredericks situation.

      Great team though

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks - that’s helpful

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Why cant I see my Fraser and Wilson points on the FPL site?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Subtle brag

  18. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Fraser has blonde hairs now. We know what happens when players begin to dye their hair blonde... massive FPL returns

    1. ★Kuntheman★
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Aguero went Super Saiyan for a few weeks

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      nice...good call 🙂

  19. timawflowers
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Please rmt:
    Ryan
    Vvd, TAA, digne
    Zaha, siggy, perez, sterling, salah
    King, jota

    Bench - target, greenwood, Kelly

  20. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    How is this

    Ryan (pope)
    Digne taa robbo (kelly prodl)
    Salah siggy perez fraser (dendoncker)
    Wilson vardy jota

  21. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Apart from Diop who are the best and most nailed 4.5DFs to have for the first 4 - 6 GWs

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      O’connell
      That’s it
      They’re rubbish this year

  22. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Jimi and Jorge

    or

    Wood and Moutinho?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      My eyes

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Yuk

    3. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I was originally tempted by Moutinho until I saw how his assists were spread out... they weren't. This guy scores points in clumps and then a desert of blanks.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Wood can be a good pick from gw5 onwards. Bad opening fixtures.

  23. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days ago

    A) Sterling & King
    B) KDB & Vardy

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling and KdB!!!

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Pick holes in it. Where would you spend 1.0 right now?

    Heaton/Pope (4.0)
    TAA VVD Coleman Zinchenko (Hanley)
    Salah Sterling Perez (Dendoncker Hayden)
    Vardy King Deulofeu

    Obviously GK and Zinchenko situations should become clearer, and Perez could be any 6.5 mid. Again, £1.0m left ITB

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I'd be tempted by LLoris. If you want money upfield then I'd switch a 6.5 forward to Fraser.

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Coleman->Digne imo. Or start with Fraser for SHU, avl then get Perez after WOL, che. Starting with Perez atm myself but no Vardy

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Fair shouts both, cheers. Will have a tinker.

        Interested as to if any of you think KDB could be worth starting with over Sterling, too?

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Instead of Sterling- no
          Alongside Sterling- yes

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 9 days ago

            That's the way I'm going. Still a fingers crossed exercise though.

        2. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          I've gone even further with Bilva+4M over Sterling.
          Salah and Kane enough captain options for me.

  25. timawflowers
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Please pick on-
    A - jota, sterling, king
    Or
    B - Jimenez, kdb, Wilson?

    Thanks

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      B, depends how much you trust KDB

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Close but A for me

  26. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Latest draft then people, thoughts for now?

    Lloris
    TAA VVD Digne Z
    Salah Siggy B.Silva Perez
    Kane King

    Button Dendoncker Wickham Rico

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      It’s great for the very start. But personally I think I really want Sterling and Son from GW3 on. And dont see how to get that from that team above. One, maybe, but not both. And to get one, easiest route would be downgrading Kane but no point doing that before NEW (H).

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Would love Sterling too but Salah comes first and two 12M+ players ruins the balance of my team. Kane at 11M is a push for me, might even go Vardy instead as I see him as a captain option. Son is interesting but can't worry about him now because of his suspension.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Nice

      Like LLoris - good call imo.

      Not really convinced by Bilva. Id be tempted to take money out of defence to get KdB instead.

      Other one is Bilva to Fraser - who I see as a long term hold - and get a bench player.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Good points. Bilva is just there as the cheapest City attacker. Not keen on KDB at 9.5 since I don't see myself captaining him. Fraser+Vardy+1M is very tempting over Kane+Perez

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 9 days ago

          I'm wobbly on KdB. He burnt me twice last time but I still really want him.

          Question for me is there an easy route to him if I go big at the back instead. Probably but then again I'll likely need other surgery too. Could be pricey.

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            KDB's fitness is another concern. Same can be said about Kane. Injuries could reaccur or minutes managed

  27. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Wickham scored in the friendly tonight

    Any chance we could start over Benteke?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      If there’s an indication he’s a starter im getting him I reckon

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      No

      He might get the minutes Ayew got though.

    3. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Benteke will start season as first choice. But wickham will get minutes and if he gets a goal or two it could happen

    4. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Nah, but that doesn't mean he won't play. They can play 2 strikers or at worst bring him on for 20' when needed. Main thing is he's not crocked and he's 4.5m.

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Actually possible Wickham is still playing for his place in the Palace squad.

      Just had a look at the team thrashed by Barnet. It was essentially a youth with him and Sorloth.I wouldn't take it as a positive he played.

      Thin as the squad is he might yet lose out. Ayew is said to e returning and another forward is likely too e added to.

  28. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Villa signed another CB ffs ! Comrade Engels has arrived. Will be hard to get space around, heard he Marx very well

  29. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    I could do with some help please friends:

    A. VVD, Perez, Kane, Wilson

    B. Robertson, Sterling, Barnes, King

    1. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Initial reaction was B, but more I look at it...A!

    2. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      A

  30. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Been on Sterling and Robbo since day 1. But I actually quite like this 3-5-2. Bench is dross, but thoughts pls guys....??

    Pope
    TAA - Laporte - Digne
    Salah - KdB - Fraser - Siggy - Perez
    Vardy - King

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Thats alot of foxes attack for some dodgy fixtures

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Fair point but could also equal a lot of goal threat??!!

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I’d rather have double pool defence than Laporte

      Otherwise nice team

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Really nice

      Dross bench means forced transfers perhaps with the 5 in midfield.

      Other than that there's the captain issue. KdB? Vardy? I ran into problems last season with over-captaining Mo. He'll return mostly but it feels like a missed opportunity to me = accepting reasonable returns on a consistent basis.