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

    Not yet sure about no Mo but I’m sorely tempted.

    Fab
    TAA Laporte Coleman (O’Connell Dunk)
    Sterling KdB Fraser Perez (McGinn)
    Kane 6.5 (Wickham)

    That’s a flexible 4-4-2 3-5-2

    I could of course bin McGinn and get Robbo and Digne or Lloris. A nailed Holebas would get in ahead of Coleman.

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

      First team I’ve seen with only 1 Liverpool option. Don’t fancy them much this season or something? Even with tasty af fixtures?

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

        It’s my first with just one defence. I’m starting to doubt the ubiquitous double defence call - think it works best with TAA Robbo as a source of consistent attacking returns. TAA Laporte I suspect would match it defensively and then it’s a question of whether Fab over 4.5 makes up the difference on this set up.

        I’ll probably end up ditching McGinn of course but if I want to go long and WC late then 2 bench options feels better.

        Mo I’ll get but I don’t really fancy Liverpool attack when they will all miss most of preseason. There’ll be goals but I don’t see bucket loads. The move from Sterling or possibly should be easy enough.

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

      i’d be considering vardy over kane to allow for robbo + more

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

        Kane is one of my constants. Vardy will return but I’m not seeing likely hauls and I wouldn’t be happy captaining him early on.

        The move off KdB to Vardy is more possible for me and that’d buy me the 0.5. I’m very wobbly on KdB but that combo with Sterling looks potentially brilliant

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      It's different, so you'll get a rank boost if they can pull it off, which is not unlikely

  2. Weerman
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 11 days ago

    First year playing FPL.

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko
    Sterling Bernardo Richarlison Fraser
    Kane King

    Button Gibson Dendoncker Greenwood

    Will no Liv attack hurt me?
    Maybe Walker-Peters an option now?

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

      1. if tarko stays gibson is a no go

      2. i’d be trying to find 0.5 to get vvd in for digne if no liverpool attack (fraser to maddison?)

      3. siggy commonly favoured to rich but i think either are a good shout

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

        Vvd is in there.
        Nice team. Personally I much prefer Salah to start but Kane could be very good. Who you captaining gw1? Kane or sterling?

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

          oh yeah. looks good then!

        2. Weerman
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Not sure yet, i'd go Kane, but Sterling can convince me in Community Shield

      2. Weerman
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        1. is it needed to have a starting 4.0 def?
        2. I have VVD =) was also thinking Ox or Keita, especially Keita at 6.0, he's going to shine this year
        3. Don't see Siggy's potential this year with Digne on set pieces. Richarlison is close to become a world class player, this year could be his breakthrough imo

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

      great start tho

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

        thx 🙂

    3. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Nice team

    4. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Just be prepared for a huge spanking if Salah has a field day and your replacements don't match him.

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

    FPL towers, please don't overprice Haller. Thanks.

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      7.0 I bet.

    2. Yome
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Straight swap Giroud to Haller in my team

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

      6.5 max. New to premier league cant be more

      1. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        How will that decide on a max of 6.5m?

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

        Can someone buy Messi then please? I'd take a punt on him at 6.5

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

      Any price below 7.0 should make him the best of the bunch

    5. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Surely 7.0.

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

        I'd expect 7.5

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

          Still plays for West Ham. Arnie was 7 and Anderson, Antonio are 7s.

          But don't know of course.

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

            Hopefully find out soon enough. I won't have him but I do have a spot for a West Ham midfielder if Haller can put away chances. Fournaud, Anderson, Yarmalenko - waiting to see how they shape up in the friendlies.

  4. SoccerBoi69
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Tinkered myself into this:

    Gunn
    TAA VVD Zinchenko Coleman
    Salah Sterling Siggy Zaha Perez
    Wilson

    4.0 Wickham 4.5 4.0

    Zaha + Wilson over Pogba + King right? RIGHT?

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

      need at least 1 starter on bench

      1. SoccerBoi69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Naaaaaah. (It is just a draft after all...)

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

      Right.

    3. Lovren an elevator
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Zinchenko nailed?

      1. SoccerBoi69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Zinchenko will start the first 13 games.

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Bold statement.

          1. SoccerBoi69
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 11 days ago

            ZINCHENKO WILL START THE FIRST 13 GAMES. Even bolder 😉

            I know as much as the next guy (unless the next guy is Pep). It's only a draft so. Yeah.

            1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 11 days ago

              WHO STARTS G/W 14?

              1. Brooksy86
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 11 days ago

                Lolz... This

    4. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I think Wilson is overpriced, especially with King at 6.5

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

        Wilson scored more last season - the underlying stats say that it’s a fluke, but he scored more and now has a higher price

        I have King

  5. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Is Pope the best 4.5? I'm kind of just taking it for granted but I'm starting to question it. Burnley's opening fixtures aren't exactly great.

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Fixtures suggest Brighton. Burnley had a great defensive record towards the end of the season.

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Brighton are dross though tbf. I'm wondering if one of the Saints boys could do a job, although they have Liverpool 2nd game. It's just a bit off-putting when we don't know if Pope is actually nailed or not.

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Alternatively, you could wait and see who is first choice out at Bournemouth. Travers (4.5), Boruc (4.5) and Begovic (4.5) all vying for the same spot.

        2. Siggy in the Middle
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Droß*

      2. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        This

      3. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        They're selling one of their key defenders though and this may destabilise the back line. I sold Ryan for Pope

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

      hard to say but i’d likely rather have ryan

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

      Pope would be the best 4.5. Assuming Heaton goes to villa or somewhere else.

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      While the Grit master stays at the helm, he's a good shout.

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        I agree, but until Heaton signs for Villa he's not 100% nailed.

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          True.

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

      Nope, Angus Gunn is the best 4.5 goalie

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

      In my opinion, he is.

    7. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      The team plays so defensively as well.

    8. Ekip
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Henderson at SHU assuming he goes back on loan and is 4.5

  6. Lovren an elevator
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Most likely nailed spurs RB?

    A. Walker-Peters
    B. Aurier
    C. New signing

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

      most likely scenario by far is rotation

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

      Doesn’t trippier exist anymore?

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

        Oh no.. just seen that he doesn’t!

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

          Just like Elvis, Trippier has left the building

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 11 days ago

            He's alive and well living in a Rothschild DUMB city.

            I really despair sometimes, I really do!

    3. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Apparently Aurier transfer listed as well... Walker-Peters... Welcome to my team.

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

    If dunk goes to leicester is he your 5th defenceman or do we drop digne for him?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I wouldn't drop Digne for anything.

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

      would drop digne for him yes

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

      imo 6m for digne is a bit too much

      1. Fook You Phil Jones (FYPJ)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Take a peak at Everton’s fixtures

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

        I would have paid 6.5 as well

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

      Will probably pair him with another 4.5 defender for the 4th defender spot

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

        He'll be my 5th. I think any 4m defender will end up being a deadweight on the squad.

  8. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    I quite like this one. Lloris to Kepa GW2.

    Lloris
    TAA Robbo Walker Dunk
    Salah Sterling Siggy Zaha Tielemans
    King

    Button Mings 4.5 4.5

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      A transfer for a keeper is a waste. You're better off getting a set and forget and banking a transfer.

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah was thinking that. Thanks.

  9. UnluckyXI
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Current team has changed a fair bit

    A
    Ryan - button
    Robbo - vvd - Digne - zinchenko - (Kelly)
    Salah - tielemans - Kdb (noble - dendonck)
    Kane - king - giroud

    B
    Ederson - button
    Robbo - taa - Digne - azpi - (Kelly)
    Salah - tielemans - Kdb - noble - (dendonck)
    Kane - king - (greenwood)

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I'd probably go B but shuffle funds in defence so you don't have to pick Noble.

  10. Siggy in the Middle
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Ok until any signings are made that will make me want to change it, I think I can settle on this for now.

    Pope

    AWB VVD TAA Coleman

    Salah KDB Brooks Rich

    Kane Deulofeu

    Bench fodder

    Feel like United could keep a few clean sheets with their fixtures after the Chelsea game. Especially with Maguire arriving and DDG likely to re-sign (which will hopefully put his head in the right place and he can avoid the performances of the last few games of the season). AWB could hoover up BAPs if they do.

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

      Pretty solid.
      Man U are a dark horse right now but could pay off.

  11. Siggy in the Middle
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    I didn't get to watch the full interview yet but apparently Ole made reference to giving Greenwood minutes against Chelsea and Wolves

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

      All aboard!

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

      Greenwood should be everyone's 4.5 bench striker

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

        I actually intend to put him in my starting lineup. Not because I expect Ole to start him, but if he does come on and score I bag the points. If he doesn't, I get one point instead of the 2 I'd get for Donkers or my 4.5 defender. Worth the punt, I'd say.

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

        He's mine!

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

      Linklinklink

  12. Amr Abdelrahman
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    De gea

    Adam Smith , VVD , DIgne
    Brooks , KDB , Siggy , Pérez
    Rashford , Abuameyang , Kane

    Thoughts ?

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

      This is different. Kind of refreshing in a way. Risky but could be rewarded.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Like it

    3. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Different, nice.

    4. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      No

  13. dersins
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Lloris (Stekelenburg or some other 4.0)
    TAA VVD Zinch Coleman (Rico or some other 4.0)
    Salah Sterling Perez Richarlison (Dendoncker)
    Wilson Ings (Wickham)

    Least confident in Ings
    Most undecided on Richarlison vs. Siggy vs. Fraser (who would enable Delefeu in place of Ings)

    Any thoughts?

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

      Siggy because pens
      Don't like Ings either. Tough price range though.

  14. Boner Contention
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Going with the old fashioned, non trending, strong mid option.
    Too risky?

    Ryan (Button)
    Coleman; Digne; Ake ( Aarons; Kelly )
    Salah; Sigurdsson; Pogba; Sterling ( Hayden )
    King; Deulofeu; Jiminez

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

      No Liverpool defence is very risky.
      Pogba... he would be a wait and see for me for now. Blows hot and cold.
      Solid overall though.
      I have the Digne Coleman double up at the moment too.

      1. Boner Contention
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks man.
        Could go Pogba to Fraser and Ake to VVD.

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

          Sounds good

  15. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    A. Robertson, TAA, Zinchenko, Sterling
    B. VVD, Laporte, KDB, Vardy

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

      A but if you don't have Digne drop Robbo or TAA to VVD and up Zinc to Digne. Safer than Zinc I feel.

  16. Manumana
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Please take a look tell me your thoughts. Thx

    Pope
    Robbo VVD Digne Coleman
    Salah Sterling Brooks Perez
    Vardy King

    Woodman Dunk Dendonker Wickman

    Cheers

    1. Bada Bing
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Looks good to me, but I'm not so sure about the double up on Everton defenders... Other than that, very solid team.

      1. Manumana
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Thx mate

  17. UpAndAway
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Vardy and DCL or King and Deulofeu?

    1. Heskey Time
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      The prices of these options aren’t even close. I’d go vardy and DCL but it’s 2 mil more expensive

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

        Acknowledge the price difference. Just easier to go from Vardy to a 11.0 forward compared to the other two.

  18. Heskey Time
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Considering dunk goes to Leicester and pope starts at Burnley:

    A) Pope, laporte, VVD
    B) Ederson, dunk, Robertson
    (already have TAA)

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

      I've actually got 6 of them. The extra points you'll get for Laporte over Dunk will be more than Ederson over Pope, so A. But get 'em all!

  19. CloudSky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Danny Rose will not travel with the #thfc squad to Singapore tomorrow for their pre-season tour but will instead remain in England to focus on securing a transfer away from the club. [The Telegraph]

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

      Cue lazy bloggers and journos to link with move to Villa

  20. ChuckN
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Best 532 I could come up with...

    Ederson
    VVD Robbo TAA Digne Laporte
    Sterling Siggy Fraser
    Vardy King

    Button Jorginho/Kante Donkey Greenwood

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

      No Salah

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

        That's sort of the point. Sterling will score as well as Salah this season.

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

          or just swap Ederson to Lloris and Sterling to Salah.

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

      532 2nd worst performing formation in a July 8th community article. Worst was 523

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

      No Salah hurts, but to be fair, it's enabled you to come up with a damn fine squad there.

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

      Ryan
      VVD Robbo TAA Digne Laporte
      Sterling Kdb/Son Siggy Perez
      Vardy

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

        Also excellent - although I'd go with Pope, not Ryan myself.
        But what about your bench?

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

    A. Pickford & Laporte or
    B. Ederson & Digne ?

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

    Ederson
    Robbo TAA Digne Cathcart
    Salah(c) KDB(vc) Siggy Fraser
    Deulo King
    Button Adams Dendock Diop

    GTG?

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

      Very good. Not sure about Cathcart but you've got a useful bench to rotate him.

  23. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Ederson
    Taa,VVD,Alder,Digne
    Salah(c),Siggy,Perez
    Ageuro,King,Jota

    Set to go mate, any comment would be appreciate.

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

      Very nice starting XI. Do you have anything at all on the bench? What happens when Jota gets a kick on Thursday night, for example?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks mate , my bench
        Button Dendonker,Hayden,Kelly

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

          Yeh, I'd want to playing benchies. Easiest tweak would be Digne > Coleman and upgrade Hayden or Kelly.

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

            *two, dammit!

            1. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 11 days ago

              Kelly to Dunk?

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

                If he goes to Leicester, definitely. Still one of the more viable 5th defenders even at Brighton.

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 11 days ago

                  Thanks mate, how about Smith?

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

                    Personally, I have no faith in the BOU defence. Mids and Strikers are fine but not defenders, for me.

                2. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 11 days ago

                  Small changes which one better?

                  Ederson
                  Taa,VVD,Alder,Digne
                  Salah(c),Siggy,Perez
                  Ageuro,King,Jota

                  or

                  Loris
                  Taa,VVD,Laporte,Coleman
                  Salah(c),Siggy,Perez
                  Ageuro,King,Jota

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

                    marginally, second one.

                    1. Chelsea91
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 11 days ago

                      Set mate , i also like second because Loris and Laporte not rotation risk. Thanks

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

      Not bad. Bench?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks mate , my bench
        Button Dendonker,Hayden,Kelly

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

      Alder is for sale no?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        i think no

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

    Trippier signed for A.Madrid, does that make Aurier an option?

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

      Currently unclear. Walker-Peters and Foyth also options.

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

        Correct. Foyth is suspended first couple but likely to become first choice (within poch's usual rotation) unless another RB is purchased.

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

      For me it makes Eriksen an option. Maybe back on all set pieces ( barring pens) will keep him happy at the club

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

      Walker Pieters could be the option infact, that’s unclear who’s preferred of the two. I heard aurier was transfer listed.

    4. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Loris is safe option for Spurs , invest the fund on other attacking defender

  25. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Who would you lick out of these GK's lads?

    a. Lloris
    b. Kepa
    c Leno

    Cheers

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

      lick lol, I meant pick lmao!

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

      None. 4.5m like Pope

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

      I’d lick lloris and I’d pick him to

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

      Absolutely NOT c!
      Need to see how Lampard's Chelsea defends first.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        A

  26. Percy07
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Any thoughts guys? I really want to start with Aguero differential.

    Pope (4.0)
    TAA Digne Dunk (El Mohamady, Kelly)
    Salah Sterling Perez Grealish (Dendoncker)
    Aguero King

    1. Percy07
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Third striker - Mcgoldrick

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Downgrade Grealish upgrade Dunk

  27. Ekip
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 11 days ago

    In honour of Trippier’s transfer, can you improve on this England XI of premier league era players to play for European clubs?

    Hart
    Trippier
    Woodgate
    Dier
    A.Cole
    Beckham
    Ince
    Hargreaves
    McManaman
    J.Cole
    Owen

    Lacking height, so Crouch on the bench

  28. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Kane vs. Salah anytime odds or top early

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      too*

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Joselu has signed for Alaves, leaving Muto (5.5) as Newcastle’s sole striker. Could be interesting if they can get their sh*t together.

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

      Chances slim to none

  30. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Does this look any good?

    Ryan / Button
    TAA / Laporte / Digne / aarons / stearman
    Salah / Sterling / Trossard / Tielemans / Dendonker
    Kane / King / Greenwood

    any suggestions??