Scout Notes

Cheaper options star for Liverpool as Martial leads United attack

Alternative options to Liverpool’s key attackers are starting to emerge as pre-season continues to progress.

Jurgen Klopp remains without any member of his headline offensive trio this summer, potentially opening the door for cheaper options to come to the fore.

We assessed their performances in a recent draw with Sporting, while Manchester United, Spurs and Norwich were also in action.

Sporting 2-2 Liverpool

Origi is Liverpool’s top goal-scorer in pre-season

Goals: Divock Origi (£5.5m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m)

Assists: Jordan Henderson (£5.5m), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.5m)

Divock Origi‘s (£5.5m) chances of helping Fantasy managers enjoy a cheap route into Liverpool’s attack increased again after their latest friendly.

For the fifth time in pre-season, the Belgian led the Reds’ attack and against Sporting came away with his third goal of the summer.

Origi is now the top-scorer in pre-season for Liverpool, which puts him in a strong position for starts in the Community Shield and Gameweek 1 visit of Norwich City to Anfield.

Following appearances in their respective international tournament finals, Sadio Mané (£11.5m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) are very much touch and go for involvement at the start of the campaign.

The former has already been declared unavailable for the Community Shield and seems the least likely to be involved in Gameweek 1.

As things stand, no Liverpool centre-forward has played more pre-season minutes than Origi’s 272 so his chances of involvement are very high.

Mané’s potential absence and the late return of Firmino and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) does potentially open the door for some other cheaper options at Liverpool, if Klopp requires their services.

“Now we get back, hopefully, six players when we get home: Naby Keita should be ready to train hopefully, Shaqiri should be ready to train and then hopefully to play. Mo [Salah], Bobby [Firmino] and Ali [Alisson], and then a week later Sadio Mane as well. They are important players for us. So far, so good, but we have things to improve and we have to make sure we are ready for the start and then continue. That’s it.” – Jurgen Klopp

Oxlade-Chamberlain (right) started on the right flanks of attack against Sporting

Jurgen Klopp has largely played youngsters on the flanks of his attacking front-three so far in pre-season, but against Sporting it was Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.5m) who were deployed there.

The former had some experience playing in more advanced positions in the Champions League last season and showed in this latest friendly that he does have what it takes to provide attacking threat if called upon.

At times, Wijnaldum was the furthest forward for Liverpool and exhibited plenty of penalty box presence. That led to him scoring the second goal at the end of the first-half after a good run from Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Englishman did not drift into central areas quite as much as his Dutch colleague, but found himself space on the right flank and asked questions with his delivery.

Whether he gets a chance to start there in the Premier League is another question, of course, with Salah very much an untouchable in Liverpool’s team.

Furthermore, Oxlade-Chamberlain also came out of this latest pre-season friendly with a fitness problem so that is worth monitoring.

Either way, it is worth noting the options Klopp has to replace his key attackers, especially with the fixtures on the horizon and cheaper prices on offer.

“Two [starts] in a row with 60 minutes in both for Ox. That’s very important, very important. Today he was a bit unlucky. Ox has a bit of a calf problem, it’s not a tear or whatever, it’s just he has it from time to time when the intensity gets maybe a bit too high for him. But he had to go through the first 15 or 20 minutes. Ox was really involved in the game, he was really good and then he felt that and he could not really be part of the game anymore. Apart from that, [it’s been] really important. So far, he could make pretty much all sessions, which is unbelievably important. Very positive things.” – Jurgen Klopp

Also of note in the central midfield area was the performance of Jordan Henderson (£5.5m).

The England international moved into a more advanced role towards the back-end of 2018/19 and showed signs of that continuing against Sporting.

It was his penalty box presence that led to Origi’s goal. Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) operating from the comfort zone of the box’s left-hand edge, popped a ball in which Henderson headed at goal, the rebound falling to Origi, who tucked it away.

Such an action would have earned Henderson a Fantasy assist had the game been a Premier League one, and it was an involvement reminiscent of his new style of play in the latter Gameweeks of last season.

For that reason, it is worth keeping an eye on him in the remaining friendlies to see if he can offer a budget route into Liverpool’s attack.

Fantasy managers remain interested in the centre-back position at Liverpool, with three £5.5m options vying to play alongside Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) there this season.

Against Sporting it was Joel Matip (£5.5m) who was given the nod, while Joe Gomez (£5.5m) came on as a substitute for Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m) at right-back and Dejan Lovren (£5.5m) got 13 minutes.

Matip (left) and Gomez (right) are both vying for a place in the Liverpool team at centre-back

That leaves Matip top of the pile for pre-season minutes among the three (239) but Gomez is not far behind on 223.

That said, the latter has spent some time at right-back over the summer, although the bulk of his involvement for Liverpool in the friendlies has been at centre-back.

It means we will still have to wait for further confirmation about Klopp’s preferred second centre-back and whether Gomez will rotate with Alexander-Arnold.

Thankfully, we still have the games against Napoli and Lyon to come as well as the Community Shield final.

Liverpool fans and Fantasy managers alike may be hoping that Alisson (£6.0m) returns to the Liverpool goal as soon as possible after the latest friendly.

Despite producing a handful of impressive saves, Simon Mignolet (£4.5m) also suffered an embarrassing howler to allow Sporting to open the scoring.

Bruno Fernandes took a shot from range, which the goalkeeper shaped to collect comfortably, only for it to bounce off his cupped hands and into the net.

While Mignolet might present a budget way into the Liverpool defence in the unlikely event that Alisson is not ready for Gameweek 1 or gets injured, he probably remains a risk to the club’s clean sheet potential.

Finally, Jurgen Klopp also provided an update on the injured Nathaniel Clyne.

“It’s really a shame that it happened. It was a normal situation; we watched it back and Clyney himself thought it was a knock, nothing else. That’s how it felt in the first place. Of all the injuries you can get, an ACL is always the one you don’t want to have, but if you get an ACL then he has the best one, to be honest. It’s isolated, it’s only ACL, it’s not 100 per cent ruptured but still needs surgery. That will all take time. But half a year is another half a year to show up again, so I don’t think it will have a big influence on Clyney’s career. But of course it’s not a very good moment for a player and for us it’s not a good moment as well. You can prepare as much as you want, there are always problems you cannot prepare for and this is one of them.” – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Robertson (Kent 62′), van Dijk (Lovren 77′), Matip (van den Berg 89′), Alexander-Arnold (Gomez 62′); Milner, Fabinho, Henderson (Brewster 77′); Wijnaldum (Lallana 76′), Origi (C Jones 77′), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Wilson 62′).

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Manchester United

Martial (left) led the line for Manchester United against Spurs

Goals: Lucas Moura (£7.5m) | Anthony Martial (£7.5m), Angel Gomes (£5.0m)

Assists: Son Heung-min (£9.5m) | Andreas Pereira (£5.0m), Juan Mata (£6.5m)

Anthony Martial (£7.5m) was given a second consecutive opportunity to lead Manchester United’s attack as they played Spurs on Thursday.

The Frenchman spearheaded a 4-2-3-1 formation for the third time this season, having two previous 45-minute spells there.

After contributing little on the first occasion and scoring a penalty on the second, this time Martial looked in good shape, making dangerous runs behind Spurs’ defenders, hitting the post and notching his first open play goal of pre-season.

Receiving a perfectly weighted through-ball from Andreas Pereira (£5.0m), he bore down on goal from a slightly wide angle but still managed to squeeze it under Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.5m).

The Frenchman does face serious competition for the centre-forward berth though with Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) registering the same number of pre-season minutes as him so far (197).

Mason Greenwood (£4.5m), who has also been in the conversation, was deployed on the right-wing against Spurs demonstrating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to the possibility of using him in multiple positions. That may be of some encouragement Fantasy managers who are looking to own Greenwood for his budget price.

Daniel James was a much-fouled player for Man United against Spurs

Daniel James (£6.0m) continues to cause the opposition problems on his left flank of attacking midfield. Spurs’ midfielders were particularly keen on targetting the former Swansea man and he was one of the most fouled players in the game.

James is still in the clutch of players tied top of pre-season minutes with 197. As he continues to be involved for United throughout the summer, his potential as a punt in Gameweek 1 could pay off.

Meanwhile, it was something of an anonymous performance from Paul Pogba (£8.5m) who went largely unnoticed during his 45-minute spell.

He got everyone off their seats later in the second half with a powerful shot from range which went wide, but apart from that, he did not feature too heavily in Manchester United attacks.

In spit of how quiet Pogba was, the Red Devils were arguably the better team, especially going forward. That’s not to take anything away from Spurs but Solskjaer’s side did spend plenty of time on the front foot.

However, United did look a little exposed on the counter-attack at times. David de Gea (£5.5m) was called into action in the first half when Spurs outnumbered the defence and Dele Alli (£8.5m) found space to shoot.

There was also poor defending for Spurs’ goal as Lucas Moura (£7.5m) stayed one step ahead of Manchester United.

Moura has been involved in more goals than any other Spurs player in pre-season so far

The ball was on its way out of the box and the Red Devils’ defenders were in poor shape as they moved away from their goal, allowing Moura to pounce early and wrong-foot the goalkeeper.

The Brazilian was one of Spurs’ most exciting players after he came on at half-time. He made some good run in behind defenders and now has two goals in as many pre-season matches.

With Son Heung-min (£9.5m) suspended until Gameweek 3, Moura will fancy his chances of starting the first two matches, and if he is deployed as a centre-forward alongside Harry Kane (£11.0m) in Mauricio Pochettino’s system, he could be a great cheaper alternative.

In just his second appearance for Spurs, new signing Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m) demonstrated again what he can bring to the club this season. On more than one occasion he made exciting driving runs into the box, his pace and physicality asking a lot of questions.

Finally, there was a bad injury for Manchester United as Eric Bailly (£5.0m) was taken off with a knee problem during the match.

He was then pictured in a knee-brace and a wheelchair when the Red Devils’ returned from their pre-season tour.

“We’ve got to do some scans and checks on him. It doesn’t look great.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-3-1-2): Gazzaniga; Georgiou (White 62′), Vertonghen (Alderweireld 46′), Tanganga (Marsh 70′), Walker-Peters (Foyth 46′); Ndombele (Moura 46′), Winks (Skipp 46′), Sissoko (Eriksen 62′); Alli (Roles 62′); Kane (Son 46′), Parrott (Lamela 46′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea (Romero 46′); Young (Shaw 46′), Rojo (Lindelöf 46′), Smalling (Bailly 46′ | Tuanzebe 56′), Wan-Bissaka (Dalot 46′); McTominay (Matic 46′), Pogba (Fred 46′); D James (A Gomes 46′), A Pereira (Mata 46′); Greenwood (Lingard 46′); Martial (Rashford 46′).

Norwich City 1-3 Brentford

Farke was left disappointed with Norwich’s performance against Brentford

Goals: Emiliano Buendía (£6.0m)

Assists: Onel Hernandez (£5.5m)

Fantasy managers were handed another clue about Norwich’s clean sheet potential as they lost 3-1 to Brentford this week.

With Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) absent, the Canaries admittedly started the game brightly but looked a little uncertain on the counter.

Left-winger Onel Hernandez (£5.5m) continued to look sharp with a busy first-half as he set up Emiliano Buendía (£6.0m) for a goal from range, and had a couple of chances himself.

The midfielder’s best opportunity saw him run down the right flank, get around Brentford’s goalkeeper and shoot, pulling the ball just outside the post from a wide angle.

However, the second-half was dominated by Brentford, who took the lead after a mistake from Ben Godfrey (£4.5m).

A sloppy take-down allowed Brentford to win the ball in a dangerous area, and it was all too easy for Ollie Watkins to convert from close-range.

There was then poor marking from a subsequent set-piece to allow Brentford a third.

Admittedly, this was the first pre-season appearance for Timm Klose (£4.5m) at centre-back, who may not be up to scratch just yet.

Furthermore, there were rests for players who got extensive minutes on tour including Grant Hanley (£4.0m), Jamal Lewis (£4.5m) and Max Aarons (£4.5m).

“He looked good. It’s great to have Timm back. It was also good to have Josip [Drmic] back after he missed a week. It was also good for Sam Byram to get more minutes. Several lads who had lots of minutes in Germany were rested like Grant Hanley, Jamal Lewis and Max Aarons.” – Daniel Farke

Furthermore, Daniel Farke made an interesting comment about Brentford’s current status. Their competitive season starts a week before the Premier League, which is possibly why they looked the better side, especially in the second half.

“We knew Brentford are a good Championship side and for that, it was clear even before the game they were desperate to come here and they were pretty close to the start [of their season].” – Daniel Farke

“In the second half, we played more or less in their half but sadly one time we missed the ball and they were there with a counter and scored the [second] goal. We then conceded from a free-kick in the wide area and we missed a few chances.” – Daniel Farke

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Fahrmann (Krul 46′); Heise (Lewis 75′), Klose (Hanley 66′), Godfrey, Byram (Aarons 75′); Leitner (Roberts 75′), McLean (Trybull 75′); Hernandez (Cantwell 75′), Srbeny, Beundía (Idah 75′); Drmic (Stiepermann 46′)

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1,668 Comments Post a Comment
  1. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Need the season to start, the more I tinker with my team the more brave\crazy\silly ideas I have.

  2. Mcgugan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Current plan:

    Pope (Button)

    VVD-Robbo-Digne-Coleman-Zinchenko

    Salah-Fraser-KDB-(Dendonker)-(4.5mid)

    Aguero-DCL-(4.5 striker)

    Thoughts?

    1. Follyfarmer
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Tripple everton would be my concern here.

    2. Kristobal
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KdB to play deeper this season?

  3. Mcgugan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I don’t see Aguero in many teams - what’s the reason? Top striker, on penalties and smashed the start of last season.

    I know Sterling is great but VAR and pens surely helps Aguero?

    1. Gregg Wallace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Maybe he won't play GW1 because of Copa America? I'm looking to find a way to get him in for GW3

    2. Shackalackaboomboom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Most on sterling+ Salah can't afford him.

    3. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sterling + Copa

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Suspecting 60 mins per game gets very annoying when you're watching.

    5. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      His attacking numbers dropped off quite a bit compared to sterling back half of last season. Cant afford both and salah

  4. Gregg Wallace
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Has there been a scout report on trézéguet? I like his price (£5.5) if he is nailed and Villa's fixtures look good

    1. Baked baines
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Was hoping this would go under the radar. Fantastic price and villa have tasty first 7 fixtures. Could be 5.9 by then.

    2. karpuzz
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Definitely a punt. ( a Turkish fan who watched him a lot)

    3. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Egyptian here, if he is nailed, he should be very involved in most Villa goals.

  5. Mcgugan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Views on Siggy? I was all set on him but wondering if output will be lower with Digne on some set pieces?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Gueye leaving and defensive issues put me off Everton assets despite their kind schedule.

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        put you off their attackers?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yes, i think that without work that Gueye was putting in Everton attackers will see less ball than last season.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lower than last season when Digne was on some set pieces and Siggy had his best season? If Everton can be more consistent in a good way, his output should rise if anything.

  6. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    sadly it;s come down too this.

    You have a gun pointed at your temple.A 44-magnum.The best, most powerful handgun in the world.

    You MUST pick 2 x 4m defenders who ultimately get the top 2 scores,well,for 4m defenders. Choose:

    1.
    2.

    Do or die

    1. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kelly Lundstram atm if Tarkowski join Lei then Gibson for Kelly

      1. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nobody else dare answer the question

      2. Van La Parranormal
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This

    2. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Rico and Kelly

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        RICo ~``===seiously.in

    3. Old Bull
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You haven’t said whether it’s loaded

    4. evilfish
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      My temple is made out of marble, I'm sure it will be fine.

    5. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think I'd rather you shot me.

  7. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Read somewhere that Juve's Kean will join Everton

    Might be an interesting FPL asset

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hope so but the deal will have a buy back. So effectively an expensive loan if he’s a hit.
      Left with an expensive flop if he misses.

    2. xiMoxiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'd be extremely interested

  8. Azzastaan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    My team
    Ddg steke
    Dunk luiz vvd Stones Kelly
    Kdb Salah Ozil kante mendy
    Auba Firmino Wickham

    Thoughts???

    1. Pepe Le Pukki
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I want to see more teams like this.

      1. Azzastaan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Kante or Jorginho
        Auba or Kane or really try hard to get aguero?

        1. Gregg Wallace
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Jorginho, Auba for first two then switch to Aguero

      2. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        why?

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Love how different it is.

      Hope this is the new template after GW2

    3. Adambailey7
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think Kante will be back in his normal position this year of sitting deep and I think firmino is missing the start of the season due to only just coming back from Copa America

  9. PowerSink
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Hi Guys,

    What would be more beneficial:

    A: 2x Goalkeepers of 4,5 (Like Ryan and Pope) to switch around. (It does happen that switching them sometimes doesn't work out.)

    2 1x Goalkeeper of 4,5 (Ryan/Pope) and a 4,0 flodder like Button. Which would give me the 0,5 mil I could really use

    1. Just For Laughs
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A has always burnt me. So, B for me

      1. PowerSink
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thx, I had the same, you switch out 1 for the other with the better fixture. Then the other 1 saves a million and gets the points.

        So maybe better stick with one. But the brain says, if he get injured, if he pays Top6 squads, would be nice to rotate...

  10. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Little help! There was an article on here which discussed the most effective formation one the last 3 seasons (I think it was 3-5-2), can anyone remember where this was or has a link? TIA

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks. Appreciated

  11. goneill79
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Are we overlooking Sané? Does the risk of rotation matter when you consider the impact he can make from the bench?

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yeah I put him in my current draft. Hard to call with him though. So many options there.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That TC still hurts too much...

    3. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      When Aguero returns / starts, Sanes place at risk...9,5 a lot for off the bench impact...

      Though could be nice for first few games, then reassess....

    4. FFMOTM
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Is he not likely to go to bayern?

      1. goneill79
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Supposing he doesn't?

        1. FFMOTM
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If he doesn't, he could be a great alternative to sterling IMO

  12. Just For Laughs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    To start the season:

    1) Vardy + Eriksen
    2) Aguero + Townsend
    3) Kane + Pérez

    1. PowerSink
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not 2, I would go with 3

  13. iammitch
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    As a long term option which would you pick and why:

    1) Alisson, Wan-Bisakka, Ake
    2) Fabianski, Robertson, Chilwell

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2

  14. Azzastaan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    1. Kane Jorginho
    2. Auba Kante

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      aren't Jorginho and Kante the same price? Why not Auba and Jorginho?

      1. Azzastaan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Kane or auba

        Jorginho or kante

    2. Silicon Vialli
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      1

  15. Kristobal
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts of Joshua King.
    Anyone who thinks he might come good this season and even outscore Callum Wilson?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think they will score about the same, but that 1.5M is the kicker for me. i just can't see him being worth that much more. I'm probably wrong, though

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        and on this subject, how many more points does Wilson need to score to justify the higher price?

    2. Old Bull
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No don’t think he will. Wilson is however a bugbear for me. Always seems to have a goal fest when I haven’t got him and then stops scoring when I get him. WARNING! He’s in my draft team

    3. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I don't rate him as an asset at all. I think Wilson will hog the points. King scored something like four of his while Wilson was out and two after he'd just returned from injury.

    4. Gregg Wallace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Prefer Deulofeu, Jota or Deeney as £6.5m strikers. Or even Brooks as a Bournemouth asset, only 2 attacking returns less than King in far fewer minutes and he's a midfielder

  16. Silicon Vialli
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Perez and Pereyra or
    Martial and James
    ?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 24 days ago

      huh

  17. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would appreciate some input on my team?
    Ryan - Pope
    Kelly - Coleman - ATA - Van Dijk - Walker
    Fraser - Siggy - Salah - Sterling - Dendoncker
    King - Jota - Greenwood

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Template

    2. PowerSink
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I have a similar team, but have some stuff to consider:

      Ryan & Pope, or just 1 and a 4,0 to save 0,5
      I want Robertson over VVD, but need 0,5
      I have Laporte over Walker
      Don't like Siggy so much, so downgraded him (Gross,Perez,Pereyra) to go Wilson (also don't like King to much)
      Jota is nice, but Wesley could save 0,5 and perhaps be the new Jimmy

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks! Good comments...will about the downgrade to Siggy for sure. All the best.

  18. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    3-5-2

    Ryan
    TAA - VVD - Coleman
    Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Fraser - Perez
    King - Deulofeu

    Button - Targett - kelly - Greenwood

    Appreciate yer thoughts.
    Thanks guys.

  19. gwoc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thinking about BB in GW1 and WC in GW3... So undecided on my team im leaning that way. Anyone else going that route? Any ideas for the team for that strategy?

    1. Old Bull
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I considered BB week 1 but didn’t think my bench had much potential to score high in week 1. Also, I did a BB in a DGW last season and it worked out really well, first time ever!

      I’d be worried about using up both the WC and BB so soon

  20. Siggy in the Middle
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Pope (probably Henderson when he joins SHU)

    TAA VVD Taylor Angelino

    Salah KDB Martial Tielemans

    Wilson Aubameyang

    Button, A. Smith (rotate with Taylor), Dendoncker, Greenwood

    I know Angelino is a risk but I I can always revise that after the Community Shield.

  21. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    1.Siggy + 4.0 defender in a 3-5-2

    2. Digne + Dendonker in a 4-4-2 with 1.5m to spend elsewhere.

    For me 2 blows 1 out of the water.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Agree- should let you get VVD for strong back line of
      TAA Laporte VVD Digne

  22. ninja
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Opinions here please lads, been my team for over a day now, unheard of.

    Ryan (Button)
    VVD Zinchenko Digne ( Lundstrom Kelly)
    Salah Siggy Sterling Brooks (Dendonker)
    King Rashford Deulofeu

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Over a day 😆

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Get rid of gashford for somone good like Wilson and it's fine

      1. ninja
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        King and Wilson ????

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wilson easily for me. He's a machine.

  23. Azzastaan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Kane or Auba
    Jorginho or kante

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Auba, Jorg

  24. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    Lloris/Hendo, Button
    AWB Laporte TAA JOC Diop
    Lucas Sterl Mane Cella Robinson
    Vardy Greenwood Delu

    Waiting to see Denos price, may make a few changes in midfield but quite happy with the attack I think. Hmmm

  25. karpuzz
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Got bored of seeing same names on every team here.. The more I see them, the more I move away from them

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Milner(C)?

      1. HakimZyech
        1 month, 24 days ago

        🙂

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Walcott (VC)

      3. ninja
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lol

      4. karpuzz
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Never included Salah to my team in a single week in the last two seasons. Top 7k and 15k respectively. I mean there are 18x11= 198 players and numerous combinations to have a decent team.

        1. ninja
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          20 x 11 ?

          1. ninja
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            220??

          2. karpuzz
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Sorry, I mixed with my country's league:)

  26. Davidwes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What about Walker-Peters from spurs (5,0€)?
    I have not seen any discussion about him, but he looks to be in the line up and for 5,0 he is a cheap way into the tottenham defence.

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Foyth from gw 3 apparently

      1. Davidwes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Why?

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Hes suspended for the first 2

      2. Davidwes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Aha, soo he is suspended. But in pre season so far walker-pieter has started ahead of foyth. So why would he be first choice?
        Thanks for the reply by the way

  27. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What are peoples opinions on SUFC signings? As a fan I'm honestly buzzing and think we'll be fine 🙂

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Decent. I think Palace are fooked

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Me too

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think we'll be fine finishing above Palace, Brighton and Newcastle

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      They will do just fine in the championship next year

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lololol

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Jags has gone home. Will be great in training and dressing room. Good signing to help newcomers with Premier League experience.

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Who have you signed? I've been to focused on Villa tbh

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ravel morrison, luke freeman, mousset, Hendo, jagielka, Robinson, osborn so far

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Morrison the basket case. I looked at him on transfermarkt a month ago and they his value at 300k

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I wouldn't want any of those players personally were we're at now with finances

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        And what's he know

    5. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      But not fine enough to have 3 of them in your FPL squad. ☺

    6. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Will League One strikers I can see Blades being new Huddersfield this season.

      1. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Don't agree at all. Far more goalscoring potential with Sheff Utd. Who are the League one strikers you speak about anyway ?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit but do you Premiership forwards in Mousset or Sharp ?

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            *see

          2. Slouch87
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I think the goals will be spread around and they will get enough to stay up - certainly many more than Huddersfield. Sharp will be good for 10-15 . Mousset , Robinson , Morrison all have goal potential . Don't underestimate them and certainly don't underestimate the manager.

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Exactly. Don't know what that guy on talk sport was talking about. Can't wait to prove everyone wrong, people are just clueless because we don't spend hundreds of millions... There's a reason we're in the prem without spending more than 5m on a player. Something called passion, team spirit and amazing tactics 😉 but I'll let the football do the talking

            2. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Should they prove me wrong I will do the only honorable thing a man can do: first little cry in the toillet and then apologise on here.

  28. Azzastaan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Luiz 6 or christensen 5
    So that I can start with auba and swap to aguero in gw3

    1. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Christensen behind Zouma in the pecking order in my opinion. Zouma the best puck if you have to select a Chelsea defender which I wouldn't advise.

  29. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    First RMT.

    GK Ryan, Button
    DEF TAA, Robertson, Coleman, Laporte, Lundstram
    MID Siggy, Salah, Sterling, Jorghinio, Leodenker
    FWD Vardy, King Greenwood.

    If a cheaper citeh defender emerges Lundstram and Jorghinio can be improved on?

    Thanks for any feedback

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Jorginho crap 4th mid. Boring defensive overspend template. No Villa or other value picks

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers, vardy is an easy switch to laca

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Lol reply fail. I'd like Mr Guilbert but I'm short by .5. Which value picks you suggest?

      2. ninja
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Who are the villa value picks in your opinion??

    2. Davidwes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I really like it, nice structure
      8/10

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers, vardy is an easy switch to laca

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I don't get why everyone getting King. Bournemouth not great early fixtures

      1. ninja
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        2 promoted teams first 2 games?

    4. PowerSink
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Your -0,5 short

      1. PowerSink
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Go Siggy->Fraser

  30. Rt505
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A) Jorginho and Kane
    Or
    B) KDB and King