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Patience key with Trezeguet as Villa squad size increases

Fantasy Premier League managers may have to wait to see how Trezeguet (£5.5m) settles in at Aston Villa before assessing his points-scoring potential.

Dean Smith continued his summer spending spree earlier this week by adding Egypt international to his roster, the ninth new signing of the transfer window.

His name alone may evoke nostalgia among football fans of the late 90s and early 00s but, unlike his retro namesake, this Trezeguet isn’t a striker and is yet to play even a minute’s worth of football in any of Europe’s major leagues.

Coming into FPL priced at £5.5m the Egyptian’s viability will depend on several factors.

Indicators of his abilities can no doubt be found by researching his time at previous clubs but can he cut it in the Premier League, let alone start at Aston Villa? And what effect will he have on Smith’s array of attacking options?

The history 

and statistics

Trezeguet in action for Egypt at this summer’s African Cup of Nations

Trezeguet came through the youth ranks of Al Ahly in Egypt, one of the most successful football outfits in African football. Even at a young age, the former head coach of the club said that Trezeguet was “one of the best youngster’s he’s ever come across”.

Within a matter of a few years of turning professional, he had already won the Egyptian Premier League and CAF Champions League. His talent hadn’t gone unnoticed and was attracting attention from European scouts.

Trezeguet was not especially known for with his goal-scoring exploits during this period though, having netted only seven times. But clearly he was contributing in other areas of attacking play so it wasn’t long before Anderlecht came calling.

However, Trezeguet’s loan spell in Belgium was nothing but disappointing. Even when he signed permanently for Anderlecht he spent most of his time being loaned out to other clubs.

There were still benefits for the Egyptian in this as he was attaining crucial minutes on the pitch and was able to adapt his game in a different continent.

It wasn’t until the 2017/18 season, when loaned out to Turkish side Kasımpaşa, that Trezeguet started to make a name for himself again. Switching between the left and right flanks, this was his most successful campaign from an attacking perspective when he scored 13 goals and registered 7 assists in only 31 appearances.

Trezeguet was then signed permanently by Kasımpaşa and scored an additional nine goals for them in the following season. To put this into context he scored 20% of their league goals over the space of two seasons.

It’s this kind of form that FPL managers and Villans alike will be hoping that he can leverage in the Premier League. And if Dean Smith’s words are anything to go by, Trezeguet hasn’t just been signed to make up the numbers either.



“He’s the type of wide player that we have been looking for” – Dean Smith

Comparisons

Trezeguet did well in the Turkish top-flight last season

We must not forget that, on top of Trezeguet, Aston Villa have already signed two other wingers in the transfer window; Jota (£6.0m) from Birmingham and Anwar El Ghazi whose previous loan deal was made permanent.

Also at the club, and getting time in pre-season is Andre Green (£5.0m), while Jack Grealish (£6.0m), Jonathan Kodjia (£5.5m) and Birkir Bjarnason (£4.5m) are all capable of playing on the wing if needed.

This could potentially complicate things for Trezeguet, Jota and El Ghazi in particular as at least one of them will have to miss out each match if Smith continues using a 4-3-3 formation.

There is plenty to be encouraged about in Trezeguet’s underlying statistics though.

Last he averaged four shots per league game, dwarfing dwarfs the output from El Ghazi (1.9) and Jota (1.6). The fact that the Egyptian scored the same number of goals last season (nine) as the two of them combined, he could represent a strong prospect on his own.



Having said that, it is hard to compare the Turkish Super Lig with the Championship with the second tier of English football improving in quality and global appeal every year.

Either way, neither division stacks up to the Premier League so we should at least suspect there to be some reduction in Trezeguet’s shots per game this year compared to 2018/19.

If there’s one key attribute that Trezeguet displays, it is his adaptability. The fact he was has been able to adjust between three leagues over four years (2014-2018) shows that he can cope with change.

18 attacking returns last season (one for every 170 minutes played) by a winger in any league should not be scoffed at.

Even if Trezeguet was able to match half of that in the Premier League, with an FPL price tag of £5.5m, it would be considered a decent enough debut season, especially if it was enough to help keep Villa up.

It must be noted that over a quarter of Aston Villa’s goals last season were scored between Grealish, John McGinn (£5.5m) and Conor Hourihane (£5.5m) respectively, all three of whom predominantly operate in the central midfield trio of Smith’s 4-3-3 formation.

From an FPL perspective, there is a slight danger that Aston Villa now have too many players who are capable of chipping in with goals from across midfield and attack.

This could make it hard to pin down one individual who is involved in more goals than any of his team-mates, a talisman they can count on for attacking prowess in the mould of a Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) or a Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m).

Furthermore, Aston Villa also recently signed a new forward in Wesley (£6.0m), to replace the departed Tammy Abraham (£7.0m) and it is currently unclear how long it will take him to settle into the side too.

The Prospects



Trezeguet is unlikely to have the same impact on the Premier League as his Egypt team-mate Salah

It’s hard to recall the last time a player lit up the Turkish Super Lig and then made an immediate like-for-like impact on the Premier League the following season.

This on its own doesn’t bode well for Trezeguet, so it’s hard to consider him some kind of budget version of international colleague Mohamed Salah (£12.5m).

After all, the Liverpool man had previously played in the Premier League before arriving at Anfield having excelled in Serie A and the Champions League.

Trezeguet lacks this kind of valuable experience and may have to hit the ground running from Gameweek 1 or else risk being rested or rotated.

The £5.5m price does still make him a very interesting prospect for Fantasy managers.

In 2019/20, there are not many FPL assets at that price point who matched or bettered Trezeguet’s 18 attacking returns last season, even if they were recorded in a so-called ‘lesser league’.

At the same time, Trezeguet’s potential attacking influence is equally at risk of being cancelled out by Aston Villa’s other midfielders and forwards, while rotation between himself, Jota and El Ghazi.

The general FPL rule of thumb is to err on the side of caution and avoid players from newly promoted teams when selecting your best XI. This can probably also apply to Trezeguet as he comes into the team as a new face.

But if push came to shove, there is sufficient evidence to suggests that he could cause a surprise or two as a differential pick.

It does seem as if Trezeguet’s presence could boost Aston Villa’s attacking credentials, the question remains whether he can perform consistently and for that, we need to see him play a few weeks of Premier League football first.

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3,547 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Druze
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Zouma or Ake at 5.0?

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Zouma

    2. Druze
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      or Pereira and an extra mid?

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Anyone but a BOU defender!

    4. King Kohli
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      One of Zouma or Christensen is likely to start the season.

      Get one of them when we have more info.

    5. Lucky Z
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Start with Ake, then can change when starters are know at CHE

    6. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Guilbert 4.5m don't miss out

  2. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA | VVD | Digne | Zinchenko | Ake
    Salah | Sterling | Siggy | Fraser
    Wilson

    Button | Den | Greenwood | Nketiah

    1. A. Siggy Fraser B. KDB Grealish
    2. A. Zinc Fraser B. Laporte Perez

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Triple Bournemouth is brutal. Fixtures aren't that great unless they smash Sheffield first game

  3. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Which option do you think scores more points first three weeks?

    A. With Salah
    Salah (c) + Coleman + Pope + Dendoncker

    B. Without Salah ( Sterling captain)
    Fraser + Robbo + Ederson + Digne or 6.5 mid.

    1. Lucky Z
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Den playing? B, if not - A

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Salassential for me. However, if you're having to play Donkey every week, I wouldn't say it's worth the sacrifice.

  4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I'm finally trying out a draft without Ederson in Goal. How does this look?

    Ryan
    TAA VVD Stones Coleman
    Salah Sterling KDB Zaha
    King Jota

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You have Ryan in goal 🙁

      Apart from that, very nice. Does it depend where Zaha ends up?

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yeah I should probably try harder with the keeper eh?

  5. ManofKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    How bad an idea is triple BOU - Frazer, Wilson, King ?

    Struggling to find a 6.5 or less forward that looks better than King (even looked at Murray or DCL)

    1. Druze
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Che Adams will play at 6.0

    2. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      i don't like King if you already have Wilson
      imo, it's between DCL/Jota/Deulofeu

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      They have easy opening fixtures, but it depends how confident you are that they'll actually score freely in them. I think they'll struggle a bit and those fixtures won't be push-overs. Being non-committed, I'm starting with one of them.
      But I agree strikers at the cheap end are slim pickings. I'm on Jota myself.

      1. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Got Jota and Wilson it's whether to a 3rd cheapy or squeeze Vardy in and drop mid/def down a bit...

      2. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        i don't quite agree with the fixture ticker's ranking as far as BOU is concerned

  6. Torreslove
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    what's the latest on Sane? Is he off to Bayern?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No news

      1. Torreslove
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        you reckon he'll stay at city?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          No idea at the moment.

    2. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hi TL
      I suspect he will go but even if he stays he has not got Peps trust.

      1. Torreslove
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks Chickens!

        1. 32chickens
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I think he would be better to go.My favourite player to watch with audacious talent but he cannot hold the discipline that his manager requires for the system.
          Leroy doesn't like the public exposure which go with him as a German to play for the German champions but here he is still on his original contract and not a guaranteed starter- a difficult choice for the young man,but his advisors are stringing it out which will only further annoy pep- and there is only one winner if you play that game.

  7. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is Aurier viable at 5.0m in a back 5?

    1. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Spurs fullbacks expected to be rotated as they have in previous years. In auriers case there is also kwp and foyth in the same position

  8. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lanzini under the Radar?
    Could be gold.

    1. Amey
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Too many of them at WH for my liking. (CAM/wingers)

    2. The Red Devil
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Pick a trio
      Kane Kdb Perreyra
      Jota Bilva Sterling

      1. Puncheon Guly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

    3. The Red Devil
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Is Kane really that essential? I get it that he's underpriced, but apart from the villa game, he's got tough games till GW4 against Arsenal, thinking of going without him, to get Salah Sterling & the template back 4

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Assuming points against Villa

        1. The Red Devil
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Kane Kdb Perreyra
          Or
          Jota Sterling Bilva

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        On form he'll score against anyone. He's fit and rearing to go after missing the business end of last season.

      3. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He's a wait and see for me - I agree fixtures are middling for first few weeks

      4. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Historically every season premium mids score points than premium forwards. Only thing about forwards is they seem morw exciting to captain but at the end points matter the most. Son would be more value for money at 2mn less

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          1.5mn less*

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            You're right, and forwards are even less exciting when you're going to captain Salah or Sterling.

    4. Leeds2116
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Is there a championship guide on here or abnywhere?

      1. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not here - basically with pinching Sawyers from Brentford, The Baggies will bonce back big time - other teams are irrelevant 🙂

        1. Leeds2116
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          lolll true mate. Trying to find some bargins cause atm iv gone all big hitters lol

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            If you mean for players from Norwich, Villa and SheffU, yes. The tab for pre-season at the top of the page - articles on them.

    5. SomeoneKnows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Would you say that Walker is more nailed than Zinchenko? or are they on the same boat?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Of course he is. No one to challenge Walker, 3 for the LB spot.

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Danilo says hello

          1. 32chickens
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I would happily permadrop donkey Walker for Danilo.
            I suspect a further RB to appear in next fortnight

    6. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ryan
      TAA Robertson Digne Zinchenko
      Salah Sterling KDB Brooks
      King Wesley

      Button Greenwood Dendoncker Lundstram

    7. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Am I missing something about Man U? I've noticed a few posters on here who seem convinced they're in the title race this time out. Are their new signings really enough to overcome a 31 point 56 inferior goal difference (and that was to second place, never mind champions).

      Even if they sign Maguire, will the difference from last season really be that great? They tailed off badly last season as the Ole boost faded and their most important player still looks like he cant be arsed.

      Not a dig (ish), just would like to get a fair appraisal from those 'in the know' on whether players like AWB are worth a punt.

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I would say keep on digging Phil ,but I'm a city fan...
        With my fpl head on Like you I would say what's changed- still got a rookie manager with no obvious plan bar yoof.
        Glory glory?

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I've not seen anyone suggest they'll win the league - I suspect you're arguing with straw men there. Some are saying they could take 3rd or 4th place. So the question becomes, are their assets a better bet than those at Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton. That would be a fair argument.

      3. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Maguire is bit too slow and It feels ridiculous Lei want 80mn+ for him. Romagnoli is equally good at half the price. Plus they need one CDM and right winger to even compete for top 4 forget title lol.

      4. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers all.

      5. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Never heard anyone say they’d come close to winning the league tbh and wouldn’t expect anyone to think that either! Nevertheless, you don’t have to be in title contention to be a good fpl asset

      6. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Man United are doing a Fulham

        1. 32chickens
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Now even i would say that was harsh.

      7. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I've been a United fan for >20 years.

        No way in hell they'll be challenging for the title

      8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        First season in Premier league history that Man Utd & Chelsea both start with weaker managers than around two thirds of the other teams in the league

        They both have European distractions, questionable characters in the dressing room, and crucially, the teams that were once mid table whipping boys have now grown teeth and are set to overtake them

        Predicted final PL Table this year :

        City
        Pool
        Spurs
        Arse
        Leicester
        Wolves
        Everton
        West Ham
        Chelsea
        Man Utd

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Villa will finish top 10

          1. Navispar
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Didn't realise they had a ladies team.

          2. Hairy Potter
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Where did you predict Villa to finish last season?

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              After Smith took over? Top 6. Bruce did too much damage for automatic and then Grealish injured for 11 games. Next question

              1. Hairy Potter
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Nope, before the season started.

    8. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Have been looking into ndombele this morning. I think he might be actually be a good option at 6.0.
      His not just all about defending from what I’ve seen. Not going with him to start, but interesting

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Agree, he's under the radar that one. I think he's a better FPL asset than a Spuds defender, and far cheaper than other nailed midfield assets. Looks like he'll pop up with an assist or 6.

        1. Helia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yep, sounds about right. 1 goal 7 assists in 32 games last season in League 1, 2 assists in 8 games in ucl... some of them were quality assists too

        2. Emp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          So basically what you are saying is that you expect spurs to keep not more than 6 cs... interesting...

          1. Emp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            @andy

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            The only interesting thing is that you have zero comprehension skills.

          3. Helia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Don’t think anything about clean sheets were mentioned buddy

          4. Navispar
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            And no goals or assirs either?

    9. SomeoneKnows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A) Digne & Walker
      B) Coleman & Laporte

      Which would you rather have and why?

      1. Kiwi Don
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B) both have attacking return potential

    10. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Say you did go all three Liverpool defenders. Is there a scenario where you would bench Vvd? Vs the top sides away? Or city?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Never ever ever! For Pool and City there are no 'hard' fixtures to warrant benching.

        1. Helia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yeah what I would of thought. I’ve been messing around today with getting robbo and sterling instead of Salah and having all 3. Don’t see myself going with all three but it’s a thought

      2. Sailboats
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No. Play him in all games

      3. Amey
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Nahh
          But I won't go for triple Defense. It's tense enough with two defense since last season WC gw 34/35 😀

          1. Helia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yeah... even though I feel it might be the best move, that’s the thing that will stop me.

            1. Amey
                1 month, 20 days ago

                No Mo is a pretty big con too isn't it ??
                Good © option for most of Home games ??

                1. Helia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  There’s pros and cons to everything hey. If I go mo then no sterling is the con.

                  I’m currently on Salah taa vvd, and that 3rd spot keeps changing. But I can see the three pool going pretty good too as I think sterling can be just as good as salah.

                  1. Amey
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Go with your gut 🙂
                      I'm too shy to go without Mo & Raz tbh.
                      Love both of them

                  2. Klein
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Mo is almost same on home and away. Another pro

          2. Don Van White Jam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Was Lundstram out of favour last year at Sheffield Utd or injured? Seems like he only made a handful (7) of appearances.
            Looks interesting at his price with the Blades' defensive record and his past goalthreat.

            1. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Lundstram is never going to be a major conversation starter.. but I’d say it’s more just a hopeful way at looking at preseason. Shows that there are not any real options

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Strikes me as a jack-of-all-trades sort who'll probably be regular bench material at United. That means he'd be good for 1 point if you start him or he comes off your bench. Even at 4m, he's not a good asset for me.

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Nobody seems to have acknowledged how few minutes Mark Duffy has had preseason. No way is he being left out.

          3. Amey
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Morning All !!
              I think i like this structure now.
              Please comment on it.

              Pope Norris
              Robbo Taa Coleman Zinchenko Lundstram
              Salah Sterling 5.5m Donkey 4.5m
              Vardy Wilson Deulofeu

              Which 5.5m Midfielder ??
              Ceballos, Mayer, Trezeguet ....

              Thank you !!

              1. Sailboats
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Robinson?

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Thank you.
                    Is he nailed ??

                    1. Sailboats
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Not sure if nailed on. But I'm confident that he will feature a lot

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Cool.
                          Like your grav 🙂

                      2. Klein
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Not nailed but their best player in preseason. He will be nailed sooner or later.

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 20 days ago

                            Now that's a promising statement
                            Cheers mate

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      You're going for a 4-3-3 with 2x4.5 midfs and a nailed on 5.5? Risky.
                      Ceballos, Meyer, Robinson are all flavours of the day, but how about Norwood at 5m and a second 5m playing midf for the bench?

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          That is a good option too.
                          But Norwich & Chelsea fixtures at start for both 5m player's 😕

                          Why do you think this as risky though mate ??

                          Thank you bdw 🙂

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 20 days ago

                            Because I think Donckers is the only nailed-on 4.5 starter. Your other 2 subs may be deadwood which means that if Zinky, Sterling or your 5.5 are rested, you're a bit stuck.

                            1. Amey
                                1 month, 20 days ago

                                Ahh.
                                That way. It's a great point cheers.
                                Billings signed up for Cherries yesterday i guess 😮
                                He can be a great 4.5m option too.

                                You like the team otherwise right ?? Remaining payers ?

                                I'm quite excited to go with 5 attackers out of 6 i really like tbh.

                                1. Andy_Social
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  Different to mine but in general I like it. Not Deulofeu though - apparently most of his goals last season came against Cardiff and Huddersfield. Maybe Deeney or Jota instead.

                                  1. Amey
                                      1 month, 20 days ago

                                      Yeah
                                      He's a placeholder for Jota.
                                      EL is bothering me atm.
                                      Jota is a season keeper for me at that price (if Wolves don't sign any strikers)

                          2. juho
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 20 days ago

                            Hey Amey, hope you're well

                            i like Moutinho to start with

                            1. Amey
                                1 month, 20 days ago

                                Hello mate 🙂
                                I'm great. What about you ??

                                You'd get Moutinho even though we all have Donkey ??

                                He's a great assist potential though.

                                1. juho
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  Sheff Utd is unproven and has poorer early fixtures
                                  Besides, it won't be difficult to swap Mou for someone else in that price bracket

                                  1. Amey
                                      1 month, 20 days ago

                                      Yep.
                                      Agreed. Cheers mate
                                      You're settled with a team yet??

                                      1. juho
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        Currently on

                                        4.5
                                        TAA / Laporte / Coleman / AwB
                                        Salah / Sterling / KdB / Maddison / Barnes
                                        Jota

                                        I'm sure there'll be many tweaks between now and GW1!

                            2. Tube!!
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 20 days ago

                              Which 5.5 keeper do you put in this lot?

                              ?????
                              TAA. VVD. Laporte. Digne.
                              Salah. KDB. Perez. Gundogan.
                              Vardy. Wilson
                              Woodman. Greenwood. Kelly. Dendonker.

                              A - DDG
                              B - Pickford
                              C - Kepa
                              D - Lloris

                              1. Leeds2116
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 20 days ago

                                way to much in defence but id say DDG

                                1. Tube!!
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  Thinking D is where the points are this season.

                              2. Helia
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 20 days ago

                                D

                                1. Tube!!
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  On this at the moment.

                              3. Amey
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  Lloris because of his Pen save prowess maybe.
                                  Like DDG this season if we sign a good CB

                                  1. Tube!!
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 20 days ago

                                    Yeah have to wait and see re the CB.

                                • Andy_Social
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  You know what I'd do? I'd start with Foster who has some jammy opening fixtures, bank 0.5m and see which of those 4 emerges as the best pick over the first 4 GWs.

                                  1. Tube!!
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 20 days ago

                                    Cheers....will have a look.

                              4. Leeds2116
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 20 days ago

                                hey guys

                                please help my eam is no going well

                                Ryan Button
                                Aarons Wan-Bissaka VVD El Mohamndy Kelly
                                James Maddinson Zaha Salah De Bruyne
                                Kun Jota Origi

                                1. Tube!!
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  Get rid of Aaron’s, AWB, EL Moh, James, Maddie, Kun and Origi.

                                2. Klein
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  No TAA or Robbo is very scary buddy.
                                  There is a chance kun won't play gw1 so monitor him.
                                  Origi could be 1 week thing when mane comes back.
                                  Rest looks good.

                              5. the dom 1
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 20 days ago

                                which combo do you prefer?

                                a. Laporte & VVD

                                b. Robbo & Walker

                                cheers

                                1. Leeds2116
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  AAAAAA

                                2. Amey
                                    1 month, 20 days ago

                                    B
                                    Because Robbo is a FPL machine !!

                                  • Helia
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 20 days ago

                                    There’s never much in these robbo vs vvd combo questions.
                                    Assuming u got taa then I’d go vvd

                                    1. Helia
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 20 days ago

                                      I like the security of Laporte over the season which is the main factor there.

                                  • the dom 1
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 20 days ago

                                    thanks for the comments.

                                    currently on A myself.

                                3. kennethrhcp
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 20 days ago

                                  prob discussed but with gueye leaving...Delph at DM for everton? would it be crazy having digne & Delph early on?

                                  1. Andy_Social
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 20 days ago

                                    Yeh. Gueye going doesn't guarantee Delph starts, and if he does you're not going to get assists or goals out of him, so there's no reason to get him over Coleman at the same price.

                                    1. kennethrhcp
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 20 days ago

                                      very true... late to planning this year. still on draft1

                                  2. Amey
                                      1 month, 20 days ago

                                      I was firmly on Digne.
                                      Now that Gueye is gone, i have shifted him out for Coleman to upgrade my 6th attacker to 5.5m
                                      I won't double up on them now is what i want to say

                                      1. kennethrhcp
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        cheers, ya he's a massive loss

                                      2. Irbox ⚽
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        Surely that would mean you would go for the player with the higher attacking upside (ie Digne)

                                        1. Amey
                                            1 month, 20 days ago

                                            That's true.
                                            If i free up 0.5m from somewhere, I'd definitely get Digne for Coleman. But that's a slim possibility right now.

                                      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        I’m still going Digne Coleman - but they are more at risk now without Gueye

                                        They got 169 points in 30 games (15 GW’s) year to date

                                        That’s around 11PPG for 11.5 - even with regression for gueye that’s still good in my books

                                    • fplfansss
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 20 days ago

                                      Please RMT

                                      Ryan
                                      TAA, Laporte, Smith, Kelly
                                      Salah, Siggy, Tielemans, Sterling
                                      Kane, King

                                      Bench: Button, Greenwood, Oriol, Lundstram

                                      Cheers!

                                      1. Amey
                                          1 month, 20 days ago

                                          Good team bar Kelly Ryan

                                      2. Eat my goal!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        Any good defenders at 5 or below?

                                        1. Andy_Social
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 20 days ago

                                          Possibly, if they're nailed.

                                          Christensen or Zouma
                                          Holding

                                        2. ManofKent
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 20 days ago

                                          Guilbert looks promising at 4.5 but he's a punt

                                          1. 32chickens
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 20 days ago

                                            Shush

                                          2. Puncheon Guly
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 20 days ago

                                            What was it about his 1 goal, 2 assist, 9 yellows and 1 red in Ligue 1 last year that makes him promising?

                                        3. GreennRed
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 20 days ago

                                          Bruce will probably make Newcastle better at the back so a few 4.5m options could be worth a punt.

                                      3. TOPCAT1960
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        Morning all

                                        Considering this first XI

                                        Foster
                                        Coleman VVD Laporte Dunk
                                        Sterling Salah Fraser Perez
                                        Kane Origi

                                        Subs
                                        Button Donkey Greenwood Lundstram

                                        Sterling Salah combo looks tasty, but too much ? Kane has to break his August FPL hoodoo against AVL ?

                                        Thoughts

                                      4. True Deadzoner
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        Most template team ever?

                                        Ederson

                                        TAA VVD Digne Laporte Diop

                                        Salah Sterling Perez Tielesman

                                        Jota DLF

                                      5. dougie walters
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        below:

                                        Hi

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                                        The code to join this league is: hpsvw3

                                        Enjoy the game!

                                      6. TOPCAT1960
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        Morning all

                                        Considering this first XI

                                        Foster
                                        Coleman VVD Laporte Dunk
                                        Sterling Salah Fraser Perez
                                        Kane Origi

                                        Subs
                                        Button Donkey Greenwood Lundstram

                                        Sterling Salah combo looks tasty, but too much ? Kane has to break his August FPL hoodoo against AVL ?

                                        Thoughts please

                                      7. boneumut
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 20 days ago

                                        A) Lacazette/Vardy + Deulofeu + Lucas Moura
                                        B) Kane/Auba + Wesley + Tielemans/Perez