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Five Man City talking points ahead of the Community Shield final

Manchester City have now completed their pre-season friendly schedule ahead of the 2019/20 season, leaving plenty for Fantasy Premier League managers to chew over.

We will get one final look at Pep Guardiola’s team before the Gameweek 1 deadline when they face Liverpool in the Community Shield final next Sunday.

This presents a fantastic opportunity for Fantasy managers to put to rest any final questions they have about Manchester City assets.

This article highlights five key areas of their team that we should be keeping an eye on at Wembley next weekend.

Front and centre

Sterling in action for Man City during pre-season

The chances of Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) lining up as Manchester City’s centre-forward in Gameweek 1 strengthen with each passing pre-season friendly.

The England international was deployed as the striker in Guardiola’s 4-3-3 system in the win over Yokohama.

He scored in that final game of the tour and has now been involved in six pre-season goals this summer (four his own, two assists).

As has been reportedly already, with Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) still on international leave following their involvement at the Copa America, Guardiola is clearly preparing Sterling to take their place in the Community Shield and possible beyond that.

We would expect him to start up front against Liverpool on Sunday but the key thing to look out for among Fantasy managers is how he gets on in that role.

It was discussed last week whether a shift to a centre-forward role is always beneficial to a wide-midfield player so an eye test against one of the best defences in the Premier League could prove a helpful test of Sterling’s credentials.

Sanéty Check

Sané’s position in the team came under threat after Sterling started performing well on the left

The implications of Sterling’s role as a centre-forward is also helpful for Fantasy managers in regards to other areas of the Manchester City team.

With the winger being pulled into a central role, it means there is much less competition for the flanks of Guardiola’s front-three.

The absence of Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), following his successful African Cup of Nations campaign with Algeria, is also a benefit for predicting the team early on.

Leroy Sané (£9.5m) should be the chief beneficiary as he should have unrivalled access to the left flank of Guardiola’s attacking trio.

Despite the uncertainty over his future, the German international has been used extensively on the left-wing in pre-season and has been quite effective too.

After 239 minutes, two goals and one assist, Guardiola has Sané well-prepared for the new campaign and he looks likely to be an important part of the attack against Liverpool.

If he performs well at Wembley, then he could just book himself a place in the Gameweek 1 side.

Where’s Kevin?

De Bruyne has done very well in pre-season for Man City

There were media reports last week that Guardiola wanted to see Kevin de Bruyne (£9.5m) take up a deeper midfield role this season and Fantasy managers will have to keep an eye out for this in the Community Shield final.

In recent games played on tour this dropping deeper has not happened with too much regularity for the Belgian but that may be because of the quality of opposition.

Against Yokohama, de Bruyne was one of the best players on the pitch and emerged with a goal and assist to his name. That took his pre-season tally for goal involvement to four (one goal, three assists).

Despite those encouraging numbers, a match-up with Liverpool will prove a much more reliable event for seeing what de Bruyne’s positioning will be this season.

However, not only do we have to assess where he’s playing, Fantasy managers must also pay attention to whether or not a deeper role actually has any impact on his points potential.

For example, de Bruyne’s hand in set pieces won’t be affected by his positioning. But given his quality, there is still a possibility that de Bruyne could still hang back a bit more, and yet still create a decent number of chances.

Furthermore, the Belgian boasted a better minutes per shot than Sterling in 2018/19 and has historically been accurate from range.

Therefore, a deeper role could unlock other areas of de Bruyne’s Fantasy potential, which is why he should arguably the biggest focus of FPL managers during the Community Shield final.

Left-back… in the changing room?

Zinchenko may yet be the first-choice left-back for Man City at the start of the season

Now that we’ve seen Manchester City play four times in pre-season, we have a better idea of who will start at left-back too.

The signing of Angeliño (£5.0m) this summer complicated the task of predicting who the first-choice was in this position but pre-season line-ups have made things slightly easier.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) has recorded more minutes in friendlies at left-back than any other Manchester City player.

His total of 209 is made up of two outings over 60 minutes, and it was the Ukrainian that started in the most recent match against Yokohama.

Admittedly, Angeliño’s pre-season involvement is not that far behind Zinchenko, so it’s hard to be completely certain which one will be favoured in Gameweek 1.

The new signing (or re-signing) has recorded 151 minutes from to starts at left-back this summer.

However, only one of those outings lasted longer than an hour, hence the discrepancy of 54 minutes between him and Zinchenko.

Danilo (£5.0m) has 195 minutes to his name over the summer, just nine shy of Zinchenko, but he has predominantly been used at right-back and is likely to be Kyle Walker‘s (£6.0m) understudy this season.

Also, at least for now, Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m) is out of the picture until September according to the most recent reports.

That is a handy development for Fantasy managers as they study the Community Shield for clues about the first-choice left-back.

Zinchenko remains the favourite to start that match, but Angeliño probably has an outside chance of being involved.

On Your Ederson

Ederson is yet to play a single minute of pre-season for Man City

Finally, it has not gone unnoticed that Claudio Bravo (£5.0m) has started and played 90 minutes in every single match of Manchester City’s pre-season so far.

Obviously, we know that Ederson (£6.0m) is still the first-choice at the Eithad Stadium but there could be a slight chance of him missing out on a start to the campaign.

The Brazilian has been away this summer as part of his country’s Copa America although is still behind Alisson (£6.0m) in the pecking order.

Goalkeepers are typically easier to drop straight back in a team with minimal preparation than outfield players, and with Ederson, he will probably be fresher than his Liverpool counterpart.

However, we know that Guardiola is a methodical man who values things should as preparation during pre-season, so it’s worth considering an outside chance of the cheaper Bravo starting the Community Shield.

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  1. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Just wish I could fit Kane in...

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Vaseline.

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Lube could help?

    3. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      mwahahahaha

  2. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on this team. A little different to the template going with a 3-5-2

    Ederson (Button)
    Robertson, Coleman, Wan-B (Targett, Lundstram)
    Sterling, Salah, KDB, Perez, Robinson
    King, Jota (Greenwood)

    Thanks guys

    1. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Very nice team if you are happy to go with no big hitter upfront! I really like this midfield..

    2. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Man U defense? I don't like it.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        The rest looks great

    3. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Tis fine, prefer Deulofeu to both of your forwards personally but nothing wrong with them.

    4. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I would have one of sterling or kdb and improve your defence or robinson or your fwds. Good luck.

    5. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      No idea who Robinson Mid is, KDB to B Silva to me imo

  3. KAR
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    martial looks very good and if he is playing striker even better. my team looks like this, im pretty happy about it.

    ryan (button)
    laporte, VVD, robertson, digne (kelly)
    salah, zaha, fraser, sigurdsson, martial
    jota, vardy (nketiah)

    should i go with some player with better fixture than martial? like moura, prez, maddison, mkhi? thoughts?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I think a nailed Martial hits 200 to 250 point and for 7.5 that's a steal. Whether he is nailed is the problem.

      1. Kobayashy
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        200-250? No chance.

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        250? Cmon :)..

      3. Pumpy
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Jesus. UTD fan ?

      4. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Whaaaaaaaaaaaat

      5. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Look at the numbers people and a pool fan to boot.

        1. UshFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          United fan here, you're out of your mind if you think Martial could hit 200-250 points this year

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Wait and see if he gets plus 2750 minutes he gets 200 it's simple

      6. KAI SZN™
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        180+ pts is realistic, 200+ pts if United & him have a very good season.

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Starting Fraser and Moura with the option to swap either to Martial.

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      That was the quickest switch in confidence with owning a player I've seen in a long while 😆

    4. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Nice team.

    5. Dacra
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Who gets benched?

    6. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Martial ? you're joking fella lol. Rest looks good

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Martial is a standout value player in the game for what he costs just needs more minutes. See who's opinion is correct come the end of the season.
        I won't t start with him but very high on watchlist.

        1. Irish Madridista ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I'm likely starting with him.

    7. Valar(Keith)
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Wait.. Who gets benched every week in this team? Was wondering why the lack of big hitters and then realised you have a 4 5 2 going.

    8. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Hang on. One decent bench player who probably costs too much and no City attack does not appeal to me.
      I would take one those 3 mids with a City attacker and one cheaper option fifth mid could still be 6.0 if you went KDB or Sane?
      Will Zaha even start the season and where will he be?
      Also probably 50/50 call must maybe Rich over Siggy to start?

      1. KAR
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        i really dont like KDB as fpl option. I would love to go with sane if he stays, but what is the deal there? Ofc i still will monitor zaha if the transfer happens, but still think he will start even if he goes to everton. Siggy on set pieces, think he will offer more value than rich.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          K it's personal preference but no matter what way you slice it your bench is expensive.

          1. KAR
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            im going with midfield
            salah, sigurdsson, fraser, sane (4.5)
            if sane stays in city.

  4. Geordie19
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Sterling and a 6.0mil or Kane and Zaha is the last decision I need to make

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      The former.

    2. GS456
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sterling up front too good to turn down for me.

      Kane playing deeper according to reports and Zaha future remains uncertain, will he start?

      Hope that helps

      1. Geordie19
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thank you. Sterling upfront, even if for 2 weeks is brilliant

    3. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Correct. I agree. Kane and Zaha IS the last decision to make!

      1. Geordie19
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        As in keep them or get rid?

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Sterling is the best option I think. Good luck

    4. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I've been debating who to drop. One of Sterling/Salah/Kane. Really it's no contest. Kane's gotta go

      1. Geordie19
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Kane can always come in for week 3 I guess

    5. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I would omit Zaha completely

  5. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Settled on this lot. Thoughts?

    4.5
    TAA - Robbo - Digne - Zinchenko
    Salah - Sterling - Fraser - Perez
    Wilson - Deeney
    (4.0 - DD - MG - JL)

    A few 50-50 calls in there like:
    Which 4.5 GK?
    Perez or Tielemans?
    Deeney or some other 6.5m fwd?

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Henderson when added
      Perez
      Deulofeu

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers mate!

    2. Dacra
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Thought this was very similar to mine at first look, but not so much..

      Downgrade
      Fraser to Brooks
      Deeney to 6.0 fwd
      Robbo to VVD
      Digne to Coleman

      Upgrade
      4.5 keeper to Ederson
      Wilson to Vardy

      Then you have my team 😀

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Not keen on double City def as I'll be locked out of getting another attacker from GW3/4 if needed as their fixtures are really good.

        Think Wilson can match Vardy for 1m less plus Leicester can be covered with cheaper mids their fixtures are not that appealing for a double up.

    3. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Very template ( bar Troy) but decent.

      I'd wait to see how lean Deeney looks. He was great last season when he lost the weight but seasons before I remember him being a bit slow

      1. Pumpy
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        *starting a bit slow

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Very few options are tempting outside the template.

        Most of the differentials are in the 6.5 mids & strikers the two positions I'm a little confused about. Agree on Deeney would prefer Deulofeu if he shows up in pre season.

        1. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Agree..if you go too far away from it you could risk a poor start too. I prefer Chris Wood and Jota but 6.5 is a good price point allowing you to chop and change. I'm on Wilson too he's not a very good price point though which is a small annoyance

  6. InvertedWinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    12.5 for one mid + one fwd starters. Suggestions?

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      ...find more 😀 haha

      Wesley and a 6.5 mid.

      1. InvertedWinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Just can't squeeze that last 0.5! Two 6.5s would've been perfect but can't get myself to downgrade Digne (to Coleman) or Laporte (to Zinchenko)

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Wesley/DCL and Gross

  7. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    I can see more wildcards in play by GW 3 or 4 this season

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I do that every season.

  8. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Last few tinkers, fairly settled now just a two spots really to figure out

    Pope
    TAA Coleman VVD 5.5
    Eriksen Salah Sterling Gross
    Wilson 6.0

    Naturally the 5.5 should be a city or spurs defender, but not sure who best as not keen on Zinchenko

    The 6.0 striker is another tough one, Wesley, Adams or DCL

    I could go for a 5m def or two rotating 4.5 def to open up the 6.5 strikers to give me more options, thoughts?

    1. price
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I had a very similar team with Kane up front

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        What happened to it?

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Sorry just saw your post below

  9. price
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    had a quick change with Kane out
    able to play 451 or 442 or 352 0mil in the bank

    Pope or Burnley first choice. 4.0
    TAA Van Dijk Zinchenko Coleman Kelly
    Salah Sterling Zaha Brooks Grealish
    Wilson King Greenwood

  10. Nailed Jesus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    How about this for something a bit different? Too risky?

    Ederson
    Robbo TAA Digne Coleman Holebas
    Salah KDB Sane
    Wilson King

    4.0 4.5 4.5 4.5

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      That doesnt look like a 100m team sorry

      1. Nailed Jesus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I could make it more template by switching Sane & Holebas to Siggy & a 6.5 mid/fwd. May be Coleman to Zinchenko too. Is that what you were looking for?

    2. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Would wait and see on Sane.

      You could get unlucky and end up with two players for 19m on the bench.

    3. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I’ve been considering Wilson and King can’t bring myself to do it

  11. UshFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Best midfielder for 7m or less? Not keen on Leicester mids as I already have Vardy

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I’m going for Gross. I’d add brooks (if don’t have them covered already), Anderson and JWP

      1. UshFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers. Groß and Anderson interest me but I hold reservations about both

    2. LeicesterA
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I would really consider the Leicester mids, namely Tielemans, over Vardy.

      1. UshFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Overperformed his underlying stats last season though. I think it'll be a lottery to see who gets returns between the Leicester mids, Vardy seems much more secure of returns to me

        1. LeicesterA
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Going from what I’ve seen in pre-season so far. Vardy has looked the least potent.

      2. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        One of tielemans, Perez and Maddison will emerge as the must have value player this season (perhaps along with a chels player) Figuring out which one now is impossible. I’m going for double Bournemouth and using Fraser as a play holder for the Leicester mid once it becomes apparent which one is the best

    3. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I'd pair Perez with Vardy like Rodgers will in real life.

      1. UshFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Think that's too risky with their fixtures

        1. Irish Madridista ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Doesn't look thaaat tough for me..

          Wolves (H) - tough match but Leicester good at home and Wolves might have an eye on Europa.

          Chelsea (A) - Chelsea are an unknown entity under Lampard but he's known for playing expansive brand of football so they might leak a few goals. They weren't that tight last year and have just lost Hazard who had been carrying them for years.

          Sheffield (A) - Leicester surely favourites.

          Bournemouth (H) - Great fixture offensively.

      2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Perdy:)

  12. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Why dont people have Callum Chambers? Surely Mustafi isnt still playing football?

  13. Kobayashy
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    I know I just posted about this on the page before, but increasingly tempted by the idea of Origi vs Norwich (H).

    Salah and Firmino haven't joined up with the squad yet, and Mane won't be ready for at least the first 2 GWs. I also have Dunk and Greenwood (cheap, but a likely starter) to come on as back up if necessary. This move also allows me to attain all the other players I want in their respective positions - thoughts?

    https://www.rousingthekop.com/2019/07/23/divock-origi-and-rhian-brewster-to-get-immediate-test/

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You'll have a better idea after Man City.

      1. Kobayashy
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Good point. But definitely one worth considering.

  14. dzrihan
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Thought please..

    Ederson (Ryan)

    TAA Virgil Simpson (Digne , Kelly)
    Salah(C) Siggy Bernardo MIlivojevic (Moutinho)
    Murray Jimenez Wilson

    Zaha or MIlivojevic?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I dont think you need ederson or Ryan in goal. Bit too much to spend there. Pick one or the other imo. Personally I don't like mili as a pick if zaha goes as he will get less penalties. If zaha is at Everton then hes certainly a good option at that price!

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Ederson and ryan**

      2. dzrihan
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Its Button not Ryan. My mistake

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Ah okay then. Ederson is a solid safe way into city defence. Zaha over mili if he moves. 🙂

  15. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A) Pope and Digne
    B) ederson and 4.5m def

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A

    3. NIKO.
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A

    4. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Thanks

  16. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Anyone miss hazard ?

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Not even a little, he hated me in fantasy haha

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Maybe.

    3. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Not at all, excited by Chelsea's cheap athletic assets.

    4. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Im still getting over VDV

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Demba Ba says hello 🙁

    5. The 5% Team
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      yes..the more choices the better imo

      1. The 5% Team
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        but more Chelsea assets will become interesting now that Haz is gone

  17. Jay Arell
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    What are people thinking about DCL (if nailed) as an option to cover Everton? Not the most exciting pick but usually ticks along nicely.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Not interested at all tbh.

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      He's not fashionable on here. Definitely on my radar if everton dont sign. With those fixtures he could be okay until we figure out who to move him out for. As you say, he’ll tick along i think

  18. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    All 3 goals that Liverpool concede today were from TAA side. I think Klopp will try fit there Gomez after this game.

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Hmmm. Matip and mignolet to blame for first goal. Second was poor positiong from all... including VVD. Third I'm blaming mignolet. Allison won't parry shots back into danger like that.

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      When you take Mo, Mane and Bobby out of the team, they're not much good and with the less fear they instill in the opposition the cleanies disappear.

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yeah good one

    4. Markus
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Alisson did also save a third extra shots that would ordinarily be goals with a normal keeper - they are not that tight at the back necessarily (vvd aside), but dominate games and have a class keeper. Neither of which was the case today.

  19. mak234
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Is Walker-Peters gonna start?

  20. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Are most people going with triple city or just 2?

    I'm pretty keen on a triple up but not sure whether to go for Walker or KBD as third option....

    Walker probably better value for money... but KDB is just so good!

    1. Mcgugan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Triple. 3 Liverpool and 3 City seems like a lock then fill in the blanks

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Agreed. Beat too teams. How does your team look with KDB + Sterling? I'm worried mine is too imbalanced

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Best two*** RIP

    2. Mcgugan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I’m on Zinchenko, KDB and Sterling but I’d take Laporte if I didn’t have 3 already

  21. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Another draft. How's she looking?

    Pope (4.0)
    TAA Robbo Zinchenko Dunk (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez (Dendoncker)
    Wilson Wesley (Greenwood)

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Pretty solid. I'm trying to fit in KDB and sterling as well and this is one of the best drafts I've seen with both!

    2. CFC1990
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yeah this is good

    3. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Who's Wesley ?

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Aston Villa striker

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        passenger 57

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Nice team- I have Digne VVD Moura King over Robbo Dunk Pérez Wilson in same set up

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Digne King better than Dunk Wilson?

      Pope
      TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko
      Salah Sterling Kdb Perez
      King Deulofeu

  22. Cert
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Zinchenko, Laporte or Walker?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      If zinchenko starts in community shield it had to be him really. None of them have great attacking threat so may as well just go for cheapest option. If he gets dropped that sucks but theres always the wildcard!

      1. Cert
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Because Zinchenko and Walker are wing backs and Walker is more likely to start should I just go for him? This will also leave me with 0.5 in the bank

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Laptop for me.

      1. Cert
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        But he plays center back so I’m not to sure

    3. CFC1990
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yeah I think just go Zinchenko if starts Community Shield. Heard somewhere he played the last 13 games of the season for City. Everyone but Ederson will get a least some rest this season.

      1. Cert
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        But I feel like Walker will play more as he always starts so wouldn’t it be safer to go with him instead? Also, does Zinchenko play on the left and Walker on the right?

        1. CFC1990
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Walker doesn't play all the games but he is more nailed than Zinchenko. Yes you're right.

    4. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      La

  23. CFC1990
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    4.5
    TAA, VVD, Zinchenko, Coleman
    Trossard, Perez, Fraser, Salah, Sterling
    Wilson

    4.0, Wesley, Kelly, Greenwood

    Thoughts?

    This allows me to rotate the players with tough fixtures for first two weeks or so and then I can reassess (Wesley against Spurs, Perez at Chelsea, Fraser at home to City)

    Does anyone like it? Could it work. Got some punts in there too with Trossard and Wesley

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Too many risks in that team i think

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      It's ok prefer Villa mid to Trossard

  24. Irish Madridista ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Today's installment:

    4.5 when he's added.
    Robbo - Coleman - Gibson - Lundstram
    Salah - Sterling - Martial - Perez
    Auba - Deulofeu
    (Benchman - Wesley - Dendoncker - Guilbert)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Gibson is trash

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        He'll be my 3rd bench every week anyway. Just think Burnley have a decent chance of a CS if he plays vs Saints.

        If not, Wesley comes in off the bench anyways.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Burnley supposedly rotate well with Villa just never thought the player was good

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I like the 2 Villa picks

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers! They've spent a fair amount (I know, Fulham did last year too) but I think they've spent well.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I think we have also
          https://youtu.be/8cZResqtdmI

    3. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Aubameyang is brave. Could be genius. Personally, wouldnt have him with sterling too

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Think I'll start with either him or Lacazette for those first two fixtures. Easy swap to Kun/Vardy/Kane afterwards if needed.

        Auba is most likely my captain GW1, fancy him more than Salah

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Laca must be a major doubt after tonight. Likewise on Auba but not liking the Pepe transfer - just hope it doesn’t impact weeks 1 and 2

  25. Mcgugan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Have 3 premium defenders, 9m left for the other 2.

    A) Rotating 4.5s, if so who?

    B) Or 5m and 4m, if so who?

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Just get one and keep the money. Could prove very useful GW2

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        He needs 2 defenders lol

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Okay sorry. Maybe Diop and Lundstrom so

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        this is my favourite piece of advice so far this season 😆

    2. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A - Guilbert and O'Connell, not sure how they rotate though.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Cathcart and Diop

      1. Mcgugan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Yeah that’s what I was looking at - that’s what I’m on right now

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Guilbert + 4.5

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Guilbert (Villa) and Taylor (Burnley)

  26. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    RMT out of 10:
    Pope
    Laporte,Zouma,TAA,VVD,Coleman
    Sterling,Salah,Perez,Robinson
    Auba
    Fodder bench.

    Will do Auba to Kane for GW3

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      4/10

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Not enough Villa?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Don't rate 5 expensive defenders especially including Everton and Chelsea

    2. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      6

    3. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      5 and a 1/2

  27. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    That goal by McGinn

  28. Mcgugan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Think I’ve cracked it. Martial will be Fraser if he doesn’t seem nailed. Views?

    10/10 team, prove me wrong.

    Pope, 4.0

    Robbo, VVD, Zinchenko, Adam Smith (Balbuena)

    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Perez

    King, 4.5, 4.5

    1. no_nay_never
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I like your mids, lol
      Ryan (Button)
      Robertson, Zinc, Walker-Peters (Hanley, Lundstram)
      Fraser, Salah, Sterling, Perez, KDB or Sane?
      Wilson, Origi (Greenwood B1)

      1. Mcgugan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I like that team but I think a few too many who aren’t 100% nailed.

        Zinc, Walker Peters, Sane and Origi.

    2. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You're in a taking the piss the piss mode yeah ?

  29. Chaballer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Repeat Reminder to all The Hall of Fame Top 1K ranked managers-If you qualify then join the new league “Top 1K Career HOF” code = beeps2

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Will you make sure all entries qualify?

      1. Chaballer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Yer I’ve been doing that-had to cut quite a few already...

      2. Chaballer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I noticed you had joined a few weeks back so thanks for that! I’ve had a fair few ppl say to me it’s a great idea for a league. Would be amazing if a famous face like you maybe give it a mench now and again to some relevant managers...I really have no social media or scout website profile to help grow it...don’t mind handing over admin to anyone...but more than happy to do the culling myself...

        1. Longiss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          A top 1k finish any season is the prerequisite?

          1. Chaballer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            No sorry I’m afraid it’s only for managers with a Top 1K hall of fame career rank...but there is another league for what you said if you want to join that one...

  30. Cert
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Do you guys think alonso and tielemans is good or should I change?

    I was thinking of changing alonso to a Man City defender and maybe tielmans to Perez?

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I prefer Laporte to Alonso until we know how Lampard will set up the Chelsea def. I'd also have Perez over Tielmans.

      1. Cert
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Ok cheers