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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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1,784 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A) Lloris and Lindelof
    B) ddg and kwp + 0.5

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

      Sorry to be that guy, but neither

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Nope!

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

      I wouldn't go DDG anyway if you want to spend big on GK

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

        Disagree actually, if united sign a cb, there defence looks good, especially with the AWB purchase. I know he had a bad season, but definitely can see him turning it around

    4. Marmalade Forest
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You have Overthought here...

      I was doing a bad joke about how all your defenders could go by three letter nicknames

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    RMT please,

    Ederson
    Trent, Virgil, Digne, Zinchenko
    Salah, Sterling, Moura, Cellabos
    Wilson, Jota

    Button, Dendoncker, Greenwood, Stearman.

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

      Very nice, 8/10
      Personally not keen on Zinc, even if he starts the season he doesn’t attack really. Ceballos is a nice price, but I don’t see him getting any attacking returns

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Got to start somewhere:)

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

      Cellabos whoever he is has no Premier League experience

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thanks for that.

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

          xD

        2. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          New troll on the the block 🙄

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Either that or he could get a mention elsewhere.

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        https://youtu.be/VdSLqfqeCls

        With these skills, plays for Spain, top under 21 player.

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

          Very average set of highlights lol. Had it’s moments ofcourse but some of the highlights I wouldn’t say are worthy of being called a highlight lol. One was a simple header to a team mate in he middle of the pitch

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

            His no future Ronaldinho, that’s for sure

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            He is 5.5 not 9.5?

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

        I wish Villa had bought LESS Premier League experienced players in 2015/16. They were the garbage that got us relegated

        1. Bob Vrabkab
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          *FEWER

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

    Thoughts please lads? Out of 10?

    Henderson (Button)
    Robertson Zinchenko Coleman Azpi ( Kelly)
    Salah Siggy Sterling Brooks (Dendonker)
    King Vardy (Greenwood)

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

      7.6

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

      I like the Azpi pick.
      Don’t like the King or Zinc picks

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

      6.8

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

        Add .1 for good luck

  4. HamezMace
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    So is Alisson that important to Liverpool defence? Or just not worth reading much into preseason results?
    Double Liverpool defence seems riskier now that it was a few weeks ago.

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

      I wouldn't spend on pricey GK

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

        More pointing out that he was the only player missing from an otherwise first choice defence that has conceded a boat load of goals in preseason

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

      My thoughts exactly

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

        Ha, sorry didn’t mean to steal your thunder mate

    3. inactive
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Could be down to a few things. Having central midfielders playing as wingers means they aren't tracking back the way Mane and Salah do for starters. Trent was isolated the whole game today, and I think all 3 goals actually came from the right hand side.

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

        To be fair I haven’t watched the preseason games, just seen the line ups and scores.
        So you think there’s nothing overly concerning and we should expect more clean sheets once the real games get underway?

        1. inactive
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I would be worried if the same continues once we have our strongest XI. I think it's quite clear we can't function as soon as we lose a few players.

          The community shield should be a good indicator. At this rate, I'd rather have a half fit Salah and Firmino starting. At least they bleemin' defend.

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

            Be interesting to see who starts the CS, and obviously City will be a big test of Liverpool defence assets.
            If City score a couple I can see the double Liverpool defence template we’ve had all season totally fall apart.

            1. inactive
              • 11 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Agreed.

  5. Super Nashwan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Is anyone else concerned about Liverpool form in ore season and also thinking defence can’t possibly be as good as last season both in terms of attacking points and clean sheets. My head is telling me they will drop off this year

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

      Considering dropping down to just TAA

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

      Not really. TAA and Robertson will continue to get attacking output. And 6.5 for the best player in the prem is a bargain

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

        I think limiting exposure to Liverpool defence (1 instead of 2) might pay off especially if they have a mare and everyone starts getting rid

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

          I’ll limit it to 2 instead of 3 is what I was thinking.... but not 1.... hell no!

  6. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A) KDB + Kane
    B) Sterling + Rashford

    Heaton (4.0M gk)
    Arnold, Robertson, Coleman, Dunk (Kelly)
    Salah, _____, Fraser, Ayoze (Jorginho)
    _____, King (Mousset)

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

      A for me, close call though

      1. T.Henry14
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        it's the best to wait for Community Shield and KDB's performance in that match.

  7. chasedreamz
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    POGBA - Will he stay with MAN U or LEAVE ?

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

      No one cares

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

        Nice input

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

      I think he stays

    3. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Think he’ll stay.
      Real and Juve can’t afford him right now.

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

    Haller?
    Nobody got him just because of the first fixtures?
    Looks a great option.

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

      First fixture not first fixtures.

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

      Wait and see

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

      No experience in PL . Unlikely to be great

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

        You don’t necessarily need pl experience to do well!

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

          Watford, Wolves, Bournemouth etc etc

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

      On the watchlist

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

      I’d avoid anyone if city was their first fixture

    6. LSK
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I like him as an option to be honest, regardless of the gwk1 fixture.

  9. Net Gains
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Anyone here played in head-to-head leagues and has thoughts on tactics or strategy that's different to normal leagues?

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

      Will only be detrimental to overall rank.

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

      Stopped playing them. Pain in the you know what.

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

      Can't be bothered - kick ass all year then go into playoffs and some idiot who has been fourth all year beats you using a chip or something. Plus as TM say don't use a strategy to win it would only effect overall game negatively.
      So no sour grapes from me 🙂 for fun if you want

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

    I'm happy for the first time in a while with this!

    Pope

    TAA Robo Digne Laporte Walker

    Salah Perez Sterling

    Wilson King

    Button Dendoncker Greenwood Stephens

    Any suggestions? It's very template, but I'm on board with it.

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

      Solid enough, although I don’t like playing 5 at the back

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

      be happy then

    3. Puncheon Guly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Wilson and King, and none playing striker. That is ... madness?

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

        Not madness. I like it and have been considering the same for my team. For Bournemouth's first few fixtures it could pay off. King can then be swapped to another of the 6.5's.

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

          My thoughts are similar. Wait and see with Jota and the Eurpoa League, same with Pukki and Deulofeu.

          Thanks for the input both

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

    Last two slots. All options cost the same. Which one do you Like the most?

    A) Sterling + Laporte (4-4-2)
    B) KDB + Vardy (3-4-3)
    C) Sterling + Deulofeu (3-4-3)

    No other City player, have Perez from Leicester, No Watford.

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

      A

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

      A by default

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

      Cheers guys

  12. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Sky reporting PSG in with late bid for Pepe. Classic Arsenal 😀

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

      They have Neymar and Mbappe..... why get Pepe xD

    2. inactive
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Or classic Sky, reporting a non-story for a few bets.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Fair point

    3. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What happened there?
      All summer we’ve been hearing Arsenal only have £50m and can’t afford Zaha, then last night...’Arsenal have £72m bid accepted for Pepe’.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I think it’s in instalments

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

          Just exposing for me how little all these journalists know, all summer stories around Lukaku, Bale, Pogba, Fernandes etc etc.
          And then transfers like Haller, Joelinton happen in 24hrs.
          I know they’re not as big names, fees, etc but still shows them up.

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

    Am I right in saying Kane has exactly same points per match as Auba and played 301 minutes less?

    2nd to only Aguero?

    Why does it seem like Kane had a very bad season last yr then??

    1. inactive
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I recall him blanking in absolute plum fixtures like Cardiff at home.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Please don’t remind us Berb 🙁

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

        Yes this is true but I avoided him for the most part last season tbf.
        Is it a case of wait and see for a few games this season then?

  14. Sam feasts
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    RMT pls if you will

    4.0 Heaton or Pope
    Laporte VVD Coleman Dunk
    Salah Sterling Moura Perez Mount
    Auba
    Laundtram Nkeita Greenwood

    451 not ideal but don’t can down grade Auba easily.

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

    My team so far:
    Ryan (Button)
    Digne Laporte TAA AWB (Lundstram)
    Sterling Mane Pulisic Perez (Dendoncker)
    Rashford Haller (Greenwood)

    Don’t know about Haller or Pulisic
    Thoughts?

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

      Haller first season so abit of an unknown quantity. Same with Pulisic. I would go for Jimenez and Moura maybe?

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

      And even Perez in a new team ? And Rashford too

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

    For those planning an early wildcard, when are you looking to play it and why?

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

      Who would want that ?

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

        Been some chatter on here. Interested to here what those risky wildcarders have to say 🙂

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

          *hear

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

            ah ok. Makes no sense to me anyway fella

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

      GW3 seems the obvious candidate for someone who would want to do that. Bournemouth and Arsenal have tricky fixture in GW3 after easy GW1 and 2

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

        I see. Just in time to get Son in too I guess

    3. 1569Tippins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Immediately after GW1 like I always do

  17. Old Bull
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    GW1

    Greenwood

    Sharp

    Adams

    You decide

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

      All unknown to me

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        You need to go back to troll school. E-

        1. Old Bull
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          It made me break out into the hint of a grin

  18. Marmalade Forest
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    If Heaton doesn’t leave Burnley this summer, do you think we’ll know which one is the number one pick before the Friday deadline?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Nope

  19. Dutchy
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on this fancy 3-4-3? I plan to use WC early or just go Sane to Son and Lucas to best 6.5, and will get nailed Chelsea striker

    Pope
    TAA / Coleman / Zinchenko
    Salah / KDB / Sane / Lucas
    Lacazette* / Deuloufeu / Origi

    Button / Diop / Lundstram / Dendoncker

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

      Lacazette picked an injury. Salah may not start. Sané who knows ? WC soon good strategy.

    2. Uncle Avram
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Too many risks

      Sane not nailed maybe first few games
      Not keen on Origi

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

    Who's your 3 strikers?

    Wilson/Deulofou/Jota here.

    Kdb over Sterling, have 3 x Pool. 5.5 itb. Something is definitely wrong here..

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Keep changing my mind, most recent squad was King/Deulofeu/Jota. Few people told me that was too much money to bench though.

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

      Kane / Jota / Woods

    3. Ziyech on the Bench
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Wilson Vardy Wesley here

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

      Wilson Kane Ings

    5. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Wilson, Jota & thinking Sheffield Utd might just Nick a goal or two against that Bournemouth defence, so a punt on Sharp.

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

      Wilson/Deulofou/Greenwood

  21. MrCloppity
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Everyone’s team is basically based on this question.
    A. Salah & Kane
    B. Salah & Sterling
    C. Sterling & Kane
    Thoughts?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Not really. Have seen plenty decent squads with all 3

      1. MrCloppity
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Would love to see it please haha

    2. Puncheon Guly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Mine is! Currently A

  22. Uncle Avram
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    RMT out of 10 please

    Ryan
    Zinch/VVD/Taylor
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Fraser/Tielmans
    Haller/Jota

    Subs. Norris/Targett/Lundstram/Greenwood

    Plan is to rotate Taylor and Targett

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

    Predictions on how spurs back four will lineup? Is Kyle walker-peters now the first choice RB?

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

      Wouldn't pick any Spurs Def

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

        That wasn’t the question mate

    2. Ziyech on the Bench
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      KWP for first two weeks - if plays well, can lock the spot for weekend games/CL with rotation with Foyth. It really depends on which one Poch plays the first CL game.

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

        Ta!

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

      Pick any then lol

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

        I have no intention of picking any of them...I wanted to know what their back four is looking like.

  24. Steager
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Kane and KDB

    OR

    Wilson and Sterling

    Which combo is better?

    Thanks.

    1. Ziyech on the Bench
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I'm on B right now.

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

      Personally, I think Haller and sterling and upgrade someone else or keep the money in the bank

  25. hogree
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Second draft... only uncertainty is Bilva - any ratings / thoughts would be well appreciated

    Ryan | Button
    VVD | TAA | Laporte | Digne
    Salah | Sterling | Moura | Bilva
    Wesley | King

    4.0 - 4.5 - 4.5 - 4.0

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Standard enough. Wesley not for me, Moura a headache come gw3

  26. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Bayern Munich coach said he is "confident" that they will get Leroy Sane. Thoughts? Seems weird for him to say that unless its substantial, but at the same time Sane has been central in City's preseason

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Naaaaah. Fake news. Where is the quote?

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

        How about you google it instead of blaming me for spreading fake news?

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Who is the source? There is all on Google

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

            Not gonna bother linking it because you went straight to accusations but its not fake news

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Ok mate, I trust you. I don't believe they will sell him however time will tell.

    2. Ziyech on the Bench
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      better hurry up got like 10 days

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        10 days or like 10 days ?

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

      I thought Sane leaving was a sure thing a month ago. Pre season can also be shop window

  27. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    OMG I am excited by Mason Mount...

    He scored so many goals for Vitese and Derby and he could thrive in the hole.

    I don't see who else can play in the hole for Chelsea to be honest.

    Bargain alert.

    1. Ziyech on the Bench
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I am tempted too!

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

      You OK ? lol

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Who?

    3. UnitedFan
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Caught my eye too. Bound to be some bargains at Chelsea this season. Will wait and see though rather than punting right away.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I am tempted from the start. Lampard knows him as well... he is coming in my team part of the season surely... he has the eye of the goal. He is like young Lampard.

    4. inactive
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Barkley?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Not his natural position. He never thrived in that position. He has role to play in 4 2 3 1 deeper or in 4 4 2. I don't see him in the hole. ChO maybe later when he recovers

    5. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      The veteran obviously didn't watch many Derby games last season.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        It doesn't matter. He is playing with different surroundings now. But enlighten me, I want to learn if there are valuable info please share it...

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I saw him quite a few times and wasn't overly impressed. The Liverpool loanee was far more influential. Mount drifted in and out of games. CHO is the one to wait for.

  28. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Martial, Moura, Origi too many uncertains to start with? Or should I get Fraser form Mora or Martial?

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

      Moura big time

  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Am I the only one Salah - less ? Go big or go home!!!

    1. Marmalade Forest
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Norwich City at home

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Sterling away to W Ham as a striker and OOP

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Prefer Sterling on wing

  30. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Think Gibson and Greenwood worth the risk to have Kane Sterling Salah? I will go with this team GW1.

    Ryan
    Van D. Ake. Robb. Gibson.
    Salah. Fraser. Sterling.
    Greenwood. Kane. Wilson

    0.5m in the bank

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

      Here is where this fails. You can only captain one. Having two who rotate well is great. But 3? Lets say you take Sterling out, of course, he'll score big, but it's pretty much Sterling vs 2 maybe even 3 players as that is the improvement to the rest of your squad.

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      My guess would be those two get 0 points in GW1.

      Let’s say Salah, Sterling and Kane get 18 points between them. 24 with captain.

      I think the better option (I’m not saying it’s definitely the case) is to get two of them and hope you drop the right one. For the first two weeks, if Salah then Kane is captained, I would think that:

      Sterling, Greenwood Gibbo does not outscore KDB, Deulofeu, the best 4.5(?)

      Just a theory.

    3. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      That's brave