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Departures could hurt Crystal Palace’s FPL assets this season

An examination of last season’s underlying statistics suggests that the new campaign could prove tough for Crystal Palace.

The Eagles have already lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) to Manchester United and other clubs continue to sniff around important attacking asset Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m).

Whether they would be able to cope without the pair is certainly a key question that Fantasy managers should be considering this summer.

As we resume our Numbers Game series, we take a look at the defensive and offensive numbers for Roy Hodgson’s players both as a team and individually to assess their credentials as Fantasy assets in 2019/20.

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732 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    It's ok they've got Bentekkers

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Exactly 😀

  2. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Real Madrid v Spurs on now ITV4 🙂

    1. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Vetonghen is doing John Stones impressions.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Is he in a taxi already?

    2. no_nay_never
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      ty, Rover

  3. Paul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Considering taking membership..worth it??

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

      I've only ever become a member to support the site. In terms of statistical data, it's everything in one place. But you can certainly get the data for free from various other sites.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      think its fair enough if you use the site a lot and some of the tools are good

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      that's a personal decision. If I end up getting membership it will be to support the site.

    4. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I was in the "only buys membership to support the site" club when this was a community site, but now it's a commercial one, they make their money just fine.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        That is true and one of the reasons I have held off

    5. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Depends on how you want to use it, but in my opinion yes. I'm satisfied.

    6. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I do not play Fantasy Premier League, but Fantasyleague.com instead, since 1991. I've been member for 3 years straight now (even if I read just the number 1 next to my nickname) and last year I've finished 4th in the world in that game, admittedly thanks to all the stats I've found here. Bery useful and ridiculously cheap, imho. Cheers

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Yeah , so cheap at the price. I've never joined to support the site. Once the season starts rolling i just enjoy "the big numbers"

  4. inactive
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Dybala's agent in England to finalise a deal with Man United acc to Fabrizio Romano

    Di Marzio has already said they're closing in on Maguire and Bruno Fernandes too

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

      As an United fan it's hard to believe all this.

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

        They're very good sources for United to be fair

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

          I would be surprised if we managed to sign all 3 of them.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Same here

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Lukaku out Dybala in

      If it happens you got to give woodward and co credit

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Where does Dybala fit in at United?

      1. OLDHERMAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Behind the forward, where Mata is. A great step up in class.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          So a 4-2-3-1 right? That makes most sense, but I'd be concerned with Pogba in that setup.

          1. OLDHERMAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Me too, mate.

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        second striker or playing rw ahead of lingard

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          RW is a good shout, with AWB behind.

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            he can also play up front so could be some inter-changing between rashford and himself

            1. OLDHERMAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 years, 2 months ago

              Dybala never ever did anything good in career playing wide.

              1. OLDHERMAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 years, 2 months ago

                I had him in Fantacalcio since his arrival at Palermo, love him as a player, but he's nowhere near to God, as we've seen last year.

      3. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        I reckon RW - Dybala can cut inside onto his left leaving space for AWB to bomb down the right.

        Could have a situation where Pogba is RM linking with Dybala RW, and both feeding AWB on overlap

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Hey mate,
      Is he a good source ??
      I'm buzzing already 😀

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        sky reporting it too

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Great !!!

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Dybala, yes. MNU, I'm not so sure ....

  5. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Foyth is starting against Real Madrid. Interesting.

    1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yeah, banned for first two games though. KWP?

      1. yakirh
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        KWP and Moura are 2 GWs punts
        With City being the 2nd game, its basically 1 GW, and not worth it IMO

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        I had thought KWP might start today. Time to reassess.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      If Moura can put 3 past Ajax I'm sure he can get a goal against City. Its also looking likely he'll be playing in front of Kane and therefore get better chances.

  6. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Pick A or B lads, cheers!

    Ryan,Button
    TAA,Digne,Zinchenko,Taylor,Ward
    Salah,Sterling,Gros,Hayden,Dendoncker
    Kane,King,Jota

    Or

    Ryan,Button
    TAA,Robbo,Zinchenko,Digne,Taylor
    Salah,Sterling,Siggy,Gross,Dendoncker
    King,Jota,Greenwood

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      B

  7. kime67
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Seems like martial and james will get lot of minutes

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      think martial will, james less sure about

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

        unless Dybala comes to United...might take minutes from them?

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

          Not at all, he'll take them from Mata.

  8. avfc82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, James, Lingard, Martial, Rashford

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

      Where's Pogba?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        House hunting in Turin

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

        Bench. Back problem.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      No Pogba, Tuanzebe and Greenwood 😯

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        All on the bench.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Lingard or Matic for Pogba and that is their first team

    4. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Only missing Pogba and Maguire from GW1 starting eleven?

  9. Pjanić At The Disco
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    A) Fraser + Deulofeu
    B) Pereyra + Wilson

  10. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    a. Salah, March, vvd
    B. Mane, Robertson/taa, neves

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Kane bandwagon

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      marcelo assist

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Could score 5 in this game I still wouldn't buy a ticket...

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        would you be tempted by a 6th?

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Nope 😛

  12. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    That was too easy...

  13. SH1M1
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    KANEEEEE

  14. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Rather hoping Palace don’t sign a RB. As a fan I think money is better spent elsewhere if Kelly and Ward can pair up with new CB to cover there. In FPL Ward would be great value if tied on.

  15. inactive
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Kane goal

  16. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Kane, never doubted you

  17. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Ah yes that is good people will pick him now

  18. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Kane looking sharp

  19. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Typical lucky Kane goal

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

    Kane looking essential.

    1. Dokdok666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      why do you believe so?

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

        Can score from anywhere, even halfway.

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        kane = goals

        1. Dokdok666
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          why get 4 points for a goal when you can get 5?

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Not that simple Fwd goal normally gets the Baps . How many times did we hear a squeeling over Salah's lack of Baps ?

    2. SUPER MOKH
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Headache

    3. Jafoole_88
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      an absolute steal at £11.0m. hell, i'd pay £69m for him

      1. Navispar
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Then you wouldn't be able to afford 14 other players.........

        1. Jafoole_88
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          jack ma!

    4. Kabayan
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Mind games?

  21. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    RMT plz
    Gunn
    TAA | Stones | Coleman
    Salah | Sterling | Siggy | Capoue | Dendoncker
    Kane | King | Wesley

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Looks ok until you get to Capoue.

      1. Vamos Los Celeste
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        my bet He will replicate that season

        1. Giggs Boson
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          He plays a different role now. No chance.

  22. Sponge-worthy
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Seems very hard to fit in 5-6 Liv/City players along with Kane. Frustrating.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      This

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I've got 2 Liverpool & 2 city along with kane. It's fairly easy to do

      1. Sponge-worthy
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Maybe I should try that then..

    3. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Bilva + KDB the secret??

  23. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Imagine not having Kane GW1 at home to a Villa side who don't even know each other's names.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Lol

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

      Villa 2-1, bookmark this

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        No need , you can suffer the humiliation alone

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      😆

    4. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Kiwivillain will appear soon , but yeah he knows nothing

    5. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yep, Villa doing a Fulham from last season and splashing £100Million and hope they all play well together.

  24. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Typical Kane-w@nkery - expect him to appear in every RMT for the next 24hrs

    Too destructive on overall shape of a GW1 team for me

  25. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Wait until Moura scores 2 in second half with kane continuing to mope about aimlessly to shift the template back again

  26. Heskey Time
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    pope, (button)
    TAA, zinc, xxx, xxx, (lund)
    Salah, Sterling, De Bruyne, perez, xxx
    Wilson, Jota, (greenwood)

    Pretty settled on this team just need to figure out how to spend 15.5 on these last 3 spots for either a 352 or 442

  27. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Kane just missed an easy chance too! Looks sharp. Hmmm food for thought...

  28. The Cherry Picker
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Has anyone managed/seen a decent team with Salah/Sterling/Kane in?

    1. thunder_mike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I think so..

    2. The Cherry Picker
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Mine so far is

      Ryan
      Van Dijk, TAA, Walker, Coleman
      Jorginho, Salah, Sterling
      Kane, Greenwood, Wilson

      Button, Kelly, Noble, Dendoncker

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        err. a little brittle with Jorg in the starting and one one starter on the bench...

    3. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      won't work with the template defense -- you're gonna have to stick to one 6+ defender prob

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yep just a shame its 104 million

    5. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      4.5gk
      TAA - Digne - 2x 4.5s rotating
      Salah Sterling Perez Yarmolenko
      Kane + 2 x 6.5s

    6. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Nope, every one I've seen has been turd. They usually start a 4.5m player.

    7. The Cherry Picker
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      He’s on pens don’t forget

    8. The Cherry Picker
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Giggs, what’s the compromise you think?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        I can't see one that doesn't cripple your team. Removing Kane is probably the best compromise.

    9. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Ryan-Button

      TAA-VVD-Zinchenko-Guilbert-4.0

      Salah-Sterling-Perez-Robinson-ceballas

      Kane-king-4.5

      Can switch between 4-4-2 and 3-5-2 as and when

    10. Jönny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      You can have those three plus...

      Allison + 4.0
      Robbo or TAA, Digne, Zinchenko + 4.0
      Perez, Dendonker
      4.5

      Leaving you with 16.5 to spread across one starting defender, one midfielder, one forward. (5 + 5 + 6.5? 5 + 5.5 + 6?)

      There's always going to be something you're not happy with at this stage of the season – does the extra 2m you can spend if you get Vardy instead (or 3m if you get Wilson) improve your team enough to justify going without Kane? Some will say yes, some will say no. All about where you want to compromise.

  29. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Should have been two for Kane

  30. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Kane costs spurs more goals than he scores. if he had any awareness spurs would win the league