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Injuries

The latest FPL injury updates and team news

We have only ten days to go before the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season and many clubs have just one or two friendlies remaining before Gameweek 1 gets underway on August 9.

We are starting to get a clearer picture of preferred systems and personnel but there are still numerous players yet to return to action, be it from injury or summer international duty.

Here we will go through all 20 top-flight sides and round up the latest availability news as we understand it.

Arsenal

The ankle injury that forced Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) off in Sunday’s friendly against Lyon isn’t thought to be serious.

Unai Emery said after full-time:

We are thinking it’s not important, he decided with the doctor and with me that it is better to take no more risk. He tried to continue playing but I think it was better in the pre-season to take patience.

The doctor said to me he is going to check tomorrow but the thinking is that it is not important. It’s in his ankle, a sprained ankle. He will probably be assessed over the next few days – but it’s not serious.

Hector Bellerin (£5.5m) and Rob Holding (£4.5m) are both recovering from knee injuries and are not expected to return before Gameweek 1.

Aston Villa

Orjan Nyland (£4.5m) hasn’t played for Villa this year after suffering an Achilles injury towards the end of 2018.

The goalkeeper is yet to be involved in pre-season but did return to training in July.

Wesley (£6.0m) missed Saturday’s 4-1 win over Charlton but boss Dean Smith downplayed any fitness concern, saying:

Wesley played well on Wednesday and scored two goals. He also played 20 minutes against Kuwait in the week but suffered a small knock. It wasn’t worth the risk bringing him down today. He’s fine, though. He should be back training on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Bournemouth

Dan Gosling (£5.0m) has today been ruled out for three months after having hip surgery and joins long-term absentees Lewis Cook (£5.0m), Junior Stanislas (£6.0m), Simon Francis (£4.5m) and Charlie Daniels (£4.5m) on the sidelines.

Steve Cook (£5.0m) has yet to feature in pre-season but boss Eddie Howe hopes the defender will train this week.

Howe said:

It’s the same one (injury) that he had at the back end of last season. He played with a groin problem for a long period of time.

We always knew, come the end of the season, that he was going to have a period where he needed to get treatment and to rest.

He’s gradually making his way back. We hope that he will train this week.

David Brooks (£6.5m) should recover from an ankle twist that he picked up at the weekend, meanwhile.

Howe said:

David Brooks took a slight twist to his ankle I think but hopefully he’s okay. Other than that, I think we’re fine.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Jose Izquierdo (£5.5m) and Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) are set to miss the start of the season with knee and shoulder injuries respectively.

Gaetan Bong (£4.5m) and Leon Balogun (£4.5m) have yet to feature in pre-season having been given a delayed break following their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Burnley

Sean Dyche is optimistic that Nick Pope (£4.5m), Robbie Brady (£5.5m) and Ben Gibson (£4.0m) will all be able to play a part in Burnley’s remaining two pre-season fixtures.

The trio have groin, rib and foot injuries respectively but Dyche downplayed the severity of their problems last week.

Steven Defour (£5.5m) is set to miss Gameweek 1 with a calf problem.

Dyche said:

Steven’s not close, he’s still recovering, he’s had a couple of niggles and upsets so we’re just having to work with him and wait for his body to get strong enough to join in with us.

Chelsea

Frank Lampard was positive when asked about N’Golo Kante‘s (£5.0m) fitness yesterday.

The Chelsea boss said:

The signs are good. It was certainly the right decision for him to come home early from Japan and get the treatment he had.

He’s dipped into training with us over the last couple of days and I expect him to be training through this week to the point that he can be fully involved at the start of next week. There’s a lot more he needs to do physically without us but we’re hopeful.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£6.5m) and Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) look set to miss the start of the season, while Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m) also remains a doubt.

Lampard said of the latter:

He’s not training with us yet but the injury is coming on ahead of schedule. There will be a period for Callum where his injury is fine but then he needs to get fit to play in the team because it’s going to be very demanding with the way I want to play from front to back.

He’s not far away and I know he’s done everything throughout the summer with our medical team to get back quickly.

Willian (£7.0m) was handed a post-Copa America breather but has been also recovering from a knee injury picked up in the semi-final win over Peru.

The prognosis looks fairly positive for the Brazilian winger although he is yet to feature in pre-season.

Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) and Cheikhou Kouyate (£5.0m) have yet to feature for Palace in pre-season after their participation in this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, while James Tomkins (£5.0m) remains sidelined with a groin problem.

Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) returned to action after a lengthy layoff in the 5-0 win over Bristol City on Saturday, however, playing the final 19 minutes.

Everton

Michael Keane (£5.5m) missed Saturday’s OPEL Cup double-header with an eye injury but is expected to play a part in Everton’s two remaining pre-season friendlies.

Leighton Baines (£5.0m) is reportedly carrying a small injury and hasn’t played in the last fortnight while Cenk Tosun (£6.0m) has yet to feature at all in pre-season, having had to recover from a knee problem.

Richarlison (£8.0m) reported back to training this week after his exertions at the Copa America.

Leicester City

Nampalys Mendy (£4.5m) limped off early in the second half of Saturday’s draw with Rotherham United, with assistant manager Chris Davies saying:

I don’t know, it’s very difficult to tell at this stage. It will have to get assessed in the next couple of days and see where he is at.

He has had a great pre-season, he has done very well, Papy. It’s a shame he’s got that knock and has had to come off, but that’s football.

Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) has yet to feature for the Foxes in pre-season after representing Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Liverpool

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Alisson (£6.0m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) are set to join up with their Liverpool colleagues ahead of Wednesday’s final pre-season friendly against Lyon.

Speaking the day after the 3-0 defeat to Napoli, Jurgen Klopp said:

We got the information a couple of seconds ago that everybody’s fine, everybody’s coming in time, they got their flights and everything so from this afternoon on Shaq, Naby, Bobby, Mo and Alisson will be in training, which is great.

So we have the game on Wednesday but obviously, we had to learn in this pre-season that we play the games pretty much always a bit in the wrong moment, but we had to play them anyway so it was just another training session.

But of course, you would like to get a bit more from training sessions than we got for example from yesterday. We play Wednesday the game against Lyon but we have to see how we do that, we organised it months back when we thought ‘OK, they come back, they can maybe play 10, 20, 30 minutes or whatever’.

We didn’t know in that moment it will be important for Shaq and Naby as well, but apart from that we have to prepare still the season and not only the game on Sunday, but of course the game on Sunday is the first proper game of the new season and so we try to be as good prepared as possible.

As Klopp alluded to there, Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.5m) and Naby Keita (£6.0m) will also be involved after injury and international duty, although Sadio Mane (£11.5m) won’t return to training until next week.

Nathaniel Clyne faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament.

Manchester City

Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m) is City’s only main injury concern, with the French left-back set to be out until September after undergoing knee surgery.

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), Nicolas Otamendi (£5.5m), Ederson (£6.0m) and Fernandinho (£5.5m) were all in action at either the Copa America or Africa Cup of Nations this summer so didn’t play a part in any of City’s pre-season friendlies, although some of that group may feature in Sunday’s Community Shield against Liverpool.

Manchester United

Eric Bailly (£5.0m) was taken off with a knee injury in last Thursday’s win over Spurs, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saying:

We’ve got to do some scans and checks on him. It doesn’t look great.

Alexis Sanchez (£7.0m) was given a rest after his efforts in the Copa America but is also recuperating from a hamstring problem that Solskjaer previously said wasn’t serious.

The Chilean winger was not part of United’s squad for the friendly against Kristiansund on Tuesday.

Newcastle United

Florian Lejeune and DeAndre Yedlin (both £4.5m) remain sidelined with knee and groin injuries, while Christian Atsu (£5.5m) hasn’t featured since pulling out of Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations squad in early July with a hamstring injury.

Norwich City

Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) missed his second pre-season match in a row with a slight toe problem as Norwich beat Luton on Saturday.

Daniel Farke downplayed the issue, however, saying:

We didn’t want to take any risks with Teemu’s toe and get another hit. I am pretty sure he will be available for these last two tests.

Emi Buendía (£5.5m) also missed the Luton game, with Farke adding:

Emi has been out with a few little injuries and he needs some more game time but with no setbacks, he will get that.

Christoph Zimmermann (£4.5m) is a major doubt for Gameweek 1 with a knee problem, while Alex Tettey (£4.5m) may need surgery on a calf issue.

Mario Vrancic (£6.5m) hasn’t played a single minute of pre-season but may be involved against Atalanta on Tuesday.

Farke said:

Mario is back in team training but, yes, Alex had a little setback in the past week. A small calf injury. We had just planned he would be out for seven to 10 days but there is still some blood in the calf.

We have to get that out and we either use some traditional methods or maybe a small surgery. That is a decision to make in the next day or two. It is very rare with this injury you have to do that. It is a shame for Alex. He was looking sharp and unbelievably fit at this level. Let’s see how it develops.

Grant Hanley (£4.0m) and Marco Stiepermann (£5.5m) were substituted with injuries at Kenilworth Road but Farke said:

Just a dead leg for Marco. He got a knock in the first half and it got more painful. Grant went to make a tackle and stretched his groin a little. The initial diagnosis was not too bad, but we got him off and now we see how he will react.

Sheffield United

Jack O’Connell (£4.5m) hasn’t featured for Sheffield United in their last two pre-season friendlies, with a minor injury being reported.

The Blades have no real other serious fitness concerns.

Southampton

Oriel Romeu (£4.5m) and Jack Stephens (£4.5m) missed out on Sunday’s win over Feyenoord but the injuries are not thought to be serious.

Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m) has yet to make his Saints debut having represented Mali at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Tottenham Hotspur

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Juan Foyth (£5.0m) will be suspended for Spurs’ first two league fixtures after picking up red cards towards the back-end of last season.

Spurs have only played two pre-season fixtures to date so the first-team picture is a little unclear but Ben Davies (£5.5m), Eric Dier (£5.0m), Serge Aurier (£5.0m) and Victor Wanyama (£5.0m) are reportedly set to miss Tuesday’s match against Real Madrid through injury.

Watford

Gerard Deulofeu (£6.5m), Jose Holebas (£5.0m) and Nathaniel Chalobah (£4.5m) all missed Saturday’s game against QPR but Javi Gracia said none of the injuries are particularly serious:

Little problems all of them. Chalobah, even Holebas, Gerard – our players today who we preferred to rest. But, in a couple of days hopefully, they will be ready. In this moment we prefer to be prudent.

Roberto Pereyra (£6.0m) hasn’t featured in pre-season yet after representing Argentina in the Copa America.

West Ham United

Mark Noble (£5.0m), Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5m) and Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) all missed Saturday’s friendly against Fulham with minor injuries.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Matt Doherty (£6.0m) is back on the training pitches as he recovers from a knee injury, while Ruben Neves (£5.5m) looks to have shrugged off an abdominal injury that he picked up against Crusaders in the Europa League.

 

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  1. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    A + B with cheap strikers and bench fodder (4 4 2).

    1. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Fail response ^^

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Cracking top post

  2. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Who is most likely to start alongside VVD at CB? At 5.5 is arguably the better pick.

    1. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Matip

    2. El Puqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      I think at the start it will be Matip. But in the long run maybe Gomez..

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Community shield will presumably tell us. But don't mess around with spot four, the other three are worth the difference.

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Player Minutes Total Pts. Price Starts PPS PPS/mln
      TAA 2460 185 7 27 6.85 0.98
      Robbo 3216 213 7 36 5.92 0.85
      van Dijk 3384 208 6.5 38 5.47 0.84
      Lovren 986 63 5.5 11 5.73 1.04
      Matip 1535 83 5.5 17 4.88 0.89
      Gomez 1059 55 5.5 11 5.00 0.91

      Value wise TAA > the other 3 > Robbo/VVD, based on last seasons data, although tbf all of them are good.
      Also looking at the starts for the other 3, they tended to each get a run rather than rotation - first it was Gomez, then Lovren, then Matip during the run-in.

    5. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      If you’re going to go for a cheap Liverpool defender you may as well not bother with any Liverpool defender at all. TAA, Robbo and VVD will always at least match your pick for points and regularly exceed them by a significant amount.

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        you have points per start and PPS/mln data above. Conclusion is their additional points are more than priced in.

        1. Tomerick
          • 5 Years
          21 days, 19 hours ago

          Hey if you want to go for a cheap Liverpool defender I’m not stopping you but you’ve also got to factor in the loss of a free transfer when you inevitably have to move them on.

          You also have much smaller sample sizes to work on for your stats for the cheaper options.

  3. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Views? Suggestions?

    DDG
    Coleman vvd Taa AMN Bavies
    Salah Perez Bilva
    King Kane

    Button Martial Greenwood donkey

    1. El Puqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Bit different, I like it 🙂

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Different is good

        Thanks.

        1. El Puqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          21 days, 20 hours ago

          Totally agree 😉

    2. United10
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Martial out for Fraser imo

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        I really like fraser.

        Would suggest him if anyone asks for 7.5 mid

    3. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm not sure bilva is enough to tap in to that city attack.

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Can't have em all.

    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Nice.. I like bilva. One of those players who if he score or assists in the first game everyone will talk about how essential he is and jump on.

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        He will be crucial to city

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Martial on the bench seems silly, if he starts he could easily haul and sicken you from the bench! Too expensive to bench plus he has a home game so cant understand your thinking or overthinking there mate 😉

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        He will definitely start. No doubt about that. And i am aware of the consequence of him scoring a goal.

        But whom shall I bench and start him? King maybe?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 19 hours ago

          I would start him over Bavies, Perez and possibly even Bilva is close. I would start a BOU attacker at home in that fixture.

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 19 hours ago

            Perez could be benched yeah.

            Bavies( or a Spurs defenfer) most probably will keep a cs. Not keen on benching .

            Bilva? Naaaah.

            Thanks

    6. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Apart from Martial on the bench, it's excellent. Are you aware Ars/Spuds are a superb defence rotation? Providing both are nailed in their teams.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        In fact, ideally, they will alternate which means Martial will play from GW2 onwards. It's all good.

      2. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        Was not aware about them being def rotation pair. If that's the case verto and chambers/holding could be great value.

        Re martial, that 11th player in my team is not guaranteed yet.

        Anyone of martial, Perez, king could be benched. A good headache to have 😀

        Meaning towards benching king, as he relies more on penalties than open play.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 19 hours ago

          I'm waiting for a fit and nailed Holding to work with a nailed 5m Spuds RB. I start with a strong back 5 then lose the weaker pair for the Ars/Spu rotation, allowing me to jump on the bandwagons further up the pitch.

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 19 hours ago

            How does your backline look like?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              21 days, 19 hours ago

              Frightening.
              TAA, VVD, Robbo, Zinky, AWB (he'll go!)

              1. The Overthinker
                • 2 Years
                21 days, 19 hours ago

                I will suggest you to hold awb!! With Maguire at the back and awb doing what he does, blocks and tackles, we will be better defensively and there will be cs

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  21 days, 19 hours ago

                  The point is, we'll see. I prob won't do the restructuring until the Int Break after GW4. That will be enough time to see how United's defence are shaping up. And Spuds and Arsenal.

              2. The Overthinker
                • 2 Years
                21 days, 19 hours ago

                No Salah?!

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  21 days, 19 hours ago

                  Indeed.

  4. El Puqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Best midfielder for under 9.5 for first 2 games? Basically a placeholder for Son.

    Cheers.

    1. - Z -
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      1. KDB
      2. B. SILVA
      3. Siggy
      4. Richi
      5. Fraser
      6. Perez / Tielemans

      1. El Puqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        interesting, cheers.

    2. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Sane
      Ozil
      Moura
      Mkhi

      1. - Z -
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Lel

      2. El Puqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        hmm.. Cheers. Interesting picks.

    3. United10
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Fraser

    4. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Fraser

    5. HeDoesntWantIt
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Bernardo

    6. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Sane if he plays
      Kdb/Bilva otherwise

    7. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      KdB or Sane
      Or Eriksen or Moura and save the change.

      1. El Puqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers.

    8. Flippo_
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      1. Milivojevic
      2. Fraser
      3. Tielemans
      4. Noble

  5. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Ignoring price, who do you think will get more goals and assists combined?
    1) Vrancic
    2) Buendia

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Buendía but everyone at Norwich highly overperformed last season statistically

    2. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Buendia

  6. United10
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Thoughts on the below? Thinking of going strong in defence and WC early to catch price rises.

    4.5
    TAA, Robbo, Walker, Digne, AWB
    Salah, Sterling, Sigurd, Fraser
    King
    Button, Dendoncker,Greenwood, Wickham

    1. - Z -
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Only King forward is bad decition....ofc my opinion

      1. United10
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        i know, that is the trade off I have to make to fit in rest of the squad. I dont see much value in forwards atm

        1. - Z -
          21 days, 20 hours ago

          You need to find place for Wilson...even if you nedd to kick Fraser....only King is catastrofe

          1. United10
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 20 hours ago

            cheers

  7. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Any thoughts on the below?

    Thanks all!

    Ryan

    Robertson - Digne - Zinchenko - AWB

    Salah (C) - KDB - Richarlison

    Kane - King - Deloufeu

    Bench: Button; Jorginho; Dendoncker; Kelly

    1. - Z -
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Digne into Coleman
      Zinchenko into Walker?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Don't think those are good moves. Prefer Digne all week and Zinchenko could be an early way to make money if he's starting.

        1. - Z -
          21 days, 20 hours ago

          "If he.." that is the problem with 5.5 player

    2. Reckoner.
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Solid, KDB performance could make or break the team. Guess you are banking on him keeping close to Sterling & Aguero points wise.

      Like the Deloufeu pick over Jota purely on opening 6 fixtures.

      Prefer Noble to Jorginho myself but guess that's personal preference.

      Personally going to look at what price Kean comes in at and may shift around Richarlison & on of forwards > Fraser & Kean.

      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah also keeping an eye on Zaha

        1. Reckoner.
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 20 hours ago

          I'm staying away from Zaha for now, guessing Everton may have moved on but Arsenal may still be interested.

          Don't know how he'll react if he doesn't get his move. Also VAR could go either way for him, either wins more penalties or gets more yellow & red cards for simulation.

  8. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Heads up

    Real Madrid v Spurs ITV4 5pm 🙂

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Noiiice

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Jolly good.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Eriksen first half Spurs shirt and second half in Real Madrid?

  9. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Isn't there usually a predicted lineups page on here? (Not taking anything away from the pre-season page, which has A LOT of stats, but the predicted lineups is always useful)

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes but it's way too early

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Aye that'll be getting properly updated from the beginning of next week, once all the pre-season friendlies are out of the way.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      TEAM NEWS tab at top of this page (obvs not ready yet)

  10. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Does Cutrone reduce Jota's nailedness?

    1. - Z -
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      I guess

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Possibly affects Jimi more. Buggered if he does push Jota out. My front 3 is Jota and 2x4.5s!

      1. - Z -
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        He will not push him out...Jota will play a little bit back

      2. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Same here, that'll be really frustrating

        Jota may be played behind Cutrone and Jimi, which reduces Jota's appeal as an FPL forward

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 19 hours ago

          And poor Dendoncker, just when he was looking such a bargain!

  11. Vitamin C
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Can't say that i'm quite satisfied with that 3-5-2,that's why asking your opinion.

    Fabianski - Button
    Azpi - VVD - Zinchenko (4.5 - 4.0)
    Mo - KDB - Perez - Fanderson - Mount
    Laca - Vardy (4.5)

    Don't like that i got 2 Che & Lei,so what can/must i change?

    Thanx.

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Mount not nailed

      Dont like Fabs in goal

    2. Navispar
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Vardy to Wilson?

  12. lugalooch
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Two quite different teams but whats your preference and any advice / options to consider from the below?

    A) 4-4-2
    Alisson, 4.0
    Robbo, Zinchenco, Walker-Peters, Balbuena, Ward
    Sterling, Siggy, Maddison, B.Silva, 5.0>
    Kane, Wilson, Greenwood

    B) 3-4-3
    Lloris, Ryan
    Robbo, Digne, A.Smith, Balbuena, Ward
    Sterling, Siggy, Maddison, Peryara, 5.0>
    Kane, Wilson, Jota

    Thanks

    1. - Z -
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      No Salah is tol risky for my taste...i am w/o Sterling (you can replace him with KDB or Bilva...but Salah...)

  13. Iwobi
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Forget Pope vs Heaton...

    I'm going with both

    1. Rude Reviewer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      you act as your name.

  14. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    My first draft of the season :

    Gunn,Pope
    Digne, VvD, Laporte, Dunk, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Trossard, Dendoncker
    Kane, King, Greenwood

    Any good?

    1. - Z -
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Very decent

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Trossard untested

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        Was very decent last year at Genk in my home country. Maybe it's a big risk right now

  15. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    RMT please. Thoughts & suggestions are encouraged.

    Pope (Button)
    TAA VVD Zinchenko Kiko (Lundstram)
    Salah KDB Siggy Perez (Ceballos)
    Kane King (Greenwood)

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      dbl LIV def worth it now?

      1. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        Sure is.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          21 days, 19 hours ago

          You did see the Napoli score?

          1. Slouch87
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 19 hours ago

            Pre season 50% fitness stuff with a load of players missing.
            Context is a great thing.

            1. mattyb09
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 19 hours ago

              Yes, not concerned in the least. Still the best defense with plenty of attacking potential

  16. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    @Ask yourself so do you think Norwich will struggle to score given your comment above?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Not entirely but they definitely won’t score at the conversion rate they did last year. If they get a nice streak of form I think they can return as their season will depend on it however overall they will suffer

  17. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    KdB + Wilson or Kane + Brooks? Would give me the below team.

    Pope (Button)
    Trent Digne Coleman Zinchenko (Kelly)
    Salah Sterling XXX Perez (Dendoncker)
    XXX Wesley (Greenwood)

    1. - Z -
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      I rly cant suport 2 Everton def!

      1. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        My friend, Everton kept 8 clean sheets in their final 11 games of the season, including results to nil against Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          21 days, 19 hours ago

          Gonna be tough now without Idrissa...

          1. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            21 days, 19 hours ago

            No doubt it'll be trickier, yeah. Coleman and Digne should return plenty of attacking returns too, I'd have thought.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 19 hours ago

          With Gueye and Zouma.

        3. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 19 hours ago

          No Gueye and Zouma this season...but still, Digne and Coleman do still have their attacking threats

  18. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    I'll say it again, it's a pity Arsenal let Gnabry go, they wouldn't need to spend as much as €80m on Pepe now... Pullis should be prohibited from working with young players

  19. jdogg
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Lloris
    Digne zinchenko vvd
    Salah kdb teilemans zaha
    Kane king jota

    4m morgan dendonker lundstram

    Thoughts?x

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      nice

      whats the story with Zaha? Wanting away?

    2. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Ticks alot of boxes. The right side of punty for me.

      If you can squeeze 0.5 from somewhere and upgrade Zaha to Fraser that would b a good move

      1. jdogg
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        Happy to downgrade lloris to 4.5.hoping zaha goes to everton and morgan plays if mcguire goes.x

    3. Rude Reviewer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Lloris - no
      Digne+vvd > Coleman+ TAA/Robbo?
      Zaha - no
      Kane never scores in august

  20. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Any problems with this 442?

    Lloris, 4.0
    Robbo, Coleman, Zinchenko, Lascelles/Lundstram rotation
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Brooks, 4.5
    Kane, King, Greenwood

    0.0itb

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Very similar to mine (below) but you have saved the odd 0.5 here and there to get Kane instead of Wilson...

      Looks really good...

      ...I might just copy this. Thanks!

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        haha just commented below, cheers

    2. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      To be honest....your rotation is the only issue for me, but something has to give for them big 3.

      I like it

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        youre exactly right, thanks for the thoughts

    3. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Personal preference - most will probably disagree - but I think double Bournemouth attack may be a tad too much, especially when neither of the players are Fraser/Wilson.

      To that end, I'd either swap King to different £6.5m striker or downgrade him to Wesley and use the additional £0.5m upgrade Coleman -> Digne.

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers m8

  21. - Z -
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    It is officail- Kean in Everton for 30M€ + bonuses and no buy back clausula (?!)

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      how much in fpl?

  22. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Would love to hear your thoughts on this team. As a spurs fan, it's killing me not to have Kane at 11mil, but I don't think he provides the same value as the premium mids.

    Lloris (4.0)
    Digne, TAA, Zinchenko, Taylor (Rico)
    Salah, Sterling, Tielemans, Moura (Noble)
    Wilson, Jota (Greenwood).

    Thanks!

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Wilson > Kane
      Moura > Brooks
      Digne > Coleman

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      I like it.
      If you want Kane it comes down too...
      TAA / Sterling / Wilson or
      VVD / KDB / Kane.
      I’m on the latter in my 3-4-3, as I feel it offers more potential...

    3. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Or Digne > Coleman

    4. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      I agree with you and have gone with Moura in my draft. I think he has looked much more lively than Kane in the pre-season games and seems likely to start those two games where Son is unavailable at least. Personally, I've gone with Fraser over Wilson and Laca and Jimenez up front.

  23. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Kean @ 7 makes a really nice team structure wise.

    Brighton
    TAA {Robbo or Matip/Spud} Digne Zinky 4
    Salah Sterling {Bilva/Siggy or Sane/Kdb/Son} Perez 4.5
    Tammy/Batty Kean(@7) 4.5

    Assuming thats the case, what do you prefer in the squiggly brackets
    A) 7 & 8
    B) 5.5 & 9.5

  24. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Couple of new FPL options with Kean to Everton and possibly Dunk to Leicester

  25. SUPER MOKH
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Robbo Zinch Coleman (Lundstram)
    Salah KDB Perez Fraser (Dendocker)
    Kane Deulofeu (Gwood)

    How does this look? Kane or Auba you reckon?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Kaner

  26. Gordonez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Digne + Sterling or De Bruyne + Eriksen?

    1. SUPER MOKH
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      D+S easily for me

  27. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    I wonder how much will Community Shield change in our teams. I remember last year when Aguero scored a brace and suddenly everyone had him 😀

    1. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Fairly sure he won't score one this year 😉

  28. GXNG
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    ask me a question im bored

    1. Özil
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      How are you?

  29. KingOllie
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Hows my 4-4-2? Rotating Lund and Guilbert

    Fabianski
    Robertson / Trent / Zinchenko / Lundstram
    Sterling / KDB / Fraser / Perez
    Lacazette / Vardy

    Guilbert / Greenwood / Dedonker

  30. Mackans
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    What would you change in my draft rankings?

    1.Salah
    2.Sterling
    3.Mane
    4.Kane
    5.Auba
    6.Aguero
    7.Robertson
    8.Trent
    9.VVD
    10.Firmino
    11.Lacazette
    12.Vardy
    13.KDB
    14.Wilson
    15.Eriksen
    16.Pogba
    17.Rashford
    18.Son
    19.Sigurdsson
    20.Jimenez

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Laca and Vardy both better than Firmino.

      KDB should be 7th after Aguero