Scout Notes

Kane scores again as Liverpool’s GW1 opponents concede four

Harry Kane (£11.0m) issued another reminder of his goalscoring abilities as he bagged the winner in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid on Tuesday afternoon.

Spurs’ victory over Zinedine Zidane’s side is the primary focus of our latest Scout Notes article but we will also reflect on yesterday’s matches involving Norwich City and Crystal Palace.

Real Madrid 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Goal: Harry Kane (£11.0m)

Kane scored the game’s only goal on 22 minutes, pouncing on an error by Marcelo before coolly slotting the ball past Keylor Navas.

The Madrid goalkeeper was the busier of the two sides’ custodians, denying Kane and substitute Dele Alli (£8.5m) from close range and Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) from distance.

Young striker Troy Parrott also struck the woodwork late on.

Mauricio Pochettino reflected on his team’s dominance and overall performance after the game:

I think Keylor Navas is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and he showed again today with his great performance as he saved Real Madrid from conceding more goals.

It’s only a result but we are looking to try and be better every single day, improve in the way we play and start the season strong. I think our objective is to start the season in a very good dynamic and try and start to win. That is why I am happy because our dynamic from the beginning of pre-season we are doing well.

Formation

Kane was deployed as the lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 in the first half and it was notable that he mostly stayed as Spurs’ furthermost forward player against Real, in contrast to some of the deep-lying positions he took up last season.

The relatively quiet Christian Eriksen (£9.0m) made his first start of pre-season behind Kane, with Son and Erik Lamela (£6.0m) catching the eye in the attacking midfield trio.

Injury Watch

There were four notable absentees at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

Serge Aurier (£5.0m) has undergone surgery to a hand injury suffered on international duty with the Ivory Coast and is now “undertaking a period of non-contact training before reintegrating with the first team”.

Eric Dier (£5.0m) and Ben Davies (£6.0m) are continuing their rehabilitation after surgery, while Victor Wanyama (£5.0m) wasn’t risked after reporting irritation in his knee after training.

Right-back Void

Kieran Trippier’s departure has left a three-way tussle for the right-back spot.

Aurier’s hand injury meant that Juan Foyth (£5.0m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£5.0m) were each handed 45 minutes to impress against the Galacticos.

In truth, Foyth – who played at right-back for Argentina in the Copa America this summer – didn’t have a great deal to do but nullified Eden Hazard whenever the Belgian was on the ball.

Foyth is suspended for the first two league matches of the season so it may be that Walker-Peters will feature in Gameweeks 1 and 2, barring further recruitment and a recovery from Aurier.

Beyond that, there would appear to be a great deal of uncertainty over the right-back position with Pochettino a known fan of Foyth.

Foyth made ten league starts last season compared to Walker-Peters’ four, although some of those were as a right-sided centre-back in a three-man defence.

Lamela

Injuries have dogged Lamela in recent times and indeed the Argentinean hasn’t played more than 1,000 league minutes in any of the last three seasons.

An FPL ownership of 0.3% is reflective of the lack of trust we now have in Lamela as a Fantasy asset but he was perhaps Spurs’ best player in the first half, looking sharp in a 45-minute showing and creating a superb chance for Kane before the break.

Rewind 12 months, of course, and Lamela was also prominent ahead of the 2018/19 season – so the proof will be in the pudding once the upcoming campaign gets underway.

Spurs’ first-half XI: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Ndombele, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane.

Spurs’ second-half XI: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Tanganga, Georgiou, Skipp, Sissoko, Son (Nkoudou 66), Dele, Lucas, Kane (Parrott 66).

Norwich City 1-4 Atalanta

  • Goal: Todd Cantwell (£4.5m)
  • Assist: Moritz Leitner (£4.5m)

Owners of Liverpool’s attacking Fantasy assets would have been gleefully rubbing their hands at the result at Carrow Road last night.

Jurgen Klopp’s side meet Norwich in the 2019/20 curtain-raiser a week on Friday and the Canaries are without a clean sheet in their six pre-season friendlies contested so far.

Daniel Farke’s outfit came up from the Championship with a reputation for being less than watertight at the back, having shipped 57 goals in 46 league games – 16 more than Sheffield United conceded.

Norwich’s injury problems at centre-back over the summer would only have further incentivised owners of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) et al to hand the armband to a Liverpool player in Gameweek 1 and Tuesday night’s result provided more encouragement.

With the possible exception of Sam Byram (£4.5m) at right-back, Norwich’s back four against Atalanta will likely be the one that lines up at Anfield, too.

Farke’s troops have now conceded exactly 12 goals in pre-season at a rate of two per game.

Atalanta, who finished third in Serie A last season, were the Canaries’ first real stiff test of the summer – with the greatest of respect to Schalke, who weren’t far off the drop in the Bundesliga last season.

As we will discuss below, Norwich had the better of the first 45 minutes and had gone in front early on but shot themselves in the foot when Timm Klose (£4.5m) gifted the ball straight to goalscorer Luis Muriel on the stroke of half-time.

There were individual errors in the lead-up to the second, third and fourth goals, too, while Ralf Fahrmann (£4.5m) looked shaky between the posts and would only have furthered Tim Krul‘s (£4.5m) chances of nailing down a starting role.

Atalanta got plenty of joy against Norwich on the break in the second half and Kenny McLean (£5.0m) had to clear another effort off the line.

Farke said:

We had an individual mistake on 45 minutes and conceded a goal out of this and the same style went further on. We had several chances in the second-half but with their second strike on goal they were able to score.

They played with lots of effectiveness. Okay, the third and the fourth goal was after 20/21 changes – this won’t happen during the normal games.

We have to learn that on this level, you have to be unbelievably effective and also that small details and small mistakes can change a whole game.

But it’s also important we learn the details to be unbelievably effective when we use our chances and be fully switched on and concentrated.

Better Going Forward

Tuesday’s match was also a reminder of Norwich’s attacking prowess and their potential to ruin a Liverpool clean sheet next Friday.

The Canaries have scored in all six of their pre-season friendlies and broke the deadlock in Norfolk last night when budget FPL midfielders Moritz Leitner and Todd Cantwell (both £4.5m) combined for the latter’s goal on 14 minutes.

The fit-again Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) had several opportunities to add to Norwich’s lead but found either the Atalanta goalkeeper or a visiting defender in the way, while he also diverted a Jamal Lewis (£4.5m) cross over the bar early on.

Farke, justifiably, pointed out that Norwich were the dominant side in the opening 45 minutes:

It’s a joke that we lost this game 4-1. We played nearly a perfect first half and dominated against a Champions League side and created so many chances. We should have been three or four-nil up.

In general, the performance was worth more than a defeat tonight.

We will have to face teams who play in the Champions League during the season. On the one hand, we can take lots of self-confidence because we showed that we are capable to compete at this level.

My feeling was, the first 65 minutes we were the better side and so much on the front foot.

Injury Watch

Pukki and Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m) recovered from their respective fitness concerns to start Tuesday’s match, while Marco Stiepermann (£5.5m) was on the bench after his recent dead leg.

Fantasy managers also got their first glimpse of the fit-again Mario Vrancic (£6.5m), who arrived as a 76th-minute substitute and fired a late free-kick narrowly over.

Grant Hanley (£4.0m) missed out with a groin problem but Farke expects the budget defender back soon.

The Norwich boss said:

Grant stretched his groin at Luton, he has been out since, in terms of team training, but if everything works we should have him back on Thursday and available for the last pre-season game.

Farke also provided an update on defensive midfielder Alex Tettey (£4.5m):

Good news. No surgery for Alex. We have to handle it in a predictable way, although we don’t know how many days it will last. I am looking forward to having him back because in this type of game you would wish you could throw a defensive-minded player into the game.

£4.5m Midfielder Shines

Cantwell was perhaps the pick of Norwich’s players last night, linking up play well in the number ten role.

There aren’t many FPL attacking midfielders available for £4.5m and Cantwell is a name to monitor, although a fully fit Stiepermann probably remains the favourite for that role at the time of writing.

Norwich City (4-2-3-1): Fahrmann; Byram (Aarons 76), Godfrey, Klose, Lewis (Heise 83); Leitner (Vrancic 76), Trybull (McLean 63); Buendia (Idah 83), Cantwell (Roberts 63), Hernandez (Srbeny 66); Pukki (Drmic 63).

AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Brandon Pierrick x2
  • Assists: Connor Wickham (£4.5m), David Boateng

There was very little interest for Fantasy managers at Kingsmeadow as a second-string Palace side drew 2-2 with Wimbledon.

Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) got another 60 minutes under his belt, at least, with the French centre-back making his second appearance of pre-season following his return from a long-term knee injury.

Sakho departed the field with a clean sheet to his name before the Eagles conceded twice in the last half an hour.

The former Liverpool defender’s return may have implications for Martin Kelly (£4.0m), who currently sits in around one in four FPL squads, although it remains to be seen if Sakho is match-fit enough to feature in Gameweek 1.

Speaking after the game, Sakho said:

I feel good and really happy. Step by step coming back I’m coming back. During the holiday, I’ve worked really hard. I had just ten days off – three days with my charity work [in Senegal], a week with my family – apart from that I worked really, really hard every day – training in Miami and in Dubai too.

Budget FPL forward Connor Wickham (£4.5m) played the full game up front and provided the assist for Brandon Pierrick’s first goal, although the fact that he was involved in this friendly at al all perhaps says much about his position in the first-team pecking order.

Crystal Palace XI: Henderson, Tavares (D Boateng 45′), Hobbs, Sakho (Inniss 61′), Woods, Riedewald (Flanagan 79′), Dreher, McGregor, Daly, Wickham, Pierrick (Lokilo 79′).

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  1. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    New draft. Thoughts?

    Ryan
    TAA VVD Zinchenko KWP Kiko
    Salah Sterling Perez
    Wilson Deulofeu

    Norris F.Anderson Buendia Greenwood

    1. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      7m on bench seems off, and I don’t like those 3 defence picks

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Only for the first gameweek with Anderson and Buendia so KWP and Kiko not used too much.

  2. Leroy Son
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A) KDB Wilson
    B) Brooks Kane

    I’m nearing towards B, but I think Kane can score at least 4 in the first 3 gw’s

    1. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      *nearing towards A I meant

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Go with your gut. Think Kane will start very strongly as well so have him and KDB at the expense of Sterling.

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Brooks is injures

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He is OK

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

          He's dead

  3. okan58
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    My currently Team:

    Ederson
    Ake - Van Dijk - Robertson
    Salah - Alli - B.Silva - Zaha
    Rashford - King - Jimenez
    Subs: Button, Kelly, Lascelles and Dendoncker.

    How do you find the team?
    I would like to install Kane, how should I do it best?

    1. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Don’t like Alli, Bilva, Ake or Jimi pucks personally.

      1. okan58
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Then suggest something else. I like to listen to it.

        1. Benteke Fried Chicken
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I agree, people who say i dont like him etc, at least offer options lol

          1. Leroy Son
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            But it’s his team, how should I know who he likes. If he likes those players then it’s fine. I just said they wouldn’t be my cup of tea.

            1. okan58
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I think Dele will play a good season. He was disappointed last season and he wants to prove his class again this season. It's just my feeling.

              But I could get Sigurdsson for Bernardo, what would you think? But I would be a bit worried if I went without a City offensive player.

        2. Leroy Son
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ok then, Bilva downgrade to Leicester option. Upgrade Alli to KDB. Jimenez to Jota, and use the 1m to upgrade Ake to Digne

          1. Benteke Fried Chicken
            1 month, 19 days ago

            thats more like it

            1. Leroy Son
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Jeez you’re patronising 😉

          2. okan58
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Thanks for the good proposal. I'll probably do it like that then.

            1. Leroy Son
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              No worries

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 19 days ago

      iinstalling kane will destroy your team. Theres no easy way.

    3. hogree
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      id nerf Alli and do Rash to Kane

  4. fantasyfog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    whats the ox's chances this year? cameo's only?

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 19 days ago

      cameos only and 1 start on the december 29th(ish) fixture lol

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        shame really, good 6.5 mid option otherwise

  5. kime67
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What do we think of gylfis 8m pricetag?

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Seems about right

    2. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fair price considering his points last season, but I don’t like Everton’s prospects for this season at alp

  6. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Latest draft. Like the looks of it but want to upgrade my bench. Any ideas who to downgrade?

    Pope (Button)
    Digne Zinchenko TAA VvD (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling Perez Zaha (Dendoncker)
    King Rashford (Greenwood)

    Thanks

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It's Walker not Zinchenko.

      Other alternative is: Walker to Zinchenko, Rash to Kane and TAA to Dunk.

      1. Ayew Shaw
        1 month, 19 days ago

        its a gd team but zaha future is uncertain so don't get him in

  7. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I see Perez as a great option but really don’t like Leicester’s opening 8 fixtures.

    I’m thinking I will stay away until GW9... am I thinking too much into it?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He will probably be 6.3 or 6.9 by that point in time...

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        True but as I’m thinking fixtures are tough...I’m hoping he will be 6.3

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not at all - sounds like a reasonable call.

  8. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone here to RMT?
    A bit of a different view I guess

    Gunn
    Robbo vvd digne yoshida
    Salah kdb fraser
    Kane Wilson Dcl

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nice, I like the balance of Kane, KDB and Salah. Not sure on Soton double up at the back and prefer Ings to DCL.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks
        WC in gw 3 that's why 2 soton!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          They play Liverpool in GW2 though..

          What about Henderson (bou, CPA) instead of Gunn?

  9. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best 4.5 defender? Currently on Femenia

    1. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Guilbert / Diop / Cathcart

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Currently on yoshida

  10. Blind Ghost
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    a) Walker (4.0)
    b) Zinchenko (4.5)

    Still can't decide on this. Prefer Walker but maybe it's sensible to have a 4.5 backup on the bench instead of a 4.0

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If only the prices were this

      1. Blind Ghost
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Oops, just realised how it looks. Brackets are for the benched players:

        a) Trent, VVD, Digne, Walker (4.0)
        b) Trent, VVD, Digne, Zinchenko (4.5)

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ah my bad- was a bit unclear :’)

          Zinchenko

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  11. Ayew Shaw
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I really need help:
    Ryan (Button)
    Coleman AWB TAA Laporte (Lundstram)
    Sterling Salah Perez Fraser (Dendoncker)
    Jimenez Wesley (Greenwood)

    I have 2m ITB.

    Thinking I could upgrade Jimenez>Lacazette but idk if he's fit...

    Maybe Wesley>Wilson as idk much about him.

    Or I could upgrade Fraser or Perez but who to?

    Please help. Thanks

  12. SimonOwen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Currently on

    Pickford (Button)
    Walker, Coleman, Robertson (Lundstrom, Reid)

    1. SimonOwen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Currently on

      Pickford (Button)
      Walker, Coleman, Robertson (Lundstrom, Reid)
      Siggy, KDB, Fraser, Salah (dendocker)
      Deulofeu, King, Vardy.

      Sorry missposted like a douche!! 🙂

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Triple Everton is brave but could turn out to be gold mate. I like it though

  13. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I don’t want to go down the early WC route and feel I will benefit if I hold off.

    I wanted Moura and I think he’ll start well. Though I can’t start the season without a big hitter upfront. I want to easily be able to bring in one of Kane, Auba, Aguero etc. They all know how to haul and you can’t expect the consistency they offer from any low price forwards.

    So this is where it has lead me.

    Ederson
    VVD TAA Luiz AWB
    Fraser Salah B Silva Perez
    Kane Wood

    The obvious spot is no Sterling. Yes he will do well, but so will Kane. I've seen some ridiculous critique to some drafts on here. Especially those who choose to go without Salah or Sterling. I will have Sterling in my team for may games this season that's a fact. I'm just happy to start like this.

    The argument I’ve given myself is that even though Sterling is as good as nailed, it’s still Pep. So he could easily bench Sterling for an easy home game especially when CL kicks in. It just puts me off from 100% confidence in him as captain. I’d never doubt Kane’s presence in an easy on paper home tie.

    I also think B Silva could be gold this year. He got 17 bonus points last season as he became one of the main players City turned to. He’s clearly held in high regards by Pep and I think he’ll yet again improve his goal involvement this season.

    I’m happy leaving my back 4 plus keeper for as long as the season allows me.

    Seeing AWB play a couple of times in pre-season and he looked like he had a licence to bomb forward (especially in the Inter game)

    There is competition for the 2nd striker spot but pre-season form can often carry through to the league and Wood has already banged in 9 goals this Summer so I’m happy to roll that dice.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Very nice indeed.

      Like the Wood pick. Bilva could be great and I can defo see myself moving off KdB onto him if he shows signs of hitting.

      The only hole I see is that as you have so much at the back you're more or less precluded from 8.0 plus mids - unless you sell a premium. At some stage one of those is going to start hitting. They feel much more dangerous to me than the 6.5 bandwagon types as they are simply more likely to sustain form and returns and become "essential".

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thank you mate. I'm going to try to carry over FT's more consistently this year and I'd look at downgrading at the back if I needed to make that move.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Here's hoping with the FTs carry over 😉

          Actually I'm on something conceptually similar from around week 3 (week 1 looks quite different). I'm just ditching Ederson from the start to get KdB and have the funds in hand upfield.

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            If the Community Shield points me to KDB other than B Silva then I'd happily do the same. I like the option of Zinchenko but although he's probably going to start the season, I don't want that uncertainty around team selections. God dam you "Real" Pep

      2. SimonOwen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I agree with Ping but it depends on play style, i like to chase value early so having a mid price midfield in is a great enabler for me to jump on any price rises which i cant do if i am holding only premiums!

        1. SimonOwen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          i should say that i do like the team alot!
          making me question if i need to have a rethink and bring in a premium forward....

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sad to see you go but that’s one of the best teams I’ve seen

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm not going anywhere mate 🙂 But thank you mate

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Good Stuff!
      Well reasoned.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks buddy. I've felt I've had some cracking drafts with Salah and Sterling but I need a premium striker in my life.

    4. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like the team, and have a similar logic regarding premiums in each position. If Kane doesn't work out it's a easy (easier) switch to Aguero, Auba - or whoever.
      If your most expensive striker is Wilson, that move is a lot harder to make.

      I also think for those who can't decide who to drop between Salah, Sterling, and Kane, pick who you would captain between all three for the first few weeks, and I think Sterling misses out.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I agree with that massively. Some chat on here can be cult-ish at times and bad advice given to players who have different ideas. I will miss some hauls from premium strikers. But my plan is to try to select who I think will be the highest scoring striker each week. That said, Kane and Salah rotate the captaincy so well for months 😀

    5. HUATSHOOTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Hey mate, thanks for this. Guess i have confirm my team but will drop perez to pereya and have bsilva siggy salah for my mids and kane, wilson for my forwards.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Great stuff mate 🙂

  14. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any thoughts on my team:

    Lloris, Ryan
    Laporte, Robinson, Digne, Smith, Dunk
    Mane, B.Silva, Neves, Grealish, Jorginho
    Kane, King, Jiminez

    thanks!

    1. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No Sterling or Salah??? That could kill your rank

      1. King Holebas
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This

    2. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Well this is certainly different.

      GK: Swap Ryan for a 4.0 for a +0.5 ITB. Lloris is a set and forget
      DEF: No Liverpool defense? Risky. Digne+Robinson+0.5 from above -> Coleman+VVD
      MID: Mane - good chance he mght not start week 1. Neves/Grealish/Jorgino all seem weak.
      FWD: Too much money up front I feel. Jiminez+Mane -> Jota+Salah is an option. Or King to a 4.5 and use the 2.0m to up a midfielder instead.

      1. Barnabus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Meant to type Robertson, doh!

    3. slove
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1) Spent too much money on goalkeepers, you're either going premium in Lloris or going cheap in Ryan , no point having both as you won't play them.

      2) Doubt Mane will be fit for GW1 so not sure he is a great starting pick

      3) Neves is a sporadic point scorer and Wolves don't have the best opening fixtures plus Europa League and you appear to be doublin up on their assets which isn't great on paper

      4) Your bench is worth too much money in general

  15. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is Moura worth a one week punt?

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I am tempted but perhaps Villas defence will be decent following their big spending?

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Currently have him on my team and not sure how i feel about it.

    2. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I feel this will end in disappointment

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeh I do think that is likely.

        However he would be a placeholder for a West Ham midfielder ... so I’d expect him to outperform in GW1?

        1. King Holebas
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          In any case I can see him out performing any West Ham mid as long as Spurs show up

  16. Link
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Van Aanholt being overlooked?

    Only got 3 goals last year but his 'norm' is 5 or 6 a year. Palace host a (currently looking) goal shy Everton, then Sheffield United and Villa in the first 4.

    1. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like Coleman and AWB more at the same pricr

      1. King Holebas
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This, plus all their injuries in the defense wont help.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think he is, always very attacking gets bonus.
      Surprised more do not go with a back four of:

      PVA-Coleman-TAA-Robertson

  17. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Interesting info, Brooks is a massive blow for the Cherries

    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1156555548566937601?s=19

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

      Oh no that’s mad. Do we have how this affects wilson/King. So sad brooks looked set for a huge year what a great player

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He was in my team too so that's good.

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

          Could mean Stanislas comes in with pens tho

          1. xiMoxiee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            He's also injured at present

    2. xiMoxiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ouch

    3. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Like to add to this https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/9624503/bournemouth-brooks-injury-blow/

      2 to 3 months out they suspect. Out of the context of FPL, I feel for the guy. He's a special talent. Hope injuries don't plague his promising career.

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like Brooks, a lot, gutted for him.

      Does Jordan Ibe, at 5.0, now become an option and a cheap route into Bournemouth's attack?

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        1 month, 19 days ago

        if its not fraser king or wilson then i wouldnt go near one of their attackers

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Probably not because he's rubbish.

        1. Roll The Dyche
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Constructive

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            It is constructive. Hes rubbish so hes not a good FPL pick.

      3. xiMoxiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think he's the most likely to step in. Whether he's a good option or not is another question

      4. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The revival of the BBGW1

  18. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Villa fans!

    Probs been asked before but who to pick for the start of the season? Currently looking at a mid and fwd. TIA

    1. paulfantham
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      McGinn or Wesley

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Still on Guilbert McGinn Wesley

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thanks lads. Would you go as far as picking them over Moura?

  19. paulfantham
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Does anyone else feel like they've nailed their squad but then looks at their bench and feels ill?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      90% of benches posted on here make me feel ill. Flexibility is very important

    2. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yep! Looking at finding an extra .5 somewhere to at least get a 4.5 defender as none of the 4's look viable really.

    3. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The GW2 WC will sort it out 😉

    4. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nah, points on the bench don't count. Gives me less to worry about.

  20. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Heaton's impending Villa move solves a huge GK rotation headache for me! Saves me a little dosh too.

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I read all of your comments in Sean Dyche's voice.

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Haha! Husky

  21. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Brooks could be put up to 3 months

    What does that mean for our FPL assets?

    https://twitter.com/bendinnery/status/1156557742133456896?s=21

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm not really interested in Bournemouth assets to start

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Why not?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Because I think we will beat them so if they blank against Sheff U and us the next lot of fixtures are rough

          1. Roll The Dyche
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Who's we?

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It means you don't pick Brooks

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Perez ownership goes up.

    4. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Does Jordan Ibe say hi? Not looked awful preseason...

      Any bmouth fans with a possible line up?

  22. hogree
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who would you prefer in your starting 11:
    A. Kane + Coleman + Guilbert
    B. Wilson + Digne + Fraser

    1. - Z -
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A see previous answer

    3. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A for me

    4. paulfantham
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    5. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B, just.

    6. BAMBAA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  23. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    after i got salah sterling and kdb+king and jota,i have to decide :

    a) delofeu+dendoncker
    b) perez +greenwood

    1. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

      1. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        can you please explain? thank you

        1. King Holebas
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I personally have always preferred a playing 4.5 mid who will worst case will bring 2 points off the bench over a 4.5 attacker who will never play. Maybe i'm too conservative but just feel it balances the team out nicer that way plus Deu imo is worth a punt with Watfords decent fixtures

          1. amit1964
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            dendoncker is on my bench i play 4:3:3, so i actuly ask you who will score more: perez or delofeu?

            1. King Holebas
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              In that case should they both stay injury free. Perez, solely because he's a midfielder but should play next to Vardy

  24. The Mighty I
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    To risky to go without a City defender?

    Ryan Button
    TAA Robertson Digne 4.5/4.5
    Salah Sterling Fraser Maddison
    Wilson Jota Greenwood

    1. The Mighty I
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      *Dendoncker 5th mid

    2. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not too risky I feel, solid team. If you really wanted a city defender though you could downgrade one of your 4.5's to a 4 and Digne to Laporte

    3. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 19 days ago

      not risky with your backline. Obv liverpool defence speaks for itself.. and i rate digne.

      Besides i wouldn't be surprised if they had 3-1/4-1 victories in their first 2 or 3 games

    4. The Mighty I
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Cheers for feedback

  25. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What we thinking about Heaton now that hes signed for Villa? All aboard the £4.5m goalkeeper train?

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      All the 4.5 keeper options look about the same potential to me. Bit of a crapshoot. I'm probably going to stick with Ryan/Button for the cheapness and the insurance if Ryan gets crocked.

    2. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Heaton & Henderson rotation would avoid the top 6 for the entire season!

      1. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        But I was told the only appeal of Henderson was that he would get lots of save points in the crap fixtures?

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

          Sounds lovely.

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Sounded silly to me - but there you go! 🙂

  26. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Currently on this. Thoughts?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Zinchenko Kiko
    Salah KDB Siggy Perez
    Kane King

    Button; Ceballos, Greenwood, Lundstram

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Balanced. As all things should be. (Digital version of Endgame is out and I'm in an Avengers mood now. Sorry!)

  27. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Bournemouth already had a few injuries, that's not good

  28. BAMBAA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A) Fraser & Wilson (+ 0,5)
    B) KDB & King

    Son is probably coming in gw3 and B gives me route to do it with one transfer so kind of leaning that way atm..

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That 0.5 is making it difficult.
      I'd love to have KDB though to B

  29. The Mighty Elf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Current thoughts on lineup
    Ederson
    VVD Rob Luiz AWB
    Salah Fraser Sterling Perez
    Jimenez Delofeu

    Variation
    Luiz > Azpi
    Sterling/Perez > Moutinho/Kdb
    Delofeu > Vardy

    Continuing to tinker and open to suggestions/comments

  30. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Right iv settled on this. Rate this team /10 boyos

    Heaton
    Robertson / Trent / Zinchenko / CharlieTaylor
    Salah / Sterling / Perez
    Wilson / Vardy / Wesley

    4.0 / Fredericks / Dedonk / Hayden

    Rotating between Fredericks and Taylor(burnley)

    I think the midpriced forwards offer better value than the midfielders this year!

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Balanced. As all things sh... *snap*