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  1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Need Couple of suggestions:

    1)Is penalty taker Barkley a good shout at that price ??
    2)Best 5.0£ defender to start with
    AMN/zouma/KWP/Ake or any? Or should I go with two rotating 4.5's instead of 5.0£ ??
    3)
    A) kane + wood in 4-4-2
    Or,
    B) KDB + Wilson in 4-5-1

    1. Big Troy Deeney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      1) If he is nailed... even if he is nailed I can see him getting subbed for Mount often which is annoying
      2) I'd like to say Zouma or Ake - I have 2 rotating atm because squad depth other than them is shocking (non playing 4.5m forward and Dendonk who I can't expect much from - I expect Wolves to rotate a lot too with Europa)
      3) B

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Ake no. Bournemouth conceded most away goals in league last season. They haven't improved defence and have some injuries

  2. Big Troy Deeney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    RP

    Someone please poop on this team?

    Ryan
    TAA, VVD, Zinchenko, Cathcart
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Tielemans
    Wilson, JRod

    Aarons to rotate with Cath

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Don't like JRod or Ryan but overall seems pretty good.

      1. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        What you got against JRod?

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          If he even likely to start?

          1. Big Troy Deeney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            People say Woods and Barnes could be a rotation threat but I don't agree

            JRod can play up top, as a number 10 and on either wing... because of that I'd say he is the most nailed

            Furthermore, he has played top 5 most minutes for Burnley in pre-season along with the likes of Cork, Gudmonsson, and Tarkowski (other nailed players)...

        2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          He’ll probably sprain his eye lashes 20 mins into GW1.

          Unreliable.

          1. Big Troy Deeney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Who would you rather? Can bump the budget up to 6.5m if I do Zinch out to Zouma

    2. pressdpm
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Also unsure about the J Rod pick

      1. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Why not? See above as to why I think he is nailed 🙂

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      You have JRod and no Villa. I still give up

      1. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I swapped Wesley out for JRod yesterday lol

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Huh? Like Villas only focal point striker with loads of mids behind supplying quality ball

          1. Big Troy Deeney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            How come he didn't play the last friendly? Heard he was injured

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Minor knock. He's joking on social media do should be right for RB Leipzig this weekend

    4. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      JRod and Cathcart....

      Is this your 1st season playing FPL?

      1. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I know I said poop on the team but come on mayn

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        How rude!

  3. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    repost.
    Kane or KDB (could be son later) + 1.5?

    Every draft I make is fairly similar with this as the main difference. Kane obviously gives me another captaincy option but seems like a luxury as I'd be happy captaining salah/sterling (switching with transfers depending on form and fixtures) most weeks. Son and Vardy would be the alternative captaincy options if I go without Kane, and although they might seem a bit punty it is generally easy to tell when they are on form. Am worried Kane will be back to his best this season though, especially since their home games aren't at wembley anymore. I'm also expecting that Ndombele will help Kane as he won't need to drop back as much.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I am going with both of them but without Sterling.
      Will pay off in the first 3-4 gw, then wc and maybe sign raz

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers for the reply! I'm going without sterling from the start but will likely do salah to sterling at some point depending on form and fixtures. I'll be using transfers to switch between them here and there because I think it's better value to just have one at a time. I'm debating between having kane or kdb (who could later be son) as an alternative captaincy option in case of a rest or if I don't like Salah/Sterling's fixture or if I don't want to use a transfer to switch between salah and sterling as I'll want to switch back next week. Kane is obviously a better captaincy option but he won't be getting captained that often and provides worse value

  4. pressdpm
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Any thoughts deadzone?

    Pope - Button
    TAA - VVD - Zinchenko - Kelly - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Tielemans - Sigurdsson - Hayden
    Wilson - Jota - Greenwood

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Big Troy Deeney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I like it apart from Pope and Siggy

      Pope - is he 100% nailed - I don't know if I've missed something

      Siggy - pre-season are friendlies on the face of it... but if a team can't even win in pre-season, how can they suddenly start winning and scoring in a real league game?
      That kind of form turn when the season starts is possible... but not likely, and we're playing a probabilities game

      1. pressdpm
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Sort of glad you've said that about Siggy, he's the one I'm probably least keen on.

      2. Lallana
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        would you apply that to Liverpool too?
        their preseason form has been bad too

        1. Big Troy Deeney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          No for 6 reasons

          1) they've faced better quality opposition
          1) they've won more than 1 game
          3) they're missing many key players
          4) they just won the CL
          5) 6 times la

      3. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Pope is definitely ahead of Hart when he's not injured. Siggy is a bit annoying to own as he is hard to predict but he always has scored well long term. I don't read much into the results in preseason. Also I think the addition of Kean will make him even more appealing

  5. Heskey Time
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Back 3 of:
    A) TAA, digne, KWP
    B) VVD, Digne, zincenko
    C) TAA, Coleman, zincenko

    1. Big Troy Deeney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Not A imo. C for me

      1. Heskey Time
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        What’s so wrong with A you think? If Foyth is out for awhile I feel KWP may be a decent shout. Agree C is safer though so much attacking threat in A is enticing

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Northing wrong with A. I also think KWP is a good option. Just prefer the other two more

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      B

  6. JohnnyMagrinho
      8 months, 6 days ago

      So that's Ibe straight in the squad now as Brooks is out for 3 months.

      Easy decision that, but shh, don't tell anyone.

      1. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I was thinking this earlier... he's having a decent pre season too... but I just don't rate him as a player

      2. Lallana
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        can't Solanke with Wilson start with King wing?

        1. JohnnyMagrinho
            8 months, 6 days ago

            He's being involved in pre-season and was always seen as being someone who had potential at Pool. Never worked out for him with the big boys, obviously.

            I'm Solanke might get some game time but I'd be thinking at the expense of Wilson or King.

            Bournemouth have some good wide players - I don't see why they'd feel the need to use King so out of position.

            I think for £5m, depending on your formation and who you intend to play going forward, he seems a very, very likeable option.

            It.s £0.5m more expensive than the useless "will play every week" Dendoncker who will you get you points, but they'll be all on your bench, forever. There's a chance this £5m might actually translate into points.

            Who knows. It's all guess work at this point anyway. Just seems quite tempting.

        2. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Jordan Ibe?! Be very careful. Please look at others in that price range

          1. JohnnyMagrinho
              8 months, 6 days ago

              There's very little else on offer for £5m. It's the second cheapest option for a midfielder. It's just a suggestion regarding a £6.5m player's place being up for grabs and he's a name who could potentially fill it.

              My original post was kind of in jest to some degree. I wasn't expecting so many serious replies saying how ridiculous it was.

              I like some of the Villa midfielders as they're cheap and I'm confident of a top ten finish for Villa, but I don't think they'll hit the ground running.

              I do like how certain everyone seems to be of all the best players to choose at this stage of the season.

              This place is always good for laugh. Seems I'm surrounded by absolute experts.

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Bournemouth have terrible fixtures. Sheffield are solid. We will smash them then it's City Leicester Everton

            1. JohnnyMagrinho
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Way too much focus on fixtures (and you are getting a bit too pro-Villa in like, every post).

                Who cares if they lose. They need to score. They will. It's an option. for £5m. I'm not trying to compare him to anyone of any note. I'm just saying we have a £6.5m player who was in many people's teams now leaving a void for a significantly cheaper player to step into.

                I do like McGinn and all the other Villa midfielders and looking at Wesley too, but again, this is just an idea, nothing too definitive.

                Way too many opinions being flung around like fact in here. Getting a bit odd to see people so wrapped up in the hivemind to even contemplate something different.

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  Who is 6.5m?

                  1. CaTriEm
                    • 6 Years
                    8 months, 6 days ago

                    Brooks.

                2. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  I've had Ibe before. Was rubbish

          3. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Is Grealish the best 6.0 mid?
            Any other suggestion?

            1. Big Troy Deeney
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Jota from Villa could be good

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                I had him until Trezeguet signing now worried about rotation but he looks great

                1. Big Troy Deeney
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  Silly from Birmingham

                  Although they just signed a Real Madrid keeper lol

            2. CaTriEm
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Barkley bandwagon is going strong.

            3. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Probably not best. Not even my 3rd choice of Villa mids in FPL tbh

              1. CaTriEm
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                How well do you expect Mcginn to do?

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  He's my pick atm because 5.5m and he does everything. Will be high in baps

            4. Heskey Time
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              McGinn and Robinson get a lot of love here. Trossard could be a decent shout as well along with Barkley. Pereyra started last season flying too

            5. Bad Kompany
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Yarmo and Barkley are other options.

              Think you can get away with punting on Grealish as generally someone breaks out at that price point (CHO possibly)

            6. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Watford seem to start well so Doucoure or Pereyra could be a good option

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Good shout actually. Watford haven't lost a game in their first 4 games in either of the last two seasons and that includes games against liverpool and spurs

            7. Druze
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Buendia

          4. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Any changes you'd make here?

            0.5ITB

            Pope (Norris)
            TAA Robbo Laporte Digne (Rico)
            Salah Sterling Siggy Perez (Dendoncker)
            Wood Adams (Wickham)

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Defence too expensive plus has Bournemouth. Forwards not good enough

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Cheers

          5. nisag17
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            First draft without Sterling

            Ryan Button
            Trent Robertson Digne Zinchenko 4.0
            Salah Sane KDB Perez (Dendoncker)
            Wilson Deulofeu 4.5

            .5 itb

            1. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Sane is a risk with all the Bayern talk

              1. nisag17
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Yup. Will keep monitoring the situation. If he starts community shield and is still there start of season, only then I will play him.

          6. Nightf0x
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            which?

            a) deulofeu jota tielemans
            b) greenwood vardy 6.0 mid

          7. Big Troy Deeney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            @KiwiVillian

            What is your team looking like bud?

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              TAA Guilbert
              Salah Sterling McGinn
              Wesley

              1. Big Troy Deeney
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 6 days ago

                What is your actual team mate

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  auto pick. I don't do my team until a few days before but all those above high chance of inclusion

                  1. Big Troy Deeney
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 6 days ago

                    Why Guilbert?

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 6 days ago

                      Because he looks the business

            2. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              3 Bournemouth, 0 Villa, Richarlison, Jorginho

              1. Big Troy Deeney
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Hahahahha

              2. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Hacker!

          8. Dutchy
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Really liking the look of this team with Martial being my punt, any thoughts?

            Henderson
            Robertson / VVD / Coleman / KWP
            Salah / Sterling / Martial / Perez
            Vardy / Deuloufeu

            Button Diop Dendonker Greenwood

          9. Nightf0x
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            thoughts

            ryan - 4.0
            taylor(burn) coleman robbo zin/stones lund
            cebalos/snody fraser raz salah tielemans/perez
            wilson deulofeu jota

            could downgrade anywhere to get .5 and get richar/siggy for fraser

          10. MikeLowrey
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            A) KDB & Pereyra
            B) Rich & Martial

            Other option is Perez instead of one of Rich & Martial, but might wait & see

          11. Lallana
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            This look good? Or would you cut the defence a bit to get Eriksen who will probably attack more this season for Barkley or Tielemans?

            Ederson
            TAA Robertson Coleman Zouma
            Barkley Sterling (v) Tielemans Salah (C) Fraser
            Wilson

            1. Lallana
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              To something like...

              Alisson
              TAA Zinchenko Coleman Zouma
              Barkley Sterling (v) Eriksen Salah (C)
              Wilson King

          12. Sleivspark
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Think I finally nailed it - draft with Kane, Salah and Sterling 🙂

            Ryan / Button

            TAA / Coleman / Walker-Peters / Zouma / Lundstam

            Sterling / Salah / Barkley / Tielemans / Douglas Luiz

            Kane / Wilson / Greenwood

            1. Lallana
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Nice!

            2. CaTriEm
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              As far as SSK teams go it's not bad, question marks over KWP/Zouma/Lundstram.

          13. CaTriEm
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Draft #3

            Ryan Button
            Walker TAA Robertson Digne (Rico)
            Salah Sterling Perez Barkley (Dendoncker)
            Wilson Haller (4.5)

            Rate it, please and thanks.

          14. True Deadzoner
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            who is 4.5M mid nailed on (not Dendocker)?

            1. CaTriEm
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              O.Romeu I think?

              1. True Deadzoner
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                cheers

          15. Kroos Kontrol
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Some Chelsea attack pointers I suppose since I see these questions keep popping up. A bit long sorry! Feel free to only read the parts you're considering lol (order is Barkley/Mount; Pulisic, Pedro, strikers, Jorginho, a bit on defence). A tl;dr at the end too.

            -> I would AVOID Barkley, Mount, Jorginho or any of the strikers because of rotation. Remember the Pedro/Willian rotation? Or the Spurs full-back rotation? That's pretty much what Barkley/Mount, the strikers and to a lesser extent Kovacic/Jorginho is shaping up to be.

            -> Mount and Barkley won't play together. As long as Pulisic is around, he'll play. Either as a LW, or #10 in a 4-diamond-2. Same with Kante. Mount meanwhile is significantly less equipped than Jorginho/Kovacic to partner Kante (Red Bulls tore our midfield in that last 15 mins). Thus it's one of these two.

            -> It looks like Barkley will start at OT, but let's be realistic it's still Man Utd (and we aren't world beaters). At best, you can hope for Chelsea to get 2 goals away there I suppose. Unless Barkley scores one of those, how likely would he be to start the next couple of games?

            -> To that end, Mount came with first-team assurances. Unless Barkley gets braces (and if he does, props to those who took the risk), Mount is very likely to get a game in the first three. Also, the main negative for me is that whichever one of them starts; is pretty likely to be hooked off on 65 minutes for the other - reducing bonus potential as well. None of the competitors in FPL have this big a caveat (Perez is just 0.5 mil above and practically a second striker half the time).

            -> Pulisic on the other hand has played at LW every game. With Willian out for the first game probably, and Pedro on the right; Pulisic has a clear run (at the same position) to atleast the first few starts. After that, it is very likely Willian will rotate in for Pedro for a game or two. At that point, if Pulisic has dropped 4-5 stinkers, he'll probably be benched for Willian/Pedro or the returning Hudson-Odoi. In any case, if that happened; you'd have probably transferred out Pulisic by then since he isn't hard to remove like Hazard 15/16 was. Pulisic is as nailed as you could be as of now in Chelsea.

            -> Pulisic has Man Utd away and Leicester at home as his first two at 7.5m. There's tough competition with Ryan Fraser and Lucas Moura's fixtures to justify him in the team (I'm finding it hard to look beyond Fraser). If you do choose him though, there's a big upside. 7.5% ownership as of now, if he scores even one goal in those two games; he's on for a big rise. He also made a lot of forward runs for over the top balls (as opposed to coming deep like Hazard/Willian), and scored two goals while being anonymous mostly apart from that. Big difference from Hazard completely bossing a game, having 76 takeons in a half while creating five big chances, a 10.0 on whoscored and yet ending with one FPL assist and only 6 points.

            -> Pedro could be a punt, but there's a bit less appeal than Sarriball since he's a bit deeper and I'm not sure how wise it would be with Ayoze Perez the same price and not a transfer waiting to happen.

            -> In terms of strikers, I wouldn't touch Giroud since I doubt his ability to play 90 mins consistently. Batshuayi and Abraham both will be incredible value if they lock down a spot given their finishing, but Chelsea strikers aren't always great so I would wait given all the decent options at 6.5. Right now this feels a lot like a slightly better version of Ba/Eto'o/Torres. There's no telling who is starting the first game since I can make decent arguments for all three. And whoever starts, I'm not entirely sure if they'll start the next game. Given there's so many other places to plan GW2/GW3 transfers, I'd avoid this mess until it settles down a bit. Very unlikely we'll have get goals every game in any case like Costa with those fixtures.

            -> On the 2 CMs, Kante is nailed. Jorginho and Kovacic will rotate probably, and it's a toss-up since they're both ill-fitted but doing an adequate job.

            -> There is a chance that if Jorginho starts in the first game and does really well, he may stake a spot for consecutive starts; but on a whole unlikely to get 4-5 starts without being benched a couple of times. This is a bit similar to cases of John Stones, a Tottenham fullback, Joel Matip, Lucas Moura etc except in this case; we don't even know if he's nailed to start GW1. Avoid for me, more secure 5.0 enablers around (perhaps when Kante comes back for the final game we'll have a clue if Lampard has a specific role in mind that one fits better)

            P.S. If you were considering a def, Azpi, Kepa, Luiz should be good. Emerson is as nailed as Zinchenko is. Will start most games, but will also get benched for some. Not sure between Zouma/Christensen since Rudiger is out until mid-Sept. Zouma is probably the best defender we have (he's marshalled Aguero/Kane etc), but he looked shaky today and isn't as integrated into the squad as Christensen for a tough first game; so I'm not sure. That said, Christensen hasn't been too convincing too since late 2017/18. Generally though, if you do trust one of them to start - I wouldn't be too worried about conceding 3 goals, still have Kante to come and we have actual forwards who can press now in Mount/Tammy/Pulisic rather than the painful times of Hazard and Higuain trying to press Man City. I also think Lampard's 4-2-3-1 will be a lot less broken than Sarri's 4-3-3 in defending

            --

            Tl;dr again: If you really want Pulisic, cool move. Else avoid all Chelsea attack unless you're very early WC-ing and are confident in your player starting GW1 (and doing well in that GW) or content with a toss-up on if he starts.

            1. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Cheers mate, good read

            2. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              It would be great if Alonso was starting LB( FPLwise not for Chelsea)

              1. Kroos Kontrol
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                The one thing is Lampards new so it's entirely possible he's got some big difference to what we tend to see.

                The most likely Alonso scenario I could see is he could do is asking Azpi to lock down one flank and letting Alonso be the out ball like Ivanovic was in 14/15.

                I don't think it'll happen and there haven't been a lot of signs we're going back to those days (No Matic, Terry and Fabregas too) but beyond that Emerson seems far more suited to a 4man backline

            3. BDA Shadow
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              I think Barkley is far more assured of starts than you're leading on. I agree he will probably regularly get subbed for Mount, but not at 65, that's some Sarri crap. There's also no way he gets dropped after one game if he doesn't score, and remember how bad United defence was last season? Realistically for a few years now bar De Gea brilliance. Lampard has said that Mount and Barkley can potentially play together in the diamond (Barkley at the top and Mount on the left), but I don't expect that too often. Mount's 'assured game time' is as a sub, in secondary competitions, and around fixture congestion.
              Pulisic is definitely guaranteed every game, but he'll be subject to subs when Odoi is back as well.
              Tammy is definitely the intended first choice striker but a few bad games changes that very fast, not much between them at the moment which makes it a risk not worth taking. Doesn't have anything to do with previous strikers though.
              I agree Zouma is probably the best defender, and Luiz has to be in there for the experience. I like Christiansen but he's had a few too many errors since that fk up sideways pass that knocked us out of the Champions League two years ago.

              1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Remember how bad barkley is?

                1. BDA Shadow
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  You obviously haven't watched any of Chelsea's preseason. He's been smashing it in the 10 role. His assists today were ridiculous, and if he's confirmed on pens that's a guaranteed 5+ extra goals.

                  1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 6 days ago

                    And you sir haven't watched United's pre season. !!

                    We have been pretty good lately. Have just conceded one goal. And with Maguire coming in we'll be more solid at the back.

                  2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 6 days ago

                    If he is on penalties (count 5 goals) , he'll end up with 7 goals in the league at the end of the season

                    1. BDA Shadow
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 6 days ago

                      That's crap and you know it. He got more goals than that in a third of the season in the completely wrong position. Get out of here with that crap.
                      And what does United's preseason have to do with anything? That's one game, and United have played three completely useless teams anyways. Maguire is far from a done deal, United don't have that kind of money to throw around anymore.

                      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                        • 3 Years
                        8 months, 6 days ago

                        Well Barkley's performance in "pre season" Is good, and hence he should be considered for playing against all the teams which are 7 level below Chelsea but United's defence being good in preseason which includes some top sides has got to do nothing.

                        Hypocrisy at its best

            4. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Very helpful.

              Thank you.

              ATM staying away from Chelsea

          16. Mr Frost
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Out of a midfield 3 of Kovacivic, Jorginho, Barkley, where does Kante fit in?

            1. True Deadzoner
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              DM

            2. Ashwatthama hai apun
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Kante will fit anyhow... question is where those other 3 will fit.

            3. Licky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              I think it would be Jorginho - Kante - Barkley/Kovacic.

            4. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Kova Jorg and Kante is negative as hell

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                In a DM pairing, Kante will partner Jorginho or Kovacic. Barkley further forward.

          17. Druze
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Jota and VVD or Haller and AWB?

            1. Mr Frost
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Jota and VVD

              1. Druze
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                and Zinchenko or Stones?

                1. michudagawd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  Zinchenko

            2. True Deadzoner
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Haller and VVD

              1. Druze
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                price doesn't allow that

            3. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              jota vvd

          18. akhilrajau
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            A. Ederson + van Dijk
            B. Lloris + Laporte

            Other def: Robertson, Digne, Azpi, Kelly

            Please suggest or any other combinations

            1. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Id prefer lloris vvd over lloris laporte for the same price.
              lf your spending as much as A go lloris taa even.

              1. akhilrajau
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Yea good thoughts. I prefer Laporte as I didn't have any city defence if I go for Lloris. Otherwise I need to change aspi to Walker . But Chelsea fixtures are nice.give Ur thought

            2. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              A

          19. ceerus
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            A) Kane + Bilva
            B) Deulofeu + Sterling

            1. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              B

              1. Druze
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                B but Jota?

                1. Helia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  just as good. I like delefs first 4 fixtures over jotas, pretty close.

          20. Big Troy Deeney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            @KiwiVillian rmt pls

            Ryan
            TAA, VVD, Walker, Guilbert
            Salah, Sterling, KDB, Tielemans
            Haller, WESLEY

            Cath to rotate with Guilbert

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Pretty good. I know nothing about Haller and West Ham seem poo atm

          21. fantasyxprt11
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Hey guys, Just confused between these 2 pairs, who would you prefer?

            A)Aguero and Perez
            Or
            B) Sterling and King

            1. ceerus
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              b

            2. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              B, although id rather someone like delefeou or jota than king

          22. Helia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Pope
            taa vvd Laporte coleman
            Salah Kdb Siggy Fraser
            Vardy delefeou.

            4.0 dendonks greenwood 4.0

            Hows this look? this is more like an option b which ive got, main difference is heavier defence, no kane and a more even spread of funds in the 11

          23. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            You've heard of bandwagons
            Who's getting in the Guilbert and Salah van?

          24. bennyp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            I think it's about time for the annual "Is Barkley a trap?" question. So...

            1. Yes
            2. No

            Go.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Yes.

              Form is temporary, sh!te is permanent.

              1. bennyp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                xD

              2. BDA Shadow
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                position is everything,

                1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  Right. In EVERYTHING 😉 #IYKWIM

          25. Druze
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Just looking into the best 6.5m striker
            Is Wilson and King double up crazy or considering their fixtures viable?

            1. Helia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              jota delefeou look the best to me.

              1. Druze
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                if Kean is 7.0 do you try and find the 0.5?

                1. Helia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 6 days ago

                  highly doubt keen would be 7.0.. don't see any reason why he wouldn't be as much as richarlison. But if so then yeah, i would!

            2. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 6 days ago

              List their first 6 fixtures. King scored 3 away last season. Sheffield aren't a push over and I think Villa will beat them easy first home game. So...

          26. billnats
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Which way to go:
            A) Ederson, Digne, Grealish
            B) Pickford, Walker, Lanzini
            C) Ederson, Zouma, Zaha/Anderson

            West Ham's games after RD1 look good