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How Liverpool’s key FPL assets compare ahead of 2019/20

With a week to go before Gameweek 1, five of the eight most-owned Fantasy Premier League assets are on Liverpool’s books.

The Reds’ players were a rich source of FPL points last season and there is optimism that they can replicate that in 2019/20, although we have had to swallow price rises with a number of their key Fantasy assets.

FPL managers will be especially keen on Liverpool in the first two months of the upcoming season, with the Reds sitting second on our Season Ticker in Gameweeks 1 to 8.

Can the Reds match their performance levels of 2018/19, though?

In our latest Numbers Game series, we assess Liverpool’s key underlying statistics from last season and highlight the numbers that matter to Fantasy bosses.

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  1. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sounds like Mane could be playing against Norwich. Tempting imo

    1. How I met your Mata
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Salah all day for me

    2. Jimmy Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Serious differential if he does, literally no-one on here has him

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I have a draft with him and Salah

  2. paulfantham
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Would you:
    A. Vardy, Robbo, Dendonker
    B. Jota, VVD, Perez

    1. How I met your Mata
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Depends on who was gonna start ahead of Deknocker

      1. paulfantham
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Barkley

    2. AC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    3. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  3. Me Spurs
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Got jota but having doubts on him now cuz europa trek before Leicester game. Punt on:
    A: Wesley
    B: Adams

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B - but with Ings

    2. sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Same here.

      My punt's on Adams and I've kept the 0.5 itb.

    3. Me Spurs
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ings is just a transfer waiting to happen, heard good things about Adams on here so tempted to gamble on him despite fixtures

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Adams is excellent.
        From a perennial Championship watcher

        1. sirmorbach
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I will trust you, Mr Perennial Championship Watcher.

          If things go wrong it's all your fault.

          1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            It usually is

            1. sirmorbach
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Just to be sure, if I may: you do like him, right? You're not being ironic?

              lol, I'm sorry, but I'm not from England and I haven't watched a minute of the Championship

              1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                He is excellent
                I think he has all the attributes to be a good PL striker.

                1. sirmorbach
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Thanks, many thanks indeed!

    4. It’s a Knockaert
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      If he’s your second forward I’d consider maybe Perez (if you can) or Barkley in midfield instead but otherwise it’s a coin flip decision

  4. Blind Ghost
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Fuchs screamer denied

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Poor Fuchs. What a shot! Almost a goal and assist to his name 😉

  6. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lads, who assisted Vardy?

    1. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Fuchs throw

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Nice.

  7. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who is/are your unpopular/punt/under the radar pick(s)?

    Mine is Ceballos. And I've been toying with both Chillwell and Boly.

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wood

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Like it. I was with Jota, then Europa scared me away, now I'm with Adams and 0.5 itb. But I do lik Wood as well tbh

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Would rather have a Burnley striker week1 against Saints defence than the other way around

          1. sirmorbach
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            So would I believe you me, but I'm with Ceballos. Want that extra 0.5 to go for Barkley/Mount eventually

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Lanzini

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Sure is risky, but he's been great during preseason

      2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Great shout. On my radar

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sean Longstaff

    4. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why Ceballos? I want to learn. Based on his stats he gets an attacking return like every ninth game

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I *think* he might get more involvement now. His stats aren't bad at all at Euro U-21.

        I mean, it's a 5.5 punt anyway, but I do believe he'll be more of a protagonist now.

        1. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He's an interesting one certainly. Could make a mockery of 5.5m but it's the question marks over emery roulette (they have about 5 attacking mids + 3 quality fwds), and whether he'll just play deep. The arsenal game at the weekend could be interesting although guessing pepe won't be around yet to make proper assessment of preferred setup.

    5. It’s a Knockaert
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Barkley/KWP

    6. It’s a Knockaert
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      And seriously considering rotating mctominay

    7. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tielemans

    8. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Trossard at Brighton. Not sure ill start the season with him, but could be an interesting option.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Awesome, I think he may do very well

    9. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sanè

  8. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ricardo foil, pen

  9. Jammyfpl
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hope you’re all well, would you rather have

    A: Zaha, Wilson and Haller
    Or
    B: Pepe, King, Pukki

    Pepe is expensive but my team feels so sex with him in it

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Out of those 6, the only one i would want wk1 is Wilson.
      The rest are wait and see

    2. It’s a Knockaert
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    3. Jammyfpl
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thanks guys

  10. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    RMT:

    Heaton Button
    Robertson VVD Digne Walker Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Barkley Dendoncker
    Jota King Greenwood

    Comments appreciated?

    Thanks

    1. Sickboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I really like that and it's a little different than 'the template'.

      I've dropped Walker down to Maguire and swapped Barkley for Perez but it's close either way.

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think you need a big hitter up front to have transfer flexibility

  11. It’s a Knockaert
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    With the potential aurier early return is KWP still a decent option?

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Too stressful waiting for the teamsheet

  12. Lebowski85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is there a 4.5 defender worth playing week in, week out?

    Might just play the fixtures and see who emerges.

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Week in week out, no
      Going cathcart early on and will watch who emerges

    2. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Soyuncu could be or Dunk if he moved to Leicester

    3. theo19
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Going with Dunk

  13. Prince of Persia
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I see most of the guys on here going for the keepers like Pope, Heaton and Fabianski instead of top teams keepers like Alisson, De Gea, etc. Why don't you spend just 1m more to be more confident of CS points?

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Cos they are trying to squeeze in 3 defenders over 6mill

    2. Demí
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      That extra 1m is way too valuable. Would rather a Liverpool defender over Allison for the attacking points

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It's more likely to be Ederson because the City defence is more uncertain and less prolific.

        1. Demí
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yeah, fair enough. Definitely ederson over allison in that scenario. I'm waiting on city defence to see who emerges as the clear best pick.

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Can't see anything would change for Laporte and Walker compared to last season, so I'd say those two are relatively nailed. Stones, Otamendi in CB and Zinchenko, Angelino and Mendy (if and when he comes back) are likely to be rotated but of course things could change and Pep is unpredictable.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I'm on Walker myself but I notice news of City considering forking out about 50m for another RB.

              1. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Of course that'd change things if there were any new transfers, I just assumed the squad stays as it is right now. Pep doesn't seem to rate Danilo at all so unless there is a transfer Walker seems quite safe to me.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I made that point this morning to a regular poster and he got really aggressive. But then an article posted earlier today completely proved my - and your point. So never mind what most people do - you just go ahead and do the right thing.

      1. Prince of Persia
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This is an approach which may be effective but I didn't really expect this amount of people going for cheap options. I haven't tried it till now at least.

    4. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Either go all out with Allison/Ederson or go cheap imo. Most people already have 3 Liverpool players or have Zinchenko as a cheaper alternative to Ederson. The 5.5 gk bracket ain’t worth imo

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I think the 5.5s are alright if you have 3 Citizens and 3 Reds. The article on value had all the 5.5-6m keepers except De Gea as good value based on last season, but only one 4.5-5m keeper in that bracket.

        1. CostaCoffee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          If it’s based on last season, Pope didn’t play at all and Heaton played about half the season. Those are the 2 best options currently

          1. CostaCoffee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Henderson too who wasn’t even in the league

        2. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I agree Lloris is a quality keeper, he will be up there. Likewise, De Gea if man utd get their act together. I was on ederson for ages, but tbh at the end of the day the reason I'm probably gambling is that it feels more fun (spending budget on outfield players) and its fairly marginal risk in the grand scheme points wise. But think you can justify a number of choices

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      These were my thoughts on the matter.

      If you take 4.0 as the base you have to spend on the GK positions the first 0.5 you spend on a 4.5 like Heaton or Pope can get you 150 points in a good season. The 2.0 you have to spend on Ederson/Allison at 6.0 can get you 170 points. So for me the value is with the 4.5 GK. Just gotta get on the right one early with Heaton, Henderson and Pope all very good options.

      1. Prince of Persia
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        150 is considered to be a good points with acceptable number of clean sheets. I don't think Heaton and Pope can achieve that.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          But they have both done it in the past (Heaton twice)

        2. Slouch87
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          They don't have to for a 4.5 for it to be considered good in my opinion. If you equate it to points per million spent with 170 at 6M as the benchmark then 4.5M is 127.5 . Achievable with Heaton , Pope or Henderson.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            My point is last season only 10% of them achieved that. 12 months ago we thought Begovic, Hart and Hennessey would reach that target.

            1. Slouch87
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I'm not being funny but I never thought any of these would get anywhere near that . That's why I picked Patricio. ☺

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                118. Close, but no cigar!

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Oh, you're making the same point the earlier guy got aggressive over, so I'll just post once now. Your key phrase is "in a good season/just gotta get on the right one". His argument was based on only looking at the best scoring 4.5s and conveniently ignoring the lower scoring ones, the ones who were dropped because they didn't fit his view. My point is that of all the keepers starting at 4.5 last season only one turned out to be good value. So you have about a 10% chance of getting it right from the off. As an example, I mentioned that in GW1 last season Begovic and Hart were pretty popular; Heaton and Henderson might turn out to be this season's equivalent. Of the expensive keepers all bar one turned out to be good value, so they are not punts. They give you points, value and security.

        1. Prince of Persia
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I agree. Even for the guys preferring a cheap GK, it seems rational to start with a 5.5 or 6 one and after a coupe of weeks and recognizing the smaller teams with solid defensive structure switch to the cheaper options.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          It is admittedly a very reductivist way of thinking and I can see value in a strategy of starting with a premium keeper and then moving on to the best 4.5 keeper when it becomes clear who the season Butland, Pope or Heaton is gonna be.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            As a temporary measure, you can start with Foster at 5m who has 4 easy games. That gives you time to assess which 4.5 you want to plump for.

        3. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Or more precisely: the premium keepers give you security of points, decent value, while the 4.5's give you possibly comparable points and even better valye - if you pick the right ones.
          Or look at it this way: what is likely to increase your total points the most: upgrading a 4.5m keeper to a 6m keeper, or a 5m midfielder or forward to a 6.5m? The linear regression of PPM vs price is simply different for keeper vs midfielders and forwards.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            The strikers and mids at 6m and below are punty in the extreme whereas the GK is premium. now, out of those punty cheap sorts, bandwagons will emerge - right now we have no idea who they are. So if you start with known quantities, you can move onto the 'right' cheap options when it's clear who they are.

            I'm starting expensive at the back. This gives me the option to keep going with them through the season, or to cash them in for cheaper GK/defenders who emerge, in order to jump onto the midf/str bandwagons later on. It just seems more sensible than speculating wildly about who the new stars are going to be and finding yourself playing and early WC and taking hits because your guesses were mostly wrong.

    6. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I normally like 4.5 options but don't like any of the choices this season to start the season with for different reasons. Ryan is risky because of the new manager with more offensive mindset, Pope and Henderson have bad fixtures first couple of GWs and while I haven't watched them much last season, Aston Villa's manager also seems to prioritise attack and their defensive stats in Championship don't look good at all.

  14. theo19
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I am set on Dunk, but looking for another...

  15. Scheister
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Think Ibe will be first choice for a few weeks, with Brooks out?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No, new signing

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Danjuma

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      And it is still Jordan Ibe!

  16. Jammydodger2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Thinking of taking a Pepe Punt, just to get away from template and first 2 games are perfect before Son comes in. What you think?

    Ryan
    Coleman TAA VVD Dunk
    Fraser Salah Pepe Sterling Ceballos
    Wilson

    1. Jammydodger2018
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Actually might do Wilson to King and Ryan to to Alison
      VVD to Laporte

      Any better?

  17. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    These transfer announcement vids were cool initially, now they are total cringe

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Agree - but I always thought they were cringe... there wasn't one that I thought was cool

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It was more the novelty than the quality tbf. But yeah

  18. paulfantham
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Would you:
    A. VVD, Jota
    B. Robbo, Wesley

  19. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    One of the last dilemmas before dead line

    A) Dunk/Digne/Barkley
    B) Zinchenko/AWB/Ceballos

    1. paulfantham
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Zinch / Dinge / Barkley

      1. Gringo Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Where to find 1.5 for that

        1. paulfantham
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I’d need to see your team innit

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why respond with this? Not affordable.

        I prefer A. Dunk debatable.

        1. Gringo Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          The point is that 4.5 is max I can afford for defender, who is better than Dunk, they have solid opening fixtures

          1. Loyal Subject
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Diop?

        2. paulfantham
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A then

    2. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Dunk, Zinch, Barkley

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That's just silly. Digne has better fixtures and is 100% nailed to start, plus he's more of an attacking threat than Z

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'm not sure that I like Zinchenko myself because of rotation threat but wouldn't call that silly, just a different viewpoint. City is a much stronger team than Everton after all and arguably has better chances of CS even with more difficult fixtures especially as Everton lost Gueye and Zouma.

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd look for another option to replace Ceballos but B between those two.

  20. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Did anyone here watch the Brighton game? I was wondering who took the set pieces

    1. Kiwi Don
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Think it might be trossard

  21. Kobrakai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Does Brooks' injury open the door for Ibe to be nailed on?

    1. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      They signed a winger yesterday

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No, Danjuma signed

      1. Kobrakai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        OK thanks

  22. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any major issues?

    Ryan Button
    TAA VVD Coleman Diop Taylor
    Salah Sterling Perez Barkley
    Dendonk
    Kane King Greenwood

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably the only way to do a SSK draft...

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Looking at similar

        Not sure the sacrifices you make to squeeze in SSK are worthwhile.

        Eg 4.5m defender and barkley

        1. @fpl_phenom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I agree

  23. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Jota or AWB + 1 million change ?

    DIFFERENT FORMATION OBVIOUSLY.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Will Jota be a regular and a striker?

      AWB is safe bet imo. Jota has higher upside

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        yes I think 352 Jimmy and Jota upfront

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Jota's fixtures aren't very good and Europa league is likely to increase rotation or minutes throughout the season so I prefer AWB + 1m.

  24. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone to share some arguments/ contrary arguments to this great community article?

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/08/02/neglecting-your-bench-is-perilous/

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm all behind it. Always followed the principle even though I couldn't have thrown out any figures. It can partly depend on whether your Starting X (never mind GKs) are nailed or subject to rotation though. But I've always said a dead keeper and one dead sub is okay but you must have 2 active subs to cover unpredictable scenarios. This year we're lucky to have Donckers as an easy 4.5 mid but the big trap for many is getting a 4m defender. These guys if they make the pitch at all are often benched in real life by GW3 never to see grass again, and they just become millstones on your squad. I recommend having a playing 4.5 defender to join Donckers, and the depending on your formation one bottom-of-the-barrel end-of-bench pick.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Well I have gone without Salah/Sterling in favour of a good overall squad. Two Chelsea lads Azapiliceuta and Barkley on the bench with Dendonker.

      I plan to use those Chesea players gw3 onwards for definite
      The bench can be a good place to 'store' players for future fixtures.
      Burnley would be another team who come good in about a months time gw5

  25. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Looks like I am the only one in Sterling camp... only sterling. Not combo with Salah

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Me too. Only Sterling as a 10m+ premium.

  26. stub1978
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    First draft (attempt) any comments welcome!

    Ederson-(button)
    Robertson-laporte-coleman-ATA-(kelly)
    Barkley-Salah-Fraser-Perez-(dendoncker)
    Wilson-vardy-(ings)

  27. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    This whole order of your players on the transfers page is so, so annoying.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Where do you mean ? Screenshot?

  28. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    These are the only mids with more goals than Perez(12) last season.

    Salah/Mane (22)
    Sterling (17)
    Richa/Siggy/Pog (13)

    Looks a steal.at 6.5. Playing for more attacking keicester team expect him to get more returns

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      First time playing in that system. He was slow first half of the season last year ... wait and see for me

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Doesnt mean he will be slow again to get the mark.

        Could start with a bang given the form he's in preseason and performance s he displayed for newcastle at the end of last year

  29. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I think I finally cracked a Bournemouth exit strategy for gw3 - will badly need to get on to sterling/aguero then for City's run of fixtures then

    (1.5 itb)

    Alison ♦ (button)
    ◘◘◘
    Coleman ♦ KWP ♦ TAA ♦ Robertson ♦ (Azpiliecueta)
    ◘◘◘
    Fraser ♦ Bsilva ♦ Perez ♦ (Barkley-Dendoncker)
    ◘◘◘
    Kane ♦ King ♦ Wilson

    save transfer then


    *before gw3*

    Wilson OUT any 4.5m striker IN

    Fraser OUT Sterilng IN

    Bench - King Dendonker and a.n other

    Plus it has the added bonus of potential save points for Alison v Arsenal gw3
    Price fluctuations will not matter because I have the .5 leeway.
    Also because the bench is reasonably strong any injuries should not make too much difference - unless I get very unlucky
    ====
    If sterling is injured or a doubt I could get Aguero in for Wilson and a 4.5 in for faser or Jorginho if there is no price fluctuations.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      And I thought my Mo and Sterling free side was offbeat!

      You could be well ahead of the pack of course with a viable first sub. The principle prob I see with your exit strategy is that it leaves you with King - much the least desirable option.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You are dead right selling Wilson for a 'difficult fixture' knocked me out of a last man standing fpl money league.
        He scored and it was for a hit.
        At least this way I can only assume that Sterling will soften any blow in future game-weeks.
        Bournemouth have OKish fixtures after gw3.
        KWP is a gem at 5.0 for that first fixture - I remember last season he got a huge score one gameweek.
        I was raging because Trippier was benched!

        I am trying to play fpl like snooker table leaving myself the best possible options.

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        As for the subs I only realsed today that there was no point in me trying to phase in Chelsea players.
        So I got Barklay in too - already had azpi.
        Had to get rid of Sigurdsson to it though - that may come back to bite me.

    2. Kobrakai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why not take Jota over King?

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I prefer Bournemouth's first two fixtures and if they get a penalty at least I know one of Wilson or King will take it.

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tbh it's too risky to start the season without Salah and Sterling, especially as Salah will be the most captained player by a big margin in GW1. Yes it could pay off, but you could also fall behind considerably if things don't go your way.

      Depends on your risk acceptance level I guess.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I am willing to accept the risk. I know it could fall flat.
        But overall even if salah bags a hattie and liverpool win 3-1 surely the wingbacks would have been involved in something?
        Even then there is a good chance Bournmouth hammer Sheff Utd or Kane does well v Villa.
        That is the way I am thinking anyway.
        I am taking the risk because I was trying to figure out a way to get a decent chance of a good start.
        Treble Liverpool defence and a good overall squad for the first 4-6 gameweeks seems worth the roll of the dice to me.

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yeah your view makes sense as well, hope it works out for you!

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            We will see next Friday whether it is 24 points plus from the Liverpool defence or a measly 8 or less!

            (Likely captain TAA expecting an assist from him)

  30. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ok guys help.

    Staring team dilemmas:

    Fraser or Pulisic

    Barkley or Digne ?

    1. Loyal Subject
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Fraser and Digne

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I agree with the other poster Fraser and Digne - unless you can afford Barkley on your bench.