Scout Notes

Everton blank again as Villa finish pre-season campaign with three-goal win

Fantasy Premier League managers got their final look at Everton and Aston Villa ahead of the new campaign on Saturday.

The two clubs have now completed their pre-season schedules and have only training sessions left to prepare them for Gameweek 1.

There was plenty for Fantasy managers to digest from Everton and Villa’s matches.

The Toffees remain rather goal-shy as they head towards a meeting with Crystal Palace while Dean Smith’s newly-promoted side are looking dangerous.

Werder Bremen 0-0 Everton

Goals: None

Assists: None

Everton highlighted their need for offensive reinforcements once again as they drew 0-0 with Werder Bremen on Saturday afternoon.

In seven pre-season matches, the Toffees found the net just three times, their goals coming against Kariobangi Sharks, Monaco and Mainz.

In total, Everton drew four blanks during the summer in encounters with FC Sion, Wigan Athletic, Sevilla and now Bremen.

As has been reported before, Marco Silva’s men have not been short of their key players this summer, with all but Richarlison (£8.0m) available for most of their friendlies.

The Brazilian finally made his first start of the pre-season on Saturday afternoon but could not spark the Everton attack into immediate life.

Despite missing nearly all of pre-season training after returning from international leave in the wake of winning the Copa America, Richarlison still offered something against Werder Bremen.

He was stationed on the right flank of attacking midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation and lasted 45 minutes before being replaced by Theo Walcott (£6.5m) at half-time.

Richarlison was involved in one of Everton’s early chances, using his strength to fire off an effort, saved by the goalkeeper, only for Bernard (£6.5m) to blast high over the crossbar.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m) also had a first-half chance that he could not convert and it appears very likely that he will lose his place to Moise Kean if his arrival is confirmed in time to play in Gameweek 1.

Walcott was denied twice in the second half while Lucas Digne (£6.0m) and André Gomes (£5.5m) also had chances to score.

Despite Everton’s struggles going forward, it must be said that they have still performed well at the back during pre-season.

This is made all the more impressive that neither Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) or Idrissa Gueye, two cornerstones of last season’s defensive success, were not involved at all.

Marco Silva went with the first-choice back-four against Bremen, Michael Keane (£5.5m) and Yerry Mina (£5.5m) flanked by Digne and Coleman.

On the whole, they looked solid in Germany, recording their fourth clean sheet in seven matches.

Those shutouts have come against FC Sion, Monaco, Wigan Athletic and now Bremen, most of which should not be scoffed at.

As for protection for the back four, Silva may now be sweating on the fitness of Fabian Delph (£5.5m) who was forced off with an injury in the fifth minute, replaced by Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.5m).

“Fabian’s injury looked to be nothing special but let’s see in the next few days. We will have to wait some more hours to see how he is. He felt something in the first moments of the match in his groin so let’s see in the next few days.” – Marco Silva

Meanwhile, there was no involvement for Jean-Philippe Gbamin after he signed from Mainz on Friday evening.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Digne, Keane, Mina, Coleman (c); Delph (Schneiderlin 5′), A Gomes; Bernard (Mirallas 82′), Sigurdsson (Davies 82′), Richarlison (Walcott 45′); Calvert-Lewin (Tosun 71′).

RB Leipzig 1-3 Aston Villa

After signing from Burnley this week, Heaton impressed on his Aston Villa debut

Goals: Conor Hourihane x2 (£5.5m), John McGinn (£5.5m)

Assists: Jack Grealish (£6.0m), Trezeguet (£5.5m)

Tom Heaton (£4.5m) was the star player for Aston Villa as he made his debut for the newly-promoted club on Saturday afternoon.

The former Burnley goalkeeper made a string of important saves to keep Dean Smith’s men in a strong position and eventually beat RB Leipzig 3-1 away from home.

In the first half, Heaton denied Konrad Laimer with his movement and stopped a Timo Werner effort that had taken a wicked deflection off defender Bjorn Engels (£4.5m).

After the break, he produced his best save of the afternoon, keeping a point-blank Marcel Sabitzer out of the net.

All of that bodes well for Fantasy managers scratching their heads for a £4.5m goalkeeper this season.

Given their defensive record in the Championship, and some suspect defending on Saturday afternoon, Villa are expected to concede a relatively high number of shots in 2019/20, so having a goalkeeper of Heaton’s quality should lead to a swathe of save-points.

Meanwhile, Villa do continue to look like an exciting prospect at the attacking end of the pitch.

In the five pre-season matches that they played, they did not blank in a single one and finished on a tally of 16 goals.

Conor Hourihane (£5.5m) responded to the signings of Douglas Luiz (£4.5m) and Marvelous Nakamba (£4.5m) with an inspired performance, scoring his first goals of pre-season.

Both of them were from free-kicks, the first coming after Jack Grealish (£6.0m) rolled the ball towards him after a foul on Wesley (£6.0m) and the second a direct effort fired into the corner.

The former Plymouth Argyle and Barnsley midfielder remains an important part of Villa’s midfield and will fancy his chances of starting in Gameweek 1.

Only Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) and Grealish registered more minutes than Hourihane in pre-season (317).

Also likely to start in the central midfield trio is John McGinn (£5.5m) who got his third goal of pre-season against Leipzig.

We had previously mentioned that this final friendly of the summer would be important for assessing Frederic Guilbert‘s (£4.5m) chances of starting the season.

The right-back has looked good in pre-season coming away with three assists from his advanced runs.

Despite last season’s first-choice Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.5m) being back in the fold now, Smith handed yet another friendly start to Guilbert, his 295 minutes this summer making him the second-most used defender behind Mings.

On the other flank, Matt Targett (£4.5m) was given the nod ahead of Neil Taylor (£4.5m). He has now outplayed the former Swansea City left-back by 96 minutes this summer.

Engels is probably now favourite to accompany Mings at centre-back after his 90 minutes against Leipzig. He looked like he might need to come off with a bad injury at the end of the first half but came out for the second half in good shape.

The same could not be said for winger Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) who had to come off with a twisted ankle in the 77th minute.

He was replaced by new signing Trezeguet (£5.5m) who provided the assist for McGinn’s goal.

Jota (£6.0m) now looks very secure of a start in Gameweek 1 after he registered a 90-minute outing at Leipzig. No Villa winger has played as many minutes as him during pre-season (295).

Meanwhile, Wesley sould hold off any competition for the centre-forward role after he played 78 minutes.

Jonathan Kodjia (£5.5m) returned from his international leave to come on for the former Club Brugge man for the last 12 minutes but, at least for now, he will not be as prepared for the new Premier League season as the new signing.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Heaton; Targett, Mings, Engels, Guilbert; Hourihane, McGinn, Grealish; El Ghazi (Trezeguet 77′), Wesley (Kodjia 78′), Jota.

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2,981 Comments Post a Comment
  1. palace ash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Zinchenko, Cathcart, Kelly, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Meyer, Dendonker
    Vardy, Rashford, Wilson

    Thoughts please...?

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kell, Lundstram nailed? Mid seems kinda light

      1. palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tomkins definitely doesn't start the season and Kelly is ahead of Dan in the pecking order.
        I was expecting to see Sakho an the bench today as he played 65 minutes in Tuesday. He wasn't in the squad. Possibly injured. Kelly starts.

        Lundstram has the minutes in our season. Today was the day for him to be dropped if he wasn't in the managers first XI plans. He played over 60 mins.

        Plan is to play either 4-3-3 or 3-4-3
        Switching between two from Cathcart, Kelly, Lundstram, Meyer and Dendonker.

    2. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think there’s a few too many players who are a bit light

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wish I had your faith in Meyer.

      I’m just avoiding anything Palace as true to form we’ll be scrabbling around on deadline day and it’ll take weeks for things to gel.

      You think Schlupp is injured? Saw he was out today which makes Meyer safer as a pick but is hardly good news overall imo.

      1. roscola
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I was at the game today, scouting Meyer. He didn’t look to me like he would ever get attacking returns, no matter how many minutes he gets. Always playing the short, safe sideways passes; never gambling, never driving.

        I’ll sadly be steering clear of the lot of them unless we make significant improvements.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You mean unless this year’s Chelsea loan signing is one of our good ones. I’m thinking that our real business will be in the winter window now.

          Battening down the hatches.

          1. roscola
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Love your optimism 🙂

            Yeah, we desperately need to fill the Wilf gap. Hopefully you’re right that we can tap up Chelsea again.

  2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best 4.5 def that plays?

    1. palace ash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If you're looking for good opening fixtures, Cathcart.

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thx

      2. The Wise Owl
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        People are saying Dawson may take his spot?

    2. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      There's no best, only different options

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Name few different options lad

        1. soup natsi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Diop, Montoya, Taylor, Soyuncu

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thx mate

        2. RichieW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Dunk if he goes to Leicester will be pick of 4.5m

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers

    3. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Femenia imo

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thx

    4. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I like Diop or Dunk

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thx

  3. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    OK, Siggy making me nervous......do I hold and see how the new recruits who all look very good get on....or go Martial, B Silva or Fraser....but have King and Willson

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Palace lost 4-0 today.

      1. Old Bull
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Could be the season Roy retires

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Think that’s programmed anyway unless you meant midseason

      2. palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hennessey conceded three of them. He's not going to start next week.

        One goal was an OG.
        One goal was a flukey scuff.

        Dan'ns legs have gone.
        Sakho should be back next week.

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Everton can't score

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You'd score vs Palace.

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            😆

    2. ChelseaBlues223
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same thing, have already Wilson. But I'm tempted to go Fraser from Siggy.

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm thinking of sticking with Siggy.....only cos Palace look awful.

  4. RichieW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RMT please

    Ryan
    AWB Coleman VVD Rico
    Salah KDB Pepe Perez
    Kane Wilson

    4.0 Lundstram Hayden Greenwood

    1. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Happy playing with 10 men, or at best 10 men + 2 points?

      1. RichieW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        For now til i see if Barkley plays regularly, might downgrade Pepe to Pogba also

  5. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rico or Kelly ?

    1. RichieW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rico to start season looks safer

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        palace CBs are injured too

      2. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        and daniels is back

        1. RichieW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Kelly might play but cant see palace getting clean sheets and kelly not likely to get attacking returns

  6. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Digne + £7.5m mid (who?)
    B) Coleman + £8.0m mid (who?)

    GW 1+2 only.

    1. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne and Martial - might want to keep both beyond GW2 though!

    2. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne plus Martial

      1. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers, seems it is conclusive! (also what I have already gone for = win)

  7. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best preseason information garnered so far.
    Target the Palace whipping boys.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably beat Everton next week.

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        😆

  8. Starky22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RMT
    Pickford (Button)
    VVD TAA Laporte Digne (Lund)
    Madders Sterling KDB Siggy (Dend)
    Wilson Deulefeu Greenwood

    What to do with 1m ITB?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If you are happy with the 11, keep the 1m

    2. Bag on your head
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      spend it on your third liverpool

    3. RichieW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1m - Delu to Haller for GW2

  9. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope v Heaton...

    Tough one

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is it? Which one did Dyche keep and which one did he sell?

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I mean because Heaton’s Fixtures are arguably better, he played well according to the article today...

        Tarkowski Ali potentially injured dents Burnley defence prospects

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          also* not ali ahah

  10. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pogba wants OUT

    MU considering a late move for Eriksen

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      They seem to be considering many things

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Where would pogba go?

      Real can't fund the move at the moment, juve seem to be targeting other players.

      Psg perhaps once they rid of neymar but they have trouble with ffp

  11. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How do you rate this very original, non-template, out-of-box thinking team?

    Heaton
    TAA - Robbo - Digne - Zinch - (Rico)
    Salah - KdB - Siggy - Lucas Moura - (Dendy)
    Vardy - King - (Gwood)

    1. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Falsely advertised

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        you got me there

  12. Kobayashy
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Does the arrival of Pepe affect Nketiah? He was set to move on loan to Bristol until Arsenal changed their minds, which makes me think he must be set for a fairly decent amount of playing time this season.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I wouldn't get your hopes up for the poor lad.

      1. Kobayashy
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ha, I'm not an Arsenal fan but he's said he wants regular playing time and would be pretty poor from the club not to let him go on loan if they have no intention of giving that to him this season.

    2. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No chance he gets regular playing time, 10 min spells from the bench. He wasn’t even making the squad last year

  13. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Man City vs Pool score prediction for tomorrow?

    2-1 City.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      3-0 city

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      3-0. Citeh

    3. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1-0 Brewster.

      Get him.

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Brewster’s millions

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Brewster looks quality.....get him in...

          1. BoomXhakaLaca1
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Straight facts by all

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Had him scoring the goal.

    4. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      3-1 City.

  14. JACK ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Martial or Sigurdsson??

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Siggy until Martial shows you can trust him.

    2. Pogbros
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fraser or Bernardo silva to me early on are more appealing

  15. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RMT please. I think I'm getting close.

    Ederson
    TAA, Robbo, Digne, Walker-Peters
    Salah, Fraser, Moura, Noble
    Auba, Wilson

    Noble stays. Anything else that needs changing?

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Noble needs changing

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lol

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This. Unlikely he starts. Read Pellegrini comments

        1. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thought he's nailed. Will read.

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Injury. Otherwise should be nailed, yes, and I would consider him

    2. JACK ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not sold on Fraser personally

    3. Ekip
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      KWP short term at best

  16. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How's my team looking?

    Ederson
    Robertson TAA Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Pogba Perez
    King Calvert-Lewin

    Button Dendocker Greenwood Simpson

    1. MartialMatas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Whoops, missed Coleman from the back 4

    2. Pogbros
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Calvert Lewin has been off target pre season and kean is arriving to threaten his starting birth
      Pogba didn’t play today he has a slight injury and an agent that wants him to move ;
      Besides these two you have a great core

  17. Daniel Exeter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    hose not selecting premium keepers(5.5/6), have you read thru Hedges article?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What’s that now

      1. Daniel Exeter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not sure of the link but I’m sure someone can provide it.

        It’s a brilliant read! Well worth it!

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/07/19/player-value-and-the-most-efficient-use-of-the-fpl-budget-part-2/

          Part 2. Link to part 1 near the top.

          FFS mods should sticky this or make it easy to find - deeply buried these days.

          1. Daniel Exeter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Nice one Andy!

            Such a great article. Has helped me shape my team this year.

  18. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Just took part in my one and only draft. 9 teams.

    Kepa,Leno
    VVD,Digne,Coleman,Zinchenko,Dunk
    Pepe,Perez,Moura,Groß,Grealish
    Kane,Wilson,Haller

    Pretty pleased with that.

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Check out mine, which just happened (8 teams)

      DDG, Guaita
      Robertson, Mina, Chilwell, Cresswell, Shaw,
      Sigurdsson, De Bruine, Fornalls, Lanzini, Perez
      Kane, Pukki, Abraham

  19. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So is Barkley too much of a risk with Mount around?

    1. Cynical
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think so

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Depends if he plays well or not.

    3. Kobayashy
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I don't think so.

    4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What is wrong with Barkley now:/

    5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      There is the risk of rotation and the risk of injury

      Those two things put me off owning him

    6. PDM (Top 1000) ANY Season L…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You can’t beat a good Mount.

    7. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nope, still great value at 6.0m. Lampard is grooming him to become someone.

  20. arndff_
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is this going to work in your opinion? Cheers!

    4.5
    7.0 6.5 6.0 4.0
    12.5 12.0 9.5 6.5
    8.0 6.0

    4.0 4.5 4.5 4.0

    ITB: 0.5

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Obviously depends who the players are, but I have a similar structure. Who’s the (hopefully, for you) starting 4.0?

      You could do 6.0 to 5.5 and upgrade that 4.0

      1. arndff_
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Some of them can be recognized easily. My question was about that team structure with 2x 4.0 defenders. 🙂

    2. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You prob don't need Sterling if wc'ing gw4

      1. arndff_
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What's special @ GW4 WC?

        1. soup natsi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          nothing, just pretty common across the 'community'

          1. arndff_
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Replied below. Cheers.

        2. Halftime
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          First international break i think

          1. arndff_
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah. Previous seasons was a popular strategy as well.

            The thing is I'll try to build a team for more than 4 GWs. Haven't planned when to use it. If I have to do it early, I will. It just depends on my team's shape.

    3. Heskey Time
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Can’t start with a 4.0. Maybe shuffle the defense around my attack is spread pretty much exactly as that layout

    4. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You will hardly find playing 4.0 def.

      It's wasted spot

      1. arndff_
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You sure?

        1. Gringo Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Long term yes, only if Tarkowski joins Leicester, but I am not so sure that this will happen

  21. Cynical
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A. Walker, Fraser, Wilson
    B. Kiko, Siggy, Vardy

    1. Cynical
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      or Bernardo for Siggy

    2. Hughes the Daddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Walker, Perez, Wilson

      1. Cynical
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Got Perez already. Been in from my first draft.

  22. R2G2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RMT

    Ryan Heaton
    TAA Laporte Digne Cathcart Kelly
    Salah KDB Siggy Zaha Tielemans
    King Jota Murray

  23. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who is more nailed, Kelly or Lundstram?

    1. Bag on your head
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lundy I reckon

    2. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rico

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nailed?

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Neither nailed really. Kelly will get a few games to start the season. SHU fans could not hate Lundstram anymore for his poor performances in pre season. When it comes to the ‘easier fixtures’ wilder will stick to 5212. Will bring lund on to hold a result maybe but unlikely to start except maybe in games vs big sides

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks man

  24. SomeoneKnows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Any ideas why Fraser didn't play in today's friendly?

    Also, who would be a good replacement in the same price bracket other than the Leicester gang?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think he played in last night team mate? Maybe wrong

      1. SomeoneKnows
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers

    2. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He played yesterday

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Played yesterday.

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    B.Silva or Wilson?

    Different postition but both 8 million. Which would you go with?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wilson until injured.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wilson but I’m on both they’re very good value

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wilson.

  26. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What do we think to this lots lads?? Any ideas where it could be tweaked??
    Ryan
    TAA Van Dijk Laporte Digne
    Salah Sterling Pérez Fraser
    Wilson Wesley
    Subs- Button Hayden RICO Greenwood

    1. Ekip
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I’d probably take Heaton over Ryan but looks solid

  27. michudagawd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Martial or Lucas?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Martial is a long term pick. Lucas you get two games and one of them is away at city

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

        Thanks

  28. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    why no love for Femenia? certainly first choice and will play when fit
    had a good pre-season too

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Better opyion than Cathcart?

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        of course. more attacking threat and more bps

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He is one of the top 4.5 def options. If you like him go with your gut, that’s how you do well. I remember your Moura pick last year when he got a hat trick. Your gut makes gains go with it jacky

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        thanks for advice, think this is the best way. there will be no regrets at the end

    3. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sounds fine for a 4.5 tbh, as long as he really is nailed.

    4. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      not under threat from Janmaat?

  29. martyhan
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts please
    Ederson button
    Vvd robbo Coleman Zinchenko Rico
    Salah Sterling Barkley Perez dendoncker
    Adams Kane greenwood

    1. Follyfarmer
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Almost identical to my team so i approve. I've gone for wilson and jimenez upfront instead

  30. The Fantasy Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    Heaton
    TAA Laporte Coleman VVD
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez
    Jota Wilson

    Button Greenwood Dendonker Lundstrom

    Did recently get rid of King (never liked), Siggy (Everton pre-season) and Digne (for spare cash) for Wilson, Fraser and Coleman.

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks good to me

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Maybe do Laporte to Zinchenko and use the money to upgrade to a real goalie.

      1. Garlana
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Real goalie? Heaton is FPL gold

        1. The Fantasy Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hoping Heaton can get plenty of saves and a few CS

      2. The Fantasy Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks. I just have bad memories of not having Laporte at the end of last season. He seemed to get BAPS for not doing very much. Fraser and Wilson also haunt me.

    3. Boomshanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pretty much same team as mine man only Ive gone for McGinn as 5th mid instead of Coleman and playing 3-5-2. Bit concerned about Jota so tempted to go Bilva and Kane instead of Salah and Jota.

      1. The Fantasy Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        My feeling is if Jota doesn’t perform easy swap for another £6.5 striker. I would always worry about losing Salah. I got rid just before Bournemouth away last season.