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. var and in
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Doing a private draft between friends, I need two picks for now.
      Gone already: Mo, Kun, Kane, Auba, Sterling
      I quite fancy KdB but don't want to miss out on Liverpool peeps, there will be 10 more drafts before it's back to me
      Who would you go for? Cheers

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mane

      2. Demí
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        The other golden boot winner from Senegal

        Also KDB

    • Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      For anyone using the 'Fantasy Football Manager' app on android.

      Last year I blew a few minds on twitter when I highlighted some capabilities within the app.... so in case you didn't know:

      * Find out purchase price of a player you have in your team - on the 'transfers' screen, swipe down and then left (single action). This will help you work out whether a drop etc. Will effect you or not.

      Do the same but swipe right for 'current market price'.

      * See how your current team sets up in future weeks (inc. Fixtures) - on the 'my team' screen, swipe down and right (single action). Continue to do this to cycle through the gw's.

      Do the same and back to see previous weeks and scores within them.

      * Auto filter players in the transfer market based on funds available (transferred out player + money itb) - select a player to transfer, when list of all players appears, click the 'bank' wording on the top right (next to search icon). You will be left with only players your budget allows.

      Some of these features will become quite helpful as the season goes on. A few well know fpl Twitter accounts didn't know this info so figured many others wouldn't either.

      Cheers

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        And you say this information "blew minds"?

        1. Optic1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Lolol

    • AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Siggy or Fraser? Have Coleman and Wilson already

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Bournemouth seem to be clicking better offensively at the moment.

      2. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Siggy.

      3. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Fraser

      4. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Fraser

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have nailed I think. Was set on WCGW3 until this happened what do u think chaps x Auba > Kane GW3 and yeah don’t mind not having salah and I don’t Think you should either xx

      Heaton
      TAA VVD Digne
      Sterling Bilva Martial Perez
      Auba Wilson Murray

      Stekelenburg Norwood Rico Hanley

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Could you start with Salah and bin him in gw3 for Kane?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I think Auba and sterling will do better or equally personally. Definitely not enough to justify using 2 transfers

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Fair enough. In that case yes it's rather good. I regularly want to pick Martial but never do. At least not at the right times.

      2. Chrisirwin01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Looking good. I've went the other way, Kane for GW1&2 then swap him out. But worried about his August form.

        What's your thoughts on BSilva, he's bit of a dark horse and if Sane goes surely he'll be a cert.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          He just is a completely different animal with son in the team. Auba’s First two fixtures allow you to capitalise on this perfectly I think. But from GW3 he is essential.

          Nailed in city attack for 8m. Nothing deeper than that it is just he will de facto get points as a result

      3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Bilva is actually a poor pick, in that context.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Why so?

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I think he improves this year, making it a punt statistically. I know Moura looks good but he only gets two games before being sent to the bench by son return, or risk hoping for a change in poch’s selection. I don’t want to overthink the bilva spot too much you see as I really do know he underperformed in front of goal. Every game he excels the eye test. Plus city score lots of goals for him to be involved in. Everton/Siggy score none and Not wild about spurs’ first two but after that Kane is essential in my team

              1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                OK. You've got him. But I tell you, Gündogan is going to throw a spanner in his works.

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Creatively? He did miss the second last game of the season in fairness. I will be happiest with Bilva back in the front 3, which we can say with near certainty where he will start this season.

                  1. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Also I am still not quite certain he will have his place this year with Foden and all, aswell as the rodri signing. We will see, is an outrageous punt if it pays off as the stats back it all the way up at that price but I dunno atm

        2. Chrisirwin01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          On my the fence line with BSilva just can decide

      4. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Is Murray still first choice? He's getting old

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yeah Andone not impressed potter. Murray nailed and on pens to start the season with nice fixtures at 6m. If at any point he falls out of favour I can call on Norwood for a week if I have to

          1. HIT ME!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Fair enough, could work.

      5. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What about Son?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Will leave him be unless he is causing real problems I will downgrade the Wilson/Haller slot to allow for Bilva > Son. Kane captain every other week is enough spurs attack for me though

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I'm gonna have both of them. But if I had to chose it was Son. Go with gut 😉

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Great advice 😉

            2. Jacky boy
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Fixtures are too good to ignore one

    • leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Pope
      Digne - Taa - Robertson
      Salah - Sterling - Perez - Fraser - Barkley
      Wilson - King

      Sub : Button - Greenwood - Kelly - Lundstram

      Wilson, Fraser ->

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Strong. King a waste of a spot imo but I like this

        1. Aztec Kamara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Like it - on very similar but trying to find a way to shoehorn KDB into the midfield

        2. fantasyfog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          this

      2. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Looks good.
        For me I’d lose Digne and Robbo for Coleman and VVD. Then you can upgrade Wilson to Vardy.

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        That bench is a nightmare waiting to happen.

        1. fantasyfog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          points on the pitch, what a disaster!

      4. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        3 bournemouth attack is mad

        1. Aztec Kamara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not if you’re ready to tone it down after a couple of weeks

      5. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        King to Jota

      6. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        3 Bournemouth only worry.

    • Chrisirwin01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Arriving slightly late to the party, but here is my first draft:

      Pickford (McGovern)

      Robertson, Van Dijk, Digne, Ake & (Lundstram)

      Sterling, Fraser, Sigurdsson, Perez & (Hayden)

      Kane, King & Gray

      What's the thoughts? My aim is to get the first 2-3 GWs, post some solid scores and then reassess.

      I'll more likely, go with 3-4-3, with Ake as first sub. Obviously, King and Gray aren't world class strikers but I think short term they both could do well, especially the form Gray is showing.

    • rnrd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Did digne got injured?
      LiveScore have him subbed off after 5 min during today’s game ?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It was Delph that come off, not Digne.

        1. rnrd
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Oh ok thank you !

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Don't scare me like that please. Not up for more tinkering!!

    • Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Here’s a template buster for you...!

      Pope
      Coleman / VVD / Montoya
      Salah / KDB / Martial / Perez
      Vardy / King / Kane

      4.0 Dendonk / Lundstram / Rico

      Recently switched to Montoya after hearing some encouraging comments. Think he may be a decent shout.

      Martial is worth a punt from the start imo. Not to bothered about the other players in his price bracket. Don’t want Fraser, because I don’t think I could stomach having double Bournemouth attack.

      The added bonus of this team is a front 3 of penalty takers. I really think that could make difference this season.

      Any thoughts/suggestions welcome...

      1. Lacabacca
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I likes. But where them pool fullbacks at?

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Sacrifices mate. You know the score.

        • Chrisirwin01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Fully agree with pens being huge this season. VAR will be flagging so much.

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Something tells me that even though the stats say there won’t, the fact the Premier League is far more physical and couple that with some shocking refs, I really do believe there will be more.

      2. Lacabacca
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Which combo?
          A. VVD + Digne
          B. TAA + Coleman

          1. AnyLaporteinastorm
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            B

        • camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Is Zinchenko nailed as far as Pep nailedness goes??

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No - Stones probabky safer

            1. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Maybe Digne then for some attacking threat?

              Everton are keeping it tight too...

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Yeah - should get a clean sheet first game against Palace who aren't scoring much in preseason and struggle at home.

          2. AnyLaporteinastorm
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No. Gotta find the money for Laporte!

          3. MeatPieSausageRoll
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Not even remotely close

          4. Vamos Los Celeste
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            RMT

            0.5 itb

            Ryan
            TAA (VC) | Robbo | Stones | Shaw
            Salah (C) | Siggy | Martial | Trossard
            Kane | King

            Button | Wesley | Dendoncker | Rico

            1. AnyLaporteinastorm
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Needs sterling

              1. Vamos Los Celeste
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                after few gws i will , will be a slow start for them offensively

            2. Four Hit Wonder
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lose Siggy to a 6.5 and upgrade King to Wilson

              1. Vamos Los Celeste
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                not fan of Bernard

          5. Kante FC
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Murray, Adams, Ings, Wesley, Joelinton, Gray... spoilt for choice when it comes to 6m strikers this year

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Will be third striker spot hokey-cokey for me...

            2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Yep, don’t mind going with two cheap forwards as a sacrifice as surely 1or 2 will do well then it’s just a case of moving to them

              • Rigid Digit
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Ings at the start for me

                Until he gets injured in (or before) GW3 - possible quick switch to Adams, or anyone else showing a bit of form

              • Four Hit Wonder
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Some (or all) of them will be bandwagons at some point.

            3. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Put these three in order of preference: Bernardo Silva, Sigurdsson, Wilson.

              1. Kante FC
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Wilson, Siggi, Bilva

              2. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Wilson
                Siggy
                Bilva

                For me

              3. AnyLaporteinastorm
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                As above!

              4. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                W
                S
                BS

              5. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Wilson, Sigg, Bilva

                • Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Wilson
                  Silva
                  Sigurdsson

                • Vamos Los Celeste
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Siggy Wilson Bilva

              6. AnyLaporteinastorm
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Zinchenko and jota or Laporte and Murray? Any other gd striker options for 6m?

                1. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  ZJ

                2. Vamos Los Celeste
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  LM

              7. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Help me fill the gaps please. Team is for two first GW's.

                Pope
                TAA Robbo Digne Stones
                Salah XXX Fraser Perez
                Wilson XXX

                A) Sterling, Wood
                B) KDB, Vardy
                C) Moura, Subs
                D) Any other combination

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  A.
                  Two weeks? You giving up that soon? Lol

                  1. HIT ME!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    WC GW3

                2. AnyLaporteinastorm
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  A

                  1. HIT ME!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Thanks

                3. HIT ME!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  *C) Moura, Auba

                4. Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Really like B but I'd go A simply to bore off Sterling in case he goes bananas (I reckon he'll do well vs Spurs)

                  1. HIT ME!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Just feels wrong not to have him. Cheers!

              8. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                What's happened to the poster Deulofail?
                Miss his posts and comments

                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Misspell Poseidon there?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      You must remember him, with the Avatar of a laughing Deulofeu

                  • Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Injured

                2. MrToilet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Pope
                  TAA VVD Zinchenko Digne
                  Salah KdB Perez
                  Kane Wilson Murray

                  thoughts?

                  1. HIT ME!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Not bad at all. Prefer Auba over Kane for the first two.

                3. RedWolf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Would appreciate your thoughts please everyone.

                  I've toyed with Kane up top, which left me with a weaker midfield and no subs, but have come down on what I think is a more balanced team allowing for Son in GW 3:

                  Heaton (4.0)
                  Laporte, Coleman, TAA, (Dunk, Lundstram)
                  Salah, Jorginho, KDB/Son, Perez, Sterling
                  Wilson, Wesley (4.5)

                  1. HIT ME!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Nice!

                    Maybe try to upgrade Jorginho by downgrading Laporte

                4. St. Stephen XI
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Paul Pogba . . . can't decide whether it's prudent or a fool's errand to have him from GW1. My feelings are best summarized by a quote from Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel: "there's a fine line between stupid and clever"

                  Your thoughts?

                  1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    As soon as Ole goes, bring him in for 6 weeks

                    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Sooner the better!

                  2. Tauruspt
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Gone a little heavier on the premiums

                    Pope heaton
                    Taa dunk digne zinchenko gibson
                    Sterling salah tilemans perez dendon
                    Kane king greenwood

                    Dunk and tilemans
                    Or
                    Kwp(5mil) and barkley

                    1. Four Hit Wonder
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                  3. adstomko
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    RMT out of 10 chaps:

                    Pope / (Button)
                    Trent / Robertson / Digne / Coleman / Montoya
                    Salah / Richarlison / McGinn / (Dendoncker) / (Stephens)
                    Kane / Aubameyang / (Greenwood)

                    1. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      4 maybe 5 after a few whiskeys

                      1. Hot Toddy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Speaking of which.... time to go and swally a few. Good luck.

                    2. Four Hit Wonder
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Madman or genius? Time will tell.

                    3. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      7.5.
                      I don’t think you need Coleman and Digne and you get the extra half point for your Montoya pick. 🙂

                      1. adstomko
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I think Everton will have a solid defence next season, but we shall see

                        1. Galza
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          You could be right. GL mate

                  4. HellasLEAF
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    your best nailed 4.0 defender..

                    1. Tauruspt
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      None are nailed but
                      Gibson
                      Kelly
                      Hanley
                      Rico
                      All started today

                      1. - Z -
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Dont read this....Lundstam is nailed 100% an dJUST MBY Kelly

                      2. jayzico
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Lundstam/kelly

                    2. LewanGOALski
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      4.5 GK: Heaton or Pope or Ryan?
                      4.0 DEF: Rico or Lundstram?

                      1. DV8R
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Heaton, Lund

                    3. Drip Doctor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      What does everyone make of the Coutinho to Arsenal rumours, surely rubbish...!

                    4. DV8R
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Trying to decide on the final 2 slots. 15.5m to spend.

                      Heaton | Button
                      TAA | VVD | Laporte | Coleman | 4.0
                      Salah | Sterling | Perez | XXX | Dendoncker
                      King | XXX | Greenwood

                      A) KDB + Wesley
                      B) Trossard/Lanzini/6.5 + Vardy

                      1. - Z -
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          B

                        • jayzico
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Nice team

                      2. Willmissudimitrypayet
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Kind of want a player with 9,5 for Pepe/Son/Sane/Eriksen/KdB.

                        Also want Sterling, Salah, Wilson, Haller and Perez...

                        That leaves me with this squad:

                        Pope (McGovern)
                        TAA, Digne, Zinch, Rico (Lundstram)
                        Salah, Sterling, Pepe, Ayoze Perez (Dendoncker)
                        Wilson, Haller (Greenwood)

                        Too risky to go with Rico/Lundstram rotation? Can always pray for Greenwood to get som starts.... Who would you downgrade?

                        1. Four Hit Wonder
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Pepe

                          1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            But the whole point is to leave a spot in that price range, hehe.... Can obviously put in Barkley or Tielemans and get Robertson

                      3. jayzico
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        1. who rotates best with wolves?
                        2. Suspected mins for ceballos?

                        1. Costa in Wengerland
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          1.WHU
                          2. 20min

                      4. I Member
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Moved a few things around today. How's it looking?

                        Ryan
                        Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Digne
                        Salah, Sterling, Sigurdsson, Perez
                        Wilson, Jota, Gray

                        Button; Rico, Lundstram, Dendoncker.

                        1. POLSKA GOLA
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Not convinced by Gray and Siggy. Gray minutes questionable and Everton look like they need a bit more time to figure out how to score

                      5. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Anyone fancy a back 5 of:

                        Lundstram | Kelly | Rico | Gibson | Hanley

                        1. jayzico
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          why not the bastards get paid enough

                      6. POLSKA GOLA
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        How is this draft?
                        Ryan
                        VVD, TAA, Coleman, Zinchenko
                        Salah, Eriksen, Perez
                        Kane, Wilson, King
                        Button, Hayden, Dendonker, 4.0
                        0.5itb to upgrade Eriksen to Pepe/KDB/Son
                        No City attack at the start. I do want Sterling but Kane and Wilson GW1 plum fixture swayed me towards them, at least for now.
                        All feedback welcome