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What impact will Cutrone have on Jiménez and Jota at Wolves?

The arrival of striker Patrick Cutrone (£6.0m) at Wolves has caused fears of rotation among Fantasy Premier League managers.

Once Nuno Espirito Santo switched to a 3-5-2 last season, Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£6.5m) had unrivalled routes into the starting line-up, but that might not be the case in 2019/20.

Cutrone gives the Wolves manager a third option to help keep his team fresh as they compete on more fronts this season.

Wolves cannot afford to be complacent this year and Nuno will know how hard his side will have to work even to match the benchmark of 2018/19.

Cutrone represents the third permanent signing of the summer after Jiménez and Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) had their loan deals converted into long-term contracts at Molineux.

FPL managers will be keen to understand how he fits into Nuno’s plans. 

Is he good enough to make an immediate impact? More importantly, how will his presence affect Jota and Jiménez’s viability in FPL?

The history and statistics

Cutrone warming up for AC Milan last season

Growing up in Italy, AC Milan were responsible for harnessing Cutrone’s nascent career.

He was associated with them from the age of nine when he joined their renowned academy, famous for producing the likes of Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi and Demetrio Albertini.

It was from there that Cutrone also began representing Italy at almost every level from the Under-15 team onwards. 

He didn’t have to wait long after his first senior appearance in 2016/17 for his breakthrough as the forward became a regular the following season.

Throughout 2017/18 Cutrone scored 18 competitive goals and registered five assists in 46 games in all competitions.

Aged just 19 at the time, this was an amazing feat for the forward as he topped the club’s scoring charts that season.

It was not long after this that his former coach praised the “venom inside of him” in reference to his lethal instincts.

However, despite AC Milan improving their league position in 2018/19, Cutrone seemed to lose his scoring touch somewhat, finding the back of the net just three times in Serie A.

In total, his goal-tally in all competitions halved as he scored just nine times across league, cup and the continent.

Admittedly, the most recent campaign featured considerably more substitute appearances for Cutrone (22 up from 11).

However, as a young player, there is still plenty of room for improvement and there were still encouraging signs last season.

Cutrone spent the bulk of 2018/19 deployed as a bonafide centre forward as opposed to being shifted to the flanks or in a deeper role. 

By the end of his tenure with AC Milan, Cutrone’s strike rate in Serie A saw him score in just 21% of matches.

However, his league exploits don’t tell the whole story as he demonstrated a talent for goal-scoring both in European competition and right through Italy’s national youth groups.

With 10 goals in 18 club matches on the continent, he managed 0.6 per game.

Meanwhile, 32 in 72 youth internationals averages out at 0.4 goals per game.

So there’s no question that Cutrone has a clinical touch and Wolves will be looking to cultivate that.

“We have a strong philosophy under the leadership of Nuno of bringing in the right type of people and developing young talent while staying humble and grounded as individuals, and we feel Patrick perfectly fits into our philosophy” – Kevin Thelwell, Wolves sporting director

Comparisons

2018-19 Mins per shot Mins per shot in the box Mins per shot on target Mins per key pass
Raúl Jiménez 28.1 35.5 94.6 74.3
Diogo Jota 40.8 48.3 98.7 87.7
Patrick Cutrone 42.3 62.5 102.7 68.5

Cutrone’s arrival could potentially reduce the minutes of Jiménez and Jota but we will wait to see what specific impact he could have.

Wolves’ prolific forwards scored 27 goals collectively in all competitions for Wolves last season and given Nuno’s system, it is highly unlikely that all three forwards will start together come Gameweek 1.

Last season, among forwards priced at £9.0m or less, Jiménez played the second most amount of minutes and was joint third on goals scored (13). 

You could argue that it would be counter-intuitive for Nuno to undermine the Mexican international by radically reducing his minutes, even if a new signing has joined the squad. 

Jota made fewer starts and played fewer minutes than Jiménez yet still registered an attacking return for every 169 minutes played. 

In fact, he outscored his forward colleague in his last 20 starts of 2018/19 (16 attacking returns to 14).

That purple patch came after Jota was shifted into the front-two of a 3-5-2 alongside Jiménez, but he did spend the first 14 Gameweeks used either as a substitute or on the flanks of Wolves’ 3-4-3 formation.

This versatility is also evident with his Premier League heat map from last season, which shows the kind of impact he made and in turn his importance to Wolves.

More importantly, it could also count against Jota and make him the most likely to change his role if Nuno was keen on changing the system to use Cutrone in the team.

Although, as we’ve already seen, the new signing is also capable of playing in a number of different attacking positions.

As for comparisons with Jiménez, it must be said that the Mexican was not exactly a prolific goal-scorer before arriving at Wolves.

With the exception of his time in Mexico, he struggled to score in Europe with 18 goals in 80 games (a strike rate of 23%) in Portugal’s top-flight and that was during his mid-20s. 

Compare that tally to Cutrone’s 13 Serie A goals in 63 games (21%) and you will see two similar strike rates. The only difference is that the Italian is substantially younger and has yet to reach his peak. 

If Jiménez was able to score more goals under the tutelage of Nuno in the Premier, then there’s no reason why Cutrone could not enjoy a similar transition and rediscover his 2017/18 form at Wolves.

Prospects

The Europa League could be a good testing ground for Wolves’ new forward Cutrone

As much as Cutrone could pose an FPL threat to Jota and Jiménez, it is fair to say that he’s unlikely to get immediate starts in the Premier League.

It would probably take a serious injury to one of Wolves’ current first-choice pair for Cutrone to get thrown into the deep end straight away.

As things stand, Jiménez is a little doubtful of featuring in Gameweek 1 after sustaining a foot injury in the Europa League second qualifying round second leg win at Crusaders.

However, the local press seems confident the Mexican’s knock is not too worrying at this stage.

Furthermore, Morgan Gibbs-White (£5.0m) has enjoyed most of pre-season in the centre-forward role alongside Jota in light of Jiménez’s commitments with Mexico and is probably in better shape to start there in Gameweek 1 if needed.

Generally, Nuno had a good thing going last season and was reticent to disturbed a settled side unless forced into changes.

However, we should consider that the circumstances have changed for Wolves, with European football now on the scene.

The inevitable fatigue from Thursday night travelling may force Nuno into more rotation than we were used to in 2018/19. 

I would not be surprised if Cutrone starts the Europa League matches (if and when Wolves reach the group stages) with Jota and Jiménez maintaining their regular berths in the Premier League. 

Of course, Cutrone didn’t make the bench on Thursday but I have no doubt that he will be used in the Europa League eventually, especially with his proven track record in this competition. 

In my estimation, Cutrone is definitely one to watch but he would need to do amazingly well, or get lucky with injuries to break into the Premier League side straight away. 

For now, he could be the ideal super-sub which would, of course, render him a little ineffective as an FPL option at first.

Without diminishing his viability, Cutrone is the ideal under-study, rather than rival, to Jiménez. But I have no doubt that he will play a key role in Nuno’s plans for the future, once he has adjusted to the pace of England’s top flight.

“The club really wanted me and being able to play in the Premier League for Wolves is fantastic” – Patrick Cutrone

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1,575 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A) Wilson + McGinn
    B) King + Jota

    Also, who is on pens for Villa? Set pieces sections says Kodija who I dont think will start

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Apologies, it says Wesley as well. Though is that confirmed?

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        It's not confirmed, no.

        I'd go with A of those options

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

  2. Sap
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Welcome to H2H league “No Salah”

    Code: uexptg

  3. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Who is more nailed in their teams?

    A) Montoya

    B) Taylor

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A. Also playing Wing back in a 343 with March on the other side. Montoya could be a proper bargain

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        this

    3. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A is a good pick, surprised he is only in 0.3% of teams - that said I don't have him lol.

  4. southernpacific
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    My first RMT.

    Heaton Begovic

    Trent Digne Ward Ludstrom Adam Smith

    Salah Sterling Zaha El gahazi Dendoncker

    Kane Wilson Greenwood

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What formation are you playing?

      1. southernpacific
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        4 4 2

        1. Robman
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I like it (because it looks like mine!)

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I was on the 3 big hitters but leaves an unbalanced team

      1. Robman
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        But thats the price you pay for having players that can give you consistent double-digit weekly scores. Risk/reward decision.

  5. Jay Arell
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Any Seagulls here to say what they think about Locadia? Been getting minutes and seemingly in form. Could be good at 5.5?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      May as well start with Origi and switch to Locadia if he’s looking good?

      1. Jay Arell
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        True but don't really like planning a transfer immediately after GW1

    2. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      he will be in starting XI, but Murray and Trossard are better picks

      1. Jay Arell
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I agree, I would prefer Murray, but really cannot find those 0.5. It's either Locadia and Barkley or Murray and McGinn, and I do prefer the first option.

        1. jomikijiq
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          fair enough, I would too

    3. RichardNixon
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Not a Brighton fan but going by pre-season then the front three is looking like its going to be Murray, Trossard, Locadia. Reports suggesting that they are linking up well

      Could be a good 5.5m playing forward. Similarly Trossard and Murray at 6m might be good options. Considering all three depending on what formation I end up with and budget

    4. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Nice spot. He's been doing well.

      Trossard was man of the match though last night. He looks very good.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Webster from Bristol for 22m will complicate things though.

        1. Jay Arell
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Is he a threat to Locadia?

          1. Markus
            • 12 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            I think Brighton set up 442 last night (someone can correct me) locadia second striker, trossard in midfield. Gross on bench.

        2. jomikijiq
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Webster is a CB

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Doh!

            1. jomikijiq
              • 6 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Ok, I really like Maupay, but not sure if he could play in Locadia's position behind Murray. He is more suited to #9.

        3. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Whoops 😳 he's a defender. Thought I'd seen that they were trying to sign a striker somewhere

      2. Jay Arell
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thanks for the reply. I would also like Trossard but I think a Brighton double up is slightly overdoing it 😉

      3. Jay Arell
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Is Trossard on set pieces?

        1. RichardNixon
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Set up two of Duffy's headed goals from corners a couple games ago

    5. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Trossard seems a better option to me..plays in the wings with Locadia and is classified as a MF..hogs most of set pieces also

  6. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A Kane King 17.5m
    B Vardy Wilson 17m

    0.5 would upgrade Van Dijk to Trent

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Tough one, probably B due to TAA

    2. AceKn1ght
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

    3. James VARdy
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B but I prefer VVD to TAA

  7. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Think I’m set on this lot unless any injuries/transfers

    Heaton
    TAA Robbo Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Pulisic Pérez
    Wilson Jota

    Button Dendoncker Greenwood 4m

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I quite like the Pulisic punt, one for me to monitor..

  8. tomwgoddard94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A) Coleman and Walker
    B) Digne and Zinchenko

    ??

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Kryten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

  9. rohan
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    So many, including myself have double Pool D with any 2 of TAA/ Robbo/ VVD. I have VVD and TAA but starting to think there might be games where Gomez will fill in at RB

    Anyone else? Should i be worried about TAA's mins?

    1. Kryten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      It's a coin toss between taa and robbo in terms of points so I just went robbo because of gomez threat to taa place.

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Of course. I'd expect Trent to play 32+ games though.

      His ppg makes up for it I feel

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Trent on set pieces edges it for me

  10. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Repost I alologize

    Upgrade this team with 2 mil please, cheers!

    Ryan,Button
    TAA,Zinchenko,Coleman,Kelly,Lundstram
    Salah,Sterling,Perez,Barkley,Fraser
    Wilson,Jota,Greenwood

    1. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Coleman/zinchenko> VVD
      Ryan> lloris

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Coleman > Robbo
      Kelly/Lundstram > 4.5m

    3. pmletch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Zinchenko to Laporte
      Coleman to Digne
      Fraser to Sigurdsson

    4. conorbon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Ryan to Ederson or Greenwood to Pukki/Wesley

    5. Sahil.....
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Fraser to pepe

      1. conorbon
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        That is a great call!

    6. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I think you should swap Lundstram to whoever Leicester buy to replace Slabhead to make sure you've a decent playing defender on your bench. There's nothing wrong with having some left in the bank as you won't be forced into making early transfers to catch price rises that could come back to bite you, when say Jota gets injured Thursday night.

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thanks!

  11. pmletch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Where does Jay Rod fit into Burnley side?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Bench

  12. adstomko
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    New draft. Anybody like it?

    Pope - (Button)
    TAA - Rob - Digne - Duffy - KWP
    Sterling - Richarlison - Pérez - Dendoncker - (Stephens)
    Kane - Wilson - (Wesley)

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Nope, mainly because of the formation.

  13. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    New Community Article is now live

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/08/03/scoutcamp-quiz-2019/

    Fancy having a go at the Scoutcamp quiz? Top Marx has typed up the whole quiz for you to have a go at home, with answers coming in a few days time. Good luck!

  14. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    How's this looking?

    Ederson (4.0)
    TAA - VVD - Coleman - Zinchenko (4.0)
    Salah - Sterling - Perez - Barkley (4.5)
    Vardy - Ings (4.5)

    0.5itb

  15. Hiddenpaw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Final tweeks on team.
    It come down to who will score more early in the season
    1. KDB
    2. Kane
    Thanks.

    1. conorbon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Kane LMAO

      1. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Haha thought so but had to ask ... doing my head in. Season just needs to start now

        1. conorbon
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Totally agree buddy, managed to go a whole 2 days without tinkering my team lol. Makes you feel better I have Kane and I’m captaining him first game over Sterling.

          1. Hiddenpaw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Oh I’m on Salah cap at the moment but now I have Kane too it’s going to more changing until Friday

            1. conorbon
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              I don’t envy you. Friday night game as well, if it doesn’t go well will spend the weekend thinking what if. If I had Salah I would captain him over Kane to be fair.

              1. Hiddenpaw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 years, 1 month ago

                The beauty of FPL my weekend will either be ruined or wonderful. 38 weeks of this now.

                1. conorbon
                  • 8 Years
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  Can’t wait! Iv now put Salah in so in same boat as you!

                  1. Hiddenpaw
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    Hahahaha too funny!

                    1. conorbon
                      • 8 Years
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      Might go all out and TC him opening game!

  16. Roy Rovers
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    0.5 ITB ..Would you change anything?

    Ederson
    Robbo. Coleman. AWB.
    Salah. KDB. Perez. Barkley.
    Kane. Deulofeu. King.

    Button. Dunk. Lundstram. Dendonker.

    1. Udo
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Only if you consider a 4-4-2, then I would downgrade Deu, and invest in the def. In general a fine looking team.

  17. Across
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Arsenal want to sign Coutinho on loan.
    Oh
    My
    God.

    1. southernpacific
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Lol not true

      1. Across
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Pepe was "lol not true" as well.
        Didn't they sign a winger?

    2. Udo
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Month ago that was said about Liv too, so wouldn't trust that too much.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      And who drops out? Pepe? Ozil? Laca? Would be disruptive. No defender fancy a loan instead?

  18. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    I’d really appreciate any constructive feedback on this lot:

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Zinchenko Coleman A.Smith
    Salah Sterling Perez
    Kane King

    Button Dendonker Greenwood Hayden

  19. RyanKent14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Who’s a good alternative to awb? I have taa, zinch , dunk and Lund so far in defence and looking to play 3, Heaton in goal if that helps to

    1. Hiddenpaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Coleman or Chilwell

    2. conorbon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Depends if you want to downgrade and use the money to improve elsewhere. I’m going with Diop from week 2 and will rotate him with Tarkowski.

      1. RyanKent14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Yeah maybe a good 4.5 to rotate with dunk

        1. RyanKent14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Maybe diop? I see a lot putting faith in him

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Not a bad call imo.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Zink, Stones, Coleman Matip/Gomez all 5.5 defs at top teams. Zouma 5.0

  20. Dave Dreamer
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Inly really fit one question mark on my team....

    A. Zinchenko and Sigurdson

    B. Walker and Fraser

    Thoughts?

    I think Everton have better fixtures but Fraser is one of the top value players for the season..

    1. James VARdy
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B if Fraser to Pool rumours cool down

  21. balint84
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    hard to choose for me
    A) Vertonghen (City, Arsenal away)
    B) Aké (City home) + 0,5

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Decided I want Digne over Coleman and both TAA/Robbo so come up with this 4-4-2/3-5-2 flex:

    Pope
    TAA | Robbo | Digne | Lundstram*
    Salah | Sterling | Perez | Barkley
    Kane | King

    Button | Kelly | Dendoncker | Greenwood

    *Starting Lundstram as 4th defender as he's OOP, if no show then Kelly comes in, otherwise if a second no show then Dendoncker.

    Pretty much happy with it, thoughts?

    Thanks

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Effectively playing with 10 men. It could work, but I think downgrading Kane and improving a couple players will provide more points

      1. Udo
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        2nd that.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Not if Lundstram/Kelly nails down a place

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          They'll be 2 point merchants if they do

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Same as other 4.5s?

    2. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I've got a similar team, tbh and it looks decent. You do need to improve that 4th defender slot though

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thanks, just not sure sacrificing one of TAA/Robbo/Digne to get a 4.5 def over say Lundstram is actually worth it

        1. Lebowski85
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          For me...your players have to be 100% nailed with no risk of rotation...within reason. For that reason you can't have Barkley....I'm taking a punt on Cellabos. 3 top strikers to feed & two easy games. Can swap to McGinn or someone else if they emerge

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Thanks, maybe I should do Digne to Coleman then and get a 4.5 defender

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Gulp.

      For me Barkley deserves an asterisk as well. But major downside imo is that the predictable transfer is a makeweight defender - short of a gk swap the least good use of a transfer.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Possibly, but could always just go 3-5-2

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      It is a good team. For me, it is too light in midfield.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thanks

    5. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I had a similar team and posted the similar question.

      Now slightly back at the drawing board with no Kane and feel the team will balance better

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Yeah Vardy over Kane would certainly enable that

    6. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Downgrade Barkley to a 5.5 such as Moutinho who plays week in week out and on set pieces then you can upgrade your 4th defender..

  23. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Some nice bargain punts from last night’s games

    No one fancy Albrighton at 5.5m? Nailed in Leicester attack at a bargain price

    Montoya 4.5m right wing back?

    Locadia 5.5m striker?

    March 5m midfielder? Maybe more interesting than Norwood but is playing wing back. Anyone know if he has set pieces?

    1. Little fekirs
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I imagine Trossard will have set pieces.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Albri flying very deep under the radar. Focus on Vardy and 3 midfielders, but he's having a great pre-season and looks like he's nailed a spot. If I hadn't tripled in LEI, he'd be my 5th midf.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Of those I thought about getting Albrighton, a whole 1m cheaper than Perez.
      Locadia could be good as well with those early fixtures.

      As for Montoya I had to look up who he was to be honest!

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Had my eye on Albrighton for ages. Could be gold.

      One problem is double Leicester - minor inconvenience I suppose. A good pick is a good pick.

      The other is that there are options there. How long is he set for? Will Barnes eat into his match time?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        He is at risk of rotation, de-nailedness yes. That's why I'm on three more expensive LEI options.

        But look at it from another angle - if you have a spot for a 5.5m max midfielders only, is there a better option? I think not.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Sort of agree.

          I think it comes down to how willing you are to spend a transfer on that spot.

          In my case it’s no sweat as it’ll go hand in hand with downgrading a premium from 6.0 (Barkley right now). That makes sense to me. What wouldn’t would be a standalone move.

          This logic is of course faulty as the unexpected is very expected 🙁

    5. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      March has some. But he is no good at them, sadly.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        That too

        But I’m next to convinced all SSK teams are just a holding formation. A must have mid will appear almost immediately that will be out of reach. One premium will go and funds will be redistributed to balance the squad.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Whoops reply fail for thread above

    6. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Jayus I just checked albrighton he is at 0.3% ownership.
      I suppose he is not a 'trendy' player goes unoticed during the season and chips in now and again.

  24. Robman
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    RMT advice please fellas on this team which I intend to play in a 4-4-2 formation.

    Pope (4.0)
    Gomez or Matip, TAA, Dunk, Ake, Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Perez Lanzini (Hayden or 4.5)
    Kane Wilson (Greenwood)

    1. conorbon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I worry about Brighton and Bournemouth’s ability to defend

      1. Robman
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        i know what you mean, i sort of feel the same. who do you prefer as defenders to 5.0 level?

  25. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Fraser and King
    or
    Wilson and Barkley

    1. conorbon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        mmhm its a tough one, reasoning?

        1. conorbon
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Don’t link double Bournemouth and I think Barkley will be our more attacking cm and who better to get him firing that the PLs greatest scoring cm.

  26. conorbon
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Positive and negative comments welcomed.
    Ederson,
    Tarkowski, Digne, VVD.
    Pereya, Fraser, B Silva, Salah (TC).
    Joelinton, Wood, Kane.

    Button, Tielemans, Diop, Kelly.

    Cheers!

    1. James VARdy
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Plenty I dont like (Pereya, Joelinton, Wood). Plenty I do like such as the brave call of TC Salah for a great fixture. But focussing specifically on the squad Tielemans has to be a starter for me over one of the ones I don't like, probably Joelinton.

  27. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Final decision pls help

    A) Kane & any 4.5def (start both)
    B) KDB & Fraser

    1. conorbon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A

    2. pmletch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

    3. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sorry meant to be

      A) Sterling +4.5def
      B) KDB + Fraser

      1. conorbon
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Still A

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Can you explain thought processes as Team B looks better to me...

          A)
          Ryan
          TAA VVD Coleman 4.5
          Sterling Salah Perez Barkley
          King Kane
          button, 4.5def, dend, greenwood

          B)
          Ryan
          TAA VVD Coleman
          KDB Salah Perez Barkley Fraser
          King Kane
          button,4.5def,lundstrom,greenwood

          1. conorbon
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Only difference is you gave sacrifice Sterling so you can have KDB and Fraser, they won’t score more than him combined, KDB plays too deep, plus you already have Bournemouth cover in King

  28. pmletch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Who’s everyone’s risky picks?

    1. conorbon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Joelinton

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Barkley and Stones

      1. conorbon
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Barkley is a good shout imo

    3. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Ceballos...at that price I might aswell

    4. Gt1996
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Montoya

  29. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Which of these options most appeals you to start the season?

    A) Vardy + Fraser + 4.5 keeper
    B) Wilson + Fraser + Pickford
    C) Vardy + Tielemans + Pickford

    I'm on A at the moment, but trying to find a way to get Pickford in for the early fixture run

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

  30. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Be brutally honest.

    Hendo
    Robo TAA Cathcart
    Sterl KDB Salah Robinson 6.0
    King/Jota Deeney/Delu
    (4.0, Wesley, Lundstram, Diop)

    Can do Wesley to Greenwood and King to Wilson but not sure on Bourne and like the depth on the bench. Wesley would come in for nicer fixtures

    1. conorbon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I like it 8/10

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers 🙂

    2. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      good picks, but it's asking benching dilemma every week

      1. jomikijiq
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        for*

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        True. Could bring in Laca and downgrade one of 6.5s and the 6.0 mid... Food for thought

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Robinson is one major doubt I’d have. SU are buying like crazy and their latest would appear to be direct competition if I understand correctly.

      Dislike 6.5 6.5 up top and don’t see it lasting. If it was that good a move elite teams would have made it at the end of Mary season when everything was cheaper. I tracked a lot of teams at the top and very few went there.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        *last

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Fair enough. Not keen on any of the premiums at the start tbh. Maybe Laca or Vardy who I've toyed with but Vardy not best of fixtures and Laca is always a risk. Robinson may become someone else but we have a game today so I'll see how much he's involved

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Thing with Robinson or just about any 5.5 alternative is that they may get a couple early and then disappear - that leaves you with a suboptimal imo transfer of a makeweight.

          He’d be great of course if he fires. I’m just choosing to start conservatively - sort of

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Yhh I get you 🙂 got to have atleast 1 of them if I want Salah, Sterl and KDB though