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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 month, 19 days ago

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      1. Lebowski85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks

      2. Daniel Exeter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Can’t get it to open?

    • manu4life99
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A or B

      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. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A

      2. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B

    • pmletch
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      KDB or downgrade & use the money elsewhere?

      1. Druze
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        could go to Fraser, that seems popular

      2. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        depends on where u Use

        1. pmletch
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I’m currently at
          Pope
          Robo, Laporte, Digne
          Sterling, Salah, Perez, Barkley, KDB
          King, Woods

          The KDB funds may boost my FWD line maybe?

          1. FPL-(VAR)dy
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            KDB to Richarlison(poster boy at Everton/will beat Siggy this season..more direct than KDB.)
            King to Wilson(Wilson is the talisman at Bou..gets into better areas and has better threat than King)

            Sorry that was long

            1. pmletch
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I appreciate your feedback, I was waiting on whether Everton sign Kean & Zaha before picking from that bunch.

              I can’t help but feel like Wilson & Fraser are overpriced this year?

            2. AndyCook
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Feels like a big downgrade for small upgrade

              1. pmletch
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                So what is your suggestion?

            3. ameisin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              That's exactly what I have, except Woods > Wesley, Laporte > VVD and 2x 4.5GK.

              I've been pretty set on it for at least 24 hours now..

              1. pmletch
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I was set for 2 weeks until this morning! The cheap FWD bracket is such a hard choice

                1. Lebowski85
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I think Wood is the standout option..from GW5

                  1. pmletch
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I can only really see L’pool DEF being a big issue to him in first 5, the others don’t exactly have the strongest DEF

                2. ameisin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Uff tell me about it. I'm banking on Wesley with his potential and fixtures.

                  Might keep 0.5 itb though, so I can make an easy upgrade to a 6.5 if it doesn't work out.

                  1. pmletch
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    That’s not a bad plan at all, I wish I had .5 available for a 7.0 upgrade if Abraham hits ground running

      3. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Some options or names would help lol

        1. pmletch
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Asking for KDB opinions

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            What he’s trying to say is that you’ve asked an extremely poorly worded question without any other context.

            Is KDB your 5th mid that will be benched most weeks? If so, I’d downgrade and use the money elsewhere.

            Is KDB your highest costing midfielder? If so, I certainly wouldn’t downgrade him.

            1. pmletch
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I don’t play rotations so my 11 are confirmed weekly unless injury or suspension, see my response above for team

              1. Smurf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                To be honest I’m think that’s actually a great looking team. Love the midfield. I wouldn’t change a thing.

                1. pmletch
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Thank you Sir, the FWDs are what’s concerning me, the cheap FWD bracket is such a hard choice, any alternatives you’d choose for same prices?
                  I’ve had Jota as well previously

                  1. Smurf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Keep King because it’s a good way to keep Bournemouth attacking coverage. Could maybe consider Deulofeo/Jota over Wood but it’s all just personal preference.

                    1. pmletch
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Great, thanks

      4. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I've got him in my side at the moment. I think he is good value at that price.

      5. Sting in the Tail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Team is fine. Save a transfer then review the KDB situation in gw3. There's bound to be a 'must have' buy and having the 2 weeks of info plus 2 free transfers with a 9.5m mid will give you lots of options.

        1. pmletch
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Thanks, wise words

    • FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Trossard or Che Adams..
      what do you lot think,who will settle in quickly.I think Che becoz of the quality of the manager and an attacking philosophy

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'd probably opt for Murray over both if those are your choices

        1. FPL-(VAR)dy
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Murray seems too old 🙁 .I was looking at a decent punt at 6

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Looks like he's retained his spot as first choice striker

          2. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Old but still clinical and I think he'll get better service this year.

            1. ameisin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Potter has been trying 3-4-3, with Locadia and Trossard playing off Murray > though he will probably be 1st subbed off most games.

              Actually seems like it's working OK, we were slick in last friendly.

              1. King Kohli
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Does Trossard carry a goal threat or is he more of an assisted?

                Looking at him as my punt.

                1. ameisin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  More assists than goals so far, but he's possibly on FKs if Gross not playing.

                  I'm trying to decide between him and Barkley as my 5th mid in a 3-5-2.

                  1. King Kohli
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Cheers mate

                  2. FPL-(VAR)dy
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Start wth Trossard get Barkley @GW3

      2. Druze
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yea Southampton supporter. Ralph is class, I think he sees a lot of Timo Werner in Che

        1. FPL-(VAR)dy
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          excuse my ignorance but have limited knowledge on Werner..was he a goal poacher or a link up type of player??

      3. James VARdy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Adams appeals more to me the more I see of him in pre season. Wesley at 6 worth monitoring too I think.

    • Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A. Wilson Perez Coleman

      B. Vardy King Dunk

      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not much in it but Coleman is far preferable to Dunk

        1. Tcheco
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Even if Dunk moves to Leicester?

          1. FPL-(VAR)dy
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Dont think Leicester will keep much CS tbh

      2. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        a

      3. Druze
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Try and get it to Wilson, Perez and Digne imo

      4. Lebowski85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A

    • MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Morning all

      Current tinker, all comments welcome! Not long to go now...

      Ryan

      Robertson - Digne - Zinchenko

      Salah (C) - De Bruyne - Richarlison - Barkley

      Kane (V) - King - Wood

      Bench: Button; Dendoncker; A. Smith; Kelly

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Keep an eye on KDB - could be playing a deeper role this season

      2. AndyCook
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Pretty balanced, not really any complete unknowns - think it’s strong and safe

    • yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2 spots left

      Heaton
      Robbo Taa Digne Zinchenko
      Salah Sterling ____ Perez ____
      King

      A. Richarlison + Moura
      B. Siggy + Moura
      C. Barkley + KDB
      D. Barkley + Pepe
      E. Else?

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

        C

      2. Amey
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Digne to Coleman
          Then Siggy + Fraser

          1. yakirh
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I can afford Siggy and Fraser without downgrading Digne

            I am not going to downgrade Digne, he is nailed in my team.

            Not willing to double up on Bournemouth

            Appritiate the advise!

        • pmletch
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          C

        • Sting in the Tail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          C

      3. Amey
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Locadia @ 5.5 m starting games ??
          Hmmm....

          Or am i just overthinking 😮

          1. FPL-(VAR)dy
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            he is starting games

            1. Amey
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Can be great enabler.

          2. Lets all klopp together
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Im not one to brag but how awesome is this team 🙂

            Schmeichel
            Taa, vvd, coleman, c.taylor
            Salah, sterling, barkley, Tielemans
            Kane, king

            Bench, button, Dendoncker, kelly, greenwood

            Only thing that is annoying me is my bench, its pure fodder but i reckon thats as good a salah, kane, sterling team that ul see

            1. Respect My Authoritah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Schmichael is a strange pick. Leicester don't look like they'll be that defensively sound, and their fixtures aren't great either.

              1. Lets all klopp together
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I agree its literally for the first game, i fancy them to keep a cs against wolves, then with my free transfer the following week im changing him out for
                Fabianski

            2. Lebowski85
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I've seen worse, but not many

              1. Lebowski85
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Only kidding. You've got the big hitters...thats what matters I think.

                The other slots will shift about constantly

            3. Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I'm not one to be negative, but it's not that awesome 🙂

              1. Lets all klopp together
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Do tell how its not please?

            4. Brimble82
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I like it.
                I’m not a fan of Schmeichel and I’d look to work around CTaylor.
                But I like your front 6.
                (I know there’s a lot of negativity around King in these parts, but I still think he’s a decent pick in a team that creates chances, has decent early fixtures and is on pens.)

              • onceuponatyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Schmeichel as a pick for one gameweek you think he might do well, which will then require immediate altering, seems like a waste of time and opportunity?

            5. Druze
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              KDB and King
              or
              Wilson and Siggy
              on the latter atm

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Rightfully

                • FPL-(VAR)dy
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Go for Rich instead of Sig (starts strong)

              2. rohan
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Thoughts on this?

                Heaton

                TAA. VVD. Digne. Dunk

                Salah (C). Sterling. Barkley. Perez

                Wilson. Lacazette

                Bench- Button. Donkey. Lundstram. Greenwood

                1. Exeterslowly
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I like it but Lacazette is a bit of a gamble for me even if Pepe is providing the bullets.

              3. Gt1996
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Wilson, Stones, Greenwood (in a 4-4-2)
                OR
                King, AWB, Wood (in a 3-4-3)

                1. FPL-(VAR)dy
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  2

              4. The Mighty Hippo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                How does this look? I feel like I'm converging to a team I'm happy with.

                Heaton
                TAA | Robertson | Coleman
                Salah | KDB | Fraser | Perez | Barkley
                Vardy | Wilson

                Button | Montoya | Lundstram

                1. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  * Final bench place is Greenwood

              5. Exeterslowly
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                If dunk goes to Leicester would you pick him over maguire at itd?

                1. FPL-(VAR)dy
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Nope

                  1. Exeterslowly
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    But he does score and has the fixtures right. They might also end up with twaroski but I don’t think he is not as a goal threat than dunk. The thing with maguire is that he is too slow and for me way over priced.

                2. James VARdy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Would consider neither to start week in and week out from the off but would possibly have Dunk in as a rotating 4.5

                3. UnluckyXI
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Trying to avoid Leicester Def as they are so attack minded but a 4.5 nailed defender in a decent team is tempting.

                  Maguire at 5.5 I think there are better options longer term at utd such as AWB, shaw then whoever claims the 2nd CB spot at Lpool

              6. Zambian FPL Addict
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Wolves are going to crush and burn horribly this season.

                1. Respect My Authoritah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  No

                2. King Kohli
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Personally think they will be fine as they have added to the squad.

                3. Zambian FPL Addict
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Jiminez was really lucky last season, strikes me as a one season wonder. wouldn't go anywhere near their players.

                  1. Respect My Authoritah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    No

                4. Hairy Potter
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Midtable mediocrity with a decent run in the EL would be a good season for anyone outside the top six.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Not if you own their players. I don't think you're taking this game seriously! 😉

                    1. Hairy Potter
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      I didn't mean from a FPL point of view. I'm not even considering any Wolves players in my team.

                5. Gentle_Turks
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  *crash

              7. King Kohli
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Choose one please.

                A. Triple pool defence + double city attack

                B. Double pool defence + one city & pool attack

                1. Respect My Authoritah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  B. City to keep more clean sheets than Liverpool this season

                2. Zambian FPL Addict
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  B, if I could adjust to one pool defender.

              8. balint84
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                ederson
                vandijk-verts-kiko-kelly-(guilbert)
                salah-debruyne-zaha-siggy-(dendo)
                kane(C)-wilson

              9. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Has Wilson even played a pre-season game?

                1. Respect My Authoritah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yep, scored

                  1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Cool. Every time I check their scores he’s not on

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      That's because they keep playing two teams. He wasn't in yesterdays team but he will be in today

                      1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Ah, this explains it. Excellent answer, thank you

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Twice

                2. LangerznMash
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Callum or Harry?

                  1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Callum

              10. LangerznMash
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Who wins me or the mrs?

                Mrs:- Leno (button)
                Robertson, TAA, Coleman, AMN, KWP
                Salah, Lucas (3 x £4.5m)
                Auba, Vardy, Wilson

                Me:- Leno (button)
                TAA, Coleman, AMN, Rico (Lundstram)
                Salah, Sterling, Pepe (Dendonker, Stephens)
                Vardy, Wilson, Origi

                1. Respect My Authoritah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  The one without Arsenal defence

                  Oh...

                  1. LangerznMash
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Newcastle then Burnley at home = 2 clean sheets.

                    1. Respect My Authoritah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Concede twice in both

                      1. LangerznMash
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        They will sit deep for fear of their pace on the counter. Attack mentality protects the defence aka Liverpool.

                        1. Respect My Authoritah
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          But...Mustafi

                        2. Hairy Potter
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Arsenal had a worse defence than Newcastle last season. Have they strengthened at the back?

                2. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Who is AMN?

                  1. LangerznMash
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Maitland-Niles

                3. Exeterslowly
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I like your “second team”. I have got a team for the missus but she has no clue what this game is all about!

                4. Zambian FPL Addict
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Mrs wins it, that attack edges it, but it all comes down to how well lucas Moura will do, and her defense is slightly better.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Ha ha, thought that was just me! I enter a team for my wife in a weekly money league, and somehow fail to inform her when 'she' wins! 😉

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Cheat

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Hey, I never told you what I do with the winnings!!

                5. Udo
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  The Mrs in the first two GW, send her my regards to use a miniWC for GW3 to stay up on top 😉

                  1. LangerznMash
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    You are all on to me 😉 GW3WC is the plan.

                6. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Honestly, Leno is a poor pick. FIVE errors leading to goals, last Season.

                7. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  * checks to see if poster is in any of his cash leagues ... ban incoming if so.

              11. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Why isnt anyone considering Albrighton as the 5.5 punt?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Because he's not a certain starter

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I am, I have.

                  3. Zambian FPL Addict
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    the Championship is he's level, he's a has been that can't get close to Harvey Barnes.

                • pmletch
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Anyone considering David Silva at 7.5?

                  1. Respect My Authoritah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Very few - not nailed

                • FPL Mountaineer
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Thoughts about my team?:

                  Alisson
                  Alexander-Arnold - van Dijk - Walker-Peters - Ake
                  Sterling - Perez - Richarlison
                  Deulofeu - Kane - Haller

                  Subs: Button - Barkley - Ben Johnson - Dendoncker

                  0.5 in the bank

                  I'm toying with the idea of making the following changes:

                  Alisson -> De Gea
                  Richarlison -> Trossard
                  Deulofeu -> Lacazette

                  Please let me know whether those changes would be better. Appreciate your thoughts 🙂

                  1. Exeterslowly
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    That’s alright that. Not sure about ake. I’m sure there are better defenders at that price you can choose.

                    Ben Johnson? I thought he was a sprinter in the 80’s who failed a drugs test?

                    1. FPL Mountaineer
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Of course, I won't keep Ake in my squad permanently. His fixtures are decent for the first 2 GWs. I like him because of his attacking threat and he rarely gets booked. I can switch him to an Arsenal or Chelsea defender easily at that price when the fixtures get difficult for Ake.

                • BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Two question for this team...

                  1. Fraser or Martial or any 7.5mid?
                  2. Deulofeu or Jota or any 6.5striker?

                  Pope
                  TAA. Digne. AWB. Robbo
                  Salah. Sterling. Pérez. XXX
                  Wilson. XXX
                  (Button, Dendoncker, Lundstram, Greenwood)

                  1. Respect My Authoritah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Fraser. Martial could be a good option, but given the fixture difference, no need to make that decision now.

                    Tricky. I'm not sure any of them will prove better value than a premium defender or similarly priced mid.

                    If I had to, I'd go with Murray to start the season

                    1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Thank you! Joelinton? 🙂

                      1. Respect My Authoritah
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Wouldn't touch Newcastle for now

                        1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Haha yeah. Although we are shaping up a bit better after a few nice signings. Fancy us to win today at SJP

                      2. Hairy Potter
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Looked good against Hibs. Will be interesting to see how he plays today.

                  2. Zambian FPL Addict
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Martial, Fraser this season will be like a rocket that has run out if fuel wouldn't go near, Martial is the exact opposite something says player of the year.
                    2. Deulofeu if it came down to the two, but prefer Wesley.

                  3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Moura.

                  4. FPL Mountaineer
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I'm not sure there are many decent midfield options at 7.5. Fraser is the safest pick. However, regarding 6.5 forwards, I'd pick Deulofeu over Jota. He doesn't accumulate many yellows. Jota does.

                • Sondre van Bank
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I see many teams with Rico and Lundstram in them. Are they expected to play?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    More hope than expectation

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    4m fanatics think so. Let them find out the hard way.

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Say's the guy who has Albrighton 😉

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        He's my first sub, but he'll get more minutes and points than all the 4m punts combined!

                  3. Exeterslowly
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    They are good bench fodder options. Lundstram is actually playing in midfield so he is a good pick but when the season starts he might not start.

                    Rico has started a few pre season games as well but...

                  4. FPL-(VAR)dy
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    bench fodders..people expecting at least one of the two plays

                • NoWayJose
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Which combination scores better in my starting XI, over the first 6-10 GWs:
                  A) Ederson, Ayoze Perez, Dendoncker
                  B) Pope, Barkley, Josh King

                  1. Do the Van Gaal-lem Shake
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I think A but could be close dependent on King

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    A comfortably imo.

                  3. NoWayJose
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Thanks!

                • Druze
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Adams and Siggy/Richarlison
                  or.
                  Kean and VVD

                • Lebowski85
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I'm thinking Son is essential from GW3...anyone agree?

                  In which case...what's the best 16m striker/mid pairing to start the season?

                  I'm currently on either Kane/Jorginho or Wilson/Moura +0.5

                  Then gonna go Deleofeu/Son GW3....good plan?

                  1. Respect My Authoritah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Not essential, no.

                    5.1 ppg last season, the same as Pogba who's priced 1.0m less.

                    1. Lebowski85
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      That's a fair shout. I just think his away form in exceptional. Pogba does have penalties though I guess

                  2. Udo
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    The plan might be essential but it could very well be Pepe, KDB, etc. instead of Son, and the same for the 6.5 forward. The 16m budget seems quite perfect to be able to play around. Keep it in mind and see how the 1st 2GWs go, and then re-asses.

                    1. Lebowski85
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Yeah man. Several good combos on offer...

                  3. FPL Mountaineer
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Deulofeu/Son is a good combination but don't do it at the expense of Kane. I believe Kane will absolutely smash it this season.

                  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Deulo vs Cardiff/Huddersifeld = 60 points in 4 games
                    Deulo vs Everyone Else = 76 points in 23 games

                    That was as a midfielder

                    Doesn't guarantee anything of course, but something to be aware of!

                    Son & Pogba are the two players that worry me as I don't have an either route to either

                    Son to a lesser extent as GW3 is way off in the hazy distance of late August, and is also close enough to an International break that it mighn't be too damaging to wait until GW5 for him

                    1. Lebowski85
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      I've gone for Wilson/Sigurdsson as a place holder until the 9.5/6.5 combo emerges. Seems safe

                • So Troublesome
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Kepa
                  Awb VVD Maguire Robbo
                  Zaha Siggy Sterling Perez
                  Lacazette Wilson

                  Button, Dendoncker, Kelly, Jota

                  Please let me know if this has weaknesses.

                  1. Do the Van Gaal-lem Shake
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Other than double United defence, looks well rounded!

                    1. So Troublesome
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      I can see United improving at the back this season. Cheers

                • RED_ARMY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Is Chambers nailed ?

                • Do the Van Gaal-lem Shake
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I’ve come round to a more balanced team, having played around with premium heavy/back heavy etc...thoughts? I think the only positions I’m still contemplating are Adams/Jota to any of Wesley, King, Murray, Wood etc and i’m happy for Barkley to be my main punt

                  Henderson
                  Robertson TAA Zinchenko
                  Salah Sterling KDB Perez Barkley
                  Jota Adams

                  Bench; Guilbert Lundstram Greenwood

                  1. Chazz69
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Barkley and Adams look dodgy, Rest is solid

                    1. Do the Van Gaal-lem Shake
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Cheers, I think Barkley will be decent till RLC returns, Adams I agree is a punt

                  2. FPL Mountaineer
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Keep Barkley. He's one of the best bargains at the moment.