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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. MFC86
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Which combo scores higher?
    A) Sterling and king
    b) Kane and KDB

    1. Sparkys Barmy Army
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Jealous Viper
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

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

      bit of cash difference

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

      B but it costs 2m more.

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

    How would you free up 0.5 to do VVD -> Robbo?

    Pope Button
    TAA VVD Laporte Digne Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Fraser Dendoncker
    DCL King Greenwood

    1. Sparkys Barmy Army
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Siggy > Pulisic/Martial/Lucas

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

      Fraser -> Perez or Tielmans

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      DCL isn't nailed. Everton are close to confirming new striker signing.

    4. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sigurdsson out for Tielemans

  3. Jealous Viper
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Bottomed
    Any Villa fans here? Thoughts on McGinn? Plan to rotate him with Dunk assuming Dunk ends up making the move to Leicester.

    Start Dunk gw1 and then might play McGinn for a while. Does he have any attacking threat?

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

      He does score goals and does have assists in him. More of a work Horse runs and runs. Does Tend to pick up Yellow cards though. Think he had around 13/14 last year. Think the wingers are Villas best bet for points. Just depends who nails down a two of the three spots between El Ghazi, Treze and Jota.

      1. Jealous Viper
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Alright thanks. Do you think it's better to just downgrade to a 4.5 like dedoncker and use the money to upgrade dunk to maybe AWB

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

        Is McGinn battling with Hourihane for a place alongside Grealish and Luiz in midfield 3?

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

          Lol no way. McGinn starts every game if fit. Most Villa fans don't think Hourihane is good enough quality for PL myself included

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

        McGinn is in my team. He will score most points of Villa midfield imo

  4. bru10
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    please rate my team:

    pickford(button)
    TAA-Laporte-Maguire(Diop-Lundstram)
    Salah-Sterling-Perez-Sigi(Dendoncker)
    Jota-King-Deu

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Very similar to mine so gd!

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

    Anyone concerned about King’s minutes in preseason?

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

      See how he gets on today.

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

      Yeah just got to watch today. Solvable played yesterday so think he will

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

        Solanke*

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yup, think Wilson is a much superior pick atm. Today should tell us more though!

  6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A or B?
    A. Wilson, Sterling +0.5m
    B. Kane, KDB
    Ta.

    1. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A by a mile

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

      B

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

      A for sure yeah

    4. Holteenderinthesky
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A all day. Sterling out scores KDB comfortably.

      1. HamezMace
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Surely Kane outscores Wilson comfortably though?

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

          Not over the first few gws. And Wilson was only .1 points per match below Kane last year.

          1. HamezMace
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            In the first few games the fixtures are pretty even for Spurs, and Bournemouth, but Kane is the better player, in a better team, and on penalties. I'm confident he'll outscore Wilson, and besides, the question wasn't 'which option for the first few games', so I answered based on a longer term points total.

        2. MFC86
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Exactly

    5. KunDogan (B.D.)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A

    6. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Def A. for me

    7. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      got A myself

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

    Omg a non early WC a draft :O thanks to guilty Siggy for the inspiration I may be starting to see light. What u think chaps? Auba > Kane GW3. Subject to a couple changes particularly with Robbo, Norwood and deeney’s places not secure just yet but v happy about the rest.

    Heaton
    TAA VVD Robertson
    Sterling Bilva Martial Perez
    Auba Deeney Murray

    Stek Norwood Montoya Rico

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

      I think triple pool defence is risky... one bad game and the whole backline is hit

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

        Yeah I am very confident in their defence aswell as their attacking returns tho. Just see how well they did last season

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

      Would just start Kane and save the transfer and Definitely wouldn’t go with a 20.5m triple pool defence personally.

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

        Yeah fair enough that. As I say Robbo is a bit up in the air atm and could downgrade him a little to upgrade Deeney. Regarding Kane I really don’t want to miss out on that arsenal attack for the two easiest fixtures of the season whilst Kane is play against city in one of his and plays so much worse without son. Would be straight in GW3 tho. Thanks mate

    3. AndyCook
      2 years, 1 month ago

      No Salah does help it look better. Captain chip spoils this game

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

        I think Kane(c) can match him in GW1, or at least soften the blow. Not gonna pretend that Salah isn't an absolute beast on his day, but the fixtures / captaincy options are still solid without him.

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

        Auba and sterling both good enough for me

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

      Good schit!

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

      If you rolled with this Ask Yourself, will you captain Auba or Sterling in GW1?

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

        🙂 and sterling I am 60/40 on. If fabianski is out for GW1 then 100% him. Not sure yet, both good for me

    6. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Traitor! Nice team

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

        Lol thanks mate. Starting to think I was sending myself crazy so having a quick detox. I will probably be back soon 😉

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Tbh this Mane 'news' has put a spanner in the works

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

            The stars a re-aligning. It was a good idea at first but with all the new news I am not so sure 🙁

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Yeah even Aurier is knocking about too now

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

                Nightmare mate, fun whilst it lasted. First the BB went down, now the early WC advantage is gone.

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

      Please join our H2H league “No Salah” 🙂
      Code: uexptg

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

        Lol I am going no salah but i’m Not goi g to commit long term 😉

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

    For those interested in Villa’s defence Douglas Luiz is still training in Brazil waiting for a work permit - unlikely to feature in GW1.

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

      Nakamba should fit in pretty nicely

      1. KAI SZN™
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        That's Marvelous

  9. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Kane and El Ghazi or
    Bernardo and Wilson?

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

      Be Careful with El Ghazi I'm not convinced he starts over Trezeguet and Jota ATM.

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

        Fair enough, other 5.5 I'm looking at is Buendia but his fixtures are worse

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

          Villa winger is a good punt. I just see Smith rotating them throughout the season. All 3 are good enough to start.

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

      B to start with. A from GW3 but with a better 5.5m mid

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

        cheers, also planning a Wilson>Haller move

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

          Yeah that would be nice too. Think Kane from GW3 onwards is a bit essential tho to put it lightly

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

    Bottomed...

    Pope
    TAA AWB Stones
    Sterling Pepe Bilva Barkley Tielemens
    Kane Wilson

    McGovern Lund Rico Hayden

    Not a fan of the super heavy spending in defence that has become the template so gone with some cheaper options. I believe guys like Stones/AWB/Coleman/KWP/Zouma will match the 6.5/7.0 defenders. Pretty sold on this bunch, so hopefully nothing comes up that leads me to change my team.

    Would love your thoughts, cheers.

    1. AndyCook
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I disagree that they will match them but they may represent better value. I feel Wilson and Pepe are overpriced but I like the players.

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

        I should of phrased it better, I should say I think they will match them over the beginning of the season (6-8 GWs). Pepe is definitely a risk, but feel he could continue with his form last year with plenty of options like Son and KDB I can move him to if it’s goes bad.

  11. fkmzcgp
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Pretty set on fitting Salah Kane and Sterling all in to my team but it means I’ll have to start a 4.5m defender every week, who’s the best option?

    On Cathcart atm

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

      Dunk when he goes to Leicester

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

        could be Tarkowski

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

      I like A.Smith for the first two

    3. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Are you rotating 4.5's?

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

        I’ll probably have to rotate them with a 4.5 mid (Dendoncker) or just start them every week

        1. HamezMace
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          4 at the back then?
          I'm playing 3-4-3, and the currently plan is to rotate Chambers with a WHU defender, they have a surprisingly nice rotation I've found.

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

            Chambers nailed?

            1. HamezMace
              • 7 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Has played pre-season pretty consistently, and Arsenal fans I've spoken to say he's done pretty well.
              Not sure who else they have with Koscielney on his way, and rumours still ongoing for Musafi.
              That's leave Chambers, Sokratis, and Holding, who is still injured. So I think Chambers starts the season, and it's his place to lose.

    4. Holteenderinthesky
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Guilbert could be a gem after the first GW. Villa have some very decent fixtures and he's looked very good pre season with some Assists as well.

    5. The Chosen One...
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Cathcart might not even be first choice. I would go Femenia if you want Watford.

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

      I’m on Adam Smith. Looks fairly nailed with all the injuries and he has attacking threat

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

      You don't have to start a 4.5 defender you can get a reasonable draft like thus one I tried but I personally wouldnt go for it think you give up too much in defence and attack overall :

      4.5 4.0
      Ziv Coleman taa vvd 4.0
      Salah sterling Barkley 4.5 4.5
      Kane king Wesley

  12. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Apologies if this has been posted Klopp: “Sadio had 16 days off, he will be in a good shape. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t eat too much, he had a training programme.

    “Maybe after 10 days probably he started with a little bit of running, so I think he will be fine [to play against Norwich]. But we have to see.”

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

      Wow nice

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

      Really want to start him....

      Think he will out score Salah.

    3. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Saw this last night as well. Not good news for those Origi owners, although it's a blessing in disguise for them really.

      ...In case he's not caught up with you yet, can you email Berbs?

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

        Origi was never a good idea. :).

        1. HamezMace
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          As a one week punt he was looking okay, but the problem I think not enough people realised was that there was no 5.5m extra strategy.
          Now it looks like he's a risk for GW1 anyway, hopefully people will avoid altogether.

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What the ruddy hell is this

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

    Left it quite late to draft a first team this year. Would appreciate thoughts on this:

    Pope Button
    TTA Zinchenko Coleman Rico Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez Dendocker
    Lacazette Jota Greenwood

    Found it really difficult to pick a front line this year. Seems more value in the midfield than the forwards.

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

      Really nice team.... then I realised you have to play one of Lund/Rico/Greenwood/Den per week.

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

      Laca to Wilson and upgrade Rico or Lundstram. Could either do Dendonker to Barkley

  14. Jacky boy
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    With rico out of options, lundstram or kelly? Or any better 4.0?

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

      What's wrong with Rico?

  15. Holteenderinthesky
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Think I'm fairly settled with this team for the first two GWs.

    Heaton
    TAA, Robbo, Laporte, Ake
    Sterling, Salah, Siggy, Perez
    Wilson, Adams

    Bench Fodder.

    Plan would be to swap Ake after the first two GWs once we find out who is starting out of the cheaper defenders.

    What's everyone think ?

    1. Young Lingard
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      If Bournemouth can keep a one or even two clean sheets you’re laughing ; it’s their best chance but they have been awful in defence for years and have injuries atm . But risk pays off go for it !

      I’m hesitant on siggy btw but when kean is priced I’ll have a look at Everton again

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

        Cheers. Hoping I can get 1 clean sheet before I swap him in GW3. Siggy has been in most of my drafts. Should be on Pens and can't look past their fixtures. Defence might be weakened but I think they still have goals in them.

  16. Valar(Keith)
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    The more I think about it the more I like the idea of captain choices and value budget options.. At the end of the day the mid priced options offer neither captaincy nor value. What I mean is if you get say Salah, Sterling, Aubameyang /Kane.. You get 3 different captaincy options every week and you can pick the best ones based on their fixture ie easy home etc. Gives you a higher chance of hitting a double figure captaincy and hitting a good captaincy score usually means you get a good week. At the same time there are so many options this year in midfield at sub 6.5(Leicester, Chelsea, promoted sides, Ceballos) and forwards at sub 6.5(only about 8 teams have their strikers above 6.5) that there's a high chance you'll strike value at under 6.5 in these positions. Add the fact that Liverpool offer amazing points potential in defense and that you have a lot of 5.5 defenders(Everton, City, spurs, manutd) and 4.5 gks(Heaton, Pope, Henderson) this season and i can't look past the team below 🙂
    Heaton*
    VVD TAA Coleman Zinchenko*
    Salah Sterling Perez Robinson*
    Auba/Kane King*

    With the majority of my weekly transfers spent on the * players hoping to catch them at the right time based on form and fixtures. Of course if it all goes wrong I have 3 money banks in SSK/A and I'm just 2 transfers away from a revamp.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I hope I've not started a "Explain your RMT" trend with this lol.

    2. AndyCook
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You would have to work the numbers but I am of the opinion that the best mid priced midfielders offer significantly better value than the premiums (once you take away the 4.5M min spend on an attacking player) when you consider that you can only captain one and the difference between a good captain and the best captain is often small

      1. AndyCook
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Kane is a discretionary spend of 5.5M and say Martial is a discretionary spend of only 3M. Martial and Zaha for example will outscore Kane and any 4.5M over a season and I don’t think that will be made up by the small captaincy benefit

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

      Permacaptain Salah last two seasons would have done better than most chopping and changing. I think it's very risky having three big hitters as it will be impossible to pick the right one each week. Two is headache enough imo, still gives you a balanced squad around so you can jump on those midprice bandwagons when they emerge (say Wilson/Bilva/Haller)

    4. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I prefer to rotate captaincy between Salah and Sterling and strengthen the rest of my team with cash that would be spent on another premium. Different strokes and all that. Good luck.

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

    A. Kane KDB Perez

    Or

    B. Sterling Jota Martial/Moura

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

      A out the two. But I'd really want sterling.

      Maybe c? Sterling, Wilson, Barkley? Think it's the same value

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

        Have Barkley already. Could do Sterling Laca perez

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

          Is That not more expensive than the others ? If you can afford to get laca in I'd be punting on Pepe if you want an arsenal player

  18. Young Lingard
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    a) Ryan

    Trent Gomez(wan) Coleman Cathcart

    Salah Sterling Perez

    Wilson Kane Wesley

    b) Ryan

    KWP AWB. Trent Virgil

    Salah. Sterling. De Bruyne tielmans

    Wilson. Che Adams(wesley)

    I’m pretty set on A going forward with the intention to x2 swap Wilson for fodder and reinforce money into Laporte or upgrade midfield in GW3
    Just cramming in Kane is difficult atm

  19. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    http://WWW.Pepe team:

    Ederson
    Robertson / TAA / Digne / AWB (Lundstram)
    Sterling / Pepe / Fraser / Perez (Dendoncker)
    Wilson / Wood (Wesley)

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

      Would want a second captain option.

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Sterling captain until wildcard, don't mind a punty VC.

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Wesley in for GW2 and Perez to the bench for Stamford Bridge fixture?

  20. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A) VVD, Laporte, Coleman

    B) Robbo, Zinchenko, Digne

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

      B

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

        but TAA over Robbo if you don't have him

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B with TAA not Robbo. If you already own TAA then B with VVD

    3. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A

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

      Already have TAA, should probably have mentioned that..

    5. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B asking as Zinchenko is nailed

    6. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I went for A myself. Just not sure Zinc is nailed on, and I don't want to WC early

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

        Makes a lot of sense, currently on that one

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

    KDB or Laca

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

      Laca

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

      If your considering Lacazette. I'd prefer to take the gamble on Pepe.

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

        Mmhm Pepe's an interesting one but he's coming from Ligue un. I feel like we're forgetting the quality of KDB

        1. AndyCook
          2 years, 1 month ago

          KDB is great, Lacazette should do well too though. It’s all about where KDB plays. Pepe is the exciting wildcard, they all have merits

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

          Mbappe plays in the same league and everyone raves about him. Think he ran him close for POTY. KDB Is quality but I fully expect him to play a deeper role this year.

    3. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      De Bruyne

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

        yeh I like the fact he's potentially the furthest most forward midfielder

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

      Laca for me

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

    Good to go?

    Pope / (Button)
    Trent / Robertson / Digne / Coleman / (4.0)
    Sterling / Richarlison / Pulisic / Pérez / (4.5)
    Kane / Haller / (4.5)

    So it's a 4-4-2. My plan is to swap Sterling and Salah every time I feel one will score more points than the other. Just deciding on where to drop the 0.5m

  23. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Looking forward to seeing the reaction to the many pre-season games on today! I’m sure new names will be flying into peoples drafts!

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

      13 games! Chances for a whole new template team 😉

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

        hopefully in consolidates my team somewhat

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

          that's the dream

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

            but then people will steal your players

        2. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          That’s why I’m hoping

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            What

    2. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Doubt it mate, so many people have posted their 'final' drafts already.

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

        🙂

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

    Anyone thinking of either of the arsenal front 3? And if so which 1

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

      Pepe for me

    2. AndyCook
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I don’t think I would start with any but they would be on the watchlist.

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

      Tinkering with laca. Risky??

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

      Lacazette locked in for me, compliments Salah and Sterling well for team balance and great opening fixtures

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

        Lace over vardy? I'm kind of split between he 2 after I decided against kane

  25. martyhan
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Thoughts please

    Pope button
    Coleman zinch vvd robbo (lundstrum)
    Barkley Salah Sterling Perez (dendoncker)
    Adams Kane (greenwood)

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

      If you don't see a problem in having no 7-10.5M attackers.
      Personally think it will be hard for you to jump on emerging bandwagons with those price points

  26. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    how big is the difference of Digne and Coleman?

    I don't reaelly watch everton game so not sure how they play

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

      Digne has set pieces and creates more chances. Coleman does well too for 0.5. Would pick at least one, maybe even both for their opening fixtures. Certainly Coleman over Robinson/McGinn 😀

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

        Coleman does well for 0.5 less*

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      set piece is the only difference I guess

  27. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    How many players are nailed in your starting XI atm?

    Just the 5 for me (Ederson, Robertson, TAA, Sterling, Wilson), the rest still open to change!

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

      TAA and Auba the only ones safe for me atm

    2. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      10

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Nice!

        1. Hot Toddy
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Only decision is which keeper but its looking like Pope at the minute.

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

      No Salah?

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        No Salah, Mo Fun 🙂

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Salah, Digne, Van Dijk

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

      Heaton
      TAA VVD Digne
      Sterling Salah

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

      Heaton
      VVD
      Salah Sterling Perez
      Laca

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

      Kane
      Sterling
      Tielemans
      TAA

      A few others are very close to nailed but still need to explore all options.

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

    A or B - first to 5 votes wins.

    A - Siggy and King
    B- Perez and Wilson

    1. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      b

    2. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

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

      Perez and King + 1.5m

  29. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    0.5 itb...

    A) Walker, KDB, Deulofeu
    B) Stones, Barkley, Aubameyang

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

    Which would you downgrade by 0.5m to get a 4.5 defender (Over Lundstram & Kelly):

    A) Robbo to VVD
    B) TAA to VVD
    C) Digne to Coleman
    D) Barkley to 5.5
    E) None and just start Lundstram or Kelly (Dendoncker off bench if no show)

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      C

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

      B as TAA isn't nailed on. Gomez is back and will likely play tougher games like last season when fit.