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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 1

FPL Question Time returns for the 2019/20 campaign and we are inviting Fantasy Football Scout users to submit their questions ahead of Friday’s Gameweek 1 deadline.

Be it premium midfielders, ‘big six’ assets, five at the back, £4.0m options or any other subject you’re musing on, be sure to ask your question via the Google Form below.

As per last season, we have recruited the services of some familiar names from our site and on social media to share their opinion on the subjects you raise.

Who’s on the panel this week?

FPL General – Contributor to the Scout site who has three finishes inside the top 400 in the last five seasons and who has a huge following on Twitter. General – aka Mark – also appeared on the official FPL Show last season.

Who Got the Assist? – Tom and Nick run one of Twitter’s most active Fantasy accounts and run their very own blog, also producing an excellent regular podcast.

FPL Family – Lee and Sam run the popular Fantasy podcast and Twitter account. They were guests on the FPL Show last season.

Ted / Rotation’s Alter Ego – Moderator and the site’s recently appointed Assistant Community Manager. Ted finished 633rd in the world last season.

James / HamezMace  – A long-term member of and frequent poster to the Fantasy Football Scout site.

Tom / avfc82 – A long-term member of and frequent poster to the Fantasy Football Scout site. Tom has a remarkable five top 1,000 finishes to his name in ten years of playing FPL.

 

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  1. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Best option out of;

    1. Stones
    2. Zinchenko

    Thanks

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Tough one, probably Olex

    2. zaidinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Zinchenko for me.
      Stones will face tougher competition from Otamendi, as he was great today in the community shield.

  2. Bob Vrabkab
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone else considering Kean then?

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      price?

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Dunno but anything 7.5 or under he's in for me with those fixtures and the lack of competition

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      They still need a cb

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Hopefully they'll just opt for a we'll score more than you strategy

    3. Joga Bonito®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Would like to see his price

    4. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      I will monitor at least 3 GW

  3. kime67
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    How serious is laporte injury?

    1. The Cherry Picker
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      What injury?

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

        Knock

  4. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    HamezMace - apologies, I couldn't find your FPL history or anything so if you want to give me a line or two for the above mini-bio then, by all means do so!

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Is Moura nailed in Spurs team with Dele Alli out for a few weeks ?

    1. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Since when is Alli out?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Poch said out for while with hamstring injury

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Son being suspended helps too.

    3. The Cherry Picker
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      According to Pochettino. Google it x

    4. KGFC
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Alli out??? What happened?

      1. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Re-occurring hamstring injury.

    5. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Interesting.
      He is my punt maybe I can keep him longer than 1 GW

  6. mdm
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Best 4.5 def?

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Dunk if he goes to Leicester, otherwise probably Cathcart

    2. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Dunk or Diop...

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Kiko Femenia

    4. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Dunk if he goes to Leicester
      Burnley's 4.5 full back

    5. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Masuaku

  7. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    RMT:

    Heaton Button
    Robertson VVD Zinchenko Coleman KWP
    Salah Sterling KDB Barkley Dendoncker
    Jota King Greenwood

    Comments appreciated?

    Thanks

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Sacrifice kdb to get a better striker

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        He looked great today though, so good I switched him in for Kane

        1. Cheshire Duck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          He's a great player but not reliable from a FPL point of view

          1. Helia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 9 hours ago

            Because of just last season?
            One of the most reliable picks I’d say.

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Not bad, maybe downgrade KWP and get a second keeper as you've only got 2 bench rotters

  8. Lovefootball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    What pairing would be best to start the season with:
    1) Lacazette and Wilson
    or
    2) Aubamayang and King

    Before the Arsenal-Barca game I was leaning towards option 1 (no doubt that Wilson is a better option than King IMO), but with Lacazette being doubtful for GW1 I am not sure anymore.

    1. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Auba and Jota

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      2

  9. Cheshire Duck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    my team atm :
    Pope - Heaton
    Lowton - Robertson - Stones (or zinchenko) - Lundstram - Dunk
    Salah - Sterling - Barkley - McGinn - Pérez
    Wilson - Locadia - Rashford

    Still have 1m ITB, what's the best option ?
    A) keep and upgrade Stones to Laporte when fit
    B) Lundstram to a nailed def
    C) Wilson to Vardy
    D) other ?

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Wilson to vardy

    2. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Rash to Vardy, Barkley to 6,5 striker,

  10. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    A- Wilson, Coleman

    B- Fraser, Digne

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      B

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      A

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      B

    4. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Thanks, slightly advancing Wilson than Fraser but Digne will be missed. Wilson played 600 lesser mins than Fraser last season.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Last season was the first time Wilson completed over 2000 mins in the Premier league. Injury-prone?

  11. Dreaming of glory
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    RMT

    Heaton - McGovern

    Dunk - VVD - TAA - coleman - hanley
    Zaha - salah - barkley - richarilson - dendoncker
    Kane - vardy - Gray

    O itb.
    Not sure in gray any better 6m strikers?

    1. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      No City? Ballsy, defo not Zaha

      1. Dreaming of glory
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Can drop kane and get sterling or aguero in but fancy kane for the first few games anyway. It is the standout thing i notice everytime i review my team tho, i feel like i need a city player

  12. Joga Bonito®
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Thoughts on Haller? I think he’s going to be quality but put off by the City fixture first up.

    1. Geordie19
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      I like him and fornals. May go one of them even vs City

  13. deathcabofdevil
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Does anybody know how to participate in 'FFS Head-To-Head Leagues' hosted by Mir and Geoff ? I guess it was announced towards the end of last season.

      1. deathcabofdevil
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 21 hours ago

        Read the article already. It says there will be no entry form, instead will be a mini-league created to track voluntary participants. Has it already been started ?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          gh0126 on FPL site

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

            You’re welcome 🙄

            1. deathcabofdevil
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 12 hours ago

              Sorry about that. Just read your reply. Thanks !

  14. Rocky.007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    A) Siggy and Wilson
    B) Kdb and Jota (any 6.5 striker)

    1. Geordie19
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      B

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      This is the big question for me too, B because you can get Son when back.

  15. Carlton P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    For gw 1+2 only
    a) Auba/Kane + Barkley
    B) Haller + KDB
    Likely to go with Haller + KDB/Son from gw3

  16. Geordie19
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Pope
    Coleman, VVd, Laporte
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Perez
    King, Kane
    11th player either McGinn or Joelinton
    Kelly, Lundstram, Button subs with one of above.
    Martial is a bit bold as is Joelinton

  17. mdm
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Best 6.0 fwd:

    A. Murray
    B. Wesley
    C. Ings
    D. Adams
    E. Benteke

  18. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Chambers looking suspect at the back. I'll let him off being against Barca, preseason and still not conceded.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Old habits die hard, he has always been suspect

    2. Amey
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Arsenal Defense??
        Not for me

      • Sarri, not Sarri
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Just paves the way for a Holding. Have more confidence in him than Chambers whom I honestly believe is better in midfield than in defence.

    3. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      With Cancelo coming in, Zinchenko having a pretty average game, Otamendi starting with Stones, I think it's safe to assume that Laporte and Ederson are the only 2 viable options from City def.

      Go big or go home.

      Think I'll avoid City def and rather go with a 3rd striker and play 343.

      Many good strikers at the 6-6.5m mark.

      1. Cheshire Duck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Cancelo will challenge Walker. Angelino is there for the left back

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          Mate. I've said Laporte and Ederson are the ONLY 2 nailed options.

      2. Amey
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          6m striker ??
          Which one ??

          1. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Murray, Ings, Che Adams

            1. Amey
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Uninspiring options aren't they 😕

          2. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            You need to consider was Zinchenko was up against today.

            He won't play against the 2nd best team & Mo Salah every week

            1. Amey
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Good point

              • Whats the Mata?
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Yes but it was a poor performance afterall with Angelino ready.

                Yes I still believe Zinchenko will continue starting but until when? I can see rotation there. Imo, there are good nailed on options in attack that are being neglected. Incase they don't work, a switch is always possible.

          3. Oooo Matron
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            What do we think about these two teams? Basically to Kane or not to Kane.

            A)
            Ryan
            TAA Van Dijk Coleman Stones
            Salah Sterling Tielemans
            Kane King Locadia 

            Subs: Dendoncker, Romeu, Kelly

            B)

            Ryan
            TAA Van Dijk Digne Laporte
            Salah Sterling Tielemans Moura Fraser
            King

            Subs: Lundstrom, Greenwood, Wickham

          4. Swills
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Would love opinions on my team

            Ryan
            Robertson Laporte VVD Coleman
            Salah Sterling Richarlison Fraser
            Jota King

            Bench: Button Kelly Deondecker Greenwood

            Any suggestions appreciated

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Good team. Richarlison only just back and Everton not scored well preseason so perhaps Moura/BSilva/Martial/Pulisic better option

              J

          5. dmkp
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            From previous post

            A. Stones, McGinn, Kane (Wickham)

            B. (4.5 Def), DSilva, Jota, Wilson

            To go with
            Salah, Sterling, Perez, Dendonker
            Murray

          6. Jimmy Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Opinions on the refined Auba, Sterling, Salah draft?

            Heaton
            Zinch - van Dijk - Coleman
            Sterling - Salah - Doucoure - Fraser - Perez
            Auba - Adams

            4.0m - Greenwood - Kelly - Lundstram (standard fodder bench lmao)

            1. cheeky moses
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Solid team! I like it

            2. Tsparkes10
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Nice but I want Robo and TAA tbh. Thinking Bilva and KDB over Sterling and Douc. Do like the Watford lads though :). Few maverick pics but I like them all

            3. Barnes Owl
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Thoughts on this 3-5-2 out of 10?

              Heaton
              TAA - Digne - Zinc
              Salah - Sterling - KDB - Perez - McGinn
              Wilson - Jota

              McGovern - Rico - Lundstram - Greenwood

              Any advice greatly appreciated! Cheers

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                8 - I would rather Pope and also consider Barkley over McGinn and Ings/Wesley over Jota who has long trip for Europa game

                1. Barnes Owl
                  • 1 Year
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Good point on Jota there, thanks. I did consider Wesley over McGinn but not sold on Barkley..

            4. cheeky moses
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              GTG?

              Ryan
              TAA, VVD, Laporte, Digne
              Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Perez
              Wilson, Murray

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Same as mine except I have Moura over Fraser and Ings over Murray so nice team!

            5. Hog Roast Junkie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              What’s people’s thoughts on
              A) Barkley and 4.5m forward
              or
              B) 4.5m mid and Ings/Murray

              1. Jimmy Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Assuming you're benching the 4.5 I'd rather Dendoncker and Adams over Ings at 6.0m

                1. Hog Roast Junkie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Thanks. Why Adams over ings?

                  1. Jimmy Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Ings much more likely to get injured and force a FPL transfer. Feel like Adams will be slightly preferred by Hasenhuttl as he brought him in.

            6. Big Red Rom
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              First draft I’ve posted. Would love to know thoughts

              Pope •
              Robbo / TAA / Stones •
              Salah / Sterling / KDB / Pérez / Robinson/Mcginn •
              Haller / Wesley •

              Also, Robinson or Mcginn, what are your thoughts?

              1. Hog Roast Junkie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                McGinn

                Untried front line so plenty of risk but could work out nicely. Too much risk for me but good luck

                1. Hog Roast Junkie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Think Stones will miss plenty of games to Otamendi. Make sure you have a playing bench

                2. Big Red Rom
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  There’s just no value up front!

                  This the FPL bods need to rethink the striker pricing next year

                  1. Hog Roast Junkie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Agree

            7. The Fantasy Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Probably been discussed before. But anyone change their minds after today about which two of VVD, TAA or Robertson?

              TAA coming off brought back memories of benchings last season.

              1. dmkp
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                TAA was never nailed on for every game, I've always thought Vvd was the better pick

                I think taa & vvd will have similar points but vvd is cheaper

              2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                And his unique clean sheets 😉

                1. The Fantasy Doctor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  I’m trying to work out which is worse. Having your player unexpectedly benched or missing a 15 point haul but still having at least 6.

            8. Tiamani Warrior
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Does McGinn take any set pieces?

            9. Atletico Junior
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Which is better:
              - Zinchenko on a 442

              - Any 6M mid on a 352 (Barkley/Mount/Grealish/Trossard/etc...)

              1. Sarri, not Sarri
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                A

              2. Hog Roast Junkie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Start with a but be ready to swap quickly to b when it becomes clearer which mid to get and Mendi returns