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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
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Best option out of;

    1. Stones
    2. Zinchenko

    Thanks

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tough one, probably Olex

    2. zaidinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days 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
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone else considering Kean then?

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      price?

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days 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
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They still need a cb

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

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

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

      Would like to see his price

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

      I will monitor at least 3 GW

  3. kime67
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    How serious is laporte injury?

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

      What injury?

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

        Knock

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

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

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

      Since when is Alli out?

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

        Poch said out for while with hamstring injury

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

      Son being suspended helps too.

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

      According to Pochettino. Google it x

    4. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Alli out??? What happened?

      1. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Re-occurring hamstring injury.

    5. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

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

  6. mdm
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Best 4.5 def?

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Dunk if he goes to Leicester, otherwise probably Cathcart

    2. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Dunk or Diop...

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Kiko Femenia

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

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

    5. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Masuaku

  7. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days 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
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sacrifice kdb to get a better striker

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

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

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

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

          1. Helia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

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

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days 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
    1 month, 13 days 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
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Auba and Jota

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      2

  9. Cheshire Duck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days 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
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wilson to vardy

    2. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Rash to Vardy, Barkley to 6,5 striker,

  10. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A- Wilson, Coleman

    B- Fraser, Digne

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

      B

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    4. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days 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
        1 month, 13 days ago

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

  11. Dreaming of glory
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days 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
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No City? Ballsy, defo not Zaha

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

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

    1. Geordie19
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

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

  13. deathcabofdevil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days 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
        1 month, 13 days 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
          1 month, 13 days ago

          gh0126 on FPL site

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            You’re welcome 🙄

            1. deathcabofdevil
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Sorry about that. Just read your reply. Thanks !

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

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

    1. Geordie19
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days 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
    1 month, 13 days ago

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

  16. Geordie19
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days 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
    1 month, 13 days 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
    1 month, 13 days ago

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

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Old habits die hard, he has always been suspect

    2. Amey
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Arsenal Defense??
        Not for me

      • Sarri, not Sarri
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days 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
      1 month, 13 days 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
        1 month, 13 days ago

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

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

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

      2. Amey
          1 month, 13 days ago

          6m striker ??
          Which one ??

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

            Murray, Ings, Che Adams

            1. Amey
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Uninspiring options aren't they 😕

          2. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days 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
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Good point

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

              Solid team! I like it

            2. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days 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

          7. Barnes Owl
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days 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
              1 month, 13 days 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
                1 month, 13 days ago

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

          8. cheeky moses
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            GTG?

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

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

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

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

                Thanks. Why Adams over ings?

                1. Jimmy Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 13 days 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.

          10. Big Red Rom
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days 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
              1 month, 13 days 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
                1 month, 13 days ago

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

              2. Big Red Rom
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days 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
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Agree

          11. The Fantasy Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 13 days 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
              1 month, 13 days 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
              1 month, 13 days ago

              And his unique clean sheets 😉

              1. The Fantasy Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 13 days 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.

          12. Tiamani Warrior
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Does McGinn take any set pieces?

          13. Atletico Junior
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days 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
              1 month, 13 days ago

              A

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

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