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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. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    So if Man U buy another player for 32mill they will have spent 1 billion on transfers since last winning the title in 2013 😆

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      In comparison to who? City and Chelsea who would be in the bottom half of the table / the Championship without rich owners or Liverpool who haven't won the league in nearly 30 years? United are fine.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        There's no comparison. It's stating a figure

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Why mention a title at all then?

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Because that's the point in time when it was compiled in the article I read.

      2. sumatera
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        LOL over defensive United fan. He wasn't even comparing or judging just making a statement of fact

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Why mention the title in that case? Very immature Australians

          1. Schliegs
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Kiwi is New Zealand bro...

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Jesus. No reaction from me whatsoever.

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Lol and they’re rubbish

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        You support Everton chief

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Incredible really. Woodward knows how to make and spend a bunse, I’ll give him that.

  2. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    So, Trippier sold, Foyth out for 'many weeks' according to Poch, and Aurier still injured (and arguably not trusted by Poch anyways)... do we have KWP at 5m in our teams?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Went with Lloris at 5.5 as KWP will be temporary imo

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I think he is worth a punt. Easy to replace him with another 5.0 or a high performing 4.5 if he gets dropped.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      It's now being reported that Alli's hammy's gone again and he's out for a few weeks. What with Son's suspension, I fear Spud's first team is broken from top to tail. For me, it's avoid any of their assets at this time.

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Wouldn't Son and Alli out mean they are more defensive minded and more likely to keep a clean sheet?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          I think in the modern game at the top level you defend from the front. A patched-up squad lacks optimum communication and understanding skills, which renders them more vulnerable throughout. Besides, I can't see their fans accepting facing Villa at home and playing more defensively.

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            good points

    4. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      If you can bench him v City, looks good.

  3. steven8991
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Which combo?

    A. Walker, Barkley, Wood, Wilson
    B. Laporte, Eriksen, King, Greenwood

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      B

  4. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    RMT 352

    Lloris
    Robbo, Zinchenko, Coleman
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Barkley, Robinson
    Kane, Jota/ King

    Button, Greenwood, Rico, Lundstram

    Haven’t decided on King or Jota yet

    1. JRO093
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Go King, IMO. Would also do Coleman to Digne and downgrade Lloris to 4.5, but that's just me (you could then upgrade Rico to a 4.5 for your bench..

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers m8

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      King 7 goals that weren't penalties last season. No thanks

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        But Jota will be hungover with his Euro duties...

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah so neither for me

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Not much going around that price range unfortunately

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Rather Wesley or Adams or go for a 7.5

    3. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Not sure I'd go with Lloris. Suggest you downgrade to Pope or Heaton or Ryan and upgrade Robinson. I'd go Jota over King as King hasn't played much preseason I believe.

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks m8!

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Pope+Heaton+0.5 better than Lloris+Button. Wouldn't surprise of Pope and Heaton both outscore Lloris for the season

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers m8, will have a look

    5. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      King very overrated. Get Jota, Wesley , Adams, Ings

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah will have a look, cheers

  5. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Siggy expected to do well, but Everton very goal-shy... Great fixtures, but is Digne perhaps enough? Thoughts?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Digne enough for now

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Digne is definitely enough Everton for now.

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I'd say Siggy isn't expected to do well

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I think with their fixtures all their defence is good value - Digne, Coleman, Pickford. But I'd wait until they start firing before considering their midf or attack.

      1. JRO093
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Good shout

    5. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Think preseason isn’t as important as it’s perceived. Spurs beat Roma 7-0 or something under Santini...

      Rich and Siggy are quite pricey...deciding between them and the City Silvas at the moment...it’s tough.

  6. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    How would you spend an extra 0.5? Upgrade Trossard, Wesley or KWP?

    Pope
    VVD Robbo AWB KWP
    Salah Sterling KDB Trossard
    Wilson Wesley

    Button; Lundstrom Dendoncker Wickham

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Button>Heaton

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        I've considered that but haven't had much luck in the past with rotating 4.5 keepers. Feel like the money can be better spent upgrading Trossard to Perez or KWP to another 5.5 defender?

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Upgrade Wesley imho, can you stretch to Jota?

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        I would with the 0.5 I have in the bank. However, not completely sold on Jota particularly due to Wolves fixtures.

    3. JRO093
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      It won't cost you, but isn't Murray a better shout than Wesley..?

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Murray is getting on. Wesley is a better shout at that price imo.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          With Brighton buying yet another striker today (Maupay), it's impossible to know who's nailed. Whilst Villa have bought over a dozen new faces this summer, it doesn't look like Wesley's place is threatened, so he's definitely the better punt out of the two.

  7. Canary_Kid
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Pope Button
    Robbo VVD Montoya Bednarek | Rico
    Salah KDB Ozil | Leitner Dendoncker
    Auba Wilson Haller

    Bednarek rotates nicely with Leitner for the first 5 weeks, Ozil is my punt for the first two weeks with those fixtures and playing behind Laca Auba and Pepe.

    I know it's a bit different but thoughts on this team?

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Ozil? Bednarek? Montoya? You need a rethink

  8. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Ederson
    Robbo,Vvd,Walker,digne
    Salah,perez,sterling,Mc ginn
    Wilson, jota

    Walker will be monitor for first week, if laporte start i will transfer laporte in, having balance 0.5 m.Suggestion on team please

  9. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Zinchenko or Stones?

    1. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Zinchenko should be locked for the first few weeks and probably a slightly better given attacking returns, but if you want a season keeper go stones as Zinch may lose his position as the season goes on.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Very tricky and a dilemma I'm pouring over. Both seem certain to start, but neither overly impressed in pre-season. If Zink doesn't step up, Angelino and later Mendy is waiting; if Stones stays at the same level, there's only Otamendi to take his place and I get the feeling Pep is cool on him.

      On the other hand, while both are playing, Zink's good for more assists.

      I'm currently nudging nearer to Stones for security of starts, but it's a close call.

  10. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha or Fraser for the first 5 weeks?

    1. smix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Fraser between the two. Zaha is too unsettled at the moment

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Don’t you think Fraser a bit unsettled too?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          If Fraser is at Bournemouth on Friday, put that notion down to papertalk and don't worry about him.

          1. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Well yes but same applies to Zaha

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Not exactly the same. Zaha's made it clear publically that he wanted to go to Arsenal and would like to move on. Don't think Fraser's ever spoken about wanting to leave Cherries. But if Zaha's a good professional it shouldn't matter if he stays at Palace.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Don't even know where Zaha's going to be. If he moves (Everton?) he'll need time to settle; if he doesn't - Palace 🙁
      Fraser just seems a more secure pick to me. fwiw I'm on Pulisic and Maddison.

    3. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      What’s even happening with Zaha now?
      Out of the two i’d go Fraser, Palace apparently not great during pre season.

    4. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Cheers guys, heard alot of rumours that had put me off fraser but i think im back on.

  11. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Do you think Salah will outscore Kane 30-40p? 1.5M can help you upgrade 4.5M to 6.0 gk (score 30-50p more than 4.5M gk? And you can get robertson too

    1. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I like your thinking, but that only really works if you are planning on keeping the players for the whole of the season, which is probably a bit of wishful thinking as its a very fickle game. I don't like to think much more than 5 weeks at a time.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I think salah will outscore Kane. Not sure by how many 😛

  12. Amey
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Morning All.
    A. Wilson 4.5m Midfielder (bench) 5.5m Midfielder
    B. Fraser Trossard 4.5m striker (bench)

    Which is better ??
    Fraser to martial is the intended transfer after 2 gw's atm

  13. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Digne or Walker?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Walker had a good game yesterday but Digne is the one.

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Digne or any other city defender? (6.0 max)

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          6m defender - yes, #1 Digne. Then Azpili and Luiz.

        2. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          I think Digne is the best 6m in the entire game, any position.

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Cho when he returns

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              He'll be rotated; Digne's nailed for every PL game.

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

                Not sure he’ll be rotated much after people see what he’s capable of

          2. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Perez, Jota are far better. Possibly barkley

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              6.5, not 6m.

              1. Jacky boy
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

                Defenders base price is 4.0
                You can sell a defender to 4.0 and upgrade 4.5 mid to 6.5
                Both will cost 2.0 purely

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Walker

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Until recently I'd have said Walkr will end the season with more points, but now it looks highly likely that City are spending over 50 million on a RB so his or at least game time place is threatened. So, Digne!

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        I agree signing cancelo is not great for walker
        But can't see him being dropped ! Maybe they will play together

        1. King Holebas
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          How will that work?

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            They can play with 3 at the back?
            Pep may change cancelo's position? Maybe pep sees a good LB in Cancelo. Pep has a history of changing and creating positions

  14. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Any views on Firmino? Great starting fix, looked sharp in CS, and allows for movement to Vardy or even an upgrade much more feasible than just going with 6.5's...

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      He's a patchy player imo. Always goes on goalscoring runs. GL if you get one.
      Not consistent though. Prefer Vardy in that price bracket

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      He's in the Bernardo trap, not enough product for the price and essentially wastes a good spot. Harsh but true I think.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I think you'd want 3 Liverpool players more than Firmino. After you've looked over Salah, Mane, 3 defenders and a keeper.

    4. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Not imo. He doesn’t carry much goal threat. Might as well just bring in Vardy (for goal threat) or Laca (for first couple of GWs) if you want a fwd in that price range.

  15. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone have any links or info on
    1. Predicted/Potential starting lineups
    2. Penalty takers for each team

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe the Team News and Set Pieces tabs?

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Look up, green area, white tabs.

    3. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      cheers

  16. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this current draft?

    Henderson – Button
    TAA – Zinchenko – Taylor(BUR) – Guilbert – Lundstram
    Salah – Sterling – Norwood – Maddison – Dendoncker
    Auba – Barnes/Wood – King/Jota

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Lowton the form defender from Burnley reading reports it seems. Why pay 0.5 more for Maddison over Perez or Tielemans?

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Maddison takes set pieces so I cam understand that. That said I've gone with Tielemans.

      2. bennyp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Those 3 Leicester players are a bit of a lottery. But Maddison's underlying stats and set plays edge it for me at the moment.

        Lowton is good but i'm more interested in wing/full backs.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          I've no problem with the Leicester pick - in fact 3 midfs and Vardy are all very exciting and by no means a lottery. If I wanted to save 0.5 I'd choose Perez.

          Burnley - JRod's had a great preseason so now Burnley have to start 2 out of 3 good strikers. I think Barnes is most at threat so I'd pick Wood.
          At the back, your defenders in isolation are all decent choices, but collectively it's too weak. You have 2 premiums of whom only TAA is fully nailed. I don't know if you nicked it off me, but Taylor and Guilbert rotate nicely, but be aware Lundy will prob quickly be dead wood. I'd rather have an active 5th defender should one of the others badly lose form - I think a 4.5 Hammer works quite well in a sort of triple-rotation.
          Are you full-on over Auba? Downgrading him to Laca would free up enough cash to fill in a few gaps.

          1. bennyp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I've had Perez in many drafts. I just can't decide.

            Jrod has, and so has Wood, but Barnes has the best underlying stats by far. So again i'm unsure there....

            I think my defenders are great for the opening fixtures :P. TAA & Zinc will start, lund is a cheap enabler and that rotating pair i've had penned in for a while now.

            I did have Laca before and had KDB over Maddison with the spare cash, but Auba is just on fire.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Sure, if you've thought it through and you're happy with it, bank it!

  17. jbenny1107
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Why no Deeney love?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      It is strange, especially as people are all over Deulofeu at the same price.

      1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        And Deeney is much more of an out and out striker

  18. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Is any one rotating defenders?

    Have been looking at potential defensive rotations and found the following:

    A. Holebas A Smith
    B. Kwp and Ritchie
    C. Awb A Smith
    D. Diop and kwp

    Honestly don’t really fancy any of them to outscored just going with one better defender such as digne.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I am going with a rotating pair, but I've got 3 nailed-on premiums, so if it's a choice, take Digne.

      My pair are Taylor (Bur) and Giulbert (Villa)

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers! Would you prefer digne or Perez?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Eh? Different positions. I've got both.
          Can't say which one is better for you without the context of your team and formation.

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Rest of team:

            Pope 4.0
            TAA Robertson zinch ? 4
            salah KDB Fraser martial ?
            Wilson haller 4.5

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Oh, I'm not to keen on that draft. I think I'd have Digne and Perez instead of Martial. If you've got 1mleft over, invest in a decent bench.

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers! Have .5 itb to upgrade bench. Waiting to see which positions will be on the bench before I decide how to use it.

                I’m going to keep martial as I’m a Man U fan and I feel he’ll do well. He’s been playing striker. I think his first two fixtures are better than people think as Chelsea will push players up and play a high line and I think it might be an open game. Wolves will be tired from Europa. After that they have some good fixtures

        2. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Perez will certainly outscore digne at the end. But fixtures are complicated at first for leicester

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers! It’s definitely close. Currently on Perez as I’m worried about how Everton will do without Gueye

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Why Bournemouth? Worst away defence last season although Begovic dropped probably improved things

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Had 10 cs despite that because they keep cs in their easy games so easy to predict their cs. Also have good fixtures and cheap.

  19. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Any love for a Watford forward, e.g. Deeney/Andre Gray (got 2 goals in the last pre-season game)?

    Brighton, Everton, West Ham, Newcastle first 4 fix..

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Could be gold but it just doesn't feel right at the minute for me.

  20. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Ibe with a killer pre-season, is he a starter?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Could be with Brooks out, but they also just bought a winger.

    2. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Should start GW1. After that anything goes.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Many people seem to think Sheffield and Villa are easy fixtures when they're absolutely not

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Might not be killer but are still good fixtures (not top 6 or best of the rest). Wouldn’t punt on Ibe though

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          In competitive matches Sheffield 1 loss since middle of January
          Villa 1 loss since middle of February

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            In the championship. Also they can still concede in a win.

  21. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Think I'm sticking with this barring any injuries now:-

    Heaton
    Robertson Digne Dunk TAA
    Lucas Moura Sterling Tielemans Salah Fraser
    Wilson

    McGovern Greenwood Rico Nketiah

  22. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Which would you prefer?

    A) Bilva + Laporte + .5
    B) KDB + Zinchenko

    Cheers

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      B but it's tight

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      B

  23. Doolittle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Hi all. First draft of my team, any changes here? Playing it pretty safe, I don't really like GW1 punts.

    Pope/(Button)
    VVD/Robbo/Digne/Zinchenko/(Lundstram)
    Salah/Sterling/Siggy/Perez/(Dendoncker)
    Wilson/Jota/(Greenwood)

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Template but still good

    2. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Seems very template-y. What’s the fun in FPL without punts?

      Having said that, if your strategy is to be safe, that team should do the job. Siggy is probably the only one I’d change - he has never really started the season firing as I recall.

      1. Doolittle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        It's more that I don't take unnecessary risks GW1 - no one has signed in summer that looks like they'll hit the ground running to me. I'm also always wary of promoted clubs (bar Wolves last season).

        1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Think a few new signings have looked quite exciting this preseason. But yeah, can’t say I don’t agree - it’s hard to guess anything from preseason form.

          1. Doolittle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah I've been burnt by it before, and now just want to get through the first 2-3 weeks in a stable position. It's like they say; you can't win the season in August, but you can lose it!

            1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Cheers mate. I personally will most likely still go with a few punts come GW1 because I enjoy the fun factor of betting on the dark horse when watching the games with my mates, but totally understand and respect your call. Good luck!

  24. Hul
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Any help much appreciated. First post of the season.

    Ryan (Heaton)
    TAA Robbo Digne Kelly (El Mohamody)
    Salah Perez B.Silva Fraser (Hayden)
    Wilson Kane (Greenwood)

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Decent but doubt Kelly will play a great deal and seriously may not start.

    2. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I'd want to find a way to turn Bilva into KDB, pretty sure you can find 1.5m by downgrading a keeper and losing one of Fraser/Wilson

      I don't know if ElMo is either the best 4.5, or AVL, def to pick...

  25. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Any changes needed to this defence? Suggestions welcomed

    Pope
    Robbo VVD Digne Montoya
    Bench: Kelly

    Kelly or Rico? Heard daniels is back
    Will play 4 at the back

    1. LFC466
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      kelly should be nailed until tomkins gets back, by that time you've probably hit the WC

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks. Any further suggestion?

  26. Nas
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Lloris and mcginn
    Vs
    Heaton and wesley

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Heaton and McGinn easy

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Why McGinn over Wesley?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Because I've seen Wesley in 3 games

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I’m sure you have a reason just interested in what it is. I haven’t watched villa except for championship playoff so I have no idea

          2. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            How did he look?

  27. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Does Moura get extended run now that Ali is out for a few weeks?
    Zinchenko is tempting but feels like fools gold...
    Leaning toward loris as set n forget keeper. Got sick of rotating and guessing which weeks to switch keepers
    Feels like it’s much harder to put a viable fantasy team esp if you want to go against the template

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Pope(152) and Heaton(149,150) most recent injury free seasons have outscored Lloris last 6 FPL totals(145,144,143,140,121,141)

      Why you wouldn't want to rotate them or play either over Lloris taking a valuable Spurs slot is beyond me

      1. UpAndAway
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        I'm looking at the Pope/Heaton rotation.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          I am too, purely for the very tasty fixture rotation, which no one seems to have noticed!

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks mate. Fair point, pretty much the justification needed to not spend big on keeper. though unlikely to ever field 3 spurs players personally

    2. Hul
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Yes Moura will play definitely now. But might only be till GW3 when Son comes back from suspension. And I don't think Dele will be out for that long as well.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        It's a good question actually. It does seem possible Alli will be out for the foreseeable, so when GW3 comes and Son is back, is Moura still in the first team? Intriguing, but for me too uncertain how Poch will juggle his lineup. It's a wait-and-see for me. Given that GW2 is City away and Son is back GW3 I don't think it's wise to put Moura in from the off.

        1. Hul
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah I wouldn't have Moura personally as like you said lots of uncertainty. Lamela has had a great pre-season as well, so when Son is fit, Lamela and Lucas will probably be fighting for that spot. On top of that, Poch could play 3 in midfield with Winks, Sissoko and Ndombele (once Ndombele gains fitness and combinations etc) and then have only 2 spots next to Kane

  28. yanky
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    thoughts?

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA Robbo Walker Digne (Lundstrom)
    Salah Sterling Bilva Perez (Doncker)
    King Wesley (Locadia)

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      If I owned Locadia, I'd want to start him

  29. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    What would you choose?

    A) KDB + Townsend
    B) B.Silva + Fraser

    Cheers!

    1. yanky
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      im risking it with bilva, i like B

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

  30. steven8991
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Best 5.5/6M Defender from these lot?
    A. Walker
    B. AWB
    C. Azpi/Luiz
    D. PVA
    E. Alderweireld

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      A