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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. Mrcjcullen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    I’m considering a bench boost GW 1

    Who do you think is too punty and just not nailed

    Pope, Ryan
    VVD, TAA, Zinchenko, A Smith, KWP
    Salah (c), Erikson, Maura, Pereyra, Fraser
    Wilson, Ings, Murray

    Essentially what’s the best 4.5 nailed defenders (allowing for a 5)
    Should Pereyra be Dacoure or should I be looking at 6.5s with two 4.5 defenders?
    Is that a nailed attack for GW1?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Daft tactic imo, but to answer your question, you do appear to have 15 solid starters there.

    2. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      KWP is a starter until Foyth (or even Aurier) is fit. It could be less than 2 GW (but could be more)
      Pereyra, I don't fancy him, could be a punt but I have to eye test him for a few matches
      Murray will rotate upfront, like last season

    3. Flog the trog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Seems a waste to use a chip when you don’t even know the starting teams for the season. Best of luck, but I’d rather save it till the end

    4. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Raz could easily outplay half of your team in terms of points gained

    5. Ekip
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Pererya most at risk (no pre season). Alternatives include

      McNeil
      JWP
      Trossard
      Ceballos

      1. Mrcjcullen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        What about Shulupp?

        Too left field?

  2. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Play one gw1:

    Kelly vs EVE H
    Montoya vs wat A.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Montoya

  3. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    First team I'm semi settled on, what are your thoughts?

    Ryan (Button)
    VVD Robbo Zinch Ake (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling FAnderson Fraser (Grealish)
    Wilson Murray (Greenwood)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Not Fanderson

      1. Schliegs
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        but i love him

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          You can’t have owned him second half of last season then

  4. milanista10
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    A) Ake (442)
    B) KWP (442)
    C) Robinson (352)

    Which one lads?

    1. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      B easy

  5. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Help is needed please

    Morning

    If you had to have a 4.0DF which one would you have? and if you had to have a Man City DF which one would you have?

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Lundstram, Zinchenko

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      You just asked this and I just answered 🙁

    3. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Rico, Walker

  6. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone else happy with their team?

    Just me then.

    😎

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      I'm always happy with my latest team. Three times a day.

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

        That’s all?

      2. SEYPULISIC
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        You have to up the numbers. Those are rookies numbers.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          A week ago it was 20x a day. I'm getting well settle now, just 3 uncertainties.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      I don’t think it’s possible to be truly happy with a gameweek 1 team

  7. charliemagne
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Could Zouma be a cheap route into the Chelsea defense?

    1. TyrionLan
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      don't think chelsea defense to be that strong this season..

  8. TyrionLan
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Morning guys
    Is the mid and attack too punty?

    pickford
    walker robertson duffy
    barkley robinson salah sterling
    wood haller wilson

    pope JWP Elmohamdy Lundstram

  9. Kizza_10
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Which starting 11 team do you like the look of more ?

    A.
    Ederson
    Azpi Coleman VVD Laporte Robertson
    Fraser Sterling Salah Tielemans
    King

    B.
    Heaton
    Digne Maguire VVD Zinchenko Robertson
    Barkley Sterling Salah
    Wilson Vardy

  10. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on Daniel Ceballos Fernández as 5th Mid?

    Do you think he will be in the starting XI?

    1. VISH
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 9 days ago

      As an Arsenal fan I think you need to hold up and wait till a few gameweeks to see who is regular

    2. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      He is on my watch list.

      He could be the next Ozil but I’d rather see how he does before taking a punt on him.

      1. VISH
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Ceballos is a box to box and not a playmaker. He won't be the next Ozil.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          He's supposed to be more of a Ramsey. For 5.5 that would be very tasty.

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      thanks for your replies. I'll hold off until we see him play a few games first.

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      My only question is: Is he nailed?

  11. Exeterslowly
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Let’s do this!

    Here’s my team.

    Ryan (heaton)
    VVD, Zink, Taylor, Fredericks, Coleman
    Sterling, Salah, perez, Barclay, (Dendoncker)
    Kane, king (Origi)

    Your valued views please.

    1. jk_footyfan
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Fredericks => Kelly/Lundstram
        Origi => Wesley/Murray

        1. Exeterslowly
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Good call. Origi should be nailed on for gw1 and maybe gw2 but he was rubbish yesterday so Klopp might just throw in a 50% fit mane in the team. Lundstram is a good 4.0 but so is Rico?

    2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Heaton
      TAA - Robbo - Digne - Zinchenko
      Salah - Sterling - Fraser - Perez
      Wilson - Jota
      (4.0 - DD - GW - LS)

      Heaton or Pope?
      Safe to start with TAA?
      Zinchenko or Stones or AWB?
      Fraser or Moura or Martial?
      Jota or Wood?

      Appreciate your thoughts!

      1. VISH
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Pope
        Might want to change to Robertson
        I have gone for Stonesy
        I would suggest Fraser
        Can't answer between Jota and Wood

        1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Already have Robbo so it's either TAA or VVD.
          Stones is tempting me.

      2. Exeterslowly
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Is stones preferred to otamendi?
        Ali is injured so Moura might be a good option
        TTA nailed on
        Jota is better and plays for a better team but probably not nailed on as he might be called up on loads of European matches.
        I prefer heaton as villa have the better fixtures

        Other than that good line up

        1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Seems like Stones is first choice over Ota.
          Yeah agree about Moura although Fraser does look the safest option to start with.
          Can sell Jota when EL starts don't think he'll be rotated just yet for qualification games.

      3. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        I have 7 of those + Kane

        1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Kane's not for me I prefer spreading the cash but he can definitely explode in GW1 or 3.

      4. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        1. I'd be going Pope out of those
        2. Not sure. Maybe downgrade to VVD and get both of Heaton and Pope
        3. I am currently on Stones
        4. Moura I don't like for GW2. Fraser.
        5. Wood

        Very nice team.

        1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Pope seems a better long term buy but I don't like rotating keepers so probably will get one.
          Seems like shifting to Stones might be a better idea.
          Agreed Fraser does feel the safer option.

      5. jk_footyfan
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Wilson => King & GW => Wesley/Murray

        • 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Heaton
          Safe imo
          Zinchenko
          Fraser
          Jota

          Almost same team as mine but I prefer VVD than Robbo.
          So I have 0.5m left and dont know what to do.

          1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Similar thoughts.

            Not sure about Zinchenko as City are on the verge on signing Cancelo. I know he's a RB but can slot in at LB also.

            Keep the 0.5m no harm in having money in the bank.

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Keep the 0.5 imo - significant likely advantage over most come first transfer

      6. SILENTWAR
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        A) Fraser + Wood
        or
        B) Trossard + Wilson

      7. VISH
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Hello everyone, please RMT

        Pope
        Coleman Robertson Stones
        McGinn Perez Salah Sterling Pulisic
        Wilson Haller

        Heaton Dunk Taylor Nketiah

        This is my 9th change now lol

      8. adstomko
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Hojbjerg worth a punt?
        Not many 4.5 defenders interest me

        1. Exeterslowly
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Is he not a midfielder.
          There are quite a few 4.5 def that could surprise us this year. It’s just picking the right ones!

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

          But Hojbjerg is neither a defender nor 4.5m

          1. adstomko
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            But he is 0.5m above the lowest amount in his position (midfielder)

            1. Exeterslowly
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              He just doesn’t offer much for me. A bit of a failure really

        3. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          expensive punt

      9. Schliegs
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Any attacking wingbacks at 4.5 with decent fixtures early on?

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Lowton or Taylor at Burnley seem like great picks

        2. Zlatanzo
            11 months, 9 days ago

            montoya

            1. Exeterslowly
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              I have seen a few people pick Montoya. I just don’t get it? Why pick a defender who plays for a team who is relegation fodder. Yes they have a new coach that might be attacking but is it not like putting lipstick on a bulldog? No offence to Brighton fans!

              1. Zlatanzo
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  for 4.5m what do you expect? Nice starting fixtures for Brighton otherwise he really wouldn't be an option.

                  1. Exeterslowly
                    • 4 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    What about dunk? At least he provides guaranteed attacking returns.

                    1. Zlatanzo
                        11 months, 9 days ago

                        Yeah I prefer him. I have Ryan in goal though

              2. SEYPULISIC
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Guilbert, Montoya, Femenia

            2. adstomko
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Does anyone get a sense of Lucas Moura scoring a load of points before the international break?

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                thats why i have him in my team for the first few GW's 😉

              2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Yeah I do and I can also see myself missing out on them again.

            3. Hampe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Any 3-way rotation sheets out there?

            4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              A) Barkley+Robertson
              B) Tielemans+VVD

              1. Zlatanzo
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  B

                • Inter Me Gran
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  A, I’m going for Barkley too but it’s a bit of a punt. It was a choice of Barkley and Kane or Siggy and Vardy (which something tells me may yield more points)

              2. StopItHarold
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Thoughts on this random team?

                Pope
                TAA Zinchenko Holebas
                Sterling Fraser McGinn Ceballos
                Kane Auba Wilson

                Heaton Dunk Dend Lund

                1. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  It’s quite random

              3. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Gtg?

                Pope
                Robertson Digne Zinchenko KWP
                Salah Sterling KDB Perez Tielemans
                Wilson

                Button Rico Wickham Greenwood

                Cheers

                1. Kizza_10
                  • 5 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Very solid team, might have to copy it myself lol

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Thanks

                2. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  I like it

                  Although I’m not a huge fan of the double attacking double up to start the season (city and Leicester)

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Think Leicester will do good and one of those could smash it, easy to sell the other one.

                3. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Exactly same but m going Robinson punt over Ur safe tielemans..I think one punt isn't that much risk to start the season.

                4. Chandler Bing
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  KWP is interesting. You confident in him long term? Both him and Zinchenko look to be riding the same boat with the usual first choice players out but could return anytime soon.

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Not confident long term, placeholder for a surprise 4.5 emerging. Zinchenko i don't really know how much he will play.

              4. Kizza_10
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                A or B please:

                A. Ederson & King (own Laporte)

                B. Heaton & Wilson

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  B

              5. crazysidz
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Please RMT my Team

                Pickford/Button
                Robertson, VVD, Laporte, Zinchenko/Kelly
                Salah, Siggurdson, Fraser, Milivojevic/Dendonker
                Kane, Murray/Nketiah

                Confused between Mili and Zaha (whether zaha will stay or not)
                Took kane as he will get more penalties due to VAR.

              6. TyrionLan
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                hi there
                Is the mid and attack too punty?

                pickford
                walker robertson duffy
                barkley robinson salah sterling
                wood haller wilson

                pope JWP Elmohamdy Lundstram

                1. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  In my opinion yes

                  Looking at your team I can’t believe it costs as much as £100m which is usually a bad sign

              7. Willdo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                I've tried but my brain now won't let me see past this team. Please help me to see sense -

                Pope (Ryan)
                VVD - Digne - Walker (Azpi/Cathcart)
                Salah - Sterling - Pogba - Perez (Barkley)
                Ings - Murray (Brewster)

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  poor frontline

                2. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  You have Pogba and I really don’t like the front line - for me you are going to have too much money on the bench each week - I’d weaken the bench to strengthen the first 11

                3. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  I'd switch some on the money from bench to upgrade a forward, Cathcart to Rico will do.

              8. Trodos
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Kane or Auba?

                  1. SEYPULISIC
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Auba.
                    I watch both highlights yesterday. Not much involvement from Kane, while Auba nearly got himself couple of goals.

                • adstomko
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Is Duffy worth a punt? Scored loads from set-pieces in pre-season

                • Punty
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Mo Salah vs Man City

                  96% passing
                  22/23 passes
                  8 shots
                  2 woodwork
                  3 on target
                  1/2 tackles
                  1 interception
                  5/7 dribbles - most on the pitch

                  1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Destined to win the Golden Boot again this season you reckon?

                  2. barracuda
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    BAPS magnet ?

                  3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                    • 4 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Pretty sure he had 10 shots

                  4. IRBOX ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    looked dynamic and driving runs into the box. Just needs that polish on the end product and he will again be highest FPL scorer this season

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Considering Klopp rightly pointing out that the team is not yet fit and ready, Mo did look bloody frightening.
                      I went three weeks without him, only got him back in 4 days ago. Won't be doing that again!

                • steven8991
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Lucas Moura the best differential

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    It’s GW1, we all start on the same points. So pick the team you think will score the most points. If that includes Moura then great get him in but I don’t think there is a need for ‘differentials’ at this stage

                • barracuda
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Morning fellas, Perez or Tielemans? Think Perez and Albrighton will rotate with Gray and Barnes.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    You've answered your own question then. I don't agree with your premise, however, so I'm on Perez.

                  2. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    I'm starting with both, they will both do well.

                  3. Aussiemilan
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    On Tielemans atm but are easily interchangeable, I think Leicester's big year will be based around Tielemans!