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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.

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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.

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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. Doinkster
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Please rate my team

    Ryan (heaton)

    VVD TAA robertson ( maduake, lundstram)

    Sterling siggy pulisic barkley fornal

    Kane King (greenwood)

    Thanks

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

      2 chelsea milfs?

      😕

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      It’s a high variance team (which you know) with triple Liverpool defence and no salah.

      If you are going no salah that’s fine but you have to fully commit to it (ie don’t rip up your team to get him after GW1 if he gets a load of points vs Norwich)

    3. Zlatanzo
        11 months, 10 days ago

        no city defensive coverage may be a problem

      • maratus
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        2/10

      • Ekip
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 10 days ago

        There are better bench options than Masuaku and you might want to use them over Fornals in week 1

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Ryan Button
      Robbo VVD Digne Zinchenko (Rico)
      Salah Sterling Bilva Barkley (Dendonkey)
      Vardy Wesley (4.5)

      Things I am interested in:
      - best way to switch to 3-4-3
      - best thing to do with Bilva ( didn't convince me yesterday). Either change him to KDB or move him to a 7.5 mid?

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

        bilva->fraser

      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        I am considering Bilva to pulisic

      3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Bilva to Fraser or Moura or Martial

      4. SEYPULISIC
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Moura, Martial, Pulisic, Fraser

      5. Ekip
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 10 days ago

        3-4-3 probably Digne to Ings

    5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Ozil anyone ? Looks bargain at 7.5

      1. Zlatanzo
          11 months, 10 days ago

          No chance now with Pepe adding further competition for Arsenal attackers

        • el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Rumor has it he is still locked in his car.
          Might miss first game.

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            😀

        • COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Looks overpriced.

        • Boris Bodega: Holly's …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Punty but could pay off if he nails down a spot. Nothing concrete in Arsenal line up except Auba imo

      2. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        What would you choose?

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

        Cheers!

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          B

        2. barracuda
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Neither combo appeals to me.

      3. barracuda
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Morning fellas,

        A- Perez
        B- Tielemans

        Think Perez and Albrighton will rotate with Gray and Barnes (bottomed).

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          A

        2. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          If you think that then clearly Tielmans

        3. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          A but B will still score well this season. Might go with both

        4. SEYPULISIC
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          You just asked this on the last page.
          Perez.

        5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Preseason hasn't shown anything to suggest a Perez rotation. Maybe there just isn't enough info yet?

          But from what we know: he played every first XI-looking game except when injured, and somehow fits into every formation Rodgers comes up with

      4. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        God, Heaton or Pope is doing my head in. Both will be gold, guess it doesn't matter either way

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          That's why you choose a set and forget premium keeper

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            That's what you do if you don't enjoy better value

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 10 days ago

              Well I had the spare cash, and hence used it 😉

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Going for Heaton myself - nostalgia pick I guess.

        3. barracuda
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Pope, stronger defensively, experienced PL squad, Pope the better keeper- hence why they signed him.

        4. Mixed Bag
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          I'm on both.

          Heaton + Pope = 9m

          Premium keeper + fodder = 10m

          1. Exeterslowly
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            I rest my case.

            1. fantasyfog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 10 days ago

              you need a case first to rest it..

              1. Exeterslowly
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Haha. Cheaper to buy two regular playing keepers than paying for a premium and a fodder keeper.

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            One of them plus fodder 8.5

        5. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          The first 4-5 games is making me lean towards Heaton as I'll probably wildcard around that time.

        6. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Pope of the two - Burnley generate saves through nature of their defence and even Hart made them. Not certain yet about Villa defence.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Have you noticed how brilliantly they rotate? It isn't until GW10 that they both run into a bad one.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 10 days ago

              This is where the 4.5 keeper is used poorly

              They often return big in the games you don’t expect through save points saved pens and worldly performances

              In the decent home games too often it’s a 2 pointer

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Ah, I didn't say "home" games.
                anyway, I'm not advising it, I'm just suggesting a closer look at the 2 keepers the OP asked about.

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 10 days ago

              I’d go that way if I had cash but every 0.5 is gold right now. It’s a 4 point risk of course but I’m almost certainly taking it. Had Fab as set and forget for a long stretch last time and I’m hoping Pope could be the one.

              I’m not intending an early WC but that’s quite possibly wishful thinking and a goalie upgrade would be a high priority with funds.

              Sort of eying Henderson too.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 months, 10 days ago

                I’m on Henderson- stats of last year look good

                Sheffield Utd appears to have a solid defence too (we’ll see) but nobody was expecting etheridge to do well

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 10 days ago

                  Could well follow you. If you discount double up he looks as good as Pope and Heaton.

                  Great pen save record!!!!

        7. Captain Roberto
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          But is Pope actually going to be as good as Heaton was for Burnley?

      5. Pdrpro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Need help!

        A. Ederson + KDB + jorginho (to sit as first sub)
        B. Pope + Sterling + jorginho (sub)
        C. Pope + KDB + Fraser (Jota or king on bench)
        D. Ederson + KDB + Fraser (downgrade Jota or king to 4.5 fwd)

        Thanks!

        1. Isaac.m94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          C or D. Leaning towards C

        2. Ekip
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          B

      6. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Thoughts on only going one Pool defender and if so which one?

        A) VVD
        B) TAA
        C) Robertson

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          If you're really not that committed to the Reds defence, i guess the cheaper one, VVD.

        2. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          B or C

        3. Exeterslowly
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          TTA because he has corners and set pieces
          Robertson because he has no competition
          VVD because he is solid as a rock and will score

          So I’m afraid no clear cut reasons to not select any of them!

        4. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Robbo imo

          Vvd is a more irregular returner in all probability and if you’re going just one you can afford the best and there’s just that slight rotation doubt with TAA even if May just have higher ceiling.

        5. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Been on AC all preseason, currently only have Robertson, TAA out to afford Kdb.

        6. Captain Roberto
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          TAA has some attacking set piece duties. So I have chosen him from the 3.

      7. Exeterslowly
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Which two would you pick:

        Ryan, pope and Heaton

        Also about what Wesley or Ings

        1. Ekip
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Pope and Ings until we see how AV get on with all the new signings

          1. Captain Roberto
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Why Aston Villa?

            1. Ekip
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 10 days ago

              Because he asked about Heaton and Wesley

      8. FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Is Harvey Barnes nailed on? Or at least likely to start?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          No, Albrighton's esclipsed him in pre-season.

          1. fantasyfog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            yes noted...5.5 too....

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

        Anyone considering going heavy hitter first up and then possibly spreading funds after seeing a few games? Something like...
        Button - Ryan
        Aurier - VVD - 4.5, 4.5, lundstram
        Barkley - Salah - Sterling - robinson - dendoncker
        Aubameyang - Kane - greenwood
        Probably playing a 4-4-2…

        Thoughts?

        1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Don't do it

        2. Root
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Do it

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

        Fraser or LMoura?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Fraser's nailed; Moura isn't.

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

            Alli Inj more nailed now when son back

        2. Captain Roberto
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          LMoura might play up top for a couple of weeks since Son and Alli are out. Eriksen behind a front two might be the way they go.

      11. Lion-O
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Please RMT:

        Ederson (Button)
        VVD, Coleman, Dunk (Kiko, Lundstram)
        Salah, Sterling, Perez, Fraser, Sigurdsson
        Wilson, Murray (Wickham)

        Dunk and Kiko rotate the way I want them to all season.

        1. Ekip
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Looks decent. Consider Ings over Murray esp if Maupay signs for Brighton

        2. benbro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Murray?

          The rest I like

          1. benbro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 10 days ago

            And maybe dg Siggy to upgrade Coleman or VVD.

            Personally I’m not sure the Coleman pick is 100% value despite all the good arguments in favour.

            Similar to the Wilson King argument. There is a points diff and a £ diff but I can’t help feeling the cash diff will be less than the points.

      12. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Who would you choose and why if possible

        A) Bilva
        B) Richarlison
        C) pulisic

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          C - looked good preseason

          Think Chelsea will get goals - early season is best time to punt

          Who knows who is going to perform or not it’s all guess work

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Bilva for reliability, Pulisic for a more exciting but risky punt.

        3. Ekip
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          B for fixtures and hope of repeat of early season form of last 2 seasons

      13. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        We have 26 hours from the transfer window closing to the FPL deadline.

      14. Chrisirwin01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Anyone considering Gomez as their Liverpool defender, if you have Salah already?

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Nope sorry not sure what position he would play and no guarantee to start

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          I am actually. I've got Salah and VVD, and I can't squeeze a whole 1.5m for another Liverpool defender. Fingers crossed he keeps his place.

          1. Chrisirwin01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah obviously he's a punt at this stage. Just can't help and think why didn't klopp replace him with Matip unless he wanted to make sure he was ready. Personally, I think Gomez offers more resilient to the back line.

      15. southernpacific
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Who is kwp?

        1. Isaac.m94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Kyle Walker Peters

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Kyle Walker-Peters, he's nailed for the first 3 Spurs games.

          1. Ekip
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Foyth only suspended for 2 - and one of those is City anyway

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Kyle Walker Peters - Spurs right back

        4. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Kyle Walker-Peters, Spurs defender, probably nailed for first couple games with Aurier's injury and no Trippier

      16. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Morning all,

        Would like some thoughts on my latest draft

        Heaton
        VVD TAA Stones Dunk
        Sterling Salah KDB Perez
        Wilson Wesley

        Button Lund Dendonc Long

      17. Aussiemilan
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Hi Fellas
        Can you do a Salah-less team confidently? Cabellos and Pulisic being the Punts in Mid and having two 4.0's in defence doesnt give you any wiggle room. But all the big names is appealing.

        Heaton
        VVD/TAA/Coleman
        KDB/Sterling/Cabellos/Pulisic/Tielemans
        Auba/Wilson

        Button/Kelly/Lundstram/Greenwood

        Or do i just go back to my template team and play safe?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          It looks great. As did my many Salah-less drafts over the last 3 weeks. In the end I bottled it and put him back!

          1. Aussiemilan
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Its just so scary to consider not having him isnt it! that norwich game will be 90 mins of hell!

      18. steven8991
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Is Digne worth 0.5M over Coleman?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          There's an article in FFS that analyses this and concludes no. Many are not convinced. So, it depends ...

      19. mattmobster
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Rashford. Nailed on?

        1. Aussiemilan
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          yes

      20. TyrionLan
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Rate myTeam please
        Is the mid and attack too punty?

        pickford
        walker robertson duffy
        barkley robinson salah sterling
        wood haller wilson

        pope JWP Elmohamdy Lundstram

      21. mfcphil
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        What do you guys and girls think?

        Ederson/Button
        Zinchenko Digne Robertson
        Siggy Zaha Kante Salah
        Aubameyang Jimenez Wilson

        Dendonka Simpson Kelly

      22. tripper05
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        RMT please guys - committing to 3-5-2
        Heaton (Button)
        VVD Zinchenko Digne (Rico, Kelly)
        Salah Sterling Mili Perez Moutino
        Kane King (Greenwood)

      23. Pranked
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        I have .5 left to spend where does it go? 🙂

        Pope / Heaton
        Zinc / TAA / KWP / Digne (Rico)
        Sterling / Salah / Perez / Barkley (deond)
        Vardy / Wilson (Greenwood)

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          I'd downgrade one GK and upgrade KWP and Zinc who are both far from nailed.

          1. Pranked
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            So button in, VVD maybe and...?

        2. Chindle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Downgrade Digne to Coleman thereby creating the extra £0.5m (£1m in total) to upgrade Barkley to a £7m mid.

      24. Invincibles
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Complete my squad:

        xx - xx
        TAA - xx - Digne - Zinchenko
        Salah - Sterling - Siggy - xx - Dd
        King - Jota - Greenwood

        A) Pope, Heaton, Robbo, Zaha
        B) Ederson, Button, VVD, Perez
        C) LLoris, Button, VVD/Robbo, Perez/Zaha

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          B

        2. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          B looks great

      25. Mukarram
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Alison
        VVD zinch walkerpeters Coleman
        Salah Stirling Fraser
        Haller Wilson king
        Any help please

      26. Hamilcar
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Hi all,

          New to the game, but I have been following the premier league for quite some time now.

          I’ve been changing my team a lot and cant seem to decide who to go for. Maybe you guys could help me out a bit.

          This is my team now:

          Allison / button
          VVD / Digne / AWB / walker / Lundstram
          Salah / tielemans / Fraser / Moura / Dendoncker
          Wilson / Kane / greenwood

          My thoughts regarding defense: Allison has the better opening fixtures, but I believe that ederson will get more cs due to the addition of Rodri.
          Picking ederson would also allow me to get Robertson. However, then I need to downgrade Moura and make my midfield less flexible.
          Difficult choice..

          Midfield is a real conundrum. Ideally I want Salah, sterling or KDB and Eriksen. This is pricewise not possible, as there are few 6.5 mil or less midfielders that look promising. Maybe Barkley, maybe grealish, but those are wait and see. What other options are there?

          Up front there’s quite a lot of value picks, but I can just see a refreshed Kane scoring for fun.

          So, what do you guys think of my team? What improvements can I make?

          Cheers for any replies.
          Sven

        • las90855
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          RMT

          Ryan,
          TAA - Coleman - Ake
          Salah(c) - Sigurdsson - Bilva - Westwood
          Aguero - Jimenez - King

          (Krul - Dendocker - El Mohamady - Dunk)

          ITB - 0

          Looking for alternatives for Ake and King. What do you think about the midfield? Is it too weak?