Scout Notes

Martial and Barkley turn heads in final pre-season games

Fantasy Premier League managers got a final chance to look at Manchester United and Chelsea’s teams on Saturday.

There has been plenty of interest in the cheaper options available at both clubs and we are starting to get a clearer idea of which ones have the most potential.

We also saw budget out-of-position options secure their places in our thinking at Sheffield United, while Bournemouth and Norwich also concluded their pre-season schedules.

Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-2 Chelsea

Ross Barkley took another penalty for Chelsea on Saturday

Goals: Tammy Abraham (£7.0m), Ross Barkley (£6.0m)

Assists: Mateo Kovacic (£5.5m), Mason Mount (£6.0m)

Ross Barkley (£6.0m) provided further complication for Fantasy managers on Saturday as he scored another pre-season penalty for Chelsea.

The central midfielder, who has largely been deployed in the number 10 role, finished the summer campaign involved in more goals than any of his colleagues.

Barkley scored four times, twice from the penalty spot and assisted a further three goals.

It was a penalty that put him on the scoresheet on Saturday, won after a foul on Mason Mount (£6.0m).

It was Tammy Abraham (£7.0m) who took the first penalty Chelsea won against Mönchengladbach, but this was when Barkley was not on the pitch.

However, Jorginho (£5.0m) happened to be on the pitch for both of those penalties which all but confirms he will not be the taker this season.

Furthermore, as we mentioned last week, there seems to be a suggestion that Willian (£7.0m) might assume the penalty-taking duties when he returns from international leave.

The other complication with Barkley was the fact that he did not start this final match of pre-season.

While the England international has been involved in more goals this summer than any other player, 10 of his colleagues registered more minutes.

Among those options is former Derby County loanee Mount, who played 320 minutes compared to Barkley’s 278.

It was Mount who started the Mönchengladbach game ahead of Barkley, although they were both on the pitch for the final 20 minutes, with the former pushed out wide and winning that penalty.

Either way, Lampard probably has something of a selection headache this season picking between Barkley and Mount.

By all accounts, Barkley has upped his game over the summer but Mount has also impressed and played his way into Lampard’s thinking, having also worked with him at Derby last season.

“(Mason has) done a lot. Coming back here, obviously, I worked with him last year, and I’m really happy with how he’s trained and his status within the group. The players recognise quality instantly, but they also recognise the work rate and character. Mason’s got all of those and he’s given me a problem. Ross Barkley’s also had a good pre-season and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be back later on. It’s good because they’re all adaptable and can play in a variety of positions amongst themselves. I couldn’t ask for more from what Mason’s done.” – Frank Lampard

After starting the last two matches in a row, Abraham looks to have secured the number one striker slot at Chelsea.

In those two games, Michy Batshuayi (£7.0m) managed just 15 minutes while Olivier Giroud (£7.0m) got 23 minutes.

As previously mentioned, Pedro (£7.0m) is the most secure of a start on the flanks of attacking midfielder. Only Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) got more pre-season minutes than him this summer (423 and 412 respectively).

That said, Barkley (seven), Mount (four), Abraham (three), Giroud (three), Batshuayi (three) and Pulisic (three) were all involved in more pre-season goals than the former Barcelona man (two).

“More or less (I know what my Gameweek 1 team will be). Again it’s a long week and I don’t want to say that because I think players have to train every day to get themselves in the team or get themselves out of the team. The door isn’t shut any way on that and we’ll need all the squad. We need players to be competitive and we need players who aren’t playing to come on like Giroud today and show a desire to come on and impact the game with work rate and desire to try and turn the result. That’s what we need throughout the season and I want to set that tone going into it.” – Frank Lampard

While there is plenty to be excited about when it comes to Chelsea’s attack, it must be said that their defence is yet to impress.

In three matches against Reading, Salzburg and Mönchengladbach the Blues conceded eight goals.

That might put Fantasy managers off looking to Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) initially, despite his kind pricing.

Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) is very much off-limits at this point. It was Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) who started against Mönchengladbach and he outplayed the Spaniard during pre-season by 322 minutes to 218.

Things could still improve in the future for Chelsea’s defence as Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) continues his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

More importantly, N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m), the protective shield for the back-four, has missed almost all of pre-season too.

He made his first appearance of the summer as a substitute in the 72nd minute against Mönchengladbach but is still considered a doubt for Gameweek 1 given Lampard’s concerns over his match fitness.

“That was always the plan (to bring him on). He’s working a little bit now and it was just to give him the feeling of match time as he hasn’t been able to do that yet as it’s an awkward injury. I just wanted him to feel it and us to see it as you cannot replicate it unless you do it. It was a good opportunity to do that for him and we’ll work hard on getting him fit. Who knows if he’ll be ready for next week or not, but we’ll work hard for that. We also have to be a bit careful as he’s played so many games over the past three seasons and we don’t want to rush him back if it’s going to be negative. We’ll do our best to get him back.” – Frank Lampard

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Emerson (Alonso 67’), Christensen, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kovacic (Kenedy 67’), Jorginho; Pulisic (Barkley 67’), Mount, Pedro (Kanté 72’); Abraham (Giroud 67’).

AC Milan 2-2 Manchester United

Marcus Rashford (right) and Anthony Martial have both looked good in pre-season

Goals: Marcus Rashford (£8.5m), Jesse Lingard (£6.5m)

Assists: Nemanja Matic (£5.0m), Anthony Martial (£7.5m)

Anthony Martial (£7.5m) looks set for a start in Manchester United’s attack for the Gameweek 1 visit of Chelsea to Old Trafford.

The Frenchman has enjoyed a successful pre-season campaign under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer over the last few weeks and added an assist as the Red Devils beat AC Milan on penalties in Cardiff.

No Manchester United player has registered more minutes than Martial this summer (339), with a number of his appearances coming as a centre-forward.

Against AC Milan, he was deployed alongside Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) in a front-two, the latter scoring his third goal of pre-season.

Ahead of that visit of Chelsea, who come to Old Trafford with some defensive issues, both Rashford and Martial have been involved in three pre-season goals each.

How they line up against the Blues is not completely certain. While both players are likely to start, it is not certain whether Solskjaer will go with a front three or front two. A forward trio would probably see Martial on the flanks and Rashford through the middle.

Meanwhile, Mason Greenwood (£4.5m) failed to get another start against AC Milan and he has not played more than 45 minutes per appearance all summer. In total, he managed just 201 minutes, compared to Juan Mata (£6.5m) recording 257, Jesse Lingard (£6.5m) 283, Daniel James (£6.0m) 283, and Martial and Rashford both getting 339 each.

That might make Greenwood a less than reliable budget forward option and the wealth of interest in him from the start of the campaign could trigger price falls if he is not used extensively.

However, Solskjaer did sing the youngster’s praises after the most recent match and insisted he’d have a part to play this season. In fact, he even hinted he could start against Chelsea.

“He’s got a chance of starting that one. He’s more than capable and will always be there, in and around the box, creating chances. And I won’t say it’s not a possibility, no, it’s a good possibility. If he keeps going as he does. It’s difficult to keep players out who perform well. He can play all four front positions, he can play 10, seven, 11, nine, he’s a natural footballer. With his left foot coming in, he can play anywhere along the frontline.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Midfielder Paul Pogba (£8.5m) missed the match with a back problem. Solskjaer seems optimistic about his chances of starting the season.

“Paul will probably be back early next week in training. It’s not an injury, just some pain. He’s not injured but I wasn’t going to risk anything this weekend. He should be okay [for Chelsea]. I would hope so, anyway. I wasn’t expecting Paul [at the airport]. I spoke to him after training and he didn’t feel right.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United XI (4-3-1-2): De Gea; Shaw, Rojo (Tuanzebe 64’), Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka (Young 64’); McTominay, Matic (Fred 64’), A Pereira (Lingard 64’); Mata (James 64’); Martial (Greenwood 82’), Rashford (A Gomes 82’).

Stade de Reims 3-1 Sheffield United

Callum Robinson looks to have serious potential as an out-of-position asset

Goals: Callum Robinson (£5.5m)

Assists: Enda Stevens (£5.0m)

John Lundstram (£4.0m) set himself up as a viable budget defender by starting the final match of Sheffield’s United’s pre-season campaign.

The FPL defender started in the central midfield trio for a fourth successive match and remains the most-used option there this summer.

Oliver Norwood (£5.0m) and John Fleck (£5.0m) were the other two members of this combination, with Luke Freeman (£5.5m) and Ben Osborn (£5.0m) among the substitutes again.

At this point, we can be fairly confident that Lundstram will start against Bournemouth, although whether he can hold on to a clean sheet is another matter.

For the second match in a row, Freeman replaced Lundstram in midfield around the hour-mark.

That could be a recurring tactical substitution we see this campaign, Lundstram more of a defensive-minded midfield player, although he did get three assists in pre-season, Freeman the more attacking one (two goals, three assists this summer).

If that were to be a regular set-up for Chris Wilder this season, maybe Lundstram’s clean sheet chances will be boosted? If Sheffield United have been able to keep things tight in the first hour, Lundstram could end up banking clean sheets before the more attacking Freeman takes to the field.

Meanwhile, another out-of-position asset at Sheffield United continues to offer some appeal to Fantasy managers.

Callum Robinson (£5.5m) was on the scoresheet for the Blades again on Saturday, taking his pre-season tally to four goals and one assist, more than any of his colleagues.

For the third match in a row, he was deployed in the front two of Wilder’s 3-5-2 system and looks to have a good chance of starting in Gameweek 1.

However, some doubt still hangs over the Sheffield United forward line following the recent record signing of centre-forward Oli McBurnie (£6.0m).

The former Swansea City man has featured as a second-half substitute in each of the Blades last two matches.

Meanwhile, David McGoldrick (£5.5m) has the most pre-season minutes of any Sheffield United forward (309), with Billy Sharp (£6.0m) just behind him on 272.

Dean Henderson (£4.5m) is already very locked in as the starting goalkeeper having been the favourite there last season and playing 90 minutes in each match since returning on loan from Manchester United.

Enda Stevens (£5.0m) and George Baldock (£4.5m) look confirmed as the wing-backs again, while Chris Basham (£4.5m) and John Egan (£4.5m) have been used the bost at centre-back.

However, key player from last season Jack O’Connell (£4.5m) has not featured in any of the last three pre-season matches in that centre-back trio.

He has been struggling with a pre-season injury but Wilder is optimistic he can start Gameweek 1.

“Jack’s okay. He’s fine, we just didn’t think it was worth the risk. He’s working back at our place, he should be available for the big one coming up and then going forward from there. We’re not worried about him. Like I say, we just felt doing it this way was for the best.” – Chris Wilder

Sheffield United XI: Henderson; Bryan (Osborn 46’), Egan, Basham; Stevens (Jagielka 76’), Fleck, Norwood (Morrison 76’), Lundstram (L Freeman 65’), Baldock (K Freeman 76’); McGoldrick (McBurnie 46’), Robinson (Sharp 65’).

Bournemouth 3-0 Lyon

Callum Wilson has been Bournemouth’s most dangerous player in pre-season

Goals: Callum Wilson (£8.0m), Gavin Kilkenny, Joshua King (£6.5m)

Assists: Nnamdi Ofoborh, Wilson x2

Bournemouth’s pre-season campaign has come to an end with virtually no clarification over who will be the first-choice goalkeeper in Gameweek 1.

In total, Eddie Howe used four different shot-stoppers across six games, with none of them featuring for 90 minutes more than once.

Top of the pile were Mark Travers (£4.5m) and Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) on 180 minutes each, while Asmir Begovic (£4.5m) and Artur Boruc (£4.5m) both played 90 minutes apiece (two 45-minute outings each).

One of Travers or Ramsdale seems likely to be number one but the gap of just 90 minutes between that pair and the other two is hardly a big one.

Predicting Bournemouth’s back-four will also prove difficult as Howe spent most of pre-season splitting his firs-team across two matches.

Against Lyon, there were 90-minute outings for Diego Rico (£4.0m) and Nathan Aké (£5.0m) but Chris Mepham (£4.5m), Jack Stacey (£4.5m) and Jack Simpson (£4.5m) were all involved the day before.

The left-back slot is one Fantasy managers are most interested in given Rico’s price point but it is hard to guarantee him a Gameweek 1 start.

Aké, Mepham, Stacey and Rico all tied for most minutes among Bournemouth defenders, but Adam Smith (£4.5m), capable of playing on the left, was not far behind on 255.

Furthermore, even though Lloyd Kelly (£4.5m) is out injured, there is still competition from Charlie Daniels (£4.5m) who returned from injury on Friday night.

As for predicting who will start at centre-back, Steve Cook (£4.5m) was back from injury against Lyon, playing 67 minutes.

Further up the pitch, Callum Wilson (£8.0m) finished pre-season in exceptional form, involved in all three goals scored against Lyon, scoring the first and assisting the other two.

After the six summer friendlies, the forward was top for attacking returns (five), Jordon Ibe (£5.0m) in second place on four.

Josh King (£6.5m) got his first goal of the summer against Lyon highlighting that he might not be in the sort of shape or form to cover Wilson at the start of the campaign.

As for Ryan Fraser (£7.5m), his involvement against Lazio on Friday night was why he didn’t play against Lyon.

Howe’s splitting of squads across pre-season means that Fraser and Wilson have played together for just 90 minutes together this summer. Whether that has an impact on their partnership at the start of the campaign remains to be seen.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale (Boruc 45’); Rico, Aké, S Cook (Dobre 67’), A Smith (Zemura 75’); Danjuma, Ofoborh, Billing (Jordan 60’), Kilkenny; Wilson (Surridge 75’), King (Sherring 86’).

Norwich City 1-0 Toulouse

Norwich won their final pre-season game against Toulouse

Goals: Kenny McLean (£5.0m)

Assists: Emi Buendía (£6.0m)

Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) and Emi Buendía (£6.0m) are very much back in with a chance of starting Norwich’s trip to Liverpool on Friday night.

They had injury problems earlier in pre-season but have now started the last two matches in a row.

Buendía got himself an assist for the only goal of the game as Kenny McLean (£5.0m) converted his corner.

Also of note for Fantasy managers was another start for Grant Hanley (£4.0m) who has recovered from a groin problem.

He finished the pre-season campaign as the most-used centre-back for Norwich (474 minutes), as Timm Klose (£4.5m) and Christoph Zimmermann (£4.5m) both missed the Toulouse game with injuries.

Norwich City XI: Krul (Fahrmann 46’); Lewis (Heise 86’), Godfrey, Hanley (c), Aarons (Byram 86’); Trybull (Leitner 61’), McLean (Vrancic 61’); Cantwell (O Hernández 61’), Stiepermann (Roberts 72′), Buendía (Srbeny 72′); Pukki (Drmic 65’).

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1,994 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ritchies Magic Hat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Wilson locked then!

  2. Ritchies Magic Hat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Feels like 5.5-6m (Mids/Forwards) is the ‘punty’ price point this season... Barkley and Adams/Joelinton/Locadia all tempting me

  3. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Where did all the comments go??? 🙁

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Apologies about that, folks - an in-the-works article was prematurely published so we've had to remove the piece and the comments that went with it.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        But I’d just posted the greatest GW1 team ever see. On these pages. Millions will miss out on it now.

        😮

  4. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    11m to spend on one starter and one benched player. Which is the better option?

    A) Laporte + Greenwood

    B) Ake + Murray (more rotation, e.g start Ake gw 1 and Murray 2-3)

    C) Montoya + Wood

    D) Zinchenko/Stones + Locadia (possibly some rotation too with Locadia starting gw 2-3)

    1. sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      A for me, but I'm not sure Laporte starts GW1. Do you have any news on that?

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Haven’t seen anything but I expect him to

        1. sirmorbach
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          That's a relief for I have him as well.

          And Greenwood also for that matter

  5. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    0.5 to spend, where?

    A) vvd to taa
    B) lundstram to 4.5 def.
    C) dendonker to hojbjerg
    D) locadia to 6.0 fwd

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      D, Murray

    2. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Locadia > Adams/Ings

  6. Gazpilicueta
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Can someone point me towards an article comparing Trent and Robbo?

    I definitely want one of them, and only one, but I can't decide which,
    thanks in advance.

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Trent:
      Set pieces
      Slight rotation risk
      Better xA

      Robbo:
      More nailed
      Better bps
      Less xA

      1. Gazpilicueta
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        xA means assists?

  7. KingOllie
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Ok all comments got deleted lol

    Am i gtg? Im taking more risks this year as last year i played very safe and got 3k OR but it was pretty boring!

    Heaton
    Robbo TAA c.Taylor
    Sterling(C) KDB Perez Moura Barkley
    Auba Haller

    4.0 / Diop / Lund / Greenwood

    1. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Looks g2g guessing Diop and Taylor rotate

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        yes mate

  8. King Holebas
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Old page gone walkabouts or something?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      🙁

  9. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    I like the look of this lot

    Ryan | Button
    TAA | Robbo | Stones | Shaw ( Rico or Lundstram )
    Salah | Sterling | Martial | Moura | x
    King | Wesley | x

    A/ Trossard + Greenwood vs B/ Murray + Dendoncker
    Dendoncker is better on bench but i fancy Trossard a lot

    What do people think ?

    1. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      What formation do you prefer playing

      1. Vamos Los Celeste
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Doesn't matter , with Dendoncker is safer

  10. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Any obvious improvements? 0.5m itb

    Heaton
    VVD, TAA, Laporte, Coleman
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Robinson
    Vardy, King

    4.0, Greenwood, Dendoncker, Lund

    Not sure about Robinson but only have 6.5m to spend on a mid.

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Either Vardy -> Wilson or Laporte -> Stones/Zinchenko could be valud moves to upgrade Robinson

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Laporte -> stones
      Vardy -> Kane

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Stones a transfer waiting to happen?

    3. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      15 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm a Sheff Utd fan, and really excited about Robinson. There will be some minute-sharing among our strikers, but Robinson is expected to be a consistent starter - his pace and dynamism will be crucial for us, I think. At 5.5m, an OOP midfielder who's scored 4 goals (1 assist) in pre-season is quite an exciting prospect - he's in my team

  11. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Lads, if you had to put money on it: Kean starts for Everton on GW1 already. Yay or nay?

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      nop

    2. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Nay

  12. simong1
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Which of the below teams do you think looks better? Like having Kane in A but it weakens the defense and mid compared to B. However, always nice having a premium forward price point. Alterntively, KDB could be a potential route to Son in GW3 in B. Thoughts? Thanks!

      A

      Pope (Button)
      Robbo, VVD, Zinchenko, Dunk, Catchcart (Rotating 4.5s)
      Sterling, Salah, Perez, Barkley (Dendoncker)
      Kane, King (Greenwood)

      B

      Pope (Button)
      Robbo, VVD, Zinchenko, Digne (Lundstram)
      Sterling, Salah, KDB, Perez (Dendoncker)
      Jota, King (Greenwood)

      1. tjostolv
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 19 hours ago

        A for me. and do Kane to Auba GW2

    • Lukakwho
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      2 best 4.5M defence rotation pair?

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Taylor and Diop for me

        1. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          ^

          1. Lukakwho
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Thanks guyx

      2. Beeson123
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Taylor and Targett, works for entire season

    • Liegitty
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Henderson
      Digne Robertson TAA Zinchenko
      Salah Sterling KDB Moura Norwood
      Wood
      Button Wickham Greenwood Lundstram
      Thoughts on this 451 ?

    • F4L
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Is Sidibe going to displace Coleman?

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Will eat his minutes for sure

        1. F4L
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Cheers. Digne seems to be the standout Everton full back pick even more so now then

      2. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Isnt he going to westham?

        1. F4L
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Seems to be Everton bound now

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Interesting. Will have to get rid of Coleman if true

      3. RichieW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Digne looking like he’s worth the extra 0.5 now

    • Tonnnnyyyyyyy
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Rate these 4.0 mil defenders!

      A. Lundstram
      B. Kelly
      C. Rico
      D. Gibson

    • Tonnnnyyyyyyy
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Best attacking options for

      A. Aston Villa
      B. Bournemouth

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Wesley
        Wilson

      2. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        McGinn or jota
        Wilson

    • theluckiest
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Thoughts on this?

      Heaton - button
      Vvd - zinchenko - boly - dunk - diop
      Salah - kdb - bernardo silva - perez - mcginn
      Firmino - wilson- che adams

      1. chilli con kone
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        I think your Squad is overpriced.

        Get a cheaper bench and upgrade Firmino

        1. theluckiest
          • 10 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Do you think?

          My bench is 4m, 4.5m, 4.5m, 5.5m at the moment

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            yeah your spending 1.5m too much there.

            4m, 4m, 4.5m, 4.5m would be better

    • seewhyaxe
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Really tempted to go with Auba, with a gw 1 (C) prospect.

      Anybody has Auba, care to share your teams please? TIA!

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Heaton
        Robbo TAA c.Taylor
        Sterling(C) KDB Perez Moura Barkley
        Auba Haller

        Gonna captain Auba gameweek 2 i think, still dont trust arsenals away form too much (and im a gooner)

        But home to burnley is PLUM

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Nice, I have Auba and Wood in my draft with Salah and KDB.

          It's quite tempting to go with the Auba captaincy for me though!

          1. KingOllie
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            I think if u have salah u have to captain him gwk1 lol, but i hope auba does the business.

            In gameweek 2 hes by far the best option

            1. seewhyaxe
              • 2 Years
              15 days, 20 hours ago

              lol it's my gooner brain speaking to me.

      2. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        I dont have him now but I had this draft yesterday:

        Heaton
        Robbo TAA Coleman
        Salah Sterling Perez Barkley McGinn
        Auba Wood
        Cheap bench

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          I think have big 3 really upsets the balance of the team. Of course structurally, it gives many possibilities of downgrading to catch an emergence

      3. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 19 hours ago

        Pope
        VVD Digne TAA AWB
        Moura Perez Salah B Silva
        Wilson Auba

        Button Dend Greenwood Lundstram

        Though after having 10 shots in the CS yesterday and 4 on target, my guess is that Salah will be too good an option to turn down for captaincy this week

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 19 hours ago

          thanks!

      4. QUEN
          15 days, 12 hours ago

          only have aub as I don’t think Aguero will start

          Heaton
          TAA VD Digne
          Salah Barkley moura KDB
          Aub jota king

          button dendoncker lundstram Gibson

      5. chilli con kone
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Kiko or Cathcart?

      6. Beeson123
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Bearing in mind I already have salah, what is the best option,

        A) KDB and VVD
        B) Sterling and Gomez

      7. Dele
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Kane or Auba?

        1. chilli con kone
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Kane.

        2. LangerznMash
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Both

      8. BKR
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        was going through all RMT posts. Really surprised to see, people avoiding Kun this season.

        1. chilli con kone
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          No point in picking him when he’s had no preseason and Sterling is the same price

          1. BKR
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 19 hours ago

            Has he played in pre-season last year?

        2. Marmalade Forest
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Everyone has Salah. Almost everyone has Sterling so feel it “covers” him.

          Tough to get him in too given 26m gone on those two. If they do, it’s Kane with an easier start.

          Copa America doesn’t help.

          Bigger suprise is the teams that have a structure that means it will need 3 subs+ to get him in for GW4-11.

          1. BKR
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 19 hours ago

            Yeah! you are right. Salah, Sterling, Kane is almost there in every team. Then you have king, TAA, Digne, shaw, a template is building. huh?

        3. QUEN
            15 days, 12 hours ago

            I had him till yesterday.

            Only reason I traded in is because he didn’t play yesterday even after sane was injured. I will bring him in as soon as he gets minutes

        4. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Why nobody comments my posts ?

          1. Lallana
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Hello, sorry about my friend Nobody.

            1. Vamos Los Celeste
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 20 hours ago

              he's rude

        5. Lallana
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Which one? Don't own Zinchenko or Fraser.

          1) Heaton, Wilson
          2) Ederson, King

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            A easily

          2. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            tough, i'd go 1, just seems more fun

          3. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            I think A but have both BOU strikers. Ederson seems quite boring, either 2 or 6 points. Also I think WHU and TOT will score in the first two, possibly BOU in the third as well playing at home

        6. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Sorry about that everyone - we're back on track now!

          Apologies for the brief mix-up with articles!

          1. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            It was all Rotation's fault.

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 8 Years
              15 days, 19 hours ago

              Wait what

        7. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Auba or Kane?
          +reasons why

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Auba because London is Red

        8. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          bottomed on the last post, keen to get some thoughts as struggling with the 3rd mid and 2nd striker spot? I have up to 15m to spend but keep jumping all over the shot between Erik, Fraser, Rich, Bilva for the the mid spot and one of Ings, Wood, Jota, Deulo. Its doing my head in, how would you spend it?

          Pope
          Coleman VVD Robbo Stones
          Salah Sterling XXX Perez
          Wilson XXX

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 19 hours ago

            Apparently Everton signed a new rb, Coleman to Digne and Tielemans King

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              15 days, 19 hours ago

              Is about to sign*

          2. Chilli Heatwave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 19 hours ago

            My comment was Wilson -> King
            Then McGinn and kane

        9. AXE17
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Why is it that some private mini leagues roll over and start themselves again the next season? I always have to start a new mini league each year. How do I set it up so that it starts again next year with the same participants?

          1. Marmalade Forest
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            You can “renew” leagues if you are the admin

        10. Marmalade Forest
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Any love for Kean at 7m?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            not from me, total unknown really.