Scout Notes

What we learned about Liverpool and City assets in the Community Shield

Liverpool and Manchester City wrapped up their pre-seasons on Sunday afternoon in the Community Shield.

The game always looked like being a decent signpost as to how last season’s top two might line up in Gameweek 1 and there was plenty to discuss from the game at Wembley.

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City (4-5 Penalties)

  • Goals: Joel Matip (£5.5m) | Raheem Sterling (£12.0m)
  • Assists: Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) | David Silva (£7.5m)

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) appear primed to feature against Norwich City in Gameweek 1 after starting in yesterday’s Community Shield.

Salah completed the full game as Firmino got a 79-minute run-out up front, with the Egyptian in particular catching the eye on the right flank.

There were at least five instances when Salah could have scored against last season’s title winners.

The Egypt international first scuffed a Firmino pass wide when well positioned inside City’s box before clipping the outside of Claudio Bravo‘s (£5.0m) post from a tight angle.

Salah struck the woodwork again after the break with a low shot before having another attempt smothered by Bravo and seeing a header hacked off the line by Kyle Walker (£6.0m) in the dying stages.

Salah had ten shots in total: more than Manchester City managed overall.

While his radar may have been slightly off it was notable just how sharp Salah was on his first 90-minute appearance for the Reds this summer.

Firmino impressed too with his link-up play and pressing but, as has been the case for some time now, simply doesn’t get the volume of chances that the two players either side of him are presented with – the Brazilian striker had one attempt on goal all afternoon, forcing a save out of Bravo early on.

Sadio Mane (£11.5m) returns to the first-team set-up this week but it will be a big ask for the Senegalese winger to be ready to start against Norwich on Friday evening with less than a week’s training under his belt.

Asked about Mane last week, Klopp said:

Let’s have a look at him. How we all know, Sadio had 16 days off – he will be in a good shape. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t eat too much.

He had a training programme, maybe after ten days probably he started with a little bit of running, so I think he will be fine. But we have to see.

Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) had deputised for Mane in a couple of pre-season games as Klopp experimented with a 4-1-4-1 but Divock Origi (£5.5m) was the man preferred alongside Salah and Firmino in the Community Shield.

The Belgian striker has more pre-season minutes to his name than any other Liverpool outfield player bar Fabinho (£5.5m) and none of his teammates have scored on more occasions.

As was the case against Napoli, though, Origi underscored the fact that he is very much at a level below Liverpool’s first-choice front three and particularly unconvincing on the left flank.

Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson (£5.5m) made up Liverpool’s central midfield three, with James Milner (£5.5m) not risked because of a muscle problem.

When asked if he thought the veteran midfielder would be fit to face Norwich on Friday, Klopp said:

I would say yes. It was a minor muscle injury. I would say he can probably train tomorrow, although I am not 100 per cent sure.

For today it did not work out, but I think by at least Tuesday he can train.

For a team that kept more clean sheets and conceded fewer goals than any other Premier League side last season, Liverpool again failed to really convince at the back.

The Reds’ first-choice back four had shipped five goals in games against Sporting and Napoli and they were breached after just 12 minutes at Wembley when Raheem Sterling (£12.5m) finished off a City set-piece to put Pep Guardiola’s side in front.

There is no questioning Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s (£7.0m) attacking credentials – he was again on dead-ball duties at Wembley – but the Liverpool right-back is occasionally exposed against top-class opposition (as was the case against Napoli) and he again looked vulnerable on Sunday, eventually being withdrawn in the second half.

Joe Gomez (£5.5m) started the match at centre-back before switching over to right-back following Alexander-Arnold’s substitution, with the latter’s replacement, Joel Matip (£5.5m), scoring Liverpool’s equaliser.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m), the most-owned defender in FPL, claimed the assist for Matip’s goal and further highlighted his own undoubted threat from corners and free-kicks when shooting against the underside of the crossbar in the second half.

Reflecting on the game, Klopp said:

I’m completely happy about the full performance. I said before the game, if you want to be prepared for Man City you have to make a pre-season game against Man City; no team plays like them. You saw that in a few moments in the first half, when they can do what they do. We struggled a little bit positioning-wise but that’s normal. The biggest threat was pretty much the long balls from Bravo in behind, where our last line was not a line. The first two balls, I think. The third ball was dangerous as well with Sane then on the other side. That makes it difficult but that’s how they stretched our formation and then when you expect these balls, they play it in between, in the half-spaces, that’s pretty tricky. We could have had a bit better positioning, we changed that for the second half, which helped us a lot.

The second half is about will and all that stuff. That’s another thing in pre-season: you fill your body with all this physical information but you are not used to it after four or five weeks that you really can go over that point. We went over that point today, then nobody felt tired anymore and they could really go. I liked that a lot.

Football-wise, the second half was just really, really good, the best way you can play against City. They are in the early stages as well, they will be in a different shape in a couple of weeks, for sure. But having this amount of chances we had today is a very good sign for us, absolutely. I liked the game a lot. I don’t like the result but I liked the game a lot, so for us it was very, very important.

As Klopp alluded to there, the match was very much a game of two halves.

City were largely on the back foot in the second half and had only one attempt on goal in the final 40 minutes.

Before that, though, they were again the better side and Kevin De Bruyne (£9.5m) looked classy in the centre of midfield in the first half.

One shot and no key passes perhaps highlights one of the drawbacks with De Bruyne as a Fantasy asset, with his deeper role partly an issue: the Belgian ‘assisted the assister’ for Sterling’s goal to underscore that point.

Those stats weren’t a fair reflection of De Bruyne’s early influence on the game, however, and his role at set plays and ability to drive from midfield is a tantalising prospect.

De Bruyne’s fitness issues of 2018/19 is another black mark next to his name and there were concerns when the Belgian hit the turf late in the match, although cramp was widely reported as the issue and there doesn’t appear to be any serious concerns.

Leroy Sane (£9.5m) is more of a worry, however.

The German winger limped from the field early in the game with what appeared to be a knee injury and Guardiola provided an update after full-time:

The first impression was not good. But I think not bad I don’t know as I have not spoken to the doctor. I will wait but I think he will be okay.

Aymeric Laporte (£6.5m) missed out for the champions, meanwhile, having reportedly picked up a knock last week.

While Salah and Firmino look primed to start in Gameweek 1, the chances of Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) featuring in Pep Guardiola’s line-up at West Ham appear slimmer.

The Argentinean striker, who returned to training last week, didn’t even make it off the bench as Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) was brought on to replace the stricken Sane.

Sterling had begun the match as City’s central striker but moved over to the left flank following the Brazilian’s introduction, with Bernardo Silva (£8.0m) – carrying on where he left off last season and producing a fine performance without looking like he could rack up serious points in FPL – stationed on the right.

Regardless of his position, Sterling was still City’s main goal threat.

The former Liverpool winger got on the end of David Silva‘s (£7.5m) flick to open the scoring and later had two gilt-edged opportunities to add to his tally, hitting the post just after the break and then running straight into Alisson (£6.0m) when clean through on goal on the hour.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) wasn’t involved, meanwhile, with Guardiola providing the following update after the game:

Riyad called me straight after being champion and say he wants to be back against Liverpool. And I said he was more than welcome

But Riyad took some medicine but we don’t know what was in what he took and therefore doping control today was a risk because the doctors did not know what was in the medicine. So that’s why he did not play today.

A guy who rested less but could have played some minutes but we could not take a risk because the doctors didn’t have the medicines or exactly what happened and we did not want to risk it.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) got the nod at left-back and looks to have the edge in that position for Gameweek 1, although was given a torrid time by Salah and didn’t look comfortable.

With Laporte out and Vincent Kompany having departed, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi (both £5.5m) were the default options at centre-half and looked vulnerable – encouragement perhaps for those considering West Ham’s in-form attacking assets this weekend.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold (Matip 67′), Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson (Lallana 79′), Fabinho (Keita 67′), Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Shaqiri 79′), Origi (Oxlade-Chamberlain 79′).

Manchester City XI (4-3-3) Bravo; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko; De Bruyne (Foden 89′), Rodri, Silva (Gundogan 61′); Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Sane (Gabriel Jesus 13′).

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  1. Andi123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    My team:

    Ederson

    VVD - TAA - Zin - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Zaha - Perez
    Fraser -. King

    Kelly, Dendoncker, Greenwood

    Any thoughts, please?

    1. Amey
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Fraser oop 😉

        1. Andi123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thanks!

        2. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Essential

          1. Amey
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Ha ha

      • Henning
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        1,2 ord 3 My third striker is Vardy

        1.Jota and King

        2 Wilson and Greenwood

        3. Wilson and a 5.5 m attacker

        1. Sparkys Barmy Army
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          1

          1. Win'dian
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            2

        2. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          2 if you can bench Greenwood.

          1 if both must play

      • RedWolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thoughts guys?

        Defence a bit too sh*t, and no subs I guess!

        Ryan (4.0)
        VVD, Coleman, Dunk, (4.0, 4.0)
        Salah, Sterling, Perez, Jorginho, Pepe
        Kane, Wesley, (4.5)

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yea what you said. Jorginho as a starter with that defence and no bench is not my cup of tea. Pretty unbalanced

        2. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Pepe is a terrible choice to start the FPL season - wait and see how he settles in at arsenal

      • GERRARD87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Guys, any comments are welcome for my team:

        Heaton (Button)
        Arnold-Coleman-Dunk-Alderweireld (Kelly)
        Salah-Fraser-Perez-Sterling (Dendonker)
        King-Kane (Wickam)

        I have few concerns with this team...
        1) didn't invest that much in defense, compared to some other teams I saw here, involving 4 top-rated players (wish I would downgrade Alderweireld to CWP for 0.5, if will be a regular starter, so 0.5 will be invested to upgrage Kelly.
        2) not sure of the time that subs will get, if any at all (any ideas for a better 4.0 DEF option that will be more nailed to start?)
        3) not enough room for any subbing or changes, rather than the original starting 11 with this formation
        4) not entirely sure in the GK selection

        1. The Dogs Love Leeds
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Not a fan of Salah, Sterling and Kane those guys are only worth all that cash if you are regularly captaining them otherwise points per million is average and it weakens rest of your team.

          Pick two and improve defence by getting VVD for Dunk.

          1. GERRARD87
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I agree with this, however it is hard for me to split up with anyone of those. It hurts badly if you're missing someone differential. And all of them proved to be such over time in previous seasons.
            Maybe Kane is the one that I can afford to swap with Moura, but then I get with 8.0 for a striker. Considering improving the defence with part of them, I will get to Ings/Wesley at the end, i.e. noone really premium up front 🙁

            1. The Dogs Love Leeds
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Wilson great value at 8m get him and ditch King for Ings or Wood

        2. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Given you have three big hitters, it's not a bad team at all.

          1. GERRARD87
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Thanks mate, still trying to squeeze from somewhere to maybe get a bit more class in defense.
            KWP would have been an excellent choice, if guaranteed for Spurs.
            Also not sure Kelly's starting status, compared to Diop for example.

      • mcgrejam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Please help...

        Heaton
        Zinchenko, VVD, Digne
        Fraser, Perez, Sigi, Salah, Sterling
        Wilson, Jota

        A) Salah/Zinchenko
        B) Mane/Laporte

        Thinking A for GW1 then switching to B for GW2 - thoughts please?

        1. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Don’t plan a -4, esp to take out Salah!

          A

        2. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Decent team. No need for those transfers.

      • kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Anderson better pick than Lanzini if I gamble on West Ham mid?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Lanzini is the best pick. They will all share points no point picking one. I’d go Haller for hammers attack

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            he straight in from the off?

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Hes played all the pre season games since joining and links up very well with the rest, especially Fornals. Haller, Fornals, Anderson, Lanzini front 4

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                thanks for that!

                never left planning my team this late before

        2. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Lanzini has been way better in pre-season and is cheaper.

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            cheers

        3. Amey
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Lanzini 0.5m cheaper right ??
            Might be the tipping point for the selection

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              cheers, .5 not an issue right now... but we all know it can be in a week

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Yep
                  Always useful

            2. Blind Ghost
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I think we're about to see Lanzini's best season since he joined the Prem. I know you shouldn't take too much from pre-season, but sometimes it's clear to see when a player is looking sharp.

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I've honestly not seen a minute of preseason so cheers for that.

          • Amey
              1 month, 15 days ago

              RP
              Select one please
              A. Wilson Robinson
              B. Fraser Trossard

              1. Kizza_10
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                B

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Thank you
                    It allows Fraser to Martial after gw 2 too which i like

                2. antis0cial
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  B. Barkley maybe edges it over Trossard if he locks down starting place.

                  1. Amey
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Cheers
                      Will wait for 1/2 gw's for watching what FL uses in PL.
                      Can be a great signing but equally likely to fail

                3. antis0cial
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  A) Zinc And Fodder in 451
                  B) Adams and fodder in 352

                  Guilbert is bench cover

                  1. Amey
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Ha
                      Thinking about same.
                      Trying various 6m Midfielders atm for Zinchenko.

                      1. antis0cial
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Just think Barkley outscores him and he’s likely to lose place, but I suppose Barkley could be rotated too. Currently on below.

                        Pope
                        TAA VVD Digne Zinc
                        Salah Sterling KDB Perez Barkley
                        King

                        Guilbert

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Power pack Midfield !!
                            Only drawback is that you can't get a 4.5m starting Striker but you can get a Midfielder.

                            1. antis0cial
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Yeah but I get a starting 4.5 def as cover who should match 4.5 mid score. Still, thinking 352 maybe better. Drop zinc add Adams/Ings/Wesley.

                      2. n-doggg
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        352 will always win out

                    • Kizza_10
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Any advice on how to improve this team is welcome.

                      I know I’ve gone big at the back but I’m willing to take he gamble in the early weeks.

                      Pickford
                      Azpi VVD Maguire Robertson Zinchenko
                      Fraser Sterling Salah Tielemans
                      Wilson

                      Subs: Button, Dendoncker, Greenwood, Wickham

                      1. Sparkys Barmy Army
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Would go Coleman or Digne over Azpi.

                      2. A message to you Rudi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Azpi 》 Digne/ Coleman and Tielemans 》 Moura could look good to start with..

                    • A message to you Rudi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Ederson
                      TAA VVD Zinchenko Coleman
                      Salah(C) Sterling Sigurdsson Fraser
                      Ings King

                      Button / Kelly / Dendoncker / Greenwood

                      Good to go?

                      1. TheSteel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        G2g

                      2. Kizza_10
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I’m not overly keen on Ings but other than that it’s a good team

                      3. JamTart
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I'd worry about Siggy unless the new striker can help him. I like the rest though.

                        We confident Ederson is right back in?

                    • Sparkys Barmy Army
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Finally vaguely settled:

                      Pope
                      Robbo - VVD - Coleman
                      Sterling - KDB - Pulisic - Perez
                      Kane - King - Ings

                      Think it's template enough to score well with a couple of punts to make up the differential

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Ings has mixed fixtures imo
                          Won't go for him tbh

                          1. Sparkys Barmy Army
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            I do have 1.0 itb but can't really see any other nailed strikers who I fancy, will probably jump on whichever bandwagon comes along first.

                        • A message to you Rudi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Nice, Pulisic only one im not keen on.

                          1. Sparkys Barmy Army
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Just taking a gamble on Chelsea really, can easily swap to Martial if needs be but I've just got a feeling.

                        • A message to you Rudi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Haha. Taking the Ings punt too. Good luck mate!. He stays fit he could do well.

                        • Geriatric Unathletic
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Salah will be major template (C) favourite for GW1, brave move to go without after yesterdays goal attempts. You could well find yourself way behind after just one week.

                      2. n-doggg
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        A. Maddison
                        B. Perez

                        1. A message to you Rudi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Flip a coin. Maddison feels a bit safer to me though.

                        2. Beeson123
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          B

                        3. antis0cial
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          B

                      3. Beeson123
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Thoughts on Trossard for Brighton?

                        1. Blind Ghost
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Happy thoughts.

                        2. Dele
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I’ve got him as my punt, sounds an exciting prospect.

                      4. Maddamotha
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Ppl but off Zinchenko now or still confident in him starting?

                        1. n-doggg
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          He’ll start but a transfer waiting to happen when mendy is back which might be sooner than later. Avoid unless happy to use a transfer on him or wc early

                        2. VAR Star
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          It’s only one game, but I thought Salah had him toast yesterday.

                          Won’t be playing Salah every week though.

                          The problem is will he play enough?

                        3. Rhodes your boat
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Why should I be put off?

                        4. antis0cial
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          He should start, but that won’t be the case for long if he plays like he did in CS.

                        5. TheSteel
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Not worth the risk IMO. Better to go
                          for Ederson who will pick up every City CS.

                          1. Maddamotha
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Ederson not in risk because of just coming back, and Bravo been doing well? That would be pain if I put in Ederson and he didnt start.

                      5. Firmino
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        A or B?

                        A) Ryan, Diop
                        B) Heaton, Dunk

                      6. TheSteel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Does Foyth waltz in to the starting 11 when fit?

                        1. antis0cial
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Like a yoyo maybe, they love to rotate their fullbacks.

                      7. Gudjohnsen
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Vardy or Wilson?

                        Have Ayoze Perez but not Fraser

                        1. Sparkys Barmy Army
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Wilson as Bournemouth cover then

                        2. jimmy.floyd
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Wilson

                      8. simong1
                          1 month, 15 days 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?

                          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. Freddiebell
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Been looking at these options for a while now and for some reason I really A. A is a nice set up. Congratulations one of the best teams I've seen on here.

                        • Stig
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A) Walker+Jimenez
                          B) TAA+Jota

                          (I have Robertson and no other City def/keeper)

                        • The Mighty Hippo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          How this looking? Getting close, or rip it up and start again?

                          Heaton
                          VVD | Robertson | Coleman | AWB
                          Salah | Sterling | Perez | Martial
                          Wilson | Haller

                          1. Garth Marenghi
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Wilson King double up, spend that 1.0 on Laporte? Or elsewhere

                        • 1569Tippins
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          ATTACK!

                          1. Recklesss
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            k

                          2. VAR Star
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            I plan too!

                        • DIMITRIS
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I think I'm finnaly settled with my team, what do you think of it:
                          Heaton (Button)
                          VVD | Digne | Robbo| Dunk (Lundstram)
                          Salah | Sterling | Fraser | Martial (Doncker)
                          Wilson | Kean (Greenwood)

                          Before GW3 Wilson and Fraser will become Pulisic and Haller or someone with similar price, depanding on how they perform.

                          1. Bob Vrabkab
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Really good

                            1. DIMITRIS
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Thanks

                          2. Lebowski85
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            I like it!

                            1. DIMITRIS
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Thanks dude 🙂

                        • mcgrejam
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Already have Perez...
                          Best 6.5/7m midfielder?

                          1. Lebowski85
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Redmond/Lanzini

                          2. Garth Marenghi
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Tielemans

                        • Bob Vrabkab
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          According to Wikipedia Trossard is 7 feet 1 inch, should make a decent target man

                          1. badgerboy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            He's 5ft 6 dude.

                          2. Amey
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              😮

                          3. twisterteo
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            I think I need a City defender but I really don't know who...
                            Laporte too expensive
                            Zinchenko popular choice but is it worthy?
                            Stones is he nailed?
                            Walker with Cancelo..not sure

                            Is it bad going without City defenders?

                            1. Garth Marenghi
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I’ve currently gone with digne, will move to Mendy/walker/ cancelo if he’s at 6–whichever one is nailed

                            2. VAR Star
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Only Ederson is likely to escape rotating Pep

                            3. The Dogs Love Leeds
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I don't think Laporte is too expensive if you look at his points per match last season against the others and he is the only guaranteed starter except Edersen.

                              That said looks like could miss week 1 so i'm on Zinchenko (no Mendy for atleast a week or two) and will upgrade when he's def back.

                          4. Team Forza
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            RMT think it’s g2g....

                            Pope
                            AWB TAA Coleman
                            fraser martial KDB Barkley Salah
                            Kane Gray

                            Heaton Greenwood Aarons Kelly

                            3-5-2

                            1. The Dogs Love Leeds
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Prefer Sterling to Kane personally but if Raheem stays quiet that team could do well. Keep an eye of Gray's minutes though when Gerard is fit.

                              1. Team Forza
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Yeah I was thinking the same about Kane/sterling switch.
                                Definitely agree Gerard, but been keeping an eye on preseason, Grays scoring.
                                Can switch to Ings later on

                              2. Freddiebell
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                I have both. I really think having Salah, Sterling and Kane is the way to go. You can still build a decent team having those three players.

                            2. Galza
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Nice 3-5-2 that...

                          5. Rhodes your boat
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Jiminez worth the extra 1.0 over jota? Tempted to get Laporte for Zinchenko/ upgrade Coleman to digne or upgrade bench with extra cash

                            1. The Dogs Love Leeds
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I'd keep away from Wolves for a week or two, flying to Armenia and back in Europa before Leicester on Sunday.

                              1. Rhodes your boat
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Who are your strikers?

                                1. The Dogs Love Leeds
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  I'm playing 5 - 4 - 1 and have Wilson, i'm a big believer in points per match per million and he is top last season on that measure. Don't there is much value in forwards this year compared to all other positions.

                                  1. Rhodes your boat
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    I’ve got Wilson currently, might look to rejig thanks

                          6. Marouanovic
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Playing around with the stats tables in the members area, i've noticed that the overall score column does not appear to work properly. It just seems to show the score for last season, regardless of what season I set it at. Anyone else having this issue?

                          7. twisterteo
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Kean to start GW1?

                            1. VAR Star
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Seems doubtful unless he looks amazing in training

                          8. mattyb09
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Starting to really like Barkley's role at Chelsea. Think he holds down his spot?

                            1. Freddiebell
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I agree. Took me a while to come around to the same conclusion but I think he's a steal at the 6m