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Pépé has potential to be most important FPL asset at Arsenal this season

Nicolas Pépé (£9.5m) has the potential to be Arsenal’s most important Fantasy Premier League asset in 2019/20.

The former Lille winger joins the Gunners with plenty of potential to both score goals and register assists this season.

We have assessed what Pépé is capable of and what he could bring to FPL in 2019/20.

The history and statistics

Pépé in action for Lille last season

Pépé arrives at Arsenal as one of the most promising players in Europe with much expected of him.

In recent seasons the 24-year-old has demonstrated tremendous pace in wide areas and possesses enormous amounts of skill to boot.

Curiously though, the attacking winger started his career as a goalkeeper for local side Solitaire Paris Est in France, playing that position until he was 14.

Pépé’s senior debut came for Angers in 2014 but his first extended period of football came with third-tier side Orléans.

During the 2015/16 campaign with them, he scored seven goals in 29 Championnat National matches.

A full season in Ligue 1 with Angers followed in 2016/17, Pépé scoring three times and assisting once in 11 starts and 22 substitute appearances.

That was enough to earn a move to Lille where the now Ivory Coast international enjoyed a breakout 2017/18 season.

In 36 appearances, Pépé found the net 13 times and provided four assists.

He went from strength-to-strength in 2018/19 as he scored 22 goals and registered 11 assists demonstrating his ability both to put chances away and create them for his team-mates.

Furthermore, Pépé’s attacking statistics were particularly impressive in the wider context of European football.

Pépé was one of just two players in Europe’s top five leagues to score 20 or more goals and register 10 or more assists in the same season. The other? Lionel Messi. Not bad company to be keeping.

For that reason, Pépé was a highly courted player in the summer of 2019, linked with many of the elite European sides.

The fact that he has signed for Arsenal should very much be considered a coup and has been met with much excitement from their fanbase.

It would be fair to say that he is probably one of the most appealing of any new signing made by a Premier League team ahead of 2019/20.

Comparisons

2018-19 Mins per shot Mins per shot in the box Mins per shot on target Mins per key pass
Nicolas Pépé 28.2 46.8 54.5 47.5
Aubameyang 29.1 47.1 68.3 82.8
Lacazette 31 47.3 83.6 80.9
Mkhitaryan 33.6 65.8 117.4 56.7
Ramsey 40 72.8 106.7 51.6
Özil 158.4 193.6 290.3 38.7

The Prospects

Pépé should add both goals and assists to Arsenal this season

Once he has reached the required levels of fitness, Pépé should slot straight into Emery’s Arsenal team seamlessly.

The Gunners have been lacking a pacey wide player with the ability to stretch opponents in wide areas for some time.

The addition of Pépé to their squad enhances Arsenal’s attacking credentials greatly, considering that he is capable both of scoring and setting up goals.

His pace and trickery should help unlock even the most stubborn of defences and cause opponents plenty of problems.

Pépé attempted 5.76 dribbles per game in Ligue 1 last season and that drive should also see him do well in the Premier League, even if the average difficulty level of opponent is likely to rise for him.

As you can see from the table above, Pépé compared very favourably against his new colleagues based on 2018/19’s performances.

His minutes per shot of 28.2 was better than any of the selected attacking options the Gunners had at their disposal last season.

The same goes for his shot in the box every 46.8 minutes and shot on target every 54.5 minutes. As we’ve already explained, we have to attach a caveat to these that the Premier League is a tougher league than Ligue 1 but there is no doubt that Pépé is an exciting attacking talent.

Based on those numbers, there is a chance he can rival both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) for goal threat, but he also proved in 2018/19 that he is much more creative than them too.

He fashioned a chance every 47.5 minutes, with only Mesut Özil (£7.5m) offering better than that among Arsenal’s ranks last season.

This is why Pépé could potentially overtake his new colleagues and prove to be the most important FPL option among Arsenal’s ranks as he can combine both goals and assists regularly if he lives up to his potential.

The introductory price as a £9.5m midfielder is what seals our serious interest in this player. Already, he can offer a saving of £1.5m against Aubameyang and the fact that he is the same price as Lacazette is also important. While offering an extra point for goals, Pépé will also be eligible for clean sheets which could see him prove better value compared to the Frenchman too.

It is also worth saying that these added levels of creativity, from a wide position, could also boost the attacking potential of Aubameyang and Lacazette at the same time.

However, we should temper the excitement a little bit by explaining some mitigating circumstances for the impressive nature of his 2018/19 campaign.

Of the 22 goals that he scored in Ligue 1, nine of these were from the penalty spot.

It is worth pointing out that Aubameyang and Lacazette are already established penalty takers at Arsenal.

That is not to suggest that Pépé could not work his way into that pecking order, but as things stand we have little evidence to guarantee that he will.

That said, even if Pépé does not manage to challenge Aubameyang or Lacazette for penalty-taking responsibilities, his style of play could still see him win Fantasy points for spot-kicks.

Of the nine penalties that he scored last season, five were won by fouls on him, so it’s possible that he could be the one most likely to secure them for Arsenal this year which, if scored, would afford him assist points.

Finally, Fantasy managers may also have to wait before they can jump straight into signing Pépé for their Gameweek 1 squads.

He was part of the Ivory Coast squad that made it to the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations this summer and was given some extended time off.

For that reason, Arsenal’s latest signing was not part of the matchday squad for the 2-1 defeat to Barcelona over the weekend.

“Tomorrow we are going to train together. Each day for him [Pepe] and for us is information we can save. ‘We hope he can be [available] for this match [against Newcastle next Sunday]. With him, I want to be patient. He is in the same situation as the other players who have been coming in the last days. For example, Lucas Torreira, after one week of training today has his first ten minutes. With Pépé, it’s the same. It’s better to be training and be working with us.” – Unai Emery

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1,787 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zarch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Ryan (Button)
    Robertson / Coleman / Zinchenko / Van Dijk (Lundstram)
    Salah / Sterling / De Bruyne / Fraser (Dendoncker)
    King / Ings (Wickham)

    Weak up top perhaps..... waiting for new Everton forward or Chelsea to reveal themselves?
    Easy to downgrade from KDB than get him later?
    Not 100% convinced on Ryan / Button.... but rest of £4.5 mob seem like a gamble?

    1. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KDB is good place holder for Son

  2. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Good enough bench?

    Stek, Gibson, Leitner, Wickham

    I'm sure Gibsona and Leitner are starters...

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      How sure?

    2. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not for me

  3. Ian Davis
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which team looks the best?:

    A)

    Ederson / Button

    Robertson/VVD/Holebas/Guilbert/Rico
    Sterling/Salah/Tielemans/B Silva/Dendoncker
    King/Jota/Deulofeu

    or

    B)

    Ryan/Button
    VVD/Zinchenko/Coleman/Guilbert/Rico
    Sterling/Salah/Barkley/Perez/Dendoncker
    Kane/King/Jota

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B 4 ME

  4. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Struggling to decide on my 6.5m striker... Already have Wilson and Fraser so don't want King, so I am debating one of these:

    A. Jota
    B. Deeney
    C. Wood

    Currently on A, but on the fence... Alternative is to mix it up and go 3 5 1 and get someone like Barkley or Tielmans in mid. Any thoughts?

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      C

    2. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A for me. Don't like the 3-5-1 formation with no playing 4.5m striker.

    3. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If the 0.5 is useful elsewhere I’d look at the 6m options.

      1. Brakos2k
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers chaps

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ings

  5. @FPL_Chess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I was previously looking for a good 4.0m defender. Now I think I need a 3.5m defender.

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Get TAA and chop off a leg

      1. @FPL_Chess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ha ha.

  6. Hart-ake
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which one:

    a) Zinchenko (4-4-2)
    b) Barkley or McGinn (3-5-2)

    1. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B edges it for me.

    2. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

      1. TheTinman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Zinchenko never ever looked right to me. If he starts the first 6 then we can take another look.

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thank you mate - you asked my question for me!

      I am thinking the 'necessity' of having a MCI defender might be a trap and there could be good value in that 6.0 mid.

      Barkley has obv looked great in preseason but his nailedness is def a question mark.
      McGinn would be punty but seems to be more nailed

      Tough one!

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Other decent 5.5-6.0m midfield fillers are Ceballos, Robinson, Townsend, Trossard

  7. squirrelbean
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I've gone right off the Zinch option but can't find s decent replacement. KWP and Zouma look good value but all 3 are risks. Considering moving to 3 premiums and 2 rotating 4.5s.

    Thoughts?

    1. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Shaw and AWB looking tempting options at 5.5m.

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I really can't decide with Zinch atm. My big decision for the time being. Rotating 4.5s is underrated atm I reckon

    3. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I don’t mind the Lascelles Dunk rotation for the first half a dozen games. Not perfect but I think two decent picks for the price

  8. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pépé is a glorified OOP goalkeeper.
    No Thanks!

    1. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Pepe Reina?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pepe Le Pew

    2. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      But he’s at the very least third choice penalty taker!

  9. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ryan/Button
    TAA Coleman Walker Lundstrom Targett
    Salah Sterling Dendoncker Perez *
    Origi King *

    A Fraser Vardy
    B Grealish Kane

    1. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B if you can find a way to sell Origi once he loses his place

    2. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A for me. Burnt too many times by Kane in August but he may finally come good.

    3. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

  10. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A) De Brunye + Haller (+0.5)
    B) Barkley + Auba

    1. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No +0.5, cant add up.

    2. Saint & Reevesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

    3. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B) Both could have pens for top 6 teams too

    4. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A) Don't trust Barkley he is a trap.

    5. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A by a mile for me

    6. Look at his face!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ok how’s about:
      A) de brunye + Wilson (+1)
      B) Fraser + Auba

  11. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    help me decide please

    A Gross Barkley vardy
    b Siggy Maddison welsey

    thanks a lot 🙂

    1. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

    2. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Neither tbh, don't like any of the picks except Vardy

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      thanks all

  12. Saint & Reevesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is Gomez nailed?

    1. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Community shield suggests so

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nope, sadly.

      Could be worth a gamble though...

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      nope

    4. Malkmus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Pretty much. Klopp loves him.

    5. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No, only robbo & vvd are nailed

      1. TheTinman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This. Other 3 will rotate.

  13. Malkmus
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Kane or Auba?

    I'm thinking Kane as cap in gw 3 (NEW) could be big, but Auba has BUR gw 2 which is tempting.

    Anyone planning a switch after gw2?

    ta

    1. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kane for me, just ready to accept if Auba goes off first 2 weeks.

      1. Malkmus
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks

  14. FatmanAndRobin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Right.. smashed it, I'll take first place now please 🙂

    Ryan/Button

    VVD/Dign/WanB/Taylor/Kelly

    Salah/Sterling/Martial/Tielemans/Dedon

    Kane/King/Greenwood

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      will you play taylor every week ?

      1. FatmanAndRobin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Majority of times it will be a 3-5-2
        But I like Taylor.. Gets forward a bit and could get a few assists this year

    2. Malkmus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I like it, pretty similar to mine. No TAA or Robbo is the obvious issue, apart from that looks good.

    3. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have similar but better

      1. FatmanAndRobin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hit me.. For me Kane/Salah/Sterling are a must starting off. Easier to DG then UG

    4. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Pretty solid, you must trust United with the double up

      1. FatmanAndRobin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You mean triple up :-):-):-).. Ya taking united out of the equation AWB was a no brainer for me. Good pre-season too. Martial is a punt but can switch him out to an abundance of options 7.5 or below

    5. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'd sacrifice Martial for a 5.5 mid in order to get Robbo over Taylor. That would be my team then, which I prefer.

      1. FatmanAndRobin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Would need to drop Martial to a 5.0 Mid to do Taylor -> Robbo.. Above would be .5 short.

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Digne > Coleman as well.

          1. FatmanAndRobin
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Prefer Digne due to set pieces.. but I know what you're saying. Its a risk not going without Robbo or TAA - but heres hoping

  15. Bambi
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Think Im set

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Robertson -Digne - Zinchenko - Lundstram
    Salah - Sterling - Perez - Fraser - Dendonker
    Wilson - Jota - Greenwood

    pretty template?

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yep, and strong

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      pretty much yeah, should be decent though

    3. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Looks good and very similar to mine. Not sold on Zinchenko though. Would be tempted to swap TAA or Roberston for Vdjik and use the 0.5m to get in Walker.

      1. CostaCoffee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Walker probably a worse option than Zinc with Cancelo coming in

    4. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Change Button to Woodman, he will be red-flagged all season (left on loan) so should avoid price drops

      1. CostaCoffee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Button won’t drop in price either and actually may play if Ryan goes down

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          He has the biggest risk of all 4.0 GK to drop with his 25% ownership. I believe, who knows.

      2. King Holebas
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thought you couldn't submit a team once a player leaves when the season starts

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Oh, haven't heard about that.

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lucas instead of Fraser as you have Wilson?

    6. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Jota to Ings (Europe and new striker)
      TAA to VVD (Injury prone)
      Zinchenko to Zaha (Not nailed and poor clean sheet fixtures)

    7. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Strong side with weakish bench but good for the first few weeks.
      I had Wilson, jota and Greenwood up front but over the last few days I've pondered switching jota for haller (merely as a punt, due to fixtures after city ).

      Latest attempt is
      Pope button
      TAA, VVD, Walker, shaw and Rico
      Sterling, Salah, Fraser, McGinn and dendonker
      Wilson, haller and Greenwood.

      This leaves me with 0.5 itb. Any suggestions on where I should spend it, bearing in mind this is a team for the first 4 weeks.
      Also can anybody tell me who Pope rotates best with for the first 10 weeks or so.

  16. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Can you help RMT out of 10 and let me know any feedback? I really like it

    Pope
    VVD TAA Digne Zinchenko
    Soggy Sterling Salah Moura
    King Wood

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      soggy Sterling 😀 decent team

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good bench? Zinchenko and Moura could be short-term picks.
      Prefer Bilva to Siggy

  17. bantamdave
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I'm comfortable with this team. Salah-less but something has to give and it strikes the balance from front to back...

    Ryan, van Dijk, Robertson, Coleman, Alexander-Arnold, Martial, De Bruyne, Sterling, Pérez, Aubameyang, Wesley
    Substitutes
    Button, Rico, Dendoncker, Wickham.

    Love to Get Digne but im at a loss how to shave 0.5m.

    Thoughts.

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Do Ryan to Pope or Heaton. Reckon Burnley have a better defense than Brighton and Pope is .5 cheaper. Heaton if you want nicer fixtures

      1. bantamdave
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I like Brighton's early fixtures and whilst they have been porous in the past, it's a nice £8.5m rotation whereas your suggestion requires finding £0.5m.

        Thank you nonetheless.

  18. CostaCoffee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What to do with spare 0.5m?

    Pope (Heaton)
    Digne VvD Trent Stones (4.0)
    Salah Sterling Fraser Barkley Perez
    King (Wesley Greenwood)

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ederson

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        ??

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Upgrade the 4.0 def

    3. bantamdave
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Keep it, you're likely to need it in the upcoming weeks.A bandwagon will emerge....

      1. King Holebas
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This imo

    4. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Fraser to Bilva?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        😯

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Double City attack 😉

  19. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    RMT:

    Ryan Button
    Robertson VVD Stones (or Zinchenko) Coleman KWP
    Salah Sterling KDB Barkley Dendoncker
    Jota King Greenwood

    Comments appreciated?

    Thanks

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If Porte makes g/w1 are you sure Stones is preferred?
      The team looks good. I personally think it should be Stones, but it's the Pep factor. innit?

      1. ddfc
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks mate... I am concerned about Stones but I mean is Zinchenko more nailed?

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Wouldn't even surprise me if he played Porte over Zinc and Stones / Otto central. 🙂

          My guess would be this though : g/w1
          Ederson
          Walker / Porte / Stones / Zinc
          But not confident.

          1. ddfc
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Classic pep

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A or B please guys?

    A) BSilva & Guilbert/4.5 def
    B) Perez & King

    Thanks

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B but mainly because most of the other 4.5 defs are terrible

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What about if A was KdB & 4.5 def?

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A has + 0.5ITB too

    3. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks both

  21. Penzardlife
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Final RMT I reckon

    Pope (4.0)

    Zinc-VVD-Robbo-Dunk (Cathcart)

    Salah-Sterling-Barkley-Pérez (Deden)

    Kane-King (Greenwood)

  22. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Maverick pick of the season

    Joelintoon

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Never scored more than 8 goals in a season. Good luck with that

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        True, but he's only 22 so not as bad as it sounds

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Haddaway, man

  23. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Any way to make this defence better?

    Gw1:
    Pope
    Robbo VVD Digne Rico
    Bench: Montoya

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Digne -> Coleman, Montoya -> Holebas/Zouma maybe but it's decent enough

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If zouma was nailed I would do that. Kiko nailed too. But don't like watford fixtures

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can’t really do anything if we don’t know the rest of your team

  24. tjostolv
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    whats the nailiness of Lundstram, Martin Kelly, Dendrunk, Heaton?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Like the word nailiness; also Dendrunk.
      Just opinion but, latter 2 should be fine. First one has been playing regularly in preseason. Kelly dead as an option.

      1. tjostolv
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Who is more nailed after Lundstram as a 4m defender u reckon (to replace kelly)?

  25. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Cheap forwards are becoming less and less apealing the more I think about. It's really encouraging me to get a premium forward

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I’ve got 2. Kane and Vardy. Also got King to make a front 3 of penalty takers...

    • AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      For all of those considering Pepe, his NPxG/90 was 0.37 last season. For comparison, PEA had a NPxG/90 of 0.65 and Salah was 0.54.

      1. TONY123
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Out of interest, how much was Kane's?

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          0.48

    • skybluecam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Greenwood v Brewster? Probably inconsequential I know but I feel Brewster is the better player but Greenwood has more chance at minutes, especially early on.

    • Nitram
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Where do RMTs go these days?

      Kepa or Pickford / Hart
      Digne Kelly WanBiss Maguire Rico
      Pepe Moura Lanzini Mané Dondecker
      Aguero Kean King

      Don’t know that I want 2x United defenders. Any good cheap full vs k options?

      Thanks

      1. Nitram
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Edit: Should read Dendoncke and cheap full back options

    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A) Dunk + Moura
      B) Zinchenko + Perez

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B comfortably

    • tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hey guys, which do you prefer?

      A) Taylor, Sterling and Wilson or
      B) Rico, KDB, and Kane.

      I'm drawn to A initially and B longer term. Taylor and Rico are my fifth defenders - subs along with Greenwood and Dendoncker

      1. Fnug
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A initially and B longer term seems like a good plan

        1. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Thanks!