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Every Members article we published ahead of Gameweek 1 deadline

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Ahead of the Gameweek 1 deadline, we’ve pulled together all the ones we’ve published since FPL launch to help you pick the perfect team for the new season.

For your convenience, we have sorted these by team, where we can.

ARSENAL

Why it’s hard to trust Arsenal in 2019/20

ASTON VILLA

What to expect from Aston Villa manager Dean Smith in FPL

What to expect from Aston Villa’s defence in FPL

What to expect from Aston Villa’s attack in FPL as Smith forced to recruit

BOURNEMOUTH

Is it worth paying extra for Wilson over King in FPL?

Bournemouth attack appeals but defence remains suspect

BRIGHTON

The tough task facing new Brighton manager Potter

BURNLEY

Improving Burnley on FPL radar ahead of fixture turn

CHELSEA

Analysing the FPL assets Lampard has to choose from at Chelsea

CRYSTAL PALACE

Departures could hurt Crystal Palace’s FPL assets this season

EVERTON

Summer signings may be key to Everton’s FPL appeal

Is it worth paying extra to have Digne over Coleman?

How Zouma’s future could impact Everton defensive potential

Is Richarlison or Gylfi Sigurdsson better FPL value at £8.0m?

LEICESTER

Leicester differentials could reward investment in 2019/20

How does Tielemans affect and compare to Leicester’s other FPL assets?

FPL position change and Leicester move boost Perez’s appeal

LIVERPOOL

How Liverpool’s key FPL assets compare ahead of 2019/20

How to cover Liverpool defence after price hikes

Salah v Mane: how they compare after FPL price changes

MANCHESTER CITY

How Man City assets changed towards the end of 2018/19

Can De Bruyne offer better value than Sterling or Aguero in Man City attack?

MANCHESTER UNITED

The impact Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had on United’s Fantasy assets

Is Wan-Bissaka worth £5.5m in FPL after United move?

NEWCASTLE UNITED

The Fantasy legacy left by Rafael Benitez at Newcastle

NORWICH CITY

What to expect from Norwich City manager Daniel Farke in FPL

What to expect from Norwich’s defence and attacking full-backs in FPL

Can Teemu Pukki and Norwich’s attackers score goals for FPL managers?

SHEFFIELD UNITED

What to expect from Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder in FPL

Sheffield United’s attack-minded defenders could be budget FPL gems

What to expect from Sheffield United’s attacking options in FPL

SOUTHAMPTON

The impact Ralph Hasenhuttl has had on Southampton’s FPL assets

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Which Spurs players are worth owning in FPL this season?

Can a price drop boost Harry Kane’s FPL appeal?

WATFORD

Which Watford players should FPL managers consider in 2019/20?

WEST HAM UNITED

Coming soon…

WOLVES

Is it worth paying extra to have Jiménez over Jota?

MISCELLANEOUS

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A Fantasy manager’s guide to expected goals (xG)

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The Complete Guide to FPL Pre-season 2019/20

4,506 Comments Post a Comment
  1. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on Locadia guys?

    decent pre-season and decent fixtures to start off with .....

    only £5.5M ......

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      How many matches is he likely to play?

    2. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I'd have him, but have fallen into the Origi trap instead.

    3. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 6 days ago

        No thank you with Maupay signing

        1. bennyp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Surely Maupay takes away from Murray?

    4. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Is see Montoya is flavor of the day. 4.5M

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Two days in a row

      2. Old Bull
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah I don’t get it.

    5. NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Robbo & VVD over Trent for me, at least for the start of the season anyways. Think Trent could be reduced to 60/70 minute games instead of the whole 90 now Gomez is back

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        CS banked?

        1. NUFCAndrew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Potentially. But what’s to say he isn’t prone to a half time sub or even just before that 60 minute mark

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Hi didn't look sharp in his last match and his set pieces were off, but he will still take them, improve with the time. He needs minutes- MAtip, Lovren, Gomez will fight for the spot- predominantly

    6. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Fellas, need help:

      A- Barkley, TAA, 4,0

      B- Siggy, Giulbert, Montoya

      1. Lukakus Unit
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Depends on the rest of your team.

          If you already have a lot of punts/players that may be rotated, go with B.

          If you want TAA's possible double digit hauls, A.

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            I have never tried the rotating D strategy. I think Siggy could become golden with those new signings.

      2. breadhead28
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thoughts on this? Hoping the tinkering is nearing the end...

        Pope (Button)
        Trent Digne Cathcart (Kelly, Lund)
        Sterling Salah Barkley Fraser (Donk)
        Adams Auba King

      3. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        How am I sitting on the below please chaps? What needs to change?

        Heaton
        Robertson - Zinchenko - Coleman - AWB
        Sterling - Barkley - Perez - Salah
        King - Kane

        (Pope) - Greenwood - Dendonker - Kelly

        1. Inter Me Gran
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Clearly I like it as it nearly the same as mine,
          Giving Kane a go was a dilemma as it could have been Siggy and vardy

        2. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Very good, looks unaffordable actually.

          1. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Good sign I agree

        3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          It's quite solid actually. I'd be tempted to use 0.5 from a gk to bolster Kelly to a definite starter though against risks (Barks) just in case.

        4. Point-one short
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Overbudget isn't it?

          1. Point-one short
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Ah no, bang on the monay

        5. Point-one short
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I'd be a little worried whether Barkley is nailed, and not that keen on AWB

      4. HAMMERTIME107
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Best £4.5 goalkeeper?

        A | Heaton
        B | Pope
        C | Ryan

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          B, it's a lottery though

        2. Lukakus Unit
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Set and forget for the first few months of the season? Ryan.

            To rotate? Heaton and Pope.

          • Net Gains
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            B

          • SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            I've been on Heaton and I think he's good until wc. Surprised most are going Pope instead but I may have missed something.

          • SEYPULISIC
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            B

        3. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Will there be any pressers? Who is this years Demi/Özil?

        4. Zlatanzo
            4 months, 6 days ago

            How many 6.0m+ defenders do people have? I keep plucking funds out of defence to upgrade mid/attack and I just can't help myself.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              3

            2. SEYPULISIC
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Just pool double.

          • Zlatanzo
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Is KDB really likely to reach 200+ points this season if he plays in the deeper role this season?

              1. bigbudgie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Did you watch the community shield?

            • ElBuffalo20
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 6 days ago

              What do you guys reckon?

              A - Pérez
              B - Martial
              C - Downgrade Ryan or Pope and get Bilva

              I have Sterling Salah Wijnaldum already

              Thanks in advance

            • Kell_oggs
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Barkley question...

                Am I right in thinking that we all think he’s a good option besides comfort on playing time?
                To me even if he starts 50% of games, he’s coming off the bench the other 50. We saw last year with Willian/Pedro data that coming off the bench was no bad thing and also rotation was worth it for explosive players from other teams, especially given high chance of penalties.
                For 6mill I don’t see the downside? Even if he gets 25 mins every other game off bench?
                Thoughts?

                1. Dr. Rog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  his scoring will be inconsistent and it will frustrate you but other the long run it might not be that terrible
                  rotation is better when they get 0 or 90 mins

              • bigbudgie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                How much will Sessegnon be priced at?

                1. Old Bull
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  6.5?

              • Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Heaton 4
                TAA VVD Kwp/Zouma 4
                Salah Sterling Moura Perez Barkley
                Wilson Kean 4.5

              • Point-one short
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Thoughts on this lot?

                Pope
                TAA, Robbo, Digne, Zouma, Zinchenko
                Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Moura
                Wilson

                (Woodman, Dendoncker, Greenwood, Wickham)

              • davidtbo
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                What are your thoughts ?

                Pope / McGovern
                TAA - VVD - Digne - Montoya / Gilbert
                Sterling - Salah - Perez - McGinn / Dendoncker
                Auba - King / Greenwood

                GW3 : I will probably do Auba => Kane
                My worries :
                * Not having Fraser and/or Fraser but only King,.. he is on pens so... may cover
                ** Not having a city defender
                *** Will Pope start GW1 ?

                What are your thoughts ?

              • Phillipsturn
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Is it worth doing Robertson > VVD to afford a 4.5m bench defender (Montoya) OR keep Robertson and have Rico on the bench?
                  Thanks.

                  1. Joshes Giants
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Yes. VVD will get more goals this year than last and think will outpoint Robinson

                    1. Old Bull
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      Based on what?

                • Joshes Giants
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Relying on too many cheap ones?

                  Ryan/Button
                  VVD/4.5/4.5/4.0/4.0
                  Salah/Sterling/Robinson/Neves/4.5
                  Auba/Kane/Ings

                  Could take out Aub for Vardy and upgrade Neves to Martial?

                  What do you think?

                  1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      That's really good actually, I like when people have a lot of cheap players who start and perform well.

                      The Ryan/Button combination is good, I'm going with the same. I usually dislike having 2 GKs from the same club as it's a disaster with blanks, bad fixtures, etc and it's always great to be able to pick between 2 decent 4.5's, but the past few seasons have proved that this can be a great tactic when used correctly.

                      I do think you are going a little overboard with having basically the 4 most expensive players: Salah, Sterling, Auba and Kane. I think that might very well be costly. VVD is a good budget choice (as far as expensive defenders go), and the rest of your defense seems alright, although I would maybe be looking for some Everton converage (lot of clean sheets/reasonably priced defense). Your biggest issue is the midfield, Salah/Sterling is nice but you are probably going to have to start Ings along with Robinson/Neves a lot. I really don't like playing 4 defenders, especially when you have only 1 good defender (VVD). I think it'd be worth playing a 343/352 when you have cheap defenders like this. It's why I have a similar defense but haven't paid for Sterling or Auba. I think Salah > Sterling and Kane > Auba, so I've chosen them 2, and then got some decent 8m strikers/midfielders, saved up a bit to be able to have 4 powerful midfielders, 2 good STs, 2 good defenders. That way I have to pick 1 defender out of a (4.5/4.5/4.0) and either 1 midfielder/striker out of 2 decent midfielders and a decent striker. It allows me to have good coverage each gameweek.

                  2. liiusions
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    A) KDB and Jota
                    B) Bilva/Siggy and Wilson

                    1. Dave Dreamer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      A

                    2. BattleOfDeBruyne
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        A but without Jota. Maybe King (or Barnes, lol).

                    3. Dave Dreamer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      Will Kean be starting for Everton in the first game? Not seen him in a single team.

                      1. Dave Dreamer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Moise that is

                    4. lifes a pitch
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      Kane or Auba?

                      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Kane

                      2. bennyp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Fraser + Locadia vs. King + Trossard
                        ??

                        1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            King + Trossard