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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

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WOLVES

Is it worth paying extra to have Jiménez over Jota?

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The Complete Guide to FPL Pre-season 2019/20

4,506 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Leicester signed Dennis Praet for £18M, absolute steal in this day and age, he will definitely impact Maddisons minutes

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      God dammit.

    2. mental
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      don’t see it tbh. maddison was their best player and created most chances last year,no way he will get rotated

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Incorrect, he plays in the exact same position and are very similar players, he will 100% affect maddisons minutes.

      2. Jaws
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        You probably have no clue how good Praet is

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Anyone know where he plays and who this affects? (on Perez at the mo)
      Have heard very good things about Praet in the past.

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        He’s a CAM, his best position is behind the striker but he has and can play out left, i imagine Maddison/Tielmans/Albrighton are at risk, he wont play out right, i think it makes Perez a better option personally.

      2. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 8 days ago

        he plays CM, would impact Tielemans and Maddison more so than Perez

      3. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Positive impact on Perez potentially. Makes 442 diamond more viable, with Vardy and Perez up top and Maddison in behind. Praet and Tielemans shadowed by Ndidi

    4. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Source? Can't see it confirmed anywhere

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I've learnt not to trust "Sky sources". I guess it looks likely given how early it is in the day

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Indeed, sky is pants. Local journos are best, in the case of Leicester John Percy at the Telegraph is the man.

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        He’s coming. Will fight for a place with Maddison and Tielemans. But also allows us to play 442 diamond with Perez up with Vardy.

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Excellent

        2. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          It’s a very good piece of business for yous.

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Great price given the market at the moment.

  2. Thunder Warrior
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Kane, KDB, Zinchenko and Perez
    or
    Wilson, Sterling, Kiko and Moura?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Def the Sterling one but Perez instead of Moura and upgrade Kiko

      1. Joshes Giants
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Agree with this

  3. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    1) Best 7.5m mid?

    2) Best 6.5m Fwd?

    Currently on Moura/King

    1. QUEN
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I have that too but could go martial jota

    2. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      For me, Fraser is the best 7.5 mid for at least the first 2 weeks of the season. He feasted on bottom-tier teams last season and Bournemouth's first two games are against recently promoted teams.

      For 6.5, I'd go with King if you don't have Wilson; otherwise, Wood/Barnes, Deulofeu (if healthy), Wesley, Che Adams and Ings are all good shouts. Lots of good mid-tier strikers this season.

  4. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ASmith is a better option than the potential beast that is Montoya for GW1, right?

    1. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Possibly for GW1 and 2, but I already have 2 Bournemouth players and he's not worth a 3rd transfer in GW3 IMO.

  5. UpAndAway
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Anyone looking at Zouma? The money saved allows me to turn Greenwood in Locadia for more flexibility. Thoughts?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not anymore. Chelsea can't defend

    2. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He's on my watchlist, but I have a feeling Chelsea are going to ship goals this season under Lampard. Is he a guaranteed starter? He may get rotated with Christensen.

    3. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'd prefer Greenwood over Locadia imo

  6. DenDanskeDuo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Morning guys, any thoughts on this? Value to unevenly split?

    Pope/Heaton
    AWB, Robbo, VVD
    Salah (C), Sterling, Pérez, Fraser
    King, Haller, Moise Kean

    B: Rico, Kelly, Dendoncker

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      66.66% of your strike force have never played in EPL so one punt there is likely enough at the start?

      1. DenDanskeDuo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks for the reply, I was considering the same, however I just really like the prospect of both players.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          ...if you feel it, go for it but don't see Haller getting much v City and Kean might not start so high risk in GW1 imo and I enjoy taking risks in this game! GL

          1. DenDanskeDuo
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Thanks a lot, good luck to you too.

      2. DenDanskeDuo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Who would you prefer of the 2, if you had to pick one though?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I's drop Kean as fair chance he doesn't start

    2. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I think it looks good, but you may want to hold off on Kean - he might not even play GW1.

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Brave on Kean and I'd rather have a 4.5 over at least one of the 4.0s. But its a fair team generally.

      1. DenDanskeDuo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Fair point, thanks.

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which forward under 6.0 has the best chances to start?

    A) Greenwood
    B) Wickham
    C) other?

    1. jk_footyfan
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Origi for GW1

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      All pretty much zero

    3. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Ings/Adams/Wesley should all start week 1.

      1. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        They are all 6.0

  8. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Repost from las night.

    Pop quiz on best value keeper on last season’s returns ppm and this season’s prices?

    Forget ownership - no clues there.

    And he’s nailed

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Fabianski

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Nope - right price point though

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Guaita?

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            That’s the one. Easily best differential out there imo

            Wrong price point I know but 0.5 ownership makes little sense. Will Palace defence regress that much with Cahill in and AWB our? Don’t think so personally- it’s Roy

            There are also fantastic stats about how he averaged a cs every other game against non top 6 so long as one first choice centre back was in. Way ahead of Hennessy in that regard

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Oh and forgot he’s not just best value in position he also faces all 3 promoted teams in first 7 matches

    3. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Guita?

  9. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Henderson - (Button)
    Digne - TAA - Zinc - (Taylor(BUR) - Lundstram)
    Salah(c) - Sterling - Perez - Trossard - (Dendoncker)
    Laca - King - Barnes

    0.5itb. Cheers!

    1. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Like it, but different and the laca punt could be golden

      1. bennyp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cheers. Yeh I'm hoping! Arsenal front 3 on paper look deadly. Super overlooked at the moment

    2. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nice non-template squad!

      1. bennyp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cheers. Easy swaps in all areas too. Just hoping Laca and Barnes start..

        1. Lukakus Unit
          1 month, 8 days ago

          If Zinc or Laca don't play, you should still get points from Taylor/Donck.

  10. SorSy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    RMT!

    Ryan , Button,

    Zinch, VVD , Robo , Digne , Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling , Ayoze , Fraser , Dendonker
    King , Deeney , Calvert Lewin
    \
    0.5 in the bank
    Thanks!

  11. FC Golazos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Ryan (Heaton)
    Wan B / TAA / VVD (Lundstram/Kelly)
    Neves / Sterling / Salah / Barkley / Siggy
    Vardy / King (Greenwood)

    Appreciate your comments, thx.

    1. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Junk bench and Barkley not nailed....need to sacrifice somewhere

    2. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Neves might be rotated while Wolves are in Europe; if he doesn't play, your GW squad might only have 8/9 players.

  12. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Pope
    KWP VVD zinc ake
    KDB sterling sane moura Barkley
    Wilson

    GTG?

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Only 1 liverpool?

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That should say salah not sane

  13. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Morning lads:

    A- Taa, Trossard, 4.0

    B- Guilbert, Montoya, Siggy

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

    1mil in the bank...any suggestions?

    Pope, Heaton
    Taa, laporte, digne, Montoya, (diop)
    Salah, sterling, moura, Perez, (Hayden)
    Wilson, Wesley, (Wickham)

    A. Is it worth punting on Haller or kean instead of Wesley?
    B. Downgrade defender to upgrade Wickham
    C. Downgrade defender to upgrade Hayden (maybe to siggy)
    D. Other idea?

    1. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Keep 1m itb: it’s good to have in case needed on next transfer

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dg Heaton or pope to 4.0m

  15. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A) Kane + Robinson
    Or
    B) Fraser + Vardy

    1. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B but Robbo is an excellent pick

      1. ZAWAd25
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I like B too, but already have King and Perez which makes a double up on Leicester and Bournemouth and I’m not sure about that

  16. HAMMERTIME107
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Honest Opinions Please I think im set?

    Ryan or Heaton
    Coleman | Robertson | Zinchenko
    Sterling | Barkley | Perez | Salah | Dendoncker
    Wilson | Aubameyang

    £4.0 | Diop | Kelly | Greenwood

    1. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Too many iffy starters....zinch, Barkley and Coleman for my liking

      1. HAMMERTIME107
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        They will surely all start at least the first 2 or 3 and will continue until they make mistakes or form drops?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If that all adds up it looks great

  17. Alright wee yin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Montoya : the new Doherty?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Him or Guilbert

      1. Lukakus Unit
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Is Guilbert nailed?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah - think Elmo is bench cover now

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Never seen either play. Are they genuinely in the box as much as a Doherty?

  18. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    RMT
    Pope Ryan
    Robertson Zinchenko Cathcart Coleman Diop
    Salah Bilva Fraser Perez Dendoncker
    Vardy Laca Jota

  19. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A) KDB Fraser AWB/Zinc
    B) Moura Wilson Robbo

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

  20. Ngwanu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wilson or Jimenez?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wilson

    2. Salfpilgrimlfc
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wilson

  21. Salfpilgrimlfc
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Ok lads which one?

    A.
    Heaton (Button)
    Digne VVD Zinch Ake (Kelly)
    Sterling Salah Barkley Fraser Perez
    Kane (Greenwood Nketiah)

    B. As im starting to go off city def and think Kean will do really well this season and early fixtures
    Heaton (Button)
    Digne VVD Ake Duffy (Kelly)
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez (Dendoncker)
    Kane Kean (Greenwood)

    Thanks

    1. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Think that kean will start gw1? Am tempted

  22. BENOIT
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Kane is has AVL first game and is going to end up being a differential!!

    Oooofff

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He's awful at home v trash sides. I'll sleep soundly.

    2. HAMMERTIME107
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Auba better option same price!

    3. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Isn't he the most owned forward atm? 20%+ ownership

  23. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    5th draft, I’m getting closer ! Opinions ?

    Heaton/Button
    Robo/Digne/AWB/4.5/Lund
    Salah/Sterling/Martial/Perez/Dend
    Wilson/Haller/Wesley

  24. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Jota owners, what would be a great news tonight about wolves line up?
    Starting? Benched? Cameo? Early suboff?

    1. footballcandy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I feel like Jota is the most difficult decision in the whole game atm...argh..

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Benched with Cutrone and Jimmy starting

  25. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    How bad was Siggy in preseason?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Inexcusably

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        With a few new signings, has it not improved his stock?

        1. Lukakus Unit
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Will probably take a few weeks for the squad to gel.

  26. Jammydodger2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who would you rather play

    Dendocker
    Rico
    Lundstram

    1. Salfpilgrimlfc
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Prob Rico first game

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      For GW1 in isolation? Rico surely.

  27. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I wouldn’t pay 7.2 million never mind 72 million for Lukaku.....good riddance.

    1. footballcandy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      How much did Utd pay for him? Has to be a great riddance for Utd.

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        75 million.

    2. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Could be good for Greenwood owners.

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Rashford & Martial

        1. Lukakus Unit
          1 month, 8 days ago

          If Martial hasn't upped his fitness and changed his attitude, he could find his arse nailed to the bench by September (saying this as a United supporter).

  28. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Spurs have great fixtures from gw3 onwards.
    Might need to get Kdb as placeholder for Son.

  29. footballcandy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Prediction Trossard vs. Jota first 3 x GWs:

    Minutes:
    Points:

    1. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      T : 270min 10pts
      J : 240min 12pts

  30. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Where would you save .5?

    Hendo
    Digne, TAA, Robbo, Montoya/Guilbert
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez, Dendo
    Vardy, King, Greenwood

    Playing 442 with rotating wing backs. I think Vardy down to Wilson and keep .5 ITB?

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I wish Kean would be fit from the start, Kean and Wilson would be a nice pair.

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Wilson and Haller here

    2. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 8 days ago

      TAA/Robbo to VVD, or
      Vardy to Wilson.

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It has to be TAA/ Robbo to VVD