FPL

How to Play FPL – A Beginner’s Guide

Fantasy Premier League is back for another season so Fantasy Football Scout, once again, are here to help.

Perhaps you’ve never played FPL before and have been roped into a mini-league by one of your overly keen friends.

Or maybe you’re one of those die-hard Fantasy managers who needs a complete guide to show your clueless colleagues to make sure they definitely sign up to your mini-league?

Whoever you are, we hope this comprehensive guide tells you all you need to know about FPL this summer.

What is Fantasy Premier League?

Fantasy Premier League is a game that casts you in the role of a fantasy manager. You are given the task to pick a squad of real-life players who score points for your team based on their performances in their own matches.

Do I need to play in a league?

The game can be played solo, with managers pitching their team against all other registered managers in the world. However, the more exciting option is to enter your team in a private mini-league with your friends or colleagues.

How do I pick my team or squad?

FPL hands you a £100m budget which you spend on your squad. If you’re new to the game this budget may seem generous but once you take a look at the player list and start selecting, it’s a good bet that it will start getting eaten up pretty quickly. You will find that the most expensive players will be the attacking options in midfield and forward positions.

Your squad will have 15 players in it but only 11 can start every week, it’s up to you to decide which four to leave on the bench. They will only come into your side if members of your starting line-up do not register any minutes.

Can I change my lineup once I’ve picked it?

Before the start of the Premier League season, you can make an unlimited number of transfers as long as the value of your squad does not exceed the £100m budget.

However, once the first deadline has passed you are limited to one free transfer per Gameweek. If you do not use it then you will have two free transfers the following Gameweek, although you cannot roll more than two.

You are allowed to make more transfers on top of the free ones, but you will be charged four points for each switch made that is surplus to your allocation for that week.

The deadline for each Gameweek is always one hour before the kick-off time of the first fixture. Normally that’s at 11.30am UK time on a Saturday but there will be Friday night matches and mid-week fixtures too this season.

How do I allocate my budget?

In order to maintain a balance in your squad, it is best to split your budget evenly across the four different positions: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards. Ideally, you want no more than two premium asset per position and would do well to fill your squad out with cheaper assets who are important to the so-called smaller clubs.

Doing so can reap rewards. Your players will get injuries, suspensions and loss of form and if you take steps to select a more balanced team in terms of cost, you may find it easier to repair any holes. Ideally, you need to aim for a situation whereby one-for-one transfers will be enough to fix any problems you may run into. Investing heavily in one area of the team and then being unlucky enough to run into problems in that area, could leave you with surplus cash that will be wasted without using additional transfers elsewhere in your team.

Okay, so which players do I pick?

As there a large number of players available in FPL there are lots of potentially effective combinations. At the early stage of the season, it’s harder to say which assets will be the most important, but we will always have plenty of content available to help you pick your initial squad and make your transfers now and through the season. So make sure you stick around!

For all of our pre-season coverage so far this summer CLICK HERE.

How Do I Score Points?

There are lots of different ways to score points on FPL, with goals, assists and clean sheets the most important match events. Whoever you pick as captain will score double points in that Gameweek. Below is a grid which details how to score with players from different positions.

ActionPoints scored
Playing up to 60 minutes1
Playing more than 60 minutes2
Each goal scored by a goalkeeper/defender6
Each goal scored by a midfielder5
Each goal scored by a forward4
Each assist3
Clean sheet by a goalkeeper/defender (must play 60+ mins)4
Clean sheet by a midfielder (must play 60+ mins)1
Every three shots saved by a goalkeeper1
A penalty save by a goalkeeper5
Bonus points for the best players in a match1-3

Can My Team Lose Points?

Unfortunately, there are a few ways to lose points too.

ActionPoints scored
Missing a penalty-2
Every two goals conceded by a goalkeeper/defender-1
Each yellow card-1
Each red card-3
Each own goal-2

WHAT ARE THE CHIPS?

There are four different chips Fantasy managers can use on FPL this season to boost their overall points-score in any given Gameweek. They are:

Wildcard – The Wildcard allows you to make an unlimited number of transfers in a Gameweek without incurring any points hits. You have two of these to use. The first can be used at any point until December 29th, while the second can only be used after that date.

Triple Captain – Normally your chosen captain will score double points in a Gameweek. One week in the season you can deploy the Triple Captain chip to triple his score instead.

Bench Boost – Usually you are forced to bench four of your players but the Bench Boost allows you to, one week a season, add the points from your substitute to your overall Gameweek score.

Free Hit – Just like the Wildcard, this allows you to make any number of transfers you wish without losing points to transfer hits. However, it only lasts one Gameweek; once it is over your old team comes back. This is especially useful for blank or double Gameweeks.

What do I do if my players get injured or suspended?

You need to assess and react to injuries quickly. Monitor our injuries and bans table regularly to check on your team and if a player looks to be out for 2-3 weeks consider replacing him as this could well mean a 3-4 game absence given that he’d have to regain his match fitness and place in the side.

If you have players simply not playing you need to look at just how serious an issue this is on a player by player basis.

As a rule, though, it’s something you need to consider acting upon. Even if the player is getting on as a sub or even starting 75% of the first five games, if he has competition for his place or has been rotated, then it’s something you may have to deal with over the entire season. If you have an alternative on your shortlist who is more reliable and scoring well, it might be best to make the change early rather than have one player distract you and have you guarding transfers for the opening few months.

When should I sign new players for my team?

As for player form, this will fluctuate throughout the season. Keep an eye out for form players but don’t be tempted by one week wonders who hit a hat-trick and then never follow it up for the rest of the season. Sustained form and proven point scorers are what you’re after. Jumping on bandwagons can often be profitable but only when it’s being pulled by a player who can sustain their form.

There’s certainly a wealth of information to sift through on this website if you’re going to try to stay on top of things. We’ll bring you the information you need on a weekly basis to make informed decisions and there will be enough opinion from us and other visitors to the site to consider. Monitor our team news section week-by-week prior to fixtures and also check out the Scout Notes that we provide after every set of matches. These will point out any significant changes to team lineups and offer clues on which players have their place under threat at any given time, as well as those players coming into form.

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2,680 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nutella
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Think i'm good to go and I do hate to post an RMT as I know the hate they get so here is my first and last so advice would be appreciated. Any glaring mistakes/changes that should be made?

    Ryan | Button
    TAA | Coleman | Dunk | Cathcart | Lundstram
    Sterling | Salah | Perez | Robinson | Dendocker
    Auba | Haller | King

    0.0 ITB. Obvious risk about Lundstram not playing but his ownership isn't too high so hopefully won't fall in price too quick if he doesn't end up playing.

    1. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Very interesting, should do well.

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I assume this is 3-4-3 with Dunk/Cathcart rotation, isn’t it?

      1. Nutella
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Correct & Right

  2. HAMMERTIME107
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Help please?

    Think im set?

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

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      pick 2 premiums upgrade dendo/def

  3. tissae
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which one would you pick ?

    A. Fraser + Jota + Wilson
    B. Siggurdson + King + Wilson

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

    2. Outlier
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Definitely B to start

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don't like King and Wilson, so C: Siggy + Jota + Wilson for me.

  4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Wilson + KDB + Coleman
    B) Auba + Fraser + Dunk

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    2. tissae
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  5. RubeRx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    WOL, che, shu, BOU, mun, TOT

    4 out of 6 fixtures are against last seasons top 7 and Sheffield comes in with the best defensive record in the Championship.

    Remind me how and why Ayoze Perez became template?

    OOP? Cool!!

    He’ll be out of your team by GW3.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      oh no not the best defensive record in the championship!

      hes 6.5, hes in my team all season

      1. RubeRx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        No, he wont

        1. Reckoner.
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          He's in my team at least until I wildcard.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      So you are saying Vardy, Tielmans, Perez and Maddison are all terrible picks?

      1. RubeRx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yep, prefer Barkley over all of those

        1. Reckoner.
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Have you ever had Barkley before? He's far more likely to be out of your team by GW3. Guys a troll most of the time.

          1. RubeRx
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I’ve never been a fan honestly but his role has changed drastically. Playing as #10 with all set pieces on a top 6 side, think Lampard will get the best out of him

      2. LangerznMash
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        *early doors....
        from GW9 they are golden picks.

    3. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It's a good argument that most people are ignorant to.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah SHU defense is actually quite appealing.

      Henderson as the set and forget seems decent.

      Ayoze Perez is one of the only players I'm sure will be in my opening day squad. He scored 12 goals last season for Newcastle and is a lock to start as a second forward for Leicester after being signed for 30m. He's also done decent pre-season. I think he's criminally underpriced and should be 7.5m really and he still would be a decent shout.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        no

      2. RubeRx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        SHU is probably the only promoted team that has a chance of staying up and that’s because of their defense.

        1. Reckoner.
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          SU can't play the way they played in the Championship and expect to keep clean sheets.

          CB's splitting and going to FBs when in possession will see them get torn apart in the Prem.

          I see them as most likely to go down of the promoted teams myself.

          1. RubeRx
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I definitely see where your coming from, none of the promoted teams inspire much confidence. Certainly won’t be like Wolves. However, Wilder is a great manager and will adjust accordingly in my opinion. If you have a decent manager, and can play defense, you have a decent shot at staying up in this league ie Burnley

    5. UnluckyXI
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Highest scoring 6.5 mid, playing more advanced in an attacking Leicester side so will get mf points despite playing as a 2nd striker

    6. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      do you realise how few attacking returns he needs to get to be good value?

    7. Outlier
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I’m with you, Perez just isn’t that good. Would rather have any of the other Leicester assets

    8. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He’s fairly cheap at 6.5 and easy to downgrade to let’s say Barkley if needed to

  6. UnluckyXI
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Feeling fairly settled on 11-12 of my players are now locked in. 4-4-2

    Pickford (button)

    Robbo, vvd, Ake, zinc, (Lundstrom)

    Sterling, Salah, Kdb, Perez (dendonck)

    King, Jota (greenwood)

    Key decisions:

    A) Kepa, Digne, siggy, Fraser
    B) pickford, zinc, Kdb, perez

    Cheers

    1. Outlier
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    2. Alli In
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Are you fixed on Ake? What about your team as shown (ie B) but with Digne for Ake (1.0m) funded by KdB to Siggy (1.5) leaving you 0.5 to spend on eg Ederson for Pickford.

      Alternatively, just KdB to Siggy could allow you Wilson for King.

      If you are settled on either A or B, I think there's a hair's breadth between them.

  7. AJBucko
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Help please guys, simple one.....

    A. KDB + Perez
    B. Sigurdsson + Fraser/Moura

    1. UnluckyXI
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I've gone Kdb Perez for now but the 0.5 savinreally helps out my defense! Check my team the post before this one.

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Perez and Moura

    3. Outlier
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B with Fraser

  8. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How would u arrange them from best to worst

    A) Jota
    B) Kean
    C) Abraham
    D) King
    E) Wood
    F) Deeney

    1. UnluckyXI
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B) best but risk as just joined
      C) great player but rotation
      D)proven and good price
      A) poor fixtures but see above
      E) not sold
      F) going nowhere near my team

      I've gone a and d rather than the risky top two

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B, A, D

      Forget the rest IMO.

    3. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      E > F > C > A > B > D

    4. Outlier
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I’m not liking all the love for Jota. Early fixtures and European involvement will effect his returns. For me: D>E>A>B>C>F

  9. AFC49
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    Robbo, TAA, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, Pérez, McGinn
    Haller, Wilson, Jota

    Button, Kelly, Dendonker, Aarons

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I have basically the same team so I think it's good yeah!

      I just have Aubameyang, Ings, Wesley upfront instead of your lot.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not keen on Jota to start season. Aarons not best 4.5 def. Like the accent on the Leicester OOP.

    3. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wilson to king (I honestly think the 1.5m difference is correct value, but with VAR we are going to see a predicted 15-20% increase in penalties). Jota to Wesley - wolves are going to be spent after playing in Europe tomorrow night. Can use the 2m to update Haller

  10. owen1251
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Will Zaha start GW1? Just seen he hasn't played a single minute of preseason

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      that might answer your question

  11. Ribus
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Siggy & Wilson

    B) KdB & 6.5 striker (jota,..)

    Have Sterling and King as well.

    Thanks

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'd start with A

  12. ddande
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Sterling & Jota (AVL)
    B) KDB & Fraser

  13. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Would Coutinho help or hinder Kane as a pick?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Kane will injure his neck watching all the 30-yarders fly over his head into the stands.

  14. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Burnley goals conceded last Season: 32(H) + 36(A) = 68. CS: 8

    First 15 fixtures:

    BUR : SOU 80 ars -514 wol -302 LIV -486 bha -18 NOR -128 avl -109 EVE -158 lei -238 CHE -223 shu -147 WHU -71 wat -159 CRY -123 MCI -552

    Arguably, their best GK has been sold to Villa. I am honestly puzzled why peeps are shipping in Burnley defensive assets, at this stage?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hey Doos - your stats tables and predictions are second to none; why isn’t your season history better? Club loyalty? Loss of interest? I’m befuddled

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ah. First off - you can see my Season History, right? It is clearly linked? How many others have theirs linked?

        I like to play the game in my own way. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes not.

        But I research properly, and my Season Ticker has proved of value over quite a few years. It takes a different line to the House Season Ticker, and quite a few have said that they prefer it.

        Hope that answers it. 🙂

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I like your approach and mentality - your tables in the members area and DS stats are mainstays of mine. Appreciate the point about exposure

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Thanks for this, Inbox. Appreciated, mate. 😀

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              *Irbox Sorry - bloody autocorrect!

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          You add more value to this community than any other poster doos the hate is really confusing

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Thank you, my friend. You do a lot yourself. 🙂

          2. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            It wasn’t hate.. I was seeking an insight into the thought process

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              He doesn't mean you. There have been incidents earlier. And check out the hot topic. 😀

        3. Saint & Reevesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Well said mate.

          Linking to your season history should be mandatory, I’m always sceptical about taking advice from those that don’t have the balls to do it.

          Keep fighting the good fight

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He prefers to have fun than sweat it out and be boring is my guess and looking at his drafts. Makes a dull activity much more fun

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Correct, Sir.

      3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I don't think Doos has ever gone too big on WH assets to be fair. He's not likely to be suckered into Haller the way I am anyway 🙂

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I am sad that I can't have Haller. Yet ... 😀

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Haller could be golden.. his hold up play is immense and he has been up there with the best xG stats in Europe in recent years

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      They improved their defensive record at the end when Hart was removed. But yeah I think you can pick a better 4.5m GK than Pope.

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      All the cheap players play for shite teams.

    4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You are on Heaton-Hendo right? Sensible play

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yep. 🙂

    5. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I think an Alien species built the Pyramids and are now reconstructing the Burnley wall.

    6. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I agree totally

      NOR -128 seems strange tho

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I have a particular formula for the promoted teams, to equalise the effects of the extra games. But they are still ordered 18, 19, 20, so they start at a disadvantage to all the other teams. It is their wind/draw/loss record, plus their goal differences, HOME & away, that leads to those figures.

    7. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Personally I would expect Burnley to bounce back well this season on the defensive front, last season was a blip caused by over exertions in the EL, that they never fully recovered from.

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This plus what Jarvish said.

    8. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      They were run ragged with the Europa schedule. Not enough for me to get one anyway.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Hardly, they didn't even make it to the groups, last game they played in Europe was end of August.

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          This.

        2. Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Halfway through the season they were in relegation zone with about 10-15 points I remember, but they finished the season more strongly with 40. The EL qualifying stage started very early for them, and they just simply didn't have a strong enough squad for all competitions. Exiting the EL early probably saved them from a real relegation fight.

    9. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Cheers doos as ever

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        No worries, Sir! 😀

    10. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      There is an entire article on it with stats to back up Pope...

    11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      fwiw my own perspective on the answer is that GK's points just aren't correlated to their teams defensive solidity in the same way defenders usually are (so I wouldn't be queing up to sign Burnley defenders, but am queing up to sign Popey)

      Case in point - look at the 4.5's of recent seasons and the lack of clean sheets, yet abundance of points:

      Etheridge 18/19 - 10 CS 152 points (Newly promoted, Relegated)
      Fabianski 18/19 - 7 CS 143 points
      Pope 17/18 - 11 CS 152 points
      Ryan 17/18 - 10 CS 146 points (newly promoted)
      Fabianski 17/18 - 9 CS 157 point (Relegated)
      Heaton 16/17 - 10 CS 149 points
      Butland 15/16 - 10 CS 132 points (only 31 games!)
      Heaton 14/15 - 10 CS 150 points (Newly promoted, Relegated

      Basically - a GK can have a crap defence in front of him, with crap fixtures, and still haul in the points

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        +1

    12. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Fair point, definately avoiding from the start.

  15. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I'm on...
    Heaton
    Zinc TAA Robbo Digne
    Bark Salah Sterling Perez
    Haller Wilson

    (Button-DDR-G'wood-Lundstram) with 0.5itb

    Fairly set, but key decisions now are...
    A. Is it worth downgrading a Pool def to VVD and then Zinc to Laporte?
    B. Have a spare 0.5. Spend it on a keeper rotation/Lund up to 4.5?

    I know there are some punchy critics on this morning (Embolo springs to mind 🙂 ) so go for it.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A: would be a definite yes other than the annoying fact Laporte might not play GW1

  16. Penzardlife
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Million dollar question: best 6.5 or below mid who isn’t Perez?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lanzini

    2. advdborg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Trossard

      1. Penzardlife
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Why’s that?

        1. advdborg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Good at finishing and giving assists.
          Brighton's new playing style favours attack.
          Good opening fixtures.
          Low pricepoint.
          Nailed.

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Barkley is a good risk to take I'd say

    4. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Trossard

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Leaning towards Trossard

    6. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Barkley or maybe Cabellos (Arsenal)

  17. advdborg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Why do I never see Holebas in drafts ? With 3 goals and 7 assists last season at à 5 pricepoint, he seems like decent value for money.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      watford defence is abysml

  18. Igor-Stimac
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I'm seeing less and less people choosing Fraser - Why?

    1. advdborg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Expensive

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bourne bandwagon derailing and I can see why. First 2 fixtures more difficult then they look and people edging towards Lucas or Martial

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Fear of double up and good strikers are harder to find than mids

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      hes a horrible little scottish midget

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Lol

    5. alfrankofredane
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      7.5m is starting to seem like a lot. He was the first name on my team sheet but even im being swayed by potential value else where.

    6. UnluckyXI
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Think it's just a competitive price point with siggy, Perez, pulisic, zaha, amongst others vying for that 3-4th midfield spot.

      Also if you downgrade to 6.5 you can get closer to affording kdb

    7. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He's a great option for the first 2 fixtures and a great placeholder for many mids.

    8. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lot of Wilson love and 15.5 is a lot of Cherries attack...

  19. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Cancelo a viable option or not considering Walker rotation?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      from gw1 no

    2. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Walker's place to lose, and he probably will at some random stage.

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Can see rotation throughout the season with those two.

  20. Tsssst
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A.

    Robertson TAA Zinchenko
    Barkley Sterling
    King Ayew

    or

    B.

    VVD Maguire Duffy
    Kante' KDB
    Rashford Vardy

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You'd probably do better with 11

      B

  21. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Heaton
    TAA - Robbo - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Fraser - Perez - Trossard
    Wilson - Deeney
    (4.0 - 4.0 - 4.0 - 4.5)

    Thoughts?
    Trossard or a 5.5m def? Not convinced by the options available though.
    Wesley or Ings/Dams also an option instead of him.

    1. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Coleman double up is an option but I wouldn't. Man U defence is a wait and see.... so based on they I think Tross is worth the punt.

    2. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I nearly have this exact team except Moura for Fraser & VVD for TAA.

      I'm actually happy with Trossard, it's Deeney I'm on the fence about. I have 0.5ITB hoping Kean is the real deal.. just don't wanna start with him.

  22. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Quick poll.... been on A for weeks but really like the look of B...

    A) TAA, Digne, Zichenko

    B) VVD, Coleman, Laporte

    Robertson completes the back 4.

    Cheers

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  23. Ripperdusks
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hows this team

    Ryan
    Coleman | zinchenko | ake
    Lucas Maura | Pulisic | Barkley | Pepe | Bernardo Silva
    Kane | Wilson

    Bench: heaton Abraham, wan Bissaka and Aaron’s

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Awful TBH. Downgrade your bench.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Very very different

      You have WAY too much value on the bench!

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      too much money spent on bench. ake’s a horrible pick

    4. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      terrible

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Constructive!

    5. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It could work but a few too many punts for me.

      I think you need at least one of Salah & Sterling, probably both. Pepe is a bit risky at the minute given he's just arrived and may not start GW1.

      I'd also have at least one Liverpool defender as they were great value last year and look good value again this year

  24. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Heaton the best keeper at 5.0 or under?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      prob flappy

  25. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Barkley nailed? Or Mount and him will rotate?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Only Frank knows

    2. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nah!

  26. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which would you prefer?

    A) Fraser & Wilson +0.5m
    B) Siggy & Wilson
    C) KDB & King

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      C

    2. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Easily C

    3. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B, but I'll put in a sneaky Sig > Rich 🙂

  27. Wigg_1992
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Final team (I think)

    3-4-3

    Pope
    TAA/ Zinch/ Robertson
    KDB/ Richy/ Bsilva/ Salah (c)
    Wilson/ Jota/ AGray

    Ryan/ Dendo/ Diop/ Lundstram

    Any last min suggestions appreciated?

  28. Eytexi
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best 4.5m keeper and why?

    1. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Read the comments on here, this question been asking 20 times on this article alone...

  29. Deece
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any cash leagues available to join this year?

  30. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Montoya or Lundstram and spend the extra 0.5m elsewhere?