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.

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

    Perez and Kane
    Or
    Moura and vardy

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

      A

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

      A shoe

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

      A). But I have Moura also.

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

      I have B as I like the extra million but it's a tough one.

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

      Cheers all

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

    The best 6.0 or lower mid/fwd?

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

      Barkley

    2. Leeds2116
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same thing I wanna know lol

    3. Jafoole_88
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Trossard of Brighton. he's this year's Michu

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

        The pain of michu still hurts

      2. enrico.palazzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Just watched a YouTube video. Wow

        1. Jafoole_88
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Triggerlips (Nick Cummings) who's a veteran of the game (best finish 35th) currently has trossard

    4. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Depending how Brighton go under new mgr, Maupay/Trossard/Locadia could be good. Personally waiting on them.

      Likewise Robinson / McGinn at SHU/AVL; and the Southampton strikers.

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

        Who would you choose between those?

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

      Consider Doucoure.

    6. Pointerlou
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Harry Wilson should come in around 6.0 or lower. LFC will have had guaranteed minutes added to the loan contract but probably won't start first match. he had 15 goals and 8 assists in the league for Derby last season

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

    I'm real stuck, so many articles I can't keep up with, can someone summarize the top tips so far this pre-season?

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

      Spend a month picking some players.
      Cry.
      WC end GW 1.

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

      Copy someone else's team before the deadline.... Simples

    3. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Copy the Scout picks.

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

      Copy the Scout Picks.
      Cry.

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

      352 success strategy for value
      4.5 (4.0)
      Premium Premium Premium (4.5, 4.0)
      Premium Premium Midhigh Midhigh Midlow
      Midhigh, Budget (4.5)

      - only pick nailed player
      - only pick from the top 8 teams on fixture difficulty.

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

        Why 352, i've always done 343 every season, I thought this was the optimal?

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

          There were two (independent) articles posted on here weeks ago - both went into huge indepth analysis about optimal way to spread value based on previous seasons data. Both concluded pretty much the same system as I posted above. Sorry but I cba hunting out the articles, I will have comment on them if you go back about 25 pages of my comments history haha.

  4. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What are you thoughts on Lingard guys?

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

      Don't listen to them, he could be great in the hole this season.

      1. GREEN IS GOOD
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        New girlfriend?

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

          😯

    2. anish10
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Great young propsect

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

    kane or auba

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

      Auba

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

      yang gang

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

        gang bang?

    3. anish10
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Aubs

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

      Nah!

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Kane 100%

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

    Seems to be a lot of baseline price defenders/midfielders (i.e. 4.0 defenders/4.5 midfielders) likely to start GW1 - is there an up to date opinion around which are likely to be the longer-term starters?

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

      no meaningful long term prospects at 4.0

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

        I don't want prospects, I want starters

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

      You can have mine if it means anything to you:

      Defenders:
      Rico was our best chance due to every other 4m defender eg Gibson, Hanley being circumstantial to injury. Lundstram also let us down with some very poor performances. Also wilder was never going to revert to the tactics that failed early on in the championship. Lundstram is not a 1st team player, wilder really wants him to be but he just isn’t helping himself.
      Anyway back to Rico. Spent a pre season with the first team defence, fan reports apparently suggest he has been performing poorly, this fidn’t Come across in the highlights as he has a hand in a few goals over pre season (assisting the assisted however). Daniels’ return leaves some expecting him to be eased back in 1st team very soon in rico’s Place.

      Mids:
      Dendoncker: Very nailed unless they sign a new CM, kessie and lemina linked but seems unlikely to happen now.

      Hayden: Seemed nailed until ASM signing has left doubts over the future of Bruce’s formation. If 4231 to accommodate all key attackers then i’m Not sure he makes it ahead of Longstaff or Shelvey.

      Conclusion. Rico best bet for Defence. Dendoncker best for midfield.

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

        Cool - thanks 🙂

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

        Thanks AY (& Jarv for prompting this)

  7. Rimmers
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lloris,ake,van aanholt, van dijk, robertson, dunk, sigurdsson, maddison, fraser, salah, Kane. Thoughts?

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

      no city is brave

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

      Terrible formating.

  8. anish10
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, gone for a few out the template picks like Adams,Auba & Perreira.

    Pope
    Zinch VVD Perreira
    Salah Sterling Robinson Barkley
    Auba Wilson Adams

    4.0 -- Dedonker -- Rico -- Lundstrum

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

      love pereira but digne beats him by every metric including fixtures. leicester havent replaced slab yet

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

      Missing a Liverpool defender.

  9. drinkup245
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    If anyone is interested in a cash league, we can use some fresh blood. Been running for about 7 years now. Typically around 30-40 entrants. Top 4 win cash...plus other goodies. Also prizes for monthly winners. drinkup245@gmail.com for info.

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

      you keep posting this but not saying how much entry is

  10. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Barkley worth it as 4th playing mid?

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

      Pfft, not unless they've sewed a new head on him.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Between him and McGinn for me.

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

      I’ve got him in a 3 man midfield.

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

    I’m super torn here guys(and gals)

    A) Allison, KDB, and Ceballos
    B) Pope, Sterling, and de dendoncker

    It’s a tight one! Thanks for help 🙂

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

      If all playing then A. Overall B.

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

    Bottomed

    Tinkering like crazy this week. Probably trying to be too clever here, thoughts?

    Heaton
    Digne - VVD - Robbo - Duffy
    Moura - Salah(C) - Sterling - Perez
    King - Wood

    Stek - Felipe Anderson - Lund - Wickham

    I would sub Felipe in for gw2 benching Perez or Wood. Then move off Wood before gw3. I like his first fixture and don't mind him v Arsenal either in gw2. Could downgrade him to fodder before gw3 and upgrade Duffy to whichever City defender is looking good, after they've gotten the Spurs fixture out of the way. Play 4-5-1 after that.

    Over thinking it?? Haha

  13. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Good morning gents.

    I have 6mill for a striker. I was all set on DCL but now even he's got competition.

    WHo are your 3 top strikers for 6m.

    Thank you so much.J

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

      ings and murray both excellent choices in short term

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

      Che Adams

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

      Maupay (once he becomes a starter), Ings (till he breaks), Wes (one leg longer than the other apparently)

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

        Yep Ings then Adams once he becomes Mr Glass...

    4. Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Murray or Che Adams for me

    5. Root
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ings Benteke Murray

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

      Adams, Ings and Wesley. Murray decent fixtures to start too and on pens.

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

      Ings Wesley Sharp

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

        We seem to be the only ones liking Sharp. His credentials are awesome

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

      Currently on Adams, tempted with Murray.

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

      Ings it is. Thanks all

  14. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    GK Heaton
    DEF Wan Bis, VVD, Digne, Rico
    MID Salah, Siggy, Perez, Sterling
    FWD Kane, King

    Subs (Button), Greenwood, Deondoker, Lundstram 

    Happy with this although I'd love another 4.5 defender. It would be siggy or Perez out to fund this. Rico and Lund rotate fine

    1. Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Digne>Coleman to free 0.5

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

        Not worried about Sidibe?

      2. Too Many Hits
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Don't do that. Just signed a new RB yesterday and Digne is on set pieces.

  15. boc610
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    apparently Eriksen told Ole " ok , if you manage not to mention the spirit of 99' in the next ten mins il sign for you"

    I think the meeting ended around minute two

  16. Unconstitutional
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Wilson and Barkley or Adams and Siggy?

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

      love sig but gotta be a

  17. GBB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ok! That's it. Only if you guys got some great arguments, I'll do some final changes (please share if you have though ;)):

    GK: Heaton
    DEF: VVD, Robbo, Digne
    MID: Salah, KDB, Moura, Barkley, Martial
    ATT: Vardy, King

    SUB: Stekelenbug, Lundstram, Guilbert, Greenwood.

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

      You're missing Sterling.

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

        Yes, doubted big time about that.. don't want both KDB and Sterling though. And got a personal preference above KDB.

        IF I'm going for Sterling it would be Kean or Abraham instead of Vardy (and downgrade to Adams or whatsoever if they do not perform).

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

      Like it.

  18. Nailed Jesus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Would you rather have King (5-4-1) or Digne (4-4-2), assuming your team already has Wilson and Coleman?

    1. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      *King in a (4-4-2) and Digne in a (5-4-1)

      1. Foogle
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        4-4-2 is a more flexible formation for making FTs.

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

      4-4-effing -2

  19. lampsblues
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What about Siggy? He has got great opening fixtures but I haven't seen or heard anything about his pre season form. Has anyone watched him played in pre season?

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

      Everton have been trash in pre-season, but don't think that necessarily matters and Gylfi is a proven top top player.

  20. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ryan/Button
    Robbo/Zinc/Coleman/Lundstram/Rico
    Salah/Sterling/Moura/Perez/XXX
    XXX/XXX /Greenwood

    A - Wilson/Jota/Fraser
    B - Aubameyang/King/Dendoncker (would have to play one of Lundstram,Rico,Dendoncker)

    0.5ITB for A and B

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

      A, but not Jota from the get go

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I've been on A for a while now but I really want Auba as well, just hard to have him with Salah and Sterling - I like Jota best from the 6.5s regardless of fixtures - who would you go with?

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

          Bournemouth double up might not be terrible or down to a 6.0. For the season, Jota is best 6.5 I reckon, but it is not just that Wolves being in UEFA Cup, but the distance that they need to travel too for next round.

  21. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best 4th playing mid, McGinn, Barkley, James or Grealish

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

      Barkley

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

      Barkley but not sure if he will be nailed with Mount playing well in pre season. Mcginn might be your best bet, I'd wait and see for James.

      Could be proven wrong but I don't think Grealish is an FPL player.

  22. Tshelby
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Chambers nailed?

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

      I think he starts GW1, at least till Holding is back, but no I wouldn't say he's nailed.

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

        All right! Thanks!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No

  23. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who has the highest chance of starting?

    A) Kelly 25% team selection
    B) Rico 4,1%
    C) Lundstram 5,7%
    D) Hanley 2,8%

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

      C

  24. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    is laporte injured

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

      Was but should be back by GW1

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

      Should be okay but keep an eye on Pep's presser later in the week.

  25. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Third draft this year, any ideas what to change?
    Could go Martial over Moura or Barkley/Green over Wesley/Dend.

    Heaton
    Robo/Digne/Zin/Kiko/Lund
    Salah/Sterling/Moura/Perez/Dend
    Wilson/Haller/Wesley

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

      Not a fan of 3 mid-priced up top, but could work. I'd stick with Moura unless big movements are Spurs happen before the window closes.

  26. Turns
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    RMT please fellas. My first draft with KDB instead of Sterling. Side looking a lot more balanced.

    Pope
    Robbo, VVD, Walker, Coleman
    Salah, KDB, Moura, Perez
    Kane, King

    Button, Dendy, Lundstram, Wickham

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

    I would love some thoughts on how I see my set up to be by GW3 and how I have set up initially. The spread of money should also allow me to alter to an 11m forward if required with another 4.5m Mid for one of the 9.5m ones. Any advice would be really appreciated

    Team GW3
    Ryan (Bennett)
    TAA Zinch Coleman Dunk (Rico)
    Salah Sterling Pepe Son (Hayden)
    King Adams (Wickham)

    My GW1 Team with 2.5m ITB is

    Ryan (Bennett)
    TAA Zinch Coleman Dunk (Rico)
    Salah Sterling Moura KDB (Hayden)
    King Origi (Wickham)

    Thanks

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

      So you plan on taking a hit then? KDB, Moura and Origi -> Pepe, Son and Adams?

      I wouldn't, but it could pay off

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      That GW3 midfield (aside from the Arsenal fixture) is real nice (probably better to be KDB in GW3/4 though

  28. insertcomedyname
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Repost...
    Feedback would be very welcome:
    Pope / (Button)
    Zinch / TAA / Walker-Peters / Digne / (Lundstrom)
    Salah / Sterling / KdB / Marial / (Dendoncker)
    Jota / King / (Greenwood)

    Any traps here? Not been engaged as much as I should have been.
    Also, have a spare 0.5m. Siggy instead of Martial?
    Ta

  29. Okeeffejude123
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    If you have Salah and KDB in the team already then who is riskier to start the season without

    a) Sterling
    b) Kane
    c) Auba

    Personally I think the riskiest is Kane (if he can stay fit) reason being is Sterling last 2 seasons has 234 (18/19) 229 (17/18) and KDB (when fit) seasons were 209 (17/18) 199 (16/17)

    Basically if Kane and KDB can stay fit and I know it's a big if then doesn't KDB at £9.5 become a more realistic choice and better use of funds than having Sterling???

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

      Still Sterling.

      They're not mutually exclusive. They can both score huge points.

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

    Current team:

    Henderson McGovern
    TAA VvD Digne Lundstram Rico
    Salah Sterling De Bruyne Perez Dendoncker
    King Wesley Ings

    0.5m which I can use to upgrade King to Kean or Abraham depending on which is hot.

    Also considering KdB + King > Aubameyang + McGinn (although double Villa attack...)