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. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Good to go?

    Good draft?

    Heaton - (McGovern)
    Trent - Van Dijk - Digne - Montoya - (Lundstram)
    Salah - Lucas - Pérez - (Dendoncker) - (Nakamba)
    Aubameyang - Vardy - Wilson

    Sterling to replace Salah from GW3

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

      I think you're better off dropping Vardy and upgrading Lucas to Sterling. Why plan in transfers? But if your hear is set on this go with your heart.

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

        I think Lucas could score a lot this weekend

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

          Dunno I got stung last season when I thought Spurs would crush Cardiff in like GW5 and that's when my season went down hill. Aston Villa are widely tipped to be the only promoted side to stay up. They've got Heaton in goal. I think a mullering is by no means assured.

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

            Also, City are just as likely to tonk West Ham.

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

      Different. But could work

    3. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You want to take Salah OUT just before they play Arsenal at home??

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

    Carl Jenkinson lived the dream of every Gooner by playing for the club. He was also Arsenal's longest serving player for a day. That must've felt amazing!

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

      Remember his goal celebration at Carrow Road? That was clearly a moment he had dreamed of his entire life up until then.

    2. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bless him, slept under an Arsenal duvet. League One player

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

    A. VvD + Digne

    B. TAA + Coleman

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

      A

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

      A but get TAA as well.

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

        Nope, nope, nope. Robbo + TAA/VvD for me.

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

          If you insist... TAA then. His attacking returns are insane.

          1. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Not worried about Gomez Camzy? For this reason I have gone Robbo/ VVD

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

      A

  4. Gui0883
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Left with my final decision, until I change my mind again 🙂

    A) Digne, Barkley , Wilson
    B) Coleman, Siggy, King

    Thank you

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

      So tricky possibly A but not by much

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

      B for me. Barkley too much of a bench risk for me.

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

      A

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

      Digne, Moura, King

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

    Do we think Pépé will play on a Sunday?

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

      Bench I reckon

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

        Or do you mean on any Sunday?

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

          Any given Sunday?

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

          Haha I heard he never plays Sunday’s waste of money

    2. Gui0883
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Might be too early, wait and see in my opinion

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

      Might get some mins off the bench but very unlikely to start

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

      He may of rotated him into the ladies team already.

    5. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I hope he does, or that's a waste of money!

  6. Limit80
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Can someone pls point out where I'm wrong with this analysis as I don't like my conclusion, which is that it's not worth having more than one premium player!

    This analysis assumes we already have one premiumnplayer we are likely to captain most weeks.

    Say an 11mil striker will get you 200 points. Then, a 5.5mil striker needs to get 100 points to be of equivalent value. Assume that they both are nailed, that will get you 76 appearance points over the season. Which leaves 24 points for the 5.5mil to reach his target of 100 and 124 points for the 11mil to reach 200.

    Maybe the 5.5mil will get 5-10 baps and the 11mil will get 30-40. If you convert the residual points (say 14 for the 5.5mil and 94 for the 11mil), that's equivalent to around 4 required returns for the 5.5mil and 26 returns for the 11mil to reach their targets. Which to me is more unlikely to happen for the 11mil player.

    (I think the analysis is even more skewed towards budget/midpriced if you consider VORP rather than absolute cost)

    Does that suggest filling your team with budget or midpriced players is better value than getting more than one premium?? Ie get one perma-captain and fill your team with nailed on cheaper players that have some chance of attacking returns?

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

      You want at least 2 premiums for captaincy rotation but your ideology is correct.. well done

      1. Limit80
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Perma-captain salah or sterling worked quite well overall last season and easy to rotate to someone who has better fixtures or form?

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

      No because captaincy exists.

      At least two premium players imo.

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

      Your analysis needs to take into account that the minimum a Forward can cost is 4.5m. The 5.5m is an extra 1m and the 11m is an extra 6.5m. these are the numbers you should be working with.

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

      I think 2 Captainable players is minimum for when your perma-captain has a bad fixture. Generally spreading your budget around every player in the squad is better than going for a few big hitters and a few fodder.

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

      we don't get premiums just to captain them, their returns are often more predictable or likely than the cheaper players - we pay a premium for 'likely returns' is how I like to think of it - also perma capping isn't a great idea unless someone gets 300 points again

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

      ur right but gw1 teams tend not to need strong benches and 100m is a lot of money

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    it’s understood @Everton have bid £30m for Alex Iwobi of @Arsenal

    https://twitter.com/JimWhite/status/1159055981562781696

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

      Would be a great signing. Unbelivably underrated player and exactly what they need.

      1. adams_6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Flashes of brilliance from him. Usually followed by periods of turgid guff. I'd snatch their hands off and go shopping for a centre half

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

          Yep good business all round. Would give them the money to complete upamecano

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

      Face palm

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

      Oh FFS!

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

      Ha!

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

    Which one would you pick?

    A. Siggurdson + Wilson
    B KdB + King

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

      A

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

      B easily imo.

      It's way more flexible too. Lots of options at 6.5m fwd and 9.5m mid to switch to. Whereas x2 8.0s are much more difficult to replace.

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

      I'm going A, have sterling too.

    4. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A for long term. KDB going down with cramp in CS didn't fill me with confidence and Wilson is incessant

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

    So is nketiah off then

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

      As a Bristol City fan I pray for him to come here, Leeds have already shafted us once this week...

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

        Leeds Leeds Leeds!

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

      Soon.

  10. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Gtg?

    Heaton
    Robbo vvd Laporte digne awb
    Salah (c) sterling Fraser Perez
    Haller

    Button mousset greenwood dendoncker
    0.0itb

    Tempted to downgrade a defender and upgrade haller to Wilson and swap Fraser for moura

  11. LevSvalov
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Auba + Kante
    B) Wilson + B.Silva
    Help pls

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

      Defo B

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

      B

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

      B for sure, Kante is not suited for FPL

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

      A if you can get McGinn over Kante.

    5. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B Auba looks good for (C) GW2 though.

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

    Chance of Kean starting gw1?

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

      Low, think DCL starts the season and Kean gets minutes off the bench initially.

      1. adams_6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I agree with that

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

    For those going with Pope and/or Heaton, how many points are you hoping (or expecting) across the season?

    A) under 100
    B) 100-120
    C) 120-140
    D) 140+

    For context I’ll say Alisson Ederson 160, Lloris 140

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

      Surely they are hoping for the highest option

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

        Haha that’s why I added expecting

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

      D

    3. Gui0883
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Is Pope a sure starter for this weekend ?

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hope D, expect C

    5. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

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

        Basically 3ppg
        The next level keepers around 5/5.5 might only get you 20/30 extra points
        I wanted Lloris for spurs defender but doesn’t seem worth the price

    6. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'll just be happy that my sub keeper doesn't outscore whoever starts.

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

      C.

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

      Probably A maybe B. Can never predict which of the lower teams are going to have an absolute stormer of a year defensively.

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

    Gone all cross eyed tinkering. Hows this?

    Ederson
    Robbo VVD Coleman
    Siggy Perez Salah Frazer
    Wood Kean Murray

    Button Chambers Lundstram Dendo

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

      I'd have concerns over Murray and Chambers, transfers waiting to happen, but if you're okay with that then go for it as they could both still score well early doors.

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

        Chambers a playing bencher

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

        Do you think Murray will get rotated with Moupay in?

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

          Not yet as Murray is proven. Moupay will have to prove himself first.

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

          Maupay will be starting ahead of Murray soon, I'm sure of it.

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

            This. Brighton signed him because of how good he was at playing St in a 343. They aren’t going to make him play in a different role within it.

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

      Sorry Siggy is Sterling so no Siggy

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

      Kean might not start the season.

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

        I am hoping he will as those fixtures are screaming goals and pre season this is what they have lacked. The medical the players go through will hopefully ensure is starting position.

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

          Seems harsh on DCL and Kean is young and new to the league/country. I just hope he starts converting some of Digne's crosses.

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

      I like Murray for 4/5 of Brighton's first fixtures. Going by preseason, it looks like Potter prefers 3-4-3 with Murray main striker and pen taker. Good pick imo.

      Our teams are quite similar, but i'm going 3-5-2.

      Ederson/Button vs Pope/Heaton
      Perez vs Trossard
      Wood vs Wilson
      Kean vs C. Robinson
      Murray vs Ings/Wesley (rotating them)

  15. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Heaton 4
    VVD Digne Zinky Kwp 4
    Salah Sterling Perez Barkley McGinn
    Kane King 4.5

    A) VVD Digne
    B) TAA Coleman
    C) TAA Matip/Gomez

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

      McGinn > Dendoncker then beef that defence.

  16. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Drop a player:

    A) Aubameyang
    B) Salah
    C) Sterling

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

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

      This is what I am struggling to do. Salah makes my bum twitch the most as he will be playing Friday but if fabianski is out of GW1 I think sterling can match him comfortably for cheaper

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

      Aubameyang, IMO.

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

        How’s your team shaping up now AV? Or is it a secret x

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

          Think I'm almost there, just a couple of decisions to make - which 4.5 keeper, that kind of thing.

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

            Not heaton :O

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

      B

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

      Auba (lowest value).

  17. fayons
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Does anyone know of a way to look at the history of your mini leagues to see who won in each particular year?

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

    A. Digne + Lundstram

    B. Coleman + Dunk/Montoya/Guilbert/Playing 4.5 def

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

    Which is better combo?

    A) Zinchenko & Hayden
    B) Lundstram & Barkley

  20. tsintisin
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any improvement ideas with this slot? 0.0 itb

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Moura Perez
    King

    Button Kelly Nketiah Greenwood

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

    Both as starters:

    Montoya or Lundstram and spend the extra 0.5m elsewhere?

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

      Montoya if you want two playing subs or Lundstram if you don't.

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

        Thanks, you don't think Lundstram will start?

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

          not worth risk

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

            Cheers, though it would enable 4.5 to Long so some bench coverage at least

  22. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Happy with this I think, for an SSK team... thoughts?

    Heaton,
    Digne, Robbo, VVD, Rico
    Sterling, Salah, Perez, Trossard
    Kane, King

    Button, Montoya, Dendoncker, Greenwood

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

      Looks great - I have same structure but different names

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

        Cheers man, still trying to tweak.

        Still trying to decide whether I want Kane or KDB.

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

    Hello All,
    Is there any 4.0 (preferebly) reasonably nailed defender? Are you having this type od player in your teams or you invest little more?

    1. tikka mo'salah
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Rico and Lundstrom seems to be the popular choices, but none of them are absolutely nailed. Those are your best bets though.

      I go with one 4.0, as those extra .5 really come in handy in the rest of my team.

  24. Lacabacca
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How about a team with Salah, Sterling, Kane and KDB?

    Pope
    VVD Digne Cathcart Dunk
    Salah Sterling KDB McGinn
    Kane King

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

      no

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

      Unbalanced

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

        Why so? Salah and Sterling will likely be there forever. KDB can be any of the in-form 9.5s (Son, Pépe, etc.) and Kane can be any of the in-form premium strikers. Covers all the price points I think.

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

      Bruh. Like that a lot. Would change 5 players to same price players but just the lack of pool fullback and 4.5 defs that's a bit hmmm

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

        Yeah, lack of pool fullbacks is an issue. VVD and Digne could be Robertson and Coleman, but I think Digne to Coleman would be too much of a downgrade in terms of attacking potential.

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

      Like it

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

        Thanks.

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

    5.0 to spend on a 4th defender to play

    Duffy or Holebas or other?

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

      zouma if your squad can handle the risk, otherwise montoya + 0.5

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Zouma Or KWP

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

      Holebas has occasional momentso of brilliance, interrupted by many moments of catastrophe.

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

    Anyone looking at a Kane - Auba - Kane hokey-kokey if their squad is OK for housekeeping?

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

      precisely

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

      Not even in the slightest.. transfers are valuable

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

      Crazy to think there won't be other things to sort with those first two FTs

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

        ...hence last 7 words 🙂

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

      I'm a bit in and out at the moment.

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

        Lol

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

      Yes, I'm going for this strategy.

  27. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on this lot? I’m liking the look of it.

    Heaton
    Robertson, VVD, Maguire, KWP
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez
    Wilson, Wood

    Button, Wesley, Dendonker, Lundstram

    Thank you

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

    Most nailed option out of Kelly, Lundstram, and Rico ?

      1. Latch86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ben Johnson (WHU)? Lots of minutes in pre-season and apparently playing well.

        Or is this simply because of the Fredericks injury?

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

          He played fairly poorly actually. And yeah just an injury thing. He may be ahead of zabaleta in the pecking order but certainly not Fredericks

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

      rico

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

      Kelly may start first couple of games with Tomkings&Sakho injured.
      Lundstram probably best long term

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

        sakhos been back in full training for a week or so

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

        Get Lundstram out of your head. He is finished. They didn’t sign Freeman and Morrison to play with 3 CDMs every week, let alone in their first 3 easy games. Lundstram will get the tougher games (if that) or come on to try and defend a result

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

          He's not Finnish, he is English.

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

          Good info but for a 3rd on bench even one 1 point for appearance isn’t too shabby 😉

    3. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      From a pure FPL perspective, ideal scenario would be that Leicester move for Tarkowski as their Maguire replacement (although see reports linking them with Celtic's Ajer), and Gibson becomes nailed in Burnely's 11

  29. Adamf1980
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    safer to start with Deeney instead of Kean?

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

      yes but prefer tammy

      1. Adamf1980
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        interesting .. he's never even come into the equation for me

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

      Yeah.

      Also same question but replace Kean with Jota.... 😐

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

      Hello Yes!

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

    Which 4.5m GK for set an forget?

    Ryan - Brighton have good starting fixtures, but the team isn't much improved and only 7 CSs last season
    Pope - Burnley don't have EL this season which can really help. A traditionally strong defensive team. Tough early fixtures, team isn't much improved.
    Henderson - SHU had the best Championship defensive record. Good first few fixtures. But arguably the least improved of the Championship teams and tipped to go down by most.
    Heaton - Villa had the worst defensive record in the championship last season shipping 61 goals. Strengthened a lot this off-season, and Heaton is a top goalie.

    So... which to go?

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

      I'm flip-flopping between all of 'em. Pope's injury record and disrupted PS puts me off so I might go Heaton or Henderson initially then re-assess.

      My issue w/Henderson is he plays Wilson, King and Perez in the first 3 weeks - all of whom are in my side so it's the psychological issue of taking points off each other. Likewise Heaton with Moura/Bmouth.

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

      Ryan

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

      Henderson, imo. Mainly becauseSHU appear to have a clear defensive plan. He is one of my two.