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. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pope or Heaton?

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

      Pope - divine.

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

        Amen

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

          Allahu akbar

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

            English only please.

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

            Ali Al-Habsi

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

              No onions on mine

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

      I have Heaton.

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

      Popeh

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

    Bottomed.

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

      Think it will be between Pope or Henderson this year.

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

      Heaton or pope for me,m going myself with Heaton until first wildcard

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

      commented on prev pg

      I'm flip-flopping between all of 'em. Pope's injury record and disrupted PS puts me off a bit 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.

      I think if you have Pope it's probably wise to stick a 4.5 on the bench as well in case his groin or shoulder flares up.

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

      Pope, after Saints he will be 4.7

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

      Pope or Heaton easily. I'm leaning towards pope tho

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

        How sure can we be that Pope is first choice? He and Hart have identical pre-season minutes.

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

          Hart still has dandruff.
          End Of!

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

          Have you seen Joe Hart play recently? He has a known deficiency making saves low to his left.

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

      Alisson Ederaon,1.5m give you 30-50p more

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

        I was on Ederson for a long time for the same reason. But he could easily not start GW1 due to match fitness, and Alisson I'm not getting because I'm capped out with Liv players.

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

      Ryan and Button to start with if going down this route.

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

    Zinchenko still a good pick even with cancelo signing?

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

      cancelo is mostly a rb and has had no preseason at the club so your only worry for now is angelino

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

      I'm gonna start with him, probably have to switch him to a Utd defender or if a 5.0 starts from Chelsea eventually.

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

      Best route into City defence along side Ederson.

  4. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hey guys, how nailed on is Robinson for SHU? And how is he compared to McGinn whose the same price?

    Cheers

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

      His preseason minutes have been good, and played more than any other striker in last 2 games.

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

      Having watched them both a fair bit last year, I think McGinn will get more points this season.

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

    Sorry for posting again and again but seriously want best out of those:
    Best 4.5£ Def to start with:
    Need to play regularly until first wildcard:

    A)Dunk/Montoya
    B)cathcart/KIKO
    C)Diop/Balbuena

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

      montoya

      just read the 100 other posts asking the same thing

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

        Thnx for ur effort, Montoya Purley nailed in their 3-4-3 formation as wingback ?

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

      Dunk

  6. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Engels nailed for Villa?

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

      Just get Guilbert mate. Mings only other nailed villa defender

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

      Little House on the Prairie smile 🙂

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

    I've always gone 343 (since as long as I can remember) but is it right to assume 352 is looking to be the way forward this season?

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

      I think for a lot of people that depends if they want to play Dendonker or not...,

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

        The problem with going 5 in mid for me is that my bench will even worse and might not have a starter, Donck is my safety net.

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

          Yeah I have an ultra safe bench of Donk, Dunk, Cathcart...just want starters that might nick a few points when I play one of them.

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

      3-5-2 has been consistently the best formation to play over past 11 seasons I've been playing. Midfielders pick up much more points on average.

      This year there is a trend for defenders off the back off Liverpool and City's assets performances last year.

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

        I agree midfielders can pick up points, but I thought 3-4-3 was always the template and 3 strikers were always preferred. 3-5-2 is tempting..

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

    I'm participating in a competition at work, where the aim is to guess the right results, and various other things. Any qualified guess to theese questions?

    - Which team will get most yellow cards?
    - Which team will get most red cards?
    - Which team will reach 40 goals against first? (I'm on Norwich for now)
    - Which manager will get sacked first? (I'm on Bruce for now)

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

      Bournemouth 'cos they have Lerma
      Watford LOVE a RC
      Norwich
      Hodgson

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Man United
      Leicester
      Norwich
      Hodgson

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

      I think Bruce will keep his job even if they finish bottom so not sure I'd go for that. Hmm, maybe Hodgson.

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

      Hodgson is a great shout. Might have to consider that. Thanks for replies!

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

    Montoya or Dunk?

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

      whoever you want mate

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

      Montoya

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

        That is exactly what I was about to ask. Montoya is more exciting, Dunk is the safe choice... I'm currently on Montoya, but may blink

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Montoya plays further forward but Dunk has more threat at set pieces. Funk also scores more own goals.

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      What about Cathcart or kiko

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

    Experimenting with KDB and Sterling - thoughts on this?

    I've never gone cheap on a keeper and it makes me feel uncomfortable! ha

    Heaton
    Walkers-Peters - Digne - Zinch - Robertson
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Perez
    Wilson - Adams

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same team as me but I got
      Digne>VVD
      Zinc>stones
      Adams > wesley
      W/p > dunk atm

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

        Thinking of putting the 0.5 into a defender and rotate, rather than the keepers. Duffy and Diop for example.

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      pretty much mine

      Pope
      VVD, TAA, Zinc, Rico
      Sterling, KDB, Salah, Perez
      Wilson, Adam

      Heaton, Dendoncker, Greenwood, Masuaku

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

        Rico might play 1-2 games at the start, likely to be dropped after.

  11. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I've currently got Robbo and VVD.

    Should I find another 0.5 to make VVD into TAA? My bench could accomide the odd game missed.

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

      Robbo and VVD is fine. They are much more nailed than TAA. So if you go TAA, you'll need to make sure you have cover on the bench as he'll be subject to rotation at some point.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Think vvd is key then either 1 of the 2

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

    De Bryne and Westwood or Siggy/ Biva and Calvert/ Ings/ another 6m? Already have Sterling and Adams

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

    A) mousset haller Fraser
    B) Brewster (already have greenwood) Wilson moura

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

    Worried about not having Kane

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

      If you have Salah and Sterling, you don't need to worry. Kane will haul at some point, but on average Salah and Sterling will outscore him as they have both done past 2 seasons. It's inevitable as midfielders score more points for goals and also benefit from 1pt cleansheet.

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

        Thanks for the reassurance yes I have them
        Also have Vardy

    2. marrog
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      That makes me feel better about having him!

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I was in Kane then went to Salah Sterling and KDB

      Not worried

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

    Everyone overlooking Aguero?

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

      Might not start first game, only usually plays around 60 mins, too hard to fit in with Salah and Sterling but yeah, he'll score heavily of course and I wish I could have him as well.

  16. OLLY G
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Tbh, l am pretty shocked by the drafts in the Scoutcast. Really starting to question things now....

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

      Haven’t seen it yet berbs posted jonty’s and I was a bit surprised

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

        Link? it's not up on YouTube I don't think

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

          It is

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

      Give us a look..

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

      To be honest they're all shades of Salah-Sterling-Liv DF spine; and then a mixture of approaches filling in the rest of the spaces.

      So much guesswork initially I think it's just key to make sure you're happy with your own side/setup going into GW1; and pay attention to who looks good thereafter.

    4. Zlatan approves
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Can you write the drafts down please ?

      1. OLLY G
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rz24HjqbLk

        42:50
        52:03
        57:12
        1:04:40

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

      I'm starting to question whether the scouts are all going senile.

      1. OLLY G
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Lol

  17. OldBenKenobi
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Yay or nay?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Zinchenko Emerson
    Salah Sterling KDB Barkley
    Abraham King

    Stekelenberg Dendoncker Gibson Greenwood

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

    What's your opinion on rotating a 6.0 forward with a 4.5 defender? I really think Che Adams will be decent but it's those fixtures in GW2 & GW4 putting me off him. However, I've noticed he rotates pretty well with Cahill:

    Adams - BUR(A)
    Cahill - SHU(A)
    Adams - BHA(A)
    Cahill - AVL(H)
    Adams - SHU(A)
    Adams - BOU(H)

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

      PVA Sakho Cahill Ward

      Looks a pretty solid defence now. Maybe worth a punt? Adams will certainly be decent, personally prefer the central and penalty taking ings tho

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

        It's definitely tempting isn't it.

        Adams was somebody I wanted right at the beginning but then i saw their fixtures and was immediately put off. On second glance, they aren't too bad really if somebody can fill in for GW2 & GW4. Think Cahill is solid for 4.5

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

      How long til Tomkins is back? Ward probably safer, not necessarily a bad idea no

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

        In fact I'll think about it myself

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

          I have that affect on here 😉

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

            What about Ingsy ?

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

              Think he's a great shout too tbh.

              Although I'm gonna regurgitate what everyone else says about him, and say he is massively injury prone. Don't want this plan falling on it's arse by GW2

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

            You’re not wrong but I am giving this one a miss xx

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

              Np x

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

    Pick one for my 4th mid...

    A) Barkley
    B) Trossard
    C) McGinn

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

      C

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

      Currently on Barkley myself

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

      A or C... getting cold feet over Barkley myself

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

      B - think he's going to be good ...

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

      I'm getting cold feet over McGinn lol

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

      A

    7. Stoler6
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I would go Barkley. Learnt a while ago not to trust Promoted players or new transfers straight away. They generally take a little while to settle ie Jiminez did not start his form until well in the season

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

    Hi there! My first RMT of the year. How can this be improved?

    Ryan/Button

    Guilbert, Robbo, VVD, Dunk, Lundstrum

    Sterling, Salah, Fraser, Tielemans, Dendonkey

    King, Vardy, Jota.

    In an ideal world I'd like Jota to be Jimmy (although data from last season suggests they will bring in the same points) and King to Wilson.

    Ryan could be Pope but the uncertainty of Pope's starts put me off him.

    I'd like Moura too but TOT have CTY in week 2 and then Son is back to contest his spot.

    Thoughts?

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

      Apart from VVD + Robbo the defence doesn't look like it's going to score many points.

      Jota Europa League and early fixtures could be a factor.

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

        Thanks. Bear in mind I'm a 343 man so the third defender will be rotated. Who would be that third premo defender anyway?

        Zinchenko - too many doubts over starts.
        Laporte - injured?
        Digne - need to see how EVR begin the season although pre-season form suggests the defence could still be a good option.

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

    Think I’ve got my team set to go

    Pope (Button)

    Zinch-TAA-Robbo-Chambers (Lund)

    Salah-Sterling-Trossard-Pérez (Dendoncker)

    Kane-King (Greenwood)

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

      Personally would downgrade one of the lpool full backs to vvd then upgrade chambers to a 5.0m.

      Right now it's fine but wait till deadline day to see if arsenal sign a CB.

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

      Looks nice! I'm avoiding Arsenal all over for now, tho. Not even sure if Chambers is nailed, let alone if the current Arsenal defence will keep any CS at all.

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

        I agree. Holding is the better defender but they are all over the shop at the back and I would not touch any of them with a barge pole unless they have a 4.0 gem

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

    Robinson/barkley/mccin + 4.5 fwd or Che + 4.5 mid?

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

    3-5-2 / 4-4-2 / 3-4-3 depending on GWs:

    Pope (Henderson)
    Robertson - VVD - Digne - (Dunk, Diop)
    Salah - KDB - Fraser - Perez - Trossard
    Wilson - Wood (Ings)

  24. Akey678
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is having Moura and Kane overkill?

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

      it is with GW2 on the horizon

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

      It is with dybala and others to come.

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

    does something similar to FPL exist in the other big leagues ... Spain, Germany, Italy? is it as popular?

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

      Think I saw one in Spain a few years ago where Messi and Ronaldo took up over 40% of the budget

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

        I'd have still had them both.

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

      It exists in Spain but didn't seem as user friendly. Also the prices of Messi and Ronaldo were the equivalent of about 17m which meant you needed a really good knowledge of where to get value out of your remaining players.

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

      There’s an official Bundesliga one that’s quite good

      1. Zlatan approves
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I do play fantasy calcio

    4. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      The Premier League and therefore FPL has a Worldwide appeal, far bigger than any of the other leagues. I guess they have their own versions but it will be national rather than global

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

        Yes agreed

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Maybe Spanish version is popular in South America?

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

      If I did ff in those leagues the wife would be seeking for a divorce!

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

    Hi

    Downgraded Jota to Greenwood, which allowed VVD for Diop

    Double Pool defence seems the way to go, but pre-season been a 'mare for them

    Only expecting to rotate Lund for maybe Dend occasionally

    Pope / Ryan
    TAA VVD Zinc Digne (Lundstram)
    Dend Salah (c) Perez Sterling (Hayden)
    King Kane (Greenwood)

    Thoughts?

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

      Good team, don't like the fact you have to play a 4.5 mf each week.

      Personally I'd get rid of kane or sterling and then bring in Kdb to spread out your first 11 more as you'll still have 2 big hitters

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

        Was contemplating getting rid of Kane but fixtures look good (barring GW2)

        Salah and Sterling I cannot justify getting rid off

  27. Oooof
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Alisson - Button

    VVD - AWB - Mings - Diop - Rico

    Sterling - Salah - Martial - Perez - Robinson

    Vardy - Joelinton - Greenwood

    1.5m ITB

    Please RMT

  28. MonumentVivant
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Perez, Sterling & 1 ITB vs
    B) KDB, Siggy & 2 ITB

    How come nobody is talking about Aguero? What am I missing?

  29. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What would you do with 1m itb?
    I was thinking of

    A:leaving itb to do Ings to Kean/Abraham later on
    B: Coleman + Zinch to Digne + Walker
    C: one of B + Barkley to Perez

    Lloris
    TAA VVD Coleman Zincheko
    Salah Sterling Martial Barkley
    Wilson Ings

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

      You'll need to do A when Ings gets injured (probably today) and Barkley is a guess so I'd prefer Madison/Perez for security GW1. But that's me.

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

    Thoughts on KWP before UCL week1?