Opinion

Which premium options should we leave out ahead of Gameweek 1?

Fantasy Premier League managers are making final adjustments to their squads ahead of the Gameweek 1 deadline and we’re here to help.

With the price structure making it increasingly harder to shoe-horn in premium options each year, we’ve asked our panel of Fantasy managers what their plan is.

We also wanted to get their thoughts on Everton, budget defensive options and other pre-season strategies…

Who’s on the panel this week?

FPL General – Contributor to the Scout site who has three finishes inside the top 400 in the last five seasons and who has a huge following on Twitter. General – aka Mark – also appeared on the official FPL Show last season.

Who Got the Assist? – Tom and Nick run one of Twitter’s most active Fantasy accounts and run their very own blog, also producing an excellent regular podcast.

FPL Family – Lee and Sam run the popular Fantasy podcast and Twitter account. They were guests on the FPL Show last season.

Ted / Rotation’s Alter Ego – Moderator and the site’s recently appointed Assistant Community Manager. Ted finished 633rd in the world last season.

James / HamezMace  – A long-term member of and frequent poster to the Fantasy Football Scout site.

Tom / avfc82 – A long-term member of and frequent poster to the Fantasy Football Scout site. Tom has a remarkable five top 1,000 finishes to his name in ten years of playing FPL.

Michael: Which premium attackers are you going without and why?

Ted / Rotation: “Right now I’m fairly confident I’ll start with Salah and Sterling, but I’ll have to see if KDB also joins in as well.

“I don’t like the structure or balance of my team when I try fitting in three top-end premiums but two and KDB might work. 

“Kane has had a very tempting price drop, but I won’t be buying him until I see him on the form of the “Old Kane” from seasons like 2016/17.

“On too many occasions last season I saw him sat far too deep for my liking.

“I really, really want Aubameyang – his pre-season form has been scintillating – but I can’t warrant dropping Salah or Sterling from my team.

“Aguero was up against Sterling in my thinking and Sterling won out due to a variety of reasons, including Aguero’s late return from the Copa America and Jesus’ presence.

“Mané won’t be included due to his late return from international duty and I prefer Salah for £1.0m more regardless.

“The £9.5m midfielder bracket has some serious potential with Pépé, Son and KDB in it, but right now I’m only looking at De Bruyne.

“Son is obviously suspended, and I tend to avoid new premium signings as it’s best to see how they settle into the league instead of taking the risk and jumping on immediately – hence no Pépé.

“In reality, it’s less to do with who I don’t with and more to do with who I do.

“Between Salah’s FPL history and his fixtures, he’s pretty nailed in my team.

“It feels like I’m asking for trouble if I go without a Man City attacker, and I much prefer the Sterling/Salah captaincy rotation to the Aubameyang/Salah captaincy rotation.”

HamezMace: “This has been the issue I have wrestled with the most since the game came out.

“Can you fit Kane, Sterling, and Salah into the same team, whilst maintaining some important balance/exit plans for the fringe players?

“I have ruled out Aguero, mostly due to his late return from the Copa America, and rumours he won’t start Gameweek 1.

“I have also ruled out Aubameyang, although this wasn’t easy to do, because I prefer Kane at the same price point.

“I debated the plan to start with Aubameyang and switch to Kane in Gameweek 3, but planned transfers never seem to work out how you plan them – or at least how I plan them!

“So I’m down to Salah, Sterling and Kane.

“Currently, I have all three in my team, and I think if I were to lose one of them it would probably be Sterling.

“I could probably justify it with the following points:

“1. I could have KdB as an alternative to Sterling. Firmino, and Moura don’t have the same appeal as cheaper respective alternatives.

“2. Captaincy, if I had all three of them, I probably wouldn’t captain Sterling ahead of either of the other two in the first few game weeks.

“That’s just me though. I think all of the premium options will do well this season, and I’ll probably have had all of them at some point by Gameweek 38.

“My advice to start the season is to have at least two to rotate the captaincy with and go with your gut feeling.”

Tom from WGTA: “Sterling and Salah are my premium picks, meaning Harry Kane and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang miss out.

“This is by no means a case of being comfortable without them. I’m particularly worried about not owning Kane against Villa.

“However, as the manager of my team, my judgement is that the City and Liverpool midfielders are two who will end up being the highest-scoring players that I ideally will own all season, with the all-important captaincy armband passing between them.

“You can’t have them all and have a balanced side.

“Good luck with who you pick, it’ll be a case of adjusting to how the situation develops.”

Sam from Family: “It’s impossible to fit all the premium assets into your fantasy team – I’ve tried!

“From the forwards, going without Aubameyang and Aguero worries me.

“Arsenal have great fixtures in the early part of the season, in fact there are only three that flash up as red on the Fixture Difficulty ranking between Gameweeks 1 and 16.

“Aubameyang shared last season’s Golden Boot award and was top for expected goals in the Premier League last season, so not to have him feels a little wrong.

“He scored 22 goals in total, but also missed 23 ‘big chances’, the most in the league, so with a bit of composure, would’ve blown Salah and Mané out the water.

“The additions of Pépé and Ceballos to the Arsenal squad makes the Gunner’s attack – including Aubameyang – look even more attractive in FPL.

“I will also be lacking FPL royalty, in Sergio Aguero – often considered a cardinal sin in seasons past.

“This is in part thanks to his busy summer at the Copa América and subsequent late return to Manchester City.

“It also, however, feels very much that in terms of budget, it’s hard to pick Aguero AND one of the City midfielders without making major premium option sacrifices from the other major clubs.

“So, in midfield, I’m stuck choosing between Kevin De Bruyne or Raheem Sterling.

“De Bruyne’s 18/19 season was injury-ravaged, but he, of course, has pedigree.

“KDB was in the FFScout team of the season in 17/18 scoring 209 points and making him the third-highest scoring midfielder that season.

“Budget-balancing will mean that either KDB or Sterling will miss out in my FPL squad and right now it looks like it’s Sterling, so I’m keeping that early Wildcard very much front of mind, should the Englishman find early, explosive form.”

Siddhant: For the General, to KDB or not to KDB? At £9.5m he could be great value…

General: “This is one of the biggest dilemmas I’m having myself this week.

“De Bruyne broke my heart towards the end of last season when I brought him in and gave him the armband only for him to go down clutching his leg in the first half.

“But it is a new season and a clean slate for all players and the £9.5m price tag is too hard to ignore.

“He’s in my latest draft and there’s a good chance he’ll still be there at 7.00pm on Friday.

“f he can avoid injury this season, he will make a mockery of that price tag.

Doderlein: How many premium defenders is it advisable to own? And if you go for 3 or 4 premium defenders, should you go for a cheaper goalkeeper who saves a lot instead?

HamezMace: “For me, the value in premium defenders is potentially greater than ever, if Liverpool and Manchester City can replicate their solid defensive returns from last season.

“Coupled with the attacking returns their formations allow, with the full-backs bombing forward then their respective defensive assets could again prove to be golden in FPL. 

“Although personally, I don’t see the same value in the premium goalkeepers, as they don’t offer the attacking returns the defenders can, and rarely get bonus or save points, compared to the budget keepers at least.

“As always it’s about balance. Having four premium defenders will impact your squad elsewhere.

“The best FPL advice I was ever given was to ensure your Gameweek 1 squad has flexibility, so you can move on any bandwagons or premium players who come flying out the blocks.

“Going so heavy in one area of the team could cause you problems in another department, try and spread the funds around going into GW1 as best as possible.

“In short, I would want at least two premium defenders, but I don’t think more than three are required (unless you’re going five at the back).

General: “I would say three is advisable but I could end up with four £6.0m+ defenders.

“I considered going with five premium defenders but I feel it’s quite restrictive for future transfers so it will be a maximum of four for me. 

“Investing heavily in the premium defenders almost forces you to opt for a cheaper goalkeeper.

“The likes of Pope, Heaton and Ryan are all viable options who should rack up the save points.”

caboose: Who would form the best 4.5m keeper rotation in your opinion?

Ted / Rotation: For me, it’s Heaton and Pope.

When I’m picking my goalkeepers, I tend to look long-term because there’s nothing more that I hate than wasting free transfers sorting out this position.

However, at this early stage, you can look a lot shorter term because you will likely Wildcard early anyways.

If I’m looking for a pairing that will rotate well, all I look at is the fixture difficulty.

A recent community article by “A Fat Spanish Waiter” highlighted how mathematically, if you do decide to rotate keepers, there are likely more points in rotating via fixture difficulty than looking at a Home / Away rotation.

From my experience, that’s certainly the case too.

Looking at the fixture swings, I’d guess I’m most likely to Wildcard around Gameweek 7, 8 or 9 so I’m looking for a pairing that will last me at least nine weeks.

However, I would also like at least one of my goalkeepers to develop into the kind of option that will become a set and forget type, so I can start building value now and not worry about paying extra for them when I Wildcard.

Of the 4.5m options, three stand out as having the save and clean sheet potential to do this – Heaton, Pope and Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson.

Of those, one of Heaton or Pope is my favourite – both excellent FPL pedigree, playing in a team that should allow them to pick up saves but won’t place so much pressure on them to produce that they’ll occasionally concede buckets (See Pickford at Sunderland).

Using the members Season Ticker over Gameweeks 1 to 9 with just teams with nailed 4.5m options included, which will find me a rotation based on fixture difficulty, Heaton best rotates with Pope, Henderson best rotates with Heaton and Pope best rotates with Heaton.

Nothing but Heaton, so he comes in, as does his best rotating partner, Pope, who just so happens to my other preferred 4.5 goalkeeper. Perfect.

The only slight caveat that I’ll include is that I quite like the look of right-back Frederic Guilbert but wouldn’t want to double up.

However, if this did move my favourite from Heaton, it would drop straight to Pope who’s the other keeper already.

Oli Fitz: Who’s worth having from Everton at the start of the season with their sweet fixtures?

HamezMace: “Unfortunately, we’ve not seen Richarlison in pre-season as he was someone I initially had my eye on after the price release.

“He always seems to start the season with a bang, but he might be too much of a risk now.

“I’ve also noticed Sigurdsson slowly disappearing from the RMT requests over the last couple of weeks.

“I assume this is because Everton haven’t really caught the eye during their summer friendlies, but I think if you’re looking for an attacker he is still the man to have from Everton.

“Personally, I can’t look past Lucas Digne as my Everton pick. His potential for attacking returns is frightening.”

Lee: “My thoughts on Everton have been really up and down this pre-season.

“Initially, I saw the fixtures and immediately drafted in Digne and Sigurdsson.

“Then, I saw a couple of their pre-season results and the sale of Idrissa Gueye, at which point I switched Digne to a 4.5 defender and used the extra money to upgrade Sigurdsson to Kevin De Bruyne.

“And there I stayed, with no Everton in my team – until the announcement of Moise Kean.

“The addition of a quality striker at Everton has once again changed my thoughts about including their FPL assets.

“The chances that Sigurdsson and in particular, Digne created last season, largely went to waste, as Marco Silva’s Blues lacked that cutting edge in front of goal.

“Experiments with Tosun, Calvert-Lewin and an out-of-position Richarlison all largely failed, so it’s no wonder Everton’s owners have put their hands in their pockets for one of Europe’s hottest talents.

“At 19-years old and at a reasonably budget-friendly 7.0m in FPL, he’s worthy of consideration in our Gameweek 1 drafts.

“Despite Everton’s less-than-inspiring pre-season form this summer, the Premier League opening fixtures mean the Toffees have a good chance of hitting the ground running.

“A gamble on Kean is certainly something I wouldn’t sniff at – and the ‘safer’ selections of the proven Digne or Sigurdsson are now back in my thoughts.

“Honourable mentions should also go to Seamus Coleman if you want to save 0.5m in defence and Richarlison, who in season’s past, has shown that he is capable of making a good start to a campaign.”

Declan Rynne: Who is the best £4.5m defender for Gameweeks 1 to 4?

avfc82: “Despite looking at Frédéric Guilbert (Aston Villa) and Jack O’Connell (Sheffield United) in recent weeks, La Masia graduate Martín Montoya is my pick of the £4.5m options, and currently in my squad.

“Pre-season suggests Brighton will set up in an adventurous 3-4-3 system, with Montoya utilised on the right flank as a wing-back.

“His attacking threat is key to his appeal – consistently one of the most accurate crossers in the league, he also hit the bar in the recent 4-0 friendly win over Birmingham City.

“There isn’t currently any real competition for his place in the team either, with Bruno retiring. 

“Whilst I understand concerns around Brighton’s defensive resolve, and the fact a more attack-minded manager in Graham Potter has been appointed, having more of the ball and not sitting back quite so much may actually be a good thing and result in fewer goals conceded. 

“With Watford, West Ham United and Southampton in the opening three Gameweeks, Montoya could be a good early season differential, whilst quickly adding to his 0.3% ownership… and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love an attacking wing-back?”

Andy: Hi panel, how many of the promoted teams players would you have in your team maximum, if any?

Tom from WGTA: “Assets from promoted teams? Zero.

“Maybe a personal quirk as I’ve had lots of bad experiences through backing the likes of Tom Cairney in the past, but I tend to find watching and waiting for these instances is beneficial.

“The ownership levels tend to be low enough that it won’t hurt you to just exercise caution, so I’d prefer to wait and see how they adapt to the step up.”

FPL Snooper: What is the optimum number of ‘differentials’ for Gameweek 1?

Ted / Rotation: “The optimum depends on so many things, most importantly your playstyle, but for me, I’ll look at two or three differentials in all likelihood.

“If you talk to a top manager that struggled last season, there’s a fair chance that they will mention having a poor start and never really recovering.

“If you want a top 10k finish, don’t leave yourself with a mountain of work after the first five weeks – start slow and gradually improve your overall rank.

“In terms of FPL, that means being dull in the opening weeks and picking tried and tested point scorers, or people that you know will play and have good fixtures.

“Some will say that now is the time to take risks whilst you have the safety of a wildcard to fall back on but I don’t really agree, though I can see the thought process behind it.

“The other side of the coin is, of course, looking for those players that will build you value over a season, which means leaving the safety of TSB %.

“Finding that balance is key, but I wouldn’t worry about looking for an exact number. If you look at your team and count four or five players that are maybe unproven, rotation risks, injury-prone or just punts, consider dropping one for a more proven FPL asset. 

Jack: Who is the best Leicester midfield option?

avfc82: “It’s hard to look past Ayoze Pérez for me.

“Reclassified as a midfielder, Pérez scored 12 Premier League goals whilst at Newcastle last season.

“Now playing in a better team, you’d expect him to profit from Rodgers attacking approach and up that output. 

“In pre-season, we’ve seen glimpses of what’s to come.

“Against Atalanta, he looked sharp, created the best chance of the game for Jamie Vardy, scored a goal himself and should have added a second. 

“He works for the team, is able to press and force opponents into mistakes and is versatile enough to fit in anywhere across Leicester’s forward line.

“Whether he plays as a second striker in a diamond, or, as I suspect, drifting in from a wider position in a 4-1-4-1 / 4-3-3, I’m backing Pérez to outperform team-mates Youri Tielemans, who’s underlying stats suggest last season’s returns may not be sustainable, and James Maddison.

“I’d also like to mention Harvey Barnes, a player who put up strong numbers last season. He has real goal-scoring potential but with questions marks over his starting spot and accuracy. He’s one for the watchlist.”

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3,334 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is it worth doing VVD to Robbo so I have both TAA band Robbo?
    Or shall I just save the 0.5M

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      And*

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Definitely no need for taa and robbo

    2. JJeyy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'm saving it

    3. RUUD!
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Deffo TAA and Robbo if you can

  2. _nod
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Why all the love for Montoya? What did I miss?

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He got his name dropped in the article so everyone is on him now

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      mentioned on scout cast

      1. Ritchies Magic Hat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Reason enough NOT to get him them probably

    3. Lazarus Star
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Princess Bride

    4. Kimmich
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He’s playing RM basically. 343 for Potter.

    5. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I thought it was one of Michael Jackson's sisters.

    6. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Brighton now playing 3 at the back, decent fixtures, he can cross and Bruno retired... still not sure I’ll go for him though!

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Trap

    7. slamdunk
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lets hope he gets attacking returns as Brighton will not keep clean sheets.

    8. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Formula one chat I think. No idea!

    9. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hustlers.

  3. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which placeholder is more important?

    A Wood with 0.5 to move to Kean/Tammy
    B Moura to move to Martial/Pulisic

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  4. HUATSHOOTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pope
    Digne taa awb stones
    Sterling perez barkley salah
    Auba king

    Subs: button. Dendoncker, kelly, greenwood

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Great team!

  5. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kane team or Vardy team?

    A) Kane team, 442:

    Heaton, Button
    Shaw, TAA, VVD, KWP (Rico)
    Sterling, Salah, Barkley, Perez (Dendoncker)
    Kane, King, (Greenwood)

    B) Vardy team, 343:
    Heaton, Pope
    Shaw, TAA, Robertson (Montoya, Rico)
    Sterling, Salah, Barkley, Perez (Dendoncker)
    Vardy, King, Wesley

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Love A

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers, just that it leaves me with "Deadwood" up top, difficult to upgrade...

        1. HUATSHOOTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I have the same 5 midfielder as you. My forward almost the same as u but end up i chose auba over kane. I am a gunner fans but usually i skip arsenal assets, but somehow feeling tell me auba will do well

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Agree

    2. JJeyy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A is essentially my core team. So A

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers! Which other players do you have?

        1. Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I’m currently on Tream A (because of Kane and the flexibility it provides down the line) but Team B also provides many upgrades.

          Team A (with Kane)
          Ryan - Button
          TAA - VVD - Digne - Cathcart -Lundstram
          Salah - Sterling - Perez - Barkley- Dendoncker
          Kane - Jota - Greenwood

          Team B (without Kane but with Ederson, AWB, B.Silva, and Ings and 0.5 ITB)

          Ederson - Button
          TAA - VVD - Digne - AWB -Lundstram
          Salah - Sterling - Perez - B.Silva - Dendoncker
          Ings - Jota - Greenwood

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Like A!

            1. Ajaxeeding
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Then it is settled. A it is for both of us.

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yes, let's go for it!

                3 captain options
                If 1 doesen't deliver, can easily be downgraded
                Pretty balanced team

                Will just do soome thinkering around the 2 cheap defs and Jota vs King

                1. Ajaxeeding
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yes! What made you choose KWP?

                2. Ajaxeeding
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  By the way...I was thinking Cathcart simply because of surety of starts. But I could be talked into another.

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Better downgrading KWP to Cathcart, Montoya or Dunk and upgrade Shaw to Digne

                    1. Ajaxeeding
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Makes sense. Good luck with it all!

  6. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any changes needed to this team?

    Pope
    Robertson, Van Dijk, Digne
    Salah(c), Sterling(v), Moura, Perez, Trossard
    Wilson, King

    Heaton, Greenwood, Rico, Lundstram

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wilson and king compromise each other points.

    2. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Gtg

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

        I would woods over king

  7. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Should I now be paying the 0.5 more for Digne over Coleman for security of starts? Bugger

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      For sure

    2. Takin the Schmeichel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Also the set pieces

  8. LloristheHounds
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Kane, Coleman, zinchenko
    Or
    B) KDB, Digne, VVD

    ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  9. jacktaylor
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    VVD, TAA and digne or TAA, Robertson and Coleman?

    1. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      VVD

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        with roboo

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      The former.

  10. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thought on this please fellas?

    A) Digne & Stones on a 532 formation
    B) Coleman & Deeney on a 433 formation

  11. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pukki. Good option? Anyone know much about him?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Good natural goalscorer, in the prime of his career. Only problem is he plays for Norwich, 0.5 overpriced imo.

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Haha the name, perfect responder. Cheers

  12. Stef rocks
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone keen on Joe Gomez - looks like an exceptional value for 5.5!

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Got Digne as a placeholder and just 1 pool defender.. If he looks nailed after 2 to 3 weeks il make the swap. Risky to start with him though

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Keeping a keen eye to see if he’s nailed as VVD partner at CB

    3. Swanremainsthesame
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      IF he starts regularly.
      right now, seems more likely Matip will partner VvD still and Gomez mainly only get used for TAA in big games.

  13. fakelund
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    Digne - TAA - Robertson - Walker
    Perez - Salah (c) - Siggy - Fraser
    Kane - King

    (Heaton - Greenwood - Dendoncker - Lundstram)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yep - just turn your phone off between 12:30-14:30 BST on Saturday

    2. PAL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Needs some Man City attacking cover.

    3. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      KDB or Auba?

  14. Dribbles
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Son suspension. Talk to me.

    1. PAL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Staight into my team when he's back.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Suspened first two fixtures. Back GW 3. Good player.

    3. RUUD!
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Son is suspended...

    4. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hey dribbles

      1. Dribbles
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Hi 🙂

    5. Dribbles
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Thanks everyone!

  15. tissae
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What are we picking boys?

    A. Wilson + Jota
    B. Wilson + King ( No Fraser in my team)

    1. Ole's at the wheel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    2. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  16. Lets all klopp together
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pick 1

    A. Pope
    B. Heaton

    1. Ole's at the wheel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Pope

  17. Super Pav
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Think I'm happy with this lot. What are your thoughts?

    Ederson, Button — I've always gone set and forget
    TAA, Digne, Taylor, Fredericks, Lundstrom — Bur/Whu rotation
    Sterling, Salah, Perez, Siggy, Dendocker
    Wilson, Jota, Murray

    Points of note:
    – I always go set and forget keeper
    – Taylor & Fredericks give me a decent rotation

    1. Super Pav
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I meant to remove the points of note from the team for easy reading. Sorry about that!

      Ederson
      TAA, Digne, Taylor
      Sterling, Salah, Perez, Siggy
      Wilson, Jota, Murray

      Bench: Button, Dendocker, Lundstrom, Fredericks

    2. Ole's at the wheel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You're gonna play dedoncker every week? And ur ignoring that?

      1. Super Pav
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        No Dendocker will be on the bench every week...

        Ederson
        TAA, Digne, Taylor
        Sterling, Salah, Perez, Siggy
        Wilson, Jota, Murray

        Bench: Button, Dendocker, Lundstrom, Fredericks

    3. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      would worry about Maupay for Brighton

  18. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Auba or Kane?

    1. Ole's at the wheel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Auba all day

    2. King Holebas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Was on Kane all preseason but considering bringing in Auba for the first two, plus feels wrong having Kane and City defenders in GW2

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Auba better opening fixtures

    4. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Auba to start

    5. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  19. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hilson brought in to fill in for the injured David Brooks, right? Think he might be nailed on afte ra few weeks, doesn't take a lot to get ahead of Ibe in the pecking order.

    1. slamdunk
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yep,says how highly they rate Ibe.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers, mate

  20. Mino Raiola
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Please RMT

    Pope
    TAA VVD Zinchenko Ake Montoya
    Salah (c) Sterling Fraser Perez
    Kane

    Button Hayden Greenwood Wicham

  21. Gassemannen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which combo:

    1: Sigurdson/Bilva + Dendoncker
    2: Zaha + Robinson

    1. Super Pav
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Zaha won't be playing football for a while

    2. Poppa Klopp
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      1

    3. _nod
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      1 Siggy

    4. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      1 with Siggy

  22. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best one here?

    A. Trossard+Rico (3-5-2)
    B. Zinch+Dendonk (4-4-2)

    Pope (Heaton)
    TAA. Digne. VVD. XXX (Lunds)
    Salah. Sterling. Pérez. XXX. XXX
    Wilson. Jota (Greenwood)

    1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sorry... I have Moura too.

      Pope (Heaton)
      TAA. Digne. VVD. XXX (Lunds)
      Salah. Sterling. Pérez. Moura. XXX
      Wilson. Jota (Greenwood)

  23. Poppa Klopp
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Ings
    Or
    B) Barkley

    A would leave Stephens on the bench, B would leave Greenwood on the bench

    1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A, then you have a much safer team

  24. supersham
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pepe is surely going to start from the get go right? Arsenal not gonna splash the cash like that and not have him start?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hasn't trained fully with the team yet (ditto Ceballos) - best case gets mins off the bench GW1

    2. Kimmich
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Probably start week 2/3.

      Wouldn’t be surprised to see Nelson or Mkhitaryan start the first game or two.

  25. LloristheHounds
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) sterling, Coleman, dunk
    Or
    B) KDB, Digne, VVD

    ?

    1. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  26. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who do you prefer
    A. Auba/Kane and McGinn(or up to 5.5)
    or
    B. KDB and Wood/Deeney

    1. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Stuck in this dilemma myself. I think A for flexibility when a premium striker hits form.

  27. A message to you Rudi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ederson
    TAA VVD Zinchenko Coleman
    Salah(C) Sterling Sigurdsson Fraser
    Ings King

    Stekelenberg / Kelly / Dendoncker / Greenwood

    We good to go?

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes. Think I would put some money from ederson to get Digne or to upgrade Zinchenko once Laporte returns. Slight chance ederson may be rested according to some

  28. bigwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on Jorginho or Sissoko for mid cheapies?
    Both are probable starters, Jorge possibly on penos and Sissoko is often involved in attack

    1. Swanremainsthesame
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      thoughts it almost never ever works.

      Do you feel lucky?

  29. Yiod14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Rate my team out of 10, and suggest where to improve if any improvements are required:

    Pope (McGovern)
    Van Dyk Robertson Digne Holebas (Rico)
    Salah(c) KDB Maddison Martial (Dendonker)
    Aubameyang King (Greenwood)

    1. Confusedleedsfan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      9 - hard to argue with!

      Martial and Moura have equal risk reward I think. Slightly risky with no sterling or ageuro, but maybe KdB will come to the rescue. Fingers crossed for you

    2. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Maddison to perez and upgrade Holebas maybe

  30. Confusedleedsfan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hey folks - RMT.2. Changed after some feedback from you clever people

    Heaton / Pope

    VVD / TAA / Digne / Lundstram / Kelly

    Sterling / Salah / Moura / Perez / Dendoncker

    Vardy / King / Greenwood

    3-4-3 most likely (for GW1 anyway)

    Cheers