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Why Fantasy managers should wait and see on West Ham this season

Fantasy Premier League managers might want to exercise caution over West Ham assets at the start of 2019/20.

The Hammer start with a tough opening weekend fixture against Manchester City, but it is hard to guarantee Fantasy potential even in the more appealing matches that follow.

Looking at last season’s data, there is a possibility that their new-look attack could take some time to gel.

Meanwhile, the Hammers defence was questionable in 2018/19.

We’ve taken a look at all areas of Manuel Pellegrini’s team last season to see where Fantasy manager can find value in 2019/20.

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  1. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    The current team that gives me Sterling:
    Pope Ryan
    Robertson Zinchenko Walker-Peters Coleman Diop
    Salah Sterling Trossard Perez Dendoncker
    Vardy King Jota

    Earlier team with Kane
    Pope Ryan
    Robertson Zinchenko Cathcart Coleman Diop
    Salah Bilva Fraser Perez Dendoncker
    Kane Vardy Jota

    Which one should I go with? Other changes needed?

    or

    1. KingGriffin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Do you really want both Vardy and Perez?

      Leicester have some tough fixtures

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Have Sterling, ignore username 😀 have Wesley/Wood/Deeney over Jota due to EL and early fixtures, switch later on. I like the rest tho

  2. Bobby_Baggio
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Would you double up on Tielmans and Perez if it meant ditching Barkley?

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No have someone instead of Youri

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Def not.

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cool cheers just checking

    4. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Could work for GW1

    5. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Going withot leicester. Don't like the first 2 fixtures

    6. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      YES

  3. Gassemannen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which team to go for?

    A (3-5-2):
    ryan (button)
    vvd - digne - rico (dunk - *LASCELLES*)
    salah - sterling - perez - siggy - *BILVA*
    king - *WILSON* (greenwood)

    B (4-4-2)
    ryan (button)
    vvd - digne - rico - *AKE* (dunk)
    salah - sterling - perez - siggy - (*DENDONCKER*)
    king - *KANE* (greenwood)

    Kane + Ake vs Bilva + Wilson is the question...

  4. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Out of 10 this team please:

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne
    Salah Sterling Martial Perez
    Wilson King Wesley

    Button Montoya Dendoncker Rico

    1. Monya Meow Meow
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Looks solid 8.5/10

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      7.5m. Good team

    3. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Looks good but you aren't following the message from your username

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ignore username 🙂

  5. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who is more nailed?

    A) Cathcart

    B) Dawson

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

  6. Gomolon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Will Moura keep his place once Son is back given Alli is injured? Maybe just move further back - or straight to the bench ?

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Don't think so

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hard to say as a spurs fan. I actually think he will keep playing if Alli is out

    3. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Depends on performances I'd say. Lo Celso will be further competition.

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If Moura plays well and scores in the first 2 he could be hard to drop then.

    5. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hard to tell. I'm going for him. Been the best player at spurs for a while.

    6. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'd say 50\50 chance, but will get decent amount of minutes regardless, could do something even if comes off the bench.
      The plan is to sell him but don't mind if he stays in GW3 honestly

  7. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Don't know if I'm happy with this team..
    Opinions?

    Pope, Button
    Digne, VvD, Zinchenko, Montoya, Guilbert
    Salah, Sterling, KdB, Trossard, Dendoncker
    Vardy, King, Greenwood

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like it

  8. VAR Star
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Just been reading up on Joelinton and I’m in to be honest

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He sounds quality but I'll avoid as long as beachball Brucey is manager

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That’s the biggest factor for me that puts doubt in my mind.

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Why? Pros please... awful fixtures tho so wait and see for me

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I think he’s suited for the Premier League and although he’s compared more to Firmino than say an out and out goal poacher, it’s clear he can finish.

        Wait and see is probably the safe option.

        I’m not blown away by the choices at 6m so they’re all punts to me.

    3. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Surely not with those fixtures

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Arsenal at home? I don’t rate their defence at all.

        Norwich away? I think they’ll finish bottom of the league tbh.

        That could be the good start he needs.

        It’s a punt though.

  9. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A) VVD (Camarasa on bench) - 3-5-2
    B) Moura (Rico on bench) - 4-4-2

    A feels safer, B feels more fun. Which do you prefer for opening fixtures??

    1. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sorry typo. A is 442, B is 352!

    3. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    4. beatJI
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It's supposed to be fun. Go for B!

  10. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Balbuena nailed?

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      get Diop

      1. Budweiser
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I'm on him but I remember Balbuena was a bigger threat in the air last year

  11. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    My two final team options;

    A. Zouma+Trossard+Kane+King
    B. VVD+Moura+Wilson+Jota

    Pope
    TAA. Digne. Zinchenko. XXX
    Salah. Sterling. Pérez. XXX
    XXX. XXX
    (Heaton, Dendonk, Lunds, Greenwood)

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Is Zouma nailed?

      1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Looks it. Or any 5m defender like Walker-Pieters or Boly it Schar

        1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Or Schar

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B), imo.

      1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It’s what I’m on yeah. Just wondering if I could stretch to Kane with a 5m defender and Trossard

  12. Indio
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hi all, how's this one looking please? (Kind of want to stop now, as my draft gets more template each time I tinker!)

    Ederson/Button
    VVD, TAA, Taylor, Guilbert, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, Perez. Trossard, Dendonck
    Kane, King, Greenwood

    Thanks!

    1. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like it.

    2. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dont like it, you cant play Taylor and Guilbert every week surely, you'd be better off getting a 4.5 keeper and a 6m defender. Then hoping lundstram plays and can rotate with the 4.5

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

        This !

      2. Indio
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks - yep it was defence I was worried about as they rotate but that doesn’t work in a 4. I’ll rethink if I can’t find more solid 4.5s. Or maybe Tross to McGinn to free up some change?

  13. olidooley
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Top 10k any season league is closed to new entries?

  14. lfcserg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    RMT please lads

    Pope - Ryan
    Robertson - VVD - Digne - KWP - Lundstram
    Salah - Sterling - Perez - Trossard - Dendoncker
    Rashford - Wilson - Greenwood

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like it. I'd personally pick Martial over Rashford and use the 1.0 elsewhere. Upgrading KWP for example.

  15. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    1. KdB + Hayden (4th) + Donk (5th)

    2. Bilva + Barkley + Camarasa + having to find 0.5 to afford this somewhere

    1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      1 from those. Don’t like either

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bilva not an option in fpl imo

    3. Cory2711
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You'll have to go cheaper unfortunately.
      Perez + Trossard + McGinn

  16. Flippo_
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A) KDB + AWB
    B) Sterling + 5.0m ( Which one?)

    1. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Has to be B with Camarasa, don't it?

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I'm an idiot, disregard.

        1. Pad Randa
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Without delving too deeply into how the math works here, I'd say B with KWP for now.

    2. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The one with Sterling.

      Boly, Zouma, Schar

  17. Ambi
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hi all. I'm new to this so would appreciate any feedback you might be able to give...Currently, I've got this team set up but I can't stop making changes:

    Pope
    Wan-Bissaka, Van Dijk, Walker-Peters (Dunk, Kelly)
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez, Dendocker
    King, Kane (Greenwood)

    Playing like that in a 3-5-2 formation and 1m in the bank still.

    Where would you guys suggest I make improvements? I've tried to utilise as many teams as possible in case one has a bad week, but your opinions would greatly help me whilst I get used to this 🙂

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Walker-Peters to a 4.5 that rotates with dunk.

      Then upgrade dedonker to a 6m mid (barkley/trossard etc)

      You cant play dedonker every week

      1. Ambi
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thank you! Do you have a good 4.5 suggestion?

        Or potentially would losing the 0.5 from Pope (using a non-starting GK) and using that to keep Walker-Peters be a viable option do you think?

        1. KingOllie
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Im rotating Charlie Taylor/Diop (burnley/west ham)

          Walker peters isnt nailed, so better to just lose him now despite his nice first fixture

          1. Ambi
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Thank you very much for your help and advice! Much appreciated.

  18. El Rey de Fantasy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hello gentlemen:

    1:
    Lloris. Button.
    TAA. VVD. Rico. Lundstorm. Kelly.
    Salah. Sterling. Fraser. Ayoze perez. Dendocker.
    Kane. King. Wickham.

    Or

    2.

    Pope. Button.
    TAA. Stones. Digne. Rico. Lundstorm.
    Salah. Sterling. Fraser. Ayoze perez. Dendocker.
    Kane. King. Wickham.

    Please help.....

  19. Omartehpwner
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Please help me decide on one of these please

    Pope (Heaton)
    Digne/VVD/Robertson/Walker (Lundstram)
    Salah/Sterling/Perez/Fraser (Dendoncker)
    King/Jimenez (Greenwood)

    or

    Pope (Heaton)
    Digne, Robertson, Walker (4.5m, Lundstram)
    Salah/Sterling/Perez/Fraser (Dendoncker)
    Wilson, Jota, Ings

    Team 1 or Team 2?
    Who should I get as the 4.5m if team 2

    Whatever gets more votes ill use for start of season

    Thanks Guys

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wouldn't start with Jimenez he's been injured

    2. beatJI
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      2 with Dunk/Cathcart/Aarons as options for the 4.5m

  20. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Anyone running a draft league today?

  21. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    Pope
    VVD Digne Rico
    Salah(c) Sterling Moura Perez McGinn
    Aubameyang Jota

    Woodman Montoya Guilbert Greenwood

    Only need Rico to start GW1 to get this rotation with him, Guilbert and Montoya: SHU, WHU, SOT, cpa, BUR, new, BUR, nor, BHA, EVE

    Still 50:50 between Jota and Wood

  22. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tierney will be straight in my team at 5.5 i think.

  23. Kroos Kontrol
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who have Leicester signed to replace Maguire? Two 4.5 CBs there right now along with Evans.

  24. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    To get a more balanced team:

    A: Salah out (B.SILVA in)
    B: Sterling out (B.SILVA in)

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Both horrific

    2. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Neither

  25. Jeremy Corbyn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    My final draft. x/10?

    Pope (Button)
    VVD, Robertson, Digne, (Rico, Lund)
    KDB, Sterling, (S)alah, Perez, (Dendo)
    Wood, King, Murray

    0itb

    1. cfreel
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like the 3 fwds. I feel like they would all have good patches over the season but not necessarily throughout. So having all 3 of them should cover you? haha

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nice team, I like

  26. cfreel
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this team? I don't normally like having such a weak bench but this is the best I can come up with for the first few GWs

    Ryan (Heaton)
    Digne VVD TAA Dunk (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez (Dendoncker)
    Wilson Kean (Mousset)

    Open to ideas for changes. No budget left.

  27. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts?

    TAA XXX XXX Rico Lundstram

    A) Zouma/KWP + Gibson
    B) Diop + Montoya

    1. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

  28. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    which 6m/6.5m Forward? Have Wilson so do not want king.

    a) Che Adams
    b) Wood
    c) Deeney
    d) A N Other.

    1. cfreel
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Welbeck

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        lol

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C

  29. fish66
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Coleman Robertson Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Siggy Perez
    Jimenez King

    Button Greenwood Kelly Dendoncker

    Thoughts?

  30. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which one guys please?

    A) Vvd, digne, grealish, deeney 25

    B) Montoya, digne, grealish, rashford 25

    C) Vvd, Montoya, martial, deeney

    Already got Robertson in all combinations

    1. cfreel
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A for me