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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. No Totti No Party
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    You think Siggy Digne Kean is too much ?

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

      Not if Kean starts

  2. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Ceballos too risky from the start?

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

      Yes for me any new foreign player is a wait and see. Especially a young one

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

      Yes

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

      Yes - think he has had to train on his own this week.

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

    Which combo do you prefer?

    A) Zinchenko - VVD
    B) Digne - KWP

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

      A

    2. The Albatross
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

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

      A but 1m more!

  4. Tronity
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Feel like I’ve landed on my team on my first draft

    Ryan, Pope
    VVD, Digne, Zinchenko, Cahill, Lindstram
    Salad, Sterling, Barkley, Perez, Dendo
    Kane, Wilson, Greenwood

    Anything major jumping out that needs fixing (other than relying on Cahill to play in a 442)?

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

      Feels like a stretch

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

        To rely on Cahill? Any other 4.5 DEF that are better?

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

    A) Zouma + 4.0
    B) 4.5 rotation

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

      B

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

    Pick 2 players to change out of this lot and who for?

    Pope (Heaton)
    TAA Roberston Digne (Fredericks Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling Perez McGinn (Dendoncker)
    Wilson Haller Adams

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

      Mc Ginn, Haller

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

      McGinn Adams > King Zinchenko

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

    Sorry bottomed!!

    My final draft. x/10?

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

    0itb

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

      8

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

        Tell me more. I want 10.

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

          Two 4.0m defenders is the risk you are taking

    2. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I really really don't like any of your strikers, but if you do, go for it!

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

        all on penos babe

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Barnes is btw, unless you know something I don't

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

            Barnes on the bench. Rodriguez plays. Everyone is saying that, unless you know something I don't.

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              whattttt

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

                you are not a member clearly 😉

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  sorry what? I like Wood and Barnes - how does being a member mean you know whether JRod or Barnes is going to start?

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

                    secret

    3. mxstro
        1 month, 8 days ago

        GO ON JAZZA!!

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Very good apart from Murray, don't like that punt at all.

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

          why? and who would you rather go for?

          1. Belalugozi78
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Ings... he's also on pens

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            The mans semi-retired! I'll be punting on one of the new boys at 6.0, Joelinton or Wesley (on Joelinton atm but I am bench boosting).

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

              he's still scoring goals

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

      Do we know anything about Lacazette fitness yet? I really like my Laca team.

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

        Show us

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

          Pope (4.0)
          TAA - VVD - 4.5/4.5/Rico
          Salah - Sterling - Barkley/Trossard - Perez (4.5)
          Laca - King - Haller

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

            Or something like that, 2x 4.5's could become a 5.0 and 4.0, or downfrade King to a 6.0 to get Zinch/Coleman as 3rd defender.

        2. cjk17
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I don't think Laca will start. Not worth the risk. Far more likely to see Auba up top, and two wingers from Nelson, Pepe, Miki etc

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

        Exactly same

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

      Best 5m defender and why?

      A. Boly
      B. Zouma
      C. KWP
      D. Schar
      E. Other

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        B or C prob as playing for better teams but both prob short term picks (if your happy with that)

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

        C - Attacking potential

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

        E. Holebas or Duffy

    6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Which one to start lads??
      A- Wilson and Digne
      Or
      B- Vardy and two rotating 4.5s

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

        A

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

        A without a shadow of a doubt.

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thankyou gentlemen that’s what I’m currently on, nice to hear others opinions too!!

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

      RMT

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

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

        Rashford hasn’t been in many teams, so an interesting choice.

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

      For C.Taylor owners:

      Charlie Taylor played 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors vs Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday. Suggests Sean Dyche doesn't feel the full-back is 100 per cent yet after his groin issue. Erik Pieters might get the nod on Saturday.

      Ben Dinnery

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

        Thanks for this

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

        Thank you for that.

      3. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Lowton it is then.. Cheers

    9. Goldtop73
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Anyone thinking of triple captaining Salah tomorrow night?

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

        No. Too early on for the TC.

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

        No.

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

        Nsh to early for me

      4. Goldtop73
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        He could easily get a hat trick don't you think?

        1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          The thing is, we don't really know how bad Norwich will be. Wouldn't you rather wait and see who the worst team in the league is?

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

          Certainly. But if he doesn’t score well, you’re at an instant disadvantage after 1 game. It’s a long season and i’d be frustrated playing the game knowing i’ve blown the chip.

          1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            It defo adds some enjoyment to the game when you know you have these chips in your back pocket.

    10. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Best two def up to 5.5? Thanks

      A. Coleman
      B. Zinc
      C. WB/Maguire
      D. Zouma
      E. Other

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

        BC but I like D with 0.5 itb

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

        D or slabhead

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

        It’s difficult, i think KWP is a good option

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

          He is, but for how many games?

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

        Bc

    11. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Auba?
      Kane?
      Auba?
      Kane?

      Back to tinkering

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

        Auba

      2. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 8 days ago

          How's neither

        • The Albatross
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Auba for first 2, then Kane

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            That's the plan. But planned transfers have seldom worked for me

        • baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Both?

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Can't

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

        What it means when you say that a player is nailed? Thanks.

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

          Likely to play most of the time

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

          It means they are almost certainly going to start most games, unless injured.

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

            Thank you guys!

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

          It means they are fastened or constructed with nails.

        4. tikka mo'salah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          He has been subjected to pleasantries by a male second party.

      4. Taa very much
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Afternoon all
        I can tell you one thing I’ll be glad when the deadline is up!! I must of changed my team that many times definitely more than previous!
        Quick question
        I’ve 19m for 3 forwards who would you go with? Already have 3 players from Man City and Liverpool
        Cheers

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

          ok

      5. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Will Ajeti impact Haller's minutes?

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

            No chance

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

            LoL

        • TAT
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thoughts on Vertonghen as an option? Getting cold feet re. City defs…

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

            I’ve shifted from City to the idea of Spurs defenders, Vertonghen is the most nailed along with Lloris, and KWP is a great little punt that i fancy, although i’m not sure how many games he’ll play.

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

              Ya Spurs D is priced nicely this year

              1. TAT
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Indeed.

            2. TAT
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              KWP is also an option. As you mention though, there's the question how many games he'll play.

              I'm stuck between going with Walker/Zinchenko, Laporte (bench if not fit), or any 4.5–5.5 option. Kiko is one I'm considering.

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

            I think it's a good price

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Nothing wrong with the price, that's for sure. There's GW 2 that's a bit tricky, of course.

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

                you made me change digne to vertonghen, that bad

                1. TAT
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Digne to Vert? That's brave given Digne's attacking potential.

        • TONY123
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Manchester United will not be signing Mario Mandzukic from Juventus in this transfer window, Sky Sports News understands.
          United held tentative discussions over the transfer of the 33-year-old Croatian forward but have decided not to pursue the deal any further.

          Damn United pulled out more often in the last few days than I did my entire life.

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            😀

        • @FPL_Chess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Is Luiz going to drag Arsenal defenders up to his last season figure of 164 points, or are Arsenal going to drag Luiz down to Arsenal's top defender score of 81 points?

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

            Go for the mean

        • PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
            1 month, 8 days ago

            $0.5 ITB. Do I save it or spend it?
            Any other thoughts?

            Kepa / (Button)

            VVD / Zinch / Coleman / KWP / (Diop)

            Salah / KDB / Siggy / Perez / (Dendoncker)

            Auba / King / (Greenwood)

            1. The Albatross
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Except for the lack of a Liverpool full back, I like it

              1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  So use the $0.5 for VVD > TAA?

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

                If you do want to spend it the best use of the 0.5M would be Coleman > Digne, in my opinion. and VVD > Robertson next best.

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

                Good team

            2. MafioSol
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Hi Guys,
              Do you know of any cash leagues I can join?
              Thanks.

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

                no

                1. MafioSol
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  @Jeremy Corbyn
                  You monosyllabic grunt wasn't very helpful. Prat.
                  Luckily I found the following link that others could use too.:
                  https://fantasyfootballcommunity.com/community-leagues/

            3. The Albatross
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              A) Sterling & Trossard
              B) KDB & Siggy
              Thoughts appreciated

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

                A

              2. Zlatanzo
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  A by the thinnest of margins

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

                  B

              3. Squib
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                What do you reckon?
                1. Zinchenko and a 5mil playing 4th mid (who is best out there?)
                Or
                2. Downgrade Zinchenko and get 5.5 or 6mil 4th playing mid?

              4. cjk17
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Any thoughts on Barkley please? Can't decide if he's a good pick or not!

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

                  Think he will become a good option, but Man Utd away is a tough start. I’d wait and see the lineups before considering Chelsea attackers personally.

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

                  I would wait and see especially if you have any other punts in your team.

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

                A) Digne & Moura
                Or
                B) Zouma & Siggy

              6. Wigflex
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                A - KWP and Robinson
                B - Montoya and Trossard

                I'm open to any other pairing suggestions. I already have a 4.0 defender (Rico).

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

                  B

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

                  B but have Söyüncü/CTaylor

                3. Wigflex
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Thank you

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

                1. Montoya & King
                or
                2. Lundstram & Kean

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

                  A

              8. 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.

                Or

                3

                Pope. Button.
                TAA. VVD. (5.0 walker peters maybe). Rico. Lundstorm.
                Salah. Sterling. Fraser. Ayoze perez. Dendocker.
                Kane. King. Wickham.

                PLEASE HELP

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

                  I’m a lady. Shame as I wanted to give you some advice...

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

                    I know you're busy washing clothes but go and check on that garlic bread before its toast, the Lasagne was a bit dry but it was edible tbf. 😉

                2. MosF94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Definitely not A. But even with the others, you're placing a lot of faith in some very cheap players...