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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. davies
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Kane > Auba hokey cokey looks smart for GW2

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

      Just get Auba in GW1 and save the hassle...other issues are bound to crop up and you don't want to be taking a hit for that hokey cokey ideally.

      1. Cory2711
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Feels scary not to go with Kane for Villa at home GW1

    2. ★Kuntheman★
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      At the moment I'm doing that and then GW3 WC

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      If other pressing issues doesn’t emerge, then yes.

  2. Areid13
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Tell me what needs changed

    Ederson
    Robbo KWP Smith
    Salah Sterling Lucas Perez
    Wilson King Wesley

    McGovern McGinn Diop Lundstram

    I’ve got 0.5 in the bank to upgrade king -> Kean/Abraham come gw 3

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Smith..horrible FPL player. Too much money for a keeper that will hardly get saves or baps but that's just me

      1. Areid13
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Any other recommendations for smith then? I quite like Bournemouth’s fixture. And regarding Ederson he was the second highest gk scorer last year so I feel like he’s guaranteed points

  3. Simple Man
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Sigurdsson or Fraser ?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      My dilemma as well. At Fraser atm

    2. Puncheon Guly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      If Zaha goes to Everton, Siggy.

      1. Simple Man
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Or just get Zaha +1m

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I have 8.0 for my last spot, Fraser and bank the 0.5 seems a nice play but think I'll punt on Siggy doing well from set pieces from the start.

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Will he take pens though? He's very bad at them. Also Digne takes a big part of corners an fks

        1. Simple Man
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I feel like without pens I wouldnt consider Siggy that much

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I also have Digne currently! If I was sure that Digne will be on a lot of set pieces and Siggy didn't have pens I wouldn't go near him...maybe going with both from the start is ok and drop the weaker option at a later date!

          1. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Yep. I'm at Fraser and bank the 0.5, easy switch to a 8 mill, Siggy or other if it backfires

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              I might do the same mate after thinking out loud about it...GL

              1. Royal5
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Same to you!

  4. simong1
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Almost settled on the below team.. Thoughts? Anyone want to put me out of my constant chopping and changing?

    Pope (Button)
    Robbo, VVD, Zinchenko, Digne (Lundstram)
    Sterling, Salah, KDB, Perez (Dendoncker)
    Jota, King (Greenwood)

    1. Invincibles
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Like it a lot - 9/10

      Mine below?

    2. SimonOwen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Its a good team but you lack flexibility to draft in any Forward over 7mil value without taking a point hit.

    3. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Wow I have the exact same team, all 15 players are the same

  5. Invincibles
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Team A or B?
    A)
    Ederson
    VVD TAA Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Siggy Perez
    King Deulofeu

    B) (no Sterling)
    Ederson
    Robbo TAA Zinchenko
    Salah Fraser Siggy Bilva Martial
    Wilson Deulofeu

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A with Wilson and 4.5 gk

  6. Puncheon Guly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is Drinkwater a better option than Dendoncker if he goes to Burnley? 3G, 8A in Leicester's title winning season.

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      if he wins a place....? yeah

      1. Puncheon Guly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I suspect he will, particularly is Defour remains out. Might take a couple of games though, particularly given he's barely played for 2 years.

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      They priced the same? If so I might switch to Danny

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yep. 4.5.

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Interesting.

    3. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Could be a good cheap enabler.

  7. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    All done, rating out of 10?

    Heaton (Button)
    TAA VVD Digne (Rico Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling Fraser Fornals Perez
    Wilson Deulofue (Wickham)

    1. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      7.5, like it and Fornals but may be a risk from the start?!

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Wow that’s low, how do I get it to 10 by tomorrow?

  8. Teomi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Who is more nailed?

    Dendoncker or Hayden?

    1. King Holebas
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I'd say the latter just but they might bring in someone that'll reduce his minutes apparently

      1. Teomi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

  9. dersins
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Pope (4.0)
    TAA VVD KWP Coleman (4.0)
    Salah Sterling Martial Fraser (Hayden)
    Vardy Ings (Greenwood)

    Or should I go Fraser --> Perez and Coleman --> 4.5 to fund Vardy --> Auba

    1. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No

    2. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Really like that team actually, don't think you need to do those changes you proposed.

      1. SimonOwen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        KWP starting may not an issue thou..

    3. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      keep fraser

      can i ask - why ings? and not adams or murray?

  10. koldam
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    kdb or siggy ? thanks

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Can't compared those two surely

    2. Cory2711
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      KdB if you have the funds... especially if not Sterling.
      Siggy could be great value

    3. Cynical
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Sig and spread the funds assuming you have sterling

    4. King Holebas
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      KDB easy

  11. Champione
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is Pereyra likely to start? Hasn’t had much of a pre season

    1. King Holebas
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Not sure he'll start GW1 but we said the same thing re pre season with Mane and he looks to be starting but who knows

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I really wanted to punt on him but going Trossard as my 6.0 mid for the reason mentioned.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Working towards full fitness, sounds like he might be too much of a risk for gameweek 1

    4. Champione
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers guys. Would make things much easier if he was fit to play. Not a big fan og Barkley, Robinson, Yarmolenko, Trossard

  12. King Holebas
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Any thoughts before I go off the bed will be much appreciated
    g2g?
    Pope 4.0
    Robbo TAA Stones Dunk Lund
    Salah Sterling Perez Trossard Dendonk
    Auba King Wickham

  13. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Let's do this : rate this out of 10

    Pope
    VvD, Digne, Zinchenko, Montoya
    Sterling, KdB, Salah(c), Trossard
    King, Vardy

    Button,- Dendoncker, Diop, Greenwood

    1. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      9

      1. King Holebas
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        This, it's very solid. Any reason Montoya over Dunk?

        1. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          3-4-3 of Brighton expect Montoya to be attacking as a wingback and kinda like wingbacks

  14. Cory2711
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    1. Kiko + Siggy or VVD + Trossard (already have Robbo & montoya starting in Defence) ?

    2. Kane or Auba? (and why?)

    1. King Holebas
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Latter and Auba for me for the first two based on fixtures and possibility of captaincy gw2 then will bring in Kane for gw3

      1. Cory2711
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Makes sense. Cheers!

  15. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I think im ok with this. Tear it up!

    Pope
    Vvd Awb Zin Digne
    Salah Sterling Kdb Perez
    Wilson Wood

    4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5

  16. Cynical
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    A. Stones
    B. Wan-Bissaka
    C. Zinchenko
    D. Zouma
    E. Coleman

    I have Digne, TAA and Robertson already.

    1. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 7 days ago

        B

    2. manu4life99
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Concerns over Moura, Ings & King.

      Any improvements I can make?

      Heaton (button)
      VVD TAA Digne (montoya, lundstrom)
      Salah Sterling Perez Moura (dendoncker)
      King Ings Wilson

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Interesting double Bou FWD's. Could be great

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Arsenal defenders desperately hoping to not have to face Andy Carroll on Sunday for sure

    4. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      What is the most likely price of Greenwood in 1 month's time?
      a) 4.3m
      b) 4.5m
      c) 4.7m

      1. Zlatanzo
          4 months, 7 days ago

          C

        • Royal5
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          United have not bought a replacement for Rom. He'll play as a backup.

        • _nod
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          4.5

        • Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          4.4

      2. Netters2018
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        GTG or changes?
        Pope
        VVD, TAA, Zinch, Zouma
        Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Perez, Norwood
        Kane

      3. Alexon00
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Guys I need help! Please!

        Which one looks better?

        A) Henderson/Ryan
        Robbo | TAA | KWP | Zouma
        Salah | Siggy | Jorginho | KDB
        Wilson | Kane
        Subs: McGovern, Kelly, Dendocker, Greenwood.

        B) Ederson
        Robbo | VVD | KWP | Zouma
        Salah | Jorginho | KDB
        Wilson | Kane | King
        Subs: McGovern, Kelly, Hayden, Dendocker. 1.0 itb

        C) Ederson
        TAA| Robertson | Azpi | KWP
        Salah | Jorginho | Morrison/Camarasa
        Kane | Wilson | Auba
        Subs: McGovern, Kelly, Hayden, Dendocker

        Thanks ...

      4. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Are there any potential signings today that you are keeping your eye on? Like some hidden gems with potential

        1. -GK22-
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Carson (4.0) fodder keeper

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            You've been here for 7 years and you'd waste a City spot on a keeper who will never play?

      5. -GK22-
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Moura of Fraser from the start. Already have Wilson

        1. Pinky and De Bruyne
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Moura then

        2. Alexon00
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Moura start??

      6. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Kane, Perez and a 5.5 Def
        or
        Aub, Moura and a 4.5 Def

      7. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        A Kane and King
        B Wilson and Vardy (+ 0.5)

        1. Champione
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Same dilemma here. On B atm

        2. Alexon00
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          A

        3. -GK22-
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          B

        4. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          A

      8. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Best 5.5m Mid?

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Robinson or McGinn. Toss a coin.

      9. Riggs
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Does double up Liverpool's defence is essential? I finally got the team that I like, but the downside is I don't have two defenders from L'pool.
        Ryan (Button)

        Robertson Laporte Digne Wan-Bissaka (Lundstram)

        Sterling Salah Sigurdsson Perez (Dendoncker)

        Wilson King (Wickham)

        1. King Holebas
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Not when the rest of the defense can make up the points which I think yours will, can always do Digne AWB to Gomez or Matip if either nail down a spot

      10. Daniel Exeter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Heaton
        VVD, Robbo, Digne, Laporte
        Salah, Sterling, Perez, Barkley
        Wilson Adams

        Button, Wickham, Dendoncker, Ludstram

        1.5ITB for a GW2 bandwagon / Adams > Haller

        All good?
        Been set for a while now

      11. Firmino
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Any love for Zouma or Christensen? Who is going to partner Rudiger longterm?

        1. King Holebas
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Wait and see which nails down the spot

      12. JorisLa
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Not so keen on Zinchenko, what to do.

        A) Pope, Zinchenko, Wood , 4.0def
        B) Ederson, 4.5def, 4.5def, Che Adams