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Three £4.0m defenders start in Saturday’s 3pm matches

Three £4.0m defenders have earned Gameweek 1 starts, two of them coming in the same match.

As predicted from our research of pre-season, John Lundstram (£4.0m) is deployed in the central midfield trio of Sheffield United, while Diego Rico (£4.0m) starts at left wing-back for Bournemouth.

The match at the Vitality Stadium also includes a Premier League debut for Cherries goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) who appears to have won the hotly contested race to start between the sticks.

Fantasy managers backing Ryan Fraser (£7.5m), Callum Wilson (£8.0m) and Josh King (£6.5m) will be happy to see them on the team sheet.

Callum Robinson (£5.5m) starts up front for Sheffield United alongside David McGoldrick (£5.5m).

Meanwhile, Martin Kelly (£4.0m) features at centre-back alongside Scott Dann (£4.5m) for Crystal Palace.

The Eagles are still without Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m), who sitds on the bench. Christian Benteke (£6.0m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) lead the attack.

There are few surprises for visitors Everton as Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) holds onto his right-back berth for now and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m) starts up front with Moise Kean (£7.0m) on the bench,.

Those unfamiliar with Graham Potter’s version of Pep Roulette were given a harsh introduction to it on Saturday afternoon.

After naming an unchanged 3-4-3 line-up for the last two pre-season friendlies, which included starts for Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) in the front trio, he has gone with 3-5-2 for the trip to Watford and benched the new Belgian signing.

Glenn Murray (£6.0m) and Jurgen Locadia (£5.5m) start in the front two while Pascal Groß (£6.5m) comes into central midfield alongside Davy Pröpper (£5.0m) and Dale Stephens (£4.5m).

Dan Burn (£4.5m) joins Lewis Dunk (£4.5m) and Shane Duffy (£5.0m) in the three-man defence while Solly March (£5.0m) and Martin Montoya (£4.5m) are the wing-backs.

Hosts Watford have gone with a 4-4-2 formation but Gerard Deulofeu (£6.5m), reclassified as a forward for 2019/20, has been named on the left wing of midfield.

Troy Deeney (£6.5m) and Andre Gray (£6.0m) lead the Hornets’ line.

TEAMS IN FULL

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Aké, S Cook, Mepham; Rico, Billing, Lerman, Smith; Fraser, Wilson, King.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Robinson, McGoldrick.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson; Wood, Barnes.

Southampton XI: Gunn; Bednarek, Stephens, Vestergaard; Valery, Ward-Prowse(C), Oriol Romeu, Bertrand; Adams, Redmond; Ings.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, Ward; Meyer, McArthur, Milivojevic, Townsend; Ayew, Benteke.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Keane, Mina, Coleman; Schneiderlin, A Gomes; Bernard, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.

Watford XI: Foster; Kiko Femenía, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Capoue, Doucouré; Hughes, Deulofeu; Deeney(C), Gray.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Duffy, Dunk(C), Burn; Montoya, Pröpper, Stephens, Groß, March; Locadia, Murray.

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  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lundstram

    Interadesting

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Indeed...great that I switched him last minute for Hanley lol

    2. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I'm quite satisfied with my Rico, Lundstram, Dendoncker bench now.

  2. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Pereyra ??

    1. Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No pre season

  3. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I'd really like to see Benteke score a couple today just to see how many people will go for him.. Could be interesting

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      It’s always good when someone completely random scores in week 1 and loads will transfer them in despite it being very likely they never score again in their lives

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Haha!

  4. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Some Rico points would be good

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I hate getting bench points.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Usually, but this is superseded by a 4m starter (at WB no less) reinforcing our squads

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Assist + cs 🙂

    3. FeedTheGoatAndHeWillScore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      On Set pieces too

  5. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I thought Trossard was a guaranteed 20+ points this week?

  6. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    The Trossard over Zinch one hasn't gone well so far.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lol
      Same here !!

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      After much agonising I went Robinson over Zinchenko - hope he delivers something. He is OOP

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Good choice.
        Wish i didn't had 0.5 more with me 😀

  7. Amey
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Rico starting is great
    Trossard benching pathetic
    😀
    Hopefully we get a cameo goal ....

  8. Manani
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    is Stones likely to be dropped after his performance today?

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Pep has him in and out of the team too much. Only one nailed is Laporte, he's world class

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What was wrong with his performance?

    3. Coaly
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Should be, he was shocking.

      Gave the ball away so many times and suspect defensively

  9. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Fellow Dean Henderson owners?

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Aye. What's up?

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Just looking for a show of strength/faith

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Courage, mon brave!!! 😀 😀 😀

    2. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      hoi

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Dw lad. He'll do us proud

  10. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Most of city’s (and sterlings) xg came after 70 minutes. Unlike Liverpool they didn’t take the foot off the pedal and took advantage of the opposition not being fully fit and ready for the season.

    1. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      They also weren’t up 4-0 after 40mins

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I think this will be the pattern for the season. Once Liverpool are home and dry, it makes more sense for them to take their foot off the gas to prevent injuries, fatigue etc.

        City have the depth, Pool do not. I expect City to give out more batterings for this very reason.

        1. Licky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I'm not sure City's defense is good enough to take their foot off the gas either.

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Good point, I agree.

          2. AndyCook
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Liverpool’s defence weren’t much to behold yesterday. It’s the substitute depth that matters - good players coming on hungry

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      It's Baldy's style.
      Not taking foot of gas even when the match is over (at least at the start of the season 😛 )

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        It is his style but think part of their success was due to fatigue from west ham. It seemed to me that they could have used a few more substitutions.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Agreed.
          That last goal was pathetic 😀
          Not complaining though (Raz owner)

    3. WD27
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Unlike City - Liverpool have a sup match in a few days..

      1. WD27
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cup*

  11. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    anyone without salah/sterling?

    o/

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Loads on here we’re dishing out advice that sterling and salah were too expensive / it’s about value.

      It’s only week 1 so very early days but still it makes things very tricky already if you don’t have either (unless Kane and Auba both go big which could happen)

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Who was ?

    2. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No Sterling here but confident with Kane and funds spread. These next few fixtures will tell

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Worst possible start for you but as you say time will tell it’s only 2 games into the season after all

        1. T-BOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I wouldn’t say that at all..

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            So sterling scoring a hattrick when you chose not to own him is a good start?

            1. T-BOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              I didn’t say it was good but ‘worse possible’ is very dramatic when you haven’t factored in my other picks and the GW isn’t over.. also would prefer to compartmentalise the season into a number of GW’s/fixtures rather than individualise them

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Maybe he was expecting Sterling to score 4 and this is actually a good situation as a result?

              It reminds me of the meme of the dog sitting calmly in the room on fire saying *this is fine*

              https://www.vulture.com/2019/06/this-is-fine-dog-meme-comic-kc-green-interview.html

            3. stevemoscowlane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Got both Sterling & Salah (C). 63 points from 5 players so far. Happy with that start.

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Salah/KDB here.

      Time will tell after the gameweek. Still got a Kane/Auba front-line to play yet that not owning Sterling has allowed me to afford

      1. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Salah, KDB, Kane and Auba? My god what does the rest of your team look like?

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Team is linked.

          Less premium defenders than most, lots of 4.5s with nice fixtures early doors.

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    RIP to my Kelly pick in a week or two 😛

  13. The Casual One
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    got rid of Rico last minute as Daniels was fully fit. this isn't going to end well...

  14. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Actually fuming lundstram starts. Atleast Robinson does upfront 🙂

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Enjoy the match mate 🙂

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I'll try 🙂

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Will only be for one game mate dw x

  15. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    If Kane scores a brace, I think those that risked SSK teams will be stoked. Liverpool conceding also helps

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I am SAS , and fully.expect kane to score 10+ today

  16. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    How was Zinchenko? I thought he looked quite forward and didn’t he sail one over the bar? Not sure. Is he locked for next week?

  17. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    The inclusion of Lundstram is Sheff Utd adapting and acknowledging they've made a big step up and its naive to think they can continue to play exactly as they did last year without a transitional phase of adjusting

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Wilder doesn't seem the naive type, he know they need to adapt to the step up. Seems like a level-headed guy, good on him.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Agreed

        1. Ser Davos
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He's benched Billy Sharp and Lundstram has effectively swapped with Duffy, an attacking playmaker. Interesting to see how it all transpires

    2. Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I thought Norwich looked excellent last night, but the Prem's level of ruthlessness is assassin level. Got to adapt

      Can you believe we've only had two games?

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah that’s why they signed Freeman and Morrison. Aswell as osbourne and Besic. Lundstram is far from wilder’s plans beyond this week

  18. Cabra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Love the pic

  19. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Surprised to see our captain Hojbjerg on the bench. But I can see why.
    When we play 3-4-3, it only allows a 2 man central midfield. We tried to play JwP and PEH in one XI, but it left the three centrebacks far too exposed. We missed that steel provided by Romeu. I though JwP was the one who would be sacrificed, but woah.

    A nice setup, but the selection of Jack Stephens has me very worried, especially against the Burnley strikers, who excel in the air. Stephens is a liability in terms of winning a header in the box, completely allergic to it.

    Ings as usual takes the central berth, with Adams and Redmond playing on either side. That is a devastating trio, Pope will need a masterclass to somehow keep a clean sheet.

    Come on you Saints!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Pope & Wood in my team.
      We're against each other bro 🙂
      GL !

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        GL to you too!

    2. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      COYR!!!

    3. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I’m looking forward to it. Tough game today but unlike past few seasons I think we can win rather than hoping for a 0-0 draw!

  20. Rude Reviewer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I am happy that I didn't overthink and went with both Salah and Sterling.
    Now, I don't care what Kane and Auba scores.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      They're good players and they're definitely going to score some big points. But you can't have them all, and having the two best players from the two best team makes most sense.

    2. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      how can you say that?

      if auba or kane get a hatty you will deffo care

      there might be a flip scenario where sterling blanks and you absolutely care what kane and auba does

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Here’s hoping Kane gets his hatty

  21. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I predict plenty jam from benches

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      a Laca benching means Greenwood gets in.
      Cue Laca last minute cameo and Greenwood brace.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        WOw, you really went for Laca even after he was declared a doubt?

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You haven't seen most benches am guessing

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        If Rico and Lundstram get any returns...

  22. Aleksei
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    so how was De Bruyne looking? as a non Sterling owner it's the biggest concern so far....

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He looked pretty good tbh

    2. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Quite pale, ginger and boyish.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I like the cut of his jib

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          😆

    3. Coaly
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Not quite at it, but still very involved, looks key to any counter attacks to bring it forward and pick a killer pass

      When he hits full stride will be a points monster

    4. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He'll average 7 points a game. 7x38=266. Worry.

  23. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Looks like gonna have to wildcard early to get Sterling. Too risky not to go without him. What say, folks?

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Wildcard for one player? Surely you can use your transfers.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I'd have to get like -16 to fit a 12.0 player into my current setup.

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I know it's only been one game but this isn't a player for a mid table club. He will score points all season. I think it would be naive to think you wouldn't own him at one point.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      surely he's just a -4 away if you really have to?

    4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Do it gw 3 if you really want him

      • AndyCook
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Can you not just take a hit? You surely didn’t spread the money equally everywhere

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Money spread into Kane/Firmino/Martial

      • La Roja
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Unless your team needs major surgery, just take hits to get him in

      • Billybigspuds
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Don’t be a fool. If you’re that desperate then -4.

        Need at least 3 games to work out what’s what

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Fair enough. Would have to get rid of Kane which I am not keen on. It's either WC or maybe just no sterling for a while and watch his price hike up.

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Horrible choice to go without if one game like this is enough to make you change your mind. I dont own but Ill definitely see how my team does for more than 1 single gameweek before I rip it up to get in 1 player.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          That hatrick got me haywire. And it could have been more. Might just hold on. Thanks.

      • Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I'm sure you can get Sterling with 2 transfers...WC is worth more than that.

        He has Spurs next, no rush

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Fair enough. Might just wait fwiw.

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers, all. 🙂

    5. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      63 points from 5 players... ufffff

      1. benbro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Me too. With or with out triple captain?

        I went with Origi

        1. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 10 days ago

          You triple captained Origi?

          1. Jurgen Flopp
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            He had 3 x Orgis

            1. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              No Triple captain... only used Salah C

    6. Podge
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      So KDB is not Sterling, who knew ?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        he needs to get 75% of his score then they are equal value for money!!!!!

        1. AndyCook
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Captain effect..

        2. Net Gains
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          79% actually

    7. Dananz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No Sterling = back to the drawing board?

    8. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      When teams like Man City consistently smash 'good' teams like West Ham then it makes a mockery of those daft enough to complain when Barca or Madrid beat someone 5-0 away and say the league is crap. Premier League is so overrated its unbelievable

      1. Nightcrawler
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Does that mean la liga is overrated too? Cuz that's what this logic Implies

          1. Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            What I'm saying is both are as good as each other.
            When Barca won 5-0 people say the league is crap. When man City win 5-0 no one says anything.
            When a player like Coutinho struggles for Barca then no one says anything. If he'd struggle in the Premier league people say the league is too physical and too difficult for him. It's hilarious

            1. Tactical Focus
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              It's like on TalkSport earlier they said 'Fornals will need time to adjust to the physical demands of 90 minutes in the Premier League'.. But he's been ripping it up against players like Pique, Ramos or Godin for example for 2 seasons. The English Live in a bubble

            2. Nightcrawler
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Tbf far more have struggled in the premier league after coming from la liga theb the other way round

                Coutinhos not been good but he's still done a bit. Nowhere near the levels of soldado di Maria

              • Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                But, theyre not. There's 3 legit teams in La Liga. THREE. And that's it.

          2. barcaa7
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Dub

          3. True Deadzoner
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            la Liga is nothing without CR7 & Messi

          4. AndyCook
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            It’s starting to get dull in the premier league to be honest

          5. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            If the La Liga was so good, it would have the viewing numbers of the PL.

            Like it or not, we have the best managers, the most competitive teams and the best viewing numbers.

            1. Tactical Focus
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              I thought you were one of the smart people to be fair. Spanish league is Spanish.. English league is English, which means everyone in Europe can relate pretty much, asutralians, Americans, Asians etc. The language. Among other things. Damn you're a little daft

              1. Nightcrawler
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Agree with this. Not a fan of la liga but don't get that poibt at all. So many factors not linked to quality contribute to viewership

                • Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Football is a visual sport.

                  But I do see what you mean, we have an arrogance and think we're superior. It's naive for sure. But I do think the competitive nature of the PL and the reach it has, makes it better than the La Liga.

                  1. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    And to call someone daft because they have a different opinion to you is a bit low.

                • Hairy Potter
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Yeah, I really struggled watching the Italian football on Channel 4 in the nineties as I don't speak Italian...

              2. Nightcrawler
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Viewing numbers not really a good indicator. Just need to look at the numbers for love island

              3. mynameisq
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                It's more fun to watch than the Spanish league, it's as simple as it gets. Quality wise for the past 10 years or so Spain had been incredibly far ahead, although Liverpool spurs and city recently have been doing well and would fancy them to beat Barca/Madrid as it stands

                Yes city and Barca both can smash a team but it's more about how often it'll happen in Spain. Until we see stats of how well the smaller teams do against the bigger ones and compare the two leagues it's probably easier for everyone to say it's the English league as we all follow it

              4. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                How many different clubs have won la liga and epl over past 15 years say?

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              So Trossard has great preseason and is benched- what is that all about! Wanted Barkley but thought let’s go Trossard as he is bound to play and wait and see on Barkley if he nails position over Mount. That’s fpl for you! Let’s hope scores off bench in second half against tiring Watford legs.....

              1. Mr Frost
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                2 of the panel are Brighton fans, blinkers.

            3. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Compliments and kudo's to Ragabolly's livefpl site. Great improvement on last season - felt compelled to make a donation.

              1. Ragabolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Thank you so much sir!

              2. Differential (c)
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Agree, great design this year too!

              3. Lacabacca
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Love the live leagues feature. Was it there last year?

              4. Differential (c)
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                What a great turnout from the Sheffield fans away from home. Respect!

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Doesn't need much excuse to get out of Sheffield for a day.