Transfers

How each Premier League club did in the summer transfer window

The Premier League summer spending came in at a hefty £1.4 billion, but how many of the 99 new permanent signings will cut the Fantasy mustard?

We’ve taken a look at each club’s transfer window to single out a few assets worth your Fantasy time.

Arsenal

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Nicolas Pépé (MID £9.5m) Winger signed for a club-record £72m from Lille. Scored 23 goals and provided 12 assists in 41 games of a highly impressive season.

Kieran Tierney (DEF £5.5m) Celtic’s Scottish international left-back cost the Gunners £25m, but is currently sidelined with a groin injury. Managed five assists from 20 league appearances last term.

David Luiz (DEF £6.0m) One of the deadline day’s more eye-opening deals, the Chelsea centre-half moved across London for £8m. Highly experienced, if not always the most dependable at the back.

Dani Ceballos (MID £5.5m) Spanish U21 midfielder signed on loan from Real Madrid. Used sparingly in La Liga last season, scoring three times.

OUTS

Alex Iwobi (MID £6.0m) – see Everton

Danny Welbeck (FWD £6.0m) – see Watford

VERDICT

A good transfer window for the Gunners and Pépé has the potential to form a devastating partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) up front. Defensive shortcomings remain, despite the fresh faces, with Luiz so much better on the ball than off it and Tierney a work in progress.

Aston Villa

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Tom Heaton (GK £4.5m) An £8m capture from Burnley, Heaton is a proven Premier League performer – he pulled off 142 saves in 2016/17 – hampered by injury in recent years.

Tyrone Mings (DEF £4.5m) On loan from Bournemouth for the second half of last season, the centre-half’s permanent move to Villa could cost up to £25m.

Matt Targett (DEF £4.5m) Left-back signed from Southampton for £11m. Limited to only 16 appearances for the Saints last season, he still managed a goal and three assists.

Kortney Hause (DEF £4.5m) Another loan to permanent deal (from Wolves), Hause made only 14 appearances last term, but did feature in Villa’s play-offs run.

Bjorn Engels (DEF £4.5m) A £9m capture from Reims, the Belgian centre-half has Champions League experience with Olympiacos and was a regular in Ligue 1 last season, scoring one goal and setting up another across 33 appearances.

Ezri Konsa (DEF £4.5m) The England U21 defender, who cost Villa £12m to prise him away from Brentford, is very much in the ‘one for the future’ bracket.

Anwar El Ghazi (MID £5.5m) Six goals in 36 appearances, including the opener in the play-off final against Derby, capped a successful loan spell from Lille last season. He also chipped in with six assists from the flanks.

Jota (MID £6.0m) The West Midlands’ other Jota is Spanish and a former Birmingham City winger who worked under Villa boss Dean Smith at Brentford. Jota scored three goals and set up a further nine in 40 Championship appearances last term.

Douglas Luiz (MID £4.5m) A £15m buy from Manchester City, where he never made a first-team appearance, the defensively-minded Brazilian offers limited attacking threat.

Trezeguet (MID £5.5m) Another pacey winger for Dean Smith’s stable, the Egypt international impressed for Turkish outfit Kasimpasa last term, with nine goals and ten assists.

Marvelous Nakamba (MID £4.5m) An £11m capture from Club Brugges. As owners of Isaac Success (£5.0m) will confirm, a great name will only get you so far. And as a defensive midfielder with only four career goals to his name, that’s not very far at all in Fantasy terms.

Wesley (FWD £6.0m) The £22m signing from Club Brugge managed 17 goals and ten assists last term and should be Villa’s main man up front if he can adapt to the Premier League quickly enough.

VERDICT

Busy is an understatement when it comes to Villa’s summer dealings. Dean Smith has vowed that his side won’t ‘do a Fulham’ after buying up an entire new XI, and a number of the fresh men do at least have experience either in England or at Villa. Key Fantasy assets are likely to be El Ghazi, Wesley – should he find the Premier League to his liking – and the save point magnet that is Heaton.

AFC Bournemouth

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Jack Stacey (DEF £4.5m) A £4m signing from Luton, Stacey offers versatility in defence and an eye for goal – he hit four in 45 games for the Hatters last year.

Lloyd Kelly (DEF £4.5m) Another young player who can operate across the back four, the left-back cost the Cherries £13m from Bristol City. He is, however, currently out with an ankle injury

Philip Billing (MID £5.0m) £15m has got Eddie Howe an athletic central midfielder, but his muted attacking output while at Huddersfield (two goals and no assists across two seasons) confirms his limited Fantasy potential.

Arnaut Danjuma (MID £6.0m) The winger cost Bournemouth £13.7m from Club Brugge, with the Dutch international providing six goals and four assists in all competitions last season.

Harry Wilson (MID £6.0m) A loan signing from Liverpool, the 22-year-old winger will do well to hold down a regular first-team place, with stiff competition coming from the likes of Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) and new boy Danjuma.

OUTS

Tyrone Mings (DEF £4.5m) – see Aston Villa.

Lys Mousset (FWD £5.0m) – see Sheffield United.

VERDICT

A fairly understated transfer window for Bournemouth, with new blood at the back perhaps offering more potential than immediate Fantasy gains.

Key assets are more likely to be found further up the pitch. Danjuma and Wilson look like good fits for Eddie Howe’s progressive philosophy – if they can secure sufficient pitch-time.

Brighton and Hove Albion

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Aaron Mooy (MID £5.0m) A season-long loan from Huddersfield looks like canny business done by new Brighton boss Graham Potter. In an otherwise workmanlike Terriers side, Mooy offered a spark of creativity – and seven goals and four assists across two top-flight campaigns.

Leandro Trossard (MID £6.0m) The £15m arrival from Genk caught the eye in pre-season as part of a fluid front three for the Seagulls. He had a stand-out 2018/19, scoring 22 goals and producing 11 assists in 47 appearances, but was on the bench in Gameweek 1.

Adam Webster (DEF £4.5m) A club-record £20m signing from Bristol City, Webster can play both centre-half and right-back – a key attribute given Potter’s liking for changes in both personnel and formation.

Neil Maupay (FWD £6.0m) Fantasy veteran Glenn Murray (£6.0m) might well have to settle for the bench this season if the £20m signing from Brentford hits the ground running. Maupay is a strong, mobile striker who has scored 41 goals over the last two Championship seasons and already has his first Premier League goal.

VERDICT

Brighton will be as much about their manager as their players this season. If Graham Potter’s attack-minded philosophy proves more fruitful than Chris Hughton’s defensive set-up, then the Seagulls could fly.

If so, Trossard and Maupay look like Fantasy bargains. But it remains, for now, a big if, as Watford were exceptionally poor in Gameweek 1.

Burnley

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Jay Rodriguez (FWD £6.0m) The £10m capture from West Brom has major Fantasy pedigree – 15 goals and three assists in a breakout 2013/14 season at Southampton. He showed flashes of that form for the Baggies two seasons ago, but will have to oust more dependable forward options if he is to flourish at Turf Moor.

Danny Drinkwater (MID £4.5m) A loan signing from Chelsea, Drinkwater has never been the greatest of Fantasy draws, with his finest hour (and three goals and eight assists) back in the heady days of Leicester’s title-winning season.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (GK £4.5m) We can probably file this £2.5m signing from Leeds under the back-up category at Burnley.

OUTS

Tom Heaton (GK £4.5m) – see Aston Villa

VERDICT

The quietest of windows for Burnley, although Rodriguez could become a major asset if he stays injury-free and the Clarets can avoid a repeat of last year’s deeply underwhelming campaign.

Chelsea

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Mateo Kovacic (MID £5.5m) As befits a team currently dealing with a transfer ban, the £40m conversion of the Real Madrid midfielder’s loan to a permanent deal has been the only piece of paper in Frank Lampard’s in-tray. The deep-lying Croatia international, however, offers little in Fantasy terms.

OUTS

David Luiz (DEF £6.0m) – see Arsenal

Danny Drinkwater (MID £4.5m) – see Burnley

VERDICT

Move on, nothing to see here. The key questions surrounding Chelsea revolve around who of the existing squad will make the cut under Lampard.

Crystal Palace

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James McCarthy (MID £4.5m) McCarthy’s move from Everton to Palace is unlikely to excite much more than the fact that his name is so very similar to James McArthur’s (£5.5m).

Jordan Ayew (FWD £5.0m) A decent enough loan spell (a goal and three assists) from Swansea has led to a permanent move to Selhurst Park, although his Fantasy appeal remains decidedly dim.

Gary Cahill (DEF £4.5m) The veteran centre-half, released by Chelsea, joined Palace on a free transfer. The Eagles kept 12 clean sheets last season and Cahill could offer decent value if he gets the minutes.

Victor Camarasa (MID £5.0m) A canny loan signing from Real Betis, via Cardiff City. Camarasa added a rare touch of flair at Neil Warnock’s Cardiff, scoring five goals and setting up another four.

OUTS

Aaron Wan Bissaka (DEF £5.5m) – see Manchester United

VERDICT

Arguably the highlight of Palace’s transfer window was not those who came in, but the one who didn’t leave. With Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) still at Selhurst Park, until Christmas at the very least, Roy Hodgson’s side retain a chunk of excitement. Cahill could prove a worthy defensive acquisition – and he scored six goals the last time he was considered a guaranteed starter.

Everton

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Andre Gomes (MID £5.5m) A successful loan spell from Barcelona became a £22m summer signing. Gomes is the glue that holds the midfield together, but he is rather less important in Fantasy terms, as a goal and two assists last season attests.

Fabian Delph (DEF £5.5m) Around £9m was spent to bring Delph from Manchester City, with manager Marco Silva talking up his midfield credentials. The possibility of out of position returns faintly raises his attraction on the Fantasy chart, but he is pricey and, currently, injured.

Moise Kean (FWD £7.0m) A fee in the region of £27m secured the services of the teenaged Italian striker. Kean scored six goals in 13 Serie A appearances for Juventus last term. Only time will tell if that is good, or risky, business.

Alex Iwobi (MID £6.0m) The talented, if inconsistent, midfielder moved to Everton for £35m after four seasons at the Gunners. Unless he impresses from the get-go, he will be seen as the poor man’s Wilfried Zaha by many a disgruntled Toffee fan.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (MID £5.0m) A defensive midfielder signed from Mainz, the Ivory Coast international is seen as a direct replacement for Idrissa Gueye. That, and his ability to drop back into central defence, stifles his Fantasy allure. Furthermore, his introduction against Palace jarred the side a little.

Djibril Sidibe (DEF £5.5m) A France international right-back signed on loan from Monaco. Sidibe managed three assists in 26 Ligue 1 appearances last season and will duke it out with Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) for the starting spot at full-back.

Jonas Lossl (GK £4.5m) A free transfer for the former Huddersfield Town stopper. Lossl racked up some good returns, and saved three penalties, across two seasons for the Terriers, but he is unlikely to get the minutes unless Jordan Pickford (£5.5m) implodes.

OUTS

James McCarthy (MID £4.5m) – see Crystal Palace

Muhamed Besic (MID £4.5m) – see Sheffield United

VERDICT

Some solid squad building by Silva, but not too many exciting Fantasy options at first glance.

Kean could be a steal at £7.0m if his explosive potential tallies with some form, although Goodison Park has been a graveyard for strikers in recent seasons.

Elsewhere, Iwobi looks (fittingly) more Theo Walcott (£6.5m) than Wilfried Zaha, while Sidibe has his work cut out to eclipse Coleman’s Fantasy pedigree.

Leicester City

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Ayoze Perez (MID £6.5m) A whopping 17.4 per cent of Fantasy managers have been attracted by the £30m signing from Newcastle. He finished last season strongly, scoring 12 times and notching two assists, and the possibility of out-of-position returns is proving hard to resist for many. Was not particularly in the game against Wolves in Gameweek 1

Youri Tielemans (MID £6.5m) If not Perez, then Tielemans… An impressive half-season loanee from Monaco, involving three goals and five assists, became a £35m move over the summer. Brendan Rodgers’ side is widely tipped to flourish this season and Tielemans could be key to that.

Dennis Praet (MID £5.5m) An £18m arrival from Sampdoria, central midfielder Praet managed two goals and three assists in 34 Serie A appearances last season.

James Justin (DEF £5.0m) The 21-year-old right-back was in the League One team of the year at Luton. His potential is undeniable, but replacing Ricardo Pereira (£6.0m) at full-back looks a way off for now.

OUTS

Harry Maguire (DEF £5.5m) – see Manchester United

VERDICT

Optimism abounds at Leicester, with Rodgers’ canny acquisitions fuelling the feel good factor. Both Tielemans and Perez are well-known and well-liked and at least one of them could well live up to the hype this season.

Liverpool

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Adrian (GK £4.5m) A free transfer from West Ham United, Adrian might be in for an early run in the side following Friday night’s injury to Alisson (£6.0m). A bargain if playing, just another back-up when not.

VERDICT

Not much is broken at Liverpool, so Jurgen Klopp has felt no need to fix it.

Manchester City

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Rodri (MID £5.5m) A £62.5m buy from Atletico Madrid, Rodri is seen as the long-term successor to Fernandinho (£5.5m) as City’s holding midfielder. That statement alone should deter all but the most contrary of Fantasy managers.

Angelino (DEF £5.0m) The Spanish defender cost just over £5 million as a buy-back from PSV Eindhoven, where he spent a season having left the Etihad. Potentially behind both Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m) in the left-back pecking order.

Joao Cancelo (DEF £5.5m) Part of the deal with Juventus that saw Danilo heading off to Italy. Cancelo will offer serious competition to Kyle Walker (£6.0m) at right-back. Both are attack-minded with defensive shortcomings. Factor in Pep’s rotation roulette and consistent Fantasy returns could be elusive.

OUTS

Patrick Roberts (MID £5.5m) – see Norwich City

Douglas Luiz (MID £4.5m) – see Aston Villa

Fabian Delph (DEF £5.5m) – see Everton

VERDICT

Decent cover at full-back was clearly Pep Guardiola’s main concern over the summer, and he has definitely delivered that. Such solid squad management – and the acquisition of Rodri as a holding midfielder – works for Pep, but creates little Fantasy interest in the newcomers.

Manchester United

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Harry Maguire (DEF £5.5m) One of the summer’s more tedious transfer sagas, the England centre-half joined from Leicester for an eye-watering £80m. Even allowing for injuries and the desultory nature of Claude Puel’s regime, Maguire still managed a personal best three goals last term. Helped United to a clean sheet on opening weekend.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DEF £5.5m) The exciting young right-back cost £45m from Crystal Palace to replace the not at all exciting Young right-back. He produced three assists and 18 bonus points during last year’s breakthrough campaign and must now prove that was no fluke. He already has one clean sheet and two bonus to his name already.

Daniel James (MID £6.0m) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first summer signing, the Swansea City youngster cost £15m. The decidedly pacey left-winger had an excellent 2018/19, scoring four times and providing nine assists in 33 Championship games. He hit the ground running in Gameweek 1, netting off the bench on his Manchester United debut.

VERDICT

Everybody, it would seem, hates Ed Woodward and his transfer ‘policy’. But it’s been a half-decent summer for United, with all three new boys offering the prospect of Fantasy fruit.

Maguire should provide central stability and always delivers goals at some point, while Wan-Bissaka is a bonus point magnet.

Both are already well owned, leaving James as the Fantasy punt in Solskjaer’s first full season at the helm.

Newcastle United

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Emil Krafth (DEF £4.5m) A £5m buy from Amiens. Krafth is a Sweden international seen as a direct competitor to the currently injured DeAndre Yedlin (£4.5m) for the right-back slot. Five goals and 13 assists over a 204-game career point to a defender with a certain amount of attacking threat.

Joelinton (FWD £6.0m) An impressive (and club record) £40m was spent on securing the services of the Hoffenheim striker. He produced eleven goals and nine assists from 35 appearances in all competitions last year.

Jetro Willems (DEF £4.5m) The Holland international left-back signed on loan from Frankfurt. Experienced he may be, but a measly two assists and no goals from 36 appearances last season do not mark him out as a Fantasy must-have.

Allan Saint-Maximin (MID £5.5m) The winger from Nice signed a six-year deal that could end up costing Newcastle £20m. He comes with a decent tally of six goals and five assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances last time out.

Andy Carroll (FWD £5.5m) The big man, back home, on a free after years of injuries elsewhere. Carroll’s ability has never been in doubt, nor his unerring knack of breaking down at the drop of a hat. Unless Joelinton crashes and burns, he’s likely to be bench fodder at Newcastle, and not even that for all but the most adventurous of Fantasy managers.

OUTS

Ayoze Perez (MID £6.5m) – see Leicester City

VERDICT

The announcement of Steve Bruce as head coach did little to raise the excitement levels at Newcastle and the team, as a Fantasy prospect, offers little for now.

Joelinton, as a strong striker with an impressive work rate, could become a fan favourite. But as a Fantasy favourite and the new Salomon Rondon? Time will tell.

Norwich City

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Josip Drmic (FWD £5.5m) A free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach. Two years of injuries and a bit-part 2018/19 (five games, two goals) hardly speak volumes as to his quality, although his overall Bundesliga record of 31 goals and seven assists in 107 appearances suggests a certain pedigree. Likely, however, to be an understudy for Teemu Pukki (£6.5m).

Patrick Roberts (MID £5.5m) Season-long loanee from Manchester City. Former England youth international winger Roberts has spent almost his entire City career out on loan.

Sam Byram (DEF £4.5m) The right-back joined from West Ham United for £750,000. Byram was a bright young thing when he joined the Hammers from Leeds, but he never really kicked on and made just 26 appearances over a disjointed three years.

Ralf Fahrmann (GK £4.5m) Loan signing from Schalke, where he accumulated 196 Bundesliga appearances across 14 years. Back-up for Tim Krul (£4.5m), although few from Norwich’s defence will attract much Fantasy interest based on Friday night’s performance at Anfield.

VERDICT

Head coach Daniel Farke has essentially kept faith with last season’s title-winning squad, and his few summer signings aren’t exactly screaming for Fantasy attention.

Drmic, if he can stay injury-free, could prosper in what is an attack-minded team, but only if he is included as well as, rather than as a replacement for, Pukki.

Sheffield United

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Lys Mousset (FWD £5.0m) Striker signed from Bournemouth for £10m. Five goals in 71 appearances for the Cherries is less than inspiring, although most of those came as a substitute.

Oliver McBurnie (FWD £6.0m) Club-record £17m signing from Swansea City. McBurnie scored 22 times and provided four assists in a profitable Championship campaign last season. His Premier League record is one of limited minutes and, to date, no goals.

Ben Osborn (MID £5.0m) Versatile midfielder/left-back joined from Nottingham Forest. Versatility, alas, can be a bit of a dirty word in Fantasy, with out-of-position midfielders playing in defence being deeply unattractive.

Ravel Morrison (MID £5.0m) The once bright young thing at Manchester United signed on a free from Swedish outfit Ostersund. Morrison’s long career of under-achievement – just 139 appearances since 2011/12 – suggests Blades boss Chris Wilder’s reputation for getting the most out of a player will be seriously tested.

Callum Robinson (MID £5.5m) Signed from Preston North End, the midfielder was his side’s top scorer last season, with 13, despite missing a large chunk of the campaign through injury. His career stats – 61 goals and 28 assists in 214 appearances – are equally impressive, as his deployment as a centre-forward for the Blades.

Muhamed Besic (MID £4.5m) Season-long loanee from Everton. Besic has consistently struggled to make an impact at Goodison Park, not helped by a number of injuries.

Phil Jagielka (DEF £4.5m) Free transfer from Everton. Someone who definitely did make an impact at Goodison, veteran Jagielka brings vast experience of Premier League football with him on his return to Bramall Lane. Whether he has the physical ability to play regularly remains to be seen.

VERDICT

The temptation to brand the Blades as ‘the new Stoke’ should be avoided, despite the potential for Bramall Lane to be a very unwelcome place to visit. Chris Wilder has forged a progressive, patient and possession-based side that creates good chances, if not a great deal of them. New signings who could prosper and emerge as Fantasy assets could be limited to the prolific Robinson and the in-form McBurnie, but only if the team as a whole can step up to the new level demanded of them.

Southampton

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Che Adams (FWD £6.0m) A £15m capture from Birmingham City. Adams prospered in a struggling Birmingham side last year, scoring 22 goals and setting up another five. Mobile and industrious, he seems to have settled quickly into a front three under coach Ralf Hasenhuttl, although blanked in his Gameweek 1 outing.

Danny Ings (FWD £6.0m) Liverpool loan signing made permanent for £20 million. Seven goals in 24 appearances for the Saints last season was enough to persuade the club to sign him permanently. Injuries remain the main threat to consistent returns.

Moussa Djenepo (MID £5.5m) A £15m buy from Belgian outfit Standard Liege. Djenepo is a fast winger with a decent goalscoring record – he scored 11 and added six assists in 39 games last season.

OUTS

Matt Targett (DEF £4.5m) – see Aston Villa

VERDICT

Southampton were much-improved under Hasenhuttl last season, but kicking on is an altogether different prospect. All three signings have Fantasy potential, with Ings’ quality and experience complemented by his likely spot-kick duties.

The Saints’ first eight fixtures are not the easiest, however, giving Fantasy managers plenty of time to assess their new arrivals.

Tottenham Hotspur

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Giovani Lo Celso (MID £7.5m) Attacking midfielder on a season-long loan from Real Betis. The Argentina international thrived in La Liga last season, scoring 16 times and producing six assists in 45 domestic and European appearances. A good passer and finisher, he is seen by many as the perfect replacement for Christian Eriksen (£9.0m).

Tanguy Ndombele (MID £6.0m) All-action midfielder signed for a club-record £56m from Lyon. The 22-year-old seems to have it all – pace, power, passing and the technique to beat a player or two. Perhaps the only thing he lacks is consistent goal threat, with just three strikes (and eight assists) from 49 games last campaign. That said, he lit up Spurs’ new stadium with an incredible goal from range against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Ryan Sessegnon (MID £5.5m) Starlet signed from Fulham for £30m. Sessegnon has been a transfer waiting to happen for a while now, but his undoubted talent might not play out in Fantasy terms. Should Spurs elect to use him as a left-back, his FPL designation as a midfielder should cripple his Fantasy attraction.

VERDICT

The world and its significant other agree that Spurs have had a brilliant transfer window, although previous inactivity meant that was never going to be a difficult conclusion to reach. The Fantasy impact of their three top-class new arrivals is much harder to call. Lo Celso could be a big hit, but being ‘the new Eriksen’ will be tricky if the old one is still there. Wait and see looks to be the wisest course of action for now.

Watford

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Danny Welbeck (FWD £6.0m) – Snapped up on a free transfer after being deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates. The striker has always been intelligent and hard-working, but also wasteful and injury-prone. He might struggle to keep the likes of Gerard Deulofeu (£6.5m) and Troy Deeney (£6.5m) out of the team on merit alone.

Ismaila Sarr (MID £6.5m) A £40m buy from Rennes, the winger enjoyed a productive 2018/19, scoring 13 goals and providing 11 assists in 50 games. Could prosper if Deulofeu remains in a more advanced role.

Craig Dawson (DEF £5.0m) Experienced West Brom defender snapped up for £5.5m. Dawson has been a firm Fantasy favourite over the years, boosting his defensive output with consistent attacking returns. He scored ten goals over his last three top-flight seasons.

VERDICT

A fairly muted transfer window for coach Javi Gracia, which should prompt an equally studied reaction from Fantasy managers. Sarr has the dynamism to excel, but might need time to bed in. Dawson is a proven Premier League performer, but only time will tell if he gets the consistent starts needed to warrant investment.

West Ham United

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Albian Ajeti (FWD £6.0m) Striker bought from Basel on a four-year deal for just £8m. Switzerland international Ajeti scored 15 goals in 35 appearances last season and hit 43 goals and 21 assists in 96 games at Basel. A rising star in Switzerland, likely to be an understudy at the Hammers.

Roberto (GK £4.5m) Free transfer from Espanyol. Experienced keeper with 300+ appearances in various European leagues, Roberto will be Lukasz Fabianski’s (£4.5m) back-up.

Pablo Fornals (MID £6.5m) Young, but experienced, midfielder signed from Villareal for £24m. Capped by Spain at 20 and with 150 La Liga games at 23, the attacking midfielder is a curious mix of the prodigal and the seasoned. He has scored 16 times and provided 22 assists in 159 club games.

Sebastien Haller (FWD £7.5m) Prolific striker signed from Eintracht Frankfurt for £45m. Frenchman Haller was highly productive in Germany last season, hitting 20 goals and providing 12 assists in 41 appearances.

OUTS

Andy Carroll (FWD £5.5m) – see Newcastle United

Adrian (GK £4.5m) – see Liverpool

VERDICT

A lack of consistently threatening attacking options clearly vexed coach Manuel Pellegrini last season, and his summer signings reflect that. Fornals has some serious pedigree, but competition for the more advanced midfield roles is likely to be intense.

Haller has less to fight off up front and could be a fine mid-price option if he can bring his Bundesliga form to England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Jesus Vallejo (DEF £5.0m) Real Madrid centre-back signed on season-long loan. Spain’s under 21 captain, Vallejo has made just 19 appearances for Real since signing in 2015. Injuries restricted him to just seven matches last year.

Patrick Cutrone (FWD £6.0m) Striker bought from AC Milan for £23 million. Cutrone, a firm fan favourite in Milan, came through the club’s youth ranks, scoring 27 goals in 90 games. The 21-year-old faces a stiff test to oust the likes of Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£6.5m) from Wolves’ starting XI.

VERDICT

Wolves’ major summer business involved making last year’s loan deals for Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) permanent. Those deals represent a successful window by themselves, with the truly new arrivals unlikely to have nearly such a major impact, particularly in Fantasy terms.

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        9 days, 17 hours ago

        Sir David S. Munday is Editor at FFScoutand FPL Show panellist. Former journalist for Plymouth Live, Reading F.C. fan and sci-fi lover. Views and opinions are, as always, his own.

      • J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 17 hours ago

        Credit checked them and the only Director appointee is someone called Christopher James.

        1. Evil Genius
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 17 hours ago

          Commercial Director
          Company NameFantasy Football Scout Ltd
          Dates EmployedJun 2010 – Present
          Employment Duration9 yrs 3 mos

          As an early stage investor I worked with the site's founder to transform a promising editorial site into a commercial business, creating core business infrastructure (such as financial plans and staff models), planning products and services for consumers (a paid membership service) and business partners (editorial syndication, stat feeds, advertising consultancy, etc) and secured deals with the biggest players in the space (including The Premier League, Sky, The Sun, Opta, Original Fantasy League, Paddy Power, etc).
          The site has continued to flourish with successive growth in both traffic and revenues every year since launch, has won several awards and is now considered the de facto benchmark in it's market.

          1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 16 hours ago

            So that’s who James is!

            Thanks, interesting read.

      • bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 17 hours ago

        I don't know but the title of the articles needs to be proof read.

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 17 hours ago

      *club

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 17 hours ago

      I come on FFS to scroll.

    4. BattleOfDeBruyne
        9 days, 17 hours ago

        Sir David S. Munday

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 17 hours ago

          Nah, who’s his boss....he’s just a writer/editor right?

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
              9 days, 17 hours ago

              Mark owns the site, Sir Munday runs it.

              1. alastair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                Does Mark have to work for a living these days ?

                1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                    9 days, 17 hours ago

                    No he's a billionaire now.

          2. Heenneesseey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 17 hours ago

            Heaton
            TAA / Robo / Digne / Zinchenko
            Salah / Sterling / Perez / Fraser
            wilson Deeney

            Button / Lundstram / Dendonker / Greenwood

            Who should go first?
            I am thinking of Deeney to Pukki

            1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                Damn you have the template bench, I hate that! You're now trapped with a £4.5m striker until your next wildcard and literally cannot play a 3 striker formation.

                1. Heenneesseey
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 17 hours ago

                  I don't want to play with 3 strikers anyway

                  1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      That's kind of a mistake, it means you have a stiff formation and have to player either 5 defenders/3 mids, 3 defenders/4 mids or 4 defenders/4 mids (assuming your bench remains more or less the same each week, your current team is never going to really change?).

                      Honestly having 4 expensive defenders is complete overkill, a lot of the 'legendary fpl players' have gone with 2-3 expensive defenders out of the box, so it might be worth saving up a transfer this week so you can drop one of them to free up funds.

                      Ideally you don't want Perez to be starting every game, but rather rotating with a striker/defenders. That's why a lot of people are playing Jota/King up front to cover a third potential striker in the event they need to play them. This season there's a lot of cheap midfielder options, but don't get carried away with that. Salah and Sterling are also both really expensive and safe options, they're owned by a lot of people. There's little room for differential here, and because of the expensive, yet popular players your team has, there's only room for cheap differentials, and that's not going to help you assuming you're planning to compete with the top 10k players.

                      Fraser imo isn't a great choice either, I think upgrading him as well as greenwood would be worth your while. You could downgrade Sterling/Salah (depending on who you prefer) to KDB/Bilva, and then also downgrade Zinchenko/Digne. Honestly I think 2 LP defenders is a bit much too, VVD would have been a nice way to save £0.5m but I guess it's too late for hindsight.

                      1. Heenneesseey
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        I am totally going for Robbo and TAA. Zinchenko or Digne might be downgraded though.

                        1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                            9 days, 16 hours ago

                            What's your reason for choosing Robbo/TAA over VVD? Seems a bit crazy to me honestly. I think having one of them covers that. If you're looking for a differential having 2 £7m defenders is a terrible idea, and that's what you're going for. Not many players have both of them, so it will set you aside assuming they both do good, but it'll set you aside with clean sheets. In other words, the points gap between a £4.5m defenders and TAA/Robbo is nothing compared to the gap between a £4.5m mid/ST and their £7m counterpart.

                            1. Heenneesseey
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 16 hours ago

                              Their early fixtures are good and both are capable of providing me attacking returns besides clean sheets. And both of them get bonus points. I doubt any 7m forward will be more effective than any of those. After 6-8 GWs I am going to do WC anyway

                              1. avfc82
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                9 days, 16 hours ago

                                I'd stick with Alexander-Arnold and Robertson. If you can pick up players for 7.0 who are capable of returning 200 plus points, its insane value.

                            2. COK3Y5MURF
                              • 3 Years
                              9 days, 16 hours ago

                              Nonsense.

                        2. avfc82
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          Nothing wrong with playing a two striker system week in, week out. I did it for long periods last season with Kamara and it actually worked quite well. Not quite sure about the Perez bit either, you've invested 6.5 in him for a reason, so play him.

                    • maratus
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      You always wanna play 4.5m def instead of 5.0m forward.
                      There is nothing wrong with 4.5m forward fodder.

                      1. Heenneesseey
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        So should I do Deeney to Pukki then?

                        1. maratus
                          • 5 Years
                          9 days, 17 hours ago

                          I cant answer for that. Deeney has awful fixtures, you must have had some plan when picking him ?

                    • yakirh
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      I have 2 £4.5m strikers, don't see the harm in that.

                  2. Chilli Heatwave
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 17 hours ago

                    I would agree but would hold this week

                  3. Heenneesseey
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 16 hours ago

                    Or
                    Fraser > McGinn and
                    Deeney > Rashford
                    for a hit

                    1. SAY.MY.NAME
                      • 9 Years
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      This is what I’ve done. Now wait for a Fraser brace!

                      1. Depldax
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        I wouldn't agree to go with Robertson and TAA after last season's scores is a mistake.

                  4. Babit1967
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 16 hours ago

                    Save your ft mate your team is fine

                2. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 17 hours ago

                  The title of this article does not make sense, the word club appears to be missing.

                  1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      No, it's called a poetic license.

                    • Fitzy.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      Something got missed by the proof reader again? Now there’s a shock...

                      1. bitm2007
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        Makes you wonder if they have a proof reader.

                      2. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Bit like Kane on the Captain Poll...shocking omission.

                  2. gamesmad11
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 17 hours ago

                    How do some people already have a team value of 100.5?

                    1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        A lot of players went up in value last night.

                        1. gamesmad11
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 17 hours ago

                          If you don't know maybe just don't comment? No players have risen in value

                        2. bitm2007
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          9 days, 17 hours ago

                          There have been no price rises so far this season !

                      • Jacky boy
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        Fpl mistake

                        1. gamesmad11
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          thank you, hopefully they correct it soon

                      • Hy liverpool
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        It's a mistake. Should be 99.5 and having 0.5 itb

                        1. gamesmad11
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          thank you

                    2. Ode
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      Save FT?

                      Ryan
                      Digne Vvd Trent
                      Moura Perez Salah Sterling
                      Pukki Wilson Jota

                      Button Dendoncker Rico Kelly

                    3. kysersosa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      So looking ahead to this weekend, I’m happy with my team without making an FT:

                      Heaton (save points)
                      VVD/TAA (bar mid week incidents, SOU looked poor on Saturday). Digne (Everton cont th

                      1. kysersosa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        Post fail!

                      2. Zladan
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        So far so good and I will be starting all 4 of those .

                        How about the rest?

                        1. kysersosa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          Sorry, see below

                    4. Jacky boy
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      Arsenal's 3rd kit is best I've seen from them. Really nice

                      1. Ode
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        All their kits are cool this season

                        1. Jacky boy
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 17 hours ago

                          Yeah. Second kit is great too.

                      2. Özil
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Looks fresh bruv!

                    5. ANISH_T28
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      did anyone have sterling salah Kane Auba and KDB?

                      1. bitm2007
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        Is that even possible ?

                      2. Fitzy.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        You’d have to have a back 7 of all 4.5s and 4.0s, as well as 2 4.5 mids...

                    6. ANISH_T28
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      Good to save a FT?

                      Ryan
                      Coleman Lundstram VanDijk
                      Salah Perez KDB Sterling Fraser
                      Wesley Wilson

                      Button Ake Greenwood Kelly

                      0 ITB

                      1. Ode
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        Yep

                      2. Used to be good at this.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Not tempted to do Fraser to Martial?

                    7. maratus
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 17 hours ago

                      Missed the Leicester game, could someone give some insight how Perez did?

                      1. tafrère
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Moved a lot, didn't get clear chances, nothing positive or negative about his performance.

                        1. maratus
                          • 5 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          Cheers!

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Okay, but Leicester attack were well contained by Wolves defence

                    8. mad_beer ✅
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      How many premier leagues are there?

                    9. Evil Genius
                      • 1 Year
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      I scroll on FFS to come.

                      1. Tshelby
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Ha

                    10. Evil Genius
                      • 1 Year
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      *the word "CLUB" has been added to article title*

                      1. mad_beer ✅
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        But not the link.

                      2. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        And Kane to the Captain Poll?

                    11. kysersosa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      looking ahead to this weekend, I’m happy with my team without making an FT:

                      Heaton (save points)
                      VVD/TAA (bar mid week incidents, SOU looked poor on Saturday). Digne (Everton cont their solid defensive record)
                      (S)alah, (should tear sou apart), Stirling, (great record against spurs), Fraser (key man), Perez (Chelsea look poor in defence), Trossard (only question mark in my team)
                      Vardy (against that Chelsea defence again) Wesley (will get an attacking return against Bournemouth)

                      Bench fodder

                      1. Rust Cohle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 15 hours ago

                        Wesley looked like he just learned how to walk.

                        1. kysersosa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 14 hours ago

                          So currently better than the Chelsea defence is what you’re saying?

                    12. tafrère
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      Pope
                      TAA VVD Zinchenko
                      Salah (C) Sterling Fraser Ayoze
                      Wilson Jota Wood

                      Button Lundstram Dendoncker Guilbert

                      1FT £0.0

                      I guess I should save the transfer, could make a goalkeeper change though, with Pope facing three tough fixtures in a rough when Ryan or Heaton have better chances of clean sheets in the upcoming weeks.

                      Any opinions ?

                      1. Swanremainsthesame
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        You surely didn't pick him for just gw1. Cant be switching every time a tough game ahead

                        1. kysersosa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          You’re joking aren’t you? That’s 90% of the thought process on here! Someone earlier was benching Kane!

                        2. Whiskerz
                          • 6 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          It's like people don't know why they picked who they picked.

                        3. tafrère
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          What's the problem on making transfers ?

                      2. Boris Bodega
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Wait on Alisson news, could get a nailed on Liverpool keeper for 4.5m

                    13. Swanremainsthesame
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      Anyone else wondering why no price changes yet.?
                      Players with 100s thousands of TF but no price movement.
                      Actually happy about it but .....?
                      Price lock?, or big slow down in shifts?

                      1. mad_beer ✅
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        FPL towers took our money and ran so the site is broken.

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Maybe a silly number have wildcarded. As you can change your WC squad until deadline, those changes are not counted.

                      3. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        A few have suggested in previous seasons there should be an amnesty on price changes for the first few GWs to stop mass movement changes. Hopefully they’ve decided to introduce this?

                        1. mad_beer ✅
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          A sensible reply? Who are you and what have you done with Jafooli?

                          1. Jafooli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            9 days, 16 hours ago

                            Locked in the attic....

                        2. kysersosa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          That would be good. Checking everyday for a price hike is tiring over a season. Also with part timers playing it ruins the game.

                    14. ZLNR
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      After a GW where everyone did well anyone get below my 59? How do you feel? I think my team is okay on paper maybe a mistake to go a bit too defense heavy

                      Ederson

                      Robertson/ Zinchenko/ Azpi / Rose

                      Salah / KDB / Doucore / Perez

                      Aubamayeng / Jimenez

                      Subs Button / Dendoncker / Kelly / Greenwood

                      1. tafrère
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Too much money stuck in defense imo.

                        1. tafrère
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          + don't like the Doucoure pick.

                        2. ZLNR
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          Yeah I picked a team on the day and didn't think it through as much. I'd say I may as well hold the FT until next week then switch it up

                        3. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          Don't agree. I spent more but all mine got clean sheets. He just picked the wrong ones, from Chelsea for ex.
                          Doucoure a bad punt. The rest just unlucky - will do better next week.

                          1. tafrère
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            9 days, 16 hours ago

                            Still don't believe 5 defenders at +5.5 is a viable strategy in this game.

                          2. ZLNR
                            • 3 Years
                            9 days, 16 hours ago

                            Thanks for the reply.

                            Yeah Chelsea pick was not ideal

                      2. Dr. Rog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        the defence is not really heavier than anyone elses
                        the reason for the below par score is Auba over Sterling.

                        1. ZLNR
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          True. Culling sterling for KDB and more cash was a mistake.

                          Thanks for the reply

                      3. Swanremainsthesame
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Lots had sterling, almost all the elite64 did. So theres 20 points.
                        But its a marathon not a sprint.

                    15. Bruce Lee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      really interesting to see these young prospects come up and become the big fish in the league

                      remember young raheem at liverpool sneaking in gametime while SAS were rampant?

                      remember salah being a sub player at chelsea?

                      remember kane's sub appearance to win spurs the game (i think against villa)?

                      1. Hy liverpool
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Kane was the best

                      2. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Remember when Bale was a crap LB at Spurs and at one stage was never in a winning team after something like 20 games or summit stupid...

                    16. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      Has Jonty also binned FFS?

                      1. mad_beer ✅
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Joe is the new Jonty.

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        He just changed his name, no?

                    17. Vamos Los Celeste
                      • 6 Years
                      9 days, 16 hours ago

                      Button
                      TAA Robbo Stones Shaw
                      Martial (C) Salah Sterling
                      Wesley king Murray

                      Ryan Lundstram Moura Dendoncker

                      Lundstram ahead of any starter ?

                      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          Well you've spent so much on your defence at this rate that you have no other choice but to play all 4 of them until your next wildcard, not matter what their fixture is... Not exactly a good thing.

                          Martial captain seems like a joke? Do you mean Salah captain?

                          Your midfield is good nonetheless, but Salah/Sterling combo, along with this expensive defence is going to cost you up front.

                          Your strikers, to be quiet frank, suck... And that's what is going to win you seasons IMHO. I think you should start Lundstram over Wesley/Murray (I'd give King a chance).

                          1. Vamos Los Celeste
                            • 6 Years
                            9 days, 16 hours ago

                            Are u taking the piss ? Martial was my cap for gw2 before the draft , Liverpool def duo will be racking up points soon , City is a 20 Cs per season team , united wont be far too.
                            2 strikers even if they suck in your opinion can match kane and fodders , salah and sterling are essential no doubt abt that.

                      2. Dr Van Nostrand
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Erm the article missed Pulisic one of the biggest buys

                        1. I Member
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          He was signed in January.

                          1. Dr Van Nostrand
                            • 3 Years
                            9 days, 16 hours ago

                            Fair do's cheeky tho as was loaned back.

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              9 days, 16 hours ago

                              Forgot Man U's sales though.

                      3. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 16 hours ago

                        Has Joe also binned FFS?

                      4. BattleOfDeBruyne
                          9 days, 16 hours ago

                          Can someone explain to me the justification of choosing Robbo/TAA over VVD? For £0.5m extra it really doesn't compute with me, you could do a lot more. For instance Coleman over Digne is better use, but even that's still not worth £0.5m IMHO, I think there's even better use. Could be the difference between Wilson and Rashford, etc.

                          1. mad_beer ✅
                            • 4 Years
                            9 days, 16 hours ago

                            I'm pretty sure they thought that they would outscore the other one and that's why they picked them.

                            1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                                9 days, 16 hours ago

                                Of course, that's the aim of the game. But are people that out-of-touch with reality that they think the gap between a 2 defenders on the exact same team is going to be bigger than the gap between those players I already mentioned?

                                1. Markus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  9 days, 16 hours ago

                                  For 0.5m you're looking at 0.25ppw or 9 points over the season so yeah the expectation would be that Digne would get that many more points and that some cheapies would become available to enable striker upgrades (there will likely be better value strikere than Wilson so jota/Kane to Rashford and the equivalent value differences would seem a fairer comparison, and I think jota+36 vs Rashford is not such an easy calculation

                            2. Dacra
                              • 5 Years
                              9 days, 16 hours ago

                              TAA should have got a second assist if not for Firmino screw up, almost scored a free kick and takes corners.

                              I have VVD and TAA..

                              1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                                  9 days, 16 hours ago

                                  That's fine, I would choose TAA over Robbo anyway, even though he saved my season last year.

                                  The point being, if you're going for 2 LP defenders, why would you not have VVD?

                                  1. COK3Y5MURF
                                    • 3 Years
                                    9 days, 16 hours ago

                                    TAA and Robbo both get more attacking returns than VVD and hence cost 0.5 more. What's hard to understand here?

                                • fantasyfog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  9 days, 16 hours ago

                                  me too. sound

                              2. Turambar
                                • 2 Years
                                9 days, 16 hours ago

                                Why would choosing Rashford over Wilson be obviosuly good, the latter scored 40 pts more than the former last season.

                                Does the statistics say that difference in points per million is larger for strikers/mids than for defenders? Doesn't seem that way to me.

                              3. claretparrot
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                9 days, 16 hours ago

                                Wilson outscored Rashford last season. Your last sentence only makes any sense at all with the benefit of one week's worth of hindsight

                              4. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                9 days, 16 hours ago

                                They probably thought Robertson or TAA would do better in terms of their individual goals, assists and BPS prospects than VVD.

                              5. Nailed Jesus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                9 days, 16 hours ago

                                Robbo/TAA have higher strike rate (an assist in every 3 matches) for the impatient managers. VVD could blank 10 matches then score a brace, blank 5 more matches, then score two matches in a row..and so on...

                              6. Respect My Authoritah
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                9 days, 16 hours ago

                                I'd take the H out of that acronym buddy