Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 2

The weekly precursor to the Scout Picks article returns ahead of Gameweek 2.

In this piece, our four regular panelists – editorial staff Paul, David, Geoff and Neale – each submit an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets (with the focus on the coming Gameweek) and elaborate on their notable inclusions/omissions.

The 72 nominations listed below will then be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) ahead of the Gameweek 2 deadline at 11:30 BST on Saturday morning.

As we discussed last week, we are making some slight tweaks to the way we do Scout Squad and Scout Picks this season.

We have placed stricter regulations on our panelists to make the Scout Squad less about simply cherry-picking the best premium options.

There are requirements for at least one £4.5m goalkeeper, at least one £4.5m or cheaper defender, at least one midfielder priced £6.0m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower.

As was the case last year, each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team.

We will also be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks this season, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKDean HendersonAdrianAdrianAdrian
 Jordan Pickford

Mathew Ryan

Jordan PickfordTom Heaton
 Nick PopeTom HeatonMathew RyanBernd Leno
DFLucas DigneTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Trent Alexander-ArnoldLucas DigneLucas Digne

Lucas Digne

 John LundstramAinsley Maitland-NilesOleksandr ZinchenkoAinsley Maitland-Niles
 Oleksandr ZinchenkoMartin MontoyaCallum ChambersJohn Lundstram
 Emerson PalmieriWilly BolyMartin MontoyaTyrone Mings
MFMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
 Raheem SterlingRaheem SterlingRaheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
 Gylfi SigurdssonGylfi SigurdssonAnthony MartialGylfi Sigurdsson
 Emi BuendiaWilfried ZahaJohn McGinnAnthony Martial
 Ryan FraserTrezeguetEmi BuendiaJohn McGinn
FWRoberto FirminoJamie VardyPierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
 Callum WilsonPierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Jamie VardySebastien Haller
 Jamie VardyTeemu PukkiCallum WilsonCallum Wilson
 Diogo JotaCallum WilsonTeemu PukkiJamie Vardy
 Teemu PukkiDiogo JotaDiogo JotaTeemu Pukki

Most popular picks: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Lucas Digne, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson, Teemu Pukki, Jamie Vardy (four), Adrian, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Diogo Jota (three)

David said…

As per usual, there are some obvious candidates for inclusion in the Scout Squad which don’t require too much attention.

At this point, Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling are auto-picks in anyone’s selection, while Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s creativity against Norwich should stand him in good stead at Southampton.

Furthermore, Watford’s dreadful performance against Brighton, and their susceptibility to set pieces last season, should make life very easy for Lucas Digne and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Let’s discuss some of the less obvious ones then.

Crystal Palace offered very little against Everton in Gameweek 1 until the talismanic Wilfried Zaha took to the field, and given how tough Sheffield United were to break down at Bournemouth, I’m backing the Blades’ defence.

Dean Henderson is my top goalkeeper choice given his potential and price, while John Lundstram, my favourite £4.0m defender, was joint-top for big chances created in Gameweek 1.

Meanwhile, only Sterling had more shots on target than Emerson Palmieri on the opening weekend of Premier League action.

I fancy Norwich to get their top-flight campaign up and running against Newcastle with the help of Emi Buendía, who played three key passes at Anfield on Friday, and Teemu Pukki who netted on Merseyside.

Faced with a more open game at Aston Villa, I’m backing the Bournemouth attack to reward patience shown in them by Fantasy managers, and the same goes for Diogo Jota and Jamie Vardy.

Both players face top-six opposition in Gameweek 2, but Wolves and Leicester typically raise their game for these sorts of matches.

Finally, I’ve chosen Roberto Firmino as my top forward for Gameweek 2 as Liverpool head to St Mary’s for a meeting with a leaky Southampton defence.

In Gameweek 1, Firmino had double the number of the shots in the box as Salah.

Neale said…

Glancing through the Gameweek 2 fixtures, I can’t see too many clean sheets that I’d be 100% confident about.

Even my top two defensive picks, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Lucas Digne, I’m uncertain of from a shut-out perspective: Liverpool are without the injured Alisson and conceded plenty of chances to Norwich, while Everton could be down a couple of central midfielders and are facing a wounded Watford side up against their old boss.

It’s partly for that reason that I’m not spending too much on my three goalkeepers, although Adrian is not your typical budget shotstopper: even if Liverpool are further weakened as a result of his inclusion, a route into the Reds’ backline for £4.5m is too good to turn down.

Brighton’s 3-0 victory over Watford flattered them somewhat and I expect them to get more of a test against a West Ham side that impressed going forward in pre-season.

Martin Montoya‘s advanced role as a wing-back in a 3-4-3 is appealing, though, and indeed George Baldock was the only sub-£5.0m defender to rack up more final-third touches than the Brighton man in Gameweek 1. None of his teammates were more involved in that zone of the pitch, either.

I’m going against the market trend and backing against a Manchester United attack that blew Chelsea away at Old Trafford.

While I’m personally interested in Anthony Martial in the medium-term, Wolves are a different proposition to a Chelsea side in transition and were one of the stand-out performers from a defensive perspective last weekend.

Continuing on their impressive defensive statistics from 2018/19, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side allowed only one big chance against Leicester City – and even that wasn’t a shot (Jamie Vardy’s airkick).

Willy Boly was a colossus at the back and he would have had an assist, too, had Leander Dendoncker’s goal not been chalked off after VAR intervention.

While some are backing Sheffield United’s backline this weekend – and the Blades did undeniably well against Bournemouth – Crystal Palace are a different proposition on their travels.

Last season, the Eagles had the sixth-best away record in the top flight and only Manchester City, Liverpool and Spurs scored more on the road.

Wilfried Zaha was particularly effective away from home (nine goals, five assists) and, although he clearly wanted a move away from Selhurst Park this summer, made an impact upon his introduction against Everton, racking up eight penalty box touches in just 25 minutes.

Chris Wilder may opt to show more ambition on home soil (i.e. naming a 3-4-1-2 instead of a 3-5-2), which could play to Palace’s counter-attacking strengths.

Aston Villa conceded the highest number of shots last weekend while Bournemouth are chronically bad at the back (60+ goals conceded in each of the last four campaigns), so I’m backing goals at Villa Park – particularly if Dean Smith decides to reinstate the more attack-minded two of his four full-backs.

Trezeguet caught my eye in the Spurs defeat, although I’m aware he’s both a rough diamond and a possible rotation risk so I’d be happy enough to ‘follow the points’ with John McGinn for the same price.

I’m backing two forwards who blanked at the King Power to bounce back this weekend.

Jamie Vardy ought to get more joy out of Chelsea’s high backline than he did against Wolves, while Diogo Jota was a real threat in that stalemate at Leicester – even if his shooting boots had been misplaced.

Paul said…

The injury to Alisson allows us to free up budget by opting for Adrian, should we choose to double-up on the Liverpool defence away to Southampton.

Norwich’s attack caught the eye at Anfield, with Emiliano Buendia supplying the assist for Teemu Pukki’s consolation. 

While the Finn’s effort has earned him 112,000 new owners, Buendia remains ignored at just 0.7% ownership for a home encounter with Newcastle.

The Argentine will again be a big influence this weekend – he created 91 chances last season, at an average of 31.4 minutes per key pass.

Put into perspective, that frequency was surpassed by just three FPL midfielders with 1,000+ minutes.

Owned by 4.4%, John McGinn remains a differential for Villa’s home clash with Bournemouth.

The Scot’s effort at Spurs has persuaded a hefty 112,000 to bring him in, yet it is his home form that is arguably more encouraging.

All seven of McGinn’s assists last season were produced at Villa Park.

Conversely, it’s the away records of Callum Wilson and Jamie Vardy that could bring in returns this weekend.

Wilson scored nine of his 14 goals on the road in the previous campaign.

Vardy, meanwhile, netted away from home on ten occasions – only Harry Kane (11) managed more.

Away to a Chelsea defence that just shipped four at Manchester United, the Leicester frontman could open his account for the season

Geoff said…

With Alisson out for Gameweek 2,  Adrian looks a nice option at £4.5m.  Tom Heaton kept Tottenham from scoring until late on Saturday and looks for his first clean sheet at home to Bournemouth, while I look to Bernd Leno for another clean sheet at home to Burnley.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is an easy choice with good attacking threat – this might be his best way of scoring points this week if Liverpool are slow to adjust to Alisson’s injury.

Lucas Digne is another attacking pick and is at home to Watford, though I wonder if there will be a positive reaction after the Hornets’ heavy Gameweek 1 loss.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is included both for his clean sheet opportunity and assist potential. 

John Lundstram is a nice budget option and I’m backing him to get a second straight start in midfield, while Tyrone Mings was on for three bonus points until he lost the clean sheet late to Spurs in Gameweek 1. Heavily involved for Villa, I expect he will continue to be a strong source of bonus points when clean sheets are secured.

In midfield, Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling are automatic picks and Gylfi Sigurdsson gets my third midfield slot, hosting a Watford side that looked poor against Brighton.

Anthony Martial is unfortunate to drop to fourth, playing up front for Manchester United and priced at only £7.5m, and John McGinn is an interesting proposition after scoring a goal in his ‘difficult’ game against Spurs in Gameweek 1. His strong run of fixtures now begins with Bournemouth at home.

A strong Gameweek 1 captaincy candidate, I’m backing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score well at home after getting his first Premier League goal of the season at Newcastle.

While Callum Wilson will have opportunities against Villa, he drops to third in my forwards list behind Sébastian Haller. I was impressed with the West Ham forward in Gameweek 1 and can see him scoring against any opposition easier than Manchester City.

With Martial sneaking into my team above Marcus Rashford, I include Jamie Vardy and Teemu Pukki in my squad. Both should get chances against Chelsea and Newcastle respectively and both have the quality to finish those chances against suspect defences.

The Community Champion

Before most Gameweeks, we nominate a Fantasy manager to challenge our Scout Picks with a starting XI of their own.

The Community Champion who has the biggest lead over the Scouts during 2019/20 will win a £100 Amazon voucher (currently we can only offer Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com vouchers).

The Community Champion for Gameweek 2 will be announced in our Scout Picks article on Friday. Last week’s submission failed to reach us in time of the earlier-than-usual deadline.

The Scout Picks themselves scored 95 points, with Mohamed Salah as our nominated captain.


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. BKR
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I am planning to transfer out Glenn Murray, but I am not sure as I haven't watched their match.
    So I am looking for a well-informed suggestion. Thank you! 🙂

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Get rid I'd say.

    2. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Keep for GW2 then get rid.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      save transfer

    4. roflbeard
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Keep v West Ham. Save the transfer this week and make two moves next week. Murray will get goals this season but with the two new forwards coming off the bench and netting for Brighton last weekend it does pose the question of his nailed-on starting place in the long term.

      1. BKR
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks all... I don't have a proper sub to wait till next gw

  2. Monkey magic 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Can i get a RMT please? On wildcard (yeah yeah i know)

    Heaton
    VVD - Digne - AWB - Zinchenko
    Salah - Sterling - KDB
    Rashford - Pukki - Origi

    Pope - Dendoncker - Lundstram - Leitner
    0.0 itb

    Any changes needed, Origi gonna get enough minutes and anything else you can think of?

    Could go Heaton + Origi > Adrian + Jota for example.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      i wouldnt pick origi to be honest.

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah cheers, wasn’t really sold on him tbh.

    2. Evil Genius
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Did you see the LIV V CHE game last night?

      Mané was awesome. He'll be replacing Origi in GW2.

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I know looked really sharp and against Norwich when he came on too, was trying to squeeze him in but would probably mean loosing KDB. Thoughts on the rest?

        1. Evil Genius
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Rest looks OK. Like Dr. Rog said below, KdB is a good shout, easy to downgrade if ever needed.

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      looks solid - like the 9.5 midfield slot its going to be a problem area for many teams and you will be ahead of the curve on that one

      origi is the glaring problem here, and there are no good 5.5 fwds imo.
      so either find a 5.5 mid (mcginn?) or a 5 defender (zouma/boly?) and you'll be set

    4. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Heaton to Adrian origi to someone who going to start

    5. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wildcard GW2 and putting Origi in? I wouldn't say that's the best thing to do at all.I think you should do your own suggestion

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks all will scrap Origi and go with Jota or maybe put the money in the defence, think the best options in that price bracket are there.

    6. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You’re basing your wildcard picks on one week of information. Origi terrible long term pick. Rashford could go quiet again. Pukki looked good but tough fixtures. I don’t think this seasons Wilson, Son and Fraser have emerged yet, which would be the basis to wildcard early.

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Foolishly went without Sterling first g/w and wanted to get him before price rise which required major surgery unfortunately so one weeks info is what i’ve got to work with.

    7. OFord
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Downgrade KDB and upgrade Origi IMO

      • Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Hindsight XI

        1. Monkey magic 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah is is a bit hindsight but still think some of those picks have good value.

    8. Hryszko
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Am I G2G for this GW?

      Pope

      Digne - VVD - TAA - Zinchenko

      Salah (c) - KDB - Perez

      Kane - King - Haller

      Subs: Button / Dendonker / Hayden / Kelly

      Was debating putting Heaton in for Pope (good fixtures for next few, and also putting the armband on Haller, stupid?)

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        gtg

      2. Steve Stiffler
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        solid cornholio

    9. TeddiPonza
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Play two out of:

      Lundstram (CP), Dendoncker (MU), Peréz (che), Tosshard (WHU)

      Thanks

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

        Perez Trossard

      2. Printing Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        PT

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Play PT LD Bench order

      4. SEYPULISIC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Perez & Trossard

    10. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Auba chaps who were planning on shipping to Kane GW3, or even just regular folk if you were in my position. GW3 see Auba travel to Anfield vs a very ropey looking defence. Would you be tempted to keep Auba even tho kane plays newcastle for an effective but albeit unconvincing spurs attack

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Depends how well he rewards my captaincy in him. Would be hard to lose after a hat-trick.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah this is a fair indicator cheers. Anything less than a brace he’s gone

        2. kovakanada
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          ^ this

          Have Auba and plan was (and still is) to switch to Kane GW3. Except...

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        i d switch to kane definitely

      3. milanista10
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I was always set on Kane to start GW1 and then shift to Auba for GW2, then either switch back to Kane (if no other pressing matter) for free or maybe WC if needed.
        So to answer your question, I'd rather get Kane for GW3 onwards.
        Good talking to you after our BB plans got postponed haha!

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Hmmm okay I am thinking about it. Would mean playing one of Almiron (tot) or o’connell (LEI) which is poor planning really but wouldn’t be the end of the world if it means a kane (C) haul. Keeping Auba probably wishful thinking for those fixtures

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          And lol I know. Turns out we were right after all I would have been 100+ if o went BB I really should have 🙁

      4. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Keeping Auba for the foreseeable future. Can score in any game.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Getting back on him GW6 for certain just don’t want to risk giving away a blank when I could just as easily have kane for NEW which I would captain him for over salah

      5. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        At the moment I'll be doing Auba -> Kane but if Wilson does well I could be tempted to get Son instead of Kane and go from there - Mane instead of Kane is also very much an option for me, I'll be doing a -4 whatever happens next week

    11. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      gtg guys, would like to save transfer

      ryan
      lundstram/vvd/laporte
      kdb/salah/maddison/siggy
      kane/king/jota

      button/dendon/targett/taylor

      thanks a lot 🙂

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        that good hey ? 🙂

      2. Schafsalat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I would save transfer, yes.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Thanks a lot

      3. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Like the team you’re GTG

    12. Big Steve
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      As a Barkley owner I am confused what to do!

      Could still be a bargain at 6m but also a big rotation risk!

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Hold for another week.

        1. Big Steve
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Had a nice rest last night right...

          Pulisic apparently was good? Will he play at the weekend which means Mount or Barkley dropped?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He played very well, as did Mount. hard to say but think we need a week's more information with Chelsea players. Surprised Jorginho took the penalty but was probably only cause Barkley had been on the pitch 30 seconds.

            1. Big Steve
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              He still scored in the shootout too so hopefully you are right!

      2. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        keep him

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

      So comes down to nailedon-ness I suppose:

      Trez; McGinn or who else. want to spend 5.5m

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        McGinn

      2. SEYPULISIC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        McGinn / Robinson

      3. Evil Genius
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Robinson also looked sharp. Could've scored too. You can't buy anything for that but he still impressed.

      4. milanista10
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I started with Robinson and feel no need to change.
        McGinn / Robinson are both good options at that price range.

      5. charliej66
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Robinson looks decent

      6. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If it comes down to how nailed they are, McGinn, he's one of the first names on the team sheet.

      7. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Even split. mcGinn may edge it over fixtures. cheers dudes

      8. ZakyJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I think Trezeguet will be a better option than McGinn in the longer term, maybe even this week.

        McGinn is box to box while trezeguet will be playing more like an inside forward

        (Villa Fan)

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

          Trez nailed then? Cool, I prefer cooler names in my teams

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No he's not nailed. Trezeguet, El Ghazi and Jota fighting it out for two spots in the eleven.

    14. Steve Stiffler
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who to start, Jota or Montoya? Thanks.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        jota by miles

        1. Steve Stiffler
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          sweet

      2. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Jota. Wolves play tonight in EL btw

    15. CantWell CanWell be my 4th …
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pulisic/Haller?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        to start or to buy ?

      2. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        both are decent picks imo...unproven but good fixtures

        50/50, I'd say Haller atm

      3. moz_1983
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Pulisic looked great last night and has looked sharp in preseason. Pulisic for me.

    16. The Truth Is...
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is Zinchenko a sure starter for 30 plus games?

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        no don't think so

      2. SEYPULISIC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If Mendy managed to stay unfit / out of form.

      3. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No

      4. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Less of a sure starter than Bernardo Silva

        And that’s saying something after week 1 haha

      5. COK3Y5MURF
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Why would you even think that long-term? He's a good pick even if he starts the next 5-6 games. You have transfers. Use them.

    17. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cmon Bilva survive your price drop until Saturday!

    18. milanista10
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Very much considering Kane to Auba (C) this week with no other pressing matters!
      What are the thoughts on this over here?

      1. Klein
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Good.. what about kane vs new on gw3?

    19. The Truth Is...
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who gets more clean sheets for the season....Man utd or chelsea?

      1. Evil Genius
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I think MUN will tighten up at some point. CHE are playing higher up the pitch so they're more vulnerable, for me.

      2. dylano21
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Manutd

    20. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pope
      Robbo - TAA - Digne - Montoya
      Salah(C) - Sterling(vc) - Martial - Lucas
      Wilson - Jota

      (button, rico, greenwood, dendock) - 0.00ITB

      Am I good to save a transfer here do you reckon chaps, or is there a good one you can see?

      1. Evil Genius
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Save it but set Dendo as first sub.

      2. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        save

    21. dylano21
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Start
      A. Jorginho ( lei H )
      B. Lundstram ( Cry H)

      1. Evil Genius
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        B

      3. roflbeard
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        B

    22. Santa Monica love
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      how many penalty area touches did maddisson make in gw1, anyone ?

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        quite a few

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          would be incorrect. Was thinking final third (lots)

      2. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        About £17.50 worth I'd say 😉

    23. Brimble82
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Just looked at my leagues using the 'Better FPL' Google add on - where it shows each team's value.
        Some of my competitors have had extra cash added to their squad value (I read on here about a glitch).
        One of them has an extra £3.0m in the bank!!!
        Any word on what's going on here or whether this cash remains, or will FPL resolve the glitch?

        1. Evil Genius
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I'd say play your own game and let the ML's take care of themselves.

          1. Brimble82
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Just curious.
              I'm happy to sit on my team this week. No interest in the knee-jerk transfer chat that's filling the chat on here this week.

          2. CL4PTRAP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            It's the money in the bank. Squad value includes money ITB for some reason. Surely an error to be fixed but teams all have same starting bank of 100mil. No extra money for rivals.

            1. Brimble82
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yeah, it's just whether that money in the bank can then be spent when they make a transfer that I was curious about.
                I read about it several days ago, and surprised it's not been resolved yet. (Or at least doesn't appear to be).

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Any such app for Firefox?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Marvellous, thank you.
                  Had it about 3 years ago with Chrome - moved to Firefox and forgot about it.

              1. Brimble82
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  It's pretty handy for a more detailed summary of mini-league's.
                  Plus shows forthcoming fixtures for each of your players or potential transfers.
                  It's by no means a 'fix all' but it's good to have some extra detail to hand within the main site.

                  NB; It can't properly show H2H league's (or at least can't in Chrome) - so you have to disable it to look at your standings in H2H

            3. limbu21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Will salah really play 90 minutes on saturday after playing 120 minutes yesterday?

              1. Evil Genius
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yes. Between 80-90.

              2. Annie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I think he'll start on the bench

              3. Slouch87
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Can't see him not starting. Nobody knows how many minutes he will play.

              4. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                It's the start of the season ffs

              5. dicky2014
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Dont bench, dont captain

                1. limbu21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Marking your words Dicky2014!

                2. Zlatanzo
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Oh really? Was planning on benching him damn

                3. Boris Bodega
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I guess he will start, and come off early if possible. The real question is will he be all that effective? Wasn't convinced by his performance last night.

                  1. Unliklinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Somebody asked a few days ago would anyone consider switching Salah for Mane. I said I would if he started to perform, despite generally negative comments. I'm sure all those who were so sure the other day are already thinking about it.

                    1. Zlatanzo
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Mane doesn't have a great away record

                        1. Boris Bodega
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Mané looks very goal hungry to me. Point to prove imo, wants that boot to himself this season.

                      • KujaliaFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I want to bring Mane in for Salah in GW3 so that I can upgrade Mkhytarian to Richarlison.

                    2. Bubz
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Southampton are terrible though

                    3. OFord
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Questioning if Salah will be effective, brilliant

                        1. Boris Bodega
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Sneer if you want, how come he didn't score last night against a team that let in four against United?

                          1. OFord
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              It’s one game, couldn’t really care less. I’d rather go on his track record of top points scorer for the past two seasons than 120 minutes of football.

                              1. Boris Bodega
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Good for you, assuming you're captaining him I hope he does well.

                      • Will Kane
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I just have a nasty feeling he might start on the bench. Divock deserves to play after GW1 and Mane and Bobby looked a bit fresher last night. Against a weakish team Klopp might think 2 of the 3 will be enough. I'm worried enough not to captain him.

                    4. Boris Bodega
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Ozil back in training at Arsenal. Could we be seeing the full front line of PAL in front of him this Saturday?

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        So excited to see this arsenal team

                      2. Slouch87
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Ceballos the one that interests me at an attractive price. Was well forward in his Newcastle cameo.

                        1. Boris Bodega
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Yes but no Ozil in that game. This is the big question, hopefully answered this Saturday.

                          1. Slouch87
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Not sure Ozil is a favourite of Emery .

                            1. Boris Bodega
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              This too.

                    5. TGNC
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Keep Pulisic this week or shift for Buendia?

                      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Keep

                      2. CL4PTRAP
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Looked good in last night's game. Keep

                      3. roflbeard
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I would hold. Already eyeing up Pulisic as my alternative to Martial. Looked great against Liverpool yesterday. Had the ball in the net too.

                    6. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Sterling captain locked in. Anyone else?

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        No. The armband is tentatively on him at the moment, but nothing gets locked in until Saturday.

                      2. Unliklinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Stop trying to spread your evil...

                      3. roflbeard
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        All for AlwaysCaptainSalah but.... lots of miles and limited recovery could be something to look at. Sterling destined to be locked into a 1-1/0-1 here imo.

                        1. Bubz
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          You think the game will end 1-1 or 0-1??

                          1. roflbeard
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            yeah, tight game.

                            1. Bubz
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              How are Spurs going to beat Man City 1-0 at the Etihad?!

                              1. roflbeard
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                1-0, 0-1, 1-1. Low scoring.

                                1. Bubz
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  I reckon City will probably smash them

                                  1. roflbeard
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Big chance of it. Disgusting how ruthless they can be. Interested to see how Rodri fairs if Spurs are at it.

                              2. roflbeard
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Tanguy.

                        2. Slouch87
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          You honestly think that it's a draw or away win ?

                          1. roflbeard
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            low scoring game for Sterling is what I'm saying. 1-0, 0-1, 1-1..

                      4. Zlatanzo
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Only coz Salah played 120 last night

                        • Bubz
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Certainly tempted

                        • avfc82
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Not for me. Can see City winning but not by a huge margin with Sissoko, Ndombele and Winks in front of the back four. Three of their four meetings last season finished 1-0 too.

                          1. Bubz
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Also a 4-3 though 😉

                            1. avfc82
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Yep true, but second leg knockout tie's have the ability to do that.

                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Yeah that game was unique for that reason, I'd be surprised if City score more than 2 tbh

                        • Dr. Rog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          3-0 city. there isn't a top 6 - its a top 2, another division of 4 after and then the rest,

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

                        Any changes needed chaps? Was considering Martial/Rashford/AWB in for -4 or Auba in for Kane but leaning towards saving FT.

                        Ryan
                        VVD, Robertson, Digne, Lundstram
                        Salah, Sterling, Perez, Robinson
                        Kane, King

                        (Button, Dendoncker, KWP, Greenwood)

                        Cheers

                        1. Zlatanzo
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            definitely save

                          • milanista10
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            We have 13/15 same players lol, only changes are TAA & Pope over Robertson & Ryan for me.
                            I am either saving or switching Kane to Auba (C) myself and currently leaning towards the change.

                          • Will Kane
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Save, gather more intelligence, make more informed moves next week

                        2. jayzico
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Is cellabos nailed? Steal at that value. Or stick with Mcginn

                          1. Zlatanzo
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              far from nailed. Mcginn for sure with nice fixtures

                            • Slouch87
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              I would wait a few games re Ceballos. Agree that he could be great value with certain starts.

                            • OFord
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Why's he a steal? Won't he be more likely to play #8 than #10?

                                1. avfc82
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Does that really matter, especially if he's part of a three man midfield?

                                  1. Random Name
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    He has 12 career goals across 7 seasons what makes you think he's a good fpl option

                                    1. Slouch87
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Could well be if played much further forward than he was elsewhere.

                                    2. OFord
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        This

                                      • avfc82
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        I didn't say he was a good FPL option, I said does it matter if he's played as an 8, rather than a 10.

                                    3. OFord
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Yes because I think people are overestimating how many attacking returns he’s going to get

                                  2. Random Name
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    "steal" hahaha

                                  3. Dr. Rog
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    is Xhaka a steal at the same price?
                                    same position.

                                    if he steps into Ozils role that's another matter. its a wait and see

                                    1. Slouch87
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Wouldn't go anywhere near Xhaka.

                                2. Netters2018
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Really haven't thought this through.... Please help what should I do.

                                    Pope
                                    VVD, Zinch, Kelly
                                    Salah, Sterling c) Fraser, Perez, Haydn
                                    King, Kane

                                    Bench : Gomez, KWP, Greenwood.

                                    I have to use my ft right?

                                    1. Boris Bodega
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      No you can save it - which is what I would recommend you do.

                                    2. The Wise Owl
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      If you had 2FT, then maybe you could use 1FT to avoid losing it, but in most cases it's best to keep as many transfers as you can for injuries or loss of form. Since it's GW2 this weekend, keep the FT for a better outlook on players that are performing or under performing. One single GW does not define the entire season.

                                  • teddypicker
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Anyone else Digne(C) ?

                                    1. Random Name
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      and you've played fpl for at least 9 years apparently...

                                      1. COK3Y5MURF
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        No, he created his account here 9 years ago. Worst case scenario, he hasn't used it or FPL since until today.

                                        1. Random Name
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          I was just cracking a little joke about captaining a defender despite that experience...

                                          I didn't ask for an entire analysis of his FPL usage

                                      2. teddypicker
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Genius veteran move

                                    2. Dr. Rog
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      havent drunk enough to go that far. ask me on Friday night

                                  • quayle99
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Ryan
                                    VVD - Trent - Dunk - Diop
                                    Salah(c) - Sterling - Perez - Anderson(!)
                                    Vardy - Jota

                                    Begovic - Neves - Holebas - Greenwood

                                    What to do with this?
                                    Anyone know if Anderson is out? Maybe swap to Zaha?

                                    Cheers!

                                    1. Pukki Party
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Zaha performs away from home, good option. Wait for presser on news

                                  • Pukki Party
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    What to do with KWP? Was a punt for me from the start, ManC next and then Foyth is back.

                                    A) Keep
                                    B) Montoya
                                    C) Other, who?

                                    1. Pukki Party
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      0 itb.

                                    2. The Wise Owl
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Keep and asses next GW. Just bench him.

                                      1. Pukki Party
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Thanks

                                    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Hold for one more week if possible. We might get better idea on Chelsea defense.

                                      1. Pukki Party
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Thanks

                                  • ElBuffalo20
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    When do most people use the free hit? Is there a best time to use?

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

                                      In a blank or double GW

                                    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      BGWs in last couple of years

                                    3. Dr. Rog
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      double gameweeks at the end of the season (will be wks30-36 ish)

                                    4. SADIO SANÉ
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Blank, double or GW38

                                  • Budweiser
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    DRAFT
                                    I have Pulisic already.. should I swap Barkley for Buendia?
                                    Or do you think Barkley is more valuable in the long run?

                                    1. The Wise Owl
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Some good fixtures for Chelsea coming up. I'd hold.

                                    2. Pukki Party
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      I'd swap