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The FPL line-up lessons we learned from Gameweek 2

We again take a look back at the Premier League line-ups from the weekend just gone, analysing the systems and personnel used by the 20 top-flight clubs in Gameweek 2.

Arsenal v Burnley

Having not started any of his summer signings in Gameweek 1, Unai Emery brought in David Luiz and Dani Ceballos into his starting XI for the visit of Burnley. 

Luiz took the place of Calum Chambers at centre-back, while Ceballos effectively replaced the injured Granit Xhaka.

Starting as a number ten, Ceballos interchanged with Joe Willock throughout the game, with Emery saying afterwards:

With him, it’s for us to use his qualities in the best position in our team with our ideas. I spoke with him – before coming here – to play like an eight and a 10. Today he started like a 10, but a lot of times he was changing with Willock into the eight position, where he can feel better on the pitch.

Emery kept faith with a 4-2-3-1 and the only other change to the starting XI saw Alexandre Lacazette return up front, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan making way and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moving to the right flank.

The half-time introduction of Nicolas Pepe for Reiss Nelson saw Aubameyang switch to the left to accommodate Pepe on the opposite wing.

The Burnley team news was much more straightforward, with Sean Dyche unsurprisingly naming the same starting XI that defeated Southampton on the opening weekend.

Charlie Taylor was on the bench for the first time this season, while Jay Rodriguez replaced Chris Wood for the final half an hour.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Sokratis, Monreal; Ceballos (Torreira 83′), Guendouzi; Nelson (Pepe 45′), Willock, Aubameyang; Lacazette (Kolasinac 71′)

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson (Lennon 72′), Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood (Rodriguez 61′), Barnes.

Aston Villa v Bournemouth

Dean Smith made just the one change from the defeat to Spurs, with Douglas Luiz replacing Conor Hourihane at the base of the midfield.

Villa were again in a 4-1-4-1 (or 4-3-3), with Jack Grealish and John McGinn getting well forward to support the front three.

Jota replaced Anwar El Ghazi late on, with Trezeguet switching flanks.

Eddie Howe ditched the wing-back system and went back to a tried-and-tested 4-4-2, with Chris Mepham the surplus centre-back to make way.

Harry Wilson came in on the opposite flank to Ryan Fraser, with Charlie Daniels replacing Diego Rico at left-back.

Aston Villa XI (4-1-4-1): Heaton; Elmohamady, Engels, Mings, Taylor; Douglas Luiz; Trezeguet (Davis 87′), McGinn, Grealish, El Ghazi (Jota 75′); Wesley.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels; H. Wilson (Solanke 76′), Billing (Surman 46′), Lerma, Fraser; C. Wilson, King.

Brighton and Hove Albion v West Ham United

Brighton were again in the 3-4-3 formation that Graham Potter rolled out in Gameweek 1, with new signing Leandro Trossard coming in for Jurgen Locadia on the left flank.

New signings Neal Maupay and Aaron Mooy had to make do with substitute appearances, with Maupay replacing Pascal Gross on the right midway through the second half.

Manuel Pellegrini made five changes to the side that were beaten by Manchester City, the most surprising of which saw Angelo Ogbonna replace Fabian Balbuena at the heart of the defence.

Arthur Masuaku came in for Aaron Cresswell at left-back, while injured pair Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller were replaced by Robert Snodgrass and Javier Hernandez.

New signing Pablo Fornals made his first start, with Michail Antonio dropping out.

There was much rejigging of tactics from the Chilean during the game, with Snodgrass starting on the right and Fornals drifting in from the left.

The unimpressive Jack Wilshere, playing in between Declan Rice and the front four, was hooked at half-time, with Michail Antonio replacing him.

That change saw Antonio support Hernandez up top in what resembled a 4-4-2, with Fornals switching over to the right, Lanzini move to the left and Snodgrass pushed infield.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy; March, D Stephens, Pröpper, Montoya; Trossard (Mooy 85′), Murray (Andone 74′), Groß (Maupay 67′).

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Wilshere (Antonio 45′); Fornals (Yarmolenko 77′), Lanzini, Snodgrass; Chicharito (Sánchez 83′).

Everton v Watford

Marco Silva’s only change was an enforced one, with Jean-Philippe Gbamin making his first start in place of the suspended Morgan Schneiderlin

Andre Gomes passed a fitness test to start alongside Gbamin in central midfield, with the Toffees again in a 4-2-3-1.

An injury to Lucas Digne saw Mason Holgate brought on at right-back and Seamus Coleman switch flanks to fill in for the departed Frenchman.

Javi Gracia also only made one change from the side that lost at home to Brighton, with Roberto Pereyra coming in for Andre Gray.

Pereyra was in his usual left-wing position as Gerard Deulofeu, who had occupied that role in the first half against the Seagulls, returned up front alongside Troy Deeney.

Danny Welbeck was thrown on midway through the second half for his first minutes in a Watford shirt.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne (Holgate 73); Gomes, Gbamin; Richarlison (Walcott 63′), Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin (Kean 72′).

Watford XI (4-4-2): Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Pereyra, Doucoure, Capoue (Gray 83′), Hughes (Welbeck 67′); Deulofeu (Cleverley 78′), Deeney.

Norwich City v Newcastle United

Daniel Farke’s only change saw Moritz Leitner step in for Kenny McLean in central midfield, with the Scotsman only fit enough for a place on the bench after being a major doubt for this clash with Newcastle.

Todd Cantwell kept his place on the left flank with Onel Hernandez having been ruled out for three months with a knee injury.

Steve Bruce kept the 3-5-2 shape that he used against Arsenal in Gameweek 1 but made two changes to his starting XI, with Emil Krafth replacing Javier Manquillo at right wing-back and Ki Sung-yueng ousting Sean Longstaff in central midfield.

Allan Saint-Maximin missed out with a hamstring problem.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis (Byram 90′), Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; Leitner, Trybull (Tettey 87′); Cantwell, Stiepermann (Vrancic 84′), Buendía; Pukki.

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Dúbravka; Dummett, Lascelles, Schär; Ritchie, Ki (S Longstaff 74′), Shelvey, Hayden, Krafth; Joelinton (Muto 67′), Almirón.

Southampton v Liverpool

The exertions of the Super Cup evidently had a bearing on Jurgen Klopp’s team selection at Southampton, with Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Joe Gomez all dropping out after 120-minute run-outs in Istanbul.

Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold – who all started on the bench in that midweek match – returned to the starting XI.

Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were all in the starting line-up for the first time this season, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first league start since April 2018.

Ralph Hasenhuttl dropped a forward – namely Danny Ings – and brought in an extra central midfielder in the form of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as he switched from a 3-4-3 to a 3-5-2 in a bid to stifle their visitors; Hasenhuttl had used this system against the Reds at the back-end of 2018/19.

Maya Yoshida replaced Jack Stephens as the middle centre-half, meanwhile.

With the Saints trailing 1-0 midway through the second half, Oriel Romeu was sacrificed and Ings was thrown on up front as Hasenhuttl briefly reverted to his Gameweek 1 shape.

Summer signing Moussa Djenepo saw his first Premier League minutes as a late substitute.

Southampton XI (3-5-2): Gunn; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Ward-Prowse, Romeu (Ings 64′), Hojbjerg, Bertrand (Djenepo 77′); Adams (Armstrong 68′), Redmond.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain (Henderson 89′), Wijnaldum, Milner (Fabinho 74′); Salah (Origi 79′), Firmino, Mane.

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

Pep Guardiola made four changes to the side that beat West Ham 5-0 last time out, with Sergio Aguero replacing Gabriel Jesus up top and Bernardo Silva – rested in Gameweek 1 as a precaution – ousting Riyad Mahrez on the right flank.

Nicolas Otamendi filled in for the injured John Stones at centre-half, with Ilkay Gundogan preferred to David Silva in central midfield.

City were in their usual 4-3-3, with all of Guardiola’s second-half changes like for like.

Mauricio Pochettino made only one alteration to his starting XI – Christian Eriksen in for Lucas Moura – but abandoned the diamond formation in favour of a more regimented 4-4-1-1.

Erik Lamela was the man tasked with supporting Harry Kane in attack, with Eriksen operating on the left flank and Moussa Sissoko on the right.

The introduction of Lucas for Harry Winks saw the Brazilian lead the line alongside Kane and Lamela move to the right wing.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri (D. Silva 78), De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva (Mahrez 80′), Aguero (Gabriel Jesus 65′), Sterling.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-4-1-1): Lloris; Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Sissoko, Winks (Lucas Moura 56′), Ndombele, Eriksen (Skipp 90); Lamela (Lo Celso 85); Kane.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace

There were no surprises with the line-ups at Bramall Lane, with Chris Wilder sending the same 11 players out in the 3-5-2 system he used at Bournemouth.

In-game injuries to John Fleck and Callum Robinson saw Luke Freeman and Oli McBurnie replace them directly as the Blades kept their shape.

Roy Hodgson’s one alteration to his starting XI saw ‘out of position’ midfielder Wilfried Zaha come in for Andre Ayew up front, while Jeffrey Schlupp made his comeback from injury when replacing Max Meyer on the left midway through the second half.

Palace were again in a 4-4-2.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Norwood, Fleck (Freeman 29′), Lundstram, Stevens; McGoldrick (Jagielka 89′), Robinson (McBurnie 56′).

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Dann, Kelly, van Aanholt; Townsend (McCarthy 70), McArthur (Wickham 82′), Milivojevic, Meyer (Schlupp 65′); Zaha, Benteke.

Chelsea v Leicester City

The Chelsea starting XI showed only one change from the side that took on Liverpool in midweek, with Mason Mount replacing Mateo Kovacic in midfield.

Pedro and Christian Pulisic flanked Olivier Giroud in the Blues’ attack, with Mount starting the match as a ‘number ten’ in a 4-2-3-1 but gravitating towards the left of midfield as Chelsea occasionally resembled a 4-3-3.

Ben Chilwell missed out with a hip injury, with his place at left-back being taken by Christian Fuchs.

That was Brendan Rodgers’ only change to the side that drew 0-0 with Wolves in Gameweek 1, so Ayoze Perez and James Maddison again supported Jamie Vardy in a 4-3-3.

Wilfred Ndidi was at the base of the midfield three, with Hamza Choudhury and especially Youri Tielemans more advanced.

Dennis Praet replaced Choudhury in the middle of the park in the final 20 minutes.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson; Jorginho (Kovacic 70′), Kante; Pedro, Mount, Pulisic (Willian 70′), Giroud (Abraham 61′).

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Choudhury (Praet 73′), Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez (Albrighton 79′), Maddison, Vardy.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

Having made nine changes for the second leg of Wolves’ Europa League tie against FC Pyunik, Nuno Espirito Santo reverted to the familiar-looking starting XI and 3-5-2 that drew 0-0 with Leicester.

Illness saw Matt Doherty replaced at wing-back by Adama Traore at half-time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s only change saw Daniel James replace Andreas Pereira on the right flank.

Anthony Martial again led the line, with Marcus Rashford stationed out wide on the left of a 4-2-3-1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty (Traoré 46′); D Jota (Neto 86′), Jiménez (Cutrone 90+1′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford (A Pereira 89′), Lingard (Mata 80′), D James (Greenwood 89′); Martial.


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. UpAndAway
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    On WC and am having second thoughts on keeping Jota. Anyone ditching?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Just don't fancy wolves yet. That Europa League will catch up sooner or later. Always does.

    2. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Ditched him. Not feeling anything more than a slight worry.

    3. n14mul
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Ditch for who? Looking for a 6.5m striker my self. I was in between king and Jota, any other viable options?

      1. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Ings on pens.

      2. UpAndAway
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Barnes?

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Ditch for 4.5 and go 4-5-1

  2. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    On WC. Just a couple of not sure’s

    Ryan Button
    TAA Maguire Mina Lundo Kelly
    Salah Sterling Martial Ceballos McGinn
    Kane Pukki Greenwood

    Not sure on the following;

    A Maguire or AWB?
    B Salah McGinn Martial TAA or Mane KDB Cantwell VVD? (still playing 352)

    What do you think? Thanks.

    1. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      AWB-1st lot of players imo

  3. Rust Cohle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Robertson dropping like a stone. Happy to add him at 6.9.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Would be tempting. But could fall again next week if he blanks again.

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Not sure if he will drop before deadline though

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Think he'll survive thanks to the Friday deadline.

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Yep I’m thinking the same

    3. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I'' take him at 5.5

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I am 100% happy riding a vardy drop and bringing him in to offset value vs template in 2 weeks

  4. n14mul
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    There likely to be any price changes over night?

    1. SoapAFC
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Up : mane / rashford
      Down: wilson/ perez / siggy

  5. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    a) Perez & Wilson > Martial & Pukki
    b) Robertson & Wilson > Lundstrom & Kane
    c) TAA & Wilson > Lundstrom & Kane

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I'm contemplating A. But I have funds tied up in Aubameyang so very tempting to do something more extravagant

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      A

  6. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Who gets dropped, or is this team good to go?

    Ryan
    VVD, Coleman, Laporte, Lundstram, Montoya
    Sterling, Salah, Martial
    Pukki, Kane (c)

    Bench: McGinn, Cantwell, Greenwood

    1. gers23
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I'd start Mcginn over Lundtram.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        This

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Toss up between the last two defenders and McGinn

  7. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Sterling TC is actually tempting but I don’t have a big enough pair to do it.

    1. gers23
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Was considering TC Kane this week....

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I said this in preseason and got stick 😀

      Still not bold enough to do that though. With his high ownership and many Salah owners likely to opt for capping him as well, it's gonna be a rank boost but not THAT much of a rank boost... And that's if Bournemouth decides to attack in this game, even

    3. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Surely wait for a home game

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        He scored a hatrick in his last away game?

        1. Aztec Kamara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Yep sure, but statistically they rip through teams more often at home. Not saying it would fail, but personally I would go with a home game.

  8. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    On my WC, what combo do you prefer?

    A) Ederson Dunk Digne
    B) Pickford Emerson Zinchenko

    1. gers23
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      A by a long way imo

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        On what basis is it better?

        1. the vanisher
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Digne and Ederson the best picks from eve and mci respectively

        2. gers23
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Forgive my knowledge but could Zinchenko and Emerson not be back on the bench soon? The first three just make me feel better lol.

    2. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      A

    3. slamdunk
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      A

    4. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      A... Nailedness

  9. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    What's everybody's thought's on Calum Wilson ? Not worth the money? Think I'm keeping through having bigger fish to fry In my team.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I kinda wish I hadnt sold him. 5ppg is pretty good especially considering Bournemouth havent looked up to their usual attacking best.

      1. gers23
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        That's a fair point. I've not seen any of the Bournemouth games but know he's the main focal point.

    2. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Keeping and taking the price drop. A matter of time he starts banging them

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      keeping because my other transfers are more important and he's on 5PPM, a goal against City and he's looking pretty good, don't think that's particularly likely but you never know - he's also an easy swap to Jota or Kean/Batshuayi or whatever if I regret it

    4. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Wilson will tick away nicely. Whether he will provide significantly better value over 6-7m strikers I don't know

    5. n14mul
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Out for rash or martial

    6. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Hes been dour

  10. Heiro
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Evening all,
    Perez&Robertson- > De Bruyne& Lundstram

    Fraser&Robertson ->De Bruyne&Lundstram

    I have Van Dyk

    For a - 4?

    Got Robertson

  11. Crazygopher
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    A rob den
    B awb martial

    1. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      B

      1. Crazygopher
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Thank you

  12. slamdunk
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Any ideas where to spend 1.3 m?

    Pope
    AWB VVD Dunk Digne
    Salah Sterling KDB Martial
    Pukki Barnes

    Fod lundstram Cantwell Wickham

    Many thanks

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Cantwell to Ceballos?

      1. Crazygopher
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Good shout

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Save it or Cantwell to McGinn.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        or the above.

        1. slamdunk
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Maybe Cantwell to McGinn then and see if ceballos is nailed till the fixtures change?

      2. Double Treble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        McGinn better than Cantwell? I have fund too to upgrade

  13. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    A) Robbo, Fraser > Montoya, KDB
    B) Robbo, Wilson > Kelly, Kane. 2FTs

    1. Crazygopher
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      A

      1. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Cheers

    2. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Torres, what you reckon

  14. KDB4PREZ
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Any help would be great guys, first time player.
    Do I need to WC this lot?
    Pope
    Digne/AWB/TAA/Rico/Lundy
    Salah/KDB/Martial/Perez/Trossard
    Auba/Deulofeu/greenwood
    1 FT and 1mill itb any help would be great!
    Feels bad without sterling tbh and tross/deul wil have to go after GW4 with fixtures.
    Was gona do -8 TAA/Perez/Auba-Zinc/sterling/Pukki but other guys advised against this, any thought welcome please and thanks

    1. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Dont WC. Get sterling in place of auba with a -4 maximum if possible

      1. KDB4PREZ
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Can do it with a 6.3 striker 🙁
        Maybe chicarito if Haller is out but not in love with any 6 mill striker is only prob with this

  15. n14mul
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Who’s the more viable united opyion

    A. Rasford
    B. Martial?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Rashford I thinkkkk

      1. n14mul
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Started on rash then on martial and now not sure

    2. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Martial easily

    3. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Rashford if you have the funds. He'll definitely be worth the extra funds if he nails pens.

      1. n14mul
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Hence I went for rash originally.

        A. Rash & ceballos
        B. King/Jota & martial

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          A.

    4. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I’ve gone Rashford.

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      On Martial here due to being considerably cheaper and playing in no 9 role

    6. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Rashford potential penalty taker, but Martial a better value

      1. n14mul
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Exactly which side of the fence do I go

    7. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Both are great value for me...

  16. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Anyone convince me of a better max6.2 4th mid for the timebeing than McGinn?

    Good fixtures, attacking, nailed, saves 0.6m. Can (at least the first 3 points) that be said if anyone else in that bracket?

    Talk to me

    1. gers23
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Ceballos?

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Immediate fixtures are mad tough, and much more threat of rotation than McGinn.

        Also, played well v Burnley but assists could be said to be somewhat lucky

    2. n14mul
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      McGinn best at that mark or ceballos. Only worry with him is game time

    3. Saint & Reevesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Cantwell is another option. All those things you mention plus he’s only 4.6.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        That’s a good point. Brought in Pukki this week is the only thing, and not too fond of doubling up on Norwich especially with those fixtures. Definitely on my watchlist though!

        1. n14mul
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          With you on this

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          The hernandez injury makes him interesting. i just wont go double norwich either though..

    4. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Trossard

      1. n14mul
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Seen a lot love form this guy but admittedly do not know much about him

      2. It's 1879...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Trossard indeed. SOU mci BUR new next four - ride the city dud for probable returns in the other fixtures...

    5. Crazygopher
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Mount

  17. Little Frank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Wildcard dilemma:
    a. Son McGinn Rashford
    b. Martial Cantwell Kane

    b. is about 0.5 cheaper which would mean I could upgrade 5th defender from Kelly to a 4.5 if that helps.

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Long term I’d prefer A just about I think, but if WC right now I’d go B

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      B

    3. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      B

  18. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    If bringing in a Man Utd defender

    1) Wan-Bissaka
    2) Maguire

    1. gers23
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      1 imo

    2. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      1

    3. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      1 bonus magnet

    4. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Maguire.

    5. It's 1879...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Been deliberating this myself...
      - AWB bonus magnet
      - Maguire set piece threat
      - AWB more likely to rise in price
      - Maguire thus a slight differential (relative to AWB)...

      If you're conservative at FPL the AWB is your man. If you're a risk taker the Harry's your fella...

  19. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Robbo + king to Dunk + Rashford for free?

    1. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Yes

  20. Double Treble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Chelsea defence can clearly improve when Rudiger is back , right?

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Possibly, depends on Lamps' style

    2. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Yes, but still shaky

  21. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Who’s a better pick for the next 4/5 gameweeks:
    Martial or De Bruyne?

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      2.0 price difference is a factor. KDB in isolation

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      KDB the better player imo

    3. gers23
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Kdb imo

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      As said the almost 2 m difference a factor. I think KDB outscores Martial but you can use the extra 2 m to make this up and more

    5. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Manchester man.. Upss. In blue shirt

    6. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      You cant compare 9.5 and 7.5..

      Kane or firmino?
      Robbo or zouma?

      Kdb and im a hater, the question is what do you do with the other 2

  22. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Which combo would you go for?

    1) Lundstram, De Bruyne
    2) Wan-B, Martial

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      If your planning to play Lundstram regularly then I’d have to say 2

      1. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Ha ha - that is the problem with 1 🙂

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Kdb 1

  23. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Armed with 2FT

    A) Perez & Wilson > Martial & Pukki

    B) Pérez, Aubameyang & Wilson> KDB, Rashford & Pukki - 4

    C) Aubameyang, Wilson & Pérez > Kane, Pukki & Martial - 4 »

  24. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    What’s better than catching risers on WC?

    Getting players you want for 0.1 cheaper whilst avoiding the drop. Come on Siggy and Robbo, fall like trees!

  25. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Take the price drop on Perez?
    Just seems like a bad move transferring him out with better fixtures now....

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      His fixtures look decent on paper but he's struggling with the eye test

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Yeah I know but I’ve just the niggling feeling that people will regret it. He wasn’t always prolific at Newcastle either but ended up doing well in the long run.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I'm taking it. If he does well he'll get back to his original price.

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        True

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Rogers yanking him off worries me, lots of options and they need a tactical rethink

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          It’s been 2 games and he’s played 75 each game. They paid decent money for him. I doubt he will “drop” him....

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 hour ago

            Take a look at the few minutes before he was substituted last match. Someone else on here wrote about it also, rodgers looked displeased

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Struggling over the exact same thing. Just that he’s been awful these first two games.

      Is McGinn KDB(-4) now better than Perez Sigurdsson, at least short term?

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        I can’t see a hit being worth it. But what do I know

    4. wulfranian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Wait until press conferences and more news.

  26. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Why do people favour the likes of Mount/Trossard/Lanzini over McGinn?

    Just curious as to whether I’m missing something obvious and should be considering them more?

    For one surely none are as nailed as he is right?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I agree

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      I dont

      Maybe lanzini, but for even money

    3. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      More attacking players, nailed at 80%.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Are they more attacking? McGinn putting up numbers these first two weeks

    4. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      McGinn is reminiscent of Mooy last year. Little known about him. McGinn is less known than Mount fantasy wise. Plus Mount is playing no.10. People feel they know more about the other players choosing to ignore the Championship and Belgium league stats

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Mooy never had 5 shots in a match tbf

    5. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Players tend to do worse statistically in PL compared to Championship in newly promoted teams and Mcginn's stats even in Championship weren't great. As far as I'm aware his position hasn't changed either.

      Mount plays for Chelsea and everything we've seen so far shows that he is their first choice player behind the striker and has looked great so far.

      We don't know enough about Trossard and Brighton tactics under Potter yet but Trossard seemed to be by far their most dangerous player against West Ham and he was also great at Genk so he looks promising.

      I'd personally stay away from any West Ham assets for the time being so not a big fan of Lanzini.

  27. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Kane essential v Newcastle?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Prob best captaincy option. Not essential though

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      If you need to ask then no.

    3. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Hat trick incoming

    4. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      85% possibility he will score imo

    5. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      No. Likely 1 goal no baps. 6 points. No big deal.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        You see Newcastle defend? Thats the bigger issue for me.. spurs at home against that “ defense “

  28. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    which one?
    A)Robbo + king to Dunk + Rashford for free
    B) Robbo + Perez to zinchenko + Martial for free

  29. Heiro
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    Hi all,

    Perez&Robertson- > De Bruyne& Lundstram

    Fraser&Robertson ->De Bruyne&Lundstram

    I have VVD

    For a - 4?

    Trying to beat the price drop tonight.

    Thanks

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Fraser out

  30. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 hour ago

    On a wildcard. Which option do you prefer?

    A) Mount, Digne, Soy
    B) Mount, AWB, KWP
    C) Ceballos, AWB, Zinchenko
    D) Ceballos, Digne, KWP

    1. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      B if KWP keeps place if not A for me