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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

3,049 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Took a hit last night.
    Ryan
    TAA Digne AWB Boly Lundstram
    Sterling (C) Salah (V) KDB Martial
    Pukki
    Button King Hayden Greenwood
    GTG or WC?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Gtg

    2. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Good team

    3. SH
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      g2g

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Looks like a lot of wildcard teams already

  2. The Dance
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Have had loads of responses the other night with my team so massive thanks so much for that.

    Last pieces of the puzzle i reckon for WC, which option is best here chaps?

    A) Pieters + Cantwell + Kane
    B) Digne + 5.6 Mid + Rashford

    For reference, rest of team is:

    Pope
    AWB - Zinchenko - XXX
    Martial - Sterling - Mane - KDB - XXX
    XXX - Pukki
    ________________________________
    Button, Dunk, Lundstram, Wickham

    Don't mind doubling up in Burnley defence, only weakness is no Everton or Pool defence, but willing to ride that for time being.

    Cheers guys

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      B imo

      1. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers BK

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      pieters not nailed

      1. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Lowton a better shout then?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 28 days ago

          poss. not into soyuncu?

          1. The Dance
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            I am a fan of him for sure, but Leicesters fixtures....

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      B for me.

      1. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers mate

    4. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      A but would probably go for Laporte over Zinchenko and 4.5m over AWB
      Means less of a problem if Zinchenko gets rotated

      1. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Hmmm interesting, kinda really want AWB though, Laporte can wait i reckon. Will be a month or so before zinc gets rotated

        1. MTPockets
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Probably right. Just thinking in terms of having already wildcarded so avoiding awkward transfers

          1. The Dance
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Ahh yeah that's cool, by then FT's should take care of that problem anyway it's fine, can understand the forward thinking though. Reckon the Kane option really is better than option B?

            1. MTPockets
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              Just think (as you already have Martial) there'll be more weeks where Kane + one of Martial/Rashford haul vs. Martial + Rashford. Maybe the difficulty is which one to pick. But if you prefer B and more balanced pick that one.

              1. The Dance
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                Cool, cheers bud, defo something to decide before deadline 🙂

  3. Freaki
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Is Montoya a good differential option with his sub 1% pick rate and not too shabby points?

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        I'm shocked his ownership is still so low; I have him based on his more advanced position than Dunk, although Dunk has outscored him so far.

        1. Freaki
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Dunk Bap mag but Monty playing winger

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 28 days ago

          not really

      2. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        RMWCT

        Pope - McGovern
        AWB - Dunk - Soyuncu - Lundstram - Kelly
        Sterling - Mane - KDB - Martial - Mount
        Kane - Pukki - Wickham

        1. But to who Chris Kamara
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          No dunk or mount

        2. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I had the same team until I switched Mount and Dunk to Cantwell and Digne

          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Prefer this (mount owner)

          2. pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Think Everton will regress and concede a few.

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Like it aside from the defence but that can easily be solved down the line with FTs

        4. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I like it.

        5. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I see what you did there, but I prefer teams with a bit more at the back and, whisper it, think the 6.5 you have to spend on Kane would be better spent getting a 'pool, a city and an Everton defender.

        6. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I'd want Laporte or VVD for some of the inevitable clean sheets

        7. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I get the point regarding defense but can't get everyone.

          Just fancy Kane captain points more in the next few gws.

        8. FPLFreddo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          That is a really weak defense, its total abandonment of a strong area because of one week when the CS wasn't there.

          If its business as usual this week, you'll want to move money back there.

      3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to week three. It's still at the stage where I'm just really happy we have fpl back.

      4. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Really need this Moise Kean train to start. Been at the station enough now.

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Haller too

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          He’ll come good.

        3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Watching brief this week for me. Sussing out my Wilson replacement.

      5. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        1. Salah, Zinchenko, VVD
        2. Mane, Laporte, Trent

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          2

        2. The Dance
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          i like 2 but wuth VVD

        3. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
            10 months, 28 days ago

            2. (Trent could be in 1 too though couldn't he? I'm not sure which I prefer between TAA and VVD)

        4. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Just discovered FML FPL podcast.

          I’ve never wanted to punch two guys so badly 😆

          1. Woy of the Wovers
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Learn to punch better.

          2. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Not bad though

        5. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Anything worth a hit here? 0m itb

          Heaton -- Pope
          VVD TAA Digne Zincheko -- Rico
          Sterling KDB Martial Perez -- Dendocker
          King Kane (c) -- Wickham

          A: Gtg and hope that TAA / Digne / Perez play
          B: Perez >> Lanzini / Mount (-4)
          C: something else

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 28 days ago

            a

          2. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            A

          3. But to who Chris Kamara
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            B Lanzini but maybe Ceballos

        6. Whatever100
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Just been catching up on match of the day and watched the man united game v Chelsea and also Chelsea against Leicester amongst others.

          Thoughts were that Maddison creates a lot of chances and could be decent fantasy option. Also united very lucky to not concede against Chelsea so not entirely sure their defence is worth investment.

          Mason mount also quite attacking and can see Chelsea going on a bit of a run now and he could provide returns.

          Just played my WC and have both martial and rash but now thinking that is too much.

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 28 days ago

            utd xg conceded is very good

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              This. Were unlucky to concede against wolves. Outside of the two minutes where Jimenez header off a free kick hit the post and then the corner they scored on right after it they had no chances at all

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Mount looks great, so much energy pressing from the front, has played the full 90 twice already, set pieces and takes plenty of shots.

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              Yeah mount looks good although at times I feel he should have made a better pass or finished a chance. Think he’s worth a punt at only 6m

          3. No Professionals
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Yes 2 seems too much

        7. The Dance
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Hearing lots of skeptisism surrounding Zinchenko and the whole Mendy thing being back.

          But didn't Pepe literally say he'll be in training for a month before playing?
          Dunno where the doubt has come from with poor old Zinc.

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 28 days ago

            when cancelo signed he said he was ready to play accross back 4. still think zinch is fine till after ib

          2. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Ikr

          3. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Agree. Doubt mendy starts until another 6 or so weeks. More concerned about cancelo

          4. MTPockets
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Pep: "Cancelo can play on the left as well"

          5. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            People who dont own him trying to spread fear...

        8. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          A) Perez to Mount save1ft
          B) Dendoncker, King to Mount, 4.5

          Pope
          TAA VVD Digne KWP
          Salah Sterling KDB Perez
          King Jota

          Button Dendo Rico Greenwood

          Cheers

          1. Gazza2000
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            A

          2. Bigdshane
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 28 days ago

            IMO Perez to mount
            King to pukki

        9. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Best forward for next 6 regardless of price?

          RMT still favouring auba over kane.

          1. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Kane

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Kane for me - Auba was out on the wing with Laca back.

          3. No Professionals
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Kane for guaranteed minutes and penalties. And fixtures.

          4. Freaki
              10 months, 28 days ago

              Auba vs lfc
              Kane vs Newcastle
              Surely Kane for this gw then you change if you want to for gw4 and onwards but that is the north London derby soooo.....

            • MTPockets
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              Aguero

            • Belsunz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              Kane

            • how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              Thanks all. Seems overwhelmingly kane.

              I guess follow on question is whether he worth it over pukki and an extra premium mid....m

            • jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              RMT also has Sterling and Salah ahead of anyone for the GW3 armband.

          5. hoganzo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Pulled the trigger.
            Can already tell I'll be throwing my party hat in the bin when Pukki blanks for the next 5 gameweeks...
            At least bringing Martial in means I can watch United play and hope they perform!

            1. The Champ is here
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              You know you don't have to pick him right? I've gone for Haller

              1. hoganzo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                I know... but I've given into the hype. Scoutcast convinced me.

              2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                Lots of question marks around Haller and his final tools in West Hams best formation

                1. The Champ is here
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Final tools?
                  He is a quality player. True this west ham team still needs to gel but fixtures are awesome.

                  1. hoganzo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Contemplating Lanzini for those fixtures.

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 28 days ago

              pukki to barnes for gw5 easy enough

              1. hoganzo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                True.

          6. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
              10 months, 28 days ago

              A or B?

              A) TAA/VVD
              B) Any midfielder 7m or below

              1. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                A

              2. But to who Chris Kamara
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                Ceballos lanzini

                1. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Either of those, Mount, or Maddison. I still like the double threat of those assist and surely eventual clean sheets of TAA. HMMMMMMMMMMM.

                2. Coys96
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  A

                3. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  taa not close

                4. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  A for me. I just don’t see any 7.0 midfielder giving anywhere near a 20-30X points multiple.

              3. Fernandito
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 28 days ago

                Cant decide...

                A. Robertson, Laporte, Salah, 6.5 striker ( Jota, deulofeu, king, ings)
                B. Montoya, Zinchenko Mane, Kane

                1. Freaki
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    b

                2. Jurgen Flopp
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  A. Kane and Cantwell
                  B. Son and Barnes

                  On WC. Which one peeps?

                  1. Coys96
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    A

                  2. thepeen555
                    • 3 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    B

                  3. Bigdshane
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    B

                3. pundit of punts
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Pick one -

                  A. Zinchenko
                  B. Alderweireld
                  C. Coleman
                  D. Emerson
                  E. Mina

                  1. Jurgen Flopp
                    • 6 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    A but of he gets dropped then switch to Emerson

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 months, 28 days ago

                      basically this

                  2. Coys96
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    A

                  3. Thunder Warrior
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Zinchenko

                4. Thunder Warrior
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Mane, Zinchenko and Patricio
                  or
                  Salah, Boly and Adrian/Ryan

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    b

                  2. Coys96
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    1

                5. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Transfers made- no hit taken in the end despite trying to find way to get KDB. Team good enough to go? Hoping Digne plays and Moura gets start or comes on after 60 minutes !

                  Pope
                  TAA Van Dijk Digne
                  Sterling (c) Salah Martial Moura Trossard
                  Pukki Jota

                  McGovern Diop Greenwood Rico

                  1. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Sorry, why couldn’t you find a way to get KDB in?

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      10 months, 28 days ago

                      Would need 2 more transfers and -8

                      1. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        10 months, 28 days ago

                        Understood. Sorry. You’ll be fine. Good luck.

                6. Coys96
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  In a WC:

                  1. Zinchenko (no City defence)
                  2. AWB

                  1. brianutd-why always we? 20
                    • 8 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    2

                  2. Bigdshane
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    1

                7. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Just saw Moise Kean‘s 20 minute runout versus WAT on replay - he looks the deal. Straight to the top of my watch list.

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    On my watch list as well.

                  2. thepeen555
                    • 3 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Yep now only 6.9. He just needs to start from now on

                8. SHOOTER MCGINN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Haven't heard much template talk around here lately, which is nice. Seems to be lots of options so hopefully it'll mix up the rankings some more next week.

                9. Arctic_Orangutans
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Digne trained today, looks promising!

                10. danlynch13
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  A) TTA + Coleman
                  B) VVD + Digne

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    B

                    1. Arctic_Orangutans
                      • 4 Years
                      10 months, 28 days ago

                      B by a mile

                  2. Belsunz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    B

                11. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  On -4 after Fraser,Barkley,Wilson > KDB,Cantwell,Pukki.
                  Giving me
                  Pope
                  TAA,Digne,Zinchenko,KWP
                  Salah,Sterling(c),KDB,Perez
                  Pukki,Jota

                  Heaton,Lundstrum,Cantwell,Greenwood
                  Gtg?

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    wilson > pukki isnt worth -4 and youve missed price rises anyway

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 months, 28 days ago

                      oh it enables kdb? then its ok

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        10 months, 28 days ago

                        You wouldn’t WC that team?

                    2. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      10 months, 28 days ago

                      No I haven’t. Made them Sunday.
                      Maybe but my main aim was to fund KDB.

                  2. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Gtg, nice team.

                12. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Without a 6.5+ defender and with Barnes + Pukki + 4.5GK, this is possible:

                  Salah, Sterling, Mane, Martial, 5.5 - 6.0 or Cantwell with a more expensive defender in a 4-4-2

                  I'm currently on 9.5 mid + TAA instead of Mane + 4.5 D + 0.5 ITB, but the grass sure looks greener...

                13. rozzo
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Would you rather have

                  A) Laporte and KDB +0.5
                  B) AWB and Kane

                  1. ...al
                    • 11 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    A

                  2. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    A

                14. TaiwanHC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  ‪@FPLStatus Any chance De Bruyne will rise in price tonight?‬

                15. timawflowers
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Is pukki and siggy out for rashford and ndombele crazy for an 8pt hit?

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    wh...what

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Sending the men in white coats round now

                  3. thepeen555
                    • 3 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Crazy fool lol

                    1. timawflowers
                      • 2 Years
                      10 months, 28 days ago

                      My reasoning is that I'm worried about the damage rashford will do to Palace. Have martial already but recon rashford will do well

                      1. No Professionals
                        • 2 Years
                        10 months, 28 days ago

                        I'd only be slightly less insane if you planned to captain rashford.

                        Still insane mind

                      2. thepeen555
                        • 3 Years
                        10 months, 28 days ago

                        1 is enough I think bud

                  4. The Dance
                    • 8 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    N.O.P.E.

                  5. Iceball
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Pukki out?

                  6. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Excuse me?

                  7. AnyLaporteinastorm
                    • 10 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    100%

                  8. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    Log out from FPL man ...

                    1. timawflowers
                      • 2 Years
                      10 months, 28 days ago

                      Lol

                  9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    10 months, 28 days ago

                    What is this I am unable to can’t

                    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 months, 28 days ago

                      I've finally understood the "sorry for first comment" posts