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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. The FPL Gods Must Be Crazy
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 37 mins ago

    Which one to bench?
    A. Montoya (SOU)
    B. Perez (shu)
    C. McGinn (EVE)

    1. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 34 mins ago

      A

    2. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 29 mins ago

      C

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 24 mins ago

      B

    4. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 18 mins ago

      C

    5. JS team
      27 days, 18 mins ago

      C

    6. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 17 mins ago

      C

    7. Lacabacca
      27 days, 11 mins ago

      Why is everyone saying C? I think he’ll get the most points out of those 3.

      1. Trossard or not Trossard
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        ^This. Based on form and fixture I'd say Perez to be fair. So B

  2. Jo72
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 37 mins ago

    A) Mount
    B) Ceballos

    1. In a Rush
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 36 mins ago

      B

    2. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 33 mins ago

      B all day. Don't get the Mount love whatsoever

    3. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 29 mins ago

      A and wait and see on Ceballos

    4. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 18 mins ago

      A

  3. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 36 mins ago

    1 FT, 2.5 ITB

    Pope
    VvD Digne Zinchenko Soyuncu
    Zaha* KdB Salah Sigurdsson
    Jimenez* Wilson*
    Heaton Diop Stephens Greenwood

    Who to transfer out first..
    Zaha, Jimenez or Wilson?

    1. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 35 mins ago

      All 3 😛

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 34 mins ago

      Zaha.

      Wilson has assisted two games straight. This is his MO. Picking up points even when he doesn't have a good game. He's great

    3. In a Rush
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 22 mins ago

      I’m in the all 3 camp on this one

  4. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 36 mins ago

    Is Ceballos a worthy pick?
    Or is there any strong reasoning for him to be benched/rotated frequently?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 34 mins ago

      possibly but it would be interesting to see where he plays when ozil is in the team (more likely in the easier games). He won't be playing as further forward as he was v burnley. Might still be good though

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 33 mins ago

        Cheap enough to have a go

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 32 mins ago

          He has the potential to be the best budget player in the game

          1. In a Rush
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 27 mins ago

            This is exactly what I’m thinking and why I’ve brought him in. It may not transpire but he’s definitely a good shout!

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 33 mins ago

      I'm benching him weeks 3, 4 and 7 but I'll play him most other weeks as long as he keeps starting.

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 14 mins ago

        I wouldn’t be benching vs spurs at home as an arsenal fan we’re notorious for putting quite a few past them lot at home

    3. In a Rush
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 32 mins ago

      It is a danger but I feel he could become favoured as an emery signing and do well.

    4. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 32 mins ago

      He probably will ultimately play as an 8/6 with Ozil about but Ozil is a bit of a Cowboy so Ceb could be ok

    5. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 29 mins ago

      At 5.5 with Donk and Lundstram on the bench, I think he’s definitely worth it.

      Best case scenario he plays as a 10 behind Arsenal’s front 3, worst case he gets rotated a lot but still plays a fair bit.

      Remember Ozil didn’t play regularly last season even when fit. Ozil could be used just for Europa League and cups or something. Never know.

    6. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 29 mins ago

      Ozil is shite and Emery knows it, hence why he got Ceballos

    7. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 27 mins ago

      Good responses there guys thanks very much, could well include him on my WC team yet 🙂

  5. Come on you Kante
    27 days, 34 mins ago

    Does anyone have Salah and Mane? Or is it best to choose one of them?

    1. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 32 mins ago

      You should choose one of them, Mane is the better choice for me

  6. An Púca
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 34 mins ago

    Is Maitland Niles going to hold that place in the Arsenal defence?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 33 mins ago

      Until Bellerin is back.

    2. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 33 mins ago

      Yes

    3. In a Rush
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 31 mins ago

      As long as bellerin is out

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 22 mins ago

        And then some

  7. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 33 mins ago

    Heaton
    Robbo/Zinc/Digne/Dunk
    Salah/Sterling/Perez/Mcginn
    Kane(c)/ Pukki

    Button/Dendo/Wickham/Rico

    1ft 1.4 itb

    GTG ? or ditch perez for martial ?

    1. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 32 mins ago

      Ditch Perez

    2. In a Rush
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 30 mins ago

      Make the move!

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 27 mins ago

      I'm keeping Perez but Perez to Martial for free is a no brainer.

    4. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 26 mins ago

      For free? All. Day long.

    5. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 mins ago

      Perez to Martial and that’s an improvement on an already great team

  8. Hart-ake
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 33 mins ago

    RMWCT

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Digne Zinchenko (Lund, Kelly)
    Salah Sterling KDB Martial Mount
    Pukki Adams (Greenwood)

    1. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 31 mins ago

      Your FW is weak

      1. Hart-ake
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 27 mins ago

        Yes the only one I'm unsure on is Adams really. Maybe worth a go though with Soton's changing fixtures.

        I could go McGinn or Ceballos instead of Mount and upgrade Adams.

        1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          27 days, 22 mins ago

          Che will get going. He has the tenacity and speed

        2. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 19 mins ago

          Che passed the eye test IMO. Will be a good asset if Soton can keep up with him.

          1. Hart-ake
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 8 mins ago

            Cheers guys!

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 13 mins ago

      Wow Adams and non starting forward and no Spurs and Kelly could lose his spot any time soon. No from me

      1. Hart-ake
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 5 mins ago

        The bench is not great, sure. But Kelly is only my 3rd sub anyway.

  9. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 33 mins ago

    I saw this somewhere.

    Those who know are about on 140 points.
    Casuals are just lucky enough to score more than that!

    Such a great quote for a good night!

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 32 mins ago

      What if we have like 120...

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 31 mins ago

        120 is better than 140....I believe!

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 29 mins ago

          Haha! That or I have managed awful captains... taa twice, ahem.

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 28 mins ago

            Get rid of the red glasses mate!

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 18 mins ago

      Anything under 148 means you're a casual. Anything above 148 means you're a lucky casual.

    3. Trossard or not Trossard
      27 days, 17 mins ago

      145 over here. A bit of planning, not much luck but not too much bad luck neither. With all these wildcards, I expect a drop though this GW Scary going in without Mané and/ or De Bruyne..

  10. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 33 mins ago

    Any hits needed on this lot or give it a week to address and suss out options for replacements? Assuming Digne is fine that is.

    Pope
    Van dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Digne
    Sterling, de Bruyne, Martial, Moura, Mount
    Wilson

    Heaton, Diop, Wickham, Greenwood
    0.4itb

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 23 mins ago

      Planning wc soon?

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Nope. Christmas

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 17 mins ago

      So you don't like Liverpool goals, only assists?

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Vvd gets the odd goal, and trent with a screamer once in a blue moon 😉

    3. Trossard or not Trossard
      27 days, 15 mins ago

      Most people trying to get rid of one of their double Liverpool defenders and there you are with three! That's bold! Genuinely hope it pays off for you.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks! Long term patience will hopefully pay off.

  11. Beavis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 32 mins ago

    If you had to do without 1 of these, to bolster the WC defence, which would it be?

    A: Mane
    B: Martial
    C: Kane

    Replacements could still be good options like Son, Mount or Rashford.

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 31 mins ago

      Kane. Son will do plenty.

    2. An Púca
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 31 mins ago

      B based on the eye test in his 2 games so far

    3. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 31 mins ago

      Mane. I expect you have Sterling and KdB

      1. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 28 mins ago

        Indeed. Liverpool are still scoring a lot of goals, Mane looking hot property and they usually thrash Arsenal.

    4. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 14 mins ago

      I’ve gone without Kane (and indeed spurs)

  12. An Púca
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 31 mins ago

    Mane or KdB?

    I an't have both if I have Kane. Leaning towards Mane

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 30 mins ago

      Rather those two to Kane.

      1. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 19 mins ago

        Just spitting ideas out.

        Kane is the number one FPL player at Spurs.

        Mane is (probably) the number two player at Liverpool.

        KDB is the number 2/3 player at Etihad.

        If you’re right, you’re right, great. Well done.

        Whilst Newcastle may bounce back and sort out their defence vs Totters, they let in three at Norwich who are third favourites to go down. Kane is 8/15 (66%) to score one or more this week. 2/1 to score a brace or more (33%).

        Mane is evens (50%) to get one and 5/1 (17%) to get two.

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          27 days, 11 mins ago

          KDB’s the second best fpl player at city, alongside Sterling, and plays for a better team than the other two - assisting the best attackers in the league

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 26 mins ago

      KdB has 2 great seasons at 200 points, Mane has 1 at 231

      KdB would appear to offer much better value if they both repeat their best

  13. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 30 mins ago

    He has 4 goals already, he can't score more than 15 in a promoted team...so he will soon start blanking!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 29 mins ago

      Why can't he score more than 15?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 27 mins ago

        Because I don't have him!

      2. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 16 mins ago

        It’s a new law brought in by IFAB.

        It went under the radar with the handball law and VAR.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 29 mins ago

      Who is Teemu Pukki?

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 28 mins ago

      Them’s the rules

    4. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 28 mins ago

      Why can’t he? What does his attack minded promoted team have to do with his goal scoring ability?

    5. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 28 mins ago

      Anything less than a hat trick from Pukki this weekend and I'm quitting

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 28 mins ago

      I've heard he's going to score 76, minimum.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 26 mins ago

        Kobe scored 81 once

    7. Zygaenid
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 24 mins ago

      C austin scored 18 after getting promoted with qpr

    8. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      27 days, 20 mins ago

      He was top scorer in champ. He could score 20 but hard to see more than that. He may get assists though from tap in’s from his 5+ shots a game

    9. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 mins ago

      So we're expecting 12 goals in 36 gws. 1 in 3.

      Wilson scored 14, Jimenez scored 13 last season.

      I'm fine with Pukki's 15.

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 11 mins ago

        He's a season keeper for me if he remains on course towards 14-15 goals. I just hope casuals won't cause a huge price drop the first time he blanks two gws in a row.

  14. More Cowbell
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 29 mins ago

    MORE COWBELL 9 Years27 mins ago
    Would appreciate some thoughts on what to do with this lot. I've got 2FT and 0.5 ITB.

    Pope, Heaton
    Robbo, Digne, Zinc, Lund, KWP
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Dendonk, Robinson
    Kane, King, Greenwood

    Some ideas:
    1) Robbo & Perez > Kelly & KDB
    2) Perez & Robinson > Martial & 4.5m (Cantwell, Doug Luiz, Stephens?)
    3) Perez or Robinson > Trossard (save 2nd FT)
    4) King > Pukki or Barnes (save 2nd FT)
    5) Something else?

    thanks guys

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 24 mins ago

      You missed your avatar on copy paste

    2. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 mins ago

      1 or 2

  15. Bolivian Seaman
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 29 mins ago

    I'm just wondering but who would you guess the most nailed on Chelsea striker is now?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 28 mins ago

      Giroud

    2. Zygaenid
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 28 mins ago

      None

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 28 mins ago

      Has to be a guess but if Frank knows what’s good for him he’ll play Giroud.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 26 mins ago

      Think Giroud will start again, but I'd avoid that spot altogether.

      Bats scored 2 for the U23s earlier in the week so he'll be getting a go soon.

    5. Bolivian Seaman
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 25 mins ago

      I agree too, whoever starts won't be playing 90 minutes either but I think Giroud starts as well

    6. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      27 days, 19 mins ago

      Wait for Bats and when he looks good he’s 6.8, dropped 0.2 already

  16. Jo72
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 27 mins ago

    Will Son start?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 26 mins ago

      50/50

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 25 mins ago

      80/20

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 24 mins ago

      70/30

      1. fr3d
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 22 mins ago

        Controversial

    4. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 14 mins ago

      100/0. But I’m not sure which way.

  17. Killersquad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 26 mins ago

    Pope | Button

    Maguire | Digne | Montoya | Lundstram | Kelly

    Sterling | KDB | Martial | Salah | Cantwell

    Kane | Adams | Wickham

    1. BobbyV
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 13 mins ago

      No Pukki, no party

  18. The Neville Wears Prada
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 25 mins ago

    a) KWP + Ceballos

    b) Digne + Cantwell

    1. Kreedas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      B

  19. SoapAFC
    27 days, 25 mins ago

    A) digne + vvd
    B) robbo + mina/coleman

    1. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 24 mins ago

      a all day

      1. SoapAFC
        27 days, 23 mins ago

        How come?

    2. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 mins ago

      A

  20. Cynical
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 24 mins ago

    A. Kane and Ceballos
    B. Barnes and KDB

    Any other strikes to consider 7m and below? Got Pukki already.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 22 mins ago

      B

    2. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 mins ago

      A

    3. Joga Bonito®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 16 mins ago

      A

  21. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 21 mins ago

    Kun starts and plays for 60 + mins ?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      27 days, 18 mins ago

      Jesus could start

    2. Joga Bonito®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 16 mins ago

      Funny one after the ‘argument’

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 9 mins ago

      Yes. Pep starts him in almost all away games.

  22. IrishRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 20 mins ago

    Maupay a good option this week?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 9 mins ago

      Not until he starts a game for me

  23. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 20 mins ago

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

    1. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 19 mins ago

      B.. no sorry wait C is better

      1. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 13 mins ago

        B is miles better than C

  24. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 20 mins ago

    A) Kane + Pukki
    B) Rashford + Vardy + 4

    Rest of the team will be:
    Ryan Button
    TAA Digne Zinchenko KWP Lundstram
    Mane Sterling Martial Mount Dendoncker
    *** *** Greenwood

    1. NapoleonSolo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 19 mins ago

      A by a margin.

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 17 mins ago

      A

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 16 mins ago

      A

  25. KDB4PREZ
    27 days, 19 mins ago

    Hey guys some help would be much appreciated, first time player here.
    Is it to risky going without sterling? Can get him in for -8 which would be
    TAA/Perez/Auba-Zinch/Sterling/Pukki
    Rest of my team is settled until GW8 providing no injuries. Just unsure if going -8 is crazy at this stage in a cash prize ML.
    Rest of team
    Pope
    AWB/Digne/Lund/Rico
    Salah/KDB/martial/Trossard
    Deulefu
    Have plans to ship out dele soon.
    Please help lol

    1. KDB4PREZ
      27 days, 18 mins ago

      Have 1mill itb btw cheers

    2. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 18 mins ago

      U need a wild card bro

      1. KDB4PREZ
        27 days, 14 mins ago

        You really think so man?

    3. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 9 mins ago

      I think you should stick to your strategy. You opted to go without Sterling.
      Stick to it.

      If you’re going to bail on your preseason work, I would go Salah to Sterling or KDB+TAA to Sterling+4.5.

      1. KDB4PREZ
        27 days, 8 mins ago

        Cheers man

  26. HD7
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 19 mins ago

    1FT; 1.5M ITB

    Did Perez to Mount (before Perez goes down in price) and will now wait for Digne news...

    Suppose Digne is ok:
    A) King to Pukki
    B) King to Barnes
    C) Pope to De Gea
    D) Save FT

    Pope
    Digne VVD Laporte TAA
    Salah Sterling Mount Martial
    Jota King

    Subs: Button, Rico, Greenwood, Dendonker

    1. KDB4PREZ
      27 days, 17 mins ago

      United coverage at the back would be nice I guess but Pukki party hard to resist lol

    2. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 17 mins ago

      A

  27. KDB4PREZ
    27 days, 17 mins ago

    Aww no way man, Gota be something I can do lol

  28. vityovics
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 15 mins ago

    Perez to Grealish?

    1. Trossard or not Trossard
      27 days, 8 mins ago

      I own Grealish but I'd opt for McGinn or Trossard (which I also happen to have) if you need to downgrade. Dendoncker or Cantwell if you really, really need the money.

      1. vityovics
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 3 mins ago

        Cheers. For me Grealish seemed to be the biggest potential after watching the higlights, but if you think that even his teammate McGinn is a better pick, maybe i should reconsider..

  29. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 14 mins ago

    Guesses on Pukki ownership among FFS players now? He is 19.4% owned in the game overall (was 3% this time last week) but feels like 75% owned on here!

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 13 mins ago

      Pretty high.. you're probably in the right ballpark

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Less than 10 % in LMS.
      Should be huge next GW.

  30. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 14 mins ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA, Cathcart, Dunk
    Salah, Sterling (C), Martial, Perez, McGinn
    Auba, Pukki

    Guilbert, Lund, Wickham

    1. Lacabacca
      27 days, 8 mins ago

      Not interested in Auba to Kane?