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Son’s strong case as the best Spurs option for FPL restart

Son Heung-min (£9.7m) will reappear on the Fantasy radar when the Premier League resumes in June, having recovered from an arm injury sustained in February.

The South Korea international is the focus of the latest article in our series that looks at Fantasy Premier League assets who are returning to fitness this summer.

In the ‘second tier’ of premium midfielders behind the £10.0m+ heavy hitters, Son is Tottenham Hotspur’s leading FPL points-scorer this season despite having seen red twice, missed a penalty and spent eight matches on the sidelines.

One of a handful of Spurs assets who have caught the eye under Jose Mourinho despite the new regime’s mixed results, Son is not only a cut-price alternative to Harry Kane (£10.8m) but also a damn sight cheaper than the likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.7m), Sadio Mane (£12.5m), Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) in the upper echelons of the FPL player market.

Now we delve into the numbers to assess his credentials for the season run-in.

WHAT IS SON’S FITNESS LATEST?

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Son sustained a fractured arm in the Gameweek 26 win over Aston Villa, although played on for the duration and signed off in style with a 13-point haul.

His manager expected him to miss much of the rest of the season as a result but the Premier League’s enforced three-month hiatus has now given the Korean a chance to play a significant part in the Lilywhites’ run-in.

Son, arguably, could be the fittest player on show when we do resume, having undergone three-week military service in his homeland across April and May.

The nature of his injury was perhaps a positive, too, given that it wasn’t a muscle issue that needs careful handling upon the restart.

Having returned to the UK, the midfielder has since been taking part in training with his teammates.

Speaking at the end of May and before full-contact training was allowed to resume, Mourinho said:

I cannot say in this moment they are ready to play because one thing is to recover from an injury, and another is to be ready to play football.

Harry Kane, Son, Bergwijn, Sissoko, all of them are fine. I think with a couple of weeks of normal training, when the authorities tell us we can train normally, I think in a couple of weeks, the boys will be ready to play. Of course, not in the maximum of their potential, I think nobody can do that in this moment.

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  1. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Good Friday morning all! Nearly the weekend. 🙂

  2. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Morning

  3. Yome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Werner off to Chelsea according to Sky. As a Chelsea fan, I could not be happier to wake up with this news.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Very harsh on Abraham. Should be looking for a new club if he wants to be a top PL player as he will be benched a lot if Werner comes in.

      1. Yome
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Abraham is still very young and needs to gain more experience, he can learn with a top striker like Werner. He could be loaned out again, that is a possibility because Giroud and Batman are still at the club. I highly doubt it. Also Lampard could play both Werner and Abraham on top.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Lampard will never play 2 up front. Chelsea buying the wrong players IMO. Should be looking for a right winger and a CB. I am expecting Willian to leave the club and he will need to be replaced. Chelsea need to do whatever they can to get RLC fit as he is a massive miss in CM. He adds a lot of physicality, which is missing with Jorginho, Mount and Kante.

          The way Alonso is used is stupid. He is one of Chelsea's best attackers (yes, attackers). When Madrid had Roberto Carlos, did they get rid of him because he wasn't defensive enough? Of course not. They used Makalele to cover him. Chelsea's best team is something like this, but Zouma and Willian need replacing.

          Kepa
          Azpi Rudiger Zouma Alonso
          Jorginho RLC Kante
          Willian Abraham Pulisic

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Chelsea have a good bunch of youngsters to back up this team although Barkley has massively underperformed. If they got a CB to relegate Zouma to the second team and a Willian replacement they could have a decent back up team. Christensen though has proved too fragile to be relied upon and Pedro is past it so should leave.

            Caballero
            James Tomori Zouma Emerson
            Ampadu Kovacic
            Mount Barkley CHO
            Batshuayi

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Haven't they just bought right winger in Ziyech? They also have CHO, I never remember which side he plays on though. But yeah I agree about central defender, with a really world class one they would jump on another level.

          2. Yome
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I hope RLC will be able to play a lot this coming season, he is really promising. Chelsea want to buy Chilwell so he would replace Alonso. I agree with you that a priority should be a CB. Koulibaly would be amazing but his price is really high. With William likely to leave, Ziyech and Werner arriving, Chelsea could play 4-3-3 with Werner LW, Ziyech RW, Abraham ST or 4-2-3-1 with Werner LW, Mount CAM, Ziyech RW and Abraham ST.

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

            Lampard has tested 2 striker formations in the past, there is 100% still place for Tammy in the squad. Werners best productivity comes from playing off the left of another striker.

            I imagine it would look a lot closer to this;

            Kepa
            James Zouma Christensen Chilwell (or whoever is signed)
            Ziyech Kante Kovacic Mount/Pulisic
            Tammy Werner

            or

            Kepa
            James Zouma Christensen Chilwell
            Kovacic Jorginho Kante
            Ziyech Tammy Werner

            Obviously with players like Tomori, RLC, Mount, Hudson-Odoi etc in and out of the team

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Scrap Jorginho from that second team.

              Middle three need far more attacking strength than that and Frank knows it - Kov Kante Mount for me

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

        Abraham has been horribly wasteful and deserves to get more competition for his spot.

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Players you are looking at for FH DGW39?

    Mine are:

    Arsenal: Leno, Pepe, Saka, Aubameyang
    Man City: KDB, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero
    Sheff Utd: Egan, O'Connell, Fleck, Mousset
    Villa: Targett, Mings, Grealish, El-Ghazi, Samatta
    Others: Button, TAA, Lascelles

    Going to have 1 GK, 3 DF, 5 MF, 3 FW to make up the 12 DGW players, so need a GK and 2 DF to make up the squad.

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

      Wouldn’t look at any Villa assets other than Grealish, maybe McGinn.

      Can only see value in Sheffield’s defence and you missed the Lord!

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Can't see Lundstram playing both games. He is a bit of an action man in midfield and Berge is decent competition. Whereas the CBs could be more nailed.

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

      This DGW is a massive trap, will be mass rotation, 5 subs per game and no predictability over who will be fit enough to start.

      But of that list i would add Laporte, henderson, luiz & sane.

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        It could be a trap, but is there a better GW to free hit? Especially for those that have lots of chips remaining?

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

          I'm actually thinking something like BB 39 with auba, oconnell, grealish, kdb and fleck (whom i already have bar fleck but assuming we will get 1 ft at least) and i feel this is probably enough coverage for the DGW's, can WC 40 to get rid of the dross and get a strong 11, save FH for any postponements or random big hitters being quarantined (which may be a thing with covid). Worst case can play FH last gameweek.

          1. POLSKA GOLA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            That’s my thinking at the moment, BB in 39 and WC in 40

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

            I'm thinking the same just because I have slow wildcarded to a team of 15 starters, (in case of an epic 10-game gw38) . Now I don't want this team for the rest of the season.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Looking at below - just throwing caution completely to the wind... I'd be amazed if they all played anywhere near 180 minutes, but not too bothered

      Reina
      Egan, O'Connell, Lundy
      KDB, Sterling, Ozil, Grealish
      Kun, Auba, Laca
      (McCarthy, Targett, Taylor, Fodder)

      FPL is back & what better way to get reacquainted with the old devil than the soaring optimism of 11x DGW'ers - only to watch in horror over a period of days as that hope gets brutally dashed on the rocks of rotation or runs aground on the sandy shores of uncertainty

      Kun vs Sterling vs Auba is a captaincy conundrum for sure

      1. Soto Ayam
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Love the realistic approach you're taking. After 70 mins of the first game the usual gutted feeling will return

        • POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Why KDB not in captaincy debate? I’d think he’s most likely to start both games for City even if it’s a deeper role.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yeah its possibly a bit of false economy/price bias in overlooking him for the more expensive three

            Does KDB have pens for city now too by any chance/was that ever sorted out with Pep?

            In fairness if he's on Pens he probably edges towards the front of the captaincy queue for sure

        • Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Wouldnt touch Ozil with a barge pole. Eeek.

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        For me:

        Arsenal: Auba, Pepe
        City: Mahrez/Sterling/Jesus, KDB, Aguero
        Sheff Utd: Stevens, Henderson, O'Connell/Baldock
        Villa: Grealish, Targett

        Also ones to consider imo are Trent, Abraham, Pukki, Alonso, Vardy, & C.Wilson

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I hear Targett is a better option than Son

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

        Definitely. Solid defence and insane attacking potential. My captain in the double!

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        😆

    5. KT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Arsenal and City likely to have 5 games in 3 weeks on restart so heavy rotation warning especially with 5 subs

      1. KT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        +Sheffield

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

        city might rotate? Mind blown

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      How likely is Alonso to be starting games for Chelsea at the re start?

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

        Who knows mate. Madness how he’s not nailed every week. It’s a wait and see I guess.

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

        He was on good form coming into the break but i could see Azpi at left back if Reece james is fully fit

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Lampard is too stubborn and set on not using Sarri's players to field his best team. No chance for Alonso despite being one of the best players in the team.

    7. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Glad I built Son into my slow WC. My main funds are in midfield and I tend to keep it that way!

      Son / KDB / Salah / Bruno / Martial

      May swap Martial for Pogba and Salah for Mane

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        That's a gorgeous midfield

        I have same four but without Son - then Vardy/Jimmy/DCL up front...

        Now having buyer's remorse with Son & Rashford back though

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I have same midfield 🙂 If I could though, I would get Sarr/Grealish for martial and aim to get Rashford for one of my strikers

    8. More Cowbell
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Morning All,

      Is there anything anywhere like a season ticker with predicted fixtures for the remaning gameweeks?

      Cheers

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I think they're all scheduled to occur in the order they were cancelled in, so I'm just using an old list of fixtures. Legomane's works well:

        https://twitter.com/Legomane_FPL/status/1267031530792255488?s=19

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Shouldn't have to wait long for the official list though

          1. More Cowbell
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            cheers 😀

    9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Superb player - surely his last season below 10.0, and possibly just a matter of time before the big hitters come knocking for a transfer

      Wouldn't be out of place at Madrid, Barca, Bayern, Liverpool, City, Juve, PSG...

      The fact that he is actually cheaper than Kane is still hugely advantageous for FPL managers

      Captaining him GW26 with THAT end to the Villa match was possibly the high point of the season so far, up there with TAA's GW19 blitz for drama

      His solo run vs Burnley wasn't bad either

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Underrated because he is Korean. Surprised none of the really big clubs are interested in him.

      2. Pasqualinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I’ve been kind of put off captaining him by a couple of red cards.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yeah GW26 was in some ways payback for GW18 - which was just horrific as a Son captainer

      3. Prisoner B5160-8
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Not for me yet, personally - at least not straight away, with Rashford available.

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

          I'm getting both, have Rashford and have exact funds for Barnes to Sonny.

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

        Top player but think he's been quite inconsistent this season. A lot off games where he just hasn't been involved in play at all, most under Poch tbf. However I'd say its his worst season in a few years

        1. Skonto Rigga
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          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I agree, performance-wise he's delivered quite a few stinkers. I think that makes the rate of FPL returns (18 in 21) all the more encouraging, the equivalent of a title-chasing side "winning when they're not playing well".

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Inconsistent this year for sure - but I'd definitely give him benefit of the doubt in terms of how much of that gets attributed to the (alleged) dressing-room circus that marked the last throes of Poch's Spurs sojourn

            Interestingly, if you take a benchmark of someone like Salah (186 points in 26 starts = ~7.1 PPA) Son can actually stack up reasonably well against him, despite those stinkers, and despite being a fair bit cheaper - and obviously having had to put up with the churn at Spurs vs. the well oiled machine that Mo gets to spearhead

            i.e. Son has 122 points in 21 games (~5.8 PPA) - but adjust that for his two red-card head-staggers, which were arguably out of character for him given he had only a single career premier league red card before GW18 - this jumps to 121 points from 19 starts (~6.4 PPA)

            But yeah he tried my patience from GW6 onwards - eventually getting rid just in time to miss his 8-13-10-2-12 from GW12 onwards - that 45 points in 5 games I feel is much more representative of his true FPL ability

            Definitely a player I'd rather have in my team that not if I'm being honest though overall - I reckon the sky's the limit for him going forwards

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              6.5 points per match under Mourinho, too, despite some iffy individual and collective displays under the new regime this calendar year especially. As ever, points > performance (see also: Alonso, Marcos).

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Yeah when you see someone creeping above the 6.0 PPM threshold it's usually an indicator that its time to sit up & take notice - as they start to sail well above the 200-point-season mark (on a per game basis)

                He's a scary player in full flight - actually very reminiscent of CR7 in playing style for me, not a bad player to emulate!

      5. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Gets sent off too much. But that sort of adds to the drama. One of my favourite FPL players.

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

        Nice comment Maximus!

      7. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I still have Mane and Salah, one may have to be ditched to accomodate Son.

      8. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Most undderated player in the prem

        My best player in the prem too but i am biased

      9. Tinkermania
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I hear you MAXIMUS. Very good player and puts in a shift. Son would definitely play for those teams. It would take the most patriotic person to say Kane can play for those teams too. I can't see it. Top teams play with more dynamism and pace.

      10. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        The problem is if you overthink rotation you could end up getting mediocre players scoring you sporadic points and missing out hauls from the bigger players.

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I agree. Also it may help some of the bigger players like say Aguero ... If I was an owner I'd much rather have his minutes managed in games coming off at 60 say than him left out of starting lineup altogether.

        2. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          You could also end up with a number of mediocre players matching points by the ‘big hitters’ within the same team (City)

      11. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I'll have Auba, KDB, Egan, Henderson, Grealish and Fleck for the DGW, is it worth using FH even with all them? I don't have Aguero and that scares me a bit!

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

          I think that's plenty

        2. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I’m in a similar position, I have 5 off DGW’s including Auba and KDB. Considering Mane to Sterling and Maddison to Grealish/Bilva

        3. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I think you don’t need to FH

      12. ONGO GABLOGIAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        ITS ALMOST TIME. God I've missed you fantasy football.

        I'm hovering around 5k OR and 25 points clear in my league. FH, BB and WC still intact.

        Mendy, KDB and Auba are my only DGW players currently.

        Do you think the more defensive move is to play my FH and load up on DGW players? I'm trying to decide which move is more suited to being top of the league and defending my position, rather than being too risky.

        All replies appreciated.

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Probably FH in 39 is best strategy for you

        2. Ason Willa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I'm in a very similar position to you. Others have suggested a FH is a good way to gauge how teams are setting up prior to using a WC whilst also enabling you to take advantage of the double game week.

          I'm wondering how many transfers we get heading into the first game week...because Bench Boost might actually be the superior strategy just like how many teams play BB the first game of the season - although granted teams will have had less preparation than a normal pre-season...

          I think we'll know more once the fixtures list is confirmed, but with need to spread games out whilst respecting the fixture list, we may see additional gameweeks with some teams playing more than once.

          1. POLSKA GOLA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I’m probably playing BB even if we don’t get unlimited transfers.
            Have 5 DGW players atm and would end up with 7 worst case scenario.
            All depends on your team really

            1. Ason Willa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I'm not sure that the doubles are particularly favourable anyway. Arsenal have City and Villa are well... Villa.

              1. POLSKA GOLA
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                City will score lots of goals surely however we don’t have data which City players are going to be fit and with their wealth of options and 5 subs it’s even a bigger lottery.
                For me Auba and KDB are safe picks and so are Sheffield defenders

      13. Freund88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I’ve got Free Hit, Wildcard and Bench Boost available.

        What is my best strategy with this squad?

        Henderson
        TAA Robbo Chilwell
        Salah Richarlison Mahrez Barnes
        Aguero Long Ings

        Ryan Tanganga Kelly Mooy

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          For your team probably FH in 39 and then re-assess

      14. FPL Kakarot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Is McGinn likely to start back in the first 11 do you think?

        Great differential if so

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I’m looking at him, I think he may be sought after differential at that price

        2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          You'd think so. Not sure about 'great' differential though. His form was crap before his injury. Could be a good punt though as we know what he can do when in form.

          1. Ason Willa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I thought it was a tactical change.

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Yeah, I guess I mean FPL form, which to us is just points.

              In real life he was still getting into the box lots, in fact more over his last few games than normal, but he hasn't been doing anything attacking-wise when he gets there.

        3. Ason Willa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I think there was a tactical change midway through the season which meant that Grealish was pushed further up. McGinn's points dropped off after that whilst Grealish took off.

      15. evilfish
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Morning, can someone please tell me if we still get FTs every week until restart? Sorry if a stupid question, I have lost touch with FPL.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          The game isn't open at the moment.

          1. evilfish
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            In that case it was a silly question, thanks.

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Not really. If you don't know you don't know.

              If you try to make a transfer right now you get a message saying the game is finished.

              They'll probably open it back up once they confirm the fixtures officially.

      16. Nick_FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        With Man U first up will see where Son lines up b4 possibly bringing him in?

      17. FPL Kakarot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Any chance FPL will re-launch today?

        Or is that just hopeful thinking....

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yeah there's a chane.

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            *c

      18. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        For those who missed last night....

        Main thing of note...
        Avoid Arsenal for the DGW

        City Weds night will knacker them out, then play again on Saturday lunchtime

        The rest after first game back will be critical

        Breaks:
        City 5 Days, (120 Hours)
        Arsenal 3 days (67 Hours!)
        Sheffield Utd 4 Days (92 hours)
        Villa 4 Days (94.5 Hours)

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Avoid Arsenal, why?

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            3 days rest after 3 months off

            1. in sane in de bruyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              With 5 subs tho, I'm not too worried about it.

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

              What kind of Logic is this? Players dont need more rest between games after a long period of rest. The start of the season is always very low rotation and thats after a long summer holiday.

        2. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          With this logic do we also need to avoid all the players coming back on the first weekend, who also play the following Tuesday?

          The quick turnaround of games, coupled with the players having about 2 weeks of preseason training, after 10 weeks off, means mass rotation will be almost inevitable.

          The only solution I see is to go for players from small squads, who still have something to play for, with good injury history, and generally considered bullet proof.

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Well, yes. It’s going to be horrendous

            My main point is no point wasting chips/ branch boosting if your player is unlikely to play twice

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              **Bench boosting 😆

              1. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                But it’s the only DGW we’re likely to get, and the issue of heavy rotation will be in play for the rest of the season, so you might as well BB in the double as you’re probably still more likely to get increased minutes from your team.

      19. doyeon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yet another bangin piece by Neale, Sonny is the man!

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Thank you very much, very kind!

          1. doyeon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 6 hours ago

            Always a pleasure Neale!

      20. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He's under Mourinho now which makes him less appealing to me.

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Reply to Doyeon above

        2. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yeah, mentioned in the conclusion above that one of the main downsides to Son could be the manager, rather than the player. And yet his returns have actually gone up under Mourinho.

        3. doyeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 6 hours ago

          Sonny's actually more nailed under Mourinho and his ppg is higher (I think)!

      21. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I'm FHing GW39.

        Who would you rather have for GW40, 41 and 42 ?

        A) KDB (che, LIV, sou)
        B) Son (WHU, shu, EVE)

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Didn't think I'd say this but B. Useful to have GW39 as an audition though.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            The other option to get Spurs coverage for GW40, would be Auba (who may be rotated) to Kane, but I'd want Auba back as my captain for NOR in GW41

            1. BNMC
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Likewise, I would be keeping Auba for that Norwich game then getting rid.

          2. TwiggsJameson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I think B.
            I have Alli as my Spurs cover, he is worth consideration.

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Timo Werner’s FPL price: thoughts?

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            9.5 would be my guess

            1. BNMC
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I mean if they priced Higuain at 9.5 surely they'll do the same to Werner.

            2. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              10, maybe 9.5 if they’re generous. Banging them in in Germany.

            3. in sane in de bruyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              10.0

          2. POLSKA GOLA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            In today’s Mirror:
            Aubameyang also discussed his own training methods during the lockdown, admitting he had been working on his fitness in his garden with help from some new teammates.
            "Personally I worked in my home gym, so it was ok for me to stay fit," he said. "And I had my garden with my kids to play some football so it was ok."
            I know it’s only Mirror but better this than nothing, isn’t it?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              If you look at Auba's record - it's by & large these type of on-paper "tricky" games that he pops up with the points in too

              Verus the "easier" home bankers in which he maintains almost legendary levels of trolling

              1. POLSKA GOLA
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                He’s going to score and assist in Arsenal’s 5-2 defeat to City lol

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I’ve got 0.1 ITB and zero chips left

            Assuming we have 2 FT’s is there any moves you might make for the DGW?

            Pop/Mcarthy
            Boly/Alonso/TAA/baldock/Taylor
            Kdb/salah/Bruno/saka/sarr
            Jimi/Vardy

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Ayew

          4. Tinkermania
              1 month, 2 days ago

              POLSKA, are you using that as a reason to select him?

              1. POLSKA GOLA
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I already have him, this is just something I came across in news today.
                I don’t think I’ll captain him though

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Is KDB now City's Penalty taker or am I imagining that?

              1. in sane in de bruyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Took the last one and scored but who knows really.

            • FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              The fixtures are published in today's Daily Mirror and Daily Express.

              Why is there no article on FFS? Why isn't there no hot topic?

              Yet again, we're all really excited about FPL and FFS is nowhere to be seen. It's frustrating! 

              1. Skonto Rigga
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Because, as Ted told you last night, it's not official yet. These are all provisional and are still to be ratified at today's meeting.

                1. BNMC
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Well I hope they are; I really want to hit that FH button!

                  • FPL Virgin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    The Express and The Mirror have printed the fixtures hundreds of thousands of times for the whole of the UK to see this morning. The Independent is a broadsheet newspaper and the fixtures have been widely leaked across reputable sports journalist Twitter accounts. This isn't Watergate. Surely these sources are robust enough for at least a hot topic with what we know!

                    1. FPL Virgin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      *This aged well :/

                    2. Skonto Rigga
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Take a breath and calm down. You harping on repeatedly about the whole thing isn't going to change our policy on only printing stuff when it's official - which of course, it has just become five minutes ago.

                      1. FPL Virgin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Me right now: https://tenor.com/u6PS.gif

                    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      As you can see, a number of games changed dates from the leaked lists. This is why we wait for official news.

                      1. FPL Virgin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Fair play, guys.

              2. Initial fixtures for restart officially released
                Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Official fixtures have been released (or at least the first 3 games for each team)

                https://www.premierleague.com/news/1676010

                1. Skonto Rigga
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Ha, bang on cue!

                  1. FPL Virgin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    When will the ticker be updated, Neale?

                    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Having actual gameweeks will be a start

                      1. FPL Virgin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        I'm too excited for minor details like that! 😀

                      2. TwiggsJameson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Interesting to see how long FPL take to open up.

                2. FPL Virgin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  My reaction: https://youtu.be/4pXfHLUlZf4

                3. Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Just the first 3 games for each team.

                  Wednesday 17 June
                  18:00 Aston Villa v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports)
                  20:15 Man City v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

                  Friday 19 June
                  18:00 Norwich City v Southampton (Sky Sports/Pick)
                  20:15 Spurs v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

                  Saturday 20 June
                  12:30 Watford v Leicester City (BT Sport)
                  15:00 Brighton v Arsenal (BT Sport)
                  17:30 West Ham v Wolves (Sky Sports)
                  19:45 AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (BBC)

                  Sunday 21 June
                  14:00 Newcastle United v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)
                  16:15 Aston Villa v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
                  19:00 Everton v Liverpool (Sky Sports/Pick)*
                  Venue TBC

                  Monday 22 June
                  20:00 Man City v Burnley (Sky Sports)

                  Tuesday 23 June
                  18:00 Leicester City v Brighton (Sky Sports)
                  20:15 Spurs v West Ham (Sky Sports)

                  Wednesday 24 June
                  18:00 Man Utd v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)
                  18:00 Newcastle United v Aston Villa (BT Sport)
                  18:00 Norwich City v Everton (BBC)
                  18:00 Wolves v AFC Bournemouth (BT Sport)
                  20:15 Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

                  Thursday 25 June
                  18:00 Burnley v Watford (Sky Sports/Pick)
                  18:00 Southampton v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
                  20:15 Chelsea v Man City (BT Sport)

                  Saturday 27 June
                  12:30 Aston Villa v Wolves (BT Sport)

                  Sunday 28 June
                  16:30 Watford v Southampton (Sky Sports/Pick)

                  Monday 29 June
                  20:00 Crystal Palace v Burnley (Amazon Prime Video)

                  Tuesday 30 June
                  20:15 Brighton v Man Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)

                  Wednesday 1 July
                  18:00 Arsenal v Norwich City (BT Sport)
                  18:00 AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United (Sky Sports/Pick)
                  18:00 Everton v Leicester City (Sky Sports)
                  20:15 West Ham v Chelsea (Sky Sports)

                  Thursday 2 July
                  18:00 Sheff Utd v Spurs (Sky Sports)
                  20:15 Man City v Liverpool (Sky Sports)*
                  *Venue TBC

                  1. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Good to see their are some decent games free on pick, I was half expecting Sky to put the 10 games that are played concurrently in the last GW, and the weaker midweek games that clash with better fixtures on there.

                    1. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Maybe a wise move to showcase the PL and maybe 'pick' up a few subscriptions longer term

                4. Fred54
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  First 3 rounds.

                5. FPL Virgin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Hulk this mother!

                6. Bun Rab L4D3
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Now things are starting to pick up!

                7. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Wednesday 24 June is an interest one. Three different fixtures from three different broadcasters at the same time.

                  18:00 Man Utd v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)
                  18:00 Newcastle United v Aston Villa (BT Sport)
                  18:00 Norwich City v Everton (BBC)

              3. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                So will FPL wait until they are all confirmed or not....

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Looks like it, making any planning pointless for fpl. Another reason why they never shd have bothered with resuming the game

                  1. Wolves Ay We
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    You're right Nightcrawler, they never should have bothered with resuming the game. I think you should make a stand and not play the game when it resumes.

                    1. Nightcrawler
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      If i wasnt involved in cash leagues i most cearly would not be playing

                      1. Nightcrawler
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Certainly*

                      2. GARY AND JAMIE
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Don't let money get in the way of your principles...

                        1. Nightcrawler
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Not really a matter of principles. Just a matter of opinion. Not playing wont prove or change anything anyway

                          I know your replies are tongue in cheeck or how one would deal with a "troll" but i figuered id reply anyway

                      3. Iggypop
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        I don't think there is any other way it could be done, just be happy the game is returning, very negative attitude

                2. Fred54
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Should allow transfers at half time of the Villa-Shef Utd game. (θ‿θ)