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Vote for the best FPL goalkeeper of 2019/20

The Fantasy Football Scout end of season awards have officially been launched with the first poll now available to vote in.

As ever, we begin with the goalkeepers, assessing the key candidates on the strengths of their 2019/20 from a Fantasy Football perspective.

Overall points, price and value in Fantasy Premier League are all factors to consider.

It must be said that the goalkeeper position was a tricky one to navigate once again this season, although for completely different reasons than the previous campaign.

In 2018/19, the high-performing assets were largely more expensive ones from big clubs. But their respective sides, of course, required attention in other positions and most of the budget options proved reliable only for short spells at a time.

Arguably, 2019/20 was the complete opposite. This time around, the expensive premium options failed to provide the usual level of consistent returns allowing some of the cheaper mid-price assets to assume ‘set-and-forget’ status. Although, even then, it was a somewhat underwhelming year for goalkeepers in the £4.5m price bracket…

2018/19 Team of the Season Review – Goalkeeper

  • Goalkeeper: Alisson
  • Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Matt Doherty
  • Midfielders: Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Ryan Fraser, Eden Hazard
  • Forwards: Raúl Jiménez, Sergio Aguero
→ Which team has allowed the fewest number of big chances this season (41)?

After securing a place in the 2018/19 Team of the Season, Alisson did not have the best follow-up campaign.

2019/20 began in the worst way possible for Liverpool’s goalkeeper, as he picked up an injury just 38 minutes into the Gameweek 1 win over Norwich City.

Even though that unlocked Adrian as a £4.5m option in the Reds’ defence, they still only kept two clean sheets from a possible nine before Alisson’s return.

And even the Brazilian’s comeback did not help stop the rot at the back as Jurgen Klopp’s men struggled to match the defensive heights of 2018/19, ironic considering they ended up winning the league this year.

After collecting 21 clean sheets during his first campaign in English football, it took Alisson until Gameweek 16 to secure one in 2019/20. With issues elsewhere in the defence, despite a return from injury in Gameweek 9, he went another seven matches before earning that all-important shut-out.

In the end, Alisson did manage to get a total of 13 but, as is to be expected with a big club, he could only supplement this with 58 saves.

Therefore, it was a score of just 122 points this season, 54 fewer than the year before. It also made for an inferior points-per-game total, Alisson averaging 4.2 in 2019/20 compared to 4.6 in 2018/19.

2019/20 CANDIDATES

DEAN HENDERSON

It was quite the debut campaign in the Premier League for Dean Henderson, whose total of 160 points was the second-highest among goalkeepers, making him a rare shining light among a drab £4.5m bracket.

With four double-figure hauls between Gameweeks 18 and 30+, that impressive overall score came from a total of 13 clean sheets, an impressive tally for a newly-promoted shot-stopper, as well as 16 bonus points and 97 saves.

Those additionals carried mixed value for Fantasy managers. While the 16 from bonus was the third-best in the division, eight different shot-stoppers produced more stops than Henderson.

It is that fact that probably denied the Sheffield United man the prize of highest-scoring FPL goalkeeper, but Fantasy managers should consider the quality of saves Henderson made this season, especially as he could be fighting for starts at Manchester United in 2020/21.

Across the course of this season, the Blades’ goalkeeper recorded an xG Prevented score of +8.30, behind only Hugo Lloris (+9.50). That means the saves he did make were mostly from very high-quality chances. Combining that with Manchester United’s 36 goals conceded in 2019/20 (third-best) could be a powerful pairing next year.

RUI PATRÍCIO

2019/20 was a season of improvement for Wolves’ defence, which was good for the roughly 10% of managers who backed Rui Patrício.

During their debut Premier League campaign, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were certainly adept at keeping things tight at the back but they often struggled to convert this into clean sheets.

With just eight shut-outs in 2018/19, Wolves’ second season in the top-flight saw a continuation of astute defensive play but, largely thanks to Willy Boly’s return from injury, there was a much more mature approach to closing this out into clean sheets.

It was 13 of these, in the end, of Patrício, the joint-third-best in the Premier League.

That was enough for 153 points across the campaign, the fourth-highest among goalkeepers.

However, what hindered the Portuguese international from taking his Fantasy value to the next level, perhaps combined with his starting price of £5.0m, was the lack of additionals.

With Wolves playing a style of football that largely protects the goalkeeper, he managed only 90 saves and eight points from bonus.

NICK POPE

Even though he missed out on a share of the Golden Glove, 2019/20 was still an incredible campaign for Nick Pope, the only other £4.5m option to offer real prolonged value across the season.

16 clean sheets for Burnley, the club’s highest ever tally in a top-flight season and second only to Ederson this year, was the lynch-pin of Pope’s 170-point score, his best-ever.

But it was the additionals that made the difference for the Clarets’ rapidly improving shot-stopper.

His 120 saves was the fourth-highest in the division while nobody in the same position came close to matching his 23 bonus points.

Pope really does offer the complete package for goalkeepers. Some offer clean sheets without much prospect for saves or bonus, while others can secure those additionals on account of facing more shots but, inevitably, this means fewer shut-outs.

With Burnley’s style of play, which does allow plenty of attempts on goal to their opponents, helps Pope register saves and bonus, but because they are good at limiting these shots to outside of the box, the clean sheets are also much more achievable.

The question now is whether or not this will still constitute value for money in 2020/21 when Pope is likely to be as expensive as £5.5m.

AARON RAMSDALE

While not hitting the dizzy heights of Pope and Henderson, there was something on offer from £4.5m option Aaron Ramsdale for spells in 2019/20.

A total score of 126 points across the campaign does not look too special on the surface but it was good enough to finish in the top-five for the Value (Season) statistic on the official FPL site, working out at 28.6 points per million spent.

Bournemouth’s perennially porous defence allowed Ramsdale to rack up 128 saves, more than Pope and behind only Martin Dúbravka and Tim Krul in the overall standings.

The autumn was when Bournemouth’s goalkeeper was the most popular. Between Gameweeks 6 and 12, the Cherries kept three clean sheets and Ramsdale scored 41 points across the seven matches.

Averaging 5.9 points per game during this period, he also added an assist into the mix, one of just three goalkeepers to register one in 2019/20.

Ramsdale’s efforts have been good enough to earn transfer rumours of a purported move to stay in the Premier League despite Bournemouth’s relegation. Depending on what the future holds for him, Fantasy managers would do well to keep an eye on him moving forward…

MAT RYAN

It was another solid if not spectacular year for Mat Ryan, who was somewhat overshadowed in the £4.5m bracket by Pope and Henderson.

135 points was only just good enough for the top 10 among goalkeepers, and lower than his personal best of 146 during his debut campaign, but there was still something on offer for his 11.5% ownership.

Allowing greater spending elsewhere, the Brighton goalkeeper finished in the top five for points per million spent, his score of 28.7 beaten only by Patrício, Henderson and Pope.

It was also a top-five finish for Ryan’s total of 117 saves and 14 bonus. It was perhaps clean sheets where he came up short compared to the high-performers, with a total of just nine.

However, there is potentially a lot to like about the Australian for 2020/21, who might just be able to stay in the £4.5m bracket for a fourth successive season. If he can sustain his level of saves and bonus with greater conversion rate on the clean sheets could come a landmark season for Ryan.

KASPER SCHMEICHEL

Despite the disappointing finish to the campaign for Leicester City, Kasper Schmeichel was an important Fantasy asset during the first half.

In the first 15 Gameweeks of 2019/20, the Foxes’ shot-stopper produced seven clean sheets, two more than any other during that period. At the end of the campaign, his total of 13 was the third-best in the division.

Eventually, both Pope and Henderson overtook his season score and Schmeichel ended up finishing in third-place among goalkeepers, 156 points his best-ever FPL return.

His starting price of £5.0m and the cheaper option of Caglar Soyuncu in the same defence did stop the former Manchester City man from ever soaking up humongous levels of ownership but for a prolonged period he was one of the most reliable goalkeepers of 2019/20.

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1,372 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Points since GW24:

    Salah: 100
    Bruno: 117

    Discuss...

    1. Siva Mohan - Make more gree…
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      how may pens each?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Bruno has 4, Salah has zilch!

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      And for desert:

      Points since GW25:

      Salah: 84
      Bruno: 117

      Hmmmm.....

    3. Siva Mohan - Make more gree…
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Salah - 7G 4A 8B
      Bruno - 8G 8A 18B

      Bruno is BAPS magnet

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Bruno doesn't have to compete with Trent and Robbo for bonus.

        1. Siva Mohan - Make more gree…
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          exactly! makes him a good option next season

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Yup

        One of Mo's big weaknesses is the sheer amount of shots off target he accumulates - very hard for him to get baps without a double return

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Also Bruno is already talismanic, Salah is one of a few great and equally influential players.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            It's that jobshare that has really eaten into his FPL output this season - that forward line just isn't big enough for two 300-points a season players

            Bobby is already selfless enough, but the other two have to basically split everything two ways while they're on the pitch together

            1. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              From what I've seen (not much - correct me if I'm wrong Liverpool fans) the difference is Mane plays for the team whereas Salah always looks to score for himself first.

              1. Greek Freak
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                In other words -
                Firmino: selfless
                Mane: averagely selfish, about the same as other forwards
                Salah: very selfish

            2. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              Firmino is the facilitator that contributes heavily to them being those kind of players, I'll probably start with whoever is cheaper from Salah and Mane which means they'll be exactly the same price of course.

              1. Greek Freak
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                That's what I did two years ago when Mane was a good 2 million cheaper (or something like that). Worked out at the time, though tbh I think at most there will be a 0.5 difference, maybe even no difference (either both at 12 or both at 12.5).

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  0.5 difference sounds right, reflecting the fact that Mane never takes pens.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      And for a second desert (or dessert or however you spell it)

      Points since GW25:

      Bruno: 117
      Salah (When Mane starts): 47

      (Salah got his other 37 points in just 3 appearances GW25, 26 & 34 when Mane was benched)

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        My wife always complains about the amount of chocolate mousse pictures in her Instagram hashtag searches about sand dunes.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          There's worse things she could be searching for in fairness! 🙂

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Haha! And in balance, misspelling dessert as desert is far, far better than misspelling cologne as colon.

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        That's a pretty amazing stat...

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Lack of motivation for Salah? New club bounce for Bruno?

      Although despite this, Salah looked to be quite unlucky not to score score goals in that time, and Bruno seemed a tad fortunate at times. I'd bet a lot of money on Salah outscoring Bruno next season.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Ah he was yeah (Salah that is), no doubt he could have filled his boots in quite a few games - Burnley springs to mind as particularly trouser filling as a non owner

        But Klopp actually started him for about 7 games in the space of 2 weeks at one stage, they were trying everything to get him to score

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        If Pool sold Mane - we'd have a different beast on our hands all of a sudden I'd imagine - back to 300points a season mode, certainly back to 250 anyways, bringing him up to a KDB/Bruno level of output

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Yep, if Mane is ever confirmed out, Salah becomes essential, insta tear your team up to get in and cap material.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            Looks that way alright

    6. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      Yeah

      But Max you get something not totally dissimilar if you look at TAA and Egan since 24 😉

      TAA is ahead but not by a distance. Just possible Liverpool returns since restart slightly out of kilter?

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        Before restart too, defeat to Watford, I recall also unconvincing wins against Bournemouth and Norwich.

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        But Salah isn’t slightly ahead (like TAA) he’s waaay behind 🙂

        1. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          🙂

          Try looking up how far TAA is behind Doh in that period? Not one measly haul. Egan was the joke name.

          You prioritising Doh over TAA on form from 25 on? TAA stank - with or without Robbo 😉

  2. Stejson
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    So long FFS, my membership has expired.
    I have enjoyed the stats and articles, not so much the endless stream or RMT posts, and feel you have helped my game.
    Keep up the good work and you will see me back the next time I have time to have a proper good go at a season

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      I would sign up again but I went for a free trial on FFHub, forgot to cancel and paid for that already. Can't justify 2 paid memberships on a free game, but for what it's worth I prefer FFS so probably back next year.

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      I'm on the fence about rejoining.

      I used to rely so heavily on the captain sensible articles but now I barely read them and I have little to no trust in its analysis and conclusion.

      1. el polako
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Are "big numbers" posts by fantasyfootballfreak visible to members only ?
        Really its the only thing really worth reading each week.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          They are free.

          Neale's big numbers article is members only. That's excellent to be fair.

  3. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    I'll keep renewing until I lose my MLs 😀

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Likewise.

    2. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Wait, I missed something...where, how? I can’t renew it...

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Done. Cheers

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            I should get commission for that surely 😉
            Solid season mate well played

            1. Wild Card this...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              14 days, 5 hours ago

              Old guy trying to keep up with all this smart guys 😉

  4. Siva Mohan - Make more gree…
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    @FPL Towers

    please add 'Penalties scored' sort option

  5. kime67
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Hope the launch is soon. It would kill some of the boredom.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      How many weeks before does it usually open?

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Baaàat a month before innit?

      2. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I would assume in second part of August

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          So in about 2 weeks... Can't wait.

  6. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    After first season of finding things out, I finished my second season of FPL (2015-2016) in top 1k. I thought I don't need stats to do well. After finishing outside of 100k for the first time, I feel like subscription is due come next season. Competition getting tougher in ML's as well!

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      It’s all relative...you will always have awesome and awful seasons regardless. Sometimes it’s just “luck” when it comes to (C), chips, etc...

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah I can’t convince myself Mane tc 3pts was anything other than bad luck

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Indeed...it’s not like he is bad player lol.
          Or C on Son for RC etc 😉

  7. Trane84
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    Finished 7091 overall, my best ever finish (previous highest was 7292 in 2011/12.

    Despite two pretty costly 'missed deadlines' and a pretty unsuccessful FH38+, I am happy with that. Decent bit of cash from two of my MLs.

    I'm still too cheap to buy a FFS membership too

  8. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    Irrespective of prices, would it be fair to assume the core spine of most (certainly amongst the more experienced managers), if not all teams would be TAA, Salah & KDB/Bruno if not both?

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      A lot will for sure. Personally I'd be looking to start with at least one of Sterling or Mane though.

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        At the expense of those above or in addition to? Although I’d expect that to be financially very challenging

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          TAA, KDB, Bruno are the only three players I consider locks in my team.

          That leaves at least one other premium spot, and the front-runners for me are Sterling and Mane.

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Salah is just such a baps killer, he has to score twice to even register. I’d be tempted to go without him next year.

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      Well, I’m all fairness, lots of FPL manager were without Salah this year...or like me - started with Mane, had Salah occasionally but none of few last GW. I think there will be lot more managers without him next season...well at least until we can check their pulse 🙂 KDB is a must.

    4. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      I'd rather mane than Salah honestly
      Might double up on TAA & robbo

  9. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    Now that the talk is mostly of player prices, it will be interesting to see what Aguero will be priced at next season...

    About every season since 2016 I'm like 'well there's too much rotation at City and too much value in mids' and then Aguero always bangs in a couple of hat-tricks every season...

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      I’m keen on Mahrez, wonder what his price will be

      1. Jurgener kopit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I reckon 8.5 for Mahrez but I wonder about Werner;KDB;VVD and TAA.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Can you imagine the sheer damage Aguero would have done had he been fit for the run in...

      would have been a few hattricks in there somehwere

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        He was my captain for the DGW and he would certainly have been on another couple of occasions at least.

        His goals per minute ratio is insane, far better than any other big hitter.

    3. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      I brought in Aguero when he came back from injury. Think he was under 5%EO. Made me probably 100 points.

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Got my squad for next season assembled. I reckon it'll come in around 130 million 😉

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        lol, same.

      2. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I'd want KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Mane and Pulisic in the midfield, with a front 2 of Auba and Aguero.

        At the back I'm not greedy, TAA and two cheap ones would do 😀

    5. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      The problem with Aguero is that he is old and you've got to think this might be his final season at City. Even without injuries he still had plenty of rotation this season for that reason and it will be even worse next season. Can't just say because Jesus is crap Aguero will be first choice because Aguero is not the future, if Jesus doesn't improve markedly City will just go for someone else. Sure he's a legend of the game but David Silva was about 7.5 this season because it was his final season, I really wouldn't be surprised if Aguero got a similar amount of minutes next season yet people would be outraged if his starting price was 9 or below

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        That's kind of the premise of my comment - i.e. he's old and this might be the season where he deteriorates, plus there's rotation with Jesus etc.

        Yet every season he has remained the most explosive option when fit. Last year he scored more than 200 points in a fraction of the minutes of other players.

  10. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    Teams competing in Europe in August could get extended break before the new season, according to Sky Sports.

    Man U, Man City, Wolves, and Chelsea (less likely as they're about to lose out to Bayern) could get a later start date than the rest of the Prem? Decision to be made in early August

    1. Jurgener kopit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Cant see it.All start and finish together

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Early wildcard time.

    3. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      If this was to happen, Gw1 teams would feel so odd

    4. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes, 1st GW can be depleted and 2nd or 3rd might be DGW

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Then actual possibility of this being implemented though?

        1. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          pretty high imo. Need to give players some time of off season.

          This new season is going to be extra difficult for players, especially without a winter break

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      What would be the point? United, City and Chelsea will be playing in Europe again next season, so a later start just means more fixture congestion for them.

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Not about fixture congestion, more about giving all teams an actual break and offseason. Teams that will be playing in August are essentially going to be playing football for a year straight into next year. They need a proper pre-season period before the new season

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          I remember either reading or hearing that players are required to have a minimum 3 week break, I can't remember where that's from though unfortunately.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Yes I know that's the intention, but the effect would be fixture congestion later in the season. I think it should be recognised that the clubs that qualify for European leagues have large squads, decent youths and are expected to utilise them. Unfair on Wolves - their squad, having played a 365 day season do deserve a break, but the rest should start the season at the start, imo.

        3. tm370
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          I think a break period is mandated too, for obvious reasons. It's not right for players to go straight from European football to pre-season. Would have been better to start the league season a little later.

      2. Jurgener kopit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I agree so I reckon to start with 3 chelsea and liverpool players as they WILL be rested.

      3. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I agree...but wouldn’t be surprised. Let’s see...

  11. Jurgener kopit
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    I wonder about Werner;KDB;VVD and TAA prices for next season TBH.

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      I think everyone’s in agreement of the 7.5-8m mark for TAA, mostly 8m it seems

      1. Jurgener kopit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        That's steep

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Same amount of points as Vardy this season, more than Sterling & Auba

        2. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Would make sense though given his returns

        3. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          It’s a bargain

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          It's an utter bargain.

          8m for a pretty much guaranteed 180+ points. If he were a mid, he'd be 10m minimum.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        No we aren't in agreement. 8.0m minimum. I think he should be 8.5m. 9.0m wouldn't be unreasonable honestly.

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Arguments both sides, Robbo with 213 points last season came in at 7m. I think the difference between TAA/Robbo and some of the big hitters up front like Sterling/Vardy is that Sterling/Vardy could have had much higher points tallies, 250 points for a big-hitting City mid or a golden-boot winner is feasible, would never expect that from a defender.

    2. Ini
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      TAA scored the same amount of points as the top scoring forward, and only 3 midfields outscored him. Anything below 9 is a bargain.

  12. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    I feel a double up on TAA & Robbo is going to exist in my team next season. Both excellent value picks even with price rise imo.

    1. Jurgener kopit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      what price Robbo??

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        7.5 I think

    2. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      I thought I was being so clever with my Liverpool defensive double-up at the beginning of the season and 4-5-1 formation. Cue 1 clean sheet in 7 for Liverpool and flip-flopping between the wrong mid-priced options at the front all the time...

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah, I got rid of Robertson just before they started to get cleansheets of course.

      2. Jurgener kopit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        It is more about goals and assists where liverpool are concerned

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          As a double defence owner then too, there absolutely wasn't enough goals and assists to justify having both in that time.

      3. tm370
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I had the same idea, starting with TAA and VVD. I think it's the right long term move but there tends to be less clean sheet in first 2-3 months. TAA was very unlucky not to get more assists too.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Just about feasible if you get the right combo of 4.5/4.5/4.0 for the other 3 defenders.

  13. Squires FC
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    How many transfers did you make this season? My mate is addicted to them & if he didnt he would be much higher up the rankings, but never learns.
    I made 37 transfers this season and just snuck into top 5k for the first time.
    Not a brag, just trying to get a point across... or save you a few!

    1. Jurgener kopit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      I made the very same mistake

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      44 - far far too many, yet I only just missed out on winning my ML and finished in Top 25K overall.

    3. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      But if the transfers made up the points, then it is irrelevant how many he made.

      Top of one of my ML's made 30 transfers all season and came 341st. Impressive patience but not for me!

      1. Squires FC
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Thats insane. Fair point but realistically they dont come off most of the time in my experience.

    4. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      154 transfers.
      24 958 overall.
      😉

      1. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        I made a lots but not that many...there must be a “glitch” and counted FH or WC or something

    5. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      32 points in hits. 205 OR

      1. Squires FC
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        Wow nice

  14. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    f Robertson is priced 7.5m and TAA is 8.5m who would you pick ?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Virg 😀

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          This

        • HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Boring pick though

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            he scored 5, not that boring

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        If I wasn't going for TAA, I think I'd drop to VVD assuming he's cheaper than Robertson.

      3. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Neither

      4. Jurgener kopit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I would'nt pick any defender at 8.5 even if his name was maradona

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          You will almost be forced to when TAA smacks in 24 points vs. someone again

      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        TAA

        But I actually think we might get him at 7.5

        Robbo broke the all time points record for a defender with 213 - and got put at 70 the following season

        TAA got less than that this year so might only get a 0.5 bump

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          *7.0 not 70

        2. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Interesting difference is TAA being on set peices could put an extra 0.5 to his price. So probably 8.0m id say

      6. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        TAA at 8.5 is a long shot in my opinion, he’ll be 8 at max I think. In my case at 8 & 7.5, I’d have both despite clean sheet issue, their going forward potential is immense. Practically wingers and if they get the CS & attacking returns in the same week, can really cause upward swings I reckon.

        1. Jurgener kopit
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          agreed

      7. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        TAA and VvD.

      8. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        8 max. I can’t see any defender above that price.
        As Pep said...there is saturation and players can’t stay at top of the game for too long...if TAA is ridiculously priced - it would be better option to go for midfielders in that price bracket.

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Wold go for Robo in that case

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      https://fplreview.com/season-review.Don't know if this is reliable but i just checked Mark's review.No surprise but check it your own.21074 his id.

      1. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        I know but Pulisic? Gamble didn’t payed off this time...

    3. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Azpilicueta is a good shout too imo.

      1. Jurgener kopit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Yes.....already thinking about TAA/AZP/VVD plus 2 in my defence

    4. riot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Looks like they've already added 19/20 to your History tab

    5. FOO FIGHTER
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Here is an interesting one

        TAA or Pulisic?

        TAA quite clearly thumps Pulisic with points. Sure Pulisic was out during spells in the season.

        If TAA was to play the role of a box to box mid, keepers would be having nightmares with a beast surging towards goal and shooting at will...

        Prefer him as a defender for cleanies and attacking returns though...

        1. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          TAA but I’m going to try fit in Pulisic too, he’s one to watch next season imo for big returns.

      • Jurgener kopit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Top 12 points earners....5 from midfield; 4 from forwards and 3 from defenders.!!

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Was the membership price on here increased? Could have sworn it was 12 or something especially for those signing up early?

      • Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Talking about double defs... I had VVD and TAA from GW1 until GW30+ and it worked out great.

      • Squires FC
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        just out of curiosity, did anyone take lots of hits and finish with a good rank?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Doubtful. Many hits is a result of poor planning and inability to make long term decisions, both highly detrlmental to a good rank

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          For contrast... I took none and ended up in top3k

          1. Squires FC
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            Well done thats awesome

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 5 hours ago

              Cheers!

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 5 hours ago

              Not bad yourself... and only two hits.

        3. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          It's mostly about who you pick rather than how you got there. So there will always be teams with lots of hits and teams with lots of patience in the top 10k for example, just like there will be both examples in the lower ranks.

        4. Firminoooo
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          32 points in hit and 205 OR. 8 hits is probably average.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Nicely done.

        5. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          I usually get a decent rank but very very bad rank this time. Not gonna even mention it.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            So I'm gonna go without hits next season. I usually end up taking them because i get bored doing nothing with the team and do it for the fun of it.

            1. Squires FC
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 5 hours ago

              yeah the temptation is real

            2. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 5 hours ago

              Weird how i was doing better before joining this site ._.

        6. FPL Bielsa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Far too many this year, 56 in hits but finished 22k only thanks to Antonio at Norwich, more patience and less hits needed next year

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Honestly FPL should add an extra .5 to the price of every player. The fact that people easily get team values around 107+ every season is testament that most players are underpriced at the start of the season

        1. el polako
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Wouldnt make a difference people would still found cheaper well performing players and those players price would shoot up and....
          TV107 at the end of the season.

      • SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        Robbo+TAA+VVD = 569 points, has anyone beaten that for a defence score? I know that it's mega expensive but it's a big headache of the game (trying to guess CSs) taken away

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          I think I'll go 4 at the back with those 3 plus doherty next season and stick. Many options next time so don't think salah mane are essential

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Robbo + TAA double up defo worth it.

          2. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Laporte depending on price is likely my second premium if I go that way.

            He won't feature in season stats but he undeniably adds to City defence and even in an off season for them 16/17 cs is decent. Equal to VVD for threat imo and spread of risk

            * Haven't checked his stats - this is mostly eye test and season history from last year too

        2. Make America Greta Again
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Themselves the year before (606ish).

          1. Make America Greta Again
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            So they seem to be regressing!

          2. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            haha

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Pope, 4.0
          TAA, Robbo, VVD, 4.0, 4.0

          Feasible, I'd say.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            I'd normally think it's a stupid idea, but I back myself to be able to find cheap striker points over cheap defender points - my best striker by average points was Pukki! 😀 Greenwood wasn't miles off either

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

              That's the thing - we don't know who'll be next season's Pukki or Lundstram, but we sure as heck know who'll be next season's TAA, VVD and Robbo!

              Hey, for RMT of next season - by my estimate not that much over 100m

              Pope, 4m
              TAA, Robbo, VVD, 4m, 4m
              KDB, Foden, Bruno, Traore, Saka
              Jimi, Greenwood, 4.5

              Thoughts chaps?

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 5 Years
                14 days, 5 hours ago

                cba to work out prices but looks decent enough to me, you can pretty much just focus FTs on the Foden/Traore/Saka slots

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

                  I estimated c 104m. i think Foden will be reasonably nailed with Dilva gone. Traore/Saka could be placeholders for emerging cheap mids, allowing possibly a bandwagon 4.5 defender or 5m striker to sneak in.

          2. King Kohli
            • 7 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Anywhere between 38.5m-40m for that.
            I'd be tempted to get another good defender and play a 4-5-1

      • Right In The Stanchion
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          So Chelsea are due to sign Havertz for £90m next week. Talk of Oblak and Chilwell for similar fees and a new CB.

          With Ziyech and Werner signed already they are due to spend £3-400m easily this summer. How the hell are they allowed to do this? I hate what they did to football when Abramovic came in.

          1. Rainer
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Cheating City showed that no matter the rule its not really a rule if you've money to fight it and the tools to hide/not provide evidence.

            FFP is dead and Roman wants to win again.

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

              This, basically. I dunno, with their prior tran ban, did it allow them to build up a bit of credit in the bank?
              I think the current Top 4 will consolidate into a new Top 4 with Top 6 withering away. Can't see Spuds or Arse challenging.

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            14 days, 4 hours ago

            To be fair they had a ban last year and they have morata and hazard money to spend too. So 300 million doesn't seem that abnormal if u take everything into account.

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Total Captain Points : 620
          Total Captain Points as % of Overall Score : 26.01%
          Total Vice-Captain Points : 236
          Possible Captain Points if you Always used your Vice-Captain instead : 472
          Possible Captain Points if you Always Captained Highest Gameweek Scorer : 1032
          Total Actual Captain Points as % of Highest Possible Captain Points : 60.08%

          Had a really smooth year with captain picks. My captain rarely scored monster hauls (32 being the highest and 48 for Salah TC) still had a decent 16-24 returns most weeks (15).

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Wow. Nice.

            Only got 421 (c) pts (19 GWs where I had a (c) score less than 10 pts after doubling and only 6 where they scored 20+ pts after doubling). With your level of (c) points I would have finished in the top 100 overall.

            Shows how important (c) is.

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Already looking forward to the new season, just had my best 2 seasons back to back, 27007 last year, 10451 this year, hoping to get an elite finish next year, moving on to days 2 years ago has give me so much time to watch football and it makes a big difference 🙂

        • Hernandez Lynam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Mods: Just got an email saying my current membership has expired with links to sign up for next year, but I already did that a while ago via PayPal. Does the fact I can still access the member's area mean I'm all set? Was the email sent to me by mistake? Is my membership going to auto renew as expected (from 2021/22 as I've already paid for 2020/21)? TIA

        • Berbs
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          With PL starting Sept 12 & all clubs agreeing to minimum 30-day break:
          PL side in EL final can’t play before Sept 21
          PL side in CL final can’t play before Sept 23
          PL side in Super Cup (on Sept 24) might not play until 3rd weekend

          @TheAthleticUK
          https://t.co/65bj59NiJ3

          Massive implications on FPL!

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Yes. Means we build a team for first 2/3 GWs and then WC.

          2. Rainer
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Could get very messy for Manchester players, Wolves too.

            Pick a team for 3/4 weeks, IB usually after GW4 (not sure on that next season), then WC back in once everyone is back.

            Triple on Liverpool assets early on could be feasible with others missing.

          3. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            14 days, 3 hours ago

            Apparently fixtures won't be announced until just 3 weeks before the season starts too. Doubt the game will relaunch until they've been announced.

        • Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Pulisic can be awesome value next season. I don’t think FPL will put his price above 9...purely due to his score in this season but he will be better than Hazard IMO.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            14 days, 5 hours ago

            Possibly

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 5 hours ago

              I'm hoping lampard doesn't start rotating him now that he has so many options.