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Vote for the best FPL defenders of 2019/20

The Fantasy Football Scout end of season awards continue this week with another poll for you to vote in.

We started the week looking at goalkeepers, but it is time to focus on defenders, overall points, price and value in Fantasy Premier League all factors to consider.

2019/20 was another season for flying wing-backs with an interesting overlap with last season’s best performers…

2018/19 Team of the Season Review – Defenders

  • 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

It is not so often that we see this but each one of last season’s best defenders managed to follow up with another strong campaign in the following year.

Just over 12 months ago, Liverpool pair Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson tied the vote on a share of 25.1% each having scored 185 and 213 points respectively.

This time around, despite a drop in clean sheets, both full-backs secured more attacking returns than in 2018/19, Robertson total rising from 12 to 14 and Alexander-Arnold’s from 14 to 19.

Matt Doherty also went from strength-to-strength in 2019/20. The Wolves wing-back’s first full Premier League campaign yielded a total of four goals, seven assists, eight clean sheets and a final score of 144.

It was up to 167 points for Doherty this time, which we’ll cover in more detail below…

2019/20 CANDIDATES

Trent Alexander-Arnold

What Liverpool win at Leicester means for FPL assets involved
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson in action for Liverpool

What a year it has been for Trent Alexander-Arnold, finishing the campaign with more points than any other FPL defender (210).

In the end, he was agonisingly close to breaking the record for highest season score in that position, set by Robertson’s 213 points in 2018/19, but a Gameweek 38+ benching robbed him of the opportunity.

However, the fact that Alexander-Arnold got so close to that tally is a telling reminder of what he has to offer. Remember that Robertson reached 213 points with 21 clean sheets to back it up; his right-sided counter-part got three points shy with seven fewer shut-outs.

It was, of course, attacking returns that set the tone for Alexander-Arnold in 2019/20, as he involved himself in 19 of Liverpool’s goals.

Direct free-kicks were mostly responsible for his four strikes, while a total of 15 assists was at least three more than any other defender this season, and seven more than Lucas Digne, who finished third for that particular statistic.

Accordingly, Alexander-Arnold secured seven double-figure Gameweek scores, including a record-breaking 24-point haul at Leicester during the winter.

Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty continues to fly the flag for something of a dying breed in FPL over recent years: the flying wing-back.

Wolves’ 3-4-3 and 3-5-2 systems have both featured the Republic of Ireland international in advanced positions once again in 2019/20.

As a result, despite a price-hike to £6.0m, Doherty still offered value, with four goals, eight assists, 12 clean sheets and 167 points overall. That made him the only non-Liverpool player in the top-four among defenders.

It was really the second half of the campaign that the right wing-back’s explosive potential became apparent, as his attacking capabilities were finally combined with reliable defensive returns.

Wolves had always been good at keeping things tight during Nuno Espirito Santo’s Premier League campaign but often struggled to convert this into clean sheets.

Willy Boly’s return to the side from injury in Gameweek 25 made all the difference. Between then and the end of the campaign, Wolves kept nine clean sheets from a possible 14, the joint-best in the division.

As a result, Doherty registered four double-figure hauls during this period, blanking on just two occasions. A price rise to £6.5m seems inevitable for 2019/20 but if Wolves keep up their clean sheet output, it may be a price well worth paying.

John Lundstram

FPL 2019/20 In Review Part One - Goalkeepers and Defenders

What can we say about this man that hasn’t already been said? A one-man cheat code for much of the 2019/20 season, John Lundstram will go down in Fantasy Premier League history like nobody ever has done before.

A £4.0m defender starting as a box-to-box midfielder in a team that can keep clean sheets meant ‘the Lord’ could offer various scoring avenues.

While he was well-known in the Fantasy Football Scout community during pre-season, the rest of the world first discovered Lundstram in Gameweek 2 when he scored the solitary goal in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and registered a 14-point haul.

It got even better in Gameweek 11 when he scored twice in a 3-0 win over Burnley and came away with a whopping 21 points from one match.

Admittedly, Lundstram was unable to spend the entire of the season in the Sheffield United side, losing his place to Sander Berge just before lockdown, but he still managed a fair number of starts afterwards, adding a goal on the final day of the season.

But it is hard to say 2019/20 was not a success for him as a Fantasy asset. Five goals, four assists, 10 clean sheets, 15 bonus, 144 points, an average of 4.3 per game, all for a man who started the season at £4.0m.

A shift to midfield and likely price-hike to above £5.5m awaits for Lundstram, but we can still cherish the memories.

Ricardo Pereira

It might be a long time since Ricardo Pereira was a much-discussed Fantasy asset considering his pre-lockdown injury, but in the first half of the campaign, he was up there with the best.

Between Gameweeks 1 and 15, Leicester’s right-back was joint-top for clean sheets among defenders with a total of seven as the Foxes made a lightning-fast start to 2019/20.

At that point, Pereira was level with Jonny Evans and Çaglar Söyüncü but had more attacking returns at the time and was playing in a more advanced role.

That had helped the Portuguese international score 82 points in the first 15 matches of the campaign, at an average of 5.5 per game.

Things tailed off for Pereira as Leicester’s form dipped and he picked up an injury between Gameweeks 29 and 30+, but there is still plenty of potential going forward if he can get fit for 2020/21.

Andrew Robertson

As previously mentioned, Robertson could not quite match his record-breaking 213-point season tally from 2018/19 this time around but a score of 181 is nothing to be sniffed at.

The clean sheets did drop off for Liverpool this year, the Scottish international able to capitalise on a total of 13, but he more than made up for that short-coming as he pushed forward.

Registering the same number of assists as the previous campaign (12), Robertson advanced his goal threat in the Premier League during 2019/20, netting twice.

That helped him average five points per game this season and, as the campaign wore on, he started to find himself matching Alexander-Arnold’s output once again.

Between Gameweeks 31+ and 38+, Liverpool’s Beckham-esque right-back got just three attacking returns. Increasing his role in corners, Robertson doubled that tally with one goal and five assists combining for involvement in six of Liverpool’s strikes.

Another price-hike seems likely for the left-back in 2020/21, and we could see yet another campaign of debate over which Liverpool full-back is the better option.

Caglar Söyüncü

As mentioned above, Söyüncü was one of those Leicester defenders who had produced more defensive returns than others in the same positon during the first 15 Gameweeks.

It was the Turkish international who achieved the highest levels of popularity as a result, considering his kind starting price of £4.5m.

Even when he hit £5.0m at the height of Leicester’s powers, that was still better value than those around him in the Foxes’ defensive unit and there was, of course, some attacking threat too.

During the period in question he assisted in a 2-1 win over Sheffield United before posting a 14-point haul for a goal, clean sheet and three bonus against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 11.

Like Pereira, things tailed off for Söyüncü after Leicester hit their rough patch, keeping just five clean sheets from Gameweek 16 onwards and not adding to his attacking returns.

Despite that poor second half of the campaign, price rises are probably incoming for Leicester defence, even if it’s just by £0.5m, which will make it harder to consider Söyüncü in 2020/21.

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk is often seen as third-fiddle to Alexander-Arnold and Robertson but finishing as the third-highest-scoring FPL defender is nothing to be sniffed at.

Despite that aforementioned drop-off in clean sheets (from 20 to 15 for van Dijk), Liverpool’s centre-back still ended up with 178 points, just three shy of Robertson.

Playing every minute of the cmpaign certainly helped, which may come into play a lot more for Fantasy managers next season when the price gap between van Dijk and the full-backs expands and Neco Williams starts taking starts off their hands.

It is also worth pointing out that 2019/20 provided more double-figure hauls for van Dijk than it did Robertson. While the left-back recorded just one, the Dutch international managed two of them.

The first came when he scored both goals in a 2-1 win against Brighton, racking up 17 points, before 15 were posted in 2-0 win over Manchester United.

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1,125 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    Is there any way I can find out the exact number of FPL players at the end of the 17/18 and 18/19 seasons?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Google for screenshots posted by braggers for this seasons and check out Images? Bound to have someone there showing rank with overall players listed?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        *those not this

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      17-18 was 5,910,135
      18-19 was 6,324,237

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        The reason I know is that I save my FPL Statistico report every season.

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          Thanks.

        2. timmmuh
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          How do you save the report?

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 35 mins ago

            I just either PDF it or save an offline version of the website. It' not perfect but it's ok

      2. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        To add to this i found this on reddit

        2,608,634 in 12/13

        3,218,998 in 13/14

        3,502,998 in 14/15

        3,734,001 in 15/16

        4,503,345 in 16/17

        5,190,135 in 17/18

        https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyPL/comments/a55icq/is_there_a_record_of_how_many_people_played_fpl/

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Nice one, cheers!

          1. Bun Rab L3D2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            np.

        2. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Is there any data on active players, decided by a metric like making a transfer in the last 3 game weeks?

  2. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    People only can pick 2 players/club, will make the game more interesting

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Very much agree. Makes it slightly harder for casuals and also dilutes some of the (alleged) global Man United fan bias where good United player performances can skew the weekly averages.

    2. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      What about a 20 men team (3-6-6-5) with 1 player from each club?

    3. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I'd actually love that - specifically even one defender and one attacker.

    4. Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      They could maybe trial alternative scoring in mimi leagues.
      League admin sets the rules and whst not

  3. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    I know there will be articles on this in the future but here's a couple of Scouting reports on Chelsea's new signings to whet your appetite.
    Stats and vids included.

    This is not my work but taken from the lovely weaintgotnohistory and all credit to @ShauryasSharma1 & ExpectedChelsea

    Hakim Ziyech - https://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2020/2/15/21136240/scouting-chelseas-hakim-ziyech-a-true-modern-playmaker

    Timo Werner - https://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/features/2020/6/7/21282364/timo-werner-in-depth-scouting-report-for-chelsea

    And one I very much hope we sign

    Kai Havertz - https://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2020/6/10/21285169/scouting-kai-havertz

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      "lovely weaintgotnohistory"

      exactly! I like their articles..

      1. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        I'd say it one of the most civilised and well informed Chelsea sites I've ever been too!

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Agree.. well behaved posters too.

          I didn't like the Jorginho article based on Norwich game. He ain't that bad.

          1. Bun Rab L3D2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Agreed. I think that was more of a 'personal piece' i.e. there were no datasets, no real facts or figures, just what someone believes. If he had put data in there to prove his beliefs (as with endless Kepa articles) I think it would be taken more seriously.

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Chelsea trying to buy/add more trophies to their 17 year history

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Thats what everyone is trying to do

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 hours ago

      Thanks for that - really interesting.

    4. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 mins ago

      Interesting, thanks

  4. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    City signing another winger, KDB over Sterling then.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Kdb over sterling regardless if he's got a full season of penalties

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Torres @ £40m

      Still young but so is Foden.

      Pep roulette boom...

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Wonder if there will be a replacement for Dilva?

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Replacement for Sane, no?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Reduced minutes for City attacking assets...

        1. Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          As is the way under Pep.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Why I may go without...

    5. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Sterling's place is pretty safe. He'll be rotated a bit (as is usual with such a team) but not more so than normal.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        As it Stands, Aguero and Jesus as strikers

        Sterling Mahrez Foden Torres Bilva wide.

        So Sterling and Foden left wide, Mahrez and Bilva right wide. Then Torres to get minutes whichever side he plays.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Foden and Bilva could also play centrally and both are more likely to do so regularly with no Dilva, especially Foden.

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Foden is left footed...

          But Sterling is still key. I expect he'll play the most out of the wide forwards.

          1. Greek Freak
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            This. Sterling got most of the games when Sane was fit, and he'll get most of the games now that Ferran Torres has arrived. It's great if other people ignore him because of rotation fears, but I think there's (another) big season ahead for Sterling.

        3. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Foden will be mainly used as a CM, surely?

    6. Il Papera
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Jesus has underwhelmed so we could see Sterling frequently quite central next season - adds to the attraction!

  5. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    What new chips would you like to see added to the game? To replace any of the existing ones

    I quite like the idea of a week where you can activate a chip that lets you switch to your vice captain if he does better than your main

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Chip that allows u to sub out players after Saturday's games and before sundays for someone that hasnt played yet

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Decent shout

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      a cheap that lets you play all 8 attackers for a week (only 2 defenders), would be epic

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        chip not cheap

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Wasn't that the chip they removed? All out attack

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Yes I remember all out attack. I don't miss it - it was quite the opposite of epic!

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Haha i think the only use of that chip was if u ended up with 3 defs that were injured or suspended and didnt want to use a transfer

        2. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          yeah 😀 just a lil gag

    3. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Bench Use - Be able to switch 4 benched players for started players throughout the season, but only in their position and before the GW ends. 1 x GK, 1x Def, 1 x Mid 1 x Fwd.

      It'd be a laugh.

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I like the idea of Double Captain - VC and C both get double points. Imagine the swings!

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        ^ this

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Ooh, I like chips but also dislike them at the same time

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Just like captaincy...

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I quite like the idea of giving the choice between BB and TC - you still get the same number of chips but you decide which ones you want to play

      2 x Bb
      2 x TC
      one of each

    6. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Captain Change Chip - You can move your cap to another player on another day, if you want.

    7. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Captain hindsight.

      Automatically captains your highest scoring player at the end of the GW.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        38 of these would be boss but we'll start with 1. Small steps.

      2. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Lol, saw your post now

    8. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Auto captain you highest scoring player for gwk

    9. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Autumn FH

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Well, tbh actually nope 😉 It would help casuals more than me 😉

    10. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 hours ago

      Too retrospective - they won't allow anything that smacks of that

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Paul Merson suggests Chelsea should sign John Stones.

    Not a Chelsea fan but is he taking the p*ss?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      😀

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      That man is stealing a living. Yes, both of them.

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I don't know why Stones isn't deployed as a defensive mid more often, perhaps a deep-lying playmaker with defensive chops. It's clear he's always a stupid mistake away from costing his team a goal, but I do think he could play an important role in a top premier league team and in midfield he doesn't have to be the weak point/last line of defence.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        That's a key role at a lot of clubs and especially City, so far he hasn't demonstrated anything like the dynamism and reading of the game needed to suit it.

  7. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    TANK Ivanovic could be back to PL. Everton front-runners to sign him on 1+1 year deal.

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Don't let him near any trophies!

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        damn the glass trophy 😀

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Not sure if this is true but I am hearing that teams that progress further in CL/EL will get an extended break before PL starts for them. So this could result in a blank GW1 for teams like United, Wolves and City if they progress further say to the Semi Finals or Finals of CL/EL

    Anyone else heard about this?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Yes, according to Ben Crellin, a team that wins CL or EL would have to play the Super Cup in the midweek of GW2, so they could actually start with two BGW's. Imagine City and United both starting with two BGW's!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 hours ago

        Even more reason to skip City and UTD assets for at least 4 GW's.

        They also won't have had much rest. Poor Bruno who looks jaded. May have to get him a walking stick.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      This was effectively confirmed yesterday when a minimum number of days break for teams playing from this season to next was confirmed by the PL

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      early wildcard confirmed then

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 hours ago

        Pretty much. Everyone on the same strategies with the same teams then.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        I want to save mine for much later this time.

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Me too, I'd probably be willing to take a -8 to get the necessary players in after the blanks, to preserve the WC. If there is a DGW3, that could also enable playing TC in a week when others are prevented from doing so because they are playing WC instead.

  9. jimski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    People suggesting all sorts of possible changes to the game. How's about allowing people to have blanks instead of players, i.e. distribute your funds across as many of the 15 available slots as you choose?

    1. jimski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      (I mean you have to have at least 11, but can choose to ignore the sub slots.)

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        They won't do that, everyone will have no sub keeper and at least 1 outfield blank, just becomes the new template.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      I enjoy the game as it is and I'd like less chips than more fwiw.

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Jordan Sancho according to German sauces would prefer to join LFC instead of UTD.

    Well he won't be rocking up at LFC so probably will stay at Dortmund unless UTD deciide to make him one of their top earners flashing the cash in his face.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Well we didn't need German sources to tell us what should be obvious to everyone. But Liverpool aren't in for him/won't spend that much so he will go to UTD if they stump up the cash

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      That's like preferring Jennifer Lawrence to Jennifer Saunders

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 hours ago

        Bag over the head for Saunders then.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      No respect for players who just want to go to the already established top team even when that means they wont be nailed in the first 11. Weak mentality

    4. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Liverpool are haggling over signing a top 5 CM for 30m so no point entertaining a 100m+ signing in a position where they have 2 of the best.

      Seems like an easy suggestion to make to get clicks - why would Sancho prefer United over Liverpool? 😆

      He'll probably end up at United eventually, they'll pay up probably.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Yeah, all these sauces are past their sell by date.

        Klopp did say he wants to keep the squad lean. I do believe he will bring in a CB though, Matip has become sicknote which is a pity and perhaps a midfielder if Milner left. Hendo seems to be getting injured often as well so we will need cover.

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Not expecting anything to be honest. They didn't spend when there wasn't a pandemic, I don't see them spending when there is one. Unless we make money etc. Already 10m from Lovren. Let's see if the likes of Grujic, Wilson and Shaqiri generate enough funds to bring in quality.

          Liverpool's bench is horrific.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            We won the Title with this squad. I do not think it is about money. LFC are floating in cash now with winning the EPL, CL earnings etc.

            Need to move on a few players like you mentioned first to make some space.

            1. Berbs
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              They have money, just won't spend because it's a clear sell to buy policy. Which I agree with in essence, but I think it's a model Liverpool have outgrown.

              Liverpool got knocked out of CL and FA because of Adrian for example. One injury to the front 3 and it's a serious problem.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 hours ago

                No, I think LFC are much more prudent in the transfer market and Klopp knows what he wants.

                We do not want to end in a situation like with Brendan where we had deadwood and just bought in players for the fun of it. That kind of transfer strategy lands as up with a squad being hindered by deadwood.

                There is always 'what if' Salah or Mane get injured each season.

                We cannot bring in players to replace them sitting on the bench.

                We can also say what if Sterling and Jesus get injured when Aguero has a knee injury.

                Liverpool are on the right track now strategy wise and no need to enter back into the past where tranfer windows ended in tears.

                1. Sanchit
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  If sterling Jesus and Aguero got injured together..
                  City could still lineup their top5 players with Foden Dilva Bilva KDB Mahrez.
                  What would Liverpool do if 2 of their top 3 got injured?
                  Please don't tell me Orogi and Shaqiri are good enough

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        I really hope that doesn't take away all of the budget !!

        Need a CDM & a big fast CB(Bailly could be one if he wasn't made of glass) badly too !!

        Also if pogba leaves a CM. (Jack will do 😉 should come with Money coming in for pogba if he leaves the club)

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Surely you'll generate funds too? Signing just Sancho is like getting plastic surgery to enhance your body parts but still having an ugly face 😛

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            I think 150m£ will be the budget this summer.

            Hopefully should generate some cash with the sells of wantaway players (Lingard, Pereira, Jones, TFM, Joel periera, Chong)
            & Some wage space with Sanchez 🙁

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Would prefer to see Milinkovic Savic over Jack.
          Would even sell Pogba to get him,other money in Sancho,CB and LB.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            I haven't seen a lot of savic to comment tbh. So i take it from you.

            LB would probably be least bothered place Ed would be. With Shaw & Williams there.

            I'd like to see a squad quality FB signing too who can play on both flanks if needed ....

            1. El Fenomeno R9
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              Savic is a beast,they are after him few seasons.
              I would put Pogba last for desire,passion to give it all looks like hes trying but i can see it looks fake.
              Savic will be better for team balance imo,check him on youtube

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 hours ago

                Cheers
                Will do.
                A box to box one maybe. Then the CDM should be one with ball playing skills better than Matic & Mcsuace to cover up for lost creativity maybe ...

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 hours ago

                Pogba is a fake one yes 😀

              3. FOO FIGHTER
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 hours ago

                UTD have a major issue with Sanchez returning from loan. Is he not your second highest earner?

                Past it I am afraid.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 hours ago

                  Definitely. Not an issue though. Can send out on loan again paying half wages just like This season.

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 hours ago

                  Highest earner*
                  350k£ basic fookin weekly wages

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Damn that is rough. What a fail Sanchez has been.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 hours ago

                      I was so happy. Loved him as a fpl asset. Almost dream come true. But Wtf has happened 😀

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 14 hours ago

                        UTD throw money around everywhere. That is what happened...

  11. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    I'm bit bored. Reading few comments about team structure for next season.
    Saw lateriser's HT too.

    I was thinking about something.
    Man United & City can't have home fixtures in one GW due to logistics issues right ??

    I being able to get wayward quickly with thoughts can fall for wrong © options easily.

    So how about Bruno & KDB in team & perma © home guy ??

    Both heartthrobs of respective teams.

    That with double pool defense. Hmmm

    If i have learned anything this season, © isn't a thing to fu.. about. Punts are for 6th/7th attacker's not ©.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      It's a viable route but Salah is an animal at Anfield. It makes up for his blue away form.

      My preferable route would be (c) Salah in every home game, and then (c) KDB/Bruno when Salah is away.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        That is one of my plans. Salah home and when he plays away go another at home.

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Have you seen the Batistuta video on YouTube to the Foo Fighters? Grainy 90s footage but very good all the same.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Yeah ... You're right maybe.

        My last season start was so horrible because of reliance upon Raz & Mo tbh. They failed me miserably too many times.

        It will be impossible to get Taa Salah KDB Bruno & a good squad though 😀

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Depends on prices etc.

          I agree with your original post, keep it simple with captaincy. And that's coming from someone who captained a Digne blank when KDB got 19 points.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Same here mate.
            I have messed up too © wise 😀
            Player. Games points AVG
            Vardy 8 124 15.5
            Salah 7 102 14.6
            Sterling 5 44 8.8
            Mané 3 25 8.3
            De Bruyne 3 56 18.7
            Alexander-Arnold 3 26 8.7
            Pulisic 2 28 14
            Fernandes 2 40 20
            Rashford 1 18 18
            Martial 1 10 10
            Calvert-Lewin 1 4 4
            Alli 1 16 16
            Abraham 1 4 4

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              How stupid i feel after looking at that boy 😀

              Only © KDB & Bruno 5 time's !!

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        But definitely.
        I am going to stick with big hitting ©

        Actually i remember now why did i moved Away to punts.

        Thanks to Raz & Mo !!

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Actually you should perhaps blame the man in the mirror. C Salah when home would have been viable strategy.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Look at the stats above mate. I did the same for most part.

            Lost GW 24 hual due to Mane TC & Brighton haul too.
            Maybe I am the one who's responsible for not having them at correct time as you said 🙂

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      City and UTD may have BGW's when we kickoff again.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Agreed
        That is just overall planning/thinking ....

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      No wonder you are bored after reading that team structure stuff.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        😀

    4. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Rashford (mid) and Sterling (if in form) might say Hi.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        That's what usually happens with me man 😀

        Someone in form says high. I go there. And one of these big hitters with an obvious home fixture bang !!

    5. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      You've got funny ideas on what makes a heartthrob.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        🙂

  12. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Guys saw some goals video of leeds this season..who are the best pick? I am impressed with their rwb /rb don't know his name though..

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Ayling

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Is he their main man there?saw some assists and goals..

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          I don't know

          There's a hot topic on Leeds, give it a read

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Ok..Thanks

  13. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Thinking structure is going to be key to 20/21

    Expecting players to be reassigned and the return of the premium forward

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Premium forward are dead.
      Not because of premium Midfield only. But because of rise of Taa Robbo Doherty.

      Need cash to bulk up the defence.
      With Ings Jimenez doing well & Taa Doherty Robbo outscoring most of big named players we're helpless actually tbh to avoid Big hitting striker's (I'm not too lucky with tge best one around Aguero so i might be biased)

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Think the likes of Werner,
        Martial etc will change the landscape

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Can't see anyone of them above 10m tbh.

          1. Greek Freak
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            They will absolutely be above 10m. As I've said in another thread: nailed-on starting forward for a Champions League team who's coming off a 17 goal season? That's an automatic 10m minimum.

            As for Werner, you only have to look at similar examples. Morata when he came to Chelsea was 10.5 I believe. Werner will be similar - it's not like FPL towers will think he'll have competition from Abraham or Giroud, so they'll treat him as nailed-on in their pricing.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              Maybe you're right. I don't expect Martial to be 10+ for sure. Maybe 0.5 more for being nailed as anything.

              Werner will have 2 strikers to compete with. If Tammy is 9m I'd expect Timo to be within 1m range too.

              Even that looks so expensive though isn't it 😮

              1. Greek Freak
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Werner won't be competing with anyone - I don't think he signed on to be fighting wiht Abraham for game time! However even if he did, that's irrelevant - since I believe FPL will treat him as nailed-on in their pricing.

                As for Martial, he was extremely underpriced at 8.0 given what he did this season. I will extremely surprised if he's less than 10 - let's bookmark this and see who's right about this 😉

                (I'll be more than happy to be proved wrong as I'd love them to be viable options with a power mid, but I just don't see it)

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Pulisic didn't sign to compete with Mount too though. Yet he needed half a season to get in the first 11.

                  When there are options available on bench & we get a young foreign player who will need time to get used to the beast PL is i think FPL must be considering these things.

                  I'd happily take Pulisc at 8.5 & Tony at 10 next season. If Tony is more expensive & United somehow miss out on Sancho, greenwood would be oue Man

                  1. Greek Freak
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    I'm bookmarking this btw so we can come back to it when you're all moaning about how Martial is 11 and Werner 10.5 😆

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      🙂
                      Sure buddy !

              2. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Martial 10.5 or 11, can't be cheaper than Kane imho

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Hopefully you all are wrong 😀
                  I don't have 110m man

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              Can't see Werner being that much. Max 9.5.

              Above 10m and not many may consider him. If you do decide to go and he is at 10.5 then that is the only Chelsea asset you will be having. Towers might remember the Morata overpriced flop.

              I reckon prices on all the new additions into FPL will be reasonable.

              The top scoring players this season are the ones which will be hiked badly. Auba probably going to be minimum 12m next season. If you go Salah KDB then fitting Auba is a problem. Will even be a problem fitting Werner at 10.5 having KDB Salah TAA at 7.5 or 8.

              1. Greek Freak
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                See my reply above to save time.

                Werner is in the same category as Auba and Morata when they came to the PL - they were both 10.5. He'll get the same star treatment by FPL towers.

                As I said, I'll be more than happy to be proved wrong as I'd love to have him at under 10, but I think it's extremely unrealistic to expect that.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Pulisic is our man though. Used to PL & Chelsea team now. Looks class too 🙂

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Yeah, expecting Pulisic to go demon next season. He just needs to stay fit!

                    Havertz is another player tempting me if Chelsea had to sign him. Have done some research on him and read some really good thing about him. Triple CHE attack could be on the cards...

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  The price on Jesus was surprising at the start of the season?

                  If anything Giroud if he stays will be upped in price as well as Tammy and Werner will come in at a reasonable fee.

                  Let's see how it pans out.

                  1. Greek Freak
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Why would the price on Jesus be surprising? He wasn't nailed on and was competing with an unknown Argentinian player called Sergio Aguero 😉

                    Martial is nailed on, and for all intents and purposes, so is Werner. (as I said, even if he doesn't turn out to be nailed on, FPL will treat him as a nailed on star in their pricing)

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Can only guess Aguero will go down in price when Jesus looks nailed now...

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Werner will flop.
          🙂

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Hope and think not!

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              🙂

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        "... Premium forward are dead ...". Well, almost dead. In terms of value (i.e., points/GBP) they are. Not a single one in the "Over 20" benchmark group.

        In the "10-20" group we have a few interesting names:

        Name Team Points Price Points/GBP
        Rashford Man Utd 177 8.9 19.9
        Aubameyang Arsenal 205 10.9 18.8
        Jesus Man City 146 9.9 14.7
        Kane Spurs 158 11 14.4
        Lacazette Arsenal 118 9.2 12.8
        Agüero Man City 132 11.6 11.4

        Some won't be forwards next year though.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Most annoying thing is midfielder getting 5 points for a goal.

          CS point. That's almost like 2 bps per game 😀

          Maybe game needs to change. If Salah & Kun are to score hattrick Kun gets 17 & Salad goes to 21.

          I'm saying thay from experience of watching midfielders outscoring my striker's GW in GW out 😀

          1. Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            A nice approach is to target the midfielders from the big teams, and go with the talismanic forwards from the smaller teams.

            Logic being that there is less likely to be a sharing of points and so 1 goal = 3 bonus almost all the time. The likes of Wood, Ings, Jimenez, Maupay, Pukki, King, Deeney etc.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              That is a very good point.

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              Well spotted!

            3. Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 hours ago

              I agree with this point of cheap forwards. If you play a 3-5-2/ 4-4-2 then you could have three £6m/ £7m strikers and sub the player that is away at a big club. Strikers are streaky too so better to switching due to form and fixtures whilst just sticking patiently with your premium mids.

              Jimi, Ings, dcl, ayew (as a third), tammy, giroud, pukki all fit into this category at some point in the season.

              Haller, joelington, wesley, wilson didn’t work out but easy to change.

            4. Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 hours ago

              Just checked. Someone like dcl is miles better at home than away so three cheap strikers and playing the one at home could work.

              Wood similar uplift at home too

          2. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            I agree.

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Would love 6 in mids

  14. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Watkins goal

    Now Brentford 1-1 Swansea on aggregate.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      His 26th goal this season fwiw.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Who's more attacking ??
      I'll root for them 😉

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Definitely Brentford so far. Decent front 3

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Nice !

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Brentford- some good options if make it to PL - noted Benrahma in particular and Watkins as possible value striker

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Thank you !
          We need those 6m striker's 😀

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Make that 2-1

    4. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Brentford goal

      Marcondes G
      Benrahma A

      Now Brentford 2-1 Swansea on agg.

    5. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Benrahma post. He's absolutely tearing Swansea apart.

  15. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Zlatan, soon to be 39, still bossing it

    1. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      He is! Tbh our form since restart is awesome - shame we were doing very bad before that 🙁

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      He's one of his kind 😀

      Lion he says ...

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Been my idol since 99 or so when I was a small kid! He is my God.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Nice 🙂

  16. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Foreigners call it the EPL. It sounds a bit lame but at 2-0, it looks like it is staying that way. Hopefully not piping up too soon.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      End to end stuff

  17. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    What's everyone's thoughts on Bernardo for next season lads? One to watch following Dilva's retirement as I presume more opportunities for him. Cheers.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Everyone here saying foden would get Dilva minutes forgetting Bilva.

      I expect him to play huge minutes next season. At LCM

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Yeah same thinking here, I expect his price to be the same given Pep roulette how won't be nailed to start and there's plethora of City options to select

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Perhaps. Mahrez is another one. Foden should be cheaper and is the one on my radar.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Figuring out Pep roulette will be challenging and take some time, so perhaps KdB and/or Sterling from the start. It is impossible to win fpl early, but much easier to lose it imo.

    3. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      Be prepared for plenty of benchings and cameos. Doubt he’ll be good value.

  18. Jernau M Gurgeh
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    watching Brentford on Cyfo streams and getting sick of the cardboard fill stadium shouting Come on Brentford continiously lol

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Yea I like it without the fake sounds as well..

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Fake AF. Put me off watching football. Really do not know what on earth they were thinking! I will continue to just keep tabs on scores.

  19. Jernau M Gurgeh
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    3 - 0 now Brentford flying

  20. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Brentford are exciting going forward, if they come up be interesting to see how they adapt.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Or will they get found out like Norwich?

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Yeah exactly my thinking. Imagine Benhrama will move on regardless of promotion

      2. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Even in that case, does it actually matter? Pukki was decent in fpl during early days.

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Lampard could very well play diamond formation with two up top. Someone on here posted a scouting article about Werner working better playing off a second striker.

    So Tammy Werner combo could be what Frank goes for with Pulisic/Ziyech right behind them. Havertz Kovacic and Kante in midfield. Who knows.

    Whichever way, Chelsea going to have a banging attack next season. Goals galore!

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Slight sniff of overthought about Chelsea already, tbh.

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Tammy and Timo up front together - I already coined and copyright-ed the catch-phrase TnT for them about 2 months ago. 🙂

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Nice 😀

  22. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Puli 9 / 9.5
    Werner 10 / 10.5
    Martial 10 / 10.5
    Rashford 9.5 / 10
    Greenwood 7.5 / 8
    Jesus 10 / 10.5

    Make no mistake the playing field is going to be levelled when considering the top 6 regular starters

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Kane "only" 10 / 10.5 like Martial? He can't be more expensive than him imo.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Yep for sure

        Utd and Chelsea assets with CL to lure reinforcements and reflect improvement, attract greater premium

        Kane will be much the same 2nd year with “the one”

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Can't see many picking new fwd's being added with the current crop of fwd's all already in for price hikes.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        At those prices.

        If Werner is 10+ I will stay well clear. Wood, Jimenez Ings will be better options as well compared to Martial at 10+.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Players with proven track records come in with premium prices

          Pepe came in at 9.5 remember

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            And many jumped ship. I did punt him when his price dropped though.

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            Martial will be sniffed at if his price is at 10.5. He will need to be one level up in performance as an FPL forward compared to Jimenez.

  23. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Brentford have reached the Championship Play Off Final after beating Swansea 3-1 (3-2). They will play either Cardiff or Fulham (first leg: 0-2).

    - Brentford G: Watkins, Marcondes, Mbeumo
    - Brentford A: Jensen, Benrahma, Henry
    - Benrahma best player on the pitch. Plays off the left: fantastic dribbler, good crosser and seemingly shots a fair bit.
    - Watkins impressive. CF who looks like a very good finisher and keeps going.
    - Brewster scored a very good consolation for Swansea and has done well since his loan there. I'd expect him to get a PL loan next summer so another potential enabler.

    I'd love to see Brentford win the final. They were brilliant tonight and have a few interesting FPL options imo.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Brewster nailed in my squad if he goes on loan to a premier league side

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        I'd imagine he does. Crystal Palace wouldn't surprise me, I think he was linked before.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Will be a perfect option with how expensive everyone is going to be

          1. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            Also this guy could be a gem

            https://youtu.be/_qvlov_b2Hg

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              20 assists this season in the Championship.

              Very interesting. Price could make him even more interesting...

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Next summer should be next season**

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      I thought Benrahma looked weak and very wasteful, especially in front of goal.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        😯

        He hit the post, skimmed the bar in the last minute too. Looks a player to me tbh

      2. Bada Bing
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        I didn't see every minute of the playoff semis but he seemed to boot his every shot to row z and also looks to be a bit of a hothead.

    4. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      yeah, given their goal difference, I think they deserve it

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      They deserve to be banned from the football league for their antics in the fa cup last season

  24. rozzo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Considering the likes of Doherty and Van Dijk outscore their mid and forward price point counterparts I am strongly considering going 541 next season

    4.5 4
    TAA(8) Van Dijk(6.5) Doherty(6.5) 4.5 4.5
    De Bruyne(12) Fernandes(10)Pulisic(9)Greenwood(7.5) 4.5
    9.5 4.5 4.5

    Obviously guesswork on prices and Greenwood but that would leave about 9.5 for a striker like Ings or Jimenez

    Thoughts?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      There will be many fwd option next season, especially with reclasification options so only picking one may leave you behind.

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Price difference with TAA and VvD probably 1 million imo. Not enough flexibility imo.

    3. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      I actually did this strategy this season. The issue is you have one premium forward who you have/ want to keep swapping so no flexibility at all as a 4.5 player won’t play - I had greenwood and wickham who were sitting on the bench meaning I had to play my other cheap players every week.
      Took ages to unwind, although I made it worse by having five Mid/ premium defenders (Vvd, robertson, digne, AWB, ake)

    4. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Buddy I personally wouldn't risk playing with 5 defenders as typically, as we all know, midfielders and forwards have greater upside potential. Plus, you never know with CS. You wouldn't want to put all your eggs in defense, that sort of tactic can come later down the line once you've established who's doing bits in defense over the course of the season. Implementing that approach from the get-go may leave you behind in your ML pal, that's what I think anyway. Best to keep up with the rest and build from there pal.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Do mids and forwards have greeater upside? That doesnt seem like a valid assumption to me

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 hours ago

        “... as we all know, midfielders and forwards have greater upside potential ...”. The mathematics of the last three years say otherwise. Could change though.

    5. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      There's always talk of a 5-4-1 before kickoff. Never actually seen one that lasted five gameweeks.

    6. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      People always say this preseason. They never have that team after GW1 Deadline.

    7. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      The key thing is that cheapies always emerge.

      There will be at least one 4.5-5.5 mid that will have a blinder.

      There will likely also be a striker at 5.0-6.5 that does the same.

      And a 4.0 or 4.5 defender too.

      Once the season really gets going, everyone will get them and then we’re back to the same old ‘should I get Auba/Kane/Aguero’?

    8. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 hours ago

      Looks good to me (as long as Man Utd don't sign Sancho)! Think Ings/Jimenez will be 8.5-9, but you might need the extra money for Bruno, who could easily be 11. I do like the structure, and am thinking of something similar-ish, in a 532:

      4.5, 4
      TAA (8), Robbo (7), Maguire (5.5), Digne (5.5), Ayling/Dallas (5)
      Salah (12.5), KDB (12), Sterling/Bruno (11.5), 4.5, 4.5
      Adams (5.5), McBurnie (5.5), 4.5

  25. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Voltman to Brighton. Another impressive signing

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      I thought Trossard was going to be impressive...

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        For next season, I'd keep tabs on him buddy

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Lots of roulette happening at Brighton too. I will skip.

          May go for Dunk again though.

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      No mate. Wrong player. It’s Veltman they signed.

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 hours ago

        It's him mate, the guy from Ajax

  26. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Ferran Torres joins City. Brace yourselves, Pep wheel is coming.

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Yeah lots of rotations once again, never seems to end aha

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Wait till Pep brings in another attacking CM in the window.

      Plenty of fookery going to happen then with team selections.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Doesn’t really matter, when they’re on song you can’t not invest

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      They need a CB who can partner Laporte.

    5. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Ferran should also be a big help to Torres Magic's grav rotation. 😛

  27. Il Papera
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 hours ago

    Watkins and Brewster could be tasty at 5.5-6.0. Surely they won’t make newly promoted players 6.5 next year.

  28. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 hours ago

    When you undervalue Pulisic so you can create the team you want.

    https://giphy.com/gifs/qprfc-football-manager-cdjL8mWm9eGOYugVLZ

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Pulisic looked unplayable at times when he finally got going at Chelsea.

      Letting Hazard go and replacing him with the American looks like a great bit of business now.

      1. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 hours ago

        Presumably the most affordable 'essential' this coming year.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 hours ago

          I wouldn't bet on it GH.

          FPL will be careful not to price him too cheap for us,i am thinking he might come in at £9.0/9.5m.

  29. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 hours ago

    Who do MCI look like bringing in at CB to play alongside Laporte? Curious.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Koulibaly

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      Ake

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      Thanks all.

  30. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 hours ago

    everyone forgetting about Kun