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The FPL players who could change position in 2020/21

The relaunch of Fantasy Premier League for 2020/21 will see the usual price swings for various players based on last season’s performances but will also feature positional reclassifications for a handful of them.

In this article, we’ll outline the case for a change of position for a number of Fantasy assets.

Ten players were reclassified at the beginning of last season, including Diogo Jota, Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie.

It’s fair to say that the alterations could be more seismic this summer, with a few premium assets potentially moving from midfielder to forward or vice-versa.

Before we begin, we should stress that this is purely guesswork on our part and is based on how FPL have gone about classifying players previously.

It could be, for example, that they have other ideas on how they will group ‘wide-midfielders’ next season – although, given the short turnaround, a complete overhaul of the game perhaps looks unlikely.

As a very rough guide, FPL have previously classified players using the following criteria:


DefendersCentre-backs, full-backs, wing-backs (eg in a 3-4-3/3-5-2)
MidfieldersCentral/defensive midfielders, number tens, wingers/wide-midfielders, players on either flank of a front three
ForwardsLone strikers, strikers who play in a two-man attack, the central striker in a three-man frontline

The classifications are typically based on what each player in question has done in the previous season.

Marcus Rashford and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, for example, had spent most of their time centrally in 2018/19, hence their listings as forwards at the start of the campaign just gone.

There is the occasional high-profile error (more of which below), of course, but these tend to be either academy products or fringe players from promoted clubs who were perhaps not given as much attention at the launch stage.

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1,205 Comments Post a Comment
  1. waterboy
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    David Luiz will definitely not be classed as a defender next season, if there is anything fair about this game.

    1. el polako
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      5 penalties last season against Arsenal thanks to him.

    2. amitmishr
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      There will be a new classification for him and Jones.

      LIABILITY

      And defenders of the team will get a one goal cushion

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        i like this

        The liability Chip
        You get David Luiz © in your starting XI but you get an extra £10m to spend on recovering his losses for the rest of your team

  2. Og
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Aubameyang as a midfielder! First player in my team!!

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      That is why he should not be a midfielder. There should be no obvious picks in FPL, IMO.

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        He won't be an obvious pick if he's priced appropriately. You can't classify someone based on their output and not their position.

        1. Pieterke30
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          If mid they have to price him 11.5 at the very least. But I dont trust FPL Towers to do that. If they change his position, they will leave him at 10.0 or sth. Which would be utter BS.

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 days, 9 hours ago

            12.0 as a mid would be a fair price. Same as Mane, 0.5 less than Salah/KDB, same or 0.5 more than Sterling.

            1. Flaming Flamingo
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 8 hours ago

              I agree. I'd go something like KDB/Salah at 12.5, Auba/Sterling at 12, Mane 11.5, Bruno 11, Rashford 10.5. It ensure mean that difficult decisions have to be made. Which should be the goal when pricing players.

              1. Flaming Flamingo
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 8 hours ago

                *It would ensure that

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        don't think it matters, as long as he's priced accordingly

        That said - there will be no strikers left at this rate. I still think it should be 'forwards' and all the modern forwards like Salah and Mane get thrown in with the Kanes and Jimis. Let us put 4 'forwards' in the squad and 4 mids instead of 5 and 3

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      A midfield of KDB, Auba, Bruno, Rashford and Greenwood anyone?

      1. Pieterke30
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Really hoping Auba, Greenwood and Rashford remain fwds.

        Otherwise EVERYONE will play 451 and one template will very quickly form.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          5-5-0 maybe 😉

  3. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Lundstram = Midfielder
    Rashford = Midfielder
    Son = Midfielder
    Mane = Midfielder
    Mahrez = Midfielder
    Willian = Midfielder
    Richarlison = Midfielder
    Salah = Forward
    Sterling = Forward
    Aubameyang = Forward
    Kane = Forward
    Martial = Forward
    Antonio = Forward

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Except for the 1st 2 mids you mention, the other 5 are midfielders in the game already?

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      same with Auba and Kane. Or am I missing the point?

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        listing all the disputable players, assuming Kane is just a lil gag

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Aah I see. Cheers. Very bad hangover, little slow today...

        2. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yep.

    3. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Difference between Salah & Mane/Sterling?

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Salah and sterling were 2nd and 5th overall last season for shots in the box, mane was way lower. No way should salah and sterling be mids

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          Where was Rashford? Especially compared to Martial, Sterling, Auba, Salah, Mane and Richarlison.

        2. threeputt
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 8 hours ago

          Salah & Sterling = goalhangers, defo not midfield imo

    4. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      Why is Mane midfielder and Salah forward? Also I think Richarlison will be classified as forward, since Ancelotti took over he has been playing in the front two.

      1. Pieterke30
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Because Salah is generally more advanced than Mané and has actually played a few games as nbr 9, unlike Mané

    5. Pieterke30
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      Agreed except Rashford. Leave him as a striker

      1. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        He is not a striket though...

    6. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      I could live with that.

    7. FOO FIGHTER
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        You can't keep Mane as a mid if you make Salah a forward.

      • FOO FIGHTER
          9 days, 8 hours ago

          Heat maps for the following

          Mane
          https://understat.com/player/838

          Salah
          https://understat.com/player/1250

          If Salah is made a fwd then they would need to make Mane one as well.

        • Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 8 hours ago

          There's no consistency here. Salah, Sterling, Son and Rashford all play wide positions in a front 3. So they all need to be the same positional classification in FPL. FPL Towers can't classify these players differently, as it would just mean uncertainty and lack of consistency. Whether they are Mids or Forws is a different debate though.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              9 days, 8 hours ago

              Exactly. I honestly see Auba being classed as a mid next season. Martial as a fwd as well as Richarlison. Probably Greenwood as a mid. Jota will most like go back to mid as well.

              1. threeputt
                • 10 Years
                9 days, 8 hours ago

                you wish ! you can forget that ! 100% will be a forward

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                    There was already news on the FPL website that Auba could very well be a mid next season.

                  • jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                    Read the FPL Scout article on Auba.

                  • Tony Moon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    FPL already published an article saying he could change to a Mid.

              2. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                The consistency is based on Shots In The Box.

                The fact that Sterling and Salah are so high in the SITB stat shows they are playing as forwards. You can call Salah's position whatever you want.

                But his SITB suggests he is a forward.

                1. Tony Moon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                  I agree that would work for a more complex fantasy game, but FPL isn't like that. It's wide ranging attraction is It's simplicity. If you go by stats, where does it end? TAA as a mid? Ederson as a defender as his touches are probably mostly in that area? Kane plays deep, so is he a mid? The only simple way of classifying players is by position played. For FPL that means in a 442, both of the 2 are Forwards. For 433, the central of the 3 is a Forward and the wide 2 are Mids. It has to be a consistent system for the "masses" to understand.

            • Aztec Kamara
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 8 hours ago

              If they were setting up from scratch I personally think the best thing would be for all players that play in a front 3 to be forwards, but that’s a BIG change to make when it contradicts the previous policy so it can’t really happen. The issue for me is that everything is getting a bit out of whack as you really need to get as many of the attacking mids in your team as you can, and there is very little use/room for genuine mids (KDB the obvious exception). Forwards are getting less appealing and there seem to be far less viable options.

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

                I agree with this. Front 3 need to be forwards, but it won't happen since it's a big change. What will happen is Auba and Rashford as mids, which makes things worse... At least there will be Martial as a decent premium forward choice.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                    Some suggesting Martial at 10.5.

                    Not sure how decent that is when he would need to make up quite a bit of points mid > fwd.

                    I would in that case prefer having Rashford at 10.5 in midfield.

                    Having 3 UTD is also going to be a big push with some overpricing them.

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

                      I don't think I'd be interested in 3 United - it was very easy to have them at the end of the season with Martial and Bruno under 9 and Greenwood at 4.5, but next season is a different proposition.

                      I'll probably just get Bruno for the penalties now.

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                          With UTD likely to start there season late as well as City, I will be going without both 🙂

                  • Studs Up
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                    So wing backs would then become mids?
                    Are we looking at starting position, or based on heat map position?
                    Alonso/ Doc would probably be classified as forwards then lol

                    1. Tony Moon
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                      Exactly. It's far too complex for FPL and many casuals would lose jnterest, which FPL clearly wouldn't want. It might work for us "experts", but FPL isn't targeted that way.

                      1. Aztec Kamara
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 3 hours ago

                        Not necessarily but your point is valid as it’s the same issue and FPL Towers need to call it the right way. The problem is that lots of teams adopting either wingbacks or a front 3 are counter to the way FPL is set up as you effectively end up with players that don’t completely fit in either category. Maybe wingbacks with 3xCBs should be mids as they have a license to bomb forwards, but I’m less convinced about that compared to the front 3. Ultimately you’ll always end up having to draw the line somewhere, and it’ll never be perfect, but in my opinion the situation with Salah, Mane, Sterling, Rash, etc. is getting ridiculous and needs sorting. They’re forwards and I think that’s pretty obvious to just about anyone.

                        1. Tony Moon
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          9 days, 2 hours ago

                          I do agree. Maybe every team should be forced to play 442 lol

              2. Velocity
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Has anyone got a good idea about prices for Aubameyang, Pulisic, Antonio, Rashford, and the Liverpool defence next year?

                1. Greek Freak
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  No. But I do have guesses!

                  Aubameyang - 11.0
                  Rashford - 10.0
                  TAA - 7.5
                  Robertson - 7.0
                  VVD - 7.0
                  Gomez - 6.0
                  Antonio - 7.5 (and he won't be worth it 😛 )

                  No idea about Pulisic.

                  1. threeputt
                    • 10 Years
                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                    Rashford would have to be a mid for me at that price, big overpricing as a forward imo

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

                      I don't know - 17 goals, 177 points, possible (occasional) penalties, nailed on in a top team, I'd be surprised if he was less. It was a big jump in output from his previous season so a jump in price is justified.

                2. The Littlest Robbo
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Auba 11
                  Pulisic 9.5
                  Antonio 8
                  Rashford 9.5
                  TAA 8
                  Robbo 7.0/7.5
                  VVD 6.5

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Looks good, except Antonio seems high. I wouldn't buy him for more than 7.5 as a mid or 7.0 as a forward. FanTeam had him at only 6.5 (!) but I'm guessing he'll be a 7.5 forward and I'll pass on that.

                  2. Velocity
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                    Why the jump in price for Pulisic his actual points were not high

                3. Pieterke30
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 9 hours ago

                  Depends on their position imo

                  1. Pieterke30
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 9 hours ago

                    If Auba midfielder he gotta be more expensive than if fwd

              3. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 9 hours ago

                When did FPL usually launch? Around a month before the start of the new season?

                1. Pieterke30
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 9 hours ago

                  New fixtures wont be released before Aug 21 which is three weeks before Sep 12 (start of new season). The game wont launch on Aug 12.

                  1. RedLightning
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    It could do, with fixtures being added later.

              4. Grounderz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 9 hours ago

                Have a question.

                Trying to create a table and one of the stats column selected is "Attempts from Set Plays Conceded". I am getting an "n/a" value. Anybody any ideas?

                My filtering options are set at...
                Filter type: Table should use globally set filters
                Select season: 2019/2020
                Filter stats by: All matches
                Gameweek: 38
                From: 1 to 38
                Player positions: All positions
                Team: All teams

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 9 hours ago

                  You are looking at individual player stats instead of team stats?

                  1. Grounderz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 days, 9 hours ago

                    Ahh, cheers mate. Did not filter that to teams, missed that out. Thanks.

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 9 hours ago

                      🙂

              5. Jafooli
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 9 hours ago

                Any word on when FPL 20/21 will open? When do we reckon? Apart from 4am....

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 9 hours ago

                  No, August 20th 10:47

                2. Forza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  04:02

                3. Arn De Gothia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  Wait for ”price teasers” then add two weeks?

                4. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
                  • 11 Years
                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                  rumor is 2 a.m. this season. get your espresso's up and running 😉

              6. Jafooli
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 9 hours ago

                Does any of the promoted teams have defs or GK’ers on penos?

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 9 hours ago

                  Heard Brentford are looking at signing Chilavert..

              7. Jafooli
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 9 hours ago

                Hope they give us an extra 10m to start with this season.....

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  Nah. If there's a massive glut of premium midfielders, it will make for a more interesting game as there won't be a clear template team.

                  1. Greek Freak
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Really? If everyone's a mid other than Kane and Firmino then all teams will be 4-5-1.

                    1. ManUnitedComeBack
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                      Not necessarily. Going 3 talismanic budget strikers up top and rotating between them based on fixtures to play a 442 would work as well.

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Or 3-5-2. I think that's what I'd do.

                      2. Greek Freak
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        That sounds like too much money on the bench every week, especially in a season when the budget will be needed for all the premium mids (and there will be a lot of them).

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          My 3-5-2 would be 3 nailed defenders and 2x4m, 5 mids, 2 budget strikers who'd be transferred frequently according to form and fixtures and a 4.5 no-hoper.

              8. grooveymatt65
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 9 hours ago

                Who do people think the top 5 bargains will be for their price/postiton?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  Players we've not heard of yet. Next season's Lundstrams.

                2. Arn De Gothia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                  Lallana

                3. Collie01
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                  Possibly Che Adams as cheap forward option. Seemed to find his feet a little at end of the season, might have needed time to adjust to PL. Southampton a reasonably good attacking team.

                  Keita for Liverpool could be a decent option but he'll probably be at that awkward price (5.5/6) where he's too expensive for fodder and will take up valuable mid and/or Liverpool slot in people's teams. Could see him getting 6-8 goals and assists over the season each if he nails down a starting place.

              9. Bye David Silva.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 9 hours ago

                Any Burnley fans?
                Who is first choice left back?
                Taylor or Pieters? Thanks.

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 9 hours ago

                  I know the answer, but I'm not a Burnley fan sorry

                  1. Bye David Silva.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 9 hours ago

                    You can tell me then.. Hehe

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 9 hours ago

                      tis Taylor

                      1. Bye David Silva.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Pieters yet have more assists last season. Thanks man..

                2. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                  Taylor.

                  1. Bye David Silva.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 46 mins ago

                    Thanks bro

              10. FOO FIGHTER
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  Midfield of

                  Pulisic Salah, Auba and budget...

                  Oh yes...

                  1. Azathoth
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    No Dele?

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Nah. Gotta be Auba, KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Greenwood

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        If UTD sign Sancho then Greenwood will face bench duty or Rashford.

                        1. amitmishr
                          • 5 Years
                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                          Sancho will not come, I think.

                          Even if he comes in, greenwood, him martial and rashford rotate. When Sancho plays, martial/greenwood play through the middle, while rashford/martial from left. Greenwood would get the least minutes among 4. James could also play a few minutes in cup games and as sub

                          1. Velocity
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            9 days, 6 hours ago

                            Sancho will come and Greenwood will be on the bench

                            1. Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 6 hours ago

                              Amen 🙂

                              1. Velocity
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                9 days, 5 hours ago

                              2. Velocity
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                9 days, 5 hours ago

                                Yup

                      • FOO FIGHTER
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          It is yet to be seen if Pep goes and gets another attacking midfielder to replace Dilva. He could very well do that as Dilva off the wage budget creates some space...

                          1. amitmishr
                            • 5 Years
                            9 days, 7 hours ago

                            Sergi Roberto it seems.

                        • Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          If this midfield is possible with a start-of-season budget, then they've priced the United assets too cheap.

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            9 days, 8 hours ago

                            You'd need a hopeless defence and front 3, I'd say. I wouldn't go for this myself, but I bet plenty would if it's on the table.

                    2. FALSE PROFIT
                      • 6 Years
                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                      Oblak
                      TAA VVD Alaba Alphonso Davies
                      KDB Kroos Freuler
                      Mbape Messi
                      Lewandowski

                      Good Side?

                      1. Flaming Flamingo
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Needs more Neymar

                      2. mynameisq
                        • 6 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Bunch of frauds

                      3. Tony Moon
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Great for a 12 player team 🙂

                        1. FALSE PROFIT
                          • 6 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          Jeez 2 hours and 40 minutes to spot it!
                          Who would you drop?

                    3. Siva Mohan - Make more gree…
                      • 7 Years
                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                      Everton have bid £18m for Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilón.

                      The offer is expected to spark a flurry of activity for the 23-year old, who was voted the best left-back in La Liga last season.

                      (Source: Sky Sports)

                      Juventus are set to beat Manchester United in the race to sign Raúl Jiménez.

                      The Italian champions are in talks with Wolves over a deal that rises to €80m for the Mexican striker.

                      (Source: AS)

                      PSG have submitted a €30m offer to Bayern Munich for Liverpool target Thiago Alcântara.

                      Negotiations are now underway between the different parties.

                      (Source: Le10 Sport)

                      1. Greek Freak
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Re. Everton - that's weird, left back is just about the only position they don't need a new player for. Maybe a back-up for Digne, but sounds like they're getting another starter.

                        1. Ginkapo FPL
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          They have lost Baines.

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

                            Yes but why would they sign another first choice left back? Someone for cover is fair enough, but it's strange to get someone who'd start when they have Digne. (or am I overrating Digne?)

                            1. UnitedFan
                              • 5 Years
                              9 days, 7 hours ago

                              Nah I agree.

                            2. Major League Shocker
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              9 days, 6 hours ago

                              Maybe they are looking to cash in on Digne? I know Chelsea are said to prefer Chilwell, but Digne has been suggested as an alternative if Chilwell is too expensive, or if Chilwell goes to City instead.

                        2. amitmishr
                          • 5 Years
                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                          They are Everton after all.

                          United, Everton and Barcelona boards are full of visionaries. We mortals and football fans will not be able to understand

                      2. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
                        • 11 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        we as chelsea should have gone with Sergio Reguilón.

                    4. Black Rabbit
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                      Can not wait Leeds and Chelsea rivalry next season...

                      1. Goodbye Horses
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Not much of a rivalry really.

                      2. Ginkapo FPL
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        On which note, How many Leeds games will be a noon?

                        1. Ginkapo FPL
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          *ay

                          1. Ginkapo FPL
                            • 9 Years
                            9 days, 8 hours ago

                            *at

                      3. 7shadesofsmoke
                        • 7 Years
                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                        Main benefit of Bournemouths relegation this year is not having Leeds fans smash the place up.

                        1. Black Rabbit
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 6 hours ago

                          Indeed

                    5. Jdpz
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Perhaps it would be a good idea to split defense, midfield and attack. For example, there would be 3 central defenders and 2 wingers. There would be, for example, 2 defensive midfielders and 3 offensive. There would be 1 center forward and 2 wingers.

                        1. Goodbye Horses
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                          Gets murky pretty quick though. Imagine being forced to field two 3-pointers in midfield every week. Nah.

                      • Jdpz
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          Salah should be Forward.

                          1. Studs Up
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            9 days, 7 hours ago

                            Ederson plays most of the game almost as a sweeper....what should he be?

                        • Uncle Baby Billy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                          My team is already taking shape...

                          Pope (4.5)
                          TAA Tierney Robertson (4.5 4.5)
                          Salah KDB Aubameyang Bruno Sterling
                          Kane Werner Ings

                          Dependent on prices obviously. I might have to downgrade the two 4.5s to 4.0s

                        • Jafooli
                          • 8 Years
                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                          Team sheets for FA Cup?

                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 5 Years
                            9 days, 7 hours ago

                            nearly there

                        • SADIO SANÉ
                          • 5 Years
                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                          Arsenal:
                          Martinez
                          Bellerin Holding Luiz Tierney AMN
                          Ceballos Xhaka
                          Pepe Laca Auba

                          Chelsea:
                          Willy
                          James Azpi Zouma Rudiger Alonso
                          Kovacic Kante
                          Mount Giroud Pulisic

                          1. EmreCan Hustle
                            • 8 Years
                            9 days, 7 hours ago

                            Willy vs Luiz. Let's see who doesn't screw up.

                          2. Ginkapo FPL
                            • 9 Years
                            9 days, 7 hours ago

                            Maitland Niles is a midfielder officially so might not be LB

                          3. FOO FIGHTER
                              9 days, 7 hours ago

                              Pulisic and Mount to be made forwads for next season. Ha ha.

                            • amitmishr
                              • 5 Years
                              9 days, 7 hours ago

                              Chelsea youngsters are such a matured lot.

                              Tammy, cho, rlc etal don't get much of a look in now. With 3-4 superstar signings, they might play reserve and cup games only. If it were any other youngsters, they might be looking at a way out. Pogba, Gomes, sancho- the list is long.

                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                • 5 Years
                                9 days, 7 hours ago

                                CORRECT! oops

                                Arsenal:
                                Martinez
                                Holding Luiz Tierney
                                Bellerin Ceballos Xhaka AMN
                                Pepe Laca Auba

                                Chelsea:
                                Willy
                                Azpi Zouma Rudiger
                                James Kovacic Jorginho Alonso
                                Mount Giroud Pulisic

                          4. LE CHARO
                              9 days, 7 hours ago

                              Reading in the guide that every wide player in a front three is classified a mid, it is clear to me that this whole positional debate is coming from a failure from FPL towers to make the difference between wide mids and wide forwards.

                              Yet, it is rather intuitive and there is no need to look at heatmaps to make the distinction, simply look at the stats and the roles players have in their teams. Salah and Mané are the main goal threats for Liverpool and the most advanced players in their team, it is obvious they should be forwards. Same goes for someone like Richarlison, who actually plays in a front 2 now and has played as a lone striker in the past.

                              I think the issue is that FPL Towers are afraid this would bring too much confusion as it could lead to situations where wide players in the same front 3 would not have the same position (Sterling as a forward and Mahrez/Bernardo/Foden as mids for example), but in France we have a very popular fantasy game called "Mon Petit Gazon" in which players are classified based on their roles rather than their position and the pool of options is more balanced that way. It is not perfect and there are some disputable classifications too, but it is at least a more accurate representation.

                              1. Goodbye Horses
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                9 days, 7 hours ago

                                It's becoming more and more apparent with each passing year that the personnel who make these distinctions at FPL HQ aren't the sharpest tools in the box. Too many howlers to be accidental.

                              2. diesel001
                                • 3 Years
                                9 days, 6 hours ago

                                Forwards should be classified based on their shots in the box (SITB).

                                Compare Mane's SITB to Salah's. It is pretty obvious Salah plays as a forward and Mane as a winger (i.e. midfielder). Same with Sterling (forward) and Mahrez (winger). Same with Martial (forward) and Rashford (winger).

                                1. Baravan
                                  • 7 Years
                                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                                  what if a forward is not greedy and doesn't shoot to much.

                                  1. Baravan
                                    • 7 Years
                                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                                    *too

                                  2. diesel001
                                    • 3 Years
                                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                                    Name one of them? If you look at the top two or three players for each team with the highest SITB, it is usually the forwards.

                                    Even Firmino is one of the highest for SITB and that guy doesn't score goals.

                                    1. Baravan
                                      • 7 Years
                                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                                      if you could have said top 1 of each team is the forward, then he is a forward, but top two or three means he is not a forward according to your theory.

                                2. LE CHARO
                                    9 days, 5 hours ago

                                    Totally disagree. If Mané does not have many SITB, it's because unlike Salah, he shoots when there is a decent chance of scoring. But his main role in the team is to score goals, not to play near the touchline and send crosses or provide width (even if it's part of what is expected from him). Rashford falls in the same category, he's on the wing for balance reasons and because his profile makes him useful when he's in the half-space, but he's obviously a forward. The number of SITB has nothing to do with it. What we need to look at is whether the player is more of a goal threat or a creator of chances.

                              3. Baravan
                                • 7 Years
                                9 days, 7 hours ago

                                it is simple, just classify them according to the heatmap.

                                1. amitmishr
                                  • 5 Years
                                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                                  Laporte might become a mid, by that account.

                                  Taa will be a close shout to a striker, but a mid, more than likely

                                  1. Baravan
                                    • 7 Years
                                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                                    no sir, Laporte's heatmap is still behind the mids and forwards, therefore still a defender.

                                    1. amitmishr
                                      • 5 Years
                                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                                      Frankly not seen it, so you could very well be correct.

                                      My point was his heqtmap position vs some mids from mid and bottom table teams, say Douglas Luiz from villa

                                      1. Baravan
                                        • 7 Years
                                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                                        his heatmap according to other City's mid and forwards i meant.

                                2. Studs Up
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                                  And wing backs playing high up the field?

                                  1. Baravan
                                    • 7 Years
                                    9 days, 5 hours ago

                                    Just look at their heatmap comparing to other teammates(mids and forwards)

                                3. beetlejuice
                                  • 3 Years
                                  9 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Good to see someone finally having the correct logic.
                                  I feel like many people here don’t know much about football.

                              4. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 3 Years
                                9 days, 7 hours ago

                                I’m having this gut feeling, that B Silva could be huge next year for points

                                1. Zim0
                                  • 2 Years
                                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                                  Nah

                                2. amitmishr
                                  • 5 Years
                                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Go with your guts. He certainly can have explosive returns
                                  The worst that could happen is your rank could end up in the sewers.

                              5. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
                                • 11 Years
                                9 days, 6 hours ago

                                Why Werner is not playing?

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

                                  He's not eligible..

                                  1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
                                    • 11 Years
                                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                                    Thanks. Didn't know

                                    1. Right In The Stanchion
                                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                                        Do you live in an alternate world?

                                2. Right In The Stanchion
                                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                                    Come on Arsenal time to beat cheque book FC

                                  • Ginkapo FPL
                                    • 9 Years
                                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                                    Do kids just not learn how to play as a winger anymore?

                                  • elchilangles
                                    • 1 Year
                                    9 days, 6 hours ago

                                    who is this guy with a lisp rapping?

                                  • Right In The Stanchion
                                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                                      Bloody hate this Wembley camera angle.

                                      1. elchilangles
                                        • 1 Year
                                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                                        feels like when you're playing FIFA and someone has changed the camera angle before you and it gets left on the wrong one!

                                    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                      • 10 Years
                                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                                      So greedy from mount

                                      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                        • 3 Years
                                        9 days, 6 hours ago

                                        it was. But a good shot taken

                                    • My heart goes Salalalalah
                                      • 3 Years
                                      9 days, 6 hours ago

                                      Pulisic goal