The Promoted

What to expect from Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa in FPL

FPL managers are set for entertainment when Marcelo Bielsa finally arrives in the top-flight of English football.

The Leeds United manager joins the Premier League heralded as an unprecedented individual, his personality likely to impact your FPL team at some point in the 2020/21 season.

With this piece, we are launching our series of articles on The Promoted, so that the Fantasy community is well-prepared for the latest sides to join FPL.

We are starting with El Loco, as the Leeds boss is affectionately known and, later in the week we will assess the Championship winners’ defensive and attacking underlying statistics to pick out the early contenders for inclusion in our squads.

To help us with our research, we have brought in the expertise of Beren Cross, a journalist for LeedsLive who has covered United extensively during Bielsa’s time at the club.

What is Bielsa’s background?

Bielsa is considered to be one of the most enigmatic characters in world football after three decades of management under his belt, including spells with Argentina and Chile’s national teams, Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and Lille.

The Leeds United job is his first in England but the Argentinian is well-known on the world stage, reportedly a huge influence on some of the biggest coaches on the Premier League scene, including one Pep Guardiola.

“My admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is huge. For me, he’s the best coach in the world.” – Pep Guardiola

“He’s one of the best managers in the world. And he’s like my father.” – Mauricio Pochettino

During his time as a football manager, Bielsa has earned a reputation for exceptional levels of attention to detail. Going into every game, he will have mapped out potential solutions to any situation that could ensue on the field.

“If players weren’t human, I’d never lose.” – Marcelo Bielsa

“Playing in a Bielsa side is a bit like being in the military. It’s tactics, tactics, tactics and fitness.” – Mateusz Klich

Nothing encapsulates Bielsa’s attention to detail, or demeanour better than the already notorious incident of Spygate.

Always known as a man dedicated to in-depth analysis of his opponents’ tactics, it was discovered in January 2019, that the Leeds manager had sent coaches to spy on Derby Country’s training sessions ahead of a key Championship clash.

However, instead of denying the allegations, Bielsa admitted spying on Derby, as well as every other opponent Leeds had faced that season.

What followed was an hour-long press conference, which Beren Cross attended, in which Bielsa gave a PowerPoint presentation on how he profiles upcoming opposition. Such is the meticulousness of his research and analysis, the conclusion of this unprecedented press briefing was that Bielsa did not need to spy on other clubs to know how to beat them.

Leeds were then fined £200,000 for their involvement in the scandal but, summing up Bielsa’s character perfectly, he insisted on paying the fee out of his own pocket.

Having Bielsa in the Premier League is sure to add a new level of drama for the neutral fans, but how will it impact FPL? Let’s have a closer look…

What style of football does Bielsa use?

To get an accurate fix on the way Leeds are likely to set-up their stall in the Premier League, we asked Beren Cross what style of football Bielsa likes to use.

It certainly appears that his side will make matches entertaining for fans next season, which could result in goals at both ends of the pitch.

“The nearest tactical style your readers will be able to compare it to is Pep Guardiola’s City set-up. United press high, they mark man-to-man across the pitch, a feature many opposition managers pointed out as being unique in the Championship last season. The Whites are renowned for being the fittest team in the league. Described as machines by some in the way they relentlessly press and harry. Many winners came late in matches while opposition tired and they kept going until the bitter end.” – Beren Cross

Those already trying to get an accurate fix on Leeds’ line-ups for 2019/20, should start with their regularly used formations, especially as they are known for a somewhat changeable shape.

“It’s very fluid, but the simplest description would be a 4-1-4-1 with the wingers and full-backs pushing up to create a 3-3-1-3 at times. It is something he sticks to a lot, but the formation is generally determined by how many strikers the opposition employ. If it’s one striker they go 4-1-4-1 and if it’s two strikers, they go 3-3-1-3.” – Beren Cross

As for whether the personnel within these systems can be relied upon for starts, it seems as though Leeds could come into the Premier League to match the likes of Burnley or Wolves for high number of reliable starters.

As you have already seen, Bielsa’s style of management is unique so the fact that his players are attuned to this will go a long way to helping them start games regularly in the top-flight.

“Leeds are a very settled side. Bielsa only tends to change the team for suspensions and injuries, even during poor runs of form. They are so fit, fatigue is rarely an issue. The aforementioned Bamford would go 10 matches without a goal in the Championship and not be dropped, much to many fans’ dismay. However, Bielsa is loyal and his players run through brick walls for him.” – Beren Cross

How does Bielsa handle the press?

Press conferences form a big part of how Fantasy managers pick their team, so it is always important to assess what role Bielsa will play in that.

Are Leeds going to be a team we can rely on for accurate injury information, or will Bielsa replace Eddie Howe as the Premier League’s non-committal team news pedaller?

“Bielsa is cordial with the press, but he is a private man. He does not grant any one-to-one interviews. He treats every journalist the same and gives them all a chance to ask their questions in press conferences. He is very forthcoming with injury news. There was a period, in his first season, Bielsa would name the starting XI in press conferences, much to supporters’ frustrations. He has grown out of that now, but is very honest about injuries and who is likely to replace outgoing personnel.” – Beren Cross

Keep an eye out for our articles on Leeds’ defence and attack later this week and, for more detail on United for the 2020/21 season, make sure to follow Leeds United Live on Twitter.

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  1. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Arsenal in talks to sign Willian on a free, via Fabrizio Romano

    1. SweepaKeepa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bloated wages on an aging player when we already have plenty of tricky wide players already.
      Not buying this one.

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd much rather develop players like Saka and Pepe (I don't count him as a flop just yet - let's see how he does in his second season), and I don't think Willian is a big enough name to offset this by persuading Auba to stay.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He's leaving Chelsea because they won't give him a 3-year contract. Does that mean Arsenal have? For a position that doesn't need strengthening?

      Arteta went up in my estimation as I watched the Cup Final, for his reading of the game and tactical adjustments. He has the making of a fine manager. However, if he's sanctioning this (and he may not have a say in it to be fair), it does raise doubts.

      1. Wilshere Knowledge
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Seems like an agent move.

        Happy to take Willian if it helps bring Coutinho in. 😆

        Nelson a goner though.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hadn't thought about him smoothing the way for Coutinho. That would be interesting. Might knock my plans to have Ceballos into touch though.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What goes out of contract in London, stays in London !!

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

    Which is better?

    Lloris + Rudiger
    Fabianski + Tierney

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      For what?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        FanTeam.

        The scoring is the same as FPL (basically). Which set of players is better?

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Is it a dead team thing? If so, I think A would be better, if Rudiger is nailed next year and they get a decent CB to tighten up a bit. I'd wait as long as possible though as so many things can and will happen between now and next season.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Oh ofc. Just preliminary drafting here.

            Currently leaning Lloris + Rudiger. Purely because in FanTeam you get a bonus point if your team wins the match.

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

          Thanks for highlighting the site. I can’t enter, but been fun building a mock team for fpl practice.
          Pricing looks pretty sensible.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Ah that's too bad. That prize pool is very impressive and that guarantee is massive. Big value in that game.

            No bonus points makes forwards in that game garbage though imo. Will definitely be playing 4-5-1 I think with scoring the way it is and basically only pick players from top 6 sides because of the bonus point for your team winning the game (which I hate as a scoring mechanism)

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

          I’ve created a team also. Did you play it before? Looks great, mainly for the prices haha

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The option with Tierney, Aurier possibly the Spurs defensive option of choice.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Prices in this game are interesting.

        Lloris 5.0, Leno 5.0, Pickford 4.5, Fabianski 4.5
        Tierney 5.0, Davies 5.0, Rudiger 4.5, Luiz 4.5

        Aurier is a stupid 6.0 so will definitely avoid.

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Wow - I don't know anything about FanTeam but Tierney would be the first name on my FPL team at that price!

          1. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            His only handicap is that he is David Luiz team mate 🙂

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

          Pickford at 4.5 is in there like swimwear

          1. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Is that Parmesan Belgrade crest? 😉

    3. SweepaKeepa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fab T

  3. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Important question - when do we think the FPL page will start up again for the new season.

    I'm bored

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Two things to go yet - Championship Play Off Final and Fixtures Release.

      Nothing for this week and probably next week.

    2. Ranger Mann
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Typically 3 weeks before.

      1. Godfrey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Last year it was launched on the 27th of June. 7 weeks before kick-off

    3. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      My prediction:after Mon 17.......hope i'm wrong and it will open sooner.

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Think last year was earlier than ever. I'd say not long after fixtures.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I still use your excel spreadsheet from a few years back, legend you fella

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          haha thanks man, must admit I've been playing around with it a bit this week (exactly the same just edited prices), fun to speculate about Auba as a mid!

    5. Godfrey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Don't think they will wait till fixtures. They can launch it next week and update when fixtures are out. My guess is 11th of August.

      1. grooveymatt65
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        that would be sweet as that date is my birthday 🙂

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          That's cool, do any players have your mother's maiden name and/or your favourite teacher or pet's name?

          1. SAY MY NAME
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            took the words out of my mouth 😀

    6. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Can't imagine it'll be long after the fixtures are released, can't do it before then

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

      I reckon it'll be around 22 Aug. Doubt they will relaunch before the fixtures have been announced and apparently that won't happen until 3 weeks before.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Agreed

        Saw 21 August as fixture release date (given in article re Lampard asking for Chelsea delayed start) and release will be shortly after

  4. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Just hope towers releases a few teaser prices in the coming while.

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Post virus, I dont know how we will go back to having endless weeks before FPL opens up. Even this short spell seems long.

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

      I hope not. If they start doing that, it means they've finalised the price list and want to tease us for a while for PR purposes. There's no time for mind-tricks this pre-season - if they've done the list, just get it out!

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      But they do it...every season - they start releasing prices bit by bit...in a fashion of the best Hollywood movie teaser 🙂 it’s just marketing and something to be expected in the future as well...

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeh, I'm just saying special circumstances call for special measures. I'm sure the marketing wonks will get their way.

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I agree, would definitely like it more if all the prices were released all at once.

  5. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I'm really excited to see a Bielsa team in the PL. Looking forward to the articles on the players.

    But a question ....

    With so much emphasis on fitness, how will a truncated pre-season affect them? Will they start the season with sub-optimum fitness, or will they conk out in the second half of the season as Bielsa teams are wont to do?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm guessing the latter. I will probably pick up the Leeds forward to start the season. Hopefully it isn't Bamford coz the guy is not PL quality. Watkins would be interesting. Or basically anyone else.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm looking at a potential 4.5 defender to step off the bench and a playing 3rd forward either from Leeds or Brentford. Re. Leeds if they are fit to start and play the Bielsa way effectively from the get-go, they'll be desirable FPL assets. If they run out of steam later we just ditch them.

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Wait until tomorrow...it might be Fulham 😉

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ayling and dallas will be 5.0 most probably.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Probably fair, but I'd be disappointed with that - they'd be out of my reach.

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

      Bielsa is probably already drilling them for next season so I expect them to be as ready as any team.

      Saying that I think they will do there best work in the first have of the season Andy.Bielsa does run em hard and with the players not being of the high standards that the PL has then I expect problems to start popping up around Christmas.

      Bielsa done well in the Argentinian domestic league but it is not a coincidence that they have a lot less games in the season imo.

    3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Strengthening the squad size will help but he does try to stick to more or less the same 11 every game. They'll start the season fit as trouts and raring to go. The first 4/5 games are so important

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He has to. Learning the Bielsa way is a huge learning curve. I wouldn't have any players Leeds purchase now, and I'd be worried if any newbies are in the first team from the off.

        Ogie - before Covid hit and I was expecting them to last the season and get promoted, my thinking was 38 PL games as opposed to 46 in the Champers League will benefit the players enormously, but the new circumstances might cause them to struggle in the latter stages. From an FPL point of view though, you just look out for the early signs of fatigue and shift them out. But I am hoping to supplement the premium players in my squad with bargain surprises from leeds and, hopefully, Brentford.

    4. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I guess they will come out with guns blazing...like Norwich did this one or Fulham year before (Mitro that is)...hope they will manage to find consistency as they are big club with huge supporters base all over world and PL needs them (VAR help? 😉 maybe )

    5. meerlight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I doubt there fitness levels will translate to much of an advantage in the premier league.

      1. HammersXI
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Watch the game against Arsenal. If we play like this against every single club, we might finally be noticed

    6. HammersXI
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A truncated pre season wont be the worst thing. The diff is that they have been playing regular football 1.5 months before the season kicked off so that would help. I only see it affecting new signings instead. So expect them to come inside the team only around 1-1.5 months into the new season

  6. Our Tiny Servant
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone having trouble signing up for membership? I get a message saying please check error messages when all I’ve done is pick annual, UK, card...?

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Was smooth with me - PayPal though...

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

      Mine was smooth, via my debit card. I enrolled via the email though.

    3. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Just looking into this - bear with us! Did a page upgrade this morning which shouldn't have changed anything but clearly has.
      When is the error occurring specifically?

      1. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        After clicking on Upgrade Account

        1. Men in green tights
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Exactly the same for me too
          Cheers

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Did you sign up by pressing a link on a dodgy email?

      1. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Upsss 🙂

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

        Er ...... yeh ....

    5. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That SHOULD be fixed now. Annoyingly little bug crept in that took a whole to find - hopefully squashed. Apologies for inconvenience!

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Manchester United negotiations with BVB for #Sancho are now in ‘advanced stage’.
    Man Utd always wanted to pay him using ‘add ons’ and ‘installments’ after virus. Still no agreement but talks on.
    Personal terms are not a problem - his contract would be until June 2025. #MUFC

    Sancho is now ‘waiting’ to understand if the two clubs will find an agreement or not. He’d like to join Man Utd. But it’s up to the clubs and BVB are pushing to decide soon because they’d need a replacement if Sancho will leave. #MUFC

    https://twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1290275186952925184?s=19

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fabrizioooo

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nice team. Get a younger more mobile player to replace Matic and a CB to partner Maguire and they are ready.

      Henderson
      AWB Lindelof Maguire Shaw
      Fernandes Matic Pogba
      Sancho Martial Rashford

      Romero
      Dalot Bailly Tuanzebe Williams
      Fred McTominay Pereira
      James Ighalo Greenwood

  8. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who will lose his place in the starting xi after Sancho signs for man united?

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

      Greenwood

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Greenwood.

      But Ole will have more options to rest Martial & Rashford now.

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Damn would have been such a great budget route into united attack.

        Longterm hope Greenwood nails down centre forward spot. He's a more natural and clinical striker than Martial

      2. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Valencia? 😉
        Greenwood definitely

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          So where do Jimenez and Grealish fit in? I'm not venturing past Bruno. Ole roulette - it won't be pretty.

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

            I'd be surprised if they signed either of them, really. Especially Grealish. He just doesn't get in that team and will cost too much.

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Jimenez??? No way.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Just repeating the gossip. Jimi would good for United but an FPL disaster. Grealish - he'd just step on the toes of Bruno imo. I'm just repeating the more substantial rumours from the serious rags. I'd prefer nothing comes of them.

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Reports said grealish was intended for depth of good players but United will look elsewhere because of unrealistic demands by Aston Villa. And Jimenez is plain untrue.

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Rotation does not make an asset a bad FPL pick.

      Look at KDB, Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero, Jesus. Points galore.

      Likelihood is that Sancho, Martial, Rashford will play the vast majority of matches. If you think Utd can score 80+ goals this season then they are probably a good pick.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Greenwood won't play a majority of the matches though

  9. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ross County eh.

    Signed Ross Doohan from Celtic

    They now have 3 gks in their squad named Ross. And another one in their under 18s list.

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sounds like a mix-up in the COVID testing waiting to happen.

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

      How many c...... in Scunthorpe's team? 😉

  10. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I keep getting an error when trying to renew my subscription for next season that says "please correct the errors shown below" but there aren't any errors below. Anyone else found this or contacted the site? Thanks

    1. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yep a couple of us they are looking into it now ,
      Couple of posts above yours.
      Cheers

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah seeing the same thing, looking into it.

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What if renewing your subscription was the error all along?

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I fully intend to renew mine btw 😉

  11. LangerznMash
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I think Helder Costa will be great value. He was getting in much more attacking positions at the end of the season getting in behind the fullbacks or running in past Bamford. 5 goals 8 assists in 46apps (league and cup) can see him getting a similar return in the Prem .. Nailed starter on the right wing now he has signed for £15m. He is quick, a good dribbler and can finish. I predict his FPL price will be £5.5m and a total of between 120 - 140 points

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Good tip. I didn't realise he was a Bielsa first choice. I'll keep an eye out.

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

      He'll have to make the step up though, given he didn't pull up any trees in the Prem while at Wolves? I admit to not watching the Championship so maybe he's that bit older and wiser?

  12. Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A few seeing an error when trying to sign up to Members, with new accounts sometimes able to sign up but existing accounts fully unable to re-register - we're looking at this as a priority and will get it fixed as soon as possible.

    Apologies all!

  13. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Sancho to United then. What you reckon his FPL price tag comes in at? £9m?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      10.5 or 11

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Going to be tough all around for United pricing I think.

      Assuming Martial is a forward, what would his price be?

      And then how do you price the mids? Rashford Fernandes Pogba Sancho

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

        Martial will be around 9.5 I think. Not sure why.

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Pogba was 8.5 no reason to be higher, probably lower to 8 or even 7.5
        Bruno will not be 11 like people here are expecting. He started at 8, probably will be 9 or 9.5 max.
        Rasford started at 8.5, he will be 9 or 9.5 max.
        Martial will be moved up and will be 8 or 8.5
        Sancho, if he joins, 1st season in the PL he will not be more expensive than BF for sure.

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

          I'm not sure his low price will have that much of a bearing on his new price. His PPG was too good. I reckon 10.5 or 11 would be fair.

        2. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Bruno at 9 or 9.5, Martial at 8 or 8.5 - I'll have what this man is having!

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

            TBF KDB was 9.5 this season and even though he was injured most of season before that was crazy cheap. Bruno could well be 9.5 but I doubt it.

            1. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              To me it's pretty clear they'll both be over 10 - I predict you'd need anything between 20.5 and 22 to have them both in your team.

        3. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think Bruno and Rashford will be 10.5 and Martial 10

        4. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think that you have your rose tinted glasses on. I'd add a million to most of your estimates.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I’d say they’ll be

        Sancho 11.0 (If he signs obviously)
        Bruno 10.5
        Rashford 10.0 (mid)
        Martial 9.5 (forward)
        Pogba 8.5
        Greenwood 7.0 (mid)

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Utd assets will be overpriced this year..

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Depends on how they'll do. If they'll accumulate similar points or a little more then I'd say they're fairly priced at 9.5/10

  14. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    All I want for my birthday, is for the game to launch 😀

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If you share your birthday with Usain Bolt,Robert Lewandowski and a certain great fpl manager then you might be in luck. 😉

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Does that manager happens to be a United fan ??

    2. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      August 3rd is my birthday 😛

  15. marko_v_111
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Found this from last season planning

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/07/08/player-value-and-the-most-efficient-use-of-the-fpl-budget/

    Does this change anyones thoughts on how to approach 2020/2021 and if so what you doing different?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Now that is interesting. It strongly supports my seemingly controversial intention to go 3-5-2 with my 3 nailed defenders being TAA, VVD and Robbo.
      I'm looking at 3 premium midfielders and the rest made up of budget players.
      It means I have a relatively weak forward line - 2 mid-price and a benchy.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Think I’m going to start premium defence 3-5-2

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Im thinking the same but two pool defenders + Doh + one more in a 4-4-2.
        3 premium midfielders will be difficult to afford.

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

      I'm intending on running a 4-5-2 squad. 8.5 on gk, 2 x premium DF, 2x premium mid and 1x premium fw with the rest filler of best possible caliber given remaining budget. Can the play 4-4-2, 3-5-2, 4-5-1 depending on fixtures, etc.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        4-5-2 - that would be, er, 'special' 😉

        1. marko_v_111
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He is say 4-5-2 SQUAD.

          Hence will have have to bench either a def, mid or for each week depending on fixtures.

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

            Yep, exactly, basically its a core of 3-4-1 and having to bench one of the extra df, mf or fw each week depending on fixtures. For example on fanteam those 3 are bertrand, soucek and antonio so would have to bench one each week.

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

              Obviously those will no doubt change before kickoff but you get the idea . . . .soucek may become podence for example as would prefer if the three played for different teams

              1. marko_v_111
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I thought about this as normally a playing striker its 1-2M above base price while a playing Defender is only 0.5 above base price.

                And mids its possible to have a playing midfielder at base price.

                Hence in order to get most out of your 100M having a dead forward seems to be the way to go.

                I normally chicken out of this as its not nice having dead players..hahahah

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A good read - interesting to note:

      “Despite the value being in upgrading the defence, there are generally not enough high scoring premium defenders to make five at the back worthwhile.“

      This is where things could be (very?) different this year

      VVD, TAA, Robbo, Doherty, Laporte... all Five of the FPL Defensive Goliaths look to be well capable of landing in the 175 - 225 range if they (and their key defensive teammates) avoid injury

      Tierney (Arteta effect) & Aurier (Mourinho effect) also look intruiging

      If Chelsea get a keeper then Azpi or Reece James could also emerge and be able to start translatOMG some of the best underlying defensive stats in the league into something other than goal after goal after goal conceded

      Then there’s AWB who has 3 assists, 9 cleansheets and 10 baps in his last 13 starts (I.e. since Bruno came in)...

      If anything it looks like quite a long list of premium defenders is taking shape this season

      Have to say - Laporte in particular could be a steal - I’d expect a City to tighten up a fair bit with him back

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You said the same last year though (it is in the article comments)

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I did - and the list of premiums also seems much longer this year

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Just a teeny stretch at including Awb as desirable premium perhaps?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I didn't just include him - I also said why I was including him 🙂

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      FYI: Hedge wrote some other companion “value” articles for FFS that you might be interested in.

      1. Hedge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Part 2 is here

        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/07/19/player-value-and-the-most-efficient-use-of-the-fpl-budget-part-2/

        Planning to do an update for this coming season looking at what themes I identified continued in the season just gone and what has changed. Also, once the price list is released will do another forward look at the coming season.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Nice one Hedge! Your next article will be a must-read!

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Thanks for this. Looking forward to it.

  16. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any idea who the likes of Fraser and Wilson will represent next year.. Could be worth look at...

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

      Fraser had been linked with Arsenal in the past and Wilson with West Ham. If spurs want a backup striker I reckon he fits the bill, but would obviously be a dead asset most of the time.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think Wilson could suit Everton, Fraser at Arsenal would be less attractive

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

      That's the trick. We know who the sure-fire haulers will be, that's why they're premium-priced. The trick is to find the hidden gems. My view is we simply have no idea. People here will assert with absolute certainty this or that player - it's all noise. It's a matter of spotting them early as they emerge and jump on the bandwagon, accepting that more often than not the wheels will promptly fall off.

      Last season the surprise packages were in the Sheff United defence, so this time I'm looking closely at Leeds and Brentford if they get promoted. In terms of the 17 teams in the PL last season, I'm not expecting much movement, therefore few surprise elements. But I'll probably be proved wrong.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If Fraser went to Newcastle or Cry.P at 6.5m could be worth a punt..

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          To me, Fraser's season-long sulk got Bournemouth relegated and cost nice Eddie his job. If I were a PL manager I'd take that on board and not consider having him on the team.

          Wilson - Callum, you mean? Villa.

  17. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I’m sure it’s been discussed here already, but what are people’s thoughts on starting with TAA, Robbo and VVD. If you had midfielders priced that way who score 170-210 per season, you’d have them straight away. You’ll lose captaincy options for Salah/Mané, but should be able to afford enough Chelsea/Man City/Man Utd to have a viable captain each week, if not TAA with the armband.

    Note - just typed this up then saw Andy_Social post above, but I’m posting anyway!!!!

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I would like to start with Trent/Robbo/Laporte(dependant on UCL) but would be really nervous not owning Salah/Mane...

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Mane can be covered. If Salah somehow improves his shooting again then I'll be scared

      2. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I always chicken out of big at the back on a GW3 wild card!! I think it’s a long term strategy and you have to stick with it and use your FTs in midfield and attack.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeh, you gotta keep the faith if the first few games don't produce. Unless an unforeseen event happens like Alisson transforms into Adrian again, but what are the chances?

          Just to add, with Bruno and Kev sharing the armband in midfield, I think making up the rest of the squad with well-chosen budget sorts gives you a viable squad.

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

            Kinda agree with this but thinking more along the lines of sterling/rashford as the captaincy rotation - obviously depends on position/pricing!

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Nothing in it really; I see Sterling being rested a bit more often than Kev. But if Raz is a million cheaper I'd be persuaded!

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                And Rashford - it's a damn shame if Greenwood has to miss out if Sancho arrives; he'd need reasonable pitch time, which I think would impact Rashford's minutes.

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

                  I think there will be loads of rotation among the top teams given how condensed next season will be.

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

                    Which i guess supported the kdb, bruno argument. In fanteam kdb and bruno are 12.5/11 whereas sterling rashford are 11/10 so just feels better and the extra cash goes a long way.

                    1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      There’ll be a few enablers, I don’t want to go with untested at the start as I have in the past. Wood at 6.5 might be nice, also Che Adams at 5.5 seemed to be progressing nicely. Those two with a slightly more expensive option and four in midfield, or maybe one, a relative cheapie and one solid option and five in midfield with Bruno/KDB rotation.

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Great minds...

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I guess you need to look at some lower prices in defence (130 for 4.5 is a nice benchmark) and assess what the additional funds may yield in a fluid market.

  18. Another Hoops
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is nobody considering Pogba next season? Obviously I'm initially basing this off FanTeam who have priced him kindly at 7.5 but if he comes in around 8 on FPL he surely could be a good way into the United team for those of us who want KDB, Salah/ Mane and Trent etc. Losing set pieces is the biggest deterrent though and I would expect him to finish the 4th highest United attacker if he stays fit.

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Rashford Martial Sancho Greenwood can be well above him

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You forgot Bruno

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I fear he'll struggle to beat Armstrong for a couple of mill more, no thanks.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Great player when in the mood but will be too deep to be an optimum FPL asset for his price anyway.

      1. Another Hoops
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Fair enough I'm just trying to figure out who I could sacrifice. I really like the idea above of triple Liverpool defence instead of Mane/ Salah but that would mean getting rid of Boly for Robertson and downgrading either Ings of Jiminez to an Ayew/ 6.5 forward which at the moment until we see fixtures etc I'm not feeling.

  19. Eriksen Maestro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    You guys think Man U lineup will be strong versus LASK?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Could be if they treat it as a pre-season friendly, honing a few tactical issues. It won't be intense though or particularly watchable! But I'd say the chances of that are less than 50%

    2. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nah second-string I'd say. Players need a rest. They looked very tired in the latter stages of the PL.

    3. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      5 nil up I'd expect the FA Cup team to play like Dan James etc.

  20. singin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone got some links to articles FFS does before the season starts about general strategy or anything useful for this year?

  21. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Would you like it to be able to "tag" a specific user on here? Eg. @christina. They then get an email. Or too social media-ish?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nah too many people would be spamming me for advice

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Stop trying to get around my restraining order

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Nah, you left me high and dry after you got a makeover 😆

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It's a good feature suggestion ...

      Always useful to tag someone for a banter or advice

  22. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    FPL 2020-21 will open on 12 August hopefully 😀

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Are you flying to the moon on the 13th?

  23. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    So Sancho almost done and what's even more pleasing today is the news about Alexis...

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Please enlighten us further - you obviously have more up-to-date news than I do.

      1. UnitedFan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Alexis to Inter on a permanent deal.

  24. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Guys how would Utd line up after Sancho arrival? Martial and rash up front and Sancho on the left Bruno middle greenwood right??

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pogba Matic
      Sancho Bruno Rashford
      Martial

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Something like:

      DDG
      AWB, Maguire, ____, Shaw (Dalot, Lindelol, Bailly, Williams)
      Matic, Pogba (Mctomintay, Fred)
      Sancho, Bruno, Rashford (James, Mata, Greenwood)
      Martial (Greenwood, Ighalol)

      Greenwood should still hopefully get loads of games across all front 3 positions - 20+ starts & 20+ sub appearances I’d imagine which is plenty of football at 18

      The big gap is a world class centrehalf to slot in alongside Slabhead

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah - let's petition OT & FPL Towers for Greenwood to play 30 full matches and be 4.5.
        Realistically he won't be playing as much as he (or we) hoped but I do hope that FPLT take that into consideration when pricing him.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          When martial gets injured he may well spearhead the attack for a cost of just 7 / 7.5 And as a mid - could be epic

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Indeed!

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

            I can see him coming on regularly against tired defences and filling his boots. At the right price, I'd still beinterested.

          3. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            If Sancho gets that starting role, will he still be reclassified? More like 6.5-7.0 fwd?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Forward or midfield, at 6.5 I'd get him.

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yeah I could easily see something like that happening

            It might be the first time we have an actual viable supersub for FPL

            No better manager to instill the crafty ways of the supersub either - Ole himself was the original gangster of that particular role 🙂

      2. UnitedFan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lindelol? Have some respect 🙂 He's not world class but still a very good defender. Arguably had a better season than Maguire overall imo but he's not English so won't get the praise.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He'd be a great third choice imo, but not a great starter - the way Ayew bullied him in the Old Trafford defeat for example, several other cases of him being targeted by the opposition - no doubt they tightened up tremendously when Bruno landed (7 conceded in 14 games)... But its always a worry that Lindelof will go missing and Lindelol will already in his stead

          With all the money going on Sancho though he may get a stay of execution

          1. UnitedFan
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Absolutely yeah. I do think we need another CB who compliments Maguire better. Lindelof is a quality back up.

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A distant third at best

  25. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Taken from the article linked by Marko further up the page on the effective use of budget, the below clearly highlights how stretched the budget will be trying to get 2 in from mane/salah/Kdb/sterling

    GK: Ederson | 5.5m | 169
    DEF: Andrew Robertson | 6m | 213
    DEF Aymeric Laporte | 5.5m | 177
    DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold | 5m | 185
    MID: Sadio Mane | 9.5m | 231
    MID: Raheem Sterling | 11m | 234
    MID: Eden Hazard | 10.5m | 238
    MID: Ryan Fraser | 5.5m | 181
    MID: Gylfi Sigurdsson | 7.5m | 182
    FWD: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | 11m | 205
    FWD: Raul Jiminez | 5.5m | 181

    Jimenez or say ings will not be budget forwards and likely cost the same combined as auba and jimi as illustrated

    Taa/robbo will cost 1.5 to 2 mil more than this illustration

    Say pulisic in for hazard saves you a mil, mane & sterling Or salah & Kdb are sure to cost an

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      An extra 3 mil and there just isn’t that left in the team to save on without going super budget

      (Clicked post too early)

    2. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      There will be new budgets this year. Price list gets released and everyone says that it's going to be impossible to build a decent team with big hitters, but there's always a budget option or two that emerge...

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/07/19/player-value-and-the-most-efficient-use-of-the-fpl-budget-part-2/

  26. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hi all

    Anyone planning on entering a side in the Fantasy PL game on Fanteam?

    Been trying to draft a team but the pricing seems quite harsh, particularly for mids and forwards.

    I think a defence-heavy team with 4 or even 5 at the back looks optimal.

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m thinking about it.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Huge prize pot is tempting me!

  27. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Favourite fpl memory? Mine was a few years back in a cold Berlin, waiting miserably while my wife totalled my credit card in a department store, my team at last checking had a miserable 5 points with most played. Finally got connection and spirits soared when Alexis (captain) yielded me 46 odd points. The ensuing bratwurst and weiss bier never tasted so sweet!

    1. NIKO.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Alexis Triple captain a few years back in the double game week

      1. NIKO.
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        😆

    2. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not my favourite but my most bittersweet : As a Tot fan having Kun (c) when he scored 4 against Spurs......

  28. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Looks like Sancho and Werner will be great additions to PL.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fail.

  29. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What a fantastic article.

    This is David at his best.

    Really enjoyed this one and it gave me an instant briefing on a team I knew nothing about!