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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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768 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alexis to inter done..no fee..glad that 350k wages is finally off the shoulder..

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nice - now to find another few hundred grand a week for Sancho! 🙂

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sancho will come good..7 is back after cr7 finallyyyyyyy

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Things changed fast.. 3 years ago he should have gone to Man City for 70m

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Absolutely
        What happened we may never know sadly

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thoughts of “I’m the best player on the team by a mile” got to his head. He was amazing for us. The best player we have had in the Emirates era. Should have stayed and been a legend for us instead of doing nothing of note for Man United (huge rivals) or Inter.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Maybe he had same issue as Owen ??
            Burnet out early 😮

            Playing for Club & Country continuosly with demanding playing style ...

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      3 year deal ...
      I'm so happy 😀

    4. CBN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No chance the full £350k is off the wage bill, there will be a subsidy.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Subsidy is no transfer fees

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Have already picked my GW1 for next seasons FPL. My pet cat will be making captain picks from any of the 5 mids. How does it look? 🙂

    Pope 4.0
    TAA AWB Doherty 4.0 4.0
    Salah KDB Bruno Sterling Auba
    Jimi/Ings Rashford 4.5

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You might have to repick your team with that midfield. No ways you would be able to afford that.

    2. Uncle Baby Billy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Have they increased the budget to 150m?

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It looks expensive?
      You actually think that is doable 😀

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Doable? No.

    4. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      And no way Rash stays a striker unless the likes of Auba, Salah & Sterling is reclassified.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Rash and Martial to swap positions...

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          What about Auba?

          Wrote it a few days ago, but those classifications seems just as subjective as VAR-refs on everything other than off- /onside judgements, where some crazy tech guy is doing THEIR job for THEM.

          Why can't they just visit the goddangit 20 official teamwebsites and copy-paste their player positions?
          That is the objective way to classify the players, and afterwards they can play around with the points system and player pricing imo.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            FPL website already hinted at Auba be classed as a mid so yes.

            1. Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Well if Auba is moved to midfield what about JRod and Woddyboi?
              Them 11 Clarets always defending inside own box.

              Have the towers hinted at what price we can buy LWB Woddy penaltytaker?

          2. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            'Oh no now I can't build my phenomonal OOP midfield of doom (Sterling, Salah etc.).
            KDB and Bruno would be the standout midfield picks, but they are anyway tbh. Suddenly it is a matter of going with either Salah/Sterling + budget up front or the combined likes of let's say Ings + Richarlison/Antonio

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              We will know what is going on as soon as towers pull the trigger.

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      6 midfielders

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      5.0, 4.0
      7.5, 6.0, 6.5, 4.0, 4.0
      12.5, 12.0, 10.5, 11.5, 11.5
      8.5, 9.5, 4.5

      Bargain at just 117.5m!

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Anyway, hope Pope and TAA could be priced at your predicted costs. Some have them at 5.5 and 8.0 respectively.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yeah Pope won’t be 5.0 in fairness, it was more illustrative 🙂

          TAA could be 7.5 though

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Fair pricing

        I can’t see how 2 12mil players is using the budget well

        Say you keep the defence and 12mil pairing the same, that’s 17.5 mil to scrape off 3mids and 2 forwards (3.5 mil of each)

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Captaincy rotation

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Indeed but city pool may not rotate well

            The real problem is Utd assets will be hiked and some Chelsea additions / existing players be at similar prices. Getting a mix of those players who will score well is important - tough budget choices this year

            Kdb was a steal last year

    7. Releasebreaks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That team is too expensive, no one ever will afford that team next year

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    The more I look at all the midfield reclassifications being touted, 442 might be the way to go. 5 in midfield could really stretch your budget too much if you are planning on going without a 4.5 Gwendozi in midfield. Starting with a defensive midfielder as your 5th guarantees you a 1 or 2 pointer most of the time. Not worth it IMO.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Soucek
      Armstrong
      WBA CAM

      All can be great cheaper options though

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nah. Defense is always touted early in a season and then falls off. And the reason is that you need money up the field in order to jump on the players performing. For flexibility purposes. If you spread your funds too much in defense you can't react fast enough further up the field if say Martial explodes and you need the funds somehow.

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alexis going out
    Talks of Sancho gaining pace
    Could he be the one to finally take #7 Jersey & succeed 🙂

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Of Sancho is no more than 9.0, probably unlikely, I can see him in lots of teams to be honest.

      Worst case probably will be 11.0 because of his fee and insane stats.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        10m looks okay ish tag

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Would you start with him at 10m?

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Nope
            Tony & Pulisc instead of Sancho & ings maybe

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I somehow Don't want United to splash the cash on him ....

  5. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Be funny if fpl towers are influenced by the brain boxes on here. I'll wet myself if Aub becomes a milf!

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I hope FPL towers are influenced by this:

      1) Make Salah, Sterling and Antonio forwards
      2) Make Rashford and Lundstram midfielders
      3) Be defensive in pricing (i.e. put the big hitters and the players from Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea at higher prices than usual) to open up the number of viable picks
      4) Move the deadline back to two hours before the first kick-off

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        1) What about Pulisic, Mané, Son, Richalison and Zaha?
        2) What about Auba and Greenwood?
        3) Agreed.
        4) Why does it matter that much?

        Fail comment below

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          1) Nothing about their SITB stats to suggest they are forwards
          2) Their SITB stats suggest they are forwards
          3) OK
          4) To level the playing field for those in different time zones. I have benefited from early team news, but I can see it is fairer for all that play the game if the deadline is moved back.

          1. ritzyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            1) salah and sterling were 2nd and 5th for SITB last season from ALL players. Should defo be forwards.

            1. Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Sure I agree. But mostly because Liverpools official homepage lists Salah as a forward, and same goes for Citys homepage and Sterling

          2. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Moving Rash to midfield while keeping Greenwood as a striker seems off to me. They are playing the same position in opposite site of the pitch.

            1. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              They aren't playing exactly the same position though. Greenwood plays a more inside role than Rashford.

              This is the thing with FPL vs real life. In real life you can be a wide winger, an inside winger, a playmaking forward, a striker, a wide midfielder, a central midfielder, a central attacking midfielder etc. There are literally hundreds of roles. But FPL does not distinguish between roles - it has three positions - DF, MF, FW and the bps work to favour certain actions within those roles.

      2. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Agreed on all four points.

    2. BLUSH RESPONSE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I see Greenwood is a midfielder in the FanTeam 20/21 game and Rashford remained a striker. I am not sure how much sense that makes from an average position standpoint, but from a perception standpoint Rashford has always been seen as a striker whereas Greenwood is fairly new on the scene and has only ever played wide in the league AFAIK.

      By that logic, I can't see Aubameyang becoming an FPL mid - he's always been perceived as a striker. Salah and Mané have always been seen as wingers.

  6. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    1) What about Pulisic, Mané, Son, Richalison and Zaha?
    2) What about Auba and Greenwood?
    3) Agreed.
    4) Why does it matter that much?

  7. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Only seen glashes of Sancho, i haven't thought he was different class, just more steady really.

    Is he actually as good as hyped up?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Sancho has a conversion rate of 30%. If he brings that to the PL = serious amount of goals incoming.

      https://twitter.com/RowzReport/status/1290348204966285312?s=20

  8. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    *flashes

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    FPL giving more hints.

    Ings @ 8.0...

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/1747426

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Jeez it’d be hard to say no to him at 8.0 - I was thinking he’d still be viable at 8.5

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      8.5 imo

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        They did say around 8.0 so 8.5 could be spot on.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Only reason he’d be 8 is if they think attaining that level would be unachievable. Either or he’s an option for that point return

          Callum Wilson was £8 after a 168 point season

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Agree

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Can't find that hint when I read the article

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        "Ings is now expected to earn a price hike to around £8.0m next season."

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Fount it, lol. My bad!

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Locked IN 🙂
      Either he or Che admas sure in my team.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Go Ings. He’s a much better player than Adams.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          2.5m ish difference is possible

  10. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Dunno why players aren't priced at their previous seasons score divided by 20, eg TAA should be 10.5m (210 points/20). Kdb should be roughly 11.5m.

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pogba at 2.5m is tempting me.
      He might come good!

      1. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Miss the days of 4.0m bench mids. Ridiculous mids and forwards have min price of 4.5m.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I would be pro non-playing forwards being dropped to start at 4.0m.

        2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Shayne Ferguson was the only one as far as I know.

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Looking forward to some 0.05m keepers!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Aguero at 7.5m is best deal on offer

  11. Sabina_S
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Here's my squad:
    Pope, 4.0
    TAA, VVD, Robo, Doh, 5.0
    KDB, Bruno, Sancho, 5.0, 5.0
    Jimi or Ings, Wood, 4.5

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Decent.

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I estimate this to cost in the 101-102m range with Jimenez, just over 100 with Ings.

      1. Sabina_S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        That's good news. I made it 103.5, with at least Doherty to be switched with Saiss or cheaper.

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Personally I'd happily go with 4 non-rotating big hitters at the back and a 4.0, which would open the door for a 4-4-2 in your team (with one of the 5.0s switched to a 4.5 in the midfield).

      2. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        It's much closer to being affordable than some other suggestions though!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Missing Pulisc though. He's A definite one in my team !

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            He is becoming a sicknote though.

          2. Greek Freak
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I think with Pulisic instead of Sancho it becomes affordable. That injury record though...

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              We have ft Buddy 😉
              He's effective vs top teams on counter & has enough tricks to do well vs deep lying defenses
              I like him

          3. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            And what if Havertz comes along too?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Should only increase Pulisc output

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      At least 5m over budget

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      5.5, 4.0
      7.5, 6.5, 7.0, 6.5, 5.0
      12.0, 10.5, 11.0, 5.0, 5.0
      8.5, 7.0, 4.5

      I make that ~105.5 - the belt needs tightened!

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Jimenez will cost more than 8.5.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think he’ll avoid 9.0 if he stays at Wolves - if he gets a big move, different story

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He shouldn't cost more than Ings imo

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Why ??
            No way
            He has done it twice.
            Ings only once

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I'd rather captain Ings than Jimenez. Ings seems more explosive.
              Don't have stats to back this up though, it's just my feeling 😀

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I know what are you saying. But just telling you what i feel.
                Ings if stays fit has chance to become best in the PL

              2. Greek Freak
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Ings 3 double digit scores all year. Jimenez also 3. So neither is explosive 😛

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hope that you've got an understanding partner who's going to allow you to spend all that budget on footy.

    6. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      5.5, 4
      7.5, 6.5, 6, 6.5, 5
      12, 11, 10.5, 5, 5
      8.5, 7, 4.5

      This adds to 102.5 - I think you might be slightly too hopeful with your prices for the big guns

  12. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Do you think this is reasonable?

    Jadon Sancho - MID - 10m
    Bruno Fernandes - MID - 11m
    Marcus Rashford - MID - 9.5m
    Mason Greenwood - MID - 8m
    Anthony Martial - FWD - 9.5m

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not far off. Sancho could cost more.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      With Sancho looking likely to join I doubt they would be ramping up Greenwood like that. Nobody would pick him at 8m to sit on ones bench.

      Rest looks reasonable.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        7m then? Or even less?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I would not even have him at 6.5 if he is going to have bench duty majority of the time.

      2. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        That’s not always what it’s about, it’s about ‘what if someone gets injured and the player plays as the injured one’s replacement’.

        Hence Jesus’ price over the years.

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I think an unproven Sancho would cost the same as a proven and reclassified Rashford.
      11.5 Bruno mid
      9.5 Rashford mid
      9.5 Sancho mid
      7.0 Greenwood mid
      9.5 Martial fwd

      Would be my guess.
      I think the 8.35 average points pr. match by Fernandes is earning him a high price tag.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        At 2m difference, I'd be going with Sancho if this was the case tbh

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think you can expect a 2.0 dif.
          117 points in 14 matches from Bruno.
          Compared to 74 Rashford (forward), 101 KDB, 107 Martial (midfield)

          1. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            And I would buy Bruno at 11.5 from the get go and leave Sancho out if 11.5 and 9.5 were the case.
            You might outscore me, but that guys is taking penalties, scoring and assisting.
            I would be shitting my pants not owning Bruno from the start.

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes pretty much. Although I'm hoping Bruno comes in around 10-10.5.

      Rashford or Sancho under 10m could be great value too.

      A bit worried about points being shared a lot too.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Feels Man City esque doesn't it. Let's see how it all pans out , very exciting times for Man United fans

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes definitely Man City esque in terms of number of options but United attackers should be more nailed so that could be great for FPL.

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bruno should be 10/10.5

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I think you are being too optimistic if you think Bruno would be less than within 0.5 of KDB.
        117 in 14 matches Bruno compared to 101 in 14 matches KDB.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He's still relatively new to pl though. We can hope 🙂

          1. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Well.
            Bruno will be close (within 1 mil) of KDB, Sterling, Salah, Mane, Auba.
            AND he will be the most expensive ManU player.
            That slightly OOP, nailed on, fit as hell, penalty and freekick taking, assist delivering machine will come in at a higher price, than an unproved, but very exiting looking Sancho. Bruno will be atleast 1 mil more than Sancho, and Sancho should be 2.0 or more mil cheaper for me to consider going Brunoless if you can only have 1 😉

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              You're right mate.
              I'm hopeful is what i said 😉

              Also, Martial looks safest best for double up IMO.

              Rashford Sancho will have James & Greenwood. While Ole doesn't seem to like Ighalo in pl much. If stays fit i can bet Tony will play most minutes amongst 3 of them

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Sancho 11.0
      Bruno 10.5
      Rashford 10.0
      Greenwood 7.0
      Martial - yes

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        There's no way Sancho costs more than Bruno to start with. Stats are not guaranteed to be transferable. Bruno is more of a known entity in FPL.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          True

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          At €120m (Bruno was €60m!) I see Sancho being at least €11.0 - with that record behind him, and a more attacking position as a wide forward... I’d be suprised if he was anything less than 11.0

          Bruno has only played 14 games since they priced him at 8.5 - it’s too soon to get the price hike to he proper premium 11.0+ - that’ll come next season imo

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Price tag has nothing to do with it. Otherwise Maguire would be the most expensive defender in the game

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              No need to bring him in the discussion 😀

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Maguire would have been more expensive though - the game opened when he was still at Leicester

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Come to think of it, will they make Sancho more than Bruno? Will put Bruno's price at risk of being 11+?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Time is on Bruno’s side - he hasn’t even gotten a half season since being an 8.5

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            His points per game though...

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Over 14 games...

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                They only have 14 games to work with plus he hardly blanked.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Just don’t think it’s enough time to penalise him with anything more than 10.5

                  No guarantees though

              2. Salarrivederci
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                14 games is 14 games, but watching Bruno in those 14 games though... Surely he were a bit tired in the end, but he looks just as exiting (if not more) to own compared to KDB. He outscored KDB by 16 points in 14 games.
                Sancho won't be more than max. 10. Simply can't see it.
                If Bruno were to be 10.0 every single manager would own him.

                KDB and Bruno at 11.5 and Auba as an midfielder at 11.5 would put me off Sancho from the get go.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I’d say Sancho at 11.0 (we’re not going to get a marquee €120m Man Utd forward for less imo) & Bruno at 10.5 - remember when Pogba scored about 10G/10A in his purple patch under Ole - and he exited it with penalties & DFK’s & a better career minutes per G/A than Frank Lampard... he held his price at 8.5

                  I think 14 games is just too soon for anything more than +2.0 onto Bruno’s starting price, with the proper premium 11.0+ price tag coming next season

    7. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah it's reasonable, expect Mason to be around 7.5m and Martial 10m though.

    8. amitmishr
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Sancho could be atleast at par with bruno

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If they cost the same who would you buy if you could only have 1?

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I bet none of you on here would prefer to own Sancho > Bruno from the get go if they are priced the same, and you can only have one of them.

        2. amitmishr
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yeah, would probably take bruno still but will wait to see how Sancho spans put, if he joins.

          But being a united fan, u still think they might miss closing this deal

    9. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Looks right to me. Sancho possibly 10.5 - 11, Rashford maybe 10 as a mid.

      Think FPL have to be very careful with pricing of United players. I think they’ll be very defensive with how they finished the season. Last seasons price won’t and shouldn’t enter into it imo.

      The very fact that people are saying they hope Bruno will be 10-10.5 is exactly why he won’t be IMO.

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Price predictions for these CB's?

    Dunk
    Boly
    Coady
    VVD
    Maguire
    Laporte
    Ake

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Dunk - 5.0
      Boly - 5.5
      Coady - 5.0
      VVD - 6.5
      Maguire - 6.0
      Laporte - 6.5
      Ake - 6.0

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'd hope that Ake might be 5.5 - he won't play enough matches to warrant 6.0. Of course I've been wrong before ....... 🙂

      2. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maguire shouldn't really be 6, based on his returns last season, but he probably will be

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Dunk 5
      Boly 5.5
      Coady 5
      VVD 7
      Maguire 6
      Laporte 6.5
      Ake 5.5

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Wolves double defence could be super value for money if they rack up the clean sheets but Doherty obviously will be the one to have though.

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Boly PPM gives Doherty a run for his money. Think it's 4.4 vs 4.6 iirc.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            But cleanies plus attacking returns beats Boly if he stays fit from start to finish.

          2. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            We should perhaps compare only those games were they both played.

            1. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I did a Saiss vs. Boly comparison starting from Boly's return from injury, and they were dead even in points, even with Saiss' impressive yellow card record.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Dunk. 5
      Boly. 5.5
      Coady 5
      VVD 6.5
      Maguire 5.5
      Laporte 6.5
      Ake 5.5

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        This looks about right.

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maguire 6.0
        Wouldn't be surprised if VVD is 7.0

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Robbo will be 7
          Taa 7.5
          VVD 6.5

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Add .5 to more or less each of them is something I can see happening also

          2. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            TAA 8
            Robbo 7.5
            VVD 7

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I think so too. TAA over Robbo with those prices.

              1. Berbs
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Even if there was 1m gap I'd be going TAA.

                1. baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  8.5
                  7.5
                  7.0

                  This would make it difficult for many.

        2. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Maguire 6 based on what? Man Utd tax? Points-wise, no way he should be 6

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            He will be 5.5 like this year.

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I'll take that one back. 5.5 seems fair.

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Dunk 5.0
      Boly 5.5
      Coady 5.0
      VVD 6.5
      Maguire 5.5
      Laporte 6.0
      Ake 5.5

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      5.0
      5.5
      5.0
      7.0
      6.0
      6.5
      5.5

    6. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Dunk 5
      Boly 5.5
      Coady 5.5
      VVD 6.5
      Maguire 6
      Laporte 6
      Ake 5.5

  14. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anyone with over than 10 years FPL experience who has no problem to share any tips/tricks they noticed that work over the years?

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I've found the below works but I find it boring so only stuck to it once in eleven seasons

      4 defenders, keep captaincy safe, use 2FT plus hits to do mini wildcards every month.

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Seems genius thanks a lot!

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I don't but here is a link to Meet the Manager

      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRCctYn8I0NJ2srAXQUjTRP43-FMSpvAY

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Recently talked to few of them. They say, "Say No to Multiple Teams" !!

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Of course. Fair play always.

    4. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I've always started with 5 strong defenders and usually works well for me.

      Rotating goalkeepers has always been an overrated ball ache for me, just pick 1 and save your money.

      If I need to gamble, I gamble on players, not captains.

      Note: I'm nothing special as an FPL manager, 4 finishes in top 5k in 11 years. Oh and one 630k finish when I foolishly prioritised my marriage over fpl

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Couldn't agree more about the keepers. Buy a good one, set and forget. It might apply elsewhere too.
        Happy wife, happy life! 😀

      2. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        5! That seems too much but if you are happy with your mids/fwds then great

  15. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I presume Bruno will get even more penos with Sancho in the team. Hopefully the former is no more than 10.5m.

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Think I heard Sancho won more than 10 pens at Dortmund this season. Something like that.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      But but but ....
      Diving

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes he will but I hope he's not sharing with Rashford. Sancho won 10 for Dortmund.

    4. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You hope he’s no more than 10.5? Why? Don’t you want the game to be harder? We don’t want another season where you can have KDB/Salah/Bruno and still have a really really good team.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I think 11 would be fair but 10.5 most likely

  16. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sancho will be more expensive than Martial, Rashford and certainly Greenwood. I'll stick my neck out and say he'll be classed as a midfielder and cost 10.5, possibly 11

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I’ve a horrible feeling he’s not even going to sign & it’s all just smoke from the PR department

      1. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Mmm...maybe. Not only that - where would he fit in?

        1. UnitedFan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He just takes Greenwood's spot. Simple. 🙂

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yes. And after that Greenwood is no longer cheap nice option in fpl 🙁

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He’d fit straight into their problem position of RWF (that’s not Greenwood’s natural position unfortunately, even though he’s doing great in it)

          But it still seems too good to be true - can’t believe it until he signs ....

          Hopefully they don’t make a balls of it

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Clubs have also lost significant income due to Civid so to stump up big amounts of cash is also going to be pushing the boundries. Luckily you guys are rid of Sanchez.

      2. UnitedFan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Various top tier journalists backing it though.

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes. And odds are saying it's about 90% "certain".

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Plenty of very reputable sources reporting on the transfer

    2. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      What else would he be other than a mid? I think you're price range is correct. Maybe 10.5.

      1. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        You never know...long shot but FPL towers might surprise us and he could be classified as a forward.

        1. UnitedFan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          But why?

  17. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Has TAA ever scored a free kick to the right side of the GK?
    I can only remember him scoring to the left side of the GK, yet the GKs still don't learn from it. Surely the GKs should swap sides with the wall...

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      GK has to trust his wall though. His technique helps him get enough speed & dip on the ball so ...

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Surely the GK has to trust himself more than the wall.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That's a really good observation actually. He always hits it over the wall basically (except the Chelsea in-direct FK. Would like to see him curl one over the wall on the other side.

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah i thought it was really odd.

        Even in a very dynamic situation, we are quick to point out a defender taking one wrong step and allowing an attacker onto the stronger foot.

        Whereas the goalkeepers making obvious errors in static situations goes relatively unnoticed.

    3. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I hope GKs aren't lurking on here, I need my TAA points FFS

  18. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Has anyone ever got more than Ings 40 bonus points? Salah only got 26 in his record 303 point haul 2 years back.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wow that's a lot. Probably a mixture of him being efficient and his teammates being crap?

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        It’s mostly just him being good I think - he’s regularly up at 35 or so with a single goal, which defenders find hard to keep up with with just a single CS.

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That would be a good quiz question. KDB this year?

      1. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Nope, 35.

      2. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        The closest I can find is Mahrez with 38 in the Leicester title year.

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I reckon Suarez would have run that close for sure

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        40 for Suarez as well apparently - from 30G 25A. Think a lot of his returns were bunched into individual games though (think he had a 4G 1A and a 2G 3A!!!)

        Shows what a baps monster Ings is though!

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          That ties in with Ings being consistent but not explosive - only three games with two attacking returns, all others were just solitary goals.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I think it’s 7 games where he got max baps from a single attacking return... and another 2 games where he got 2 baps from a single attacking return...

      Ingsy basically gets 7 points for a goal 🙂

    5. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I would be fairly confident that Charlie Adam beat it.

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Blackpool days, when Man in the Stand gave the BPs

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I did find this article which confirms that Adam top scored the bonus points in the 2010-2011 season, but can't see the actual bonus points.

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2011/07/22/the-fpl-bonus-points-moving-the-goalposts/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=thread_rating

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I found it!
            Adam got 45 bonus points in 2010-2011...

            http://www.fpl-dugout.co.uk/features-and-opinion/toms-fpl-team-of-the-season

            1. Make America Greta Again
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Well done. If Kdb keeps penos, reckon he's a shoe in to get nearly 40 bonus points. 45 is probably unattainable in a good team.

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Well remembered about Charlie - those were the days!

  19. Kalou
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anyone know roughly when fpl opens ?

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Only they will know but I reckon in next 2-3 weeks.

    2. Uncle Baby Billy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ten minutes ago. TAA is 5m until midnight...

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Oh cool...hey wait a minute!

  20. Lovren an elevator
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Can anyone shed any light on the first choice front 3 for wolves? It seems Podence could be ahead of Jota?

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That seemed to be the case at the end of the season but too small a sample to tell. Best avoided either way tbh.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Why “avoid”?

    2. Bring back Rafa
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Podence Jota Adama
      Once Jimenez leaves

  21. Kante FC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on this template:

    Ederson (5.5), 4.5

    TAA (7.5), Robbo (7.0), VVD (7.0), Doherty (6.5), AWB (5.5)

    KDB (12.5), 6.0, 6.0, 4.5, 4.5

    Kane (10.5), 6.5, 6.0

    Rotate formations between 532, 523, 433 ect

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      This 5 at the back thing is crazy imo. Not sure why everyone loves the idea so much!

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        The 5 atb pretty much permanently died last summer and autumn after Pool's 2 CS in 15, Laporte's injury and the disintegration of Digne as an option

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          5 atb should never rear its head again

          4 atb in a 4-4-2 is still a worthy consideration though

        2. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          100%! And so died my season. Have been a big fan of big at the back but this last season was the worst for it. I’m still going back to it next season though!

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Smells of a GW2 wildcard

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Maybe Greenwood will go on loan? Would be such a waste for him to sit this coming season on UTD's bench. He is good enough to start for one of the promoted sides, even SHU.

    Brewster another young striker which needs 1st team action. Could do well at one of the bottom half clubs on loan.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No chance. Plenty of gametime. He isn't Mbappe. People need to relax.

      1. UnitedFan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        This. He's only 18. People think his career is going down the drain lol because of Sancho (not necessarily Foo Fighter). Plenty of gametime as you said. Also no point loaning when we need the depth.

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He'll play more mins next season than this season. United absolutely the place to be for him.

          1. UnitedFan
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Absolutely.

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      With 5 subs he will probably get loads of game time.

    3. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I expect him to get lot of minutes from bench and start the cup games. Martial, Rashford (or Sancho) may (or probably will) also get injuries and he is needed in that case.

  23. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    343!!!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      442 😀

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      4-5-1!!?

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This, or 3-5-2. Maybe 4-4-2.

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      4-4-2 then transition to 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 once the 6.0 / 6,5 budget option emerges in midfield or attack (Ings this season)

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah, I will go 5 mids once my TV has increased. I really do not want to start with any 4.5 mids unless there is an early Cantwell available.

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Dendoncker will be probably 5.0. At 4.5 he might be an option to consider, he started shooting and scoring after restart.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Meh. Points per game will still not suffice.

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I agree that he is meh. Yet I rather have 4.5 meh than more expensive one. That is not a good price bracket at all.

            2. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Underlying stats were poor also, tbh.

  24. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anyone feel will have 4m mids?

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      They're never below 4.5

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Season before last, FPL added two 4m midfielders mid-season. Harvey Elliott at Fulham and I think someone from West Ham

        1. UnitedFan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Oh. Never noticed.

        2. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Were they starters?

        3. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ah, that's interesting and a reminder that some mid-season additions have been, say, 4.3 rather than .0 or .5 as standard, which was quite odd

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Maybe that has to do something with starting mids like Hayden this season being 4.3. If they haven't been starters, it would have been pointless to give them higher price tag?

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah, they should price defensive mids at 4.0.

  25. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    don't know where to post so I'll just post here and hope some1 sees it. Didn't yet receive my membership which I won in the scout picks challenge in gw33 I think it was. Noticed some of the other prize winners now have their access. cheers all concerned.

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

      You'll be best off contacting scout rather than leaving a comment.

      support@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk

      1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        cheers

  26. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    The Shane Ferguson anomaly was another irony of Newcastle's 11-12 season. Written off in some quarters after the sales of Carroll, Nolan, Barton and Enrique (plus replacing Hughton with Pardew), they went on to very nearly qualify for the Champions League and provided immense value Krul 4.5, Danny Simpson 4.0 (4.5 for LEI 15-16 season), Ryan Taylor 4.5, Stephen Taylor 4.5, Demba Ba 6.5 and January signing Papiss Cisse whose price I can't remember, but went on an insane run on form he never again replicated. HBA had a little run at one point too.

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Basically, Shane Ferguson was a waste of a NEW slot. His 4m price point was the biggest FPL anomaly potentially of all the game. Can only think the tale of Lundstram comes close

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    5 sub rule going to kill us all.

    1. Lovren an elevator
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      especially with Pep doing his half time defensive subs.
      Staying well away from City defenders next season

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I always stay away from City defenders. You just need to have a look at the defender points table.

        I have only owned Laporte before but none this season.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Laporte at 6m with further additions such as Ake and I'll be all over him. Otherwise, I agree in that they can simply be discarded as options (incl 6m Ederson).

          As I type this, I remember Ake's a LCB so may allow even Laporte even

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            to be rotated in light of knee issues...

        2. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          The points table says Laporte scored 177 points the season before. He's as good as any other non-Liverpool full back premium defender when fit.

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It can't.10 000 will be in top 10k after next season also. And someone is going to win fpl.

    3. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nah, it'll be good, much fewer jammy bench points.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This is a good point.

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It'll be good. It will require more thought about the minor squad choices. Prime example - Greenwood will still be an attractive asset even if Sancho arrives as he'll likely come off the bench very frequently for 30 min cameos against tired legs. 5th benchie midfielders and strikers have more chance of getting pitch time and could make a difference if you and a rival both have a premium player who's rested for the GW. Some premium players will be habitually hauled off after 75 mins and might affect your decision to own them. I'm all for it.

  28. Lovren an elevator
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who will score more next season

    A. Martial

    B. Jesus

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Both could score the same but if Jesus is nailed then he could go on a spree.

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is Aguero going somewhere?!? Have I missed the news?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Aguero has a bust knee plus his contract ends this coming season.

        1. UnitedFan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Good point. Forgot about his injury.

        2. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think he should recover. He is much better player than Jesus and MCI is playing for the title. And he is a legend imo, so I cannot see him not starting home matches when fit. Pep roulette will affect also him, but not too often imho.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Aguero missing more games as the seasons go on due to injuries. He is a great asset for those weak defences but Pep roulette @ 12.0 when Jesus is getting prepped to lead the line, not for me.

            Midfield is going to be the place for premiums this coming season.

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yes, but my point wasn't Aguero being good fpl asset, it was Jesus being a bad one when Aguero is fit.

    3. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martial imo as he should get more minutes and is just the better player. Although playing in a lesser team but still.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Correct. Jesus isn't an option when Kun is fit. And even when he isn't, it's gona be tight.

    4. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martial, provided he doesn't revert to his previous attitude.

  29. Bruno Bruno!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    First season being a member on Fantasy Football Scout. What are the best tools to use, or what should I look at first ?

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Create your own stat table. Look underlying stat mate.

      Maybe can find some gem.

  30. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Have a feeling Greenwood will oust Martial as uniteds main centre forward at some stage next season.

    Even at the age of 18 he looks too good to be benched. Most naturally gifted striker ive seen since Harry Kane in pl.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      The last sentence has sent me dizzy.

    2. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That will be good for 7.0 mid