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Who made our 2019/20 FPL Team of the Season?

Over the last week, Fantasy Football Scout site users have been voting on their favourite Fantasy Premier League goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards of 2019/20.

Our polls have now closed and we can reveal which players have made our end-of-season XI.

Goalkeeper

There were no surprises between the posts, with Nick Pope polling over three-quarters of the goalkeeper vote.

Starting the season out at a bargain £4.5m, Pope registered 15 clean sheets for Burnley and finished as the highest-scoring goalkeeper in FPL.

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

More than one in five of you backed Dean Henderson in our poll but the other four candidates were a long way adrift.

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold ended 2019/20 as the highest-scoring FPL defender, finishing just three points short of the record that Andrew Robertson set in that Fantasy position a year earlier.

The Liverpool right-back got close to his teammate’s 2018/19 total despite registering seven fewer shut-outs.

Four goals and an astonishing 15 assists saw him finish joint-fourth in the overall standings, with no other defender, goalkeeper or forward surpassing his 210 points.

Alexander-Arnold finished top of our poll with 31.6% of the vote, one position above John Lundstram.

A £4.0m FPL defender who operated as a box-to-box midfielder, Lundstram provided better value than any other outfielder based on the points-per-million metric.

Five goals, four assists, 10 clean sheets, 15 bonus and 144 points was a superb haul for someone so cheap, with five of his appearances resulting in double-digit hauls.

Although he lost his place and became less of a regular in the second half of the campaign, Lundstram finished the season in fitting fashion with a goal on the final day.

Matt Doherty was himself a bargain buy in 2018/19 and, despite the inevitable price rise, he made our Team of the Season for the second year running.

With four goals, eight assists, 12 clean sheets and 167 points overall, the Irishman was the only non-Liverpool player amongst the top four highest-scoring defenders.

Robertson and Virgil van Dijk trailed behind Doherty in our poll, with Leicester pairing Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira further back.

MIDFIELDERS

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Kevin De Bruyne always looked to be a shoo-in to make our end-of-season XI, having finished as the highest-scoring FPL asset in any position in 2019/20.

The Belgian, who started the season off at a now-unthinkable £9.5m, racked up 251 points and finished some distance ahead of the chasing pack thanks to his final-day haul.

The City midfielder started 32 of the 36 fixtures he was available for and there were 10 double-digit hauls over the course of the campaign, with his returns in Gameweeks 17 and 38+ representing high points.

Only two midfielders – both of whom were at the budget end of the scale – represented better value for money than De Bruyne (23.7) based on points per million, despite his end price of £10.6m.

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Only Bruno Fernandes (8.4) averaged more points per match than De Bruyne (7.2) in 2019/20.

The inclusion of any January transfer window signing in an end-of-year XI is a contentious one but few mid-season captures have quite made the impact that the Portugal international has and he finished second in our midfielder poll.

Fernandes scored more points (117) from his Gameweek 25 debut onwards than the likes of Diogo Jota, Ismaila Sarr and Nicolas Pepe did all season, with only three blanks arriving in his 14 starts.

Six double-digit hauls were registered in that time, too, a total that no other Manchester United asset could beat across the whole of 2019/20.

Making our Team of the Season for the third straight year, Mohamed Salah‘s total of 233 points was the second-highest in FPL, despite it being his lowest since moving to Merseyside in 2017.

Nine double-digit hauls arrived in 2019/20, with one of them coming in Double Gameweek 24.

Salah enjoyed home comforts more than most and he was a reliable pick for the captaincy when at Anfield, with 15 of his 19 goals arriving on Merseyside. In only four of his 18 home appearances did he blank.

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Our second Manchester United ‘midfielder’ to make our Team of the Season will likely be a forward next season.

This was by some distance Anthony Martial’s best-ever FPL season, with the 24-year-old striker racking up 17 goals, nine assists and 200 points and finishing a clear fifth among FPL midfielders in the overall points table.

Martial’s average of 6.2 points per match was also the joint-fifth-best in the division.

Having previously had something of a reputation as being injury-prone, he also became a reliable starter after an early-season spell on the sidelines, missing only one of United’s final 29 league matches.

FORWARDS

Danny Ings more than doubled his Premier League goals tally in one fell swoop in 2019/20, finding the back of the net on 22 occasions in a superb campaign for the Southampton striker.

Ings, who finished top of our forward poll, finished the season in around 2.4 million squads and had risen in price by £1.6m – by some distance the biggest beginning-to-end price change in the game.

No other forward or indeed midfielder provided better value based on FPL’s points-per-million metric (26.7).

There were only three double-digit hauls over the course of the season but his consistency of returns more than made up for it, along with his league-best bonus points tally of 40.

The Golden Boot winner and the highest-scoring Fantasy forward of 2019/20, Jamie Vardy plundered 30 attacking returns and 34 bonus points in the season just gone.

The Leicester City forward – whose starting price was a relative bargain £9.0m – was within one point of matching his highest-ever FPL score, too, which was set in the Foxes’ title-winning year of 2015/16.

Most of the damage was done in the first half of the season: from Gameweeks 3 to 18, Vardy found the back of the net on 17 occasions and set up a further five goals.

The long-serving striker averaged 8.6 points per match over this run of games, delivering six double-digit hauls and blanking on just three occasions.

A whopping 23 of his 30 attacking returns came against bottom-half clubs, which made him a relatively safe bet for the captaincy in plum fixtures.

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While he was never going to offer the same value he provided in his debut Premier League campaign, Raul Jimenez did score four more goals and 13 more FPL points this time around.

The Mexican, a bit like Ings, wasn’t too explosive, registering just three double-digit hauls – two of them against Manchester City – over the entirety of 2019/20.

But the points arrived on a regular basis, with his 24 attacking returns coming in 21 different games.

The Mexican started 37 of Wolves’ 38 Premier League fixtures, only being benched in Gameweek 20 when Nuno Espirito Santo’s side faced two matches in the space of 48 hours.

Jimenez made our Team of the Season for the second year running, edging out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to take the third forward spot.


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

    Sanchoooo

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

    No Mata 😮

  3. GoodFella93
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Early wildcarders and Leeds United:

    With the new season so close Bielsa will almost certainly start with the exact team that finished last season. New striker in? Bamford still leads the line In GW1.

    Although this Leeds team has dominated the Championship it lacks prolific scorers. Hard to see at this moment who the points will be coming from.

    Pablo Hernandez is our most creative force by far but you can expect him to be the only senior player with a pass to play a bit part role and the only player that will receive special consideration when it comes to output in training.

    Once the full backs settle we should see some good value. Eyes are on Alying at this point. Full backs are heavily involved in Bielsa’s play, with goals and assists as likely from them as our wingers. Leeds starve the opposition of the ball so have had a good defensive record but this will be hard to continue in the premier league as we are always prone to a lack in concentration completely opening us in up - and that will be punished in the prem.

    Jack Harrison is our most creative regular starter, creating the most chances over the season (I believe) and being one of the most regular names of the team sheet since Bielsa came in. He only managed 5-6 Championship goals though, whilst his involvement and positional play speaks more to a player that should be hitting double figures in the Championship. Finishing needs to improve but he could be the budget winger starting every game and creating a lot of chances.

    If Leeds’ young goalkeeper Meslier manages to keep hold of the number 1 shirt then he could be a great budget option between the sticks. If Kiko stays at Leeds you’d expect him to reclaim the number 1 shirt for the start of the season. If Kiko leaves then it’s hard to say we have to judge it on which goalkeeper we sign.

    Kalvin Philips is the specialised CDM in the team. Think Fernandinho. He’s also on free kicks and corners but without much success. Could be a great bench option at the right price.

    Tyler Roberts will be an interesting one. Though hampered by injury, he’s the most premier league looking young attacking player at the club with a good number of minutes and trust. Deployed at number 10 or occasionally up front he’s got an eye for goal and I’m sure will have a tasty price. However, without ever managing to be one of the main stays in the team, he might need time to settle into the starting XI before he can be considered.

    Klich is the our versatile CM, starting every single league match under Bielsa for two years. Once promotion was tied up, he got his rest. Box to box with an eye for goal. “If you watch the game you don’t see Klich, it you watch Klich you see the whole game”. This is the best quote to describe Klich - he’s involved in everything but often he’s linking play. When he does pop up with those goals and assists, you’d expect high bps.

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

      Thanks, nice read!

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

      Thank you ...
      Ayling if 4.5 can be a good rotation player then ...

      1. GoodFella93
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Alying is a very senior member of the squad, part of the leadership group. When Bielsa first arrived, it was Alying who negotiated with Leeds’ CEO, Angus Kinnear, securing win bonuses that Angus was not prepared to agree to by putting it on the table that players would only receive win bonuses whilst they occupied the top 2 places in the Championship. You can expect him to be nailed at RB.

        LB is difficult as we’ve had mr versatility, Stuart Dallas (think James Milner), Alioski (think Sanchez type energy playing at fullback) and Barry Douglas all holding down the position at various points in the season.

        If Dallas is classified as a defender he could be a great asset at 4.5m. Deployed consistently throughout the season, at LB, RB, CM and even coming on as a substitute on the wings. He’s also part of the leadership group at the club.

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

          Nice ...
          Thank you. Dallas Ayling definitely in the watchlist. We might find new Doherty in there 🙂

    3. GoodFella93
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      For Pablo, think D.Silva 19/20

      You’ll be frustrated by benchings and reduced minutes, but get him at the right time and he could be a great differential in mini leagues. When he’s on the pitch, it’s not nailed but he takes penalties and set pieces as well as having a devastating eye for goal in open play. I expect At least something like 6 goals 8 assists for the magician this season. He’s who we turn to when we need a moment of inspiration.

      Had to do the magician justice.

    4. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      The only problem is how many would have kept Vardy during the lean period and Lundstram was being subbed.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sorry. Wrong Post.

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

      Thank you very much for the insight 🙂

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

    Auba?

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

      Mid - 11.5

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

    I don't always agree with our FFS Team of the Season, but I think we've got it right this time. Nice team!

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

      I think a 3-5-2 with Mane instead of Jimenez would be the best team.

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

        And Sterling instead of Martial, TBH.

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

          Sterling did not offer good value this year so a long way from being a team of the season candidate.
          I think they got it right this year, maybe swap Mane for Salah (but that is a close call).

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

            Yeah - on a value basis you're correct.

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

      I think it was spot on!

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

      Yep. What's nice too is that we can afford that team if we had started with 100M (although Bruno didn't come until January ofc).

      1. Skonto Rigga
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        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah, was just thinking that - £81.5m based on starting prices, if my quick calculation was right (Bruno, as you say, coming in midway through the season). Would have allowed for a very decent bench of £4.0m GK + £5.0m/£5.0m/£4.5m, too.

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

          Ah - thanks Skonto - just asked that question below. In that case, if we were being held to the budget, then it probably is the best we could have got.

          1. Skonto Rigga
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No problem! FPL looks so easy in hindsight, doesn't it 🙂

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

              Too true. It's the 3 blanks in a row when Antonio is scoring 4 goals that faarks with your mind... 🙂

            2. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              This is true and hindsight is 75% of the picture for sure, but as I allude to below, the list is striking because it has a core of players who don't necessarily haul very often but always provide the steady drip of points - Pope, KdB, Jimenez, Vardy. Those four would be autopicks for the dullard's XI at the start of a season.

              That's 4 out of 11, and then you have arguably autopicks in their own right because of what they're capable of - Salah, TAA. That's 6/11. Doherty was not a proven pick because he only had one season of data behind him (and in fact many thought he was too expensive) but nobody would have been surprised if they were told in advance that he would score 167 points. So we're only looking at 4-5 players outside the realm of the predictable, and that's in an unusual season broken up by the lockdown etc. Food for thought I think.

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

                You put KDB in the category of players who don't haul very often but provide a steady drip of points. KDB actually had ten (!) double digit hauls last year! That's more than Salah, Mane, Sterling and other usual suspects that have the 'explosive' rather than 'consistent' tag.

                1. Make Arrows Green Again
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I know, but I went with what we thought at the beginning of the season not by the end of it. Many people went Sterling at 2m more expensive, for example, because of the very reason of perceived explosiveness and propensity to haul. In fact, this is probably a reason why KdB was only priced at 9.5m at the start of the season, which is (in hindsight) an absolute bargain price. KdB was always considered the drip-drip type player, nailed, deeper lying etc, even if, playing for a deadly City team, those drips were more like massive splashes!

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

              Especially © calls !
              🙂

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

      Probably the first time in my life my votes have coincided with the majority!

    5. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      What is interesting is that it's largely a predictable team too. I know this isn't an algorithmic analysis of the perfect team within budget but this team would have scored 2327 points so around 25k with a Salah permacap even counting in the fact that Bruno only joined in January! That's with no chips either and no bench or transfers to cover injuries. For sure it's a top 10K team.

      I know there are a couple of risky picks there, but only really Lundstram and maybe Ings, everyone else is close to a respectable nearly pre-season template. It just shows that there's no need to reinvent the wheel or depart much from the template, and there is certainly no need to drop the likes of Jimenez when he blanks three games in a row.

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

        Would that team (plus bench-fodder) really have come in under 100m at the start of the season?

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think so given the cheap frontline and Lundstram... hold on 🙂

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

            I think Skonto just answered this above.

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

            Pope also - 4.5m

          3. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yup.. 98m

    6. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      The only problem is how many would have kept Vardy during the lean period and when Lundstram was being subbed.

    7. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      The Team may appear pretty template now, but only 3 of them (TAA, Salah and Ings) were in my squad for GW1.

      1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Pope, Doherty, Lundstram, KDB, Martial and Fernandes weren't even on my watchlist, although Vardy and Jimenez were.

        I made a bad mistake in leaving out Lundstram (I had 5 elite defenders instead, which didn't work out at all well, especially after injuries to Alisson and Laporte and Everton's poor defensive form).
        KDB was quite a popular selection by other FFS managers, but he had not done much the previous season because of injury.
        Fernandes wasn't available till January,
        Doherty appeared to be overpriced.
        Perez, Zaha, Sigurdsson, Tielemans and Fraser looked better prospects than Martial.
        And it was not absolutely clear whether Pope or Hart would be the number one goalkeeper at Burnley.

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

    So, who's your money on - Brentford or Fulham?

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

      Fulham - mainly because the team that just missed out on automatic promotion after having it in their hands normally tends to lose the playoff.

      (This is just an unscientific impression - correct me if I'm wrong)

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

      Brentford to break their duck.

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

      Brentford.

    4. GoodFella93
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fulham for sure.

      I make this a 50/50 toss up, with Fulham having less pressure and more experience, but Brentford edging it as the better side over all.

      I’ve got Fulham to be promoted at 2.7, that’s a great price for a coin flip

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

        Want to see Brentford in the PL.

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

      I'm as neutral as their can be 😀
      Leaning towards Fulham as i guess he'll be good for FPL

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

        Yup - will be fun to have Mitrovich back in FPL at 6.0m to tempt and troll us all again...

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

          Hopefully he's definitely on pens ...
          Hopefully that idiot is no more at Fulham (4.5m striker who stole pen from mitro & missed & had audacity to come IN from bench for me with a big fat -2)

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

            I think I remember that - Kamara wasn't it?

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

              Yes.
              You're right

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

                He's still there!

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

            He’s still there. He played up front against Cardiff.

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

              😕

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

      I want Brentford, but Fulham will probably edge it due to experience.

      Either way, you’ll get a treat watching Benharama. Whatever happens tonight he’ll rightly be a Premier League player next season.

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

        Thanks for the heads-up

  7. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is there any soul out there kind enough to explain me how player overall ratings are calculated in the HoF?... Thanks a bunch!

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      How is my rating calculated?
      The “HoF Rating” is based on your points scores from previous FPL seasons, with the latest season weighted the heaviest and each corresponding season weighted at roughly 80% that of the previous season. So, in other words, those who performed best in 2018/19 will receive a bigger HoF Rating boost from those who did best in 2007/08. The “HoF Ranking” even allows for those with missing years, adapting the formula accordingly to allow rookies to rank alongside the veterans of FPL.

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

        Thanks for the reply TM.

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

    Bruno outscoring Sarr/Jota/Pepe's season points tally in 14 games...
    LOL

    Fantasy Gold !!
    Like he was made for this game 😀

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

      See below re Pepe...

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

      I can think of better examples of Bruno's value than to say he beat a young player from a relegated team 😀

      It took Sarr a while to settle into the Premier League, and of course he played for Watford... I'd be surprised if he's not a valuable FPL asset very soon.

      1. GoodFella93
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I hope Leeds sign Sarr but I can already see him in an Everton shirt for some reason

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

          He's exactly the type of player Everton need. The chatter though is the other team from Liverpool have an eye on him!

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

            Wow
            Hopefully not 😀

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

              Mane is a kind of mentor to him. I remember before (or after) the Liverpool-Watford game Mane pulled Deeney aside and told him to look after Sarr.

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

                Nice
                He did well vs Liverpool too. Can impact the decision for Klopp just like a certain Ronaldo to United transfer ...

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

                  From a neutral's point of view I'd like to see Sarr at Liverpool - they need a good back-up to their front 3 and they're quite a long way behind the other top 4 teams in terms of depth.

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

                    I'm not neutral and so hope they don't get him 😛

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

                      In theory (less so in practice these days!) I'm not neutral either so I should want him at Arsenal, but I'm actually happy with the attacking options.

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

                        Keep hold of Auba & attack looks good.
                        Lose him you're Attack suddenly looks sh.t again. He's simply World Class !!

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

                        No argument there. I haven't given up on Pepe though either - let's see him in a full season with Arteta before we draw conclusions.

                        Saka also is very promising and versatile. And Lacazette knows where the goal is, though he's not in Auba's class obviously.

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

                        You have a left footed winger !
                        I find that very important for completeness of an attack. Something United haven't got until Greenwood came on the seen.
                        Pepe having got one season under his belt should do good. Maybe a cheaper alternative to Auba ?? (Kidding myself. 😛 Auba or none from arsenal)

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

                        Random information I just found out - Pepe played as a goalkeeper until the age of 14. 😀

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

                        Can you pass on his number to Ed Woodward ?
                        We're in search of DDG replacement.

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

                        😆

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

        That's in the article mate ... I'm too lazy to check that 😀

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

    Pepe to be max 4.5 this coming season? 😀

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

      Hopefully for Arsenal he does well next season ... Too costly to fail tbh

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

        I’d be more concerned about Maguire for 80m, I’ve seen milk turn quicker ...

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

          Not taking a shot 😀
          No use of explaining though.

          Yes Maguire isn't worth 80m. I agree. Yes he's slow. Gets nutmegged. Anything else you'd like me to add ??

          Ahh, milk turn quicker yeah ... I'm not concerned about that bdw. Manchester United is a money making factory which arsenal isn't. I genuinely want them to succeed over the likes of City & Chelsea.

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

            8 goals and 11 assists (all comps) in Pepe’s first season, caused the Chelsea defence absolute havoc in the Final. Expect him to kick on next season the same way Sterling, Son, Mahrez all did after relatively average first seasons for their clubs.

            In truth Maguire is a good CB, but him & Lindelof aren’t a great partnership and the lack of pace between them will continue to be exposed. Get Maguire a pacey CB alongside him and he’ll excel.

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

              Man Utd have the most cleansheets in Europe in all competitions though, it can be a deceptive metric

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

                Wow

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

              I have a sneaky feeling that Pepe will be a legitimately good undervalued pick last year. I could see him being priced around 7-8 and scoring in the 150 range... I daren't say it out loud though! (oops...)

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

                *Next year, obviously 😀

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

                If he's 7 I'll have him. Maybe.

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

                I'd dabble at 7.0 I reckon - that's always a tricky bracket in midfield

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

                No way they make him that cheap mate.
                Imagine he becomes first team & everyone having him 😀

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

                  He never managed to nail down a place and was extremely inconsistent, I think it's very realistic he ends up in the 7-8m range.

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

              As i said above, having a left footed RW is very good thing IMO.
              Having had taste of PL he'll thrive next season yes.

              Re Maguire. I have a slightly different point of view. Yes he's slow & not worth his price tag. But United needed one CB who isn't injury prone & can lead the line. He played every minute. Don't remember last time that happened with a United CB.
              He's trolled because of his price tag. I think he's doing okay.
              According to Lindelof replacement we have in the squad in Bailly but he's made of glass & too injury prone. I agree a RCB with pace & power can do United great !!

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

    New FanTeam Draft. Could something like this be viable in FPL?

    Ryan Nyland
    TAA VvD Tierney White Mari
    Salah KdB Sterling Fernandes Soucek
    Adams 4.0. 4.0

    Pretty insanely stacked midfield. And I somehow retained the Liverpool pairing at the back. Soucek at 4.5m is such a steal. Happy to start him every game with FanTeam's bonus point given to mids/fwds that play the full match.

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

      I make this about 104m in FPL prices - I doubt it would be viable.

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

        Hmm...

        4.5 4.0
        8.0 6.5 5.5 4.5 5.0
        12.5 12.5 11.5 11.0 6.0
        6.0 4.5 4.5

        Yeah if it's FPL, this would be: 106.5m by my calculations. But it's completely legit in FanTeam with the same 100M budget.

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

      Mari prob out for another month. Will Nyland be Villa's first choice?

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

        Could be. But I'll take whichever 4.5m has the best fixtures out of Pickford, Ryan, Fabianski and probably permabench Nyland.

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

          I think Pickford will be 5.0, hopefully one of Ryan or Fabianski will sneak in at 4.5

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

      Only issue is that Adams is there alone and if he gets benched you are down to 10 men. Wish there was 0.5 more for someone like Connolly

    4. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why so set on Tierney?

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

      Think I'd go O'Connell and Dallas (alternatives: Bellerin, Rudiger) instead of Tierney and Mari - saves you having to start a 4.0 (we don't know where White will be playing yet, might be on LFC's bench...)

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

    Has anyone crunched the numbers on what effect 5 subs had? I’m guessing data might be skewed by almost universal BB post lockdown.

    Strikes me that one of the biggest choices early on is approach to bench strength.

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

      Definitely leaning towards a dead 3rd bench option myself now. 2 is plenty

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

      I’m looking here at the possibility that Chelsea and United could be much less predictable for minutes in attack with new squads especially if Sancho happens

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

      No crunching, but I'm mindful of the effects. More minutes for fringe players like Greenwood, Connolly. But also consider premium players more likely to be subbed and get 70 mins instead of 90. Hopefully someone will work out which players tend to get subbed the most (other than Kovacevic and Barkley!) because it might lessen their appeal.

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

        Greenwood just ousted James out of the 11
        Nothing to do with 5 subs IMO

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

          No, I mean he'll get far more sub minutes than if 3 subs were available.

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

            Ohh
            Yeah ... Definitely. 30 minutes every game. Can play every position in attack too

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

        Exactly this

        Not keen from early on but perhaps this is an argument for big at the back from GW1 - or 2 after blank. Money at the back will stay on the field longer

    4. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Total auto-sub points for me were 49 for the season, only 1 after lockdown (Barnes in 32+, also Egan came on with 0 in 36+). Played BB for 18 points in week 30+.

      If enough people post this info for their teams, you might have some data without too much effort.

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

        I don't think I had a single auto-sub post-lockdown.

        From an FPL point of view I really prefer this 5 subs rule because it cuts down a lot on jammy bench points that everyone else seems to get!

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

          I actually had a couple

          Wood in 37 (Dilva)
          Tammy in 36 (KdB)

          Both City generated of course

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

            Cancel that it was Greenwood in 37 not Wood but still an auto sub

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

            Makes sense - I played some good roulette, even my benched City players all came on! Of course I didn't have KDB for GW38 so that hurt...

  12. olebo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A bit random, but here are some stats showing the percentage of fpl managers from different countries among the top 10,000 (overall rank for FPL 2019/2020). 1/3 of the fpl managers among top 10k are from England (not so surprisingly). Here is the top 10:
    England (33.03%)
    Norway (10.91%)
    Ireland (4.37%)
    USA (3.93%)
    Egypt (3.89%)
    India (3.25%)
    Sweden (3.25%)
    Australia (2.8%)
    Scotland (2.1%)
    Poland (1.95%)

    https://twitter.com/Ole_Borge/status/1290362895591776258

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

      If I make my nationality Afghan next season, I'm guaranteed instant stardom!

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

        I did that one season. Me and a bunch of folks from here decided we'd all set our country to Central African Republic (CAR) and it became the highest scoring average country in the world.

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

          😛

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

      Power of salah ??
      3.59% Egyptian in top 10k
      Perma © their god ? 😀

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

      Seem to recall supporting United isn’t great for club ranking

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

        Especially when there are people like Lateriser around 😀

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

          Supporting Palace at least got me a 3 figure season ranking.

          Fulham/Brentford and Tuvalu next year?

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

            LOL
            Bio: "Started following Fulham since that 2-2 draw vs David Moyes managed Man United. There were 100 crosses attempted by United team."

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

              Just amended my profile 🙂

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

      Norway at 10% is quite Incredible.
      Depends of course a bit on how many Norwegians are playing FPL but it's not a huge country. Something like 6 million or so.

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

        I’m guessing that’s the Eliteserien effect - seems disproportionately popular in fantasy terms

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

          I'm 100% sure there's tons more people in Norway playing FPL than fantasy eliteserien. Personally I don't even watch that garbage

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

        They must be throwing people out of all Norwegian ML's who finish outside 10k ...

      3. olebo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Made a quick look, and it seems like it is about 211.000 fpl managers from Norway and 2.130.000 from England. I think Norwegian television has shown English games for many years, and it is just a big interest in Norway for English football. The interest for fantasy, in general, has also increased a lot in the last couple of years with a lot of Podcasts, internet pages, and talking about it on television.

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

        Huge England backing from all the way back in the late 60s when games started being broadcasted on national TV. The PL interest is absolutely massive.

    5. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Definitely getting harder to finish in the top 10k with each passing season.
      Would be interested in knowing the stats for the last 2-3 seasons to see if managers from England have always dominated top 10k rankings.

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

    Here's some FFScout Team of the Season facts.

    Total points: 2094
    Assuming KdB perma (c): 2345
    Assuming Salah (vc): 2358
    Grealish over Bruno until GW25: 2465

    2465 points is 169 OR after one transfer all season and no (c)/(vc) changes.

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

      You've not included chips or calculated subs where frst XI miss games. With all that I'd expect to be close to 1st.

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

        True but those are tough to figure out. In the end, yeah, I think with hindsight on your side, you could build a dead team that could finish close to 1st.

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

    Mitrovic and Watkins both to score tonight?

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

    Started last season with Ward Kelly to guarantee a 4.25 Palace defender. Actually worked out quite nicely with Ward doing ok early and Kelly becoming a key 4.0.

    Can anyone see any other likely pairings next time where the starter will be cheap and the reserve 4.0? Ward Ferguson at Palace could be one I guess. But not so confident about Palace this time around.

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

      I'd want all defenders playing. 8th attacker is the one which I'd be looking to get a dead asset or base price 2 points per GW player

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

        Ayew Benteke then 😉

        Slightly chancy of course to use the common 4.5 4.0 gk strategy for defence as there’s more variables as to who might get injured. But that said I don’t think I’ll be looking further than a 12 man squad regarding likely minutes - ie just one playing sub for sure.

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

          Non playing GK & 3rd bench is what In my mind considering 5 subs

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

            How often did your second sub get on?

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

              Never.
              Once i needed him he also didn't show up 😀

            2. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Without looking closely, I think GW6 and Boxing Day were the only times for me.

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Last year it was easy to have 2 starting subs for minimum price with Lundstram and Dendoncker. I'm thinking it won't be too difficult to have a 4.5 mid who plays -- many DMs are 4.5. A 4.5 starting forward seems rather unlikely.

            Hard to know how many (if any) 4.0 playing defenders there will be.

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

              There are always some players mate. Always.
              I'm playing this with efforts since last two seasons and never i thought there isn't a cheap enough option (bar striker's) available to select from. Set N forget a cheaper guy can help IMO

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

              It's not uncommon to have no playing 4.0 defenders either. I remember three (?) years ago when I had Angel Rangel on my bench for half a season!

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

              Connolly was a 4.5 starting(ish) forward. I'm suggesting with 5 subs there will be more 4.5 forwards who get minutes this season.

              4m defenders - there were more 2 seasons ago. I think FPL tried to tighten it up last season but then blew it with Lundstram. There were Rico and Kelly too.

              So it should be doable to have one 4m defender and one 4.5m striker for your bench. It might take a GW or 2 to find out who they are though.

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

    Williams singed a new deal. Wonder if he will still be 4m? Only played 1003 minutes. Would be great for the bench at that price start of next season.

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not sure if I would want to waste a Man Utd spot on Williams

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

        +1.

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

      Could be 4.5 - I'd prob get him for that.

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

    How will your bench be priced?

    Mine likely to be.

    4 ,4.5, 4, 4

    Maximise starting 11. If we happen to get a 4m playing mid then 4 across the board.

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

      fokken rus jy nooit?

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

        Ha ha, nee, working from home today

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

      Gk 4
      D 4, 4.5
      F 5

      maybe

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

      As cheap as possible.

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

        Yep

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

      I like two playing goalkeepers so likely 4.5 for that position. I think 4.5 for another defender as I want to be able to rotate that position, ideally. Then one 4.0 defender regardless of them playing or not and a 4.5 mid. There are never 4.0 mids at the start are there?

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

        Mids and Fwds start at 4.5

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

          There were a couple of 4.0 mids introduced half-way through the 18/19 season. Can't think of any other examples.

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

            Shane Ferguson

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

      Not going to get a 4.0 mid

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

    Watkins vs Mitro tonight then?

    Feels like whichever one makes it to promotion will be an important enough FPL player...

    Would be handy to have a half competent 6.5 Striker for GW1 at least!

    (Before Mitro's inevitable run of red cards and/or blanks kicks in of course)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Benrahma for me first then o.witkens

      Hope Brentford wins

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

      You’ve ruled out DCL then 🙂

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

        Or is his price prediction ruling him out 😉

        To be fair, after his disastrous restart he may not get bumped at all... but he was cruising for a massive increase since Carlo took the reigns prior to GW30

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

          6.5 isn’t impossible just going by returns

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

            He could be close to it - the red hot GW16 - GW28 period may just count against him though & I'd see him (13G/1A) maybe as landing alongside Chris Wood (14G/1A) in 7.0-town

            But if they were 6.5's it would be nice from a structural/planning perspective

            My word he was absolutely shocking from the restart onwards though - many had high hopes for him under Ancellotti's wing too

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

    why is there no one talking about the price of Sancho? 10.0?

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

      All the talk yesterday was about Sancho's price - it's nice to have a break!

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

      I'm also intrigued about it ....
      😛

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

      Wont cost more than Bruno?

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

      Sounds plausible. Does anyone know what the most a new FPL asset has cost ever?

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

        Auba was 11 on his first year, I believe Ibrahimovic was 11.5. Maybe there were more expensive ones too.

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I remember Ibra coming in at 11.5

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No one other than everyone. I got bored of it all.

  20. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A couple of seasons back,them Spurs players (ok,some) were valuable FPL assets.Now,nobody gives a sh!t about them.

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

      Pochettino in his prime vs Mourinho in his decline.

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

      Mou effect..

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

        Poch was terrible near his end. We would literally have been fighting relegation if we kept Poch this season.
        How we even managed to finish sixth is a miracle considering how terrible our form has been and a change of manager.
        Imagine some decent signings and Jose has time to put his stamp on the squad. Winning Europa league is likely imo

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

          Yes, but he said "a couple of seasons back", i.e. when Spuds were in the CL final and a Top 4 PL ide.

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

      Same as United when Mou was there

  21. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    An observation about the team of the season: people weren't asked to vote with a three-player-per-team limit, and the eventual scout selection only contained two Liverpool players, so I am wondering why Doherty made the cut and not VVD, who started the season at the same price and scored 11 more points.

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

      VVD was .5 more expensive.

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

        Also Doherty was very low-owned just as he hit form. That probably swung it for people like me who brought him in just before he started firing.

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ahhhh my bad, thanks Nimby. I was looking at season-end prices like a complete n00b. As you were, FFS. All is well again with the world.

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

      You can't have 4 Liverpool players and most had Salah/mane so even though be scored a lot of points he was irrelevant for most

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

        They don't put a team limit. Last year's team of the season had five Liverpool players! (Alisson, TAA, Robertson, Salah, Mane)

  22. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    FPL in the process of refreshing? I can still access it as I haven't logged out since the season's end but I think if you try and log in anew you get this message:

    https://twitter.com/LetsTalk_FPL/status/1290668730083618816

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

      Nice. I've not logged out yet - like to keep the transfer page and its stats open.

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

      Any idea how long after the game started refreshing that it launched last season Neil?

      Is it time to start spamming f5 trying to get a low id?

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I can't remember but I do recall it going down at least once and then being brought back up before the actual relaunch. So the updates might be in phases. At least the wheels are in motion though! Batten down the hatches for the RMTs.

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        It'll be at 4am tonight.

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

          Unless there's extra time - then we wait an extra 40 minutes 😉

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

      Wondering same.
      I haven't logged out.

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

    Antonio = forward

    Fabianski could be 4.5 🙂

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/1747949

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

      Damn, I'll have to pick Fabianski now against my better judgement 😀

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

      Both would be valid.

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

      I'd almost certainly get Fab at 4.5 before I'd get Pope at 5.5 tbh

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

        e.g. with a back 4:

        Fab, Martin
        TAA, VVD, Laporte, 4.5, 4.5
        KDB, Bruno, ___, 4.5, 4.5
        Ings, Mitro/Watkins, ___

        Leaves around 15.5 (could be 15.0 could be 16.0) for two attackers... both need to be starters though

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Think Randolph is ahead of Martin? Wonder if he'll be 4.0 too

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

        5 clean sheets all season (and 2 without him) - I'd stay away from the Hammers defence. McCarthy or Ryan before flappy for me

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

          Fab is different though - he's an FPL dream, doesn't even need CS's, he'll pad those out with saves & penalty saves to beat the band

          If you gross up his points per game from this season to account for the games he missed with injury he's sitting up around 140 points - that's within 30 of Pope's 170

          Fab has hauls in him playing behind any defence!

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

        The odd penalty save aside, Fabianski was pretty disappointing in 18/19 - mostly because of his defenders.

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

          He still got 143 points though

          Personally I'd take the 143 for 4.5 rather than 170 for 5.5!

          Especially when it comes with the Fab factor 🙂

          To be honest I don't think we'll get him at 4.5 though, he probably has too much FPL previous & will get priced out at 5.0

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

            Oh yeah, I'm definitely having a 4.5 keeper either way, I'm just not sure that 4.5 should be a West Ham one!

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

        It would be nice if Pope was sold and we got a 4.5m Burnley keeper.

        I'm pretty sure it was Burnley's system that made Pope so good, not his shot-stopping ability... unless I've read the data wrong, which is very probable!

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

          Their back up is the Peacock laddie. I've no idea what he's like. Not only would I back away from him, but Mee/Tarko would also be out of my draft until I saw a few games with the kid keeper.

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeah, and they'd probably replace him, and it's unlikely they'd be 4.5m, so wishful thinking of the highest order!

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

              I think people, including potential clubs interested in him make the mistake of judging Pope in isolation. He is an integral part of an extremely well-drilled Dyche defence. He'll be good elsewhere but maybe not as good as he is at Burnley. Conversely, bringing in a new keeper to Burnley would weaken the entire defence for a while. So if Pope isn't the Burnley keeper, I think I'd avoid any Burnley assets for the start.

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

    Anybody having trouble getting into the members area?

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

      You have to be a member to get in.

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

        🙂

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

        lol i am

        1. Men in green tights
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Just tried it and got in ok.

        2. Stats Don\'t Lie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If you were you'd have the grey scout icon next to your name

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Think your memberships finished no members symbol by name.

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        LOL

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

          Weird as it was suppose to last until 28/08 But thanks

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Mine said it would end then too. Was a bit miffed when it ended early.

  25. Flaming Flamingo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Random question, but why do most people seem to want their favourite players to be underpriced? After all, it's not really worth all that much owning a player if everyone and their dog has him too.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Try getting all the must haves with only 100m?

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        True, although I also think the less must haves there are the more skill is involved in picking your team. Which is probably something we should encourage. Both because it makes the game more fun, as well as being to our own personal benefit as people who take the game more seriously.

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      people on here love having players that everyone and their dog has

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        then when that player blanks for 3 weeks in a row they call it bad luck, and when they score it's genius 😀

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I feel personally attacked

      2. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Dogs are intelligent creatures.

  26. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    No point trying to get ID No.1 anyways because it's a fix by fpl.

    Just give a look at the casual team that got the honor last season and you will realize it's just some kinda test team for the fpl office guys.
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1/history

    I refuse to believe that someone could be that dedicated to getting a low id and not bothering with their team when the season got underway.

    Best you can hope for is a low number but i think No.1 ID is out of reach for normal fpl managers.

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

      Were all the players on the game when it opened last season ?

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

        Maybe not the last minute transfers. But bear in mind this time transfer deadline is deep into the season so loads of players will be added, removed and moved after GW1 begins.

      2. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No, they never are.

        Promoted teams can sometimes only have 12/13/14 players when the game launches

      3. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        pretty sure they weren't - they definitely weren't the season before

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

        You will get a Rainy check on here with new players,position and club when they are added to the game as the season progresses. 😉

    2. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Would be an idea if perhaps they provided your ID based on previous seasons rank, or even on overall rank?

  27. Chemical76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53651865

    Early double gameweeks?

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

      Well that's my draft I spent hours on based on unknown fixtures, transfers, injuries, form, prices and positions up the spout.

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        You should have spent more time coming up with contingency drafts. This is what happens when you don't prepare.

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

          I knew being a filthy casual would bite me in the bum at some point.

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

            *on the bum.

            Being bitten in the bum sounds most disagreeable.

      2. Chemical76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I was planning 3 5 2 but all the talk recategorising players leads me to think I'll be on a 3-4-3

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

          The number of players expected to be moved from Midfielder to Forward could be the same or very similar to the number moved from Forward to Midfielder.
          e.g. (F-->M): Aubameyang, Rashford, Greenwood;
          (M-->F): Martial, Antonio, Richarlison.
          If so, it has very little effect on the choice between 3-4-3 and 3-5-2.

          1. Chemical76
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I respect your view. Thanks

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

      Yup. However,

      Chelsea will be out pronto so will start GW1
      City - I have a feeling they'll lose to Real and will start GW1
      If United and Wolves both progress, they meet in the EL semi, so only one can make the final.
      Therefore one will prob start GW2 and one wait until GW3.

      So I think with well-thought out use of transfers and subs it won't be too painful.

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        why would anyone want a United or Wolves player anyway?

        1. Chemical76
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Wolves could be the best team with no European commitment

      2. Chemical76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I hadn't realised that Wolves and Man Utd were on a collision course. Thanks

      3. Chemical76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        However still possible double gameweek involving a top team

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

          Yes, maybe 2 for one that wins CL and/or EL.

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Early wildcard too perhaps?

  28. michaelington
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Not sure what the point of these end of season articles. Team of the season is surely the players who scored the most points.
    Defender of the season? Defender who scored the most points.
    Midfielder of the season? Midfielder who scored the most points.

    I think everyone knows who the top point scorers are on this site because we look at he fpl website about 65 times a day.

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

      Lundstram and Ings didn't score the most points.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        This. There's a whole host of factors that determine how great a player was over the season. Price being a pretty big one imo, and timing.

        A simplistic solution is the most appealing but it's rarely the best one.

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

    "Getting ready for 2020/21
    We're currently carrying out essential updates to prepare for the 2020/21 Premier League season.
    This means that you can't login or create a new account at present. Please check back soon.
    Sorry for any inconvenience."

    I hope all the data hasn't disappeared already... Probably not 😉 but not being able to log in scared the ..ll out of me for a moment.

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

      Will the likes of LiveFPL and FPLTools keep the data? After all, until relaunch we keep our team IDs, right?

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

        Data hasn't disappeared so far, you can still save your data from http://www.livefpl.net/save

        At some point (I'd imagine soon), I believe FPL will close completely and then data will be lost.

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

          Wow, I didn't know that data existed. Cheers!

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

          Not worried about my personal data. The issue is that I haven't saved data of all pl assets (how KdB did in each match fpl wise during the season etc).

  30. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Salah over Mane in this team based on what you fools?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Crazy little thing called points

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        crazy little thing called played more mins, cost 1m more 😀

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It may be silly, but probably because many people here triple captained Salah for 48 points.

      While others triple captained Mane for 3 points.

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        haha forgot about that 😀