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Can Werner offer FPL value compared to Chelsea midfielders in 2020/21?

Timo Werner (£9.5m) has the potential to offer Fantasy Premier League managers value during his debut campaign in English football.

The German striker arrives at Chelsea as one of the most sought-after in Europe and, if he were to replicate his RB Leipzig form of recent seasons, could make a mockery of his initial £9.5m price-tag.

With goals and assists a real possibility in 2020/21, Fantasy managers should certainly keep an eye on Werner.

We have examined his 2019/20 exploits to assess whether or not he can deliver on that promise, and compete with new colleagues Christian Pulisic (£8.5m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) for a place in FPL squads.

READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech

The History and Statistics

Werner joins Frank Lampard’s evolving Chelsea squad with a wealth of goal-scoring experience that not many players can boast at the age of 24.

This is a man who made 100 Bundesliga appearances before he hit 21 before going on to light up the Champions League too.

But for all his explosive potential as a complete forward, ‘Turbo Timo’ started his professional career as a left-winger in the youth setup at local club VfB Stuttgart.

During his three full seasons with Die Roten, between 2013 and 2016, he mustered just 13 goals in 95 senior Bundesliga appearances.

Despite earning a reputation for acceleration and pace, Werner was initially accused of being a selfish player who did not gel particularly well with those around him.

As a result, his quickness in the final third only yielded Werner nine assists for Stuttgart during those three years as a senior player in Baden-Württemberg.

However, a €10 million move to newly-promoted RasenBallsport Leipzig in 2016 propelled Werner into the coveted player he is today.

It was in Saxony that the player was converted to a striker, retaining a tendency to drift into positions on the left-hand side of the field but adding a ruthless accuracy to his game and increased awareness of how to link-up with those around him.

That unique style of play worked wonders for Werner and Leipzig as he scored 21 goals in his new role, the most of any German in the Bundesliga in 2016/17, adding five assists.

That contribution led to the newly-promoted club finishing second and qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in their relatively short history.

Across the continent’s elite competition and the Europa League, Werner netted seven times in 11 appearances during 2017/18, adding another 13 goals and seven assists in the Bundesliga. After two years of impressing on home soil, he was called up to the German national team and has since found the net 11 times in 29 caps for Die Mannschaft.

In 2018/19, Werner started displaying his explosive potential. Reaching 10 goals for the campaign on December 16, it meant that every time he scored so far that season, he went on to complete a brace. Perhaps an interesting thing to look out for in the Premier League. Could it suggest a likeness to Harry Kane‘s (£10.5m) trademark feast-or-famine approach? Only time will tell.

It took the forward until August 2019 to get his first Bundesliga hat-trick, racked up in a 3-1 win at Borussia Mönchengladbach. But he did not have to wait long for his second, netting three times in an 8-0 win over Mainz, adding three assists in the same match.

Those contributions helped Werner to his best-ever Bundesliga campaign, ending 2019/20 with 28 goals and eight assists in 33 starts and one substitute appearance. Robert Lewandowski’s 34-goal haul was the only thing that stood between him and the Golden Boot award.

As a result, Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich were all heavily interested in Werner, Chelsea turning heads by eventually winning the race for his signature.

Leaving Leipzig with 78 goals in 127 Bundesliga appearances, the German international arrives at Stamford Bridge as the complete forward, well-known for his explosive pace, accurate finishing and ability to play team-mates through on goal with his capability in wide areas.

Werner has also earned a strong reputation for penalty-taking, dispatching 13 competitive spot-kicks from a possible 16 so far, netting each one awarded to him since October 2018, the date of his last miss.

Comparisons

2019-20Mins per shotMins per shot in the boxMins per shot on targetMins per key pass
Tammy Abraham25.228.163.5105.8
Olivier Giroud25.629.452.6124.9
Mason Mount36.879.899.056.3
Christian Pulisic27.432.669.057.5
Timo Werner *22.828.443.953
Hakim Ziyech **18.255.852.220.8

The Prospects

Werner is likely to fill a void in Chelsea’s attack, notably a centre-forward who can be trusted to link well with the rest of the front-three as well as delivering goals with ruthless regularity.

As you can see from the comparisons referenced above, the German compared favourably to Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) and Olivier Giroud (£7.0m) in 2019/20 when it came to goal threat.

Remembering, of course, that these numbers were not recorded in the Premier League, Werner shot more frequently last season than Chelsea’s two centre-forwards.

While there was not much to separate the trio for minutes per shot in the box (Abraham: 28.1 | Werner: 28.4 | Giroud: 29.4), Werner was the clear winner when it came to accuracy.

Well-known around Europe’s top leagues for composure in front of goal, Werner’s penchant for a shot on target will go a long way to improve on what Abraham and Giroud offered last season.

As you can see from the comparisons above, the German international registered an accurate attempt on goal every 43.9 minutes in the Bundesliga. By comparison, Abraham managed one over 63.5 minutes and Giroud was even further behind on 52.6.

Werner’s shots were often of high quality too. In 2019/20 he recorded an expected goals per 90 figure of 0.62. Lewandowski and Ciro Immobile were the only players across the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 to record a better score there.

We often apply something of a dampener on players coming to England’s top-flight from overseas, as the standard of football is generally higher across the division compared to others. However, in Werner’s case, it is harder to discuss this mitigating factor as we know the player is capable of starring in the Champions League and has already scored against Premier League defences.

Werner’s skill-set is also something that has been somewhat lacking from Chelsea’s attacking under Lampard. While he does know how to use his pace to burst away from a chasing defence, 2019/20 has seen Werner develop an excellent understanding of how to find space against deep blocks – something that Chelsea have struggled to break down under Lampard. The former Leipzig man has often been seen making runs across opposing defences, starting from an initially offside position, arriving in space in front of them, ready to receive the ball and turn, either to pass or shoot.

With Werner likely to improve Chelsea’s goal-scoring capabilities in 2020/21, his arrival is also good news for the attacking assets around him in terms of assists.

When Lampard has no injury concerns, Pulisic and Ziyech are the most likely to flank the German, the latter likely to be the chief beneficiary of Werner’s goal threat. The combination of both players could be exceptionally deadly when you consider how frequently Ziyech created chances last season and how often Werner landed a shot on target.

However, we should also consider the German’s own assist potential. As you can see from the table above, Werner was infinitely more creative than Giroud and Abraham in 2019/20.

He played a key pass every 53 minutes in his final Bundesliga campaign, which was also superior to Pulisic and Mason Mount (£7.0m) as well as Chelsea’s existing forwards.

Combining the strong goal threat, potential for assists and an important role in penalties (now that Willian (£8.0m) has departed and Jorginho (£5.0m) is out of favour), there is every reason to believe that Werner can earn his £9.5m price-tag and then some. Those comparing him with Pulisic and Ziyech will notice that the extra £1.0m/£1.5m is effectively spent on a greater chance of goals and a hand in penalties. That might be too much to pay for some, but if Werner does hit the ground running in the Premier League, he is sure to build up ownership quickly as a potential captain option.

There are Fantasy managers who have expressed concern about the German’s positioning, considering he is capable of playing on the left flank of attacking midfield or a front-three. Pulisic does appear rather nailed-on on that side of the Chelsea team so Werner is probably only going to play there if Lampard’s wider options are completely depleted. Do not forget that Kai Havertz could also be in the squad by the start of 2020/21 so it does seem unlikely that a wide role will be Werner’s regular assignment under Lampard. 

That said, as we already mentioned earlier on, he does still have a tendency to drift to the left. It will be interesting to see what impact this will have on the Chelsea team – and Fantasy managers watching on.

Could it initially cause some issues for Chelsea if he were to drift out of his furrow and tread on Pulisic’s toes and leave the team lacking its spearhead? This is certainly something Lampard will have to look out for.

By contrast, such runs could still have some advantageous effects from a Fantasy perspective with the right input from the Chelsea boss. Werner drifting left could result in a dovetail effect with Pulisic, whereby he drifts into the open space unmarked, not unlike the relationship between Anthony Martial (£9.0m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m). That could bode well for the American midfield asset, who is, of course, £1.0m cheaper than Werner.

Either way, Fantasy managers must remember that these runs from Werner have not massively diminished his activity in the penalty box, such are the effectiveness of his pace and movement. Even though he often drifts left, Werner averaged 6.6 touches in the opposition box per 90 in 2019/20. For some context, Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) was the busiest Premier League forward in the penalty area last season, registering 231 touches there (best among forwards), working out at 6.77 per 90.

READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech

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1,237 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jotangs
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Thoughts?

      Ryan

      Tierney Vinagre TAA

      Moutinho Rashford KDB Auba

      Wood Jimenez DCL

      Bench: McCarthy Saliba Ferguson Stevens (Leeds)

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Wouldn't go with DCL.

        1. Jotangs
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Yh only one i was not trying to pick but there are no good cheap strikers this year

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Change formation and to for Robbo

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                *go

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Mitrovic

        3. Uncle Baby Billy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Is this a wind up?

        4. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Looks alright, I dont dislike Mout but I wouldnt want him starting every week.
          Rash>Green and upgrade Mout to someone like Grealish if he has good fixtures.

          And yea DLC>Mitro/Antonio whoever has better fixtures

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Wow I'd never focused on it before. Joe Hart has the longest neck I've ever seen

        1. Mario Balofail
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          You are late to the show. He is a giraffe in a human body. I bet he chews like giraffe.

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 10 days ago

          head and shoulders above the rest (just the head)

      3. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        I really, really hope Man Utd don't get Sancho

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Basically an 8 player starting game if so.

          Trent, Vinagre & Greenwood will be useless picks.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            I think Greenwood is going to be overlooked at the start of the season. A lot of managers will be blinded by Bruno/Martial/Rash. Greenwood outrageous value though

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah he's a shoe-in.

              Might even get away with him for the first 4 GWs if the Sancho deal runs till the deadline, which will be the perfect time for a GW4 IB WC.

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Check check check

      4. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Just a Spurs post to try & help you all out.

        I expect us to play a 4231. Aurier at RB until we sign someone. Dier & Sanchez/Alderweireld as 2 CBs and Davies at LB. The midfield will consist of Hojbjerg as a holding midfielder and either Ndombele/Winks/Dele with Lo Celso a certain starter. Son & Kane with Moura or Bergwijn (Jose prefers Moura atm).

        It remains to be seen whether Dele will regularly start. If Dele doesnt start, this makes GLC a very tempting pick due to him taking up a more advanced position. He is a definite starter and managed to pick up a few assists and the end of last season. The only thing missing from GLCs game this season was goals and I am sure it will be one of the main things he will work on. He is on corners and the odd free-kick. He scored 16 goals and assisted 6 in 45 games for Real Betis in 18/19. Shows he has goals in him, and he could be a nice differential. However, he is probably a wait-and-see due to the uncertainty of his position, but it could become clear in pre-season.

        Due to GLCs nailedness, this makes Dele a less-enticing pick at £8.0m and I think Jose will finally start with Ndombele with the signing of Hojbjerg. Even if Ndombele doesn't start, it is likely that Winks would start instead of Dele with GLC as a no.10...

        At the back, Aurier & Davies look set to currently start as full-backs, although I expect us to strengthen over Aurier. Even if Aurier stays I wouldn't be heavily considering due to his reduced attacking threat towards the end of season. He wasn't going forward as much as earlier on in Jose's reign, and with him there is always a possibility of him getting red carded or scoring an OG.

        I prefer Dier at £5.0m who I expect to start next to Alderweireld or Sanchez (probably the latter). He has decent goal threat, and has never failed to to get at least 2 goal involvement in his time in the PL, even with reduced minutes in recent seasons.

        Another good defensive option is Lloris who has a decent save record with just under 4 per/game this season. He also has a decent penalty record and got 13 BPs last season despite missing a lot of it. We managed 4 clean sheets after the restart and looked a lot better defensively.

        With a proper pre season with Jose, I think we will be one of the best defensive sides next season, and Lloris and Dier particularly provide good value. Sessegnon could be an interesting option at £5.0m if he finds a spot in the starting xi, although atm he seems far from it...

        Attacking wise, I like the look of Kane at £10.5m. The idea that he wont play well under Jose is a complete myth. 13 goals in 17 games under him. 7 goals in 9 games after the restart was pretty decent after not playing in 6 months or so....

        Son (£9.0m) could be a bargain. But he was playing very far wide and deep post-restart. He also doesn't start seasons that well traditionally. At some point in the season I am sure he will become an almost essential option. If we start in a 442 (unlikely), he will a great option!

        Moura (£7.0m) could be a decent punt as I think he will start over Bergwijn (£7.5m), but he was also playing quite deep post project-restart. Both good punts if either one gets injured. I do prefer Bergwijn as he only scored 1 less goal despite playing over 1500 minutes fewer.

        If I had to rank the options including value it would be:

        1) Kane, £10.5m
        2) Son, £9.0m
        3) Dier, £5.0m
        4) Lloris £5.5m
        5) Lo Celso £7.0m

        If we do sign a RB, I will be very tempted, particularly if they come in at £5.0m. Unsure whether the RB will have the license to push forward.

        Any questions just ask

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Nice write up. Only issue I have with Kane is I no longer feel comfortable captaining him in easier home games.

        2. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks. Like the info

        3. Goodison Gladiators
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks for this. I was stung a few times by Kane and Son in (on paper) easy games where the team just didn't perform. I'll need that to improve but they're both on my watch list. Kane could a good punt for week 1 while we look at Werner.

        4. Nickemon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks, COYS.

          What do you think of Bavies? Worth a look? Liked him a lot a couple of seasons ago, but havent seen a lot of Spurs game lately...is he involved?

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 10 days ago

            If I was going to pick any Spurs at the back, its Lloris. Bavies for 5 mil isnt bad, but i'd probably just go for Ayling Dallas, Taylor or the Arsenal guy for 4.5 tbh.

            1. Nickemon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Have them all on my watchlist, but thanks!

              If Saliba breaks through at 4.5...wow, that’d be amazing. But PL is a difficult league for anyone, especially young defenders.

          2. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            He will start, but he is very defensive. Wont get you many assists and bonus. Pretty good value though as think we will be good defensively but prefer Dier at the same price

            1. Nickemon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Cheers. I’m biased by earlier experiences perhaps. 🙂

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Davies can score tho, I wouldnt expect many assist, but if he played the full season. Maybe 2/3 goals imo

              1. Coys96
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Doubt he'll score 2 or 3... no where near as attacking as with Poch

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Probably true

        5. FPL Notebook (John)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks for the write up - good bit of background info!

        6. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks. What do you think about Davis? He was pretty good 2 or 3 seasons ago

          1. Nickemon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            See above!

            1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Yes I see:)

        7. Jealous Viper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Are you sure Alli doesn't play the 10 in the 4-2-3-1? He tends to have his streaks when he becomes a very useful FPL asset and also one of my favorite players personally so would love to have him at some point in my team if he's playing just behind Kane

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 10 days ago

            I love Alli also, had him for some games last season. Even capped him and he delivered

          2. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            He fell out of form towards end. Think he will come off bench

      5. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Lads, where would you put the 0.5 I have in the bank?

        McCarthy / Nyland
        TAA, Robertson, Doherty / Saliba, Ayling
        KDB, Bruno, Greenwood, Soucek / Gordon
        Werner, Jiménez / 4.5

        Could rotate 4.5 keepers, but not sure if worth the headache.
        Could upgrade Gordon, but the other 5.0s don't excite me and I think the boy could get some minutes.
        Could downgrade Robbo to VVD, Ayling to 4.0, and upgrade to a 5.5 keeper.

        What would you do?

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Robertson > VVD
          Gordon > Armstrong

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            I've seen Armstrong in some drafts. That would be indeed an option — though for some reason I like the Gordon punt..

        2. Uncle Baby Billy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Keep it in your sky rocket, mate.

          You'll need it soon enough.

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Is it that bad? 😛

      6. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        A Werner, Ings and Greenwood
        B Werner, Antonio and Rashford

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          A

        2. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Okay, I shouldn't have placed Werner there

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Werner, Antonio, Greenwood. Use the money elsewhere.

      7. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Which Man City mid for a home/home captaincy rotation with Bruno?

        A) Sterling
        B) KDB

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno home means Sterling away, where he's better, so KDB.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Assuming they have perfect rotation the Man City option will be home and captain when Bruno is away

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              When Bruno is away, KDB will be home...

              They'll have the rotation.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Cool - thinking we are saying the same thing in different ways

                KDB/Bruno home captaincy rotation given that Sterling is better away from home

        2. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Going with B

        3. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Tbh I like Sterling as higher ceiling imo. Although KDB is safer.

        4. Sloths
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 10 days ago

          KDB

      8. Lebowski85
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Who scores more....

        A) Son & Wood
        or
        B) Werner & Traorie

        And whats a better price point to have covered.....

        C) 9.0 mid
        D) 9.5 striker

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          A and D

        2. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          This is a very complicated case, Maude. ...

        3. KAALI_DAAL
            6 months, 10 days ago

            With B you might have a reliable occasional captain choice.

          • LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            B Werner will be capitan material

          • Lebowski85
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Many thanks for the feedback

        4. The Legend Squad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Think this is looking quite balanced. Kept Son after project restart and he was a good differential, happy to keep him on. Greenwood is gold dust if Utd don’t buy in.

          McCarthy
          TAA Robbo Vinagre Taylor
          KDB Salah Son Greenwood
          Jimenez Antonio

          Nyland Ferguson Stephens Davis

          Thought guys?

        5. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Can't wait to see Auba and Salah having both great fixtures at the start. Let the agony begin

          1. The Legend Squad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            McCarthy
            TAA Taylor Vinagre Saliba
            Salah Aub KDB Greenwood Soucek
            Jimenez

            Fodder

            Could work?

            1. Jotangs
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Im an Arsenal fan and we will have to wait and see if Saliba is nailed but hes good to keep around. Dunno how much Soucek is but for that cheap option i would go for set piece takers like Moutinho or JWP

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Pretty easy to fit both

            3. Werner Bremen
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 9 days ago

              Great

          2. Jotangs
              6 months, 10 days ago

              What strikers are the best to get under 7.0m?

              I have DCL but i really dont want him.... Can go to 7.5 if I sell a keeper

              1. The Legend Squad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Mitro Antonio

                1. Jotangs
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    ill take mitro thanks

                2. Freshy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Wood - Antonio

                  1. Jotangs
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      Yh i have wood but i think ill take mitro over antonio

                  2. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Wood, Mitro and Antonio, whoever has the best fixtures.
                    Antonio might not even be up fron tho, not so sure about him out of those 3.

                    Wood is the best option followed by Mitro

                    1. Jotangs
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Yh man i got Wood and might switch DCL to Mitrovic... Even in the past season he was like a 14 goal striker.

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          yea, all about fixtures. Im toying with 3 up front which will involve, Jimi, Ings, Mitro, Wood and possibly Antonio.
                          The 3 with the best fixtures make the cut

                          As Arborath said, personally im actually very keen on Mitro and hoping he has good fixtures to start. Wood is a sensible pick, but Mitro is exciting

                    2. FPL Notebook (John)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      It;s all fixture dependent - but i like Mitrovic if fit

                      1. Jotangs
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Thanks

                      2. Uncle Baby Billy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Brewster. No contest. He'll be at Leeds.

                      3. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Watch Che Adams. He got decent run after lockdown.

                      4. Fiqz Fariss
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Mitrovic or Wood

                      5. Goodison Gladiators
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        All depends on fixtures as neither the players or teams are reliable

                    3. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      My first season as a member, I looked briefly at a few things, but whats your favourite part of the members area or what do you recommend to a total noob?

                      And you know the rate my team thing, can I put a team into in pre season and it gives me a score? Or wont it work until the season starts?

                      1. The Legend Squad
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Only works when fixtures released!

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          ah ok thank you

                      2. FPL Notebook (John)
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        The ticker and comparison tool are my go to features.

                      3. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Anything Opta.

                      4. Old Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Try the Comparison tool for when you wnat to check between 2 alternatives - I find it quite useful.

                        1. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          *2 or more

                      5. Trophé Mourinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        thanks all

                    4. Eastman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      A. Jimmy
                      B. Ings
                      C. neither

                      1. FPL Notebook (John)
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Neither to begin with in my opinion, although a good fixture run for either and they'd tempt me.

                      2. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Two that need fixtures.

                      3. Fiqz Fariss
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        blind fixture rn i go with neither

                      4. Goodison Gladiators
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Jimmy

                    5. Labile
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      Suggestions all??

                      Ryan Button

                      Trent Dallas Viangre Ferguson Taylor

                      Kdb salah greenwood Pereira
                      Soucek

                      Werner Tony Mitrovic

                      1. Jotangs
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Good starters and good bench options. However i dont think Werner will be the main man at chelsea tbh as they can rotate and have a lot of attacking options. For 9m he's not secure enough for me. Jimenez is cheaper and the focal point imo.

                        • Netley Lucas
                          • 5 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Very nice. Keep an eye on Brewster, if he moves on loan to a PL club maybe do Mitro/Pereira > Brewster/Ziyech because Soucek is good to start games.

                      2. Jotangs
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Last one from me today...

                          A)Bruno - Moutinho

                          B) Rashford - Traore/Jota

                          1. Fiqz Fariss
                            • 4 Years
                            6 months, 10 days ago

                            B

                        • JURGENAUT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          It’s possible that the fixtures are released anytime before 21st right? So even tomorrow?

                        • Shark Team
                          • 3 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Which option is the best?

                          A) Doherty + Rashford + Mitrovic

                          B)Vinagre + Bruno + Antonio

                          Thanks!

                          1. Jotangs
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              A) more points potential due to Doherty and Rashford goals imo

                            • Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              B. More flexible.

                            • Fiqz Fariss
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              A for sure

                            • Trophé Mourinho
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Can you do Vinagre, Bruno and Mitro? Maybe that but A will be very close with that points wise

                          2. Ghost Ship
                            • 10 Years
                            6 months, 10 days ago

                            Thoughts?

                            Ryan
                            TTA, VVD, Salina, Vinagre
                            Auba/Salah, KDB, Bruno, Soucek
                            Jiminez

                            Button, Taylor, fodder, fodder

                            Thanks

                            1. Fiqz Fariss
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              im not sure about soucek

                            2. Ghost Ship
                              • 10 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Left out greenwood in midfield. Which shows how confident I am about him

                          3. Fiqz Fariss
                            • 4 Years
                            6 months, 10 days ago

                            RMT please. Ta!

                            Ryan, Button
                            Doherty, Gomez, Pieters (Justin, Ferguson)
                            Salah, Auba, Son, Greenwood, Foden
                            Werner, Mitrovic (Davis)

                            1. Ghost Ship
                              • 10 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              That’s pretty nice. Obviously TAA is missing - maybe start with him and move to mitro or Werner if they hit.

                            2. Hadebayor Mum
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              I think Burnley will line up most weeks with Lowton Mee Tarkowski C.Taylor so maybe Taylor over Pieters?

                          4. Ser Davos
                            • 5 Years
                            6 months, 10 days ago

                            Not dismissing Antonio, but flashbacks to the reclassifications of Zaha and Arnautovic in 2018 and Jota and Deleufeo in 2019 doesn't bode well

                            1. Fiqz Fariss
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              true ser davos!

                            2. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              yeah, not a big sample but I'm pretty sure every mid to fwd reclassification has been jinxed up to now

                            3. mynameisq
                              • 7 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Wasn't Antonio himself classified as a striker once and then back to midfield the following season

                            4. Trophé Mourinho
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              im not convinced, he is sooo patchy. If he has greta opening fixtures then maybe. But if Mitro, Wood and Antonio all have a sea of green, Antonio is my last pick.

                              He might not even be up front, plays all over the place even in defence.

                          5. KAALI_DAAL
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Mitro the new Pukki of this season?

                              1. Little Red Lacazette
                                • 4 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                Hope so.

                              2. AuFeld
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                He's better. More shots and more disappointment.

                              3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                • 6 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                What does that even mean?

                              4. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                                • 9 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                He'll be involved in most of their goals which unfortunately won't be too many

                            • Netters2018
                              • 2 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Views on my team please?

                              Ryan
                              VVD, KWP, Taylor, Vinagre
                              Salah, Auba, Bruno, KDB
                              Mitro, Wood

                              Bench 4.5m mid brewster 4m def....

                              1. Fiqz Fariss
                                • 4 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                what that mid....im speechless

                            • Fiqz Fariss
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Which one?

                              A) Doherty, Gomez
                              B) Robbo, Vinagre

                              1. KAALI_DAAL
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  A

                                • Little Red Lacazette
                                  • 4 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  B

                              2. inactive
                                • 10 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                @BenCrellin

                                Seems like Man City and Man Utd are going to play in the midweek of GW1 and therefore avoid a Blank Gameweek

                                https://www.espn.com/soccer/manchester-city/story/4162238/manchester-unitedmanchester-city-given-extended-summer-break?platform=amp&__twitter_impression=true

                                1. Karan14
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  But they can only play each other or Liverpool/Arsenal/Leicester/Chelsea.

                                  Not great news for FPL.

                                  1. inactive
                                    • 10 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    Just an opinion but I don't think they'd want City vs Liverpool in GW1

                              3. Silent Friend
                                • 9 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                Not sure if it was posted but Matheus Pereira priced at 6m

                              4. rokonto
                                • 5 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                Anyone remember previous new strikers coming in at 9.5 (Werner) and flopping?

                                1. Silent Friend
                                  • 9 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  lots of

                                  1. rokonto
                                    • 5 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    Was he Russian

                                2. KAALI_DAAL
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    I think Jesus and Auba were in the similar price ranges and both did well.

                                  • KAALI_DAAL
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Higuain and Morata in similar price ranges were a flop. Also. Both from Chelsea.

                                      1. rokonto
                                        • 5 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        5 goals in 14 games aint bad tho (Higuain)

                                  • Little Red Lacazette
                                    • 4 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    So MNC and MNU week 1 games confirmed for 15th & 16th Sep?

                                  • Woy_is_back
                                    • 3 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    Is mitro on pens?

                                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Yes

                                    2. Ghost Ship
                                      • 10 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Think he attacked the last teammate who tried to stop him

                                      1. Silent Friend
                                        • 9 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        haha

                                    3. Eastman
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Probably

                                    4. Woy_is_back
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      ta

                                  • Woy_is_back
                                    • 3 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    How likely that Gordon and Branthwaite are starters for Neverton?

                                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      not likely, But Gordon is my go to 4.5 mid for the bench just incase

                                  • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    No Salah but like the look of this one

                                    4.5 - 4.0
                                    TAA Robbo Vinagre 4.5 4.0
                                    KDB Bruno Greenwood Foden Soucek
                                    Werner Martial 4.5