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How to play FanTeam’s €1m Premier League Fantasy Game – A Beginner’s Guide


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Fantasy Football Scout are again joining forces with FanTeam, Europe’s biggest daily Fantasy sports platform, for the 2020/21 season.

An astonishing – and guaranteed – €1m is on offer in their season-long Premier League Fantasy game, with €200,000 going to the winner.

There is no catch here, only a €25 entry fee – a payment you’ll make up just by finishing in the top 5,659.

Given that only 75,000 entries are permitted, the odds are favourable for those who know their stuff.

On top of that, there are also prizes handed out to Fantasy managers who perform well on a weekly and monthly basis.

So how do you play FanTeam’s game?

Our guide below has all you need to know to get started.

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES TO FPL?

Here’s the great news: anyone with any sort of Fantasy Premier League experience should be able to pick up FanTeam’s game without issue.

The rules, scoring and prices are very similar to FPL, so skills – and indeed squads – are easily transferable.

It’s essentially FPL but with huge cash prizes. Given that paid entry mini-leagues are now strongly discouraged by the Premier League, the FanTeam game offers Fantasy managers a legitimate opportunity to make money from their management expertise.

As in FPL, managers build a squad of 15 players that includes two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards.

A maximum of three players from a single Premier League team can be selected, with the budget for the initial squad set at 100.0m.

A starting XI is then selected for each Gameweek from that squad of 15.

One free transfer is allowed each Gameweek, with each additional transfer costing minus four points. Managers can roll a Gameweek transfer forward but can never have more than two free transfers in their locker.

FanTeam managers have two Wildcards to use, one for each half of the season. Unlimited free transfers can be used when the Wildcard is deployed and also ahead of Gameweek 1.

A captain (and vice-captain) has to be nominated every week; that player will score double points if they are handed the armband.

How to play FanTeam's €1m Premier League Fantasy game - a beginner's guide

All sound very familiar? That’s because the two games are largely the same – although there are a handful of differences to watch out for.

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FANTEAM AND FPL
  • Player prices can rise and fall based on form and in-game transfer movement but, unlike in FPL, a player’s ‘sell price’ is the same as their ‘buy price’.
  • Other than the two aforementioned Wildcards, there aren’t any chips in FanTeam.
  • More than one team is allowed per person, with each entry costing €25.

HOW DO PLAYERS SCORE POINTS?

Seasoned FPL managers should have no problem in adjusting to FanTeam and running a squad with its familiar scoring system, which is shown above.

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FANTEAM AND FPL
  • There is no Bonus Points System, which is replaced by plus/minus points if a team is winning/losing during the period a player is on the pitch.
  • Goalkeepers get 0.5 points for every save made, unlike the one point awarded in FPL for increments of three stops.
  • Committing a foul that leads to a free-kick goal or converted penalty is penalised by minus two points.
  • Midfielders and forwards get an extra point for completing the full match.
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883 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Looks like you can't play Fan team in Ireland. Doesn't give you Ireland as a choice in the country drop down tab.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Something to do with the luck of the Irish!

    2. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I have the same trouble (I'm a Brit in Indonesia). I asked them in an email and they said i could register in the UK

      "Please be informed that you may register under the UK, but keep in mind that you have to provide us with your ID or DL (it would be better) in order to be verified."

  2. tc93
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    RMT:

    Ryan / 4.0
    TAA / Vinagre / Taylor (4.0,4.0)
    Salah / KDB / Fernandes / Maddison / Mount
    Jiminez / Mitrovic (4.5)

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Don't like it at all. Effectively 3 non playing subs , Mount who won't start every game , better value players than Maddison and a weak defence.
      Make a team when you have fixtures to go on.

  3. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    a) Bruno + ASM
    b) Ziyech + Greenwood

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B by quite a lot imo.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        You can get a midfield of Salah, KdB, Fernandes, Greenwood if you're determined which I think might be ideal.

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          My current MF with Soucek as well.

          1. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I've had to skimp on Greenwood from those 5 so I can get TAA and a premium forward

      2. OLB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        +1 agree

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A if ASM/Armstrong have good fixtures to start with. I think they are good bargains in the 5.5m price bracket.

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        yeah just 'discovered' Armstrong yesterday, him and Adams are cheaper than they should be imo

    3. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A for me. Bruno. ASM is a great value pick imo.
      Ziyech could be great but there with a few new players at Chelsea they could take time to settle/gel so that’s a wait and see for me. Teams with Greenwood in May need rethinking by the time transfer business is complete.

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Is it a good strategy to save some money ITB when you start?

    If so how much do you usually keep?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nah. I never do. Just be mindful of price points. Avoid having teams that look like: 12.0, 12.0, 12.0, 5.0. 5.0 and you can have some ability to jump on upcoming bandwagons.

      1. Aztec Kamara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        This is very true and exactly why I’m concerned about my current draft.

    2. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yes, but I doubt I’ll manage it as there’s Normally always somewhere you’d like to use the extra. Takes some serious discipline to do.

    3. Indpush
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I saved money in the bank for weeks in the last two years. It served me well. I did well in those weeks and when it was time to make player changes, I was able to do it with ease not taking hits. This season I don't see being able to but if you do and happy with the team you are starting out with, go for it.

  5. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Looks like I missed this last night about the Manchester teams missing GW1:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/08/17/manchester-united-manchester-city-miss-opening-premier-league/

    That could shake things up a little bit. Currently have two (Rashford & Sterling) in my team, would I be bold enough to bench them for the first game or waste a transfer early on?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Well they could play midweek and that be included in Gw1?

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Exactly

  6. OLB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Opinions please :
    Ryan
    TAA, VVD, Doherty
    Ziyech, Bruno, KDB, ASM, Souchek
    Werner, Jimi

    Subs : Nyland, Vinagre, Ferguson, Davis

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Defence and attack are solid. Personally I think ASM and Soucek are poor

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Why?

        Their stats, points and eye-test post-lockdown all make them both look underpriced

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I think that's great.

  7. One Wheels Enough
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I've entered a couple of classic leagues by mistake, is it possible to remove your team?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Go to Leagues -> Options -> Leave League

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers bud

  8. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    A) Ziyech + Martial
    B) Greenwood + Werner

    1. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Greenwood might not be first 11, depends who Utd buy in transfer window, so currently A of those

  9. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Do expect Spurs to be more solid defensively this season?

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Of course, it’s Mou

  10. Clay Davis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    First stab at a team. Thoughts much appreciated

    Guaita
    TAA - VVD - Doherty - Aurier
    KDB - Bruno - Mahrez - Greenwood
    Wood - Mitrovic

    Rodak, Trezeguet, Ayling, Davis

    1. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Looks very decent

  11. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Think I’ll give this FanTeam thing a try this season

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Save time and just buy a lotto ticket

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I prefer my chances at fantasy football tbh

      2. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        lfmao

  12. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Fixtures dependent but views welcome on this squad?

    McCarthy
    TAA Saliba Vinagre
    Salah KDB Bruno ASM
    Werner Wood Mitrovic

    Nyland Soucek Taylor Ferguson

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Not too bad

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Exactly the same price points as me!

      I prefer Antonio and Adams up front and not yet convinced by Saliba, but I like it!

    3. Treadstone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Very similar to mine but I have gone Doherty over Mitro in a 442.

    4. moz_1983
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I have a very similar team...

      McCarthy - Nyland
      TAA - Saliba - Vinagre - Dallas - Ferguson
      Salah - KDB - Bruno - Armstrong - Soucek
      Kane - Wood - 4.5

      I'd like a Chelsea player in there as well though..

  13. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    A or B?

    A: Jimenez, Saint-Maximin, Wood

    B: Werner, Soucek, Mitrovic

    1. Hughes the Daddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A is safer, B more risky in terms of proven PL output. Perhaps a mixture.

  14. Arn De Gothia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Any gunners around?

    Auba @12 vs Willian @8! Is Auba really worth 4 mil extra?

    Can field a MF with KDB/Bruno/Willian/Ziy/Maddison witch gives enough C options. TAA and VVD pool cover

    1. One Wheels Enough
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I dont think you need to be a gunner to answer this...

      Just put Auba in and see what the team looks like when you've had to save 4M everywhere else, it should answer your question.

      1. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks. That’s what I try to tell myself

  15. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I basically have 3 slots - 2 mids and a forward which I think I'll be interchanging throughout the season. 27.5m. The brilliant thing is, I can double up on basically any team with these 3 slots so I'm already very happy with flexibility.

    I have Salah and KdB nailed on and then I can do:

    Chelsea: Werner, Pulisic/Ziyech, Rashford
    City: Sterling, Foden, Werner
    United: Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial
    Arsenal: Aubameyang, Son, Nketiah
    Spurs: Kane, Son, Ziyech
    Pool: Mane, Antonio, Son

    Mix: Sterling, Rashford, Antonio
    Mix 2: Fernandes, Greenwood, Werner

    That's all of them. I can get an attacking double up with every team and still have great options to fill in. Once the fixtures come in, I'll just attacking double on the team that looks best and I'm all set!

    Core:

    4.5 4.0
    TAA 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.0
    Salah KdB Soucek XX XX
    Mitrovic 4.5 XX

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Doubt Mitro is going to stay there for long

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Until he gets a red card I suppose... Can move him to Adams or Kean or McBurnie, one of those guys who starts strong.

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I’ve done exactly the same. The first thing I’m going to do as my TV increases, however, is upgrade the 6.0 forward anchor to 6.5 so I’m not limited to Mitrovic/Ayew/Adams. I find this part of the structure annoying.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        There's also McBurnie and Kean. I think Kean might be the dark horse here. Ancelotti says he'll play more and he started the last game of the season over DCL. I think if he has a strong pre-season, Kean could actually come good...

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      IF i get a 4.0 starting Defender I'd go with something like that too.

      Otherwise big at the back

  16. Kizza_10
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I know it’s hard to pick a team with no fixtures, but can I get advice on this draft. Have I spent to much in defence and not enough up to or have I got a good balance ?

    Ryan
    Ake TAA Wan B Dunk (if he goes Chelsea)
    Salah Ziyech Fernandes KDB Lallana
    Mitrovic

    Subs:
    Button, Taylor, Davies, Wickham

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Really don't recommend 1 forward, 0 flexibility.

      You can save a bunch of money in defense by downgrading Ake and Dunk to playing 4.5s.

      Lallana for 6.5m is probably one of the most overpriced players in the game. He has a history of injury as well. Would prefer Foden at 6.5m but maybe better to get an extra 0.5m to get Grealish, Mount or downgrade to 5.5 where you have ASM, Harrison, Armstrong, Klich as options.

    2. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Probably too much in D yeah. Downgrade AWB,Ake and maybe also Lallana -> Soucek and you could fund a much better 2nd striker in a 3-5-2.

  17. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Why am I seeing drafts with Son in?

    None of those people could have owned him for the Restart period. Awful. Kane's resurgence has been dreadful for HMS.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Because PPG wise, he's still among the best players in the game. I would not rule him out yet. We'll see how Mourinho's Spurs look with a full preseason. He could be great but I won't be starting with him that's for sure. At 9.0m he can greatly overperform that price if things click.

      1. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        True, he's in the "wait and watch" category for me along with Diogo J & several Southampton players.

    2. Hughes the Daddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I guess its mainly knowing what Son is capable of. But yeah, I'm not convinced yet by him under Moaninho, particularly with a wealth of other options. One to keep an eye on of course.

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Jose has damaged Spurs as an attack threat. I think he misses the quality creativity of Eriksen and a properly firing Dele.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mourinho being a 'defensive' manager is so overblown. He scored a record number of goals with Real Madrid a few seasons back. Mourinho is a manager who focuses on results. If that means parking the bus, if that means attacking, if that means playing a compact team with very few shots, that's what he'll do. With a (mostly) full pre-season behind them, and some nice warmup games for reserves in the Europa League, I'm very keen to see how Spurs do. They may surprise this season.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          We'll see. I've watched a Poch Spurs v a Jose Spurs and I don't need to know which one looked most attacking though.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            You haven't seen a full-on Jose Spurs yet. He came in mid-season.

        2. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I think Aurier will prove tremendous value

  18. Hughes the Daddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Hardly seeing Doherty in any teams. For 6m, he's the second name on my teamsheet after Trent. I understand about Vinagre but at 4.5m he can be used as a great 1st sub or a double up. As we know premium defenders are brilliant value source of points, just really surprised people like Doherty (and him in particular) are being overlooked given what they offer.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      !00% agreed

      That run from 24/5 on is enough to have him in almost come what may for me. Any player who could can return 6ppg over a long run of games has to be serious contender especially when they're also 0.5 underpriced.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Not many teams are heavy in defense. I do think Doherty is overrated though. 6.0m is really premium price.

      And Doherty occasionally gets injured/benched/rotated due to the demanding nature of his position. He only played 2836/3420 minutes. Vinagre also covers Wolves defense right now for 4.5m.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Am I right in thinking no Europe for Wolves so less rotation for Doherty?

        1. Hughes the Daddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yep

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I don't think that means he'll be rotated less sadly. His position is extremely demanding and the schedule is tight regardless of Europe.

          1. GREEN IS GOOD
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            They played nearly every Thursday night last season. Surely he'll be rotated less?

      2. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        He’s been consistent last 2 season, averaging 155pts a season. Plays as a wing back, so essentially a mid.

        I don’t think you’ll find a mid for £6m that will outscore him

    3. Hughes the Daddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I can envisage a few people suddenly looking at their 4.5m defences in the cold light of day when GW1 is active and kicking themselves for not at least starting with a couple premiums, be it Doherty, double Pool or whatever. Just feels a bit to me like everything we've learned about defence last 2 or 3 years is being overlooked because there's some potentially half decent 4.5s.

    4. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      If you plan up doubling up, yes he is still a good option but for those who don’t, Vinagre is too good an alternative to miss out on for 4.5. While he doesn’t have the same level of attacking threat, Vinagre tends to do very well with bps.

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        You might want to check that assumption

        Vinagre is a good 4th defender option. Doherty is a set and forget

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I think you might want to check Vinagre if you don’t think he is a good set and forget 3rd or 4th defender option.

          1. Clay Davis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I’m fully aware Jonny is due to undergo surgery on his ACL and Bibagre will start. But he doesn’t offer half as much goal threat as Doherty.

            For that reason, Doherty is nailed in my team and Vibagre will offer a good 4th/5th defender to double up on wolves when cleansheets look a good possibility

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I said it’s fine to double up anyway. But Doherty doesn’t offer as much attacking threat to justify additional 1.5. Traore limits his attacking runs, he overperformed his underlying stats with assists post restart.

    5. Sune
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nailed in my team.

  19. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    If likely template is TAA and 4.5s or Double premium Liverpool is Tierney at 5.5 the most likely template buster if Arsenal start well and he fires.

    Tricky to fit him right now. Downgrade from a misfiring Doherty Robbo looks most plausible route not wasting transfers. Gomez could become Tierney if you start him

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Would rather Tierney than Gomez but yeah tough to fit him in.

      1. Gingerman
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ah yes some Tierney love, if he stays fit I think he could be great this season

      2. LangerznMash
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        TAA + 3 x £4.5m (rotation of 3 from 4) looks great though and enables an extra premium mid.

      3. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Would rather Aurier than Tierney

        But I think 5.5 is a good price point with Aurier, Tierney, AWB, possibly Ake all great potential options once form and fixtures reveal themselves

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      If Brewster gets a PL loan these teams will all look very different.

      1. Gingerman
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Agree

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I see ASM/Armstrong and Soucek in many RMTs

        Good options, in their own right. My problem with them is that this is a new season, where we don't know how the game will START off, and what bandwagons will emerge. Playing the price points (was it Joe?) gives you a problem with these guys because a 5.5 or 5.0m mid is pretty impossible for a direct switch without downgrading elsewhere, especially since there aren't other 5.5m or 5.0m slots expected to do well in midfield or ST. This means a switch to a defender... Or just pick and stick with your 5.0 or 5.5m mid until a wildcard? I think they'll work out with patience or perfect transfer timing, but I'm not sure either of those is as easy as a 6.5m attack price point

        Still, if one or both end up being the new Fraser or early-season McGinn or 4.5m Kane, you'd have hit gold as the masses will flood in enough to give you a price rise that can afford an upgrade later if form drops. So, I think it works well if it does work, but don't really see an exit strategy from them if it doesn't

        Maybe it's just my GW1 Locadia punt of last season ringing personal warning bells, but I know the 5.5 mids and Soucek are different because they have the stats and starts to back their inclusion, so I expect both of them to do better than Locadia's GW3/5 transfer to another club while in my starting XI 😐

        Also, about exit strategy: look at the price points in your starting XI. If you want to upgrade a 5.0/5.5m mid, you're selling a premium... Except if you shift that 1.0/1.5m into defence and get a 4.5m benched mid. But if you were the type to consider shifting it into defence, you wouldn't have a 5.0/5.5m mid

        1. Gingerman
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Haven't read your whole post but you've got ASM and McGinn to switch to for Armstrong. Not to bad.

          • Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            At that price they really are just playing enablers - doubt anyone is really expecting regular returns

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I think you're a bit overly concerned here.

            Soucek at 5.0m has no direct replacement, true. But he's also only 0.5m more than absolute fodder. So worst case scenario, he's a dud and sits on the bench.

            The 5.5m slot is decent because you have options to jump to. You have ASM, Harrison, Klich, Armstrong, Saka all who could get off to strong starts, and most likely at least one will so you can move.

            Last season, your Locadia pick was particularly poor because there was not comparable value at the 5.5m slot. That isn't the case this season.

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              The other 5.5s are also very dependent on things going right more often than they might go wrong. Last season, there were other 5.5m starting strikers by GW1, and I was sure I could switch to whichever of the promoted strikers at 5.5m. This didn't happen. It just simply refused to happen, as any form of
              attacking form early in the season started at 6.5m

              Will this certainly happen again this season? No. The unproven 5.5m mids just might start off well and make that slot very viable. I'm just saying it looks less likely to happen than the expectation I see here, but I might be wrong

              5.0m: Soucek or nought. Explains itself there, but can end up on the bench. The issue I have with benching Soucek is that his goals aren't fixture dependent, as they come from set pieces and happen against literally anybody in the league. This is a lot less reliable than rotating 4.5m defenders for clean sheet potential. For Soucek, I think you set-and-forget him as an enabler, but my problem is that he takes a 6.5m attack or 4.5m rotating defence slot in your team. Works with patience, I'm sure

              If any of these guys start off brilliantly, my point is gone and I'll move my 6.5m attack slot to them... Just like what happened with Fraser

          • Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            So many good options at 5-5.5 though so easy swap

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              They are neither so good nor so many, and they were all around last season but were quite unpredictable. Hence my point that you either have patience or time the transfers well... Which CAN work

              But when it comes to form-based attackers, you'd have to go up to 6.0 or 6.5 ST, or 7.5+ mids... Or shift to defence, which, again, can work well with proper transfer timing... Or can lock you into a premium downgrade decision you didn't expect to see yourself making so soon

              Again, this all goes wrong if Armstrong is the new Fraser, and I'll quickly downgrade my 6.5m attack slot to him, giving me an unexpected upgrade elsewhere

          • Holmes
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Takes couple of transfers to solve this problem but yes, I wouldn't bother to get more than one mid below 7m unless fixtures are tasty...

        2. Gingerman
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I'm not seeing any Tierny love on here, do people think he's to much of a risk?? I like the idea of him bombing down the wing for Arsenal, at points he looked very good on the eye test last season.

            1. Eastman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I'm considering him but money is so tight

            2. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Fits quite nicely into the "wait and see" category here, except if you're bold enough and the starting fixtures are too good to miss: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/17/want-to-work-for-fantasy-football-scout-get-in-touch-2/?hc_page=7&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_22258201

            3. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Lack of CSs is probably the reason

            4. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              The problem has been teams bombing towards the Arsenal goal with the assistance of David Luiz.

              1. Gingerman
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  See your point, things may tighten up though. They did at the end of last season (a bit).

              2. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                He played in the back 3 several times this season rather than LB or LWB but arguably that could be because they lacked CBs. He could be a good option but would rather get him on my WC after seeing how Arsenal performs, where he plays and whether he is nailed

            5. quayle99
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Maybe see what Arsenal do with the transfers, but I'm surprised no one is talking about Saka. 5.5 could be a bargain

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Was dropped end of last season. Plays down the same wing as Auba. Wait and see category. Could be good.

              2. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                So many good options at that price, he could be great.

              3. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Gametime issue I guess

            6. Obamawang
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Hi all,

              I've not seen (that) many mentions of Jimi or Ings - do many people rate them this season?

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Jimi is insane, set and forget, 200 points, thank you very much.

              2. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Reliable source of points. Easy fixtures will increase their ownership

              3. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I think it’s because they moved closer to the premium bracket with their pricing and compete with Werner and Martial who are potentially more explosive options. But they are still good options.

              4. Obamawang
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Thanks all; they were my thoughts.

                I like the look of Werner, but he's unproven in the PL and I'm not sure how all of Chelsea's signings will settle. Could be awesome but I'm trying to be more cautious this year. Great potential for a risk taker!

            7. Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Now that FPL has updated is there anywhere to see a players GW scoring history from last season?

                1. Smurf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Thanks mate

            8. jimmy6363
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              RMT please!

              Pope // Nyland
              TAA, Vinagre, KWP // Braithwaite, Douglas
              Foden, KDB, B. Fernandes, Greenwood // Soucek
              Werner, Mitrovic, Martial

              None of Sterling, Auba, Mane or Salah I know, but looking for more balance.

              1. OLB
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                You will miss half your team gameweek 1 - rumour is City and Utd don't play gameweek 1 due to rest after Europe games

            9. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Sorry of it's been asked before,
              Can you play Fan team if you are not a UK citizen?

              If yes, how do you pay up for the registration?

            10. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              First draft. Thoughts?

              McCarthy
              TAA | Vinagre | C.Taylor
              Auba | KDB | Fernandes | ASM
              Werner | Mitrovic | Antonio

              Nyland | Ayling | Diop | Leko

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                VVD will crush Antonio/Mitrovic for the same price!

            11. UnluckyXI
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              A Doherty, Greenwood, Davis

              B Tierney, ASM, Ings

              A would require 2 of soucek, kwp and vinagre to play each week.

              B would see ASM plus only 1 of Soucek, KWP and Vinagre player

              1. Lucky Z
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                A

              2. jimmy.floyd
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                B

            12. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Any chance of Werner taking pens or at least being next behind Jorginho?

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Very good chance.

                Don't expect Jorginho to start many games if he remains at the club.

              2. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I reckon so

              3. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Werner will be on pens unless Havertz signs.