Frisking the Fixtures

Which teams have the best fixtures in the first six Gameweeks of 2020/21?

We take our first frisk of the 2020/21 Premier League fixture list following its publication on Thursday morning.

Here we identify the clubs with the most favourable matches, using the first six Gameweeks as our jumping-off point but looking beyond that where appropriate.

Another article will follow highlighting the clubs with the least appealing fixture runs.

For those who haven’t already seen, our Season Ticker has been updated. Fantasy Football Scout subscribers can use this tool to sort by difficulty, attacking and defensive potential and rotation pairings and are able to use their own custom fixture difficulty ratings.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Next six: EVE| sou | NEW | mun | WHU| bur

With all the talk of premium midfielders, the Manchester clubs’ delayed start and Chelsea’s new arrivals, Tottenham Hotspur have slightly gone under the radar this summer.

The Lilywhites sit top of our Season Ticker in the opening eight Gameweeks, however.

Jose Mourinho’s troops face six clubs who finished 10th or below last season and newly promoted West Bromwich Albion from Gameweeks 1-8, with a trip to Manchester United just before the October international break the one obvious hurdle.

Mourinho’s ‘second season’ is traditionally his best and, after some Jekyll-and-Hyde displays in the campaign just gone, there were signs of some improvement towards the end of 2019/20.

Four of the seven clean sheets that Spurs kept under their new manager came after the restart, while Harry Kane (£10.5m) plundered seven goals in the Lilywhites’ final eight games.

One downside to Spurs assets is that they are in UEFA Europa League qualifying action either side of their Gameweek 1-4 fixtures, which will likely mean a Thursday-Sunday turnaround for their opening matches.

Southampton

Next six: cry | TOT | bur | WBA | che | EVE

With clashes against Spurs and Chelsea to come in the opening five Gameweeks, Southampton’s opening run might not initially leap off the page.

Look a little further though and the Saints sit third in our Season Ticker up until the November international break.

Six fixtures against sides who either came up from the Championship or finished 10th or below in the top flight punctuate those clashes with ‘big six’ opposition.

No FPL asset who was a forward last season scored more goals than Danny Ings (£8.5m) in the post-lockdown era, with the Southampton striker finishing just one goal away from a share of the Golden Boot.

Saints weren’t particularly solid at the back in 2019/20, with only five clubs keeping fewer clean sheets.

But their season effectively began in Gameweek 13 when Ralph Hasenhuttl switched to his now-familiar 4-2-2-2 set-up. From that point onwards, only six teams conceded fewer goals.

With the likes of Mohammed Salisu, Jan Bednarek and Kyle Walker-Peters all priced up at a reasonable £4.5m, their cut-price assets are possibilities for those managers looking to rotate budget defensive options around the more favourable games.

Incidentally, Southampton’s matches rotate perfectly with Sheffield United’s in 2020/21.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Blank for captain favourite Jiménez opens door for top 10k movement

Next six: shu | MCI | whu | FUL | lee | NEW

Wolverhampton Wanderers kick the season off with an off-putting double-header against Sheffield United and Manchester City, two clubs who finished in the top four for fewest goals conceded in 2019/20.

Beyond that, though, the picture is rosier.

Clashes with newly promoted Fulham and Leeds United are sandwiched by matches against West Ham United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, with three of those five games staged at Molineux.

The Hammers and the Magpies were in the bottom three for most ‘big chances’ conceded in the previous campaign.

Another tick against Wolves’ name is that they won’t be involved in European club competition this season, so they won’t be afflicted by the Thursday-Sunday turnaround that plagued them in 2019/20 and led to some early-season rotation from Nuno Espirito Santo.

From Gameweek 25 onwards, Wolves were one of the most in-form Premier League teams from a defensive perspective.

Nine clean sheets were kept in their final 14 games, a period that coincided with Willy Boly‘s (£5.5m) return from injury.

That total would have been higher had they not conceded last-minute goals to Sheffield United and Burnley.

In the Blades, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, Wolves will be facing three of the six clubs who scored the fewest number of Premier League goals in 2019/20.

FULHAM

Next six: ARS | lee | AVL | wol| shu | CRY

The jury remains out on Fulham assets ahead of their return to the Premier League.

The Cottagers were neither particularly watertight nor free-scoring as a team in the Championship, although they did boast the division’s joint-top-goalscorer in Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m).

They have been handed a fairly decent opening run of games, at least, to aid their cause.

It’s not all plain sailing, with the visit of Arsenal up first and a double-header of away games at two of last season’s tightest defences, Wolves and Sheffield United, to come either side of the October international break.

But medium-term, the outlook is better for Scott Parker’s side.

A trip to fellow new boys Leeds United awaits in Gameweek 2, with home matches against Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion and Everton – all sides who finished in the bottom half of the Premier League or were promoted last season – to come between now and Gameweek 9.

The Cottagers sit top of our Season Ticker for the first quarter of the season as a result.

Everton

 1

Next six: tot | WBA | cry | BHA | LIV | sou

There’s a recurring theme developing here, in the shape of a club having a favourable stretch of fixtures in the opening six Gameweeks but not a completely clear run.

That’s the case with Everton, who face Spurs and Liverpool in Gameweeks 1 and 5 but who nevertheless have some appealing matches around that.

Newly promoted West Brom and four sides who finished in the bottom half of the Premier League last season also await the Toffees between Gameweeks 1-7.

Whether that is enough to warrant FPL investment is another question.

Everton ended 2019/20 in poor form (for what that was worth), winning just one of their last six games. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) also blanked in every match after the restart.

With all of their first-choice defenders rising in price to at least £5.0m and the Toffees keeping clean sheets in just five of the 20 matches that Carlo Ancelotti oversaw (only six sides had a worse record in that timeframe), their backline doesn’t scream value for money.

Lucas Digne (£6.0m) did create more chances than all other FPL defenders bar one last season, at least.

CHELSEA

Next six: bha | LIV | wba | CRY | SOU | mun

It could be argued that Chelsea have the most appealing opening sequence of games among the teams that finished in the top four last season.

Granted, there are meetings with Liverpool and Manchester United to come in their first half-dozen games.

But seven clubs who finished ninth or below last season (we include newly promoted West Brom among that contingent) also await the Blues in Gameweeks 1-9.

Four of the six sides that registered the fewest shots in the box last season face Frank Lampard’s troops in that period.

At the other end of the pitch, West Brom came up with the fewest number of clean sheets of the three promoted clubs and Palace didn’t register a single shut-out against the top nine.

ALSO CONSIDER

Arsenal v Leicester

Arsenal (ful | WHU | liv | SHU | mci | LEI) have arguably the most-appealing double-header to begin with and indeed sit top of our Season Ticker in the opening two Gameweeks.

A Fulham side who conceded the highest number of goals of the three newly promoted sides and a West Ham United outfit who have kept just two clean sheets in David Moyes’ 19 matches in charge are Arsenal’s first two opponents of the new season.

Beyond that, though, things stiffen up considerably.

The Gunners meet four of last season’s top five and Sheffield United between Gameweeks 3-7, so expect them to feature in our upcoming article on unfavourable fixture runs.

Guaita in fine form as injuries continue to ravage Palace defence

Crystal Palace (SOU | mun | EVE | che | BHA) warrant a mention, particularly for their home matches.

The Eagles sit top of our Season Ticker when we look at each side’s first five home matches only, with all five of their matches at Selhurst Park against clubs who finished in the bottom half of the Premier League or who came up from the Championship.

It’s particularly relevant as all ten of Palace’s clean sheets last season came in matches against teams who finished 10th or below.

It’ll be worth watching in pre-season to see if Nathan Ferguson (£4.0m) establishes himself in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI, as he could be the perfect bench fodder candidate who can be exclusively used for the more favourable Palace games on their own turf.

Leicester City (wba | BUR | mci | WHU | AVL | ars) rather stuttered over the finish line at the end of 2019/20, missing out on a Champions League qualification spot on the final day.

The Foxes won only four of their last 17 games, scoring fewer goals than eight other sides in that time.

Which Leicester will we get at the start of 2020/21, then?

Their Gameweek 3 and 6 fixtures away at Manchester City and Arsenal are the reason why the Foxes don’t fare better in our Season Ticker but there are some excellent games around those two clashes, starting with a trip to newly promoted West Brom.

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m), for so long a big-six conqueror, has been transformed into a flat-track bully under Brendan Rodgers, with 24 of his 30 attacking returns in 2019/20 arriving against clubs finishing 10th or below.

That’s particularly relevant in the opening five Gameweeks, with the Baggies, Burnley, West Ham and Aston Villa all facing Rodgers’ troops.

FPL lessons learned as Martial and Rashford outscore Fernandes

With the two Manchester sides amongst four clubs who are – we think – blanking in Gameweek 1, they are a bit of a unique case when it comes to fixture lookahead as many managers will be swerving assets from these clubs in their first drafts or, at the very least, benching them.

Manchester United (-| CRY | bha | TOT | new | CHE) have arguably the best run of the two cross-city rivals with Palace, Brighton and Newcastle, three of the six lowest-scoring teams of 2019/20, to follow their Blank Gameweek 1.

Home clashes with Spurs and Chelsea are less enticing but these were fixtures that United won last season and they had an excellent record against the big-six clubs in 2019/20: no-one scored more goals against these sides than Marcus Rashford (£9.5m).


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1,734 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Liverpool fans.....how nailed is Gomez ??

    1. Jurgener Kop It
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      nailed

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you.....I'm surprised that I'm not seeing Gomez in many teams.

  2. The little engine that Kant…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    In need of a scoutcast right about meow

    1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d second that.

  3. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any love for the SHU wing backs with those opening fixtures? Or worried Ramsdale isn’t quite as solid as he do to justify a 5.5m lay out

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      all over it, but keep going to Egan/Basham as a cheapskate

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I prefer JOC to those

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm steering clear, I'm not sure if they will be able to replicate last season.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Fair, there are better options about I suppose

    3. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think that they will struggle this season . Ramsdale is no Henderson.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Agree

  4. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anybody else looking at starting with a Liv/Wolves back 4 of TAA, Virgil, Doherty and Vinagre?

    Fixtures aren't perfect, but they're not bad. Just feel they offer a certain security until any other value shows itself.

    1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The double, double up.

      Not for me, but could work...

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I seem to be in a minority but I think it’s a real tough first 3 games for clean sheets.

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I agree tbh. That's where the attaching returns of defenders help...

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Sure some returns, but enough to justify over a 4.5m defender and able to afford Ings / Jiminez over a 6m striker

      2. JURGENAUT
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Leeds to score against Liverpool?

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          First game of season and first game back in premier league.

          Opening day stats heavily favour Liverpool win (defending champions lost once in 20 years?) but can see it being a messy game

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yep - just need to check how well Liverpool rotate with Palace for the fifth slot 🙂

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Hmmm. Not sure I'd rotate my Liverpool defenders 😀

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Had that until 20 minutes ago! I've sacrificed Doherty for a 4.5, partly due to GW2 and partly to put money into incoming Mancs.

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        No doubt our teams will all be pretty different in 3 weeks!

    5. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes, that's my defence. Hopefully the two best defences in the league.

  5. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I think before GW5 is a good time to wildcard. The transfer window closes on the 16th October and GW5 starts on the 17th. With that in mind I plan to set my team up for the first 4 GW's only. Any changes you'd make here?

    Dubravka
    TAA James Vinagre
    (S)alah Auba Willian Armstrong Saint-Maximin
    Werner Ings

    Button Justin Brewster Ferguson

    Willian will become Greenwood in GW2

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      GW4 wildcard doesn't make sense to me if you can get City/United assets with FTs.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Perhaps, I like an early wildcard though and want to get off to a good start. Setting the team up for the first four GW's and wildcarding could be a good way to get ahead of the curve

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          You need to wildcard for something like if an opportunity arises with a few players you don't have. I wouldn't be planning my team around a GW3/4 wildcard instead I would try to pick players who will do well be it short or long term.

      2. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Agree. Also I think that Bruno and KDB + someone else are enough if not the double is too early in the game.
        Those are easy to fit in while still keeping Salah, Werner and Kane/Auba. No need to use a WC for that.

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m strongly in agreement. All these nice transfer plans people talking about.

      There’s going to be even more early season volatility. Sure you might get lucky, but early WC will set things nicely in my (very unimportant) view

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yep, informed decisions could be made after 4 GW's

  6. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Seeing Adams a lot, but was he nailed though?
    Even at the end of the season, if I recollect, he mostly came off the bench instead of starting...

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Pretty confident he and Ings will start. He looked good in championship but took some time to adapt last season. Just turned 24 and if Saints start well I think he’ll easily get 10-15 goals this season

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thx. He looked good in the end indeed. Will be good value if he nails his spot.

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeh, Ralf's gone 2 up top, Long is long in the tooth and Obafemi's not there yeet.

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    McCarthy
    TAA VVD Doherty Vinagre
    Salah Auba Son Soucek
    Jimenez Mitro

    (Nyland Ferguson 4.5 4.5)
    1.5m

    GW2: Son ➡️ Bruno
    GW3: Auba ➡️ KDB/Raz

    No Chelsea attack but if doesn't work out always have wildcard to fall back on.
    Thoughts?

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jimenez -> Werner

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Not sure if Werner is 1m more than Jimi if I don't cap him.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Werner > Jiminez

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I could have Werner but then it blocks my move for Bruno. Who could become very popular and expensive very quickly.

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It's a good team and close to what I'd pick if I wasn't wildcarding in GW5. I'd prefer Ings to Jimenez at the start and maybe switch when fixtures change.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeah Ings definitely an option but Wolves only have 1 tough fixture.
        I think GW1 against SHU isn't bad. They are not going to be the same without Hendo as he's world class shot stopper.

  8. Galza-The Wanton Trader
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    McCarthy
    TAA / Saliba / Vinagre / KWP (4.0)
    Salah / Son / Auba / Pereira (Greenwood)
    Werner / Mitro (4.5)

    I think I’m happy with this and will probably just swap about the 4.5 defenders if I need too.

    Any thoughts on this lot...?

    1. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Is that 3x Soton defence?

      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        2, but only for the opening fixture.
        Greenwood will slip into a 3-5-2 GW2...

  9. Richarlidad
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Rudiger is nailed when fit right? Was just checking Chelsea defenders and surprised he's only 5.0m. Would've guessed 5.5 or 6.0

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He’s not nailed. Lampard keep tinkering at the back

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Chelsea looking to sign Thiago silva. Rudiger was embarrassingly bad end of last season

      1. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thiago Silva has apparently agreed a deal with Fiorentina.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Oh wow unlucky Chelsea he’d have been perfect

          1. Bun Rab L3D2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            I'm ok with that, he is great but a stop gap. Now if Chelsea or anyone else manages to get Alaba, that is a great signing.

            1. Giggs Boson
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Alaba would be a dream at United.

              Would work well with Maguire, and he could cover the LB position with Shaw always injured. Williams is a RB in my eyes...

              1. Bun Rab L3D2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                That's the bonus. Not only experienced in multiple positions but world class in them. Also he has set pice capability. Dream signing for ANY team in the world.

              2. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Tbh considering williams as a player is a bonus

    3. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He was dropped at the end of last season. Some CHE fan could confirm this.

    4. Rigid Digit
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I hop so - in my Team.
      Decent 5.0 option if he plays regularly, and is not just a Squad player (as has been suggested somewhere)

    5. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why would you want a defender from a team that doesn't do defending ?

    6. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The Chelsea defence is a bit of a mine field.
      I’m going to steer clear for the time being...

    7. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nope. Frank moved through them all during the season (unfairly to Tonori I thought). Most likely starters are new signings and Azpi.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Tomori got injured.

    8. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      What about James for 5m too. He has a decent attacking threat

  10. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    First draft, go on, rip it up!
    Dubravka button
    TAA vinagre KWP Ferguson Dallas
    Salah Aubameyang son ASM soucek
    Werner Jimenez Davis

    Dubravka for the saves points
    Jimenez will do very well I think, only city fixture is tough, but he does well against them, soucek seems ok for first couple of GWs, will monitor any budget midfielder option

    Thoughts?

    1. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Also, this has 0.5 ITB

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d put ASM into defence to make a Doherty - suspect you may have wrong Leeds there anyway - rumour is they’re looking at left backs iirc

      Rather like it

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        ASM looks like an explosive winger, no? Oh, I thought Dallas plays regularly, ayling then?
        Doherty instead of vinagre?

  11. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone finding the members area annoying?

    They have resized the zoom to make it bigger for mobiles, but every time I click on something I have to keep resizing the view.

    It's getting annoying now.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It's fine for me on PC.

      Personally wouldn't even want to use it on mobile. The whole point of the member's area is that it's stuffed full of data, which is the opposite of what you want on a mobile display.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah unusable on my phone now

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    All the players looking to bring in KDB, Fernandes etc ASAP after the blank... however why are we so certain they'll do so well? I remember that the post-break had a ton of clean sheets and a lot of sluggish performances as sides took time to get up to speed. Are we certain this will be any different, especially considering the Chelsea, United, City etc players will likely be training for only a week or two before their matches? Perhaps a more defensive approach is ideal.

  13. Tim_Mac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I’m toying with Kane, Antonio or Ings Jimenez for first few gameweeks what do you think?

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ings & Jimi. Fixtures.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ings & Jim

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m not sure I can fit Kane, but a fully fit Kane could do some serious early damage

  14. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Vinagre, Justin
    Salah, Aubameyang, ASM, Soucek
    Kane, Werner, Mitro

    Button, Armstrong, Ferguson, Taylor

    Thoughts ?
    Thanks.

    1. Jealous Viper
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Similar to mine. Not too warm on Soucek though. Would rather try upgrade as it will be hard to predict where and when his points will come.
      Also worried about how woeful Leicester ended the season. Would rather other 4.5 options instead of Justin

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It's ok. I can't get my head round Ramsdale. Too expensive when you can get Ryan (3rd in total saves) or McCarthy. Will Auba become Kdb/Bruno?

    3. Pedersen
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nice team but don't like Ramsdale

  15. Jealous Viper
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Could be going without any City for quite a while

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Grabbing my City in GW3.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Could turn out expensive that way - on a similar trajectory

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm benching Kdb and then he will be in GW2 and not leaving til the season ends or he is injured. Cant leave the explosiveness of City for too long.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 28 days ago

        Same. Other City can wait, but not Kev.

  16. TKC07
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) TAA, Ferguson, ASM
    B) Saliba, Taylor, Ziyech

    • Already have Werner from CHE & no other Pool Defenders.

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A. I'm too afraid to go without TAA.

  17. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who will Højbjerg compete with for minutes?

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No one? Sissoko, Ndombele, winks? Think he's straight in.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He'll be playing 90 every match

  18. Pedersen
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Think I got my gw 1 team ready... Any suggestions?

    McCarty Button
    Taa Doherty Vinagre Taylor Ferguson
    Auba Salah Greenwood ASM Armstrong
    Werner Jimenez Davis

  19. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone have a good transfer planning spreadsheet / website that they could recommend?

    1. adam wigan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pY6OQPf-toGsWCOfw5OJ_omCCj6IldLYYOuPYIGxZ1w/htmlview?pru=AAABdC9udkQ*vX5UU3ufmAGAF-C3ct7oJQ

      there are different tabs across the top to see different spreadsheets- sorted by difficult / home + away / rotation pairs

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bring on GW1.

    Lloris

    Davies - TAA - VVD - Vinagre - Doherty

    Salah - Auba - Ziyech

    Werner - Adams

    Bench: 4.0, Bissouma, 4.5, 4.5

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A treble double defence! Love it! Just not long lasting before the Manchester boys come and get points.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I figure I'll WC around GW10 and - knock on wood! - those defenses should hit at least 6 CS in that run. No easy United/City route is a problem but I'm banking on - mainly City - underperforming. Will probably bring in Bruno for Auba GW3 and then assess from there.

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    This is all still quite new to me

    If the thinking is this early game weeks isn’t ideal chance for a wildcard

    What for example WOULD be the ideal chance/time for a pre gw 16 wildcard ?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      After Gw10 - a huge fixture swing for City and a couple of other teams.

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Eric Dier nailed in Spurs defence ?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Maybe
      Dont like Davies?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Davies does not seem to have quite hit the heights of attacking returns from few years ago and think Dier more of Mourinho player and also capable of attacking returns from set pieces. But will look how both do preseason ( if there is one!)

  23. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on this team?

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA KWP Vinagre Ferguson/(Mitchell)
    Salah(C) Auba Son Ziyech (Rashford)
    Mitro Adams (Brewster)

    Auba becomes KDB in GW3 & one of Ferguson/Mitchell will be upgraded to Taylor

  24. Foresting
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    First draft...
    Dem dam fixtures are giving me headaches!

    McCarthy
    TAA Vinagre Saliba
    Salah Aub Son Soucek
    Mitro Ings Werner

    Nyland/Stephens/Fergusson/Taylor

    0 ITB.

    Would appreciate any comments. Good luck

    1. Foresting
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lol I've changed already :-0

      McCarthy
      TAA Vinagre Saliba Fergusson
      Salah Aub Son
      Mitro Adams Werner

      Nyland/Stephens/Taylor/Greenwood

      Moving Green wood in and onto the bench for a sneaky sun GW2
      Adams looks good value

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    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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  26. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 28 days ago

    Any of the Newcastle 4.5m defenders nailed ? Lass minutes were low last season ?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      Lascelles, the club captain. Was injured last season, just about back to fitness now, i think.

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 28 days ago

        Thanks. Most helpful. New have a long spell of decent fixtures.

    2. TheMooyBoys
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      Think mainly due to injuries he missed about 13 weeks because of injury.

  27. foreverton
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

    How's mine looking?

    McCarthy, (4.0)
    TAA, Justin, KWP, O'Connell, (Holgate)
    ASM, Salah, Auba
    Richarlison, Werner, Ings

    GW2: Ings > Martial

    1. foreverton
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Other 2 bench players are Gordan and Bissouma