Sky Sports

How to Play Sky Sports Fantasy Football – A Beginner’s Guide

With the start of a new Premier League season moving ever closer, we switch our focus to Sky Sports Fantasy Football.

£50,000 is on offer to the game’s winner in 2020/21, with cash prizes of £5,000 and £1,000 dished out to those managers finishing in the other two podium places.

If you’re new to the Sky game or merely in need of a refresher of the rules and scoring system, we will go over the basics of the game in the article below.

HOW DO I PLAY?

Just like in Fantasy Premier League, managers select a team of players that will either earn attacking, defensive or bonus points in an attempt to score more than friends, colleagues and/or the rest of the world. However, this is not a squad-based game: you choose simply a starting XI and do not have a bench.

The budget, like in FPL, is £100m. There is no quota for players from the same club, however.

Game Weeks run from Friday to Thursday with managers allowed transfers in between Match Days, allowing the maximisation of potential points by bringing in an asset yet to play for one who has already been involved that week.

Instead of one free switch per Game Week as per FPL, the Sky Sports game allocates 40 transfers that can be used at any time during the season – with a limit of five in one Game Week – creating the need for a more long-term strategy.

‘Overhauls’ (the equivalent of Wildcards) are also available in Sky Sports, with two being allocated every season. The first one becomes available to use following the completion of Game Week 4 and remains an option until the deadline for Game Week 6. The dates for the second one will be announced in due course.

In the Sky Sports game, you can name more than one captain in a Game Week so long as the players in question are in action on different days. For example, if there were fixtures on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in any given Game Week, a Sky Sports Fantasy manager could name a different skipper on each of those Match Days, providing they did so before that day’s deadline. Managers can also schedule their captains ahead of a Game Week, too.

HOW DO YOU SCORE POINTS?

The points structure is largely similar to FPL in Sky Sports Fantasy but tends to award more points for the actions mentioned below.

ActionPoints scored
Starting XI2
Substitution appearance1
Goal scored by a goalkeeper/defender7
Goal scored by a midfielder6
Goal scored by a striker5
Goal assist3
Clean sheet by a goalkeeper (must play 60+ mins)7
Clean sheet by a defender (must play 60+ mins)5
A penalty save by a goalkeeper5
Man of the Match3

CAN MY TEAM LOSE POINTS?

Unfortunately, just like in FPL there are a few ways to lose points too.

ActionPoints scored
Missing a penalty-3
Every goal conceded from the second goal onwards-1
Each yellow card-1
Each red card-3
Each own goal-2

HOW DO BONUS POINTS WORK?

Just like in FPL, there are additional points on offer for other events in matches – although the structure is slightly different, as you will see below:

Tier 1 ActionPoints scored
3 saves made (GK only)2
3 tackles won2
60 completed passes2
2 shots on target2
Tier 2 ActionPoints scored
5+ saves made (GK only)3
4+ tackles won3
70+ completed passes3
3+ shots on target3

HOW DO I PLAY AGAINST MY FRIENDS?

There are a number of different ways to compete against others in the Sky Sports game. You can create or join a Free League with your friends and colleagues but there are ways to win money too.

Sky Sports can actually administer your money league for you to avoid any awkwardness post-season. You can choose the entry fee (either £2, £5, £10 or £20 per person) and the prize structure beforehand and Sky Sports will take care of the rest.


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  1. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Evening,

    Thoughts on spurs players in other words kane & son. They have a decent set of games and arguably both these players could do well over the first 6-7 weeks.

    Question is can a mourinhio team.be trusted to do well in an attacking sense, I like many currently have son in my draft but the mourinhio factor bugs me.

    Thoughts on a mourinhio spurs would be appreciated

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have both. Seems silly not too. 😀

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        how long will you keep both for is the question?

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          For a while, unless they determinedly blank.

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Question i have is if city and utd started the league at the same time would you still have kane and son?

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              With the current preseason situation, yes.

              1. n14mul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Good luck buddy hope it goes well.

                1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Thanks. You too. 🙂

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Great fixtures on paper, currently have son but Ive dabbled with a couple of kane drafts. I should learn to avoid spurs as they are often slow starters but this season feels different due to a much shorter break, Mou is a concern but with the fixtures they haveave I expect goals

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I guess we are in the similar place. I dont have confidence that a mourinhio team can put a few goals past any team unless your daft like Leicester and play a high line with slow defence.

    3. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm going for those 2 plus Ben Davies

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Brave but could pay off

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        don t think sessegnon could rival him at his spot?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Son or Kane for me. On son right now

        2. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Nope I agree. Just brave going 3 spurs...but like I saod could pay off

    4. Fit of Pique
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have Son but I'm interested in Alli @ 8m.

      If pre-season indicates he's likely to start I may gamble on Alli and use the spare 1m elsewhere.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I dont see how Alli @ 8m is worth it going on the last season or so.

        There are so many better options at the 8m mark

        1. Fit of Pique
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Out of curiosity, who do you prefer at 8m?

          Logic for Alli is he's a second striker in a top 6 team with great fixtures. New(ish) manager, fresh start. Formerly 10 goals and 10 assists level player, and still young.

          Would you be that surprised if he got started the season and got say, 3 goals 3 assists in his first 8 games?

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            at the 8m mark ziyec, pulisic, greenwood, foden havertz if he comes even pogba. We are spoilt for choice in midfield and at that mid price

            1. Fit of Pique
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I respectfully disagree. That 3rd midfielder slot is the one I'm struggling with the most:

              Ziyech - prefer Werner, and don't want two new arrivals - especially when they're in the same team

              Pulisic - currently injured, uncertain to start the season

              Pogba and Greenwood - blank GW1. Greenwood at risk of new RW being signed

              Foden - as above, and nowhere near nailed

              Havertz - not even in the league yet

              Imho the best one in that range is Madison - but I don't enjoy owning him in FPL. I'd like Pereira too, but not as 3rd mid.

  2. Fit of Pique
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Cheeky RMT:

    Ryan

    TAA / Vinagre / KWP

    Salah / Auba / Son / Soucek

    Werner / Jimenez / Mitro
    ----
    Button / Ayling / Ferguson / Gordon

    Template I know, but please can you point out the weaknesses as you see them?

    All responses much appreciated.

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      GK in a team that concedes too much.
      Two so-so defenders. Vinagre might get competition signed.
      Soucek in starting 11.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        i like ryan button though perfect set and forget. not keen on switching keepers as it s a recipe for missing the "hauls". who would you suggest for 4.5?

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I didn't like any of the 4.5 options like McCarthy or Ryan, so I went for Ramsdale.
          But I have to keep an eye on him and if Sheff U. remains as solid as last season.

      2. Fit of Pique
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks for the feedback 🙂

        Which defenders would you prefer?

        And how would you tackle the Soucek issue?

        1. Aztec Kamara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Consider Ritchie? Much better fixtures.

          1. Fit of Pique
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Reckon he's nailed on? And good value as a mid? Heard he might be being sold to Bournemouth

            1. Aztec Kamara
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Wouldn’t say nailed but seemed to play most games towards the end of the season. Not sure about a move so you know more than I do. I’m currently on ASM and Armstrong instead as I don’t want to risk either of them but not sure where you could find an extra 0.5? If I had to pick one at 5 I’d give Ritchie a go and look to upgrade if funds free up.

              1. Fit of Pique
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                You've got me thinking. He is on pens. And as you say, they have much better fixtures.

                Not sure I'll start with him but considering him a viable alternative now. Cheers!

                1. Aztec Kamara
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Delayed reply but couldn't leave this on my conscience - as was looking into this today and realised that most of his points came from being a D last season so when you adjust for that and 1 less for the (2!) goals he really doesn't look as great anymore 🙁

                  1. Fit of Pique
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Haha thanks for the reply 🙂

                    He did get those 2 goals and an assist in very limited minutes though. Over the course of a season it works out to about 6 goals and 3 assists.

                    Not great, but not terrible either.

                    1. Fit of Pique
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      That's actually equivalent to an attacking return every 4 games.

                      it's an assumption based on a very small sample. But worth considering imo, especially if he's on penalties.

                      1. Fit of Pique
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Probably coming across as a bit obsessive now, but his history suggests he actually averages about 10 attacking returns per season. Sample size 3 and a third seasons

                        Seems to get at least one spell out of the team per year though, usually due to injury.

                        But 5mis the lowest his price has ever been in FPL (was 6m in first two seasons as a midfielder).

                        I think we've unearthed an underpriced gem here. Probably won't start with him but for me, he's a viable option at 5m

        2. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Maybe get a Sheff U in or Taylor?

          To get Soucek to the bench requires major surgery, perhaps a formation change, unless you are keen to down grade three of your main guns in MF.

          You could do that if you plan to move to a Man U player, but transfers might cost you points. Injuries can arrive.

          1. Fit of Pique
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm open to downgrading Son, but can't find a cheaper acceptable alternative.

            Any ideas?

            1. tomasjj
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I had Son myself, but went for Greenwood in the end.

              1. Fit of Pique
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I've arrived at this too for now.

                Greenwood + Doherty

                For

                Son + 4.5

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      v nice apart from soucek. gl

      1. Fit of Pique
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

    3. Shabba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pretty similar to my current draft, so I like it.

      1. Fit of Pique
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

        Where have you gone different?

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

          Keepers different and ditched my Leeds def. It'll change a good few times before season starts though. Got a feeling Kane will start quickly so might try to get him in draft.

  3. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Has there been any rough indication of when the blank games from GW1 will need to be played?

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No free slots until January time

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Footie free to watch in HD on YT 🙂

  5. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Salah owner ..

    Son or Mane?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Either could be gold. I have gone with Sonny.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Mane

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Imho Son. Having 12m player and not captaining him is not good from the team structure/value perspective

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Unless you don't have anywhere to spend money for. But Son + 3m seems better for me.

      2. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        12M is a place holder for KDB/Sterling/Bruno ..

    4. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I guess it comes down to your plan, I've dabbled with both of the above, intention with mane is to hit that great fixture at the start then have easy routes to kdb and Bruno etc. Son brings more balance though but will need an extra transfer if you plan on have a kdb+Bruno+Salah mid.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        exactly!

        if Son starts with a bang then I can keep him for few weeks and later get a Man C/U player

  6. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you cap?
    A) Neymar
    B) Mbappe
    C) Lewan

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lewandowski

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      b easy..

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        surely he would be a midfielder 🙂

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Mbappe for me. I think PSG might pull a surprise and tear apart Bayern's high line which has looked shaky at times. They are the only team that Bayern have faced so far that have electric attackers capable of running at their defense. I think Mbappe can get two. The question is, will Bayern be able to score more than PSG? I'm expecting a high scoring match.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm on this...bayern the better team but have a sneaky feeling for PSG feel things are falling for them

    6. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B for the X factor, but smart money would be on C.

  7. Goonsquad245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Treble wolves defence anyone? Saiss looking value at £5m in that backline....

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      after GW3

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Vinagre + Doherty enough for me. At 5.0 I'd rather have Davies/Dier.

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why? Surely Saiss plays in a better defence and has similar attacking threat to either of those?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Don't like the triple up and Spurs defense is slightly better - imo - looking at the fixtures and team. Still believe both have elite defenses so I have double Spurs and double Wolves defense.

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Nice - sounds good, especially from a value perspective!

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No. I have Doc for now. Will double from gw3.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Go for it - Saiss, Vinagre and Doherty?

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yep those are the ones - I'll likely have some cash to move Vinagre out too by GW3 if it all goes wrong in the meantime, and will have decent cover otherwise...

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Good plan - he could well have a replacement by then but should still start the first few

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks!

            How's your GW1 pseudo-FH shaping up? You could be massive by GW4 with that plan!

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Alright - gambling on Saints, Wolves and Pool clean sheets in GW1 with defensive double ups. Quite happy with the plan and don’t want to have people talk me out of it. Just need another 4.5 gk so really hope Martinez is first choice for Arsenal...

              1. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Nice - my gut is that you'll be disappointed with the Martinez outcome, but I'm not Mikel!

                Stay the course mate - block out the noise and back yourself.

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I will adjust the Martinez plan but not sure how yet. Cheers for the vote of confidence. Very different strategy this year. Doubling up on defences and attacks I rate as soon as I see them.

    5. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Think saiss is s great pick this season

  8. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How’s this team:
    McCarthy
    TAA,Saiss,KWP
    Salah,Auba,ASM,Ziyech
    Mitrovic,Werner,Ings

    Fabri, Stephens,Ferguson,Taylor

    Cheers

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      bit risky to have both werner and ziyech from the start imo. i prefer jimmy to ings otherwise i d go che adams and save the money. gl

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      decent....dare I say a bit template which is not the worst thing.

      I believe alot of draft will end up similar as everyone will have the same spine.

      City and utd missing the 1st week means its a little less headache picking the 1st team imo

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on set up?

    McCarthy
    Trent, Doherty, Justin, Mitchell
    Auba, Salah, Son, Armstrong
    Vardy, Mitrovic

    Nyland, Stephens, Williams, Davis

    1.5 for additional United

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      v good !!

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers, looking to start well this season 🙂

    2. Shabba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Like the Vardy pick and the fact you have kept a few quid in the bank.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ta, we all know weeks 2 & 3 will be all change 😉

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Spurs defense more overlooked than son/Kane for their fixtures imo. Mourinho loves to keep it tight at the back

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’ve backed them

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Agreed. The opening fixtures aren't even great from an attacking standpoint so I prefer Vardy to Kane and don't care about Son. After GW4, sure. I can see Spurs keeping a CS in 6 of the first 8 fixtures so I've got the defensive double up in Lloris + Davies. Second Season Mourinho is legendary.

  11. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    343 with werner
    or
    352 with son

    thanks

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

      This is what I'm mulling over

  12. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any thoughts guys?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Tierney, Justin
    Son, Maddison, Willian, Salah, ASM
    Werner, Kane

    Not worried about utd until GW3 and think spurs will start strong.

    1. Indpush
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Interesting and different

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Is that good or bad haha

        1. Indpush
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I personally like seeing different setups. Dull seeing so many in here that are so similar.

          Who knows? Loads act as if they do. How many times have we seen so many get on a template and it doesn't pan out? Sticking to your guns is always more exciting. Rewarding when we chose wisely. Oh well if we didn't but the main thing is, we chose it.

          All the best to you this season.

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Indeed, same to you, good luck!

    2. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Willian to pepe or ziyech

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

    Need to pick two of Werner, Ings, Son, Jiminez

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      score off ings imo

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

        interesting, why's that?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          i think he s over priced at 8.5. i just cant see him having such a good season again i d go che adams instead or armstrong in mid. imo 🙂

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

            Okay, cheers

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ings and son

      Ings can become jimi in two gws if he disappoints

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

        Yes, good thinking

        Werner v Son?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Tried and tested over will he settle/start etc

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Werner, Son. Best fixtures. Highest ceilings.

    4. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      W S

    5. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ings is number 1 for me

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hello RH ! 😉

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Haha

    6. Shabba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Werner and Sonny

    7. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jimi, Werner.

  14. Xhaka Kahn't
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hey guys, does anyone have a view on whether moura is in the starting XI for Spurs?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Even if he is, he's no good. Don't pick.

  15. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyone like this draft?

    McCarthy
    Trent, Tierney, Davies, Egan, Vinagre Aubameyang, Salah, Mané,
    Werner, Adams

    1. adstomko
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Correction:

      McCarthy
      VAN DIJK, Tierney, Aurier, Egan, Vinagre
      Aubameyang, Salah, Ziyech,
      Werner, Jimenez

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Nah imbalanced.

        No TAA. Don't like Tierney, Aurier or Egan. Think you can go like Doherty, Davies, Saliba and be much better off for cheaper.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Davis over Egan then?

  16. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How many cs would you put Liverpool on before GW8?

    That week is City Liverpool and after that Liverpool have a golden run - especially in defence.

    Wondering about holding WC till GW9 to bring in power defence and running with more money up top before then.

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I saw a considerable drop in defensive standards after lockdown.
      I have 2 Pool defenders but I am far from sure about it.
      3 clean sheets in 8 IMO

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ty

        That’s more or less where I’d put it I think. TAA etc aren’t just defenders of course but I am tempted to hold back

        One of my first strategy ideas was just this - to WC into big defence. Part of the attraction is that it’s a touch cheaper when budget is bigger.

        Not keen on budget 4.5s everywhere though

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Well put

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm doing exactly as you've proposed. Hold the WC and hit the fixture turn for the two best teams in the league. Until then, stick with TAA and invest up top.

      I expect they'll concede to Chelsea. Aside from that, they can CS in any of the matches and all of the rest. They're a phenomenal team. 4/7 is my guess, I predict they'll concede to Leeds if Henderson does not play. But 6/7 is also a realistic scenario.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Well put

    3. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      5 in 8

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Seems quite a few - how many do you see in the season?

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          If Alisson and VVD are injury free, 20+

    4. thegame983
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Didn't a lot us double up on pool defence this time last season? It did not work out well

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It’s almost as if Allison was injured or something

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Different circumstances

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Leeds
      Villa
      SHU
      WHU

      A derby also involved which is always low scoring

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Doubting the Leeds one but the others yes. And the derby? Rogue fixture so dunno

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Arsenal fixture also won't be that highscoring.

          Having said that you've got me thinking about salah now instead. I might end up Keeping Werner & sell Salah for Auba for some gw's

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thinking of Mo to Bruno from 2. Chelsea could be a prime fixture but Palace home surely primer

            That’d leave me with just TAA 🙂

            (

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I can start off with Son too then 😮
              Werner Ziyech >> Son Ings ?
              Ings to Tony once he starts disappointing !

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Minimum 2
      Maximum 6
      If they’re a bit bad: 3
      If they’re very good: 5

      Split the difference & say 4?

      It’s knowing which games TAA & VVD will pop up with goals in that’s the kicker

  17. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Don't eat yellow snow
    Don't chop wood in a rubber dingy.
    Don't leave yourself short if yo need Kun!

  18. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Massimiliano Allegri is being lined up to replace Antonio Conte at Inter Milan. (Source: Corriere dello Sport)

    Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Farre claims he has held talks with the representatives of Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp. (Source: GOAL)

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Klopp bringing salah, Trent and VVD to Barcelona. Sad news for Pool supporters

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      surprising for conte

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Serie A is weird - all of the managers at the top clubs just seem to swap with each other every year.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        They're following the Pirlo way !

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Amen

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Be a shock if that Allegri move happened

      Inter have one hand on next seasons Serie A already - Conte’s only just getting started with them

      Could see Klopp leaving though - hard to say no when Barca or Madrid come calling

      He’ll surely do a stint at Bayern at some stage as well

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Almost as if Klopp hadn't rejected Madrid before

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Lots of water under lots of bridges since then

  19. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hit me with your son, Kane, Werner drafts

  20. Pia06rc
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyone going without Auba?

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Me

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably

  21. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Reposting with corrections and now I have a moment to respond to the critics! 😀 Just for fun....

    Dreamland for Arsenal fans if something like this happens. SO close but so far.

    Leno
    AMN+, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney
    Ceballos, Partey
    Auba, Auour, Martinelli
    Lacazette

    Remaining squad: Martinez+, Macey+, Mari, Holding, Luiz, Chambers+, Cedric, Bellerin+, Xhaka/Torreira, Smith Rowe+, Saka+, Willian, Pepe, Nketiah+

    Leaving: Iliev, Sokratis, Mustafi, Omole*, M. Dennis*, Bola, Kolasinac, Sheaf, Elneny, Guendouzi, Xhaka/Torreira

    Loaned: Mavropanos, Medley, Ozil, Osei-Tutu, Mkhitaryan*, Nelson+, Willock+, [Balogun], John-Jules

    Extensions from 2021 needed: Auba**, Balogun

    New signings: Macey*, Luiz*, Mari*, Gabriel**, Ceballos (perm/loan), Auour (perm)/Coutinho (loan), Willian*

    * = done
    ** = nearly done
    + = homegrown

    If no Auour, then keeping both Torreira and Xhaka will still work, promoting Ceballos to a more advanced role, potentially 🙂

    Formation and preferences flexible based on opponents and your own biases. But the above approximation of Arsenal's state after a few more signings seems plausible and actually pretty exciting!

    Cover in each position is solid:

    GK: Leno, Martinez, Macey
    R(W)B: AMN, Bellerin, Cedric, Saka, Chambers
    L(W)B: Tierney, AMN, Saka
    RCB: Saliba, Holding, Chambers, Luiz
    LCB: Gabriel, Mari, Saliba, Tierney
    CCB: Luiz, Saliba, Gabriel
    DM: Partey, Chambers, (Xhaka), (Torreira)
    CM: Partey, Ceballos, (Torreira), (Xhaka), Auour, AMN, Willian
    CAM: Auour, Ceballos, Willian, Smith Rowe, AMN, Pepe
    LM/F: Auba, Martinelli, Saka, Willian, Pepe
    RM/F: Auba, Pepe, Willian, Saka, Martinelli
    CF: Auba, Laca, Martinelli, Nketiah, Pepe

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I thought AMN was being shopped (a decision I don't agree with). And wasn't Martinelli your first forward not too long ago, with Lacazette not in the first XI? What's changed?

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        The word on the street is that Arteta likes AMN, and didn't want him to be sold, but Raul Sanllehi was pushing the sale to raise funds. However, Sanllehi has just left the club, which could mean that AMN stays, but it's a wait-and-see.

        Lacazette was replaced by Nketiah in the lead-up to the corona break. Something like that was coming for Lacazette as he wasn't having the best season, and fans were starting to get on his back. For me, his attitude was one of entitlement, throwing his arms up in the air, displaying an "I" perspective instead of a "we" perspective, as some people like to say. However, he's said all the right things in interviews and got the chance after the restart to reclaim the spot with Nketiah suspended, and played much better. It's a similar narrative with Ceballos, AMN and Xhaka. Arteta has given them a redemption route and they've take it. Not the same for Guendouzi, though.

        Martinelli was looking great, mostly on the left with Saka as LB, but he's played in a two once or twice, up top, to good effect, tactically. He wasn't being played at all after restart, even as a sub, which baffled me tbh, but then got injured in training and will still be out for the rest of 2020.

    2. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nope, as an arsenal fan I want Laca out. Not a title winning striker and simply don’t rate him despite his work ethic. I’d also take Emi over Leno

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah I have no issue with either of those things, but then we would need a Lacazette replacement. That would either be out of our price range, most likely, or it would mean promoting Nketiah, Martinelli or Balogun to lead striker prematurely. Yeah, everyone's saying Aubameyang should be the CF, but he's comfortable and highly effective where he is, and Lacazette gives another option, tactically, which no-one else gives. He's a good finisher too, which is not easy to come by. If there was a readymade replacement, I'd take it, but I'm trying to be realistic with my expectations here. We may not even get a DM or AM/10.

        1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah I get you, apart from the keeper you’ve nailed the realistic ideal team, doesn’t mean we’d be happy with it generally.

    3. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Remember it isn’t career mode

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Well those defensive signings are as good as done. It's not dreaming. So there are defenders that need to be sold unless Arsenal are to haemorrhage wages at the back 😀 I'm only really taking about making 1 more signing (e.g. Partey), or maybe 2 (e.g. Auour). Decisions on existing Arsenal players simply need to be made.

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Should be this:

      Leno
      Bellerin Mari Gabriel Tierney
      Xhaka Partey*
      Pepe Auour* Willian
      Aubameyang

      Martinez
      Cedric Holding Saliba Kolasinac
      Willock Torreira
      Martinelli Ceballos Saka
      Nketiah

      Sign: Partey, Auour
      Keep: Macey, Luiz (only for a season then get rid), AMN
      Sell: Mustafi, Sokratis, Chambers, Guendouzi, Elneny, Ozil, Lacazette, Mkhi (next season after loan to Roma ends)
      Loan: Mavropanos, Nelson, Smith-Rowe

    5. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ok I’ll play along;

      Martinez
      AMN Gabriel Saliba Tierney
      Cabellos Partey
      Pepe Auour Saka
      Auba

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Very nice! Except CBs are the wrong way round 😉

  22. Helminen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    First comment, but yes think it is intersting point. But we got no example from past. Intersting.

  23. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hi guys. Which two do you prefer? Dier and Greenwood (Benched) or Taylor (Benched) and Ziyech?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      D & G

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks!!

  24. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    any under 6m striker worth considering in starting 11 ? thanks

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have Brewster on the radar if he moves on loan to Villa, Newcastle or Leeds.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        thanks tomasjj will look him up 🙂

  25. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What do you think?
    A. Jimenez + Justin / 343 or...
    B. Doherty + VVD / 442

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B imo

  26. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Thoughts? Rate /10

    McCarthy
    Trent • Vinagre • Justin • Ferguson
    Salah • Mane • Auba • Armstrong
    Werner • Mitrovic
    (Nyland / Gordon / Taylor / Brewster)
    0.5ITB to prevent unnecessary hits

    3 heavy hitters in midfield means easy transfers to KDB/Sterling/Bruno. Can do Werner to Martial GW2 if it looks like he’ll need time to settle or to Vardy if he looks in form

    1. Harvey?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      8

  27. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Neymar to Muller on a FT?

    In the version i play you get - 2 pts for a lost game wether or not you lose in a penalty shootout.

    1. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Mueller has given me so many points over the years, sentimental favorite.

  28. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hi guys. What do you make of this draft?
    McCarthy
    Trent, Vinagre, Justin, Dier,
    Salah, Son, Auba, ASM
    Werner, Mitrovic

    Nyland, Ferguson, Davis, Greenwood

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looks very good Will - lots of firepower there & good fixtures for your cheaper defenders

      I see Greenwood on the bench - that’s a nice move - Are you planning to hop onto any other Man Utd or Man City players after GW1, or just observe them first to see how they do?

      Dier is an interesting pick, particularly if he managed a little OOP action in the early weeks

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks very much. I am unsure about benching Greenwood. He may become Ziyech but just don’t know if going into the first gameweek with two unproven players in this league is worthwhile. The reasoning behind Dier is that spurs have good fixtures from a defensive standpoint and we know how Mourinho sets out his teams!!

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Greenwood should hopefully be a bit of fun to own this season - he has pretty high upside & value prospects all things considered

          Hopefully his game starts to come together now as he gets more & more bedded into the first team setup

          Need to keep an eye on any incoming RWF’s Utd might sign thouh as that puts his minutes in a bit of doubt again, but as things stand he should be nailed & close to OOP

          Saw someone earlier pointing out Mourinho’s second season syndrome should really elevate Spurs this year - will be interesting to see can he carve out another successful second after all the others...

          Good luck!

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looks good! Maybe some minor things to consider, like ASM to Armstrong and Nyland to Steer...

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Was wondering where you'd spent all the cash and then saw Greenwood on the bench...

      Now looking at my team and wondering where all my cash has gone 😀

  29. WALOR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    UEFA Champions League Fantasy - am I crazy to go with Mueller over Mbappe?
    I just don't want 2 of 3 Fwds to be PSG.
    150th overall, 4th in FFScout minileague - hoping Mueller will prove a differential.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      4th? Go with diff

      1. WALOR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Done.
        Cheers LRL!

  30. tomasjj
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Are Wolves getting a LB in?
    If so, who?

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No news Ghoulam is the rumours

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

        and AMN

      2. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        My Precioussss

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ajax Tagliafico .. guys got 20M+ release clause

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        err .. he is LEI target