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Son takes advantage of Kane absence to brace in Spurs’ pre-season opener

Three Premier League teams got their pre-season campaigns underway over the weekend.

Everton, Liverpool and Spurs were the clubs in action – and we’ve got all the information you need to know as you prepare for the 2020/21 edition of Fantasy Premier League.

As ever, we are tracking the minutes played by every single Fantasy asset during the pre-season friendlies as well as their goals and assists.

This methodical process helped us discover Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) and John Lundstram (£5.5m) before they were everybody’s favourite £4.0m defender, so ensure you use our pre-season resources to the full…

SPURS 3-0 IPSWICH

  • Goals: Ryan Sessegnon (£5.0m), Son Heung-min x2 (£9.0m)
  • Assists: Dele Alli x2 (£8.0m), Juan Foyth (£4.5m)

Son Heung-min (£9.0m) has had the Fantasy community discussing his credentials for the new season after scoring a brace in Spurs’ routine 3-0 win over Ipswich Town.

However, we do have to consider that both of his goals netted in his 45-minute outing were came from a centre-forward position.

With Harry Kane (£10.5m) still in quarantine following his trip to the Bahamas, Son was able to lead the Spurs attack, picking up where he left off the last time he was asked to deputise for the Englishman.

Whether he will get to play in that position at the start of the season, when Spurs have a favourable run of games, does seem unlikely, considering Kane is expected to come straight back into the side after his isolation is over.

There was not much surprise to see Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) as one of three players to register 90 minutes against Ipswich, but it is certainly interesting to see Ryan Sessegnon (£5.0m) as one of the others.

Classified as a £5.0m defender for 2020/21, the former Fulham man spent the whole game on the left flank of the attacking midfield trio, scoring the first goal of the game.

Admittedly, there was no Erik Lamela (£6.0m) or Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) involved for Spurs over the weekend but it will be worth watching how often Sessegnon is used in pre-season.

Also of note was the fact that Gedson Fernandes (£5.0m) staffed the right-back position for the entire game as well.

After a disappointing end to last season, Dele Alli (£8.0m) played 74 minutes against Ipswich providing two assists from the number 10 role, although Giovani Lo Celso (£7.0m) was not in the match squad.

Spurs are next in action against Reading on Friday.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris (Hart 46′ (Gazzaniga 74′)); B Davies (Cirkin 46′), Alderweireld, Foyth (Carter-Vickers 46′), G Fernandes; Højbjerg (White 64′), Winks (Devine 71′); Sessegnon, Alli (Bowden 74′), Moura (Scarlett 71′); Son (Clarke 46′).

BLACKPOOL 3-3 EVERTON

  • Goals: Gylfi Sigurdsson x2 (£7.0m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m)
  • Assists: Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Theo Walcott (£6.0m)

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.0m) was the key man as Everton drew 3-3 with Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Operating in a central role for 76 minutes of the Toffees’ first pre-season match, the Icelandic international got himself an assist and two goals, the latter coming from an excellent direct free-kick on the edge of the box, won by Theo Walcott (£6.0m).

Tom Davies (£5.5m) was the only Everton player to stay on the pitch for 90 minutes, while Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) each lasted 76.

The centre-forward also had a productive afternoon, adding a goal and an assist.

Mason Holgate (£5.0m), Lucas Digne (£6.0m), Anthony Gordon (£4.5m) and Alex Iwobi (£6.0m) all started the match too, brought off in the 62nd minute.

Those hoping to see Jarrad Branthwaite (£4.0m) claim a starting berth at Everton this season might be slightly discouraged by his outing on Saturday.

He started this match alongside Holgate but at half-time, Everton had conceded three goals to League One opposition.

Michael Keane (£5.0m) replaced Branthwaite at the interval, with Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) coming on Jonjoe Kenny (£4.5m) and Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) replaced by Jonas Lössl (£4.5m).

Obviously, there is only so much we can read into this match, and there are two more pre-season friendlies for Everton to play, but it is certainly interesting that Pickford was beaten three times by lower league opposition in the first half at Bloomfield Road while Lössl came on and kept a clean sheet in his 45-minute outing.

Richarlison (£8.0m) and Bernard (£6.0m) missed this match as they have not yet returned to training while Yerry Mina‘s (£5.5m) level of fitness is still not enough to be involved in pre-season matches.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford (Lössl 46′); Digne (Nkounkou 62′), Branthwaite (Keane 46′), Holgate (Gibson 62′), Kenny (Coleman 46′); Iwobi (Bešić 62′), Sigurdsson (John 76′), Davies, Gordon (Bolasie 62′); Calvert-Lewin (Simms 76′), Kean (Walcott 46′).

STUTTGART 0-3 LIVERPOOL

  • Goals: Roberto Firmino (£9.5m), Naby Keïta (£5.5m), Rhian Brewster (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Curtis Jones (£4.5m), Firmino, James Milner (£5.5m)

Jurgen Klopp named two teams for Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Stuttgart in Austria, one used in each half.

Of the two, it was the one used in the opening period that was clearly the first-team, featuring Mohamed Salah (£12.0m), Sadio Mané (£12.0m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) in the front three, the latter grabbing himself a goal and assist in 45 minutes.

Naby Keïta (£5.5m) also scored, operating as part of a central-midfield trio with Fabinho (£5.5m) and Curtis Jones (£4.5m), who assisted Firmino’s opener.

The back-four was mostly as expected, although Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) was not involved in light of a recent minor injury.

While the right-back was not fit enough to travel for the Reds’ first two pre-season matches, the Liverpool Echo are reporting that he has been given his own “bespoke fitness regime” as he aims to be ready by the end of the month.

As a result, the chances of the Alexander-Arnold’s involvement in the Community Shield final later this week are not threatened by this minor injury. The same applies to Harry Wilson (£5.5m) who also missed the last-minute trip to Austria.

That made for a 45-spell in the first-team for Neco Williams (£4.0m) at right-back against Stuttgart, with Andrew Robertson  (£7.0m) on the left of Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Joe Gomez (£5.5m) and taking some indirect free-kicks.

The second-half team was very much made up of second-string players, fronted by Harvey Elliott (£4.5m), Takumi Minamino (£6.5m) and Rhian Brewster (£4.5m), who scored the only goal after the break, assisted by James Milner (£5.5m).

There was a debut for Konstantinos Tsimikas (£5.0m) at left-back and, while he impressed Klopp, it does sound as if his integration into the team will take some time. If Robertson does require minute-management or is injured in the early part of the campaign, it is more likely that Williams will stand in until Tsimikas is up to speed.

“Good, good. (Tsimikas) is a pretty quick player and pretty confident, how you will hear in his [post-match] interview, but he is a good player – a really good player – and he did well. The next challenge for him is now to get used to our defending and things. It will take time, no doubt, but when he has the ball it looks not so bad.” – Jurgen Klopp

It was against Liverpool’s weaker team that Stuttgart offered more threat but Adrián (£4.5m) stood up to chances that fell to Philipp Klement and Tanguy Coulibaly.

First-half team: Alisson, Williams, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Jones, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Second-half team: Adrian, Hoever, Phillips, Van den Berg (Koumetio 68′), Tsimikas, Wijnaldum, Milner, Grujic, Elliott, Minamino, Brewster.

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1,080 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ehubbs
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Is it a Good idea to start the season with 0.5 in the bank because of the Manchester clubs blank gameweeks?

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

        I will be starting with money itb

      2. Hedge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Or start with 12m assets and move to KDB/Fernandes priced ones?

        1. Tomerick
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Yep. Always better to start with the heaviest hitters and downgrade in my opinion.

          1. Kun Tozser
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Will be the secret to this year imo

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

        Nothing wrong with it but not necessary either.

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Blimey, Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Sterling was at the party apparently

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Billions of other unknown people are coughing as well.

      3. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Kane in quarantine already, even though only due holiday in wrong place, these may continue, and we may need stronger benches than normally.

    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Well and truly bottomed

      McCarthy
      TAA Doherty Saliba Vinagre
      Salah Aubameyang Son ASM
      Werner Mitrovic

      Button Soucek Mitchell Davis

      1.5 itb for son to fernandes.

      Considering doing soucek to a 4.5m

      Who would you upgrade
      A) Doherty to vvd
      B) mitrovic to Antonio
      C) Mitchell to Justin/KWP

      1. amitmishr
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I got exact same team but kane for werner, so only 0.5 in hand. Looking at son to greenwood and auba to sterling.

        If kane does not do well, would downgrade him for bruno and a Chelsea asset. May be your way is better as it save that Kane move

        1. GeniusByFar
            3 months, 5 days ago

            It's never a good idea to drop a fit Kane...
            He pays back his blanks with interest
            He's Definitely keeping my armband

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I'd play Soucek over Vinagre.

          1. Hedge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Vintage has a better chance of a clean sheet OR an attacking return than Soucek has of any attacking return IMO

            1. Hedge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Vinagre, even

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

          Solid

        4. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Vinaigre probably wont start- get .5 for Saiss

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

        Who are your favourite pair of rotating 4.5m defenders?

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Has to be Leicester Burnley options

          1. 1justlookin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Leicester will be missing 3 out of their first choice 4 defenders come start of the season though.

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

        I'm quite set on starting with and benching a United asset (either Greenwood or Martial) because I know I'll want one of them for the Palace game in GW2 but is this strategy too much of a risk? Would be an absolute disaster if that United player got injured in training before GW2. The reward of having them in place and being able to save a transfer or use it elsewhere seems like a big upside.

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          benching Greenwood is easy enough, there a quite a few cheap defenders you can play instead of him, or Soucek if you prefer - wouldn't even think twice about an injury, that can happen to anyone

        2. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I'm still undecided on this, keep going back and forth. Depends if the Greenwood replacement would get at least 4 points more than a cheap defender

        3. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          That risk is not too high, I think it's less than 2-3% Yes, it would be annoying, but on the other hand the risk that somebody else in your team (who is playing) gets injury (or rc) is much higher. 15-30x(?) In that case it is good to have that United asset ready.

        4. 1justlookin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I was thinking about doing this but might just get Maddison in from the start and worry about it later.

      4. dshv
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        HI FRIENDS

        McCarthy (Nyland)
        Trent, Egan, Justin (Vinagre, Ferguson)
        Son, Salah, Armstrong, Aub, SMN
        Mitro, werner (Davis)

        Gw2 son to bruno
        Gw3 auba to kdb

        Listen to your opinions ?

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          pretty solid, keep an eye on Vinagre and Ferguson obviously, those two planned transfers are gonna be pretty popular. I'm just trying to decide whether I want to keep Salah or Son+3.0 myself

        2. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Too many big hitters for me, downgrade one and upgrade one of the cheap mids

        3. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          similar to mine, look below. nice team but i would say that wouldn't l,ol

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

        Hendricks just signed for Jongleurs. Would be a solid 5.5 pick. Might be 5.0 as he was relegated :/

      6. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Who's the nailed 4.0 defender at Palace?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Ferguson most likely.

        2. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Furguson most likely but definitely not nailed

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Not Mitchell?

        3. Critical Observer
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          None are nailed until they are nailed.

      7. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        hows it looking guys & gals?
        McCarthy/
        TAA/ VVD/ Vinagre/ Juatin/
        St max/ Salah/ Son/ Aub/
        Werner/ Mitrovic/
        subs Martin/ Ferguson/ Stephens/ Davis/
        1.5 m itb to do Son Bruno in Gw 2

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Now that is better than having Bruno on the bench/blank @ 10.5 ain't it?

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Mathematics/probability probably says no 🙂

        2. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Template unlocked

        3. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          No plan for Greenwood if they don't sign a new LW?

          1. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            no i'll be happy with Bruno

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

        Some popular FPL player selections:
        - KDB 42%
        - Fernandes 29%
        - Pope 25%

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Unbelievable.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Ranks are going to look rookie, that is for sure.

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

          Taking GW1 blanks on the chin is a highly revered tactic on FFS

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          KDB at almost half ownership and on the bench GW1 lol.

        4. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          won't seem so stupid when Auba and Son blank GW1 and then get a pasting GW2

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Will seem stupid if UTD and City fail GW2.

            1. THE WERNER DELUSION
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              it's a different strategy, it's not necessarily stupid either way

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                You are saying it is stupid when Auba and Son blank.

                The logic right?

                1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  what the hell are you on about?

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Son and Auba play GW1.

                    "won't seem so stupid when Auba and Son blank GW1 and then get a pasting GW2"

                    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      ever heard the phrase, 'dumber than a box of rocks'?

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Yes, especially when you bench a 10.5 asset GW1.

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

                      They might still blank even if they play...

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        So Bruno 'might not blank' GW2?

                        I see the logic here.

        5. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Loads of teams that were created pre-fixtures and not changed.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Too many casuals and placeholders.

          2. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            The created their team when game opened and will give another look closer to the start. Not everyone is tinkering like we do, some people have a thing called life.

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              They...

            2. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              I think we’re saying the same thing unless you’re replying to FF

            3. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              I'm confused. What's a 'life'?

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

          casuals normally get it right tbh, everyone should pile up on Man City and Manu assets now, it'll work out.
          (K)DB & Bruno vice for me

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I would't be surprised if loads cap KDB GW1.

        7. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Well, Camzy and I for example have Fernandes imo atm...

        8. yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Will change quite a bit closer to deadline

      9. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        What's the situation with Maddison, still injured?

      10. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Vinagre a risk now with AMN signing?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Even Doherty.

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

            You sure?

          2. Hedge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Would be very surprised to see Doherty get reduced minutes because of AMN

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              If Wolves get another LB which they have been linked with then the pressure cooker will be on.

              1. Hedge
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Not sure how that's related, Doherty plays on the right?

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  AMN is a RB.

                  1. Hedge
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Ah, my bad, in my mind he was a LB

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      AMN has played CM and LB according to transfermarket stats.

                      Nuno did say he needs new more players to step up so would not rule out another wingback which the Wolves team is reliant on.

        2. Jay Jay Okocha
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Absolutely

      11. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Son/Ings or Armstrong/Kane peeps?

        1. Adambailey7
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Son & ings

        2. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          My instincts too pal. Thanks

        3. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Son and Ings for sure

      12. Adambailey7
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        A - son & jiminez

        B - aubamayang & mitrovic

        1. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Not sold on spurs attackers in a Moutinho team, but like the price points of A better. Jimenez is a steal at 8.5 imo

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

        This team looks pretty solid, what do you think?
        Ryan
        KWP - TAA - Vinagre
        Salah - (A)uba - Armstrong - Son
        Mitro - Werner - Adams
        (Nyland, Gordon, Ferguson, Mitchell)

        After GW1 Son>Bruno
        After GW2 Auba>KDB/Sterling
        At some point probably get Doherty as well for the double up (assuming vinagre starts)

        2.5itb

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Confident on Adams starting?

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

            didnt you see my bench?

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              A question to a question

              The bench is there so i saw it.

              Do you think he’s made his case to be in the 1st 11, i started looking at him the other day but was distracted - didn’t work out if he was becoming a mainstay in the team?

      14. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        As the days past teams get more and more similar as a result of transfer activity reducing enablers and ultimately forcing a template

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          It was ever thus...

        2. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Think the two blanks in GW1 will be more likely cause of convergence to start with. Still plenty of ways to play though. My current team has a few differences to most being posted here, but Salah and Auba are almost must haves for the start. It will diverge from there with some keeping and some moving to Manchester assets

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Hope so - I was initially excited by the variety, makes it much more fun when there are many options

            1. Hedge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              How about a differential midfield of Fernandes, Rashford and Greenwood for GW2?! All brilliant value IMO.

      15. rokonto
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        S. Soucek and Kane
        B. Son and Antonio
        ????

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Are you having to play both?

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

            Yes

            1. Hedge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Soucek doesn't have many other options at his price if he gets injured or underperforms. He also has a tough opening run after GW1

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

                Good call

      16. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Currently planning to bench Bruno for GW1 but do you think there's any player who can score at least 10 points in GW1?

        So I can get in Bruno for a hit or is this a risky idea?

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Son is naturally capable, but I doubt he will.

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

          Mane

        3. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Onto a loser with that one.

      17. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        No love for Maddison?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Very few are considering, probably because of performance in 2nd half of the season.

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

            I cant remember the last time he scored a goal but he seems like a good placeholder for a 5.5-8m mid.
            Easy to downgrade and can stretch till Ziyech/Pulisic without having to do a lot of surgery.

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

              Vardys probably the only Leciester player I would trust, Justin will probably troll, and well Maddison :/
              Theres better things to waste money on

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

              Decent placeholder

              Keep close eye on Alli, his position Vs Ipswich was pretty high.

        2. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I have him in my current draft. Just signed a new contract so could come good, and decent opening run. May swap him to Greenwood GW2 though

      18. FrostyShepherd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        My current draft:
        --------------------McCarthy--------------------
        ---------James-----TAA------Justin-----------
        --Ziyech---Salah---Auba(c)---Armstrong--
        ------Adams-------Jimenez-------Vardy-----

        Subs: Nylands, Branthwaite, Ferguson, Stephens

        Will bring KDB in for Auba in GW 3
        possibly Werner for Vardy but the unkown factor concerns me.

      19. Lebowski85
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Finally think I've cracked it. I'm off to bed now.

        McCarthy
        TAA VVD Doherty
        Salah Auba Son Ziyech Armstrong
        Mitrovic Antonio

        I'm going with the budget strikers this season. Something has to give and I don't see the value there. Fingers crossed it works.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I quite like this!

        2. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Going with budget strikers when you got werner martial ings jimenez at very affordable prices. Good luck with that. Not to forget kane and aguero being much cheaper than before

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

            Good team.

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

            One could argue that Kane and Aguero are this year's budget/value strikers ...

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

            I'd obviously like one of those in my team, but I see more value in premium defence & the mid/premium midfielders. We shall see if it pays off

      20. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Chelsea scored the 3rd most goals in the premier league last season with an attack that included 30+ year old Willian Giroud alongside Young Chelsea debutants in Abraham and Mount coming from championship

        Just imagine what they'll do with european heavyweights like Werner Ziyech and Havertz 😉

        1. Lebowski85
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          It's exciting. No idea who to pick though. I feel like it's a case of picking one and backing them for the season

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Id be comfortable with atleast 2.

            Werner + one of Pulisic/Ziyech is affordable at good price for a premium combo playing for such an attacking minded team

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

            I’m going to wait and see who adapts to the Premier League and plays well and then probably pick them

            1. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Why not start with them especially since united and city blank 1st gw while Chelsea got Brighton

        2. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Their start wasn't the best one and now they have Liverpool gw2.

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Liverpool were very shaky since restart.

            Chelsea can easily score past them. Rest of fixtures are great

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Yes, they may, but hardly too many. And Werner's GI won't be 100%

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

              Liverpool were on the beach...

            3. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Do you think they gave up on their focus?

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

          +1.

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I hope they settle in quick, talk of premiership being more physical?

        5. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Those European giants will finally appreciate their seniors 😉

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

          1 is enough, Werner.
          The double up is desinted to have at least 1 flop

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

            *destined

          2. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Starting with Ziyech/Pulisic.

            Can downgrade to Greenwood later if united fail to secure Sancho transfer

            1. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Fyi Ziyech dominated matches against chelsea spurs in champions league with goals and assists against both

      21. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Well that makes the selection of Doherty over Vinagre much easier 🙂

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Saiss or Dier over Vinagre now, I think (Doherty already in my team). Costs .5 though more though.

          1. Hedge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Or Vinagre -> AMN if you have the 0.5m?

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          What does?

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Might be forced to get Walker Pieters, sigh...

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

            I already have KWP.. I'm going to have to look at Lamptey or somebody..

      22. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Every other team here has Son with the idea to upgrade him to Bruno after first gw. If casuals have similar plan, owners may expect mass sales and price drop. One injury or quarantine elsewhere with cheaper starter and then there is issue whether to take -4 or lose tv.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Bench to the rescue

        2. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          think you just have to decide if you really want Son or not - if you want him for the first 5 weeks+ ish then losing 0.1 doesn't really matter - it only matters when you sell him

        3. Birds of Prey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I saved 1.0 to Son/Auba> KDB/ Bruno GW3

        4. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Salah -> Bruno for me, but then most won't want to get rid of Salah

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

          Casuals Will keep son after be braces gw1

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

        Pick **two** GW1 fixtures to attack:
        a. LIV (H) vs LEE
        b. ARS (A) vs FUL
        c. LEI (A) vs WBA

        TIA.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          AB

      24. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I am not trying to rub it in but all these place holders for Bruno and KDB, if the placeholders do well and haul GW1, get rid of them anyway lol.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Obviously, that's what placeholder are for. 1-2 GW punt, take whatever they score and run away...

          It's not like getting rid of them after a haul will make you a traitor 😀

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Never mentioned being a traitor lol

            This is FPL.

            Bench Bruno GW1 and he blanks GW2.

            This is FPL after all. 10.5 on your bench along with Greenwood lol.

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

        Im not bitter about this, but near the end of last season. If I remember correctly, I had Kane, Son and Justin.
        I was busy doing something so didnt see the game, Kane scored and Son got an assist. Then fantasy eventually awarded it to Justin as an own goal..

        What a swing, Kane got a brace or something anyway

      26. Lovren an elevator
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Am I right in assuming Keita's starting place is under huge threat once Henderson is back fit...which could be GW1

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          That whole midfield 3 seems to be chopped and changed at pool

      27. Pieters 4 Wood
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Brewster likely to go on loan?

        • robbiefowler
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 hours ago

          RMT Please.

          Steer
          McCarthy
          Alexander-Arnold
          Egan
          Walker-Peters
          Doherty
          Wolves
          Vinagre
          Aubameyang
          Salah
          Saint-Maximin
          Berge
          Son
          Davis
          Bamford
          Ings