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Can we trust Spurs’ FPL defenders with appealing fixtures this season?

Fantasy Premier League managers are considering Spurs defenders ahead of the new season… but can they be trusted? That’s what I am here to find out.

When the 2020/21 fixtures were released there was a sudden spike in managers interested in the Spurs backline. These sorts of options have not been particularly popular in recent seasons, but some of them may well have come into the new campaign at just the right prices.

With a similar group of players to Jose Mourinho’s squad, Spurs kept 13 clean sheets in 2018/19, conceding 38 goals, the fifth-best in the league.  

Before that, they finished fourth overall for clean sheets and letting in just 36 goals in 2017/18.

And few managers will forget the 2016/17 campaign when Spurs ended up joint-top for clean sheets with Manchester United (17) as they let in only 26 goals across the season.

If they can rediscover this sort of form with their appealing fixtures at the start of 2020/21, we could find some exciting value options in defence.

But the question is… can they deliver on that kind schedule? To find out, I looked at some of the underlying numbers from last season.

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  1. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Who to pick out what of

    Aurier
    Tierney

    for the first few GWs

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Aurier is leaving and Tierney plays LCB

    2. Hattrick Harry
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Alderwireld, Davies and Alli

    3. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Messi and Augeuro... can you imagine. That’s fantasy football.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Ive seen them play for argentina together and it was underwhelming

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          that's an understatement

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Blame Aguero, he is utterly horrendous for national side.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I agree

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No it's dead fantasy football

      3. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah for a week or two before Kun gets injured

      4. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Until Pep realises he doesn't want two aging players in attack and Aguero gets dropped.

    4. NEXUS-6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      His Doherty actually *that* good or is mainly the beneficiary of the system Nuno’s employed.

      I’m tempted to think the new Wolves RB will get more points than Doherty will at Spurs.

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Who is their backup RB at the mo?

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I think Doherty is a very good fpl asset, but a very average player in real life, his defending is questionable but he has an incredible knack of getting in the box at the right time.

        1. NEXUS-6
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Times his runs well yeah.

          I agree with you though: not a brilliant RL player but good for FPL.

      3. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not sure. Dou had his positional power curtailed a lot when Traore played. Very noticeable after restart.
        I suspect any new RB will suffer the same fate

        1. NEXUS-6
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Depends on formation I guess.

      4. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        More the latter than the former.

      5. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Agreed, system player

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          His positional anticipation is excellent

          1. NEXUS-6
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Think you’re right tbf.

      6. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Chelsea's alonso

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Ughh wolves'

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yes a good comparison, but Alonso is from the David Luiz Academy of Can't Be Arsed Defending

      7. Bring back Rafa
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I tend to agree. Attacking fullbacks/wingbacks benefit massively from having a good solid centre back beside them. I'd be interested to see how his points differ from Boly playing.
        TAA & Robbo wouldn't be as good if they didn't have VVD back there covering them

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Tbf, in Wolves' first season back in the PL Boly played on the left with Bennett (mostly) on the right

    5. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I may have already missed a detailed discussion thread on this.... should be one stickied by now.. Anyway!

      1) At what price would you turn down buying Messi in FPL?
      2) Big assumption that it happens, but which Man City players are enhanced or devalued by Messi being in the Man City team?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Couldn't turn him down. Likely price 13m MID?

      2. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        1) More than 13.5 and I think it will be tricky.

        2) KDB will become an even better option. The other midfielders and forwards will be worse options with Messi in the mix

      3. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Will definitely have him! 13m mid looks likely!

        I think Messi coming in the team, will increase the value of other players! But KDB's pens & set pieces will be taken away by Messi.

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Getting very far ahead of ourselves here. Might not happen and no reason to suggest that Messi gets pens off of KDB considering his record isn’t amazing and Kevin has done well with them.

      4. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        1) 15m would be too much. I'd still probably pay it though as there's no way I'm passing up the chance to have one of the GOATs in my FPL team.

        2) Not sure about enhanced but KDB would be the second pick. The other attackers are more likely to be rotated with Messi there.

        As for who would be devalued, Aguero. I can't see Pep running with two aging attackers who aren't particularly dynamic when City don't have the ball.

      5. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Realistically, over £12m and you’re ripping up your team to get him in.

        If he’s £15m it basically knocks you out of having someone like Trent in defence and another premium mid.

        And at this stage of his career, joining a new league where the game is much more physical and played at a higher pace, is he going to score as freely as he has in La Liga?

    6. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Any punts on Wolves attack other than Jimenez?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Nope. Keep an eye on that Podence fella.

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        moutinho?

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No

    7. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      My strategy

      Solid defence, solid midfield, Wener and Brewster up top.

      By GW3 or 4 I can reasses.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Most will be on this once Brewster moves to another club

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Brewster has usurped Origi. If anything it is less minutes for Firmino.

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I’m the cups maybe and cameo appearances.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Origi has not even made the preseason matches. He is history.

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Solid strategy.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Agreed. Ings and Jim could have something to say, mind

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Hope Brewster gets his loan

      4. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Is he really going to move this window.
        Didn't klopp, after his brace Tuesday, just say how he's got a future this season with Liv

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Brewster is either going on loan or sharing minutes with the front 3.

    8. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Random FPL nostalgia

      Summer 2011

      -every single draft contained Baines 8.0m
      -even the TOT v EVE game postponed due to the London riots didn't put me off... I benched him
      -8m Vidic got injured and was replaced by a 4.5 JEvans
      -Kompany was a newly classified defender and a 6m bargain. Only defender nailed on as Micah was a rotation risk (but an awesome asset) and Lescott became nailed in the run in

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cole and Terry were 7.5 (one may have been 7)

      2. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Since I play only 4 years, how was Ashley Cole as an fantasy asset? Always interested me

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          He was okay but defenders didnt get much baps back then. And assist were very lumited for full backs before the introduction of wing backs. Baines was an exception

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeah, he was overpriced but he did have his moments 10-11 and 11-12 early on

            I imagine prior to that he was excellent and explained the high price tag

      3. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        2011 12 was the best fpl season i can remember. So many fpl golds in the 2nd half of the season

        Cisse
        Dempsey
        Siggy
        James mclean (the 4 months of kife career he was actually very good)

        Kun rvp rooney were all on fire up front

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Amen

          4.0 Vorm
          4.5 Krul
          4.0 Danny Simpson (very underrated RB)
          4.5 Saylor Raylor
          6.5 Demba Ba - now that was a third striker

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Eventually mids took over from the big three up top:

            Young/Nani/Valencia -Dempsey Siggy Bale VDV

      4. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        RVPs best year

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          It was 2013 he came in at 14 so he may have produced more points at Utd?

      5. Flynniesta
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        My highest ever ranking year. Thought I might break in to the mystical top 1k but came up short. Got me all whimsical:)

    9. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A) Werner ASM Davies
      B) Ziyech Greenwood KWP

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        B if no Sancho/someone else
        Otherwise A

      2. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        A

    10. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Is Doherty actually joining Spurs, or is this random rumour talk?

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Hard to tell with media storms these days, but this one looks like its close.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          All right. Would be less attractive to have in the team I would say.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Rumors

      3. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        This would destroy wolves assets. Even Jimenez would be doubtful

        1. Romecus Rashfaku
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Why’s that?

      4. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Very accurate sources

    11. asdf_1
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      If Messi was in the Prem and did exactly the same as he did as Barca this is what he'd have scored in FPL

      If Midfielder

      19/20 - 300
      18/19 - 339
      17/18 - 329
      16/17 - 335
      15/16 - 294
      14/15 - 405
      13/14 - 284
      12/13 - 374
      11/12 - 432!
      10/11 - 331
      09/10 - 331

      Source: @factsfpl

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cold
        Rainy
        Night
        At Stoke

        1. swervinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Hahaha. This.

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Does this include fantasy assists? (blocked shots, winning pens/FKs etc)

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Sweet Baby Jesus

      4. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Oh dear, he's regressing like Mo!

      5. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        09/10 - 331 pts
        10/11 - triple acl complete tear after collision with Ryan Shawcross at Britannia stadium on rainy tuesday evening. Out for 9 years
        19/20 - 300 pts

      6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        In decline since 11/12

        1. _sidney_will
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Would be some feat to get 50 goals and 20 assists consistently season after season

        2. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          just differing levels of god mode. even his worst form is a level or two above the best FPL options

      7. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Wow...

      8. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        If Barca & messi were in the prem

        There has been a prem side so dominate in CL

      9. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        That's approaching the Liverpool defender hauls 😉

      10. NEXUS-6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        My phone thinks all of those scores are telephone numbers.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          It’s obscene

          He really was a God amongst men

          And is still utterly elite by normal professional standards, which are themselves utterly elite for human beings

          He’d easily hit 25G in the prem I’d say, with pens and a few set pieces - wouldn’t be beyond him to do 35 if he was really on it

          And of course he could get injured and only do 10-15 as well, but if he’s on the pitch - he’ll score & assist - no question

      11. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        id still have gotten a 1pt triple captain out of him on a double gameweek

      12. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Average. 😉

      13. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I get the feeling he wouldn’t have gotten those kind of scores in the Prem though.

        Completely different league, style of play, level of opponents.

        That’s not to say he isn’t one of the all time greats, but, I suspect he’d probably have postEd lower scores than that.

        We‘lol never know now, as even if he joins the Premier League he’s not in the prime of his career anymore.

        Awesome achievements though.

        1. SEYPULISIC
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think he ranked 3rd/4th amongst current players who scored against PL top 4 (ucl).

    12. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Celtic oh dear

    13. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Doherty a better pick at Spurs or Wolves? If he gets the license Aurier got, he should do well

      1. Bambi
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        see below

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Wolves

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        His delivery will be better for sure

      4. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Better at wolves becyase of jiminez. Kane on the other hand spends half his time un his own box

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Mad that he scored 18 goals from that position last season

      5. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Should get good defensive and attacking points if hes as offensive as Aurier was in the latter part of the season. Better crossed, more assured in the box, Kane and Son feeding off his supply. As a Spurs fan I hope it gets over the line, naturally.

      6. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I think I'll have in the Aurier role at Spurs. Their fixtures are decent and I'm anyways lacking a Spurs attacker.

        I'm also interested in the new Wolves RWB if Doherty leaves.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think Vinagre is going to come through for us you know, even if they sign AMN who will take over Doh's role

    14. Aaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Thoughts on this? Leaves 0.5itb

      Ramsdale/Nyland
      TAA/Saiss/Davies/KWP/Johnson
      Salah/Auba/Son/Barnes/Bissouma
      Werner/Adams/Davis

      1. Carlton P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Like it. Would go with McCarthy + Egan over Ramsdale + KWP
        Assuming .5 ITB for Barnes > Greenwood? Or son > Rash?

        1. Aaa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yep that’s the plan, or could move Auba/Salah to Fernandes or just Werner to Martial. Gives a few options

    15. Bambi
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Assuming the Doherty to Spurs move goes ahead he would be an instant lock in my team.
      In all of Mourinho's teams it has been the right full back that establishes the wide attacking outlet on that side of the pitch. Will be no different at Spurs with Son providing width on the left and Davies tucking in to be a left sided centre back.
      Aurier's supply was inconsistent last term but with the attacking potential of Doherty and with Kane to target he could easily reach double digits for assists next year.
      6.0 with Spurs' strong fixtures to start the season make him a no brainer

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Agreed he's in my team atm and I think he'll stay there if he goes to Spurs. Although I'd like him to make the decision in time either way so he's available for GW1.

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Question - are Spurs looking at Doherty only as a replacement for Aurier if he leaves? I.e. there is no scenario where Doherty moves to Spurs and shares minutes with Aurier?

        1. Bambi
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          no. Mourinho doesnt trust Aurier. There is a clip from the amazon doc where half time losing in the champions league and he lashes into Aurier for conceding a sloppy penalty. He will be shipped to Italy most probably

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Cheers!

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Aurier will not start over Doherty even if Aurier stays.

      3. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Me too, be nice to have an Irish player at one of the bigger clubs.

      4. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He didn’t ever reach double digits in assists at Wolves, I wouldn’t expect him to get more than 5 attacking returns at Spurs.

        1. Bambi
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          With all respect to Wolves, Spurs are a better team (historically) with one of the worlds top strikers. Jiminez is good, but not Kane level

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            They are a better team historically but I disagree that current Spurs team is better than Wolves and that Kane is better than Jimenez.

            1. Bambi
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              The fact Spurs had their worst season in like 10 years and only just finished below Wolves who had their best season should tell you all you need to know

              1. sully29
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yep - that the current Spurs team isn't as good as this Wolves team. Because they've just had a historically bad year and Wolves finished ahead of them. Would be odd to use that as evidence that Spurs are in a better state than Wolves.

                Also worth bearing in mind that Mourinho is the Spurs manager which means that as sure as night follows day there is a team meltdown on the horizon at some point.

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Ha ha. Doherty has the ability to outscore Richarlison as a fwd.

          Your bed has been made.

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Points-wise yes Doherty can outscore Richarlison. In terms of total attacking returns Doherty won’t even come close. He never did.

            Meaningless comparison.

      5. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I've got a mental block when it comes to Spurs players under Jose

        I miss the days of loading up on Bale, VDV, BAE, Walker, Adebayor and then Toby at 5, Rose, Walker, Alli, Eriksen and Kane

      6. Won't sleep till after…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Totally agree and if it goes through then it also weakens the appeal of Jiminez.

    16. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Which player has been the top scoring player ever in a single season? Also, does anyone remember approximately how many points they racked up?

      1. Bambi
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Salah first season I believe? Someone correct me if wrong

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Thought so too, just wasn't sure if someone earlier on got more points. Your Rooneys and Ronaldos or some such

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        It will be extremely difficult to top Salah's record as an FPL asset unless he does it again.

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yeah, it was Salah with 303 and second place for Suarez at 295.

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Incredible stuff

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Your nostalgia post got me thinking this 😀

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              And Aguero been in the game longer even though he is a forward. Aguero is the most explosive asset you can get.

              Salah is FPL King hands down.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Salah did 303 in a full 38 games in 2017/18 as a midfielder getting 5 points for a goal & a point for a CS

        Suarez started 13/14 with a 5 game ban

        He proceeded to score 28 goals & 16 assists... 44 returns... in his next 25(!) games

        Just let that settle in for a second (consider Salah’s 300 pointer was 32G 12A for 44 returns plus 15 clean sheet points for the full season)

        Suarez then got another 3G 1A in his last 8 games to finish with 48 returns overall in 33 games - I’d personally rate that above Salah’s (phenomenal) 300 point season, given he did it despite 5 less games, and was getting a point less per goal, and no clean sheet points

        Then consider Henry blew them both out of the water with a quite frankly ridiculous 49 returns (24G 25A) in 37 appearances in 02/03

        Basically like combining Jamie Vardy with Kevin DeBuryne

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Wow, excellent take on this! I wasn't playing the game when Henry was still a player, however, I do very clearly remember Suarez's outstanding season for us in 13/14. What a player...

    17. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Re-post
      Thoughts on this?
      Would really like Ings but can’t have them all

      McCarthy Steer
      Trent Egan KWP C.Taylor Ferguson
      Salah Auba ASM Periera Anguissa
      Kane Werner Mitrovic

      1. Reeceviljoen
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Strong ,but not a van of Mitrovic

        1. Reeceviljoen
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Fan..to many bs

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Me too.. just no other great options in that price!

            1. Reeceviljoen
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Antonio better off even though West Ham are dead as door nails aswell

    18. Reeceviljoen
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Mac

      Taa Doherty Vinagre
      Son William ziyc Alli Barnes
      Werner Vardy

      Done dead to the world

      1. Reeceviljoen
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Help

    19. Carlton P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Starting to warm to the 5.0 defenders but which ones to have and in which order?
      Saiss
      Egan
      Bavies/Dier

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Davis
        Saiss
        Egan

      2. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Similar. Saiss and Egan are the two personally

      3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Dier/Davies become less interesting if Doherty arrives mind you.

    20. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What’s everyone thoughts on Ritchie this year as an FPL asset?

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Under the radar considering his fixtures compared to Soucek, on pens as well I believe?

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I would have him Ritchie over Soucek.

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Totally agree

      3. Carlton P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Would have along with Armstrong. Just wish he was nailed. Think he’s up for sale, Bournemouth interested

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Hendrick expected to displace him to some extent in the team

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Fair enough. Thanks guys

      5. Aztec Kamara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        If you look at his numbers from last year and remove the clean sheet points for the reclassification it ain’t pretty. Clear no for me.

    21. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Feeling fairly settled with my team. GTG?

      McCarthy
      Trent Doherty Vinagre Saliba
      Salah Auba Maddison Soucek
      Werner Kane

      Nyland Brewster Mitchell Stephens

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Vinagre and Maddison by bug bears, is Saliba expected to start?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          *my

    22. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      How’s it looking? Including the plan?

      McCarthy
      TAA | Doherty | Lamptey
      Salah | Auba | Son | Pereira | Soucek
      Kane | Mitrovic

      Steer | Lascelles | Mitchell | Davis

      GW2 - Son to Greenwood
      GW3 - Auba to KdB
      GW4 - Lamptey/Lascelles to VVD (Pool defensive double up)

      Thanks

      1. Bambi
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        no plan to bring in Bruno?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          For Salah/Auba possibly, but for now he ruins my structure

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Of course if I change my mind I have the flexibility with Son up to Fernandes too

      2. Carlton P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Sounds like a good plan. Go for it if you’re set on just having Greenwood as utd cover. I would rather Armstrong + Antonio over per + Mitro personally

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Fair enough, Pereira is my personal punt, and also really like JWP so felt like making sure I got to that 6.0 price point in my midfield.

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Like your team and your thought process. Really like the look of Pereira. I know there's echoes of Buendia with him supplying the Welsh forward (can't think of his name)

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Hal Robson-Kanu? And thanks!

    23. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Soucek is Moyes' new Fellaini

    24. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Doherty at Spurs even more appealling pick right?

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not for me, no. I think that, as good as he is, he's a system player. Wait and see, ESPECIALLY with Mou imo.

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          He buys him because he seems to favour 3-5-2 for this season

      2. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Maybe, bar the Thursday night football.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Keep forgetting Europa

    25. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Which combo do you prefer? Ritchie and Dier or ASM and Justin?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Neither

      2. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Latter pair, ASM easier to move-up from, don't want to get stuck on a 5.

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Ok thanks guys

      3. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Messi

    26. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Do we include Messi in the bug-hitting-rotation-upside-chasing-strategy?

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        gLuE gUy

    27. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Traore could be quite nailed if Doherty leaves Wolves right?

      1. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Was getting in Doc's way, an AMN type would be best for him.

    28. RohanVaswani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kane Pulisic

      Or

      Son Werner?

    29. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sorry guys. Possibly going into GW1 with double Southampton defence? What do you make of this?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah not a fan of defensive double ups (unless it’s pool)

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Fine - palace attack was blunt after lockdown

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Okay thanks guys

      3. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Completely personal. Most people on here are averse to it, understandably

        But I process it like this:

        a) they're cheap
        b) some weeks they will inevitably concede and probably via a scappy own goal in the 92nd minute
        c) However, don't see double ups as one offs, but as possibility over blocks. So in the first 10 games (say), they obtain 4 clean sheets then thise 4 GWs will have received an excellent boost to those weekly scores. Sometimes it will work, sometimes it won't. Even the personal who wins overall doesn not smash it every single gameweek

    30. MrCloppity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA KWP Laporte Vinagre
      Mane Son Aubameyang Stephens
      Ings Jimenez

      Button, Johnson, Bissouma, Davis

      1.5 mil ITB
      GW 2 - Son out KDB in
      GW 3 - Auba our Fernandes in

      Struggling to fit in three big hitters in mid which I think are essential this year (mane, KDB, Fernandes) and not take a hit on other mids (Stephens/Bissouma)?
      Any idea?

    31. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Little bit unsure on how to take Wolves

      +Boly back
      +no Europa
      +Vinagre 4.5, Saiss 5, AMN* 5

      -both WBs unavailable
      -seemed absolutely knackered at the end of a 13 month slog of a season

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

        They had a very slow start to last season..