Pre-Season

The best mid-price FPL midfielders for 2020/21

Having scoured the Fantasy Premier League price list for the pick of the budget midfielders, we now switch our focus to the mid-price bracket.

For the purposes of this piece, we are looking at options with a starting price between £5.5m and £7.0m inclusive.

You can also read our thoughts on budget goalkeepersmid-price/premium goalkeepersbudget defenders and mid-price/premium defenders, with an analysis of FPL forwards to follow.

Big-Six Starters and Back-Ups

This could be a big season for Phil Foden (£6.5m), who has long been touted as a replacement for the now-departed David Silva.

After being sparingly used before the coronavirus outbreak, Foden was more heavily involved after lockdown, starting six of Manchester City’s final 10 league games and appearing as a substitute in another three.

Foden delivered six attacking returns and averaged 5.6 points per match over this period (the same as Son Heung-min‘s (£9.0m) season-long mean), although it should be said that most of his joy was had in a more advanced position to the one Silva occupied during his decade at the Etihad.

Rotation is inevitable even with ‘El Mago’ gone and, at £6.5m rather than £5.5m, his price makes him that bit harder to own as a luxury pick.

But the 20-year-old prospect is definitely one for the watchlist for when Guardiola’s troops begin their campaign in Gameweek 2 and he offers a substantial saving on even the likes of Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), who doesn’t look much more ‘nailed’ than Foden.

Elsewhere at City, the jury is still out on new arrival Ferran Torres (£7.0m), while the more restrained Rodri (£5.5m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.5m) will only chip in with the occasional attacking return from the base of the City midfield.

Gomez absent for Liverpool as more injuries revealed after FPL deadline

There’s a gap of £5.5m between Liverpool’s two free-scoring premium assets and any other Reds midfielder, which likely tells you all you need to know about the other options from Jurgen Klopp’s side in the middle of the park.

Other than Harry Wilson (£5.5m), who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, only club captain Jordan Henderson (£5.5m) registered more than five attacking returns among Liverpool’s nine-strong group of mid-price midfielders.

The more attack-minded Naby Keita (£5.5m) is potentially one to monitor after two goals and three assists in just 806 minutes in 2019/20 but it’s in the engine room where Klopp more frequently rotates, while the likes of Takumi Minamino (£6.5m) will be reliant on injuries picked up by the first-choice front three for meaningful game-time.

Game-time could also be a huge problem for Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley (all £6.0m) after Chelsea’s lavish spending in the transfer market this summer, with Kai Havertz also being heavily linked at the time of writing.

Even Mason Mount (£7.0m) may be nervously monitoring the Blues’ in-bound activity, having been a favourite of Frank Lampard’s last season.

Mount – who delivered six of his 13 attacking returns in the first ten Gameweeks of 2019/20 – appeared in all but one of Chelsea’s 38 league fixtures last season, starting 32 of them, but would be a sizeable rotation risk if attacking midfielder Havertz also arrives.

Arsenal’s four mid-price assets are either underwhelming or problematically priced, with Willian‘s (£8.0m) capture potentially eating into the game-time of former budget favourite Bukayo Saka (£5.5m) – who has been handed a £1m starting price rise – and Reiss Nelson (£5.5m).

Who knows what the future holds for Mesut Ozil (£7.0m) after his late-season disappearing act but, even when he was a regular under Mikel Arteta, two attacking returns in ten starts is reflective of his waning powers.

Granit Xhaka (£5.5m) is no longer a set-piece specialist at Arsenal (he took only one corner last season) and is also perhaps half a million too pricey as a result.

Manchester United’s quartet of midfield options in the £5.5m-£6.5m bracket managed just two starts between them after lockdown and, barring any injuries picked up by the first-team regulars, will be expecting to play second fiddle when the Red Devils’ season gets underway in Gameweek 2.

Lucas Moura (£7.0m) and Giovani Lo Celso (£7.0m) are perhaps the pick of Spurs’ five mid-priced midfielders, with the Lilywhites gifted some favourable fixtures at the start of 2020/21.

Lo Celso has enjoyed a share of corners since Christian Eriksen departed and featured in a more advanced role after lockdown, claiming three assists.

Lucas was also a regular down the right flank when football resumed in June and set up two goals, although he and Lo Celso didn’t score a goal or register a big chance between them.

Lo Celso could also potentially move into a deeper role to accommodate Dele Alli‘s (£8.0m) return, while Lucas faces the permanent threat of rotation with Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) now an alternative on the wing.

Newly Promoted Assets

The four most advanced Leeds United midfielders in behind their central striker will all set FPL managers back at least £5.5m.

The most expensive of them is Pablo Hernandez (£6.0m), who supplied 18 attacking returns in the Whites’ title-winning year.

Unlike his creative counterpart at West Bromwich Albion (see below), however, 35-year-old Hernandez may be prone to a spot of rotation as the season goes on.

He doesn’t have the monopoly at set-play situations, either, so there are understandable reservations about the undeniably gifted Spaniard.

Wingers Helder Costa and Jack Harrison plus the penalty-taking Mateusz Klich will all set Fantasy bosses back £5.5m, the last two of whom both started all bar one of Leeds’ 46 Championship games.

We’ll point you in the direction of our dedicated piece on Leeds’ attacking assets for more information on that trio, although we’ll also highlight the fact that loanee Harrison will be ineligible to face his parent club in Gameweek 4.

Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) is, arguably, the stand-out midfielder from any of the three promoted clubs and he comes at a cost as a result.

A total of 16 assists (and that’s discounting ‘Fantasy assists’), 116 key passes and 20 big chances created were not only highs in the West Brom squad but bettered by no other player in the entire Championship.

No Albion player could match Pereira’s shot count (111) last season, either.

On a share of corner-taking duties and first in line for direct free-kicks, Pereira may offer multiple routes to Fantasy points in an otherwise limited Albion attack.

The chances of wingers Kamil Grosicki (£5.5m) and Matt Phillips (£5.5m) starting in Gameweek 1 may well hinge on who else West Brom bring in over the summer, as Slaven Bilic is down three loanees – all of them attacking midfielders – who played a big part in 2019/20.

You can read a more detailed appraisal of Albion’s midfielders here.

Given their inconsistency against inferior opposition in 2019/20 and the fact they were in and out of the Fulham side at the end of the season, wingers Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.5m) and Anthony Knockaert (£5.5m) have limited appeal at this early stage.

The deeper-lying Tom Cairney (£5.5m) was a more nailed pick under Scott Parker but, given Fulham’s relative shortage of goals in the second tier and Cairney’s meagre FPL returns two years ago, there’ll be understandable scepticism about the Scotland international.

Top-Half Options

There is a lot to like about a Europa League-less Wolves, not least their fixture run from Gameweeks 3-7.

But while Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) offers reliability in terms of starts, the one or two slots alongside him appear to be up for grabs.

If any of Adama Traore (£6.5m), Daniel Podence (£5.5m), Pedro Neto (£5.5m) and the reclassified Diogo Jota (£6.5m) were considered secure starters, then they’d be featuring in a lot more FPL team drafts than they are at present.

Take the post-lockdown period, for example: while Jimenez was an ever-present in the season run-in, not one of the above quartet started more than six of Wolves’ final nine matches.

Perhaps the fixture congestion played a part in that but in truth the uncertainty went further back in the calendar year, with Nuno Espirito Santo alternating between a 3-5-2 and a 3-4-3 from February onwards.

The hope would be for the stability we saw in the middle third of last season but with the emergence of Podence especially, the situation looks too unpredictable at present.

2019/20 felt like a slightly underwhelming one for James Maddison (£7.0m) from a Fantasy perspective, with the England international being outscored by teammate Harvey Barnes (£7.0m).

The underlying data suggests this was something of a freak occurrence, with Maddison registering half the assists that Barnes managed despite creating over twice as many chances.

Barnes does admittedly pose the greater goal threat of the two, getting into the opposition box and shooting on a more frequent basis, but while Maddison is a shoo-in to feature if fit, his teammate is less secure: in the post-lockdown era, Barnes made more substitute appearances than starts.

Ayoze Perez‘s (£6.5m) ability to play on the right or centrally meant he was slightly less at risk of rotation as Brendan Rodgers switched formation in the run-in but he was still the most-substituted Premier League player of 2019/20, averaging only 61.2 minutes per appearance.

Some decent opening fixtures for the Foxes are tempered by Europa League involvement and poor form this calendar year (four wins and eight defeats in their last 17 league matches), so a cure for their 2020 hangover is needed before they seriously re-enter the thinking.

Lundstram benched again as Fantasy owners consider selling the 'Lord'

A reclassification and a price hike were inevitable for John Lundstram (£5.5m) after his memorable 2019/20 but he is still cheaper than current teammate John Fleck (£6.0m), who looks a tad expensive.

What Fleck likely has over Lundstram is security of starts, with Sander Berge‘s (£5.0m) arrival and a contract saga potentially leaving the former ‘out of position’ FPL defender on the cusp of a Bramall Lane exit.

It’ll still be worth keeping tabs on Lundstram if he makes a move to another Premier League team, as he registered more big chances last season than any other sub-£6.0m midfielder in this article.

It goes without saying that he’ll be worse off as a Fantasy midfielder: he would have lost out on around 40 points had he been classified properly in 2019/20.

Fleck registered two fewer attacking returns than Lundstram, meanwhile, so doesn’t scream ‘value for money’.

Fantasy managers know they are getting security of starts with their Burnley assets, and Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) and Ashley Westwood (£5.5m) were both nailed picks last season.

The parallels were striking: both scored twice, set up seven goals, started every match they were available for and shared set-piece duties.

Winger McNeil offers that bit extra creativity from open play, of course, and his expected goal involvement (xGI) suggested he should have delivered two more attacking returns than his teammate.

It’s also worth keeping an eye on the fitness of Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m), whose glass calves restricted him to just six starts in 2019/20.

On his day he’s capable of an assist or two and the right-wing spot is there for the taking at present, with the Clarets’ squad paper-thin.

Don’t forget, though: Burnley blank in Gameweek 1.

The Best – and Worst – of the Rest

No sub-£7.5m FPL midfielder ‘underachieved’ more than James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) in 2019/20, with his two missed spot-kicks not helping his xGI delta.

It remains to be seen if Ward-Prowse remains on penalty-taking duties following his two misses from 12 yards, with the Golden Boot-chasing Danny Ings (£8.5m) allowed to take two penalties in the run-in.

No player took more corners than Ward-Prowse last season and he is a constant menace from both indirect and direct free-kicks, which is a good job as his threat from open play has taken a downward trajectory since his move to a ‘number six’ role in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s 4-2-2-2.

Someone who thrived in that new system was Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m), who established himself as one of the two ‘number tens’ ahead of Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) and Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m).

Not as nailed as Ward-Prowse or the slightly overpriced Nathan Redmond (£6.5m) due to Hasenhuttl’s management of his minutes, he nevertheless registered more goals and shots than any Saints player bar Ings from Gameweek 13 onwards (the point of the pivotal tactical reshuffle).

No mid-price midfielder in this article has indeed scored or shot on more occasions than Armstrong in 2020 so far, even if most of those efforts came from distance.

Only relegated Norwich City scored fewer goals than Crystal Palace last season and, with Roy Hodgson still at the helm, it’s hard to see Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) and co being transformed into a gung-ho attacking side in 2020/21.

Zaha did register more penalty box touches and shots in the opposition area in 2019/20 than any other midfielder now priced at £7.0m or under, while he has averaged over 16 FPL returns per season across the last four years; last year’s haul of four goals and six assists lowering that mean.

A lack of penalties killed Luka Milivojevic‘s (£6.0m) appeal after two seasons of spot-kick joy, meanwhile.

It’s perhaps worth keeping an eye on Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) in pre-season, with the Ghanaian deployed as an out-of-position striker in the 2-1 friendly win over Oxford United.

Down the M23, Adam Lallana has it all to prove at an inflated £6.5m after years of inertia at Anfield.

Graham Potter’s bloated squad and his predilection for rotation will be enough to put most FPL managers off Brighton assets, despite the promising team he is building.

Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) is the obvious standout name from the Seagulls but even the Belgian, who posed the biggest goal threat of Albion’s midfield assets and who enjoyed the odd ‘out of position’ run-out up front, still warmed the benched on 12 occasions in 2019/20.

Much is expected of Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) in his first full season on the south coast but his rawness was evident in the run-in and he remains low down on the watchlist for now.

There was some bemusing pricing of Aston Villa assets going on at FPL Towers upon the game’s relaunch, with the listing of Jota at £6.0m the most baffling decision.

Reported Manchester United target Jack Grealish (£7.0m) is fairly priced, though.

While the Villa talisman only delivered two attacking returns in his final 15 appearances, it shouldn’t be forgotten how impressive he was before that point.

Grealish racked up seven goals, six assists and 14 bonus points in the first 23 Gameweeks of the campaign, averaging a very respectable 5.0 points per match over this period.

Despite the barren run in the final third of the campaign, Grealish still finished first for overall score (149) and points per match (4.1) among sub-£7.5m midfielders (discounting the reclassified Matt Ritchie (£5.0m) and Lundstram).

Only De Bruyne created more chances than Grealish in 2019/20.

Trezeguet (£5.5m) was Villa’s form midfielder in the run-in, scoring three goals, but only Grealish, Douglas Luiz (£5.0m) and perhaps John McGinn (£5.5m) look truly secure in Dean Smith’s XI, with rotation commonplace throughout last season.

McGinn looked off the pace after recovering from a long-term lay-off so it will be interesting to see if a pre-season regime has helped him recover his stamina levels after an impressive start to 2019/20.

Pre-season has started well for Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.0m), who scored twice and set up another in the Toffees’ 3-3 draw with Blackpool.

The consensus seems to be that the Icelander needs a number ten role to maximise his potential, something that wasn’t afforded to him until Carlo Ancelotti switched from a 4-4-2 to a 4-2-3-1 in Gameweek 37+.

Everton were back in a 4-4-2 at the weekend, however, with Sigurdsson offering little from open play and reliant on a corner, a free-kick and penalty for his three attacking returns against Blackpool – not that FPL managers care a jot where their goals and assists come from.

The Toffees’ five midfield assets at £5.5m-£6.0m were equally underwhelming in 2019/20, so there’ll be few takers from that quintet despite the decent opening run of games.

FPL managers may be leaving West Ham assets well alone until the fixture swing in Gameweek 9 but Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m) is the stand-out name from the Hammers’ seven-strong group of mid-price midfielders, having made a big impression since his move from Hull City.

The winger was an ever-present starter from Gameweek 28 onwards, setting up four goals in the post-lockdown era alone.

Pablo Fornals (£6.5m) also made the starting XI in every game from this point but was less eye-catching and David Moyes has a wealth of attacking midfield options waiting in the wings, including Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m), Robert Snodgrass (£6.0m), Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m) and returning loanee Grady Diangana (£5.5m).

Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) is the highest-owned FPL midfielder under £6.0m at the time of writing, although his eye-catching displays haven’t always been converted into FPL points during his time on Tyneside.

His minutes-per-xGI figure was the best of Newcastle United’s midfielders last season but that average paled in comparison to many other assets in his Fantasy position and the lack of a clinical striker up top for the Magpies sometimes meant his fine work out wide went unrewarded.

The change to a more attacking 4-2-3-1 in March seemed to remove the shackles from Steve Bruce’s side, with five of Saint-Maximin’s eight attacking returns in 2019/20 arriving in the final ten Gameweeks.

Jonjo Shelvey (£5.5m) is an interesting alternative at this price point: the deep-lying playmaker had the best points-per-match average (4.0) of any sub-£6.0m midfielder in this article bar the reclassified Lundstram and Ritchie, with his involvement at free-kicks and corners integral to his returns.



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1,159 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    1st RMT of the season

    McCarthy / Steer
    TAA, Vinagre, Justin, Taylor 4.5
    Salah, Auba, Son, Armstrong, ASM
    Werner, Mitrovic, (Brewster)

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

      the most template team you could possibly make, nice

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It's actually Ziyech over ASM

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

        can't work out if that makes it even more template or not, but pretty decent all round - not feeling the cheap defence personally but could work

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yeah, might fiddle with the defence. But pretty settled otherwise

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

            you've probably picked the best ones there to be fair, just prefer the slightly more expensive ones personally

      2. Dacra
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        0.5 over budget?

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who will be the players who will consistently return this season?

    Last season it was Jimenez, Ings, Vardy (pre-Jan), KDB, SHU defence, TAA, Pope

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Add Bruno to this list

    2. FISSH
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Messi

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Much of the same this year. Surely one of the Chelsea guys will shine above the rest and deliver consistently. Fancy Martial to do well if he stays fit.

    4. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      TAA, Ings, KDB, Bruno, Auba, Aguero

    5. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Add Robertson in there as well

    6. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      TAA Ings Vardy

    7. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not sure how confident I am with Ings on this list with injury record and how many goals he scored from defensive mistakes last season but his fixtures are obviously sublime early on

  3. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Tried to keep away from the forums and Twitter to come up with my team without being influenced too much, and this is what I've ended up with for now:

    McCarthy (4.0)
    TAA VVD Doherty Justin (4.0)
    Auba Son ASM (Greenwood Gordon)
    Werner Ings Mitro

    0.5 ITB for Ings -> Martial GW2 and then Auba -> KDB GW3. Not too worried about no Salah/Mane at this point, can easily re-assess with a wildcard early on. Not a million miles off some of the other teams I'm seeing - any major issues?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I know you said you're not worried and have Greenwood too but I wouldn't be comfortable going without both Salah and Bruno at the start of a new season

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Potentially. Other option was downgrade VVD and Doherty to some 4.5 rotation and then upgrade Greenwood to Bruno. But it's more cash on the bench for GW1 and puts me heavily invested in Utd when I'm pretty set on getting Martial too.

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

    McCarthy (Steer)
    TAA, Doherty, Dier (Saliba, Ferguson)
    Auba, Salah, Son, ASM, Soucek
    Werner, Mitro (Davis)

    Lovely little template for you boys to copy ;). Auba and Son will become KDB and Fernandes ofc.

  5. Steinburg FC
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Locked Trent + Wolves def for last 3 def spots A. Dier+Mitchel+Ferguson or B. 4.5+4.5+4m rotating.

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B. Wouldn't be 100% confident on any the A options starting every week.

      1. Steinburg FC
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        they are bench fodder though only one of them has to start 🙂

  6. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ronaldo PL stats:

    196 aps: 84 goals, 34 assists
    3* PL Champion in 7 seasons
    1* Golden Boot

    I understand PL fans regarding him very highly (even as best player to grace the PL), as these stats were basically before both Messi and Ronaldo went beast mode. However, do you really think Messi at a team like Man City could not achieve these numbers, even at 33? Man United then are comparable in terms of dominating the league as City have done recently, so you can not say Ronaldo did it in a weak team as well. Then why do many PL supporting people say Messi is no Ronaldo? Do they simply not watch or follow other leagues and assume no one could be better?

    Even if we just make a direct comparison of their time in Spain, Messi has outscored Ronaldo (329 vs 311), assisted more (122 vs 86) and won more titles (6 vs 2). It is fine to like one over another but to say Messi couldn't do it in PL like Ronaldo is simply disrespectful. Specially when you know that no other player beside Aguero and Vardy has scored more goals against 'Top 6' PL teams beside him (26G, 6 A in 34 games) and he doesn't even play in England.

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

      if Ronaldo had taken performance enhancing drugs all throughout his teens he would probably have scored more than he did at United, comparing apples to genetically-modified-oranges really

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Exactly the type of people I was referring to....Thank you for coming. I almost thought about not posting in this platform because I generally find people with logic and respect here...

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

          😆

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I dont understand why people compare ronaldos premier league stats with anyone. He was 17 when he joined united and played like a true winger for what was the third best team in england for his first 2 or 3 years

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Nobody who understands football would say messi couldnt do it in the premier league. With his age however his output wont be the same as it was at barca.

        What i do find laughable is messi fan boys getting riled up with those views and coming up with outrageous comparisons

      2. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Like they compare Messi's La Liga stats with Ronaldo. It's inevitable. Messi started at 16, was a winger, not on Freekicks and Pens in early career but still his stats is compared with 'peak' Ronaldo's.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Messis stats during his teens certianly didnt compare with "peak Ronaldo" lol

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Sorry misread your post. Yeah those who compare their la liga records without cintext are just as absurd. Messi was obviously a more prolific player during their peaks in la liga

    3. Steinburg FC
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Messi should go to Juve 🙂

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

      I think Messi will destroy low-table teams like in the La Liga. Versus top eight I don't expect crazy numbers, just like La Liga. Also he isn't a big-game player, a lot of years he went missing in the CL when Barcelona needed him.

      Ronaldo is a player you want in the big games on the highest level, you want Messi versus Aston Villa.

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

        You might want to check Messi’s stats in CL vs the top English teams or his stats vs any top team in La Liga. What you said is factually incorrect. I understand the appeal to complicate matters in order to present an analysis or an opinion but it is a very simple fact that Messi is the best player in the World against any team

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

          Messi isn't the best player in the world, that's your opinion.

          1. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Messi is currently the best player in the world. That's a fact. What you are saying is an opinion. Just check who holds the trophies for best player in the world.

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

              I believe that trophie is based on opinions...

      2. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Well, I did give you his stats against 'Top 6' PL teams. 26 goals and 6 assists in 34 games against Top 6 PL teams makes you only consider him for game against Aston Villa?

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

          Messi showed he is not ready for big games the last 3 season.

          1. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Messi only had 3 big games in last 3 seasons then?

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

              7 years ago he destroyed teams on every level. Last couple of seasons you noticed that he can't do it anymore. Versus a B-team from Liverpool, he was needed and didn't show up. Same story versus AS Roma. And he was hiding versus Bayern this season.

              He is a great player, but last season he mainly destroys lower table teams. Nothing wrong with that, but he won't deliver 3 CL titles in a row being the MVP.

        2. Klaren
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Also 26 goals and 14 assists in 41 matches vs Real Madrid and even better stats vs Sevilla, Valencia and Atletico Madrid but unfortunately Messi is not a big game player as Godfrey doesn’t rate him to be one.

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

            He was big game player, not anymore. Plenty of fails the last 3/4 years. Of course he will score some goals versus big teams. But scoring 18 in the CL and winning the CL title won't happen.

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

              I’d recommend you check his stats vs top teams in the last few years.

              Also name me a player who didn’t have “plenty of fails” in his career? The one you called the “big game player” yourself had plenty of fails in his career as well including the last few years.

              If you look at the stats, Messi is the best. If you look at Ballon D’or, again Messi is the best. So you then try to justify your opinion by being a big game player but as the stats suggest otherwise, you move on to having plenty of fails as your basis. Great argumentation technique.

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

                You can compare the best players on the highest level. Topplayer who score 2 goals versus Mallorca, no one cares. The best players decide games on the highest level.

                Ronaldo showed he is that player, hattricks in the late stage of the CL versus the biggest teams in the world. Messi wasn't able to compete with Ronaldo on that level in the last 3/4 years.

                Messi was carried by the dream team with Xavi, Iniesta and Puyol. He isn't able to do it himself, it shows the last years and he can't win anything with Argentina. Argentina, top 3/5 team in the world while Ronaldo was the MVP with Portugal when he achieved greatness. Portugal, a team that's weaker on almost every position if you compare it with Argentina.

                Messi was great with the best midfield ever behind him. Since they retired he mostly scores versus teams like Eibar, Mallorca etc. Messi is a great player, Ronaldo is the best player.

    5. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Messi can easly get 300 points a season. I think I would even consider perma captaining him.

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

    Most of my team is set, but I can't settle on Greenwood or Rashford. I generally know where I'd spend the 2m saving, but my brain tells me Greenwood matches Greenwood, my gut says Rashford smashes it this season 🙁

    Any tips on helping pick between these? (obv I go Rashford if utd sign a player that threatens Greenwood starts)

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

      Greenwood matches Rashford for point*

    2. Bring back Rafa
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I reckon you've answered your own question in the brackets.....Greenwood unless United buy

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Greenwood had 0 big chances next season. I dont think he can keep up his scoring rate. Rashford scored less than his stats show last season. So his scoring should pick up now, in addition to him being classified as a midfielder.

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Greenwood had 0 big chances last* season

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Go with gut

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I was comfortable buying Rashford at 8.8 last season as a forward. Paying just 0.7 more for the addition of goal and CS points makes him almost a no brainer for me. Martial looks good too. I don't fancy Bruno at 10.5 and don't want to waste a spot on defense so I may end up with a triple with greenwood in a few weeks lol

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

        I also had Rashford for most of last season.

        I think I'l end up with Rashford, but having 2m to spend elsewhere is going to always tempt!

        Thanks all for replies.

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

    Where do we stand currently with regards:

    1. Playing 4.0m defs?
    2. Best 4.5m defs?
    3. Best 4.5-5.0m mid?

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

      We?

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

      Strujik
      KWP
      Soucek

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

      1. Looks unlikely that there will be a starting 4m def at this time.
      2. KWP, Targett, Lampty, C. Taylor
      3. Soucek

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

      Cheers all....apart from Roja....who doesn’t like to be part of the hurd community 😉

  9. adstomko
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Opinions please:

    McCarthy
    Trent, Doherty, Tierney, Dier, Egan
    Salah, Aubameyang, Ziyech, Mount
    Vardy

    1. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mount is a big no no.

      I'd rather have KWP and Ramsdale than Egan and McCarthy if you want Sheffield defensive cover

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

        Why is Mount a big no-no? The guy will be on set pieces with Ziyech

        1. chilli con kone
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          They're about to sign Havertz and Mount wasnt a great option anyway regardless. If you're going to spend 7.0 then look at a team restructure and get Robertson instead

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Missing a bench, need to see that too, no hiding the riff-raff

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

      Don't believe in Mount until I see he's nailed for the 3 first GW

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

    A) Kane + Rashford
    B) Werner + Fernandes

    Have Ziyech and Son already.

    1. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      b

    3. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm on B

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hard choice, both look nice. Comes down to Kane v Bruno for me and I like Kane initially.

    5. Party time
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I prefer B. Long term investment & aren’t as frustrating as the other pair above

    6. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    8. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I would go A

    9. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Werner + Rashers

  11. liverpool01
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Fergusson injured, who are you lot switching him out for if he's not fit by deadline?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Too much red wine?

    2. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mitchell and hope PVA gets moved further forward maybe. Looming bleak in the 4.0 market now though

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

      Johnson

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Walker-Peters or Justin? I have McCarthy in goal.

    1. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Justin, I wouldn't double up on Southampton defence

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kwp

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

      Same prob here, Justin not nailed if Pereira is back early but I m afraid to double on Saints defense...

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes, maybe a Leeds def?

    4. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      KWP

    5. Party time
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Justin. Personally, everytime I put Kwp in my team, it doesn’t look nice at all. I would rather pick only McCarthy

    6. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Neither, I would look at Saliba or Lamptey

  13. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Ritchie a regular starter?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Believe so

    2. Party time
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes. I am surprised he did not play the recent friendly game. He is in my team, hope it’s nothing serious

    3. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Depends on any new signings and whether Almiron is moved wide. For now he should start most games

  14. paul1964
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    WHAT DOES THE % MEAN IN THE PRE-SEASON MINUTES TABLE PLEASE?
    IT SEEMS OBVIOUS BUT THE CALCULATION DOES NOT COMPUTE

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

      % OF TOTAL MINUTES PLAYED

      1. paul1964
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        AS I SAID IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE - TAKE A LOOK, OR EXPLAIN IN DETAIL PLEASE

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          stop yelling

          1. paul1964
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Sorry about that but if i could have a valid explanation that would be helpful.

            1. Reg Grapes
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              West Ham players have a total available pre-season of 360 minutes, because PS1 and PS2 were played at the same time, and Balbuena has played 90 out of a possible 360 minutes in pre-season, so 25%.

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

          THE TOTAL MINUTES OF EVERY PRESEASON GAME HAVE ALREADY BEEN ENTERED, SO ZAHA HAS PLAYED 90 OUT OF 360 MINUTES WHICH IS 25%

          1. paul1964
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            But Crystal Palace have only played one game so it should be 90/90 = 100%

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

              I see what you're saying but it's easier for them to do it the way they have, rather than having rolling totals - it's percentage of total preseason minutes (including games that haven't been played yet)

      2. paul1964
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        BALBUENA PLAYED 90 MINUTES FOR WEST HAM OUT OF TWO GAMES PLAYED = 90 DIVIDED BY 180 = 50% BUT THE TABLE SAYS IT IS 25%.
        THE ARSENAL TABLE IS CORRECT THOUGH.
        AM I MAKING A SILLY MISTAKE.

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

          WEST HAM PLAYED TWO FRIENDLIES AT THE SAME TIME, SO THE PLAYERS THAT PLAYED IN ONE GAME COULDN'T PLAY IN THE OTHER - SO IT'S ACTUALLY ONLY 4 PREASON GAMES REALLY NOT 5, SO 25% IS CORRECT (IT'S PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL MINUTES FOR ALL THE GAMES) SO 90 IS 25% OF 360

          1. paul1964
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            But they've only played 2 games so far not 4 or 5.
            I'm not going to look at the % column anymore. I 'll just look at the actual minutes.

  15. BNMC
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Convince me to not have Mitro. Go.

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

      He might not score as many points as other options at 6.0 or 6.5

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I have him.

    3. paul1964
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I have him. He actually did well last time Fulham were in the EPL, fixtures aren't too bad. Antonio has bad fixtures and may not play up front as Haller is fit and knocked in 3 in a pre-season game. Wood doesn't play in GW1.

    4. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Red card 5 minutes into the first match.

    5. Won't sleep till after…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Can't. How many 6.0 midfielders or defenders have scored 25+ goals in their time in the Premier League and also happen to be on penalties for their club? Mitro gives you that. In my team.

      1. Won't sleep till after…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        20+ goals by the way. Slight exaggeration.

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Justin at Leicester nailed?

    1. BNMC
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      For now

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks

      2. FPL Forward Thinker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Justin - Soyuncu - Morgan - Thomas

        Leicester do look thin at the back for Septembers matches:

        (Evans, Pereira, Fuchs back Oct, Chilwell -unknown)

        1. West Brom
        2. BURNLEY
        3. Man City

        1. paul1964
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Rotate him with a Southampton defender

          1. paul1964
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            or with a Burnley one.

  17. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards ..

    Luke Edwards @LukeEdwardsTele
    Dwight Gayle will have scan this afternoon but doesn’t look good according to medical staff. Hyper-extended his knee but extent of damage and time out not yet known. As for signings, no sense of frustration yet so can’t have missed on main targets as things stand #NUFC

  18. FPL Forward Thinker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    WATCHLIST: Best Players from Newly Promoted Teams ??

    Any others worthy of a place on my Watchlist???

    LEEDS:
    1st - Hernandez 6m MID
    2nd- Bamford 5.5m FWD
    3rd - Harrison 5.5m MID

    WEST BROM:
    1st - Pereira 6m MID
    2nd - Ajayi 5m DEF
    3rd - Phillips 5.5m MID ... or Austin or Robson-Kanu?

    FULHAM:
    1st - Mitrovic 6m FWD
    2nd - Bryan 5m DEF
    3rd - Cairney 5.5m MID

    (Assumptions made on last seasons Apps, Mins, Goals, Assists, MotM & Ratings)

    Thanks in advance

    1. BNMC
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Harrison is my preferred attacker at Leeds

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The 4.5 Leeds defenders

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Agree

    3. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Regarding West Brom - Pereira is the real deal but there are much better fpl options than Ajayi for his price and I wouldn't go near Phillips or Robson-Kanu. Austin isn't even a starter anymore he struggles to complete 90 mins and will probably be used off the bench

    4. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      For Leeds you should be looking at Meslier (GK), Ayling and Klich (pens).

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Leeds: Rodrigo, Ayling, Dallas, Douglas, Klich

      WBA: Leko

      Fulham: Anguissa

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Leko? Leko is no way near first 11 and won't start. He's been offered to Sheff.W for £1m West Brom want him off the books and happy to let him go on the cheap

  19. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    First RMT request for 20/21 - appreciate any feedback...

    Ryan - Button
    TAA - Vinagre - Taylor - Walker-Peters - Branthwaite
    Auba - Fernandes - Son - Mount - Soucek
    Jimi - Mitro - Ings

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Seen Mount in a few RMTs - isn't he going to have severely reduced minutes with all the new signings? Or is he different position?

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

        Could well find himself competing with others for a starting place yes, esp if they end up signing Havertz. I'd say he's the most at risk in my team. Not hugely keen on any other 7 or under options though. If needs be I'll downgrade Jimi and upgrade Mount.

  20. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wolves have had a bid rejected by Arsenal for versatile midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles with both Newcastle United and two German clubs also interested.

    1. Andy'81
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Can't see NUFC willing to match Wolves in the transfer market, not unless Arsenal want to loan out Niles whilst paying the majority of his wages to move to Tyneside.

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

      Long may it last

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Some interesting news this morning with Sheffield UTD holding talks with LFC over a loan for Brewster.

    Would be great news for FPL.

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Everyone relevant would have him, so would be bad news.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Playing 4.5, in fact would be nailed at SHU.

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          So you agree with me?

  22. liverpool01
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I've seen a lot of teams with Werner instead of Vardy, Leicester has some great opening fixtures I might be tempted to get Vardy instead.

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

      Werner does too and costs 0.5m less.

      1. liverpool01
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeh but have a few doubts with how he will do.

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

      Vardy V West Brom is very attractive

  23. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Another day, another try. Thoughts?

    Mccarthy (4.0)
    TAA - Davies - Justin - Vinagre (Taylor)
    Salah - Auba - Son - Ziyech (4.5)
    Wenrer - Mitro (4.5)

    Ziyech or Werner could become Greenwood or Martial for GW2.

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks good, especially now that AMN is not coming to Wolves. I would maybe consider getting Soucek and dropping Justin (how long is he nailed on for?)

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      That's very similar to my team...I'm just trying to decide if I want to have Soucek at the expense of a £4.5M defender or not.

  24. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I appreciate Mitrovic is cheap but wasn't he terrible in the prem last time? And he is playing for a terrible team so why would he be good this time?

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

      Everyone had him at the start. Also he scored 134 points which isn't abysmal, takes lots of shots and is on penalties. I think he's a very logical option with Fulham's decent opening fixtures.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        134 for 6M player .. not bad right?

        1. Bring back Rafa
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Doherty thinks otherwise

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

        Agree, good pick.

        Watching Fulham last year made me want to not pick him but then I considered: he’s 6m, he scored 26 goals last season in a less attacking team and he has decent fixtures.

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

      He looked really overweight in the play offs. I'm not going there.

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He was streaky, and his main bandwagon happened just as he went into a lean spell, so many have bad memories.

    4. FPL Forward Thinker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He gets you 6 points or 1 point. Always a chance of a Goal or a Booking 🙂

    5. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I just remember the cards, all those cards

    6. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He had a great start to the season last time around so it he can replicate that with the fixtures he has he will be amazing value. Just jump off after that

  25. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What you guys think?

    A

    Mc Carthy
    TAA Aurier Justin
    Salah Auba ASM Maddison Soucek
    Mitro Jimenez

    Nyland Ferguson Douglas Martial

    B

    Mc Carthy
    TAA Vinagre Justin
    Salah Auba Ritchie Soucek Son
    Mitro Jimenez

    Nyland Douglas C.Taylor Martial

    In both case I'll make the Auba=>KDB GW3

  26. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Messi ‘cannot leave’ Barca until 2021

    Gaspart, who was Barcelona president for three years in the early 2000s, told Marca: “[Messi] cannot leave. He will have to leave in 2021.

    “I have seen the contract and it is very clear. The clause ended in June and there is no going back.

    “I prefer him to leave next year for zero than to go now for less than €700 million.

    “The club is in charge here, not the player. The club paid the players. And this is not a matter of money, there is a signed contract and that’s it.”

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

      Messi can contest it on the grounds that the season ended late. They could even go to court if he really wants out.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        few players didn't extend the contracts and left clubs as free agents in June 2020 .. players were not forced to play even thou season ended late.

        how can a player force the club in the same situation?

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        The contract between Messi and Barca surely is not a case of an easy way out for either the player or the club.

        The money at stake which will be lost or gained is massive. Not as simple as Messi going to court to fight Barca.

        1. Party time
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Surely Barca won’t pay his salary when he leaves or would they?

          So there is an improvement on the payroll budget.Messi would leave, I am not sure Barça would want to hinder this. Local man has been too loyal... 100% sure he leaves & I wouldn’t trust a word from the “former Barca president”

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

      That's the kind of logic that got Barca into the financial mess they are in.

  27. anish10
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hows this looking:

    McCarthy
    Saliba Robertson Gomez Doherty
    JWP Auba Son ASM
    Werner Jiminez

    4.0 // Martial // Romeu // 4.0

    1. 12th Time Lucky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No TAA? I'd downgrade Gomez to a 5 and up Robbo to Trent.

      Otherwise I like it. 3 up front seems a risk, but I'm currently considering the same 3 strikers myself. Not many seem to be going Jiminez over Ings, but I prefer Jimi.

  28. Nigawan
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hellloooo, I dont know if my team is template. GIve me your thoughts for GW1. 2.5 ITB to replace Son to KDB for GW2.

    Mccarthy
    Taa- Vinagre- KWP-
    Salah (c) - Auba - Son - ASM - Perreira
    Werner - Mitro

    Bench: Steer- Ferguson - Brewster - Mitchel

    1. 12th Time Lucky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think Pereira is a no go personally. Nothing to do with him, but the front line he's supplying won't cut out in the prem.

      What's your reasoning for KDB vs Wolves in GW2 instead of getting in Bruno or other United got Palace?

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

        Thinking of having a city player for long term

        1. 12th Time Lucky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          That's fair enough then. Though personally I'd prefer a United asset for GW2 and then do Auba > KDB for GW3 when Arsenal have Liverpool.

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

        disagree. I think he's a great differential. West Brom have some strong fixtures as well looking at the season ticker.

        1. 12th Time Lucky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I think he's great, but right now WBA have strikers that aren't good enough, and all their other key attackers from last season were on loan and afaik haven't been re-signed yet. If they get some depth in attack then I will definitely be looking at him letter on. For now, I don't think he can carry them by himself, i don't see him as a Grealish level player.

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

      Perreira + KWP > Soucek + Doherty = template.

  29. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Can someone tell me who's ASM ? 😀

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Saint Maximin. Newcastle mid

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

        Thanks!

  30. OldBenKenobi
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Planning to BB GW1 then WC GW2.

    Here’s the teams I’ve come up with:

    Ramsdale/5.0 Chelsea GK (McCarthy)
    TAA Doherty Aurier (Walker-Peters Saliba)
    Salah Auba Pereira ASM (Soucek)
    Werner Adams Antonio

    Thoughts on this GW1 targeted team?
    I have toyed with the idea of

    Pereira > Armstrong
    Adams > Haller

    And go All in on Westham attack

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

      Obviously this is subject to change based on transfers (specifically the defenders) just will roughly be targeting the same teams/type of players

    2. BNMC
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think they'll be lucky to score more than twice vs the Toon

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bowen is the third Hammer I am considering but feels excessive

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

        So you prefer the team shown and just have Antonio and Soucek?

    4. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It looks weak for a BB tbh. Have you tried a team for GW1 with GW2 WC without bench boost?

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

        Any reason you think it looks weak? Many if not all of my benched players are in a lot of people’s first teams here and have a good fixture as well.

        I have considered not using the bench boost but I’m trying something new this season and think it’s a good chance to potentially play more aggressively and get off to a great start especially as many are planning future transfers/hits and/or benching a lot of United/City players GW1.