Great Expectations

Can Leandro Trossard build on his debut FPL season and dodge the Brighton rotation?

Just before the start of the 2019/20 season, Brighton and Hove Albion signed Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) for a fee of around £15m.

I was very excited: he had just come off the back of the best season of his career, registering 14 goals and seven assists for Genk as they won the Belgian top flight.

His skilful playstyle and favoured position on the left wing combined with his Belgian nationality inevitably drew comparisons to the departing Eden Hazard.

Trossard tried to distance himself from the hype, but I couldn’t help but think we had pulled off a real coup.

The player said about himself:

I like one against ones. I’m quite fast, turning. I hope I can show you so you know how my style is.

Now reflecting on Trossard’s first season in the Premier League, I’ve been left a bit disappointed, both by Trossard’s overall performances (bar a couple of decent goals and display) and how I feel Potter has used him throughout the campaign.

I’m going to use this article to take a look at Trossard in more detail and hopefully, give a bit more insight into how I expect Albion to line up next season – and who (if any) of the Brighton boys we should be considering for our 2020/21 squads.



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1,404 Comments Post a Comment
  1. cemal
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Egan vs BDavies?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Davies for me

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m going Egan. Think they are being over looked because Hendo left. Wolves, Villa, Leeds look very decent Clean sheet odds to me.

    3. Chris_H
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I've got Bavies and Ramsdale - hoping for a set and forget keeper for the first time in many seasons!

  2. TheMooyBoys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Just noticed it's the first time in his fpl career that Aguero has been less than 11m.

    1. TheMooyBoys
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He's only ever finished below his starting price twice and those were the two seasons he played lowest minutes so injuries.

  3. Greasy Grealish Gang
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A maverick Son + Alli combo worth the gamble or a plain no-go?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You tell us it's your team, you'll just get talked out of it

      1. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I'll make sure to share my disappointment here after GW1

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      slightly toying with the idea, wouldn't call it completely no-go

    3. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Son yes but not Alli, better pick 5.0 mid and spread fund to Doherty or maybe upfront

  4. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    2021/22 season when Sarr starts as LCB

    https://twitter.com/HakimJongUn/status/1298971657571196930

  5. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Wondering if the "smart play" (forgive the slightly pretentious term) will be to target Man City from GW2

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KDB and Sterling hauls incoming

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I like them as a double act

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Another reason to go 3 premium in MF

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah, currently got Salah - Mane - Auba

            Team is utterly imbalanced, but I think I can trickle the cash down as the GWs go by

  6. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which formation does Mourinho use with Doherty arriving and Alli back? More spefically, where does he position Son?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      3-5-2

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      4231, Son left

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Probably 442 like this would be my guess:

      Kane Alli
      Son Hojbjerg winks Lo Celso
      Davies Alderwiereld Dier Doc
      Lloris

    4. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Far left. Somewhere in the stands most likely.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😀

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kane

      Son - Alli - Moura/Berwijn

      Winks/Sissoko - Hojbjerg

      Davies - Dier - Alderweireld - Doherty

    6. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Chalky boots

  7. The Worst FPL Terms
    Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    FPL Terms you don't like

    I'll go first: Price points

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Regression

    2. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I've got so many of these, and that is a good starter.

      Price. Just price. Why 'point', does it sound cool or clever?

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        it's a term to group multiple players that are the same price

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It's a valid comment and point it's just a bit overblown, like the risk not having your price points sorted is a -4

        2. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          The same 'price', as you have said there. That does it absolutely fine. No 'point' needed.

          Do you say it down the shops?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            If I usually get hobnobs it's a good price point to move to digestives

            1. Marmalade Forest
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              This deserves more likes.

              Equally, you can go down to a bourbon, release more cash and move your Virgin Cola up to a Pepsi.

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                And all these tasty items will have a price.

                Some may be more expensive, some may be cheaper, some may be the same.

                But all will have a price.

                I still don't get how 'point' helps.

                1. ChapsOverBaps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  FPL PRICE = The amount of money required to buy an X player.

                  FPL PRICE POINT = A point on the scale of player prices. Some price points grant access to a higher or lower pool of players.

                  E.g.
                  Nathan Ferguson (4.0) is available at a GOOD PRICE (cheap) but 4.0 is a BAD PRICE POINT (rigid) as it would require MULTIPLE TRANSFERS to move to a player of equal or better VALUE (Pts. per Game per Cost).

                  Karl Darlow (5.0) is available at a BAD PRICE (expensive) but 5.0 is a GOOD PRICE POINT (flexible) as it would only require ONE TRANSFER to move to a player of equal or better VALUE (Pts. per Game per Cost).

            2. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Classic comment

          2. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I like Tierney, he's at a good price - does not mean the same as - I like Tierney, he's at a good price point - I'm not even defending the use of the term, but you are talking shite sir

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Why is it different? Tierney's price is just Tierney's price.

              1. Marmalade Forest
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                His “good price” means 5.5 is good value.

                His “good price point” means Sadio likes having a 5.5.

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I'm still none the wiser, sorry.

                  Not with you at all on 'price point' being a thing that 'price' isn't

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hokey Cokey :/

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😆

    4. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      "Should we"
      "Are we"
      "Do you think we"

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Do we agree with Qaiss?

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          😀

      2. The Sarjeant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This annoys me too.

    5. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Essential

    6. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Fodder.

      1. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What’s wrong with fodder? Completely reasonable term as opposed to saying ‘and the rest that isn’t worth mentioning’?

    7. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Unpopular Opinion

    8. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      'Eye test'

    9. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Essential and must-have cringe me out the most.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah not a fan. Nobody is essential, as much as we say it.

    10. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not a term but just spamming a billion different variations of RMT's

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Especially when they're all basically the same right now

        1. Greasy Grealish Gang
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          This. I understand the concept but sometimes you scroll over 5 teams being basically the same.

    11. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Template

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This is my no.1 hated term.

    12. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      ”Bilva” and ”Dilva” - proper IQ 60 tier terminology. Gutted to have David depart but at least that should see this highly annoying issue solved.

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think you'll be disappointed, think Bilva is here to stay 😀

        1. Critical Observer
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Downvote

        2. Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Tilva if he signs for Chelsea too.

          1. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            1. Squeazy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Incredible username

          2. Marmalade Forest
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Shame Ailva doesn’t get more minutes at Leicester.

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Mongstaff and Songstaff could be options if they manage to progress in their careers.

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        David Josué Jiménez Silva and Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva should wor

    13. The Sarjeant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cover - when talking about midfielders and forwards.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This too.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What's wrong with using the word cover?

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          *Henderson gets a 13 point haul one week*

          cAn HeNdeRsOn coVeR saLaH?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            That one specific random example that very rarely comes up doesn't to me suggest that cover is that bad of an fpl term

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I'd agree that 'cover' is at least a concept.

              Example being, say Liverpool/Man City had someone rubbish at home and everyone was expecting a massacre, you might suggest that having one of their players (despite not being on one or more of their big-hitters) might at least give you a chance of having a slice of the points pie if it is indeed 6-0, in that regard giving you some semblance of 'covering' that fixture.

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I agree, it's a totally valid term but when a few of the popular people on here start denigrating something everyone usually follows suit

            2. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              No, but in that context it is.

              I don't mind it where it's to do with a team 'Man City cover' for example, but asking if Mahrez can cover Sterling etc is irritating for some reason (even if the concept is fine - people asking if one player can match another for less budget, it's the word that's irrationally annoying!)

    14. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cover/coverage

    15. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Swords and shields

      1. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Haven't seen that one yet. Could you use an example?

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It's all over the podcasts - "shields" is having someone in your team simply because everyone has him and you will fall behind if you don't. Think KDB last season. "Swords" is when you try to be more aggressive and climb up the ranks with a more of a differential. Picking Sterling over KDB for example.

          1. Greasy Grealish Gang
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thanks! That does sound like something that would really irk me. That being said, the verb "to irk" annoys me as well.

      2. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This. Jonty said it on one Scoutcast and Twitter are desperate to keep it rolling. So cringe.

        1. RedLightning - Multiple Top…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          The Swords and Shields idea had been around for quite a time before Joe mentioned it on the Scoutcast.

    16. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bavies, Jevans, Bilva (actually like this practice!).

    17. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Messi

    18. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Perhaps not a term but anyone who says something like 'X will blank in that fixture' without adding 'in my opinion, I think, I believe' etc.

      Who are you Nostradamus?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I despise the posts when some muppets assets "What if xxxx [not in your draft] bags a brace?"

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yep

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Or if you plan a transfer and you get the "What if he scores a hat-trick?"

          That's the best problem I could possibly have!

      2. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes, definitely this. Talking in the absolute rather than couching it as just an opinion.

        And 'to be honest' is not another way of saying 'in my opinion'.

        Put 'to be honest' on the list, in fact, absolutely grinds my gears.

        No-one has asked you to 'be honest', and besides, beforehand were you lying the whole time?

    19. Hamstergod
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Casual/s

    20. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      When people put the first letter of a players name in brackets to indicate their captain choice, when it doesn't even go. For example - (S)alah.

      Also, people writing Jiminez, instead of Jimenez

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        T(rue)

      2. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Firminho

    21. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I have noticed on the Scoutcast that they like to add a ‘Caveat’ to a lot of what they discuss.

      Probably just me, but I find it annoying.

    22. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      casuals,

    23. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What will the following players score this week?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Aye, as if we're some crystal ball psychics.

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I hate that, I must admit

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Problem is, loads of people then give out a score.

          Plucked out of thin air!

          Question of zero use, answers of zero use too.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yep, similarly, when people go - "Score predictions for today's games?" and you are like "Aye, mate, yeah - Leeds 5-0 Liverpool"

    24. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Here is Pep's starting eleven...

    25. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      "Why is everyone [Insert opinion you've seen on one or two posts on the prior page]" - who the F is everyone??

      "Bench is too weak" - most folks don't want a bench, for perfectly reasonable logic

      "Your in trouble if [X] gets injured" (usually in response to the striker in a 4-5-1, or the non-playing GK in a 4.0 combo)

      "X is bound to regress"... God give me strength

      And my personal favourite / the all time classic FFS message-boards nonsense-soundbite:

      Drumroll...

      "[X's] stats are good"....WHICH OF [X's] STATS ARE GOOD??!! ARE THEY ALL GOOD? THERE ABOUT A HUNDRED OF THEM - AND THE "STATS" THAT ARE "GOOD" - THEY ARE BACKWARD LOOKING METRICS THAT WERE NOT DESIGNED TO INFORM FPL DECISION MAKING

      Not good for the blood pressure

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What a comment! 😀

      2. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Kinda getting a vibe you're not really a stats guy 😀

    26. Hamstergod
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      When someone says "I wanted to get XY (Player who scored at least a brace this week) and you guys talked me out of it.

    27. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      top top player

    28. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      When muppets post the exact same question that has been posted 5 times already under the article and discussed at lengths because they are too lazy to read the discussion through. I usually reply to posts like that with - "look up"

    29. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Calling a player a "Trap" or a "Troll".

    30. Uncle Baby Billy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      "RMT"

    31. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      “First draft” when it’s not

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I saw somebody on his 3rd first draft the other day.

    32. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      “A or B?”

    33. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Has anyone said 'upside chasing' yet? 😀

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Too scared as I don't understand what it actually means.

        1. amitmishr
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Does it mean that you buy players, who are likely to score most points going forward?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            You could read the article if you actually want to know.

            1. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Let me summarise.

              Captaining good players against poor teams generally worked last season.

              You'd also have done very well if you avoided Kane vs poor teams, and captained Rashford vs elite defences.

            2. amitmishr
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Wasnt supposed to be a serious comment, especially after lateriser's significant efforts... But then, cheers

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That's just a fancy way of saying I'm playing a high risk, high reward strategy...

    34. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Basically everything Bemba says...

    35. Osfezt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      RMT

      1. Moore Rovers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Look up

    36. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Essential

      Hate this term

    37. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Does "Jiminez" count?

      1. Critical Observer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        It does and I agree, expanding this by calling "misspelled names" in general.

    38. Green Eggs & Abraham - …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      red arrows

    39. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      'Haul'

    40. Bayer Lewa Kun Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cover

    41. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bookmark this: (I really hate it)

      {Team X will tonk Team B} or
      {Player Z wills score a hattie}

    42. Squeazy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Firminio

    43. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      My least favourite posts rather then term

      A+B+38 points
      Vs
      X+Y+Z(c)

      Who wins?

      You can’t do anything so why ask?!?

    44. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      “Knee jerk”

      1. French Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        “Feeling Jerky today?”

    45. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      This hot topic was due

    46. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      all the"lol at xxxx owners/sellers" during a live game.

    47. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      "Sheffield"

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        City. How much is City going to win? (LEI vs MCI)

    48. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      How's she looking?

    49. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Upside Chasing

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hmm.. didn't you invent that term?

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hahaha, this made me laugh. Thank you Sir.

    50. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Saying FPL is not luck, it’s all skill

      1. The Minus Fours
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        IMO

        1. The Minus Fours
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          The Werner's, The Aguero's, The Sterling's

          People talking about a single person as if they are multiple's who have been cloned is infuriating no?

          1. The Minus Fours
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            "Please Pick"
            "Pick One"
            "Any thoughts?"
            "Do you think?"
            "Must Have"
            "Banker"
            "No Brainer"
            "Why have I never finished in the top 1,000,000?"

            See above mate thats why.....;-)

          2. Marmalade Forest
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I don’t mind that if you just say “the Salahs” to talk about the premium strikers.

            But saying “the Salahs, the Manes, the Sterling’s, the de Bruynes, the Aubas...” grinds my gears.

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yer this too . Good call sir

    51. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Where do i begin ?

      " Mark knows "
      " set and forget"
      " essential "
      " anything that Chucky or Woy type "

      All BS

      I am sure there are more

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Chucky is the most innocent poster ever

    52. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Oh " elite "

      * vomits*

      🙂

    53. Pasqualinho
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It's an FFS term, not FPL. But I despise 'surely'.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Surely you can't be serious?

        1. Marmalade Forest
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Don’t call him Shirley

    54. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not all of these are single terms as such, but these type of things annoy me when I see them on here.

      - 'Captain Fail' after 20mins of the 1st half.
      - Asking all week who to captain A or B and still asking the same question 5 minutes before the deadline. Look at the captaincy poll that's what it's for!
      - 'Pages flying.'
      - Overly negative or ungracious posts. Along the lines of 'Captained Mane for his hatrick but Salah and Robbo assists are far from ideal.' or 'Fml Pope got CS, typical, now I only make up 30pts on my rival not 38, so unlucky.'
      - People being overly aggressive, nasty or personal in their posts. Doesn't happen very often thankfully.

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Your comment about the premature “Captain Fail” comments in the first half are so true. That had me laughing

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          *Too Much Template

    55. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      When someone scores after 5 minutes of GW1 and loads pipe up with summat like "damn - almost picked him". What this actually means is that you've done 50 drafts prior to GW1, and this player was in one of them.

    56. RoysCallerAnne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Price point is definitely one.
      Pens down - the most overused 'joke' at 11.30am every Saturday.
      In his locker - Wtf, what locker.
      Bilva Dilva. Just puke. It all started with Raylor Naylor and was puke inducing back then too.
      Essential- no such thing.
      Uber defence - just say cheap ffs
      Lord / the Lord - do one.
      Is 79 with 3 to go any good.
      Good luck - what nonsense, everyone is a rival.
      RMT - but if you don't agree with my picks, I will reply by defending them vigorously.
      G2G - again, do one.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        And the wors for me is *The Dullard (Manager)

      2. RedLightning - Multiple Top…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        There was a Saylor too.

    57. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The “LOL at *player* owners*” is the most childish behavior I’ve seen on here.

      Also “Congratulations *defender* owners, CS banked“ when there is still 30-45 minutes to go of the game, as the poster hopes to jinx the clean sheet

      1. RedLightning - Multiple Top…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        It's usually only considered banked when the player is subbed off, in which case it's a perfectly valid comment.

    58. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lies, damned lies, and statistics

    59. Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bottomed

    60. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      “Double figure hauls” seems to be used increasingly. Seems like a tautology to me.

    61. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      the

    62. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Moist

    63. MissouriMarten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      "Double-digit haul"
      "Park the bus"
      "Swords and shields"
      "FPL royalty"
      Saying "point nought" to describe a price. "He's eight point nought". What's wrong with "he's eight million"?!
      "Assets" WTF is wrong with "Players"?!

    64. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ok this post was fun and all but now it looks like every f***** thing we say is annoying.

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Explains a lot, doesn't it?

    65. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Humble brags, the only thing worse than actual brags.

    66. casual
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Casual

      1. casual
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        ........formal
        haha

    67. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sorry for the crap top post

    68. Wolverine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      When someone asks for a score prediction and the reply will be based on who the respondent has in his team....

      6-0 with 5 goals and 1 assist from VVD with 3 of his goals assisted by TAA who will get the other goal. And Allison to get the other 2 assists and save a penalty.

      Is that really your prediction? Doubt it

      1. theoldgit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        "Might, maybe, perhaps, alternatively" when reading Team News info.
        Just say "we don't know".

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Happy to do that next season, saves me a job on a Friday

    69. BrooklynGooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      despise "tasty"

    70. Nas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m on (x)pts, is that any good? When clearly it is way above the gameweek average.

    71. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The Double Up. *Jonty repeating over and over the story when he doubled up on the Liverpool attack with Suarez and Sterling 😉 😀 😛

    72. Totalfootball
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thank god , Mark will be present on scoutcast . His point of view is amazingg !
      I dont want to offend/upset anybody but listening to Joe sometimes can be really tiresome .
      :/

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Glad to have Mark on scoutcast back of course, but Joe always seems like a real nice guy and brings a great mix of banter and knowledge imo.

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Joe is a self professed 'dullard' another silly word. He is not a type of lad for the craic and so on. Very mechanical and clinical - 'as (pause) well.' Good researcher though.
          David is mostly bluster where 50 words will do he says 500. Plus contracts himself three or four times within those 500 words.
          Az in fairness to him winds people up now and again. But I feel he lets the pressure get to him, and can crack easy. Andy's analysis is normally good. But he wraps himself in clouds of self doubt, as he is risk adverse.
          Best two on the scoutcast by a countrymile are Luke and Neil. Both concise low key, informative, decisive in decisions, but still understated. No fuss.

          But none of it like original vibe Granville and Mark had. Just two mates having a laugh and winding each other up.

    73. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      "who is the next (Lundstram/Michu/AWB/KDB etc)" questions are stupid too - why do players have to be the next someone? They are themselves.

    74. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      "Could backfire". Probably the most inane single expression on these here boards. Of course [it] could, anything could, it's kind of the point of the game.

      Used as either a disclaimer to a piece of advice given, or a pointless reminder that points are not guaranteed and the value of investment can go down as well as up.

    75. masyuris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Rate my team

    76. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Price = what price the player is
      A Price Point is effectively a pool of players you want to be able to shift to.
      Perfectly valid description and distinct

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A pool of players all at the same... price.

    77. Arte Et Labore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Coverage is the worst term and theory ever. Period.

    78. Goat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      “Segway”

    79. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mostly all of them coined by Mark and Granville and copied blindly by the masses. It is like planet of the apes blindly following the script of the great ape.

      Differential, Premium, Bench Fodder, Underlying stats, Eye test, Coverage and so on. I avoid using all those terms on purpose. Because they have spread like a plague now and people seem to think they have to use such terms.

      Other ones 'fpl career' it is not a career it is a computer strategy game. 'Fpl managers' are not really managers they are gamers.

      Even all the nicknames given to players is copied. Siggy and so on! I get typing abbreviations like KDB and TAA. But does a person have to say KDB and TAA as abbreviations in speech?

      Also, phrases like 'fpl expert' no such thing it is not as if you have to earn a badge or cert to be called/or call yourself an expert!

      In summary it has gotten silly and why do so many of them have to grow beards?

      Don't get me started on X'G's either!

    80. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Bottomed
      Enough said!

    81. Athletico Timbo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Head fell off

    82. KANTEnders
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Whipping boys

    83. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      These are terms that people use in this industry. I’m sure you use jargons/ terms in your area of profession as well.

    84. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      PPM - hate it as you never know if the person meant point per match or points per million

  8. Mayor of Flair
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Please pick:

    A. Werner, Mitrovic & Auba

    or

    B. Ziyech, Jiminez & KDB

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B long term for me

    4. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Now that Doherty is off to Spurs looking at some possible combinations with my team:

    A) Mitro, Werner, Bruno, ASM & Doherty
    B) A with VVD over Doc (2x4.0m defs on bench)
    C) Mitro, Martial, Son, Ziyech & 5.5m def
    D) Martial, Werner, Ziyech, ASM & 5.5m def
    E) Martial, Werner, Son, ASM & 4.5m def

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Quite like D mate. What about Stevens it Egan in D? Feel Sheff U are being over looked.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Or*

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nice to see you again mate!
        I'm a little wary about them after Hendo has left. But the fixtures look decent I agree.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I think they are an all round defensively solid team. Hendo did help ofc. But Egan at 5.0 seems great value to me.

          Yeah, just entered my team today. Just going to take it more laid back, enter fewer big money leagues and have some fun with it

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      E

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Means TAA 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.0

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Then D would be better, not many 4.5 left at the moment

    3. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B is what I'm on

    4. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      C with Ings first and then switch to Martial (5.0 DF if fund is needed)

  10. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ings or Jimenez?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m going Danny. It’s a close call though

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ings for me but nothing much in it

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Jim. Involved in most goals, on pens, and doesn't have a knee made of glass.

    4. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ings first, Jimi is best from gw4

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which squad is better?

    A. Doherty+Greenwood+Soucek
    B. Vinagre+Rashford+Romeu

    McCarthy, 4.0
    TAA, Egan, Justin, C.Taylor, XXX
    Salah, Auba, Ritchie, XXX, XXX
    Werner, Ings, 4.5

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A - but not sure about Doherty as an option under Mourinho

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hmm, thanks. Really unsure on Greenwood but his price is very tempting

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Greenwood is superb value at his price. Except the reduced minutes and regression in his xG delta but he is a superb finisher and not may other 7.5 mids will be able to match him assuming United don't sign anyone else on the RW

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            *accept not except

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes that's today's big question isn't it. I am a bit dissappointed he is going, partly because it is a shame to see Tottenham get him so cheaply but surely Jose is buying him for what he can do and not just going to hold him back from crossing half way.

        I guess there will be an article upcoming, and on what it means for the rest of the Wolves defense.

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      a, but yeah, maybe wait and see on Doherty at spurs, easy swap though i guess if he doesn't fit the bill

    3. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think A and give Doc around 4 games. If he's not suitable, switch to VVD later is quite easy

    4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      How confident are you on Ritchie Rafa? Thought you would have ASM

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Prefer ASM. Might still go there. Ritchie needs monitoring pre season. Pens and set pieces are nice

  12. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How does this look?:

    Mcarthy
    TAA, Vinagre, Davies
    Auba, (S)alah, Son, ASM, Maddison
    Werner, Mitro

    (Button, Ferguson, Justin, Davis)

    0.5 ITB, can easily move people like Son/Auba to KDB/Greenwood for example...

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’d go Mitro to Antonio

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Don't like WH fixtures after GW1 whereas Fulham's look good after 1...

        Hoping Mitro can bag a pen or something against Arsenal

  13. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is there any 4.0 defensive options now?

    I see Ferguson is injured and red flagged?

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Potentially Johnson at West Ham.

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      reckon Johnson and Mitchell both have pretty decent chances, Johnson more so

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Johnson

  14. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Also, people do know Mitro is a flop? Looks like a massive headache to me

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Scored many goals in the championship.

      Scored some goals in the prem last time.

      Is 6.0m

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I used to watch him week in week out in the prem. Was awful. And Fulham will get dominated most games

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It’s almost as if he’s not the same player he was 5ish years ago

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            The championship will give that effect

            1. davies
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Walks back into Newcastle’s team pal

              1. Hairy Potter
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                That was one of the problems Rafa wanted someone who could run (and do as they were told).

              2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Hahaha, that’s not really a good bench mark though.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Just a placeholder for me, will be getting Wood soon

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        oo er

      2. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I’ve thinking this too

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      only Antonio appeals to me out of the cheapo forwards and he isnt playable from the start due to fixtures.

    4. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Agree - I'm playing 451 in GW1 and benching Wood

  15. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ignoring the blank:

    Son and Greenwood
    or Bruno and Pereira?

  16. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Pogba out for 2 weeks isolating. Not a big miss, but the point is that this can and will happen to any player at any time during this season.
    Make sure you have a playing bench folks!

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes there at least another 8 PL players self-isolating at the moment, and that's just at Chelsea.

      Jorginho, Barkley, Emerson, Batshuayi, Mount, Tomori, Abraham and Pulisic

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/08/27/eight-chelsea-players-coronavirus-quarantine/

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Its holiday season. Once the league starts theyll be in a bubble

  17. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What's your preference?

    A) two rotating 5mill mids (Soucek and Ritchie)

    Or

    B) 5.5 mid and 4.5 bencher (AsM and Gordon)

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      i thought Ritchie was going to Bournemouth?

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      5.5 and a 4.5 for me

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Soucek & 4.5 - save yourself some money

  18. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What is this I am reading about Mane being offered to Barca? Lol

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      part-ex for Messi?
      or maybe they want to fund a move for Mbappe.

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Salah has complained about being upstaged by him so the board are taking action

      1. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        By fax or in person?

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          a text from Jurgen

      2. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Rather sell Salah then.

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I heard Jesus to Barca
      Sounds fair Jesus for God

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      His agent has said he is vailable for a move to Barcelona.

      And lets not forget he recently refused a contract extension offer from Liverpool...

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😆

    5. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Make sense after not going after Werner, lel.

    6. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes he wants a huge pay raise & he deserves it tbh because he is the best player at Liverpool imo but Liverpool aren’t willing to match his demand. If you check the wage list at Liverpool, you’ll be surprised at what Mané earns compared to the rest.

      Once again, he is the best player at Liverpool from an attacking perspective in my opinion!

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yep. He is at the same level of Salah this past 2 seasons, and actually won African player of the year ahead of Salah and earns a lot less than him. Its very simple math really.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah. Even better than Salah if we consider all round performance. Mané is a really versatile footballer. Salah can’t play as a 10/8 imo but Mané can & also he can play as a 9 in attack.

          He deserves whatever he is asking for tbh as you said already

  19. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ben White is set to sign a contract extension at Brighton according to The Athletic.

    Strujik 4m (Leeds) may be an option for at least a few weeks then?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nope. They'll sign someone.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Unless it's in the next 2 weeks, it's hard to imagine said defender starting the season.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      But all the Leeds fans said he was being held there against his will? Strange. Brighton are going to be so solid next season wow

      1. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Looks promising along Lamptey!

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’ve been told Douglas is next in line

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Does that mean he's a good 4.5 option?

  20. stamboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Saleh and Mitrovic or Son and Vardy?

  21. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Hello you all m*****f*****s!
    How about this team for start:
    TAA, vDijk, Coleman, Saliba, Mitchell
    DeBruyne, Fernandes, Ziyech, Ritchie, Soucek
    Mitro, Firmino, Jimenez
    (1. Gw Son in place of DeBruyne and Bruno on bench). VanDijk and Firmino to overtake Salah.
    No wildcarding or other magic tricks before october:)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Who’s your GW1 captain? Ritchie?

      1. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Alexander-Arnold

      2. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Don’t want to make too many changes only because of those two first blanks. I think we’ll be short of chips and wildcards anyway during this season.
        Fernandes and De Bruyne will be my ”gems” for the whole season.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          They are good long term picks for sure. GL mate

    2. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      And of course these guys in the team:
      Gk McCarthy, Nyland

    3. jb1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Seems long overdue before Firmino starts firing them in on the regular.

  22. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    For GW1 only
    A) Son + KWP
    B) Werner + Johnson/Mitchell/other 4.0 starter if there is one

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A - you backing out of BB?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nah, still leaning towards it!

  23. vova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Favourite midfield options at under 8.0? Have Ziyech right now who I really like as a punt but would like to upgrade my defence with the extra 0.5. Maddison and Greenwood I guess? I just think Ziyech has a very high ceiling in an attacking team.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Greenwood, Ziyech, Foden

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keep Ziyech

  24. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    draft#4

    mcarthy

    doherty / vvd / trent

    aubameyang/ soucek / son / armstrong / (s)alah

    brewster / mitrovic

    steer / strujik / taylor / martial

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Brewster likely to start?

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        he will at sheff utd

        1. Pad Randa
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Done deal?

  25. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I had no idea Messi was on that kind of money at Barcelona... 120M€/year wage/bonus/premiums/image rights/comercial rights/taxes is what thet spend with him.... holy cow.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Works for both parties

      Messi brings way more money into the club than he takes

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hum.... tricky business. Barcelona is a HUGE brand by itself. That kind of money pays for 3/4 world class players. Yes, not as good as Messi but still 3 or 4 players....

        Someone told me a few weeks ago, their financials are in shambles, they have a HUGE wage bill on average/good players and now its clear that all of this is just about money. His 33 and takes almost 40% of total expenditure.... its just too much at this point.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          *He´s 33

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It’s not too much for Messi, especially considering how much of that is paid as tax.

      Just to give an example how important Messi is from a business perspective, TV rights holder of La Liga will be holding talks next week on the impairment that will be required on their investment if Messi is to leave La Liga and the amount is expected to exceed 100M Euros.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Actually its even more, because its £120M not euros.

        Look, I know all of that, but still. Its a HUGE bill, and it got worse because of the recent tax affair scandal. he is a great player, but I can see why they are trying to offload him tbh. You might say this is not the way they should have done it - and I agree - but it wouldnt be easy anyway. No matter what they do, there is always gonna be people angry about it.

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Without disclosing too much, as my work is directly related to this, I can tell you that £120M is not the number as even the company itself hasn’t discussed and determined the extent of financial impact yet (not straightforward due to resale contracts). And they don’t deal with £ anyway, it’s EUR and parent companies have functional currencies CNY and USD. The number I mentioned above was just a minimum expectation.

          Anyway, the point is that it doesn’t matter so much that it’s a huge bill because the revenue generated by Messi’s brand has a very significant impact on Barcelona’s revenues that the net cost isn’t as significant as it seems. Therefore performing the cost/benefit analysis on the gross bill doesn’t show the full picture.

  26. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    1. Bruno + Justin + Wickham
    2. Greenwood + Doherty + Adams

    ?

    1. nelluckram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B for me

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2. Just.

  27. estheblessed
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    First attempt. Any feedback most welcome... I have £1m left in the bank:

    McCarthey
    Doherty, TAA, Egan, Coady
    Salah, Son, Willian
    Werner, Ings, Antonio

    Rodak, Douglas, leko, Anguissa

    1. nelluckram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I thought about Willian too but it's wait and see for me. Upgrade to Ziyech? Antonio's fixtures put me off him. Aiming to get him for GW12

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      prefer mitro to antonio to start with, quite a lot of money in defence, which is fine, but how do you plan to get the likes of kdb/bruno/sterling in midfield, might be worth a downgrade or two in defence to leave a bit more money ITB, or downgrade Willian and leave money itb that way

      1. estheblessed
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good points both. I need to have re-think about getting City/United players in...

  28. Gaffa914
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    dele alli could be a great pick

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      could be, but a definite wait and see for me

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think only if he plays as the '10' then he could be viable but Kane and Son way ahead atm.

  29. nelluckram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Matt Ritchie FTW. Who's with me?

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      nah

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I like him but is he nailed?

      1. nelluckram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think so..? I'm only gonna pick him if it looks like Newcastle will play 442. Don't wan't him at wing-back

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I was with you until I saw he hasn’t featured in any pre season friendly game. He might not be nailed in the starting xi, I would rather monitor the situation for now

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wasn't even on the bench for their 1st friendly. If he starts then easily worth 5m.

  30. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    No one knows when the first video of Mark & Az on FPL Blackbox will be out?

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Next thursday.

      1. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeeeeeeessss