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. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Think I'm going to stick just one up front with Werner or Ings

    Then focus on three big hitting mids and having solid defenders for vfm

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Playing 4-5-1?

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        5-4-1 I think, at least as a starting setup

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      451 could work especially if Brewster goes on loan.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Yes, good point.

        Not dismissed the idea of Mitro or Brewster as single strikers.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Think we will need a better bench than usual with Covid19 around.

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Yeah, that's another factor. Can't put faith in footballers using their grey matter and remaining low profile and isolated

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

      I thought I'd do this before the game launched but I keep getting drawn to bargain basement defenders. It's a sickness.

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      You can easily have Salah KDB Fernandes with Werner 6.5 up top

    5. Chris_H
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I'm on 4-4-2 with Richa/Mitro/4.5 up front so see the appeal

    6. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I’m considering starting with Vardy and dropping to Werner.

  2. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Watkins potential price...5.5?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Who is he, where did he come from, where is he going and what position is he?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Brentford's striker

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Sorry I assume a certain amount of prior knowledge

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Sorry hard to keep up sometimes, certainly 5.5 or 6.0. Scoring record last season probably means he might just slip in at 6.0

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Maupay arrived at Brighton with an almost identical record to Watkins and came in at 6.0

          2. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            No problem. I'd be tempted under 6.0 if at Villa or Palace

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      6.0 I reckon

  3. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts?

    McCarthy, Nyland

    TAA, Doherty, Justin, Ayling, Mitchell

    Salah, Auba, Son, Armstrong, Soucek

    Werner, Mitrovic, Davis

    Plan, 1.5 ITB to do Son & Auba -> Bruno & KDB in due course.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Template set up which is no bad thing

      What are your thoughts on Leeds FPL options this season?

      1. The Mighty Whites
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers,
        Obviously Dallas and Ayling are good attacking options from our defence.
        Like Klich (on pens) and Harrison in midfield and when/ if Rodrigo signs hopefully he's reasonably priced

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          With White signing a contract with Brighton - are you looking elsewhere to sign a CB?

          1. The Mighty Whites
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Yeah, meant to be in from Koch from Freiburg and rumours today about Luiz Felipe from Lazio but can't see us getting him.

            Need a couple of CBs though, at the moment only got Cooper and Strujik as cover

    2. Brooksy86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      My team is... Identical.

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this lads?

    Mccarthy (Nyland)
    TAA, Dier, Vinagre, Justin (Lamptey)
    Salah, Auba, Ziyech, Armstrong (Greenwood)
    Mitrovic, Antonio (Davis)

    3.5 ITB, planning on doing Antonio to Martial for GW2, still got 1mil ITB to play with, any ideas how I could use this? Greenwood would obviously come in for GW2

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Could upgrade dier to Doherty with that extra million. Or Ziyech to Son for Spurs' nice start.

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Playing a one week GW 1 team with Pool defence double up so comes down to:

    A) Salah (LEE) (c) and ASM (whu)
    B) Auba (ful) (c) and Keita (LEE)

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

      I would say B, but Arsenal could be a bit disjointed if they don't get Ceballos back sharpish

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Evening, is doh to spurs looking like a done deal? Wanted some spurs cover so I’ll think I’ll leave him him my team

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yup - Talksport have announced it but think I would wait on something more reliable than that

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Ok great, hopefully he’s nailed, aurier is OK and I emphasise OK going forward but a total liability imagine most other spud fans will be happy to see him replaced

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah

      If you're looking for cover just get Dier/Davies at 1M cheaper

  7. Kimmich
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA - Dier - Vinagre (KWP - Johnson)
    Salah - Auba - Son - ASM - Soucek
    Werner - Ings (Brewster)

    Son/Soucek > Greenwood/Foden potentially. Soucek okay for a couple of games I think.

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Any Newcastle fans?

    With Dubravka out for several weeks, does this weaken the defence?

    1. Kimmich
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Little bit, Darlow not terrible but Dubravka always good on the saves.

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

      Defence wasn't particularly strong to start with but yeah, Dubravka is a better keeper than Darlow so it won't help.

  9. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Doherty leaving means Vinagre is a good pick again, while his ownership is high 16% atm (casusal dont know about Maitland-Niles lurking)

    Very bad news for us

    1. GreenWindmill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Not sure I follow, AMN is a right back isn't he? Why would that affect Vinagre? Was AMN expected to take over at left back for Wolves or something?

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He definitely played on the left a fair bit but they probably knew Doherty was gonna leave and that's why they've gone for him.

        1. GreenWindmill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Seems more plausible. Would have been interesting to see what happened if AMN signed and Doherty didn't leave. Plenty of Wolves fans I know think Doherty's strengths going forward don't make up for being the defensive weak link. Would have been a lot of fun to see the chaos when highly owned Doherty got benched 🙂

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

        Yep, that was the theory here. Doherty as RWB and Maitland as LWB.

        1. GreenWindmill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Interesting, I know he's played there a handful of times but I'd have been surprised to see him move to a team who wanted him there as a priority, especially only as cover for an injured player. Guess we'll never know.

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

      Going Justin over Vinagre personally.

  10. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Sounds odd, but now Doherty's at Spurs that leaves just Pool Big 3 as the premiums (Laporte aside) at the back

    TAA - VVD - Robertson
    Three of Auba - Sterling - KDB - Bruno

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

      will be on this eventually, trying to do it from the start?

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Toying with it

        Werner would have to become Ings (I think)

    2. TMF86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yep. Contemplating those 3 at the back as an option. Were in my first draft. Figuring out what I think re Doherty now

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Personally, I'm not interested in Spurs at all (maybe Son as a GW1 placeholder), but that's just me and process of elimination

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      i've gone round in circles, and after being set on the set-and-forget triple pool defence, along with doherty, i've ripped it up and gone 3 x premium mids with just TAA as an expensive defender, might change my mind again soon though 😀

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I'm with you. Currently thinking benching three City, have a poor GW1, but thinking Laporte, KDB, Sterling can make up for it

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

          i've got salah, mane and auba as 3 premium mids, and will plan mane to bruno gw2, and auba to kdb gw3, werner and mitro up top, taa + 4.5s in defence, can always revert to my original pool defence triple up later on if they're looking solid and cheaper performing mids show themselves as alternative options to the big premiums

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Sounds good. It's what I've used looked at minus Mitro, just going to ignore him and put that cash into defence

  11. TMF86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this:

    Ryan/4.0

    TAA/VVD/Doherty/Vinagre/5.5 (AWB longer term )
    Auba/ASM/Soucek/Fernandes/Salah (Changing to Sterling after GW1)
    Mitrovic/Wickham/Bamford

    Plan on playing 451 or 541

  12. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    RMT guys

    McCarthy
    Trent • Vinagre • Justin • Ferguson
    Salah • Mane • Auba • Armstrong
    Werner • Mitrovic

    (Nyland / Gordon / Taylor / Brewster)

    0.5ITB

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

      Ferguson (injured) -> Someone else

      Looks pretty good considering all the big hitters!

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

    I am keeping Doherty irrespective of his move to Spurs. Not many midfielders lurking around at 6m which will outscore him 🙂

    1. GreenWindmill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Always found this "find me a midfielder at price X who can match this defender" argument a bit weird. Applies to almost any half decent regularly starting defender.

      Won't be many 4.5m midfielders outscoring Charlie Taylor. So what?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Only just started the game but I don’t get it either, would stack up if you could choose 11 defenders but you’ve got to have 5 mids so at some point that line of thinking doesn’t stack up

        1. GreenWindmill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Exactly, in context of a specific team it can allow you to prioritise where to spend discretional funds but on a player by player basis it's irrelevant.

          And welcome to FPL, it will ruin your life 🙂

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Not so. This is exactly what Lateriser addresses in his article.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          It stacks up when you’re picking your last few starters and can define your formation

  14. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Don’t know why people don’t want Doherty now he’s gone to Spurs.

    In my team straight away (he was anyway even if he stayed at Wolves).

    Those fixtures, providing ammo for Kane and Son. 🙂

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yes. Wolves may be significantly weakened without Doherty and Spurs started to look quite good at end of the season.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      He's clearly not as good an option as in Wolves IMO. Probably will be less attacking and Spurs not as solid at the back.

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

        With Lloris back they are way better.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Spurs will be just as solid at the back as Wolves are

    3. Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Agree

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Will Mourinho allow him to get as far forward though?

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

        Did he not allow Aurier to get forward?

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          This is a good point haha

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          This.

          You have to wonder about some people sometimes....

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

            Lol

        3. Pasqualinho
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Nuno let Doherty get into centre forward positions, though. Mourinho sometimes doesn't even let Kane do that.

          1. sully29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Exactly.

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Doherty will go forward anyway, he’ll play his own game to his strengths

    6. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      i concur

    7. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Because I'm pretty sure his attacking stats will now regress and that was the main attraction of him as an asset.

  15. Cheeto__Bandito
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A) Kane Maddison
      B) Ings Son

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

        B

      2. sthelenslad92
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        B

      3. Hughes the Daddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        B

    • sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      What would you rather go with for your 4th & 5th midfielders:
      A) 6.0 & 4.5, e.g. Ward-Prowse & Stephens
      B) 5.5 & 5.0, e.g. ASM/Saka & Soucek
      C) 5.5 & 4.5 with 0.5 spare

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        If they are both playing B, otherwise C or Soucek and 1.0m.

    • Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Say Mitro gets 10 goals and 110 points for the season, good value?

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

        Id say he'd be around 13-14 goal mark this time round

      2. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        i'll doubtless not have him for the entire season so he just needs to perform well at whatever times i might have him, so hopefully pro-rata he'll have a better rate than 110points

      3. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He has got some amazing fixtures in the first 9 gameweeks. If he explodes out of the blocks before the eventual drop off in form he will be great value early on.

      4. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Yes.

        That’s what you want from your cheap 3rd striker. Anything else, in my opinion, is a welcome bonus.

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I think so
        He's my differential forward pick 🙂

    • Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Nice little earner for Bohemians. They should be on a decent sign on percentage for Doherty

      1. Mayor of Flair
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        10% of the fee I think

      2. Castiel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Supposedly 10% but saw that Spurs might be trying to make it player plus cash so might end being a bit less. Still a nice windfall for them

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 2 days ago

      RMT

      TAA Robbo Doherty Mitchell
      Salah Son Ziyech Soucek
      Kane Werner

      Bench: Nyland, Ferguson, Gordon, Brewster*

      Thanks

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Oops

        McCarthy in Goals

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Personally starting to feel like it’s going to an early WC, maybe as early as GW2 or GW3!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        *be

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        WC10 for me, hit those City/Liverpool fixture turns

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

        nah. wk 5

      4. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Join the GW 2 Hacienda Manchester triple ups with me!

      5. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah If one plans to use the free transfers to bring in City and Utd players in Gameweeks 2 +3 it leaves no room to remove any injured/suspended players or jump the early season bandwagons like Lundstram from last season without taking multiple hits

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          In fairness, taking a 4 point hit at the start of the campaign for players from Utd and Citeh isn’t exactly going to sink people’s season, now, is it!

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

      One thing is for sure, Doherty will be a massive upgrade for Spurs vs Aurier.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Depends on how well he adapts to a back 4

        Should be fine going forward, less so when defending

    • amitmishr
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Why no love for McGinn/grealish,,?

      I am thinking of McGinn in first wildcard, as manc players will be priority after gw1

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        For me - cos Villa.
        For many - cos, like Burnley, missing from GW1.

        1. amitmishr
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Yup agreed. Only issue is no real good 5.5 mid. Don't like asm, armstrong and soucek, but yes will have to pick 1/2 of them

    • sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Ziyech & JWP
      OR
      Greenwood & Jota

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Z and J

        1. sthelenslad92
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Can't afford that, otherwise I'd go for that. Both of those pairs cost £14 mil

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            J stood for JWP

            Ziyech and JWP

    • Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      In a 4-42 would you rather upgrade a 4.0 def to a 4.5 def or a 4.5 mid to a 5.0 mid?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        4.5 mid to 5.0 (Soucek)

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

        5.0 mid will not outscore a 4.5 defender.

      3. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        The defender. 5m mid - there's only one, with awful fixtures.
        4m defenders - all dodgy > 4,5 def - plenty of choice, can hop from one to another according to f&f

      4. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Always the defender.

      5. GreenWindmill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Too hard to generalise if you ask me, it depends upon the specific options available. If there's a regularly starting 4.0 defender for an ok team (Lundstram last year, AWB the year before) then you can probably upgrade the midfielder. If FPL have got their pricing right though then the extra 0.5 probably does more in defence.

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Thoughts?

      McCarthy
      TAA Robbo Doherty Mitchell
      Salah Son Ziyech Soucek
      Kane Werner

      Bench: Nyland, Ferguson, Gordon, Brewster*

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

      Any love for AWB?

      I find it easier to stomach benching a 5.5m def in GW1 rather than a 7.5m mid.

      1. amitmishr
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I think he will be a pretty decent addition. I am greenwood bench and don't have another alot for 5.5. will probably get him, bruno and sterling in first 5/6 weeks

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

        There does not seem to be any love for UTD defence. I won't be picking any either.

    • Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      This is affordable:

      TAA - VVD - Robb - KWP - Vinagre
      Auba - KDB/Sterling - Bruno - Soucek
      Ings

      .5

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        How do you get to Werner for example if he hits the ground running?

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Possibly ignore him tbh

          But there's several cash cows there to tap into. Did try squeezing Werner in

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I like it other than that caveat, Werner has high ownership already and if he scores well first GW a lot of people will be piling in. Perhaps Gomez for one of Robbo or VVD would give a bit more flexibility.

            1. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I think you're right. VVD can become Laporte, Ings to Werner

      2. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        a playing 4.0m defender would allow you Werner, Mitchell/Johnson being touted, but might be a risk obviously

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Yes, looked at this too

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Gradually coming round to the idea of a Salahless team.

      May not even bother with him in GW1 if Im only going to be dumping him for Bruno in GW2. Might just punt on Son for a week instead.

      There’s enough premium mid options now that not having Salah doesn’t require a couch to hide behind anymore.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Do you prefer Auba (ful) for the captaincy instead of Salah (LEE)?

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Yep, armband is on Auba.

          Leeds are far better than Fulham.

          Both will likely lose, but Fulham‘s defence should be breached often by Arsenal if they’re in the mood.

          Salah is in my team at the moment, but I’m likely to be shipping him out for Bruno in GW2 and then Auba to KdB in GW3.

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

        If you expect the other premium mids to outscore him, then it's very valid to go without. He's not that much more expensive than KDB though.

    • No Kane, No Gain!
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      With Messi looking like he may join Man City, is Aguero being massively overlooked? I have yet to see a single team with him, and he's the cheapest he has been in ages. Would surely nag more goals in a side featuring Messi, KDB & Sterling....possibly a steal at £10.5m

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I wonder how often Pep will want to play the two aging attackers together rather than opting for a player who can actually press effectively? Wouldn't be surprised if Messi's arrival sees more rotation for Kun.

        1. Bambi
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I feel sorry for Jesus in all this. Looked promising post lock-down

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

        Sterling looks most interesting IF messi arrives. All the defs doubling up the left side where messi/kdb play leaving sterling with space and tap ins a plenty.

        Although i doubt messi actually joins city

        Aguero could be great especially if jesus goes the other way.

    • Bambi
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Anyone else going all in with spurs?
      Doherty
      Son
      Kane

      Plan is Son and Kane to Martial and Bruno GW2 (-4)

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

        Already taking hits?

        1. Bambi
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Just proper preparation. Hits are not bad if calculated with time and information to plan ahead

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        How bad are you expecting Everton to be...