Pre-Season

The best premium FPL midfielders for 2020/21

Premium midfielders have probably been the most-discussed group of players since Fantasy Premier League relaunched in the summer.

The reclassification of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) has added to the wealth of options that Fantasy managers already have – and that’s before we even entertain the idea of Lionel Messi becoming a Premier League player.

In this piece, we’ll assess the merits of all 18 FPL midfielders who are currently listed between £7.5m and £12.0m inclusive.

We had previously looked at budget and mid-price midfielders in separate articles, along with budget goalkeepersmid-price/premium goalkeepersbudget defenders and mid-price/premium defenders.

Our rundown of the stand-out Fantasy forwards will follow soon.

Liverpool

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With the two Manchester clubs not in action in Gameweek 1, there’ll be plenty of interest in Liverpool’s premium duo for their opening-weekend clash against newly promoted Leeds United.

On paper, the decision has been made a little easier by Fantasy Premier League pricing up both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah at £12.0m.

Salah has, after all, outscored Mane for FPL points in each of the last three seasons, averaged more points per match in 2019/20 (6.9 v 6.3) and has the added bonus of being on penalties whenever James Milner (£5.5m) is not on the field.

Look a little closer though and the pair are more evenly matched than first appears with Salah only edging his teammate by one attacking return (29 v 28) in 2019/20.

If we remove substitute appearances and Mane’s infamous, injury-affected cameo in Double Gameweek 24, the gap is also much narrower when it comes to points per start (7.0 v 6.9 in Salah’s favour).

Their tallies for double-digit hauls, blanks and bonus points were also nearly identical last season.

The key difference is their shot count, with the Egyptian racking up over 50 more attempts on goal than his fellow premium midfielder.

Mane is therefore heavily reliant on maintaining a vastly superior goal conversion rate (as he has done in the last two seasons) in order to keep pace.

You can read much more on Liverpool’s two big hitters in a special comparison piece we published earlier this month.

Arsenal

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Aubameyang’s recategorisation as an Fantasy midfielder was perhaps the headline story upon the relaunch of FPL in August.

The Gabon international would have finished third in the FPL standings on 230 points had the positional reclassification come a year earlier and it would have raised Aubameyang’s points-per-match average from 5.7 to 6.4.

If we take that average and compare it to the other premium midfielders in FPL, the Arsenal talisman is around about mid-table along with Rashford:


Player2019/20 Points Per Match
Fernandes8.4
De Bruyne7.2
Salah6.9
Aubameyang (as a midfielder)6.4
Rashford (as a midfielder)6.4
Mane6.3
Sterling6.2
Son5.7

It could be argued that there is better value in the premium bracket, then, with Rashford (who admittedly seems to have lost penalty-taking duties) averaging the same number of points per match as Aubameyang last season but significantly cheaper.

While it would be hard to justify keeping the Gabon international for an entire season, he is a name to perhaps target for the “easier” fixtures – of which Arsenal have two to start the season with.

Almost 75% his attacking returns, 16 of his goals and all six of his double-digit hauls came against teams in the bottom ten last season.

Again, we’ll point you in the direction of our stand-alone piece on Aubameyang, which delved into his numbers in much greater detail.

Willian (£8.0m) and Nicolas Pepe (£8.0m) offer a substantial saving on Aubameyang but there are obvious reasons for that.

While Aubameyang is almost ‘nailed’ to start under Mikel Arteta, Pepe hasn’t been so far: in the 20 matches that his new manager oversaw, the winger was benched in seven of them.

Given that he could again be competing with Willian, Reiss Nelson (£5.5m), Bukayo Saka (£5.5m) and possibly Aubameyang down the right flank this season, even a starting price drop of £1.5m might not be enough of a carrot for FPL managers.

Pepe was heavily involved at set-piece situations last season but Willian looks set to challenge him at free-kicks and corners, which would further dent his appeal.

No midfielder now priced at £8.0m or less averaged more points per match (4.7) or scored more goals (nine) than Willian in 2019/20.

Creatively, only three current FPL midfielders supplied more big chances.

Again, though, we will have to see just how secure a starter the 32-year-old Brazilian is before taking the plunge – and whether he can somehow wrestle penalty-taking duties away from Aubameyang, as four of the ex-Chelsea winger’s nine goals last season came from the spot.

Manchester City

How De Bruyne and Sterling compare as FPL assets for 2020/21?

It’s difficult to split Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), despite the Belgian scoring almost 50 more FPL points than his teammate last season.

Essentially, De Bruyne massively overachieved based on the expected goal involvement (xGI) data and Sterling hugely underachieved.

That’s not to say De Bruyne’s returns are unsustainable, as his accuracy from range often makes a mockery of Opta’s predictions and the best players tend to exceed expectations year after year.

But rather, we’d expect Sterling to improve on what he did last season.

He was the only one of the current crop of £10.0m+ Fantasy assets whose xGI delta was in the negative and it was in the assist count that he really suffered, with just six of them arriving in 2019/20; he had averaged 15.3 per year over the previous seasons.

Our Premium Members article compares the two in finer detail but the crux of it is that Sterling poses the greater goal threat, with De Bruyne by some distance the more creative – and the Belgian is now seemingly first in line for penalties for the Citizens.

There’ll be few takers of Bernardo Silva (£7.5m), who has never hit double figures for goals or assists in his three seasons as the Etihad, but Riyad Mahrez’s (£8.5m) name is often thrown around in pre-season by those considering a cut-price route in the Manchester City attack.

The Algerian’s rate of attacking returns per 90 minutes (1.09) was better than Salah’s (0.88) and almost as good as De Bruyne’s (1.11) but full-game run-outs were few and far between for the Algerian, who started just 21 Premier League fixtures and completed only nine of them.

If we could be sure of starts for Mahrez then he would be a no-brainer at that price, but as it stands, he’s a high-risk, high-reward type of player who is equally capable of a blank in a 20-minute cameo as he is a 16-point haul.

His average of 5.3 points per match in 2019/20 was better than any other midfielder who now costs less than £9.0m, which underscores his potential.

City blank in Gameweek 1 and in truth their fixtures don’t get good until late-November, with six of last season’s top-half clubs to come before that point.

Manchester United

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We are spoilt for choice in the Manchester United midfield next season, with both Rashford and Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) reclassified ahead of 2019/20.

Those two players and Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) racked up 25 attacking returns between them in Manchester United’s nine post-restart fixtures, with the Red Devils galvanised by the Portugal international’s arrival in the final third of the season.

Fernandes’ points-per-match average of 8.4 looks unsustainable over the course of a full campaign but he could still do plenty of damage, especially as he seems to have wrestled control of penalties away from Rashford.

Even if we were to strip away spot-kicks completely (which arrived at a fierce rate for the Red Devils last season), Fernandes would still have averaged around 6.2 FPL points per match following his arrival – a very competitive figure.

There is also plenty to like about Rashford despite the winger losing the monopoly on penalties, with his expected goal involvement figure almost identical to Fernandes – who had the advantage of two extra spot-kicks – from Gameweek 30+ onwards.

This could be Salah v Mane part II: two midfield assets from the same club who are posting similar numbers in many departments, only one has penalty-taking duties on their side (we assume).

The difference in this case is that they are separated by one million in price.

Reliability of starts is something we can likely depend on with this duo, with Rashford and Fernandes lining up in every single Premier League match that they were available for.

Greenwood below-par and

Greenwood was the breakthrough act of last season but he did massively overachieve in the run-in, with the Opta eggheads suggesting he should have scored one goal – and not five – after lockdown ended.

The youngster will be heavily reliant on his deadeye finishing skills to keep pace with his more senior teammates if the underlying stats continue in the same manner but his main selling point is his price.

All of these appealing £9.0m+ heavy-hitters we’ve discussed in this article; we can’t afford them all.

That’s where the likes of Greenwood and Phil Foden (£6.5m) may come into play at their respective clubs, with both players unlikely to match their pricier colleagues for returns but getting plenty of game-time and acting as enablers for moves elsewhere.

United blank in Gameweek 1 but their fixtures thereafter look appealing, so contingency plans may be needed for their assets.

Our Premium Members article has a lot more on the United midfielders but you won’t find much on Paul Pogba (£8.0m), whose deep-lying playmaker status and loss of spot-kick duties have killed any interest in him from a Fantasy perspective.

The Frenchman indeed registered just one solitary shot in the box after the mid-June restart.

Chelsea

We already have two Chelsea assets at the bottom-end of the premium market and, if media rumours are to be believed, then Kai Havertz might be added to that pool.

The duo we already have to choose from are Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) and Christian Pulisic (£8.5m), the latter of whom was in excellent form towards the end of the campaign.

The American averaged 0.85 goal involvements per 90 minutes in an injury-affected season, which was almost as good as the figures that Salah and Mane posted.

His ability to ghost into dangerous positions caught the eye and Pulisic was third among players in this article for shots in the box per 90 minutes.

The problem for a large chunk of the season was pitch-time, with first form and then fitness an issue.

Willian and Pulisic make case for Chelsea double-up with Norwich on horizon

Returning from the treatment table after lockdown, Pulisic racked up nine attacking returns in as many games and he has been attractively priced for 2020/21.

Chelsea have some appealing fixtures to start the season but the injured USA international is “touch and go” to be ready, so we may have to bide our time with him initially.

Ziyech, with his dead-ball expertise, trigger-happy shooting and creativity from open play, is an exciting prospect, but we have had many of those from the Eredivisie and there is always the doubt over whether new signings from overseas will immediately settle in the English top tier.

Nevertheless, the momentum behind free-spending Chelsea is growing by the day and many FPL managers will be happy to take a punt on the new arrivals from the off.

You can read much more on Ziyech here in our Scout Report.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have one of the more favourable fixture schedules in the opening eight Gameweeks and how best to tap into it is a question many of us are asking.

Three of the Lilywhites’ midfielders fall into the £7.5m+ bracket this season, namely Son Heung-min (£9.0m), Dele Alli (£8.0m) and Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m).

Right off the bat, we’ll rule Bergwin out: the winger looks poised to share pitch-time with Lucas Moura (£7.0m) down the Spurs right and he only stared three of his side’s nine post-lockdown fixtures, with the Brazilian the more favoured option down that flank.

Alli had originally been a secure starter under Jose Mourinho, making the Spurs head coach’s line-up in 16 of the first 17 Premier League matches he oversaw.

Suspension and injury limited his involvement after lockdown, however, and Giovani Lo Celso (£7.0m) ended the season in Alli’s usual number ten position.

It’s worth keeping an eye on Spurs’ line-ups in pre-season to see if Lo Celso is moved back into a deeper role to accommodate Alli’s return, as the former MK Dons prospect is now available at his cheapest FPL price since 2015/16.

When he was a regular under Mourinho from Gameweks 13-29, Alli registered more ‘big chances’ than any other Premier League midfielder.

Son is where the main interest lies and he is the most-owned Spurs asset in FPL at the time of writing.

Despite his 2019/20 tally of 24 attacking returns being his best since moving to the Premier League, his starting price has dropped half a million from what it was a year ago.

The Korean would have gone close to his 2017/18 total of 178 points had he not missed a penalty and been dismissed twice and he also sat out eight Spurs games through injury or suspension.

Under the Special One, the South Korea international’s points-per-match average rose from to 5.1 to 5.9.

While there are more explosive players out there, Son was remarkably consistent throughout 2019/20: on only one occasion did he make more than two consecutive appearances without registering a goal or assist.

Spurs’ Europa League involvement (they are in continental cup action either side of Gameweeks 1-4) is an obvious caveat, with Harry Kane (£10.5m) the safest route into Mourinho’s attack amid the possible rotation.

The England striker also came out well in our Kane v Son comparison piece, although it’s always worth paying attention to Mourinho’s tactics as Son’s two most-recent double-digit hauls have arrived when playing centrally rather than out on the left.



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1,086 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I can't believe how many people I've seen NOT considering a GW3 WC.

    And I still don't understand why. The potential upside getting the right Chelsea, City and United assets early is huge.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      The transfer window will still be open, and an international break follows.

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yep - wont be playing WC till the deadline has passed!

    2. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      How many can you bring in though?

      You can only load up on City/Utd if you sacrifice your other premiums, otherwise just bring them in gradually with FTs or a -4 if you must.

      WC is for a complete team overhaul really, which you shouldn’t need to do after 2 weeks.

      (I’m not discounting it a strategy, it’s up to everyone to play how they want to, but it’s not something I think I’ll be doing)

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Hoping to get through without the need, got 1 MC and 1 MU in my week 1 squad, hopefully save a transfer in week 2. There is a big fixture swing in week 8 but generally, hoping to have a core squad of about 7 this year and use transfers to tinker around the edges.

    4. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      And if your current bunch perform....will you still WC??.
      Just asking

  2. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Chilling not putting together a team for the moment, will start looking in September

  3. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Morning all (from the UK)

    Thoughts on Tierney? Thinking of including him. Three good fixtures in the first 4 GW.

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I like him, but I have overall concerns about the Arsenal defence. Looks like it’ll be made up of 20 year olds who are new to the league (being mentored by David Luiz).

      Does his attacking potential outweigh those concerns? Not for me. Arsenal aren’t a team that rely heavily on crosses into the box. That’s an eye test opinion at least, maybe the stats fans can tell me otherwise.

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Really good points here. Lots to think about. Thanks for your reply mate!

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I like him but am thinking Leno offers a better value route in to their defence

  4. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    @christina
    what is your team and plan for start of the season? if you mind

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Taa, Auba, Salah, Son, Martial and Ziyech nailed in my team at the moment. Rest up in the air.

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Interresting! Are you planning on getting in KDB and Fernandes? If so, how?

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Will Messi be priced at 14?

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Will Messi leave Barcelona

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        If I was Barcelona I’d be unplugging the fax machine.

    2. Agger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I thought he was bluffing to try and get the president to resign.. the president resigned yesterday.. so I think we’ll hear soon that Messi stays

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He has? It's not been reported.

        1. Shaw must go on
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          yes he did

          1. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            The president retired? Not been reported as far as I can see.

          2. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            No just rumours. He didn’t resign (at least yet).

  6. Reyson
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Vinagre justin taa
    Salah auba maddison son asm
    Mitro werner

    Subs nyland kwp egan davis

    Gtg?

    1. vova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      think so yeah, very similar to my team.

      1. Reyson
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        But waiting on news whether doherty going spurs haha

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No. Lots of things can happen yet before the season starts.

  7. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Is there substance to the Doherty to Spurs rumours?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Very much so.
      Arsenal are asking for more for AMN that Wolves are getting for Doherty. Unfair!

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        AMN is a lot younger though. Also don't know contract situations...

  8. Shaw must go on
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Morning lads...hope everyone is well..
    i´m a daddy since last december 🙂 and therefore careless with fpl since then..
    Any thoughts on this:

    Ryan,Button
    Saliba,Taa,Vinagre,dier,4.0
    Soucek,Salah,Auba,Greenwood,Gordon
    Werner,Mitro,Ings

    1M itb for messi...haha

    Thanks in advance for any feedback...

    1. Sandesh_
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Check on saliba and vinagre...others good to go

      1. Shaw must go on
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        thanks buddy

  9. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Been stuck on this one for a while (36mins)

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Vinagre Saliba
    Salah Aubameyang Fernandes ASM
    Kane Mitrovic

    Button Soucek Johnson Brewster*

    Aubameyang will be come a city mid in gw3.

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Werner and rashford over Kane and fernandes would allow Robertson over Davies, worth it?

    2. The Minus Fours
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Ive Been on this team for a whole 24 hours now!

      Ramsdale(Nyland)
      B Davies/VVD/Tierney (Lamptey/Branthwaite)
      Salah/Auba/Bowen/ASM/Armstrong
      Ings/Vardy(Brewster)

      1.0 ITB....

      Thoughts?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        For pool I think it’s taa or double with robbo and vvd, A taa haul and CS will really hurt you where as if you have a double your covered somewhat

  10. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What to do with Brewster if he doesn’t go out on loan before GW1?

    Obviously still a chance he can as the transfer window will still be open...

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I’ll avoid him personally

    2. Morrissey1986
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      His in advanced talks at the moment with Sheffield United about a possible loan switch.

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Hopefully gets sorted before deadline then

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nothing. I've got a dead 4.5 striker anyway, so it would be a quick 'n' easy 1Ft for me.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I have him as my 2nd striker. If he does not go on loan he will come on for Firmino and perhaps even get starts. Origi has not even been on the bench in preseason so that is already a sign that Brewster will play.

    5. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You can't waste a Liverpool slot on him but if he goes to SU then he's straight in my team.

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        As a starter or on the bench?

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          On the bench mostly but if he actually starts games for SU then maybe start him sometimes and I can maybe sell Che Adams down to Kenan Davis (who Brewster would be replacing).

          1. davies
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Rotating with Soucek/4.5 defender looks good imo

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          If he starts some games that's a bonus. I'd be getting him as an upgrade on a 4.5 deadwood like Davis. Win-win.

  11. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Does anyone know how many points auba would have got last year as a midfielder?

    Am i crazy to consider holding him over salah (bringing in Sterling after city blank)

    Tough decisions!

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      22 more goal points, 10 more CS points, probably a bit less BPS. 230 give or take.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Think someone calculated at around 10-15 points more than as a FWD last season with the reduced bonus points offsetting the CS and extra goal points.

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        So basically I shouldn't get too excited, and just hold Salah between the 2 of them then!

        1. BNMC
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Who's to say he doesn't become a centre forward if Lacazette leaves? Could be OOP gold.

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Because Auba never plays centre forward under Arteta even when Lacazette isn’t in the team.

          2. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He gets into the right positions anyway - him moving centrally on the team sheet wouldn't make much difference.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Think it is 50/50 who has the better GW 1 fixture on paper but GW 2 is clearly in Auba's favour.

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    UTD apparently making a move for Grealish.

    Would anyone get him in if he goes?

    Also, PSG in talks with Messi.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      would be funny if Grealish is on peno's
      lol

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not me. Where would he play? Surely he'd be understudy to Bruno?

      1. vova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        could play on the wing I guess

    3. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No chance.

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No. Tbh I don’t understand why Utd would buy Grealish at all

    5. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      utd dont really need him. where would he fit in? wont be on the wings, midfield need matic to screen defence.

  13. vova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Are we still confident Vinagre is nailed on with Jonny out but Maitland-Niles coming in?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I dunno, avoid is my suggestion

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Don't think there's any connection there.

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No, but I've still got him. Will wait for the team news and find someone else if he's not in it.

    4. Shaw must go on
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      even more if doherty is leaving!!

    5. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      AMN has been playing on left under Arteta. All depends if Doherty stays

  14. Freund88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Doherty at Spurs hugely attractive to me. And opens up Vinagre without the Wolves double up.

    Mourinho sets up with all attacks down that right side. Aurier was ineffectual but Doherty will pick up a lot of assists and Spurs defence tightening up.

    1. davies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not imo

      Doherty is best at arriving in the box perfectly and scoring as opposed to crossing from deep like Aurier’s role

  15. Tree88
      1 month, 27 days ago

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    • Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      How are people getting Kun wk 3?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ings and VVD to Kun and Vinagre

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Is Kun back from his knee injury yet?

      3. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Depends on how well Vardy is doing.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          x

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            X

      4. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        May or may not, but if I do, it's a straight Kane>Kun swap.

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      AMN + Vinagre double up looking great value for 9.5 with Doherty leaving

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Until a new left back arrives.

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Probably still get a good few weeks out of him

    • OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What’s the best way into the wolves defender for 5m ifDoherty leaves ?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Saiss pops up with the odd goal.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Saiss - goal threat was decent prior to lockdown but dried up after

        1. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanks.

    • hackling22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      *First Post*

      Any thoughts please guys....

      McCarthy Nyland
      TAA Bellerin KWP Lamptey Ferguson
      Salah Auba Son Greenwood Ritchie
      Werner Mitro Brewster

      Plan to offload Bellerin and Auba following GW2 for Doherty and KDB. Play a 352 with KWP and Lamptey rotating.

      Thanks in advance

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Furgson has an injury and seems unlikely to start for Palace. I would elsewhere for a playing 4.0 defender if that's your intention for cover.

        1. hackling22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeh I did notice, makes finding a playing 4m defender even more difficult!

      2. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Doherty to Spurs might change your initial transfer plan a bit, is it? If he goes soon you can slot him in from the start...

        1. hackling22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeh if he goes to Spurs I imagine I’ll leave Bellerin out

    • vova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Where do you guys expect AMN to play?

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        RWB

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        RWB

      3. redsallstars
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        RWB if Doherty leaves. Possibly LWB as well, he has played on the left under Arteta. Did a great job v Traore when Ars played Wolves

    • ishansd
        1 month, 26 days ago

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      • Shaw must go on
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Any chance of Rodrigo cost less than 6M??

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Less? No, would say 25% 6.0, 70% 6.5, 5% 7.0

          1. amitmishr
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Would be a good bet at 6.5? Leeds are a pretty decent side

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Apparently Rodrigo is a pretty poor finished and doesn't take many shots to start with.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                *finisher (though 17/18 stands out)

              2. amitmishr
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Ok, thanks

          2. Shaw must go on
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            well,Mitro has PL experience is from a promoted team and cost 6M why would Rodrigo be more expensive??

            1. Shaw must go on
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Plus Rodrigo at benfica,valencia and spain was a good finisher .Not a killer but better than Bamford!!

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Cause he starts (started) regularly as CF for Spanish national team

              1. Shaw must go on
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                No, he's a bench player for Spain!!

      • Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        If Doherty and AMN transfer, would anybody still be considering Doherty? And will people be considering AWN as a wolves asset?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I would strongly consider AMN first. Doherty would be a wait and see how he is positioned by Mourinho but would expect the shots in the box to drop off, though this may be offset by more assists.

      • Rigid Digit
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I think this one might actually be sorted - no more tinkering (who am I kidding?)

        McCarthy / Nyland
        Van Dijk / Lindelof / Dier / Justin / Douglas
        Salah / Auba / Ziyech / Soucek / Ritchie
        Werner / Jiminez / Mitrovic

        No more tinkering?
        If Douglas goes to Celtic, I need another 4.0 / 4.5 Defender. and not wholly convinced by Ritchie

        1. vova
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Maybe Jimenez to a 4.5 striker and Ritchie to Son? I think that works out.

          1. Rigid Digit
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Could work - Brewster loaned to Sheffied Utd or Leeds could make that an option. Don't think there are any other 4.5s with a shout?

      • Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thoughts?

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

        1. vova
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Ferguson is injured, probably better to find another defender.

        2. redsallstars
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Mitchell looks decent option at moment for straight swap for Ferguson

      • Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A-Doherty-ASM-Kane
        B-Justin-Son-Jimenez

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          A

        2. vova
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I think I prefer A

      • dshv
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

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

        2.5 itb

        Gw2 son to bruno.

        Listen to your opinions ?

        1. vova
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          you would still have 1.0 ITB after doing Son to Bruno right? Maybe use that to upgrade Soucek?

        2. KwazyKing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'm looking at keeping son atm only player i like the look of from spurs atm not saw much from kan3 atm

        3. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Is SMN supposed to be
          A. ASM
          B. AMN
          C. A more brutal version of S & M ?

      • KwazyKing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thoughts on
        Mcarty / ryan
        Trent, KWP, soyu, Doherty / dougles
        Salah, auba, son, zych, souch,
        Ings / brewster, wickham
        Going 4, 5,1 using 2 transfers gw3 prob change a defence and bring in Fernando's
        First draft at a 4,5,1

      • amitmishr
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What do you think of a kante-de gea or mount-henderson swap. Solves problems for both teams

        1. Mayor of Flair
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I would take Kante for Henderson

      • merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Choose the best combo:

        A) Ziyech Ings
        B) Werner Maddison

        Or you are free to suggest better alternatives 🙂

        1. Mayor of Flair
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          A