Pre-Season

The best budget FPL forwards for 2020/21

Finding value among the budget Fantasy Premier League forwards looks to be a tricky task on first glance.

The fact that Divock Origi (£5.5m), who was handed just seven Premier League starts in 2019/20, and David McGoldrick (£5.5m), who didn’t find the back of the net until Gameweek 35+, scored more FPL points last season than any other forward now available for less than £6.0m paints a picture in itself.

We are certainly stretching the definition of ‘best’ in this article, then, but we’ll endeavour to find one or two cut-price assets who can perhaps serve a purpose as bench fodder in 2020/21.

Mid-price and premium forward guides will follow, while you can read our run-through of the best goalkeepers, defenders and midfielders via the links at the bottom of the page.

£4.5m Bench Fodder

With only four £4.5m forwards to choose from at the time of writing, anyone in the market for next season’s Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) may be left disappointed.

Conor Wickham (£4.5m) and Indiana Vassilev (£4.5m) didn’t manage a single Premier League start between them in 2019/20, with the Crystal Palace striker farmed out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday in January.

The pair might well leave their respective clubs this summer, either on a permanent basis in Wickham’s case or on loan in Vassilev’s, but it’s always worth monitoring pre-season minutes on the offchance of any increased involvement.

Keinan Davis (£4.5m) was more involved than Vassilev at Aston Villa in 2019/20, playing a part in all of his side’s final 11 league fixtures and starting four of them.

The return to fitness of Wesley (£6.0m), whenever that might be, or the arrival a new acquisition will likely shunt him down the pecking order but Mbwana Samatta (£6.0m) has not yet really made a convincing case as the Villans’ lone striker, so there could be hope yet.

Perhaps the most exciting prospect is Rhian Brewster (£4.5m).

Yet to play a minute of league football for Liverpool and unlikely to be anything other than an occasional substitute if he does stay on Merseyside, he would nevertheless be a name to consider if he left the Reds for another top-flight club on loan or in a permanent deal this summer.

His pre-season form and goals for Swansea City last season have only increased his stock, with Sheffield United said to be among the teams sniffing around.

Newly Promoted Options

If the new season was to begin today with no other new arrivals, then Patrick Bamford (£5.5m) would be one of the budget forwards we could likely rely on for game-time.

The Leeds United striker started 43 of the Whites’ 46 Championship matches last season, scoring on 16 occasions and banking two assists.

Question-marks over his efficiency and his ability to cut it at a higher level have dogged the former Chelsea and Middlesbrough forward for some time, however, with his four previous stints in the Premier League resulting in lots of bench-time and one solitary goal.

Indeed, his poor goal conversion rate of 11.2% in the English second tier last season doesn’t bode well, nor does the fact he wasted over three-quarters of his ‘big chances’.

That lack of a clinical streak looks to have prompted transfer activity from Marcelo Bielsa, with Leeds heavily linked with Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno at the time of writing.

There’s not much to write home about when it comes to West Bromwich Albion forwards, either.

Kenneth Zohore (£5.0m) may be surplus to requirements or third-choice at best, while Charlie Austin (£5.5m) and Hal Robson-Kanu (£5.5m) shared game-time and goals (ten each) in Albion’s promotion-winning campaign.

Austin and Robson-Kanu were benched on a combined 44 occasions last season as Slaven Bilic alternated between the pair, which will set alarm bells ringing among FPL managers.

Austin is the more natural poacher of the two, with the former Southampton man recording almost twice as many big chances as any other Baggies’ player.

Robson-Kanu’s graft saw him become the go-to striker from November onwards, however, with 22 of his 24 starts coming from the Championship equivalent of Gameweeks 16-39.

Austin took four of West Brom’s seven penalties in 2019/20, with Zohore (two) and Robson-Kanu (one) responsible for the others.

Bobby Decordova-Reid (£5.5m) was listed as a forward by FPL upon the game’s relaunch but he has seldom started as the spearhead of the Fulham attack.

The versatile Decordova-Reid was deployed as an Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m) stand-in, a winger, a number ten, a second striker and even a deeper central midfielder in 2019/20.

A total of 11 substitute appearances suggests that he might be a significant rotation risk but he became a more permanent feature in the second half of the campaign, starting 24 of the Cottagers’ final 27 matches in the league and the three subsequent Championship play-off games.

Decordova-Reid also registered twice as many big chances as any other Fulham player bar Mitrovic, although only a quarter were converted and he scored on just six occasions all season.

The Best – and Worst – of the Rest

It really is slim pickings elsewhere, with Davis, Bamford, Wickham and Brewster the only sub-£6.0m forwards to feature in more than 5% of FPL squads at present.

Divock Origi (£5.5m) will be reliant on an injury to one of Liverpool’s front three for meaningful game-time and even then, the likes of Brewster, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.5m) and Takumi Minamino (£6.5m) could still get the nod ahead of the Belgian if unavailability does strike one of the Reds’ regulars.

FPL managers might have tolerated Graham Potter’s unpredictability had Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) remained at £4.5m but, after a starting price rise of one million, there will be little appetite in the Fantasy world for a player who made just 14 starts in 2019/20.

The ageing Glenn Murray (£5.0m) and the out-of-favour Florin Andone (£5.0m) are even less likely to get pitch-time at the Amex.

January signing Leonardo Campana (£5.0m) hasn’t yet played a minute for Wolves and Leo Bonatini (£5.0m) spent last season on loan in Portugal, while Burnley’s Matej Vydra (£5.0m) looks set to be back in his usual role as fourth-choice striker with the Clarets’ other forwards returning to fitness.

Might Andy Carroll (£5.5m) have an Indian summer in FPL this season?

An injury to Dwight Gayle (£6.0m) looks set to keep the Newcastle United striker out for “months”, leaving Steve Bruce with just Carroll, the misfiring Joelinton (£6.0m) and the completely overlooked Yoshinori Muto (£5.0m) as his striking options for the upcoming campaign.

The Magpies may well make a move for another forward after that Gayle blow but, given Mike Ashley’s belt-tightening reputation, it wouldn’t be a complete shock to see no further incomings on Tyneside.

Even then, there wouldn’t be too many takers given Carroll’s injury-prone reputation and surprising shortage of goals (he hasn’t scored since April 2018).

Injuries have also dogged Christian Benteke‘s (£5.5m) career and, true to form, he is working his way back from a broken foot at the time of writing.

He did start nine matches either side of lockdown, scoring twice and grabbing an assist, and does appear to be in Roy Hodgson’s plans when available.

But availability is often the stumbling block with the Belgian and, on top of that, he has averaged only two goals scored in his last three seasons of Premier League football.

Callum Robinson‘s (£5.5m) FPL flame briefly flickered in 2019/20, with the-then “out-of-position” midfielder enjoying some early-season appearances up front for Sheffield United.

Falling down the pecking order in South Yorkshire and moving on loan to West Bromwich Albion in January, he could be a name to monitor if he does make the move to the Hawthorns permanent.

Robinson spent most of his time on the left flank of a 4-2-3-1 under Slaven Bilic and was thrust straight into the starting XI upon his move but, after nine successive starts, was dropped to the bench in the next seven games.

He returned on the final day – surprisingly as a central striker – against QPR and two of his five attacking returns for the Baggies came in that 2-2 draw with the Rs.

David McGoldrick (£5.5m) will surely still be in Chris Wilder’s plans come Gameweek 1, having ended the season as a regular partner to Ollie McBurnie (£6.0m) up front.

No budget forward in this piece started more games (22) or played more minutes (1,822) than McGoldrick last season but his dismal conversion rate (he wasted 15 of his 17 big chances and scored just twice) and Wilder’s penchant for a spot of rotation in attack are compelling downsides.

Another year and another entry for Shane Long (£5.5m) in our budget forwards article, although the Irishman has been handed a small price rise of half a million.

Long and Michael Obafemi (£5.0m) are two of three strikers, the other being Che Adams (£6.0m), who will be competing for a spot alongside Danny Ings (£8.5m) in the Southampton attack next season.

The fact that these three attackers racked up 43 substitute appearances between them in 2019/20 underscores the uncertainty up top, although Long had been a regular before lockdown, starting all but one of the matches he was available for between Gameweeks 15 and 29 – and even that one benching came off the back of an injury.

With little to play for after football resumed in June, Ralph Hasenhuttl brought Adams (four starts) and Obafemi (three starts) back into the fold and it’ll be interesting to see if either of them has usurped Long as Ings’ strike partner come the opening weekend.

Adams was the man in form prior to the end of the campaign, scoring four goals in the final six Gameweeks, and it may well be that Long and Obafemi are reduced to impact substitute roles at the beginning of 2020/21.


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1,004 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Rhian

  2. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Werner or Vardy?

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

      Either

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

      I like Vardy for the first 2, gives you time to see how Werner settles in, easy downgrade from Vardy to Werner if need be.

  3. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What are we saying about Wolves defense after Doherty departure? Do we still expect them to be tight at the back?

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

      Yes

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

      Yep

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Who plays right back now in his abscence?

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

        I'd imagine Maitland-Niles will make that RWB slot his own once that transfer goes through - from gameweek 1 though I'm not sure

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

      Yeah but Boly the best option now

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I think their 3 CBs were the key to their success.

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

        They could keep even more CS without Doherty now if they play a proper defensive full back instead of him

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yes agreed. Definitely having Vinagre he looks nailed now unless they sign a LWB. Don't think Maitland-Niles can play there as he's right footed.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            He just did play there twice didn't he? and did well enough

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

            He can play LWB just fine, he did it in the FA Cup Final.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              So you're saying they sign a right footed LWB to bench Vinagre and then have no one WB for the right wing?

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

                They're trying to sign Correia

              2. majkarica92
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 3 days ago

                And when Jonny comes back, thats make 3 of them with left foot.

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

            I'm not so sure. Wolves losing good players and not strengthening. I was considering a double-up at the back but it's a wait-n-see now. I've still got Vinny for now due to his price, but that's all.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah I'm off the double up for now but would still like to have atleast one of their wingbacks given their fixtures. If they do look solid I wouldn't mind doubling up later down the line.

    6. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He is their worst defender anyway.

  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    It really is Mitro or bust around 6.0

    Not sure Che Adams will really compete

    6.5 brings a few more into the net though - Wood & Antonio Maybe

    Mitro looks a bit like Soucek though in that they’ve thrown us a bone with the pricing to make them viable cheap options

    Laporte for 6.0 should do better Han any of them though, I would’ve said Doherty as well but not sure how spurs move changes things

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Agree with that I've got 1m in the bank after downgrading Doherty to Davies and I really can't find any replacement for Mitro that I'm happy with.

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

        If Everton get the likes lf Rodriguez, Allan, Doucoure I'd consider DCL

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Not much time left to get them in before start of the season and gel them in with the team. Let's see.
          Looks like wait & watch for now.

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

      For me, there's the options from 8.5 and above, and below that dross not worth bothering with. Either go one or two up top and put 1 or 2 4.5s on your bench.

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

      Not so sure about the bust part

      Barnes at 6.0 feels quite possibly the equal. Is he that worse an option than Wood? Don’t see Fulham being any more attacking than Burnley.

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

        Barnes too actually yeah forgot about him - very useful player at times

    4. fuzzymike
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      There's no love for Ayew?? 132 points last season and 4th in season value.

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'm actually favouring Adams over Mitro atm. He was excellent post-restart! I don't think the gap between him and Ings is as big as 2.5

      Will of course be keeping an eye on pre-season!

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

    Justin and Martial
    or.
    Doherty and Greenwood

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      D&G

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        what if a RW is signed?

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

          Then sell Greenwood

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Then find a replacement for Greenwood

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

      A

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

    Any decent midfield pick in 6-8m price bracket? Other than Greenwood, it feels like a hit and miss territory! 😮

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

      1/2 Messi

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

        you will get 1/2 his points when he scores

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

          Not interested in 1/2 or even 1/3rd 😀

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

      Pereira from West Brom could be an option, excellent stats in the Championship and their tailsman. Bilic's tactics are rather attacking too, and they've got decent fixtures. I'd consider jumping on them for the first 10 or so weeks while they've got life in them before they start getting thrashed every week

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

        Are you sure about those fixtures being good, especially for a promoted team?

        I haven't really looked at WBA tbh, don't know how good/bad they are but feels like one of those teams from which you never own a player 😀

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

          Leicester (H) is pretty good considering the defensive form and not having Evans. Everton Chelsea afterwards are tricky but then there is Brighton Burnley Southampton Fulham which is around the best one could hope for for their level

          Agree, they're a Championship team at best but perhaps their is value to gain in getting on the typically strong early start before the PLs quality catches up to them

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

          From what I've seen their strikers are all piss poor

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Completely agree. I'm most likely starting without a MID in that price bracket and it's probably the first time I'm doing it in 6 years. That price bracket is a deadzone atm.

      Same thinking for 6.5-7m strikers.

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

        Agreed. Was thinking of getting 1m from Doherty downgrade and invest in upgrading Armstrong but their aren't really any player that I would like to get.

        Maybe Bowen? Them fixtures, sigh...

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I've made the same downgrade and got 1m in the bank as well struggling to use it.

          I'd really like Bowen if they had good fixtures. But already got Soucek and a bit worried about the number of wide players they have although he should be first choice.

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

          The cheap options from midfield and forwards is like a minefield.

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Foden has to be the answer but that assumes that's going to get plenty of pitch time. If he does then we have ourselves an FPL player of immense promise.

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

        Would be nice if their is some pattern in his starts. For some reason, I feel B. Silva is the one who will play more.

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

      I'm going with Foden and taking the benchings.

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

        I'm looking at that - edging away from Bruno/Greeie and doing KDB/Foden for the same price.

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

        I think Foden with Soucek first bench is a good option for 11.5

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

          I've got both. It's fine if Foden starts, but not so great for his 15 minute 1-point cameos.

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

      It will be even worse once Ole has signed a RW. Would depend on which player arrives for UTD but if it is going to be an expensive player like Sancho, then Greenwood becomes less tasty at 7.5.

      I am still undicided about Pereira, will wait and see how he does. ASM does not interest me and based on this past season, Armstrong is not fully nailed.

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

      Think I'll take my chances with Pereira if I can find 0.5 over ASM

    8. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Greenwood, Barnes and Foden are my top 3 there

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

      Grealish

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I have also been considering him.

    10. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nope, either go lower for ASM/soucek/Armstrong or upwards towards Ziyech & above

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

      JWP a decent option for his price.

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

    Looking at the above comment, is it reasonable to say that Wolves' success is down to the system more than the players? Losing both wingbacks has placed doubt for me but it's more than possible the team performs just as well without them.

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

      Yes, but takes time for players to fit comfortably into a new system, which is why I'd want to wait and see.

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

        Can't really afford to do that imo, better to take the risk and grab the players early

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

          Some risk at the beginning of the season is justifiled in my opinion - go for it!

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If the system matters more than the players why would them losing players affect them lol

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

        I was considering the impact of losing two first choice wingbacks back to back which is always a drawback

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

      Depends how important that player is for proper execution. Say, Boly gets injured/suspended, then its likely to have impact on output.

      Allison/Van Dijk are important to their system, doubt their CS would drop if Trent/Robertson are the one missing.

      I feel Boly and Coady are core of their defense, other can be replaced.

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

    Mccarthy nyland
    Taa saliba davies vinagre mitchell
    Salah son auba soucek asm
    Mitrovic werner davis

    Have 1m itb after 1.5 gw2 son to bruno

    Where to spend 1mil ?

  9. boogle
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone have experience of a large draft bidding league?? Playing one for the first time with the max 16 teams so finding it difficult to decide on a strategy. Am I best off avoiding the biggest names and concentrating on securing some less popular players (Firmino, Ziyech, Gomez, JWP, Jesus etc)

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

      Jesus will be part of any deal to bring in Messi. Avoid for now.

      1. boogle
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers for the tip!

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    How's this draft looking?

    McCarthy, Button
    TAA, KWP, Vinagre, Taylor, Douglas
    Salah, Auba, Son, ASM, Souchek
    Werner, Ings, Davis

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

      Copy and paste the č so you have it when needed 🙂

    2. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      about as template as it gets

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Very template but I'm not criticising. I wouldn't like having to play one of Soucek or ASM every week though is what puts me off.

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

    Oh the irony... Overwhelmed by FPL Chaos© this week. First the fixtures, ruining what I felt was a beautifully balanced team with FOUR premium midfielders, but now some crazy transfers (Doherty) and bizarre quarantine shenanigans (AWB knew he'd have to put his feet up before he flew out).
    I've not touched my draft in a week.

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

    Thoughts on my Manc heavy GW2 side?

    McCarthy (4.0)
    TAA Laporte Boly (Vinagre 4.0)
    KDB Fernandes Greenwood Foden Soucek
    Werner Martial (Brewster)

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Too much United imo

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

        Would prob downgrade Martial for GW4

  13. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Choose:

    A) Werner, Mitro, Bruno, JWP/ASM (0.5/1m itb)
    B) Kane, Mitro, Bruno, ASM
    C) Werner, Martial, Ings, ASM
    D) Werner, Martial, Ziyech, ASM (0.5 itb)

    Cheers 🙂

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      C

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

      C

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

        or A with JWP.

  14. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Rumours, from Goal.com lol.

    Man City offer three players for Messi
    13 hours ago
    01:20

    Swap deal could be tempting ahead of Barca rebuild
    Manchester City are ready to offer three players to Barcelona in exchange for Lionel Messi, according to Sport.
    It is claimed Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Eric Garcia will be offered to the Catalans.
    Barca have been linked with all three players in the past, and had reportedly made an offer for Garcia this month.

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

      Just rumours, but it actually makes perfect sense.

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

        Bernardo Silva leaving would really help Foden minutes

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

          Very good point - let the GOAT come!

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

          Not really - they still have Mahrez

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

          Even worse for FPL if everyone will go with Messi(c) + Foden. Unless he is priced at 15, or totally flops....

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      That's a good deal for Barca.
      All relatively young players.

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

      What a stupid business that would be 😆 I wouldn't even give Jesus in exchange for him, let alone all 3! 😀

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

        I get the impression that you're not a fan ....

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

          Never a fan of giving up on young players in exchange of oldies who probably won't stay for more than couple of years.

          Aguero and Garcia plus cash is what I would offer (at best)

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

      0 chance this happens

      Garcia will leave though

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

      Those three plus 100 million euro according to the Spanish media

      https://www.sport.es/es/noticias/barca/city-prepara-oferta-por-messi-8090034

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

        That's probably doable. Extra global advertising/media/fan interest would cover much of that.

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

      May as well chuck Otamendi and Stones in there too

    7. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Pretty sure Barca will prefer the cash, so they can waste it per usual.

  15. FPL Polecat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I think Bamford will start even if Leeds sign Rodriogo - at £0.5m less than Mitro and in a team that will create more chances that saving could be used to good effect elsewhere. I think he's the cheapest guaranteed starter

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He missed more big chances in the Championship than he will ever get in the PL.

      1. FPL Polecat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Oh he'll miss a few! But he is good for a few goals and assists, especially compared to what's below him. Leeds excellent on the counter and will have more chances to do that this season. I just think it's not worth outright dismissing when no one else lower than that is guaranteed to start

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Exactly, Bamford is value at 5.5! And I think he will be over 6.0 in no time when goals are coming.

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

      He is. But if it's for your bench, why not get a 4.5. If it's for your starting line-up, why do you want a guaranteed persistent 2-pointer?

      1. FPL Polecat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I guess, if the money is there you know you've got points to cover pep rotation or a late injury. I also think he will be good for 10 goals this season

    3. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Correct, Rodrigo wouldn't start until the end of October. That's Bielsa's philosophy on integrating new players.

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

    McCarthy
    TAA KWP Laporte Vinagre
    Mane Son Aubameyang Stephens
    Ings Jimenez

    Button, Johnson, Bissouma, Davis

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

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

    1. One Wheels Enough
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I guess you don't count Son as a big hitter

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

        Just think them 3 are the must have mids for this season. What you think?

  17. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts please? 🙂

    McCarthy - Steer
    TAA - Vinagre - Taylor - Justin - Branthwaite
    Salah - Aubameyang - Son - Soucek - Stephens
    Werner - Ings - Mitrovic

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nice team.

      Mitro, Son & 4.5def to Martial, ASM & 5m def worth considering.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers

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

      I'm not convinced by the Werner love but otherwise looks good

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Gotta have a Chelsea attacker to start with

        Werner on pens looks enticing

        Easy switch to vardy/ Jimenez if it fails

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

          I know Chelsea are goals galore but aren't you worried about waiting to see where Werner shakes out position-wise?

          I also have Ings & Mitro (think they're good value) and I'm unsure about having to shift funds from FWD > MID if I've got the wrong chelsea player.

          Probably just me reacting emotionally to what feels like 100% posters putting Werner in their teams though!

          1. pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Werner looks good for team balance

            Like I said easy switch to vardy or Jimenez

            I won’t need to transfer funds to midfield as I have 3 big hitters there and can swap them around for Manchester players

            Werner should be the focal point. If it fails I would just get Jimenez on a FT

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

              all very fair points! I'll certainly be regretting if he ends up the real deal

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

      Justin and Vinagre are transfers waiting to happen

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

        The diffference is that Justin WILL be replaced when Pereira is fit. Vinagre will be OK if no other LB/LWB is signed - but we can wait and see intil Sept 12th. No harm in that.

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

          Jonny will be back?

          1. pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Long term injury

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

              Oh yeah but they will look to sign a LB

              No chance they try to compete for top4 without a back up

              1. pundit of punts
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Don’t think so

                When Johnny gets fit, they won’t want 2 LBs sitting on the bench doing nothing.

                Someone from the academy will just fill in johnny’s absense

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

            ACL takes a long time to heal. Vinagre should be OK for a few months if he's not replaces with someone else..

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        2 defenders at risk of not starting imo

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Vinagre is safe. See above.

          Justin I’d want for the first few games only. Then an easy swap or maybe WC.

      3. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Vinagre is safe. Jonny our long term.

        Justin should be good for the first 4 gws. Wc after that.

    4. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Looks alright but you defence needs at least £1.0m more pumping into it.
      I'm not a fan of Mitro, I'd either drop to Bamford and save £0.5m, or spend £0.5m to get Wood.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers

        Blank for wood to start with

        Is Branford nailed?

        I like my defense cheap to start with. Plenty of value in the 4.5m defs if they can be bought and sold at the right time.

  18. Mondeo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who gets more points over the first 10 GW (ignore the fact they're different positions):

    A) Robertson
    B) Ziyech/Pulisic/Havertz (whichever you prefer)

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

      B - Pool have tough fixtures

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

        cheers think you're right now I look closer

    2. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ziyech

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

        reckon he's the one? currently got Willian in there as a placeholder

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

    What's the latest on Rashford, pulled out of England squad due to injury he's been carrying, do we think he'll be ready for the start of the season ?

  20. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Werner or Kane?

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

      Kane - proven in PL

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

        oof but then you need to ask Kane vs Son!

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

          post restart Kane has better stats than Son

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

            sure but he also costs more for the privilege!

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

              Doesn't matter if you cap him

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

                haha very true

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Kane over Son all day.

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

      Both

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        This kind of answer doesn't help really , no offense.go for Kane then of he doesn't perform easy switch

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

          I agree, his question was just dumb so I didn't feel like answering it properly - though I do have both! Needs to have more info like team structure, if the extra 1.0 benefits anywhere else, when will he WC, his plan for the opening GWs etc

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Looks like someone is triggered! LOL 😀

            You're dumb if you think this a dumb question.

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            And also what the hell does my wildcard have to do with choosing between Kane & Werner or my plan for the opening gameweeks?

            Don't reply to my posts I think you have no knowledge about football looking at your replies.

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

      Am i allowed to say Vardy?

    4. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Kane I think, though I'd loved to have seen 1-2 preseason games from him
      Thing is if Kane plays, it dilutes son a lot & enhances Alli
      Might go Kane & mount/Ziyech

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

    Leicester looking at Tagliafico and Robin Gosens as Chilwell replacements.

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

      replacement*

  22. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Would love to hear about the conundrum of benching City\Utd players for the first GW -
    For me, the answer is whether I prefer 1 of the premium players ahead of the other.

    When I am getting Bruno instead of Salah and bench him, my team looks way better with Double pool defense.
    For the long term, I would prefer Bruno ahead of Salah. So currently i am leaning to this strategy, but the FOMO of not having Liverpool attacking player is killing me.

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

      I agree and feel the same. Double Liv defence + alternative premium looks best. But we will be living in fear of Mane/Salah hauls.

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yes, and i will want at least to utd players for CRY at home, So will be ahead of the pack with no hits.

    2. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If Salah scores 12-16 points vs Leeds, what'll you do then?

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

        He could also blank and get 2 points

        1. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Quite unlikely given his home record

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

            New side + Bielsa - anything can happen

      2. LangerznMash
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I really don't see Leeds conceding more than one goal.

        1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Look below, this what i am looking for, can Leeds defend tight and be a challenge for pool?

      3. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        This is my fear, although he still looked sloppy.
        In addition, Chelsea and Arsenal next, can't see him score that big.

        It will be very beneficial if Leeds fans could shade some light their thoughts on that game. Can Leeds hold Liverpool, how can this game progress? Do they sit back ?

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Probably just bank the upside & move on?

        As in - those GW1 "blanks for mancs" might just act as an inadvertently fortuitous way for those who had originally planned to go with Bruno or KDB over Salah to tap into one of Salah’s hauls “for free”

        Believe it or not - when it comes to "hauls"... he really only has two big ones going back quite a while

        - Home to Huddersfield GW36 2018/19 - 2G 1A - 18 points April'19
        - Away to Brighton GW34 2019/20 - 2G 1A - 18 points Jul'20

        Beyond those two mega hauls that it was really just 7 double returns (each between 12-14 points - still very solid scoring obvs - but for 12.0+ you want that)

        Then the remaining 40 (!) appearances were either blanks (23 thereof) or lots of little 5-8 pointers (17 thereof)

        Since GW24 of 2018/19 for example he has:
        - 49 Appearances (48 starts, 1 sub)
        - 2 treble returns
        - 7 double returns
        - 17 single returns
        - 23 blanks

        But who knows what his next 50 games will be like - he could get back to 300-point Mo, 260-point Mo, or stay around 230-point Mo - should be interesting!

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

          His xG is around 20.66 and Pool have a stable defence. No chance he will be a 300-point Mo again

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

            That season does begin to look more & more like an outlier, particularly when stacked up against the ~76 games he's played after it

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

              Yep - Pool's leaky defence

        2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You put here some good points. I couldn't write my eye-impression more accurately from the points you wrote here.
          The amount of those 5-8 pointers is what I can afford, and this strengthens my strategy going Salahless.

          Of course, you can't predict what his next 50 games would look like - but i am willing to take the gamble.

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

            The devil's advocate position obviously is though - he is so much more effective at home - and at home to a newly promoted side really does look like Salah game!

            Personally I'm still undecided too fwiw - but leaning towards a one week Salah captaincy then FT to Bruno GW2, will see how things go

            1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yea, let's see how things go.
              Can see him bang tomorrow in the community shield and I get him like a puppy lol

        3. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          My worry is KDB/Bruno captaincy rotation doesn't look good for home matches for the first 7-8 gameweeks. Think we need another captaincy option to rotate with them.

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

            I've worked that out. Kane is the missing piece.

        4. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Interesting, though I'll not be selling Salah if I get kdb, Aubameyang will go, thing is how well will city do against wolves? Specially being an away game, I'd like to think you can go without city in such a game
          Double pool defence is a bit much for me, Liverpool do concede the odd goal quite often

          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I like the attacking full-backs, I watch the game and enjoy how far they on the pitch.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I feel ,and it's my opinion, that fernandes has overperformed last season. He looked also very tired for the last few games and with hardly a break between the Europa League and the start of the season not sure how fresh he will be. Between the 2, Salah 100% for me. Imo 🙂

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks for sharing your opinion.
        I will have to disagree on that mate, everything UTD does go through Bruno, he has penalties in his locker, he can shoot from long distance, he can be a good attacker in counter-attacks - And he is 1.5 less the Salah.

    4. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Also, couple of things to consider, city have a really tough game in GW2, don't think no city in GW2 will cause too much damage &
      Don't think United will blow away palace easily, Greenwood is also a factor

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yea, I think i can wait with city. But United have shown they can destroyed bottom table sides so I want them fast.

  23. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If Leicester aren't able to sign a LB, Thomas looks a better option than Justin?

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

      They will sign, they don't have back ups and they are in EL

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Really like Leicester defence for first few weeks

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

          Just wait for sometime, you'll know if they sign someone or not.

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

      yes for sure, thomas nailed on if no signings. ricardo to replace justin when fit

    3. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      They will sign someone. Thomas looked out of his depth when he came in.

  24. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If arsenal sign Gabriel, does that improve or dissuade from Saliba?

    Just can’t tell if he’s guaranteed starts

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

      Gabriel is LCB, Saliba RCB

    2. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Gabriel, Saliba and Luiz will be the starting back three I would have thought.

  25. Young Lingard
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Can anyone give an insight to how spurs have been lining up in their friendlies I own son but may look at alternatives options
    3-5-2 ?
    Or Are they looking like the 4-3-2-1 that poch had them well setup in
    I can’t recall how they ended the season but I’m also wondering where Davies and doc might play

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

      Friendlies had no Kane so far so I don't think that system will be used

    2. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      How did their front three or advance players lineup . I guess Dele will be a factor also if he’s back in the mix

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

        Son Alli and Moura were the front 3

  26. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    No matter how many drafts I do I still think this is my best one so far and always come back to this. Thoughts?

    McCarthy
    TAA Dier Vinagre KWP
    Salah Auba Son ASM
    Werner Ings

    4.0; Lamptey, Gordon, Brewster

    1. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Worry about Forster?

      1. aapoman
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Not at the moment. Hopefully will have more information closer to the deadline.

  27. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone going Werner and Ziyech? Pulisic out and they’re probably the best in their price points

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

      Have had both since day 1. Very attacking and creative system with 3 easy fixtures in the first 4, no-brainer to me.

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

      No one knows how the new XI will gel

  28. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Also, Son and Ziyech or Mané and a cheaper option?

    First looks more promising but second gives the easiest switch to KDB/Bruno with the Salah double up

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

      Do you want KDB/Bruno long term? If so that answers your question.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'm not too confident about Son or Ziyech. They just feel like options you get because there is literally no other good options in those price brackets atm.

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

        Its because they are under priced

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Under priced or correctly priced?

          Son is not worth being more expensive or same price as Rash/Bruno. And obviously Ziyech can't be the same price as Son.

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

            Not saying that. People paid nearly 10m at the end of last season for Son, no one would have complkained if he was 9.5m I reckon. Ziyech obv cheaper than say Mahrez since he is new to the league, but I think his price will quickly climb to the 8.5-9m range if he finds his feet.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I just feel they are the 2nd best options in their teams. Werner or Kane look worth extra 1.5m and I'd rather have one of them.
              Son specially I can't have him if he is playing LW he's positioned so wide.
              Could be right about Ziyech but im avoiding the double up with Werner.

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

                could be, but at the start with a 100m budget I'm happy to take my chances and try and get to wk4/5 and then WC.

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

            Son outscored Rashford in fewer minutes once you remove Rashford’s points and add his midfield points.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              How?

              Rashford scores 200 points if he was a mid last season.
              And Son wasn't playing LW for Mou throughout the season.

              Playing LW for Mou and LW for Poch is a HUGEEE difference.

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

                He scored 6 penalty goals last season and you also need to take into account bps he’d lose on as a midfielder and bps he’d lose out from not scoring those penalties.

                I need to double check that but I’m fairly certain Son’s points per game was higher under Mourinho than under Poch last season.

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

                I just double checked and Son points per game under Mourinho was 5.9 and points per game for the season was 5.7 so it was lower under Pochettino this season.

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

      Son & Ziyech for me.
      Auba will finance any City acquisitions

  29. Young Lingard
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Another thought I had would be the ownership of TTA say he features in the shield starting or from the bench. We can presume he would start GW1
    At his high ownership could we presume if he didn’t return outside of clean sheets he would rise fast enough in the weeks following that a risk on the *sharper Robertson could get you ahead as a differential if you planned to wildcard Trent in later . I won’t do it, but it seems plausible that he could stay at 7.5 for a while

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

      Premiums usually don't increase a lot in price

  30. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which pair to go with TAA + Dier...?

    A) Saiss 4.0
    B) Vinagre Taylor

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

      Depends which formation you want to play

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        3atb pretty much every week

        McCarthy 4.0
        TAA Dier ***** ***** 4.0
        Salah Auba Greenwood Armstrong Soucek
        Werner Ings Mitrovic

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

          4-4-2 or 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 or 4-3-3 ?

          1. davies
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            343

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

      4m wont play so depends on the rest of your team, but I prefer A

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

        You sure about that?

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

          no, but no way am I putting my faith in a 4m def.

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

            Fair

            Could yet on a one week basis week 1 to then become fodder. Looking at Greenwood (benched) Soucek combo as an option

            Think the article making Mitchell dependent on McCarthy injury is out. Rather doubt he’s definitively behind Riedewald.

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

        See above

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

        B if wolves dont sign LB. can rotate between vinagre and taylor