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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. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Will Saliba start for Arsenal?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good performance vs Liverpool probably stands him in good stead.

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hopefully the charity shield will be a good indicator.

    3. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'd say so, we dont have many decent options and he's been with us a while now

  2. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts lads?

    McCarthy
    Trent - Dier - Vinagre
    Auba (c) - Ziyech - Pereira - Armstrong - Soucek
    Kane - Werner

    Nyland - Vinagre - Dallas - *Martial*

    Power up top - would like a Leicester attacker but can't fit in Vardy 🙁

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Too much Vinagre 🙂

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Justin first sub

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I think I would prefer to have at least two big hitters in midfield so you can easily switch to the ones that are firing. There are so many great options in midfield this year, I think going 3 pricey forwards is a bit overkill.

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Salah dismantles my whole team, wouldn't even captain - same with Mane

        KDB/Sterling will come in for Auba in GW3 when his fixtures turn - don't want double up bcos of fixtures

        Finally, don't see point in spending 1.5 more for Bruno than Martial.

    3. Triple P
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I like this a lot. Do you have plans for GW2+3 transfers?

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks 🙂 GW2 would probably save. GW3 , Auba to KdB/Sterling

        1. Triple P
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah Im onto something similar. Still doubting whether I like Jimi to start with more than Werner, who might need some time to get used to EPL football

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Jimenez looks great from GW3. Really want him from then, but also want double Chelsea attack... go for werner (more explosive)

            1. Triple P
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Yeah their fixtures do look great. Luckily, we still got plenty time to do some more tinkering 🙂

              You could also consider to have Ings/Jimi for GW1 and then sub him to Martial. Will probably get you more points than Armstrong or Souček

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Kai will be a Blue on Monday

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just need a new GK

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ha. I think Abromovich may want to recoup his 71m transfer fee first. It's going to be arduous to sell him. League's worse keeper last season in terms of expected goals prevented, -12.9. I'd be interested in Cabellero if he wasn't 5m. His price makes no sense.

  3. Liverpool 19/20 attacking shape compared with Man City 17/18.
    Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    If anyone's interested, here's a comparison of the Liverpool 19/20 attacking shape with the Man City 17/18 attacking shape. Arguably two of the best ever Premier League sides (99pts & 100pts 😯 ): https://i.imgur.com/oGHTAl2.png?1

    The main difference is that Liverpool create from out wide, and City create from the half-spaces. In terms of FPL, the players in the red attacking strata mainly get goals, the players in the orange creative strata mainly get assists.

    Personally I prefer the City 17/18 method, because the inverted fullbacks can get back into their defensive shape quicker, and don't have as much distance to run, so won't be as tired in their duels against opposition wingers. You see this happen with Trent sometimes. But ultimately it depends on the players available.

    Most teams tend to have a blend between the two styles, an asymmetric system with only one fullback forward at one time, and a more diverse central midfield; but this is not necessary, both can attack, and both can defend, it depends on the overall system. It's probably the most common misconception out there.

    Both title-winning systems attack in a 235, and Conte used a similar 325 attacking shape to win the league at Chelsea, explained by his assistant manager here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3sAWHFZXoc

    Visualising teams in their attacking shape helps me identify OOP players. E.g. Trent and Robertson are essentially midfielders, Salah and Mane forwards. Firmino is a POO. Spurs' right back in Mourinho's asymmetric system (Doherty?) is essentially a midfielder etc...

    United are a confused mess in terms of balance... inside forwards, two attacking midfielders, and two defensive fullbacks... it's weird that no one is natural in the wide attacking areas... no wonder they want Sancho...

    Anyway, this is how successful modern teams attack. Dunno if it's interesting to anyone else...

    tl:dr: Pool 19/20 & City 17/18 were gud bruv.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good post, cheers!

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thanks Giggsy, reinforces my desire to have Robbo as well as Trent. I just need to swallow a courage pill and bin Mo for Nabby!

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Another one for the Keita express?

        1. Make America Greta Again
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Feel he could be a modern day Yaya. How I miss the big man and his marauding!

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Why Keita?

        1. Make America Greta Again
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Good price point to enable Bruno sub. I'll monitor the Charity Shield.

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Love this. It's been really interesting to see how this Liverpool side have evolved to have the primary playmaker being at fullback in TAA, rarely, if ever done so at a top team. Guardiola playing Delph/Zinchenko is one of the best examples of his versatility and his ability to include midfielder after midfielder in his team! Mourinho's the main proponent of the "one fullback attacks one defends", at Inter it was Maicon/Zanetti, at Madrid Marcelo/Carvajal (?), at Chelsea it was Azpi and Ivanovic. Clearly at Spurs Davies will be the defender tucking in to create a 3ATB and Doherty moving forward as you said.

      "Visualising teams in their attacking shape helps me identify OOP players. E.g. Trent and Robertson are essentially midfielders, Salah and Mane forwards. Firmino is a POO. Spurs' right back in Mourinho's asymmetric system (Doherty?) is essentially a midfielder etc..."

      Great stuff.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks.

        City are currently evolving. Sterling is an inverted forward now instead of a winger, which means Gundogan has come in for Silva, and Mendy in for Zinchenko. Interesting to watch it all slot together...

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      The coaches voice is an awesome place to get more in depth into systems and how they work. Good stuff.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Probably my favourite Youtube channel. Having managers like Mourinho explain their tactics on a board is priceless! That Steve Holland video is my favourite though, glad he's helping Southgate now, top assistant...

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good stuff.

      I might want to keep Doherty at Spurs even.

    6. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      GB i would like to know your openion on martial vs rashford?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Martial imo.

        United are annoying at the moment though. I'm very frustrated by the board, and I'm confused by their attack. At the moment it's very fluid, with players taking turns holding the width, but no one is really natural there. Sometimes Rashford can be out wide, but other times he comes inside and Shaw overlaps, but it's inconsistent. I don't know if that's by design or not.

        Martial is easy, he's the ST, always attacking the box.

      2. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Rash. Is my opinion. Rash can challenge Auba at a lower price.

    7. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      TLDR, LFC full backs are cross and hope merchants.

      Ideal for FPL and clearly working IRL.

    8. Ole.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Very interesting. The balance does look nice.

      Would love one for Sheff Utd, always so confused which of their defs to go for.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Underdog teams are a little different to title challengers. 352 is emerging as the preferred system, taking over from a 442.

        But essentially they defend in the opposite shape that the attacking teams attack in, so a 532, and try to hit on the break. If the attack develops, the wingbacks push up in the wings and the two central strikers are supported by one of the central midfielders, making a 325 shape, so a bit like Liverpool's shape.

    9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That picture where it divides the pitch into those grids of positions & roles is really interesting

      Really think that's where Football Manager should have gone instead of the way they have formations setup at the minute, allows for some really interesting arrangements

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It would be nice if they allowed you to set an attacking shape and a defensive shape separately. At the moment you set the defensive shape and then use player roles to affect the attacking shape. But it's a little awkward.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I was writing my own football management game last year, and developed the "with the ball" formation and "without the ball" formation precisely like this 🙂

          Way back when, there was a football manager game developed by Anco, called Player Manager. I think it was a spin off from Kick Off. In that, you could actually edit your tactics and using a 3 x 4 grid, actually position precisely on the pitch where you wanted each player to be when the ball was in one of those quadrants. So in some ways, football manager games have gone backwards.

    10. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cheers, love these tactics videos.

      Here is one on Leeds wing back playmaker tactic, Ayling is in my draft at the moment 😉

      https://youtu.be/2tygM0XvbJQ

    11. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Great article. May keep doh for now.

  4. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Final thoughts what’s the better combo here thanks.

    X, Steer
    TAA, X, X, X, Dallas
    Salah, Auba, X, ASM, Bissouma
    Martial, X, Mitrovic

    A) Ramsdale, Doherty, Coady, KWP, Soucek, Werner 433

    B) McCarthy, JOC, Vinagre, Justin, Ziyech, Ings 343

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B but with Egan

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks. Think I’m overthinking chopping and changing all the time. Just worried that Justin is a transfer out but need him to play GW 1 bit worried over Vinagre too.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B

  5. H Dog
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Not seeing a lot of love for Ings?

    Is it a case of people unable to fit him in with Werner and Mitrovic, and covering Southampton attack with Armstrong?

    I don't have access to the full statistics, but I would have thought the main focus for Southampton should be attack not defence?

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I can’t take him out was fantastic last season just means I need Ziyech over Werner who is prefer.

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Not sure I could justify him over someone like Jimenez to be honest

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Decent fixtures and will Jiminez be blunted slightly by Doherty going to Spurs.

        1. Greenbackbøøg…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Eh they'll survive without him

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He's an awkward price.

    4. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He’s an expensive asset in a team that finished well, but managers are a bit wary of a striker of expense for a team that could go either way?

      I do concede your point about everything going through him though, so ‘covering’ with Adams or Armstrong isn’t necessarily going to work.

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'm on Martial Ings Mitro atm unless Brewster situation forces a rethink. Tough start for Jimmy.

    6. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Got him and Jimenez for week 1. I’ll switch one of them out for Martial in week 2. That’s the plan so far. I’m also benching one United as well.

      Ings is a solid pick.

    7. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Got him atm

  6. 2OLEgend
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bottomed..

      McCarthy (Nyland)
      TTA - Dier - Justin - Johnson (Vinagre)
      Auba - Salah - ASM - Soucek (Bruno)
      Werner - Mitro (Davis)

      The 4.5 defenders will probably change before 12.sep - Need more info.

      If nothing else occurs, the plan is Salah & Auba & Davis to KDB & Son & Jimenez by GW3.

      All suggestions and inputs are welcome.
      Thanks!

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Decent.

        Prefer Armstrong to ASM though

        1. 2OLEgend
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I actually do as well, but is he as nailed as ASM? Need a 100% starter for GW1

        2. vova
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I like it. Why not get Son straight away?

          1. 2OLEgend
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Means no Auba or Salah in GW1 - would rather take a -4 and gamle that one of them makes up for it

          2. asquishypotato
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I’ve got Arm of ASM but otherwise pretty similar.

            I’m keeping an eye on TaA and his fitness as well.

            1. 2OLEgend
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Yeah, I will consider the swap. Regardin TTA we should know before the first deadline.
                Thanks for the input 🙂

            2. Snooze ya lose
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Yeah son instead of Bruno

              1. 2OLEgend
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Would you do Salah > Bruno in GW2 then?

            3. asquishypotato
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Going on from the hot topic, I’m not sure why people are annoyed of the concept or the wording of price points/the ability to get away from an asset.

              A players price is a singular aspect to that asset.

              A price point takes into account the collective assets around that pricing, and the ability to move on if needs be.

              Whilst it’s not necessarily something I’ve ever considered, I do think the idea of having an escape plan for players is a good thing.

              Would be interested to know people thoughts.

            4. fuzzymike
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              There's a lot of love for Mitro, but little for Ayew?? He got 132 points last season and 4th in season value. Seems pretty good value for 6m, what's the main reason for Mitro over Ayew??

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                He will score more goals

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Nailed on, penalties, 26 goals last year in the championship.

                Mitro also scored 134 points last time he was in the PL.

              3. asquishypotato
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Mitro focal point, better fixtures, on pens, and despite what people are saying, can score goals (his championship seasons are good examples). People point to his one season in a disastrous Fulham side.

                Ayew isn’t on pens, worse fixtures, plays out wide and is part of a hodgson team known more for their defending?

              4. swervinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                This.

                The addition of Eze and, if he arrives Fraser, will have a positive impact on his returns.

              5. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Eze says hi

              6. fuzzymike
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Ahh, that's why. Cheers fellas. Mitro it is.

            5. Greenbackbøøg…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Is it confirmed that City and United won't play gw1?

              1. antis0cial
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Yes

              2. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Its a touch over 3 coffees.Yes

            6. antis0cial
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              A) Robbo + Son
              B) 5.0 def + Mane (have Salah)

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                A

              2. swervinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                A

              3. The Knights Template
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                B

              4. Snooze ya lose
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                A

            7. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              The article photo looks like PSG's front 3 if they were on crack.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Pound Shop Grimsby

            8. abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              McCarthy (Nyland)
              TAA-Vinagre-Justin-(Taylor-Fergusson)
              Salah-Auba-Son-Soucek-(Gordon)
              Werner-Ings-Mitro

              0 ITB

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Looks good but stuck with Soucek with bad fixtures

                1. 2OLEgend
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    this

                2. Snooze ya lose
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  As above

              2. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                What do we think of this latest draft.

                Trying to avoid a transfer gw2.

                McCarthy (Nyland)
                TAA - Davies - Vinagre - Justin (Mitchell)
                Salah - Auba - Soucek - Ritchie (Bruno)
                Jimi - Inga (Brewster)

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I'd prefer to have the haul from someone in Bruno's price bracket then trying to save a transfer.

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I originally had Ziyech but could also be Son.

                2. Snooze ya lose
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Son

              3. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Have TAA,3 x 4.5 and 4.0 so

                A) Ings + Egan

                B) Son + 4.5

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  A

                2. vova
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  B but how does that work? Son is a mid, Ings is a striker.

                  Who is your 4.0 defender?

                  1. El Fenomeno R9
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Son in 3-5-2,Ings in 3-4-3

              4. Saint Tim
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                What does everyone make of Doherty to Spurs and Chilwell to Chelsea? Have these two become even more attractive? When is Chilwell back from injury? I already had Doherty and think I'll be keeping him.

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I think Doherty is a better prospect at Wolves.

                2. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I had Doh and now gone Davies.

                3. Greenbackbøøg…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Chilwell I like a lot now

                4. AuFeld
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Attacking returns from Spur's backline from GW30-38 was sparse. I don't think Doherty will perform as well. Chillwell is interesting for 5.5m but Kepa between the sticks is a liability for their chances of a clean sheet.

                5. Nightrain_
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Convinced with Doherty but struggle to afford him in with Auba-Salah in mid 🙁

              5. Paulie Walnuts
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                4 fried chickens and a coke

                1. Paulie Walnuts
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Sorry wrong text

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Hungry then

                2. AuFeld
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  We're on a mission from god.

              6. Vazza
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Which option is better —

                  A. Ben Davies, Werner
                  B. Son, Mitrovic

                  Will involve formation reconfiguration

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    A

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    4 fried chickens and a coke better option

                • Berbs
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Who's the one player you'd love to have but can't fit in?

                  Martial for me

                  1. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Vardy

                  2. JustSomeGuy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Post GW3, Sterling as I will have KDB already.

                  3. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Messi

                  4. The Knights Template
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Mane

                  5. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Robbo

                  6. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Same.

                    It come down to Bruno or Martial for me right now.

                    Although I'm not ruling out Werner to Martial in GW2 if Chelsea disappoint against Brighton.

                  7. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Mane

                  8. Gazza2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    My latest draft has no room for Bruno, not sure if i can handle this when I see Utd play, he is involved in every attack so still looking for a way to get him in.

                  9. Jordan.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    laporte

                • ScotsmanAbroad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Are ManC and ManU player prices locked until they play?
                  Was wondering if say Auba or Werner picked up an injury in gameweek 1 and their 35-40% ownership all jumped to Fernandes or Martial, would they rise in price?
                  Also, do you recommend keeping 0.5 itb at the start?
                  Cheers!

                  1. Pasqualinho
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Well they're not red flagged and they are already in the game, so my assumption would be there's no locking in place and their price change procedure is the same as all the other players.

                    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Yeah I'd assume the same. no real way of knowing though because FPL wouldn't tell us anyway but I'd definitely assume that.

                  2. JustSomeGuy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Wouldn't think they'd be locked. As soon as the GW starts, prices can change afaik.

                    I'll probably be hitting the transfer of x to Rashford as soon as the gw starts to avoid price changes. As for Auba, most are going for KDB/Sterling and they're -0.5m anyway so price rises/decrease isn't so important there.

                    1. ScotsmanAbroad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Think I'll be doing the same 12.0 down to Bruno or Rashford probably. Have we ever had a situation where a player could rise in price before their season started?

                • the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  which of these 2 x 4.5m defenders are looking more nailed on to start the season?

                  a. Saliba
                  b. Justin

                  Cheers

                  1. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    B

                    1. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      cheers mate

                  2. Rohirrims
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Leicester are looking incredibly thin at the back. Most likely Justin, Soyuncu, Morgan and Thomas will be the starters for first few weeks.

                  3. Nightrain_
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    A cause LEI will not keep CS this time

                • Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Kane/Ziyech or Son/Werner?

                  1. Snooze ya lose
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    B

                  2. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    S/W

                • aapoman
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Is Ritchie a decent shout at 5.0? Is ASM really 0.5m better option than him? Looking for a 4th midfielder spot.

                  1. JustSomeGuy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I think 5.5s will outscore him for sure, but at 5.0 he inst a terrible choice. He took the last pen too, although he missed, so not sure if thats a +/- lol

                    1. ScotsmanAbroad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      If he's playing in the attacking midfield role then he could be good, but Newcastle change formations too often to be sure.

                  2. Gazza2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I like Soucek for 5.0, tough fixtures though.
                    Or find another 1.0 and get JWP at 6.0

                  3. Kun Tozser
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Potentially yep, easy downgrade after seeing them
                    In action

                • Coast94
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Currently on:

                  Ryan McCarthy
                  TAA Vinagre Justin Taylor Ferguson
                  Salah KDB Son JWP Klich
                  Werner Maupay Mitro

                  Unconvinced by ASM and Armstrong at 5.5...Klich is a regular for Leeds, on pens and likes t on pens.

                  1. Coast94
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    *likes to get forward.

                  2. Snooze ya lose
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Swap kdb to someone starting gw1

                  3. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Prefer Armstrong & Pereira to JWP & Klich...

                    Like the rest... Taylor to Dallas if you want Leeds

                    Unpopular, but I like the Maupay pick

                    How you getting United in?

                • Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I'm seeing very little Michail Antonio.

                  Every time I go into the members area, he stares at me like I'm stupid. 9.43 xGI since restart, the highest of any player. Why are people not picking him more?

                  He's also a very good price, offers a lot of sideways options to the likes of Wood, Maupay or any of the 6.0s who could spring into life.

                  1. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Have you seen his fixtures

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      They're not as bad as they look on a ticker.

                      NEW - plum fixture which is perfect for early bandwagon
                      ars - Strong, pacy centre forwards have traditionally done very well against Ars
                      WOL - okay this one ain't great, but with no Jonny or Doherty, maybe their defense isn't as good
                      lei - Lots of injuries/uncertainties. Can see him getting something.

                      tot MCI liv - okay fine this is awful. But that's still 4 weeks of decent returns possible I think before potentially moving him on.

                  2. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    For me it's fixtures (plays 6/8 best teams in the league in the first 7 GWs) + maybe he won't play CF with Haller

                    1. jomikijiq
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      his xG is also a bit skewed because of the single Norwich game (2.94)

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        You take out that game and he's still 3rd ahead of Sterling among all mids from last season.

                  3. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    He's been in my draft from the start. One of those players that could score v any team I feel.

                  4. Nightrain_
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Cause of fixtures and liking the duet of Werner - Martial or Jimenez and fund to backup mid

                  5. davidfromkent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    May have something to do with his stats (never ever use them by the way) being influenced by the 4 goals he scored against the rank awful Norwich side who were unable to offer any defence against a 'but for the grace of god' relegation team (West Ham).

                    Additionally they have, aside from GW1, arguably one of the most difficult starts to a PL season and they are still a relegation ranked side.

                    Finally Haller is likely to claim the striking position so limiting Antonio to making the most of scraps.

                    In fairness i currently have Werner, Ings and Kane as my three strikers so unlikely to be sympathetic to the prospect of swapping him around for anyone.

                  6. Werner Brothers
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Will he still a fwd when haller back?
                    If yes, i may consider him.
                    Gonna play 343 again this season

                • vova
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  What was the best website for price changes last season?

                  1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    FPLStats

                  2. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    FPL statistics

                • TopMarx
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  New Community Article

                  Mir outlining the 2020/21 Head-to-Head Leagues with details of how to get involved.

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/28/2020-21-ffscout-head-to-head-leagues/

                • JonGTFC
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  McCarthy (Nyland)
                  TAA 4.5 4.5 4.5 Johnson
                  Salah Auba 6.0 5.5 Soucek
                  Werner Kane Mitrovic

                  4.5 is perm any 3 from Vinagre/Taylor/Saliba/Justin/KWP
                  6.0 Pereira / Eze
                  5.5 Armstrong / Saka / ASM

                  Any strong options for the above i've missed? or could go 2x5.5 and upgrade 0.5 somewhere

                • Super Frank
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  What do you think of this team? (0.0 ITB)

                  McCarthy
                  TAA - Egan - KWP - Vinagre - Justin
                  Salah (C) - Son - Ziyech
                  Ings - Jimenez

                  Nylan - Brewster - Anguissa - Bruno

                  Thanks in advance.

                  1. JonGTFC
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Although he's quality, i can't help think that Ings will struggle to replicate last season's haul. He also represents an injury risk cos of his history. Also think Ziyech is a bit of a punt (although i have Werner and imagine he's the same)

                    1. Nightrain_
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Ings can turn to Martial in GW2

                    2. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      I think he exceeds (if he stays fit but if he doesn't then it's an easy transfer out)

                • gotmilkmexicano
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  A)son+werner
                  B)kane+zyech

                  rest front

                  salah auba asm
                  ings mitro

                  1. Nightrain_
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    A is great