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Can Doherty continue to offer FPL points potential at Spurs?

Fantasy Premier League managers have already begun debating whether Matt Doherty‘s (£6.0m) move to Spurs makes him a better or worse asset.

We have compared the former Wolves man with the options already on offer in north London, with some further assessment of his clean sheet potential too.

Fantasy Football Scout user Sully29 neatly outlined the dilemma facing FPL managers:

The issue isn’t whether he will be attacking, it’s whether he’ll be able to attack in the same way he does at Wolves. Because if he doesn’t then his price becomes a problem.

– Community Member, Sully29

This article will examine not only the differences between Doherty and Serge Aurier (£5.5m) but also how Jose Mourinho has used full-backs previously in his career.

It will touch on the defensive progress Spurs have made under their new coach – as highlighted recently by Pro Pundit Sam Bonfield – and help FPL managers decide if the new signing should be included in their 15-man squads.

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633 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mark@22
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A. De bruyne, jimenez,
    B. Wener, bruno
    C. Kane, greenwood

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

      I’m on B, but I like all options to be fair

      1. mark@22
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Me too, really stuck between them

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      KDB / Werner / Bruno are the only players I want 100% alongside TAA

      1. mark@22
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thoughts on salah as well? I want de bruyne, aubameyang, salah and 1 man u thinking greenwood.

        1. The Sarjeant
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I’m starting with Salah, Aubameyang, Mane, Greenwood (benched).

          Mane to KDB GW2.

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

            Same with Mane, but getting KDB for GW3 - Bruno at home to Palace GW2 could be a mauling (moving on Son)

      2. Brosef Stalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I have all 4 of these as well. I think they offer a good diversity across club/position

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

      KDB, Bruno and Kane can all be considered relatively likely to hit at least 200. Out of Jimenez, Werner and Greenwood I see two who maybe could, although one has much higher upside than the other.

    4. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

    5. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A just over B. C miles behind. Prefer KDB, Werner

  2. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So many RMTs have Soucek as a 4th mid when WH’s fixtures are absolutely atrocious.

    Am I missing something ?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Form over fixtures 😉

      1. mark@22
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Good bench player long term and will score more points than any 4.5m

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

      He’s 5 mil and enables 2, 12m mids from what I’m seeing...

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Good fixture GW1 has tempted many, but it's a marathon, not a sprint. 5th midfielder that can be benched seems the right spot.

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

        Same for me. He'll likely see plenty bench time as first sub, one who I'd be fine to step up to cover an injury or rotation, and is always a possible goal-scorer. Also on the bench will be a 4.5 mid who isn't guaranteed game time.

    4. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Maybe he is only 5.0 people here can find and has nice first fixture. Good asset for those who are planning very early WC. (Or just herd mentality?) 8.6% tsb atm

    5. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Go for the triple threat | Soucek, Bowden, and Antonio.

    6. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They are on paper (ticker), but in terms of attack they're not thaaaat bad.

      Newcastle plum home GW1. Arsenal away is tough but London rivals and could still get one or two goals - still don't think the gunners that strong defensively. Wolves backline in tatters RN - could take a while for them to get going. Leicester same, could be leaky. Spurs are spurs... They could walk away from these 5 games with a fair few goals even if they lose - and I'd expect him to be involved in maybe 1/2 them.

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

        PS. I've not picked him. Terrible fixtures.

    7. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes

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

    Who will play in Doherty's place now at Wolves?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Traore

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks

  4. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How come Alli is popular all of a sudden? He barely played last season.

    1. Morrissey1986
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Whenever he did play he looked good in the system Mourinho has.

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Herd needs money to upgrade Davies /Dier to Doherty and Son has to be downgraded therefore. So it's like getting certain Theo W in not so long ago 😉

      1. Morrissey1986
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        There were times last year Son was so close to the touchline, He had no impact on games just getting white paint on his boots, I owned Son last season and he was always frustrating when I got on.

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          not nearly as frustrating as not owning him

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

      Amazon

    4. Penzardlife
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Spurs doc, great pre-season form, lack of 8.0 and below alternatives, nostalgia.

    5. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      People just love a ba***rd

  5. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hi....this team has 0.5m saved for ings to martial gw2.

    I'd like to upgrade a 4.5m defender to a 5m option. But can't find the 0.5m.

    How would you save 0.5m? Soucek staying.....is there a 5m option to downgrade Armstrong to??

    Mccarthy 4m
    Taa vinagre Justin Taylor 4m
    Salah auba greenwood armstrong soucek
    Werner ings mitro

    Thanks

    1. The Sarjeant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I don’t get why you need Soucek? That’s the best way to get the 0.5 and he’s really not needed with that team.

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What is your plan with those 8 attacking assets? You need them all? Gordon is 4.5 fodder and allows you to upgrade also 4.0 def to 4.5.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Soucek starts gw1 when greenwood is benched

        Last season I got burnt constantly by having a weak bench.

        With covid I have vowed to have a slightly stronger bench this season. Soucek fits the bill

      2. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If you downgrade Armstrong I mean. Personally I would keep him over Soucek, but if he isn't leaving...

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wait ...what....where did you hear Armstrong is leaving ??

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Downgrade one of Soucek or Armstrong

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'd downgrade Armstrong to 5m. But who to??

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          noble maybe?

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Perhaps.....not sure he is nailed this season...

            Ritchie at Newcastle an option I guess..

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          ASM, Saka at 5.5 or Ritchie at 5.0

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

            Saka.

    4. Penzardlife
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bin Mitro for an extra 1.5 and things open up.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That is very true..... may look at that.....cheers

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          thats not going to help with the weak bench issue

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            it may do if I downgrade to brewster and he gets a loan move.....plenty to ponder....thanks

            1. Dthinger
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Well yeah if Brewster gets loaned I think he’ll be in about 99% of teams

    5. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Armstrong to Ritchie could work

    6. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Imo....downgrade Armstrong to Ritchie for your 0.5

  6. Captain Warlock
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A) Greenwood & Ings
    B) Rashford & Mitrovic

    Not too sure on Greenwood but would like ings

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Neither am I. Rubbish at best. Go for Rashford and Mitro

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Greenwood is far from rubbish. Lad is only 18 and plenty of improvement to come this season

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

          Come on. After the restart, he had a 29% goal conversion, an 'anomaly.' Only players such as, Lacazette, Martial, Kane, Ings, and Mane, can produce such a high conversion rate. Clearly, he is due to regress.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Have you not seen the strike on that kid?

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

              He is class.

          2. Forgetmeknot
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I’ve not seen many people strike a ball better or cleaner than him, regardless of age. I think he will be a classic case of over performing xg.

            So with that in mind, I’m on A.

      2. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yikes

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A by far

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kid is 18, don't expect the world.

      That said, Mitro is Mitro and plays for Fulham. Don't expect... goals

  7. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A) Werner + Dier
    B) Ings + Doherty

    1. The Sarjeant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

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

      A, for me.
      Dier will do well, if he can stay fit.

    3. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A by a long way

  8. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Best team in the world Premiere!

    McCarthy
    Dier - Davies - Egan
    Salah - Auba - Son - Armstrong
    Werner - Ings - Mitrovic

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I couldn’t go with no TAA his ownership is going to be ridiculously high and has the potential for massive hauls. Looks good other than that though.

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

        So has Son/Werner/Aubameyang a potential for big hauls. Most have Trent out of fear and lack of lateral thinking liverpools first three fixtures not great defensively. Remember gw1 last season?

        1. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I don’t see it as a lack of lateral thinking, a player that has a very good chance of hitting 200+ points again for 7.5, for me is a bargain. He always has great potential for attacking returns and I would imagine they will get at least one cs out of those first 3 games. But each to their own.

    2. Morrissey1986
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Glad to see someone else with Egan.

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Been nailed in my team since first attempted draft

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

      Nailed it.

    4. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You had me at Spuds, great team.

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Stopped reading at double Spurs defence

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Your loss

  9. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Given that I have Ali in my draft...

    A) Son + Davies
    B) Ziycech + Doherty

  10. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    McCarthy Nyland
    Robbo Dier Doherty CTaylor Vinagre
    Auba Ziyech Alli Zaha Alzate
    Werner Ings Mitro

  11. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is the best way to shave .5 off this defense to do TAA->Robbo. (FYI: Don't want to loseTierney.)

    TAA-Tierney-Egan-KWP-Mitchell

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Tierney>5.0

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        (FYI: Don't want to lose Tierney.)

    2. Penzardlife
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Has to be Egan to Vinagre imo. What am I missing with Tierney? He's a great player but Arsenal are leaky. Nice underlying stats?

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Arsenal’s defence has been solid under Arteta especially in a Back 5

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

          I'm targeting Saliba for Arsenal defensive cover.

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            could prove a handy 4.5 once he's established in the side. just not sure when that will be.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If you’re really set on Tierney shave 0.5 off Egan to Leicester or Vinagre.

    4. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Egan down to a 4.5m, feel SHU will struggle this season

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        i'm not so sure about that - could see 3 CSs in their first 5 matches.

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

    Jose's tactic at spurs.
    https://totalfootballanalysis.com/article/jose-mourinho-tottenham-hotspur-201920-tactical-analysis-tactics

    For Aurier now read Doherty in article above. Plus Doherty not as error prone as Aurier win-win

  13. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Spurs may have conceded less goals post lockdown but underlying data was butts.

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      butts?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Seymour

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

          😀

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah, though I wonder if it's exaggerated by Jose's tactics that allow a ton of shots, racking up xG. Højbjerg's arrival as a strong, ballwinning midfielder over Winks/Sissoko and Doherty replacing Aurier, and more time on the training ground should help out. 2nd in the league for big chances conceded too, decent progress there.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah, I was the one like 😀

        1. The Sarjeant
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Thanks! 😆

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

      xGC from set-pieces is their kryptonite. May bode well for Soucek.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Siggy @7.0 could be a steal if he can find his old form

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      All you

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I’ll wait in line ready, not punting initially lol

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          LOL cheers

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      will he start every match?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah that’s the thing, seems strange he doesn’t seem to be nailed anymore

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I could still twerk if I didn't have 2 artificial hips

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No good with J Rod coming in now

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thought you meant the Burnley J Rod for a moment!

  15. davidtbo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    That scare me a little bit but I think I am going to start without Salah. My captains will be => Auba (then KDB) and Bruno

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA-Dier-Vinagre-Mitchell (Taylor)
    Auba(C)-Alli-Soucek (BRUNO-Bissouma)
    Werner-Kane-Mitro

    Transfer ideas :
    Auba => KDB/Salah/Sterling/Mane or even Messi If he signs at City (downgrading kane to Ings or Jimenez)
    Kane => Aguero/Ings/Jimenez/Martial
    Alli => Wilian/Pulisic/Havertz/Greenwood/Son
    Mitro => Wood/Adams/Ayew
    Soucek => ASM/Armstrong/Saka etc...

    Any thoughts ?

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

    Rate this absolute filth...

    McCarthy (Steer)
    TAA / Robbo / Tierney / Dier (Mitchell)
    Salah / Son / Soucek / Pereira (Bruno)
    Werner / Mitro (Davis)

    1. davidtbo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I like it a lot !

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

        Thanks.
        Been on it for a while now and haven’t wanted to change anything, so I guess I’m pretty settled.

        1. davidtbo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Nice ! Good luck with that !

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Decent apart from one thing, which you know what

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

        Remind me again Kap...

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No Auba

    3. The Sarjeant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That’s a good premium defence team.

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

        I like it because it doesn’t look as if it affects the rest of my team too much either. TY

    4. Dain Bramage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Son/Dier to Ali/Doc
      Pereira to 4.5
      Like the style

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Chelsea, Everton, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle all have two back to back home games in GW4 and 5

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Chelsea and Leicester especially both having good fixtures across them two.

  18. Slouch87
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Out of these which 3 4.5M defenders would you pick ?
    A. Walker Peters
    B. Justin
    C. Targett
    D. Pieters
    E. C Taylor
    F. Lascelles
    G. Vinagre
    H. Thomas
    I. Saliva
    J. Lamphey
    K. Ream
    L. Ayling
    M. Dallas
    N. Yedlin
    O. Gibbs
    P. Fredericks
    Q. Ward
    R. Lowton
    S. Ben White
    T. Dan Burn
    U. Bardsley
    V. Konsa
    W. Holding
    X. El Mohamady
    Y. Engels
    Z. Struijk

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      *Lamptey

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No Ogbonna no party

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

      This must've taken ages.

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bednarek

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ward & Manquillo

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm trying to find the hidden meaning here as I sure as hell know you don't want an actual answer 😀

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thinking too deeply.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Ok, A, E and G then.

    6. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B G I

      Because when people zol ... they put ... Saliba ... on the paper ...

    7. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      All those names and no Hegazy wow

    8. Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I prefer, who is a season keeper out of these..

      Б, Salah
      Г, Mane
      Д, Rashford
      ё, Bruno
      Ж, Greenwood
      П, KDB
      Ф, Foden
      И, Sterling
      й,Mahrez
      Л, Ali
      Ц, Son
      Ш, Auba
      Щ, Willian
      Э, Pulisic
      Ю Ziyech
      Я. Grealish

    9. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hot Topic !

    10. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Some bots are going to fail here !!
      Not trained for those many options 😆

  19. Covid Martial
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I said the other day I was planning on winning FPL. Well good news for everybody else, I've thought it over and I will now settle for a top 100,000 place finish. As you were.

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

      Thank goodness. Now we have a chance.

      1. Covid Martial
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I didn't think it was right.

  20. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Harvetz Vs Ziyech?

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Havertz. Higher attacking threat and repertoire of goal scoring capabilities. Not to mention Ziyech is made of glass

      1. Covid Martial
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Somebody's (you) never seen ziyech play.

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

          I don't think it's being critical of Ziyech, more about how good Havertz is and can be.

        2. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Have numerous times. Point still stands

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ziyech injured isn’t he?

    3. Gazans
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If same price Im going with Havertz

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Havertz if he's 8.5 or less

  21. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Conor Gallagher close to finalising Crystal Palace loan move — reports

    4.5 in FPL please..

    1. Covid Martial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No chance.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not a chance from what I've heard

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        price or the transfer?

  22. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Doherty this, Doherty that.

    Just avoid and get a Spurs defender for 5m.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why not both?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Digne, Robertson and TAA are 3 reasons. He's also priced as a wingback and no matter what conjecture goes on, he won't be a wingback at Spurs.

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

          Not true Davies will sit making a three, Doherty given licence to bomb on.
          If Doherty was English he would be worth 60m and people would be raving about him. As he is an Irish player he was a bargain price.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I don't agree all. Visit the Wolves fans forums and they say he's an average footballer with a great positional sense that suited Nuno Espirito's style of play.

            The fact that they're willing to let him go for £ 15m means they're comfortable in finding a replacement to slot into the system.

            Let's not make this about whether I like Doherty or not. I do in FPL terms (last year) but he's a very safe footballer that doesn't take risks. Will he be more advanced than Davies? Probably. Will he be worth 6m? I doubt it.

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Agree completely.

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

              Well I believe Jose will just use him same way as he used Aurier - except Doherty less error prone.
              That is the beauty of football though one mans trash is another's gold.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Do you think Mourinho chose to use Aurier the way he did, or given that attacking is Aurier’s only strength, he had no choice?

                I suspect he’ll allow Doherty to play his natural game but expect him never to be out of position defensively.

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

                  Yeah he did. Same thing Jose did at Porto

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfwkuTX5COs

                  One fb sits other bombs on.
                  Ferreira was the attacking fb at Porto as Aurier was at spurs

                  https://totalfootballanalysis.com/article/jose-mourinho-tottenham-hotspur-201920-tactical-analysis-tactics

                  Again says it below: (fella playing fm19)

                  Jose borrowed the Brazilian utilitarian approach to wingbacks, using one very attacking wingback (emphasis on “winger”) and one defensive one

                  https://dictatethegame.com/2020/03/23/4-3-3-role-guide-the-back-four/

                  Seems to be common knowledge on JM tactics.

          2. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Doubt it. Just that Wolves had what appears to be a brain fart moment unless they have a bargain Portuguese alternative lined up.

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Keep Calm and Get Dier

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

      Did Valencia's price drop after Mourinho showed up at Manchester United?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I don't follow. Valencia was a winger turned into a FB. He was only worth 6m playing OOP.

        Genuinely don't know what the fuss is with Doherty. He's now effectively POO, and there will be two decent option saving you 1m.

  23. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    8 of the goals Arsenal conceded under Arteta were from set pieces, they’ve just signed Brentford’s set piece coach, will be interesting what difference he’ll make!

  24. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How about this:

    McCarthy
    Vinagre, TAA, Justin, Johnson
    ASM, Auba, Salah, Soucek
    Ings, Jiminez

    Nyland, Taylor, Fernandes, Davis

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Liek it.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        But what do you think of it ?

    2. SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Considering something similar only with Foden & Mitrovic instead of ASM & Ings... But it's a really close call between both options

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Its tough yeah. I had Mitrovic before and have been considering Foden. Newcastle do have nice long term fixtures though right up until GW15.

    3. CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thanks guys. Idea is to obviously bring Fernandes in GW2, probably as captain.

      Then could alternate between Soucek, Taylor and Justin for last two spot for the time being.

      Will look to bring KDB in GW3 probably.

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

      Unless/until a cheaper fwd option emerges, a front line of Jimi + Ings looks a great option. My current draft is similar to yours, although I'm going with Son + 1.5 for GW1.

      Many on here have been suggesting Steer will start over Nyland.

  25. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anyone considering Fernandinho now that he's been classified as a def?

    1. Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Just you I reckon

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I think he will do well as a def in FPL, will get the odd goal and assist and with CS points, I expect him to outscore Laporte for 0.5m less..

        1. Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You won’t get him, I guarantee it

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        😆

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hell no

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Need all 3 slots for Messi, KDB, Sterling triple up.

  26. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any Newcastle fan know if Brucey will be returning to his total football 5-4-1 this season now that he doesn't have to impress the Saudis? ASM guaranteed 2 pointers every week if so.

  27. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anyone else think Villa may be a rather different proposition this time around?

    Looking at the ticker I’m upgrading their defence somewhat. Post lockdown they were solidly mid table in defence imo and looking at stats in the round that seems a reasonable assumption.

    I’m definitely not seeing weeks 3 and 4 as fill your boots type fixtures for Fulham or Liverpool. The away fixture to Fulham in particular I can see them setting up in a way to avoid goals

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They impressed after the restart, switched from 1 DM to 2 DM and had a few very spirited displays. It's about how well they maintain that.

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

      I have Targett on my bench as I tried to work a defensive rotation plus Villa have Fulham gw3 SU gw2 and Leeds gw6 so not that bad

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

      I'm interested in how much Cash and Watkins come in at if they sign.

    4. Aston VII lalalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Stop getting my hopes up

  28. Gazans
    1 month, 23 days ago

    If chelsea get a new gk will their defense be a viable option? Reece James at 5.0 seems like a steal

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Don't think their GK is responsible for their goals conceded... avoiding Chelsea defence anyway, too much rotation risk

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

      No because Chelsea do not know how to defend. Chelsea will be like Newcastle under Keegan in 90's great to watch going forward and clueless defensively.
      James could get assists though!

    3. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not quite yet. Rudiger doesn't always make correct decisions positionally but the new signing has been brought in to help resolve that. Another CB , goalkeeper and a quality RB would make them competitive from the perspective of winning the PL.

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

      I’m quite happy to see how the Chelsea defence is going to shape up early doors, but you are right about Reece James. He could offer some great value...

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      How is he better than Shaw at United?

      Shaw comes in at same price, is nailed if fit and plays for a decent defence

    6. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I think it comes down to lamps - he needs terry to join him at Chelsea to focus on the defending

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Which wonder defence was Terry coaching last season?

    7. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If they get a good keeper, yes, If they get a crap keeper, no.

  29. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Egan Robertson
    Doherty VVD

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Boom, done

  30. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Apologies if this has already been commented on, but found it interesting.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/SebWassell/status/1300242492735066115

    Looks like Jose has his RB playing extremely high up, as shown in the all or nothing documentary. Doherty could be a very good option especially with those opening fixtures

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      you really don't need the documentary to know this tbf. Just ask any spurs fan or anyone who watches games.