Scout Network

Introducing the Scout Network for the 2020/21 FPL season

The Scout Network is a new initiative designed to highlight the great things going on in the Fantasy Football community.

The last few seasons have seen a boom in content creating, social media influencers and toolmakers within – so we want to help celebrate that. 

The Scout Network is designed to highlight the very best voices from the community and share and develop the excellent platforms they have crafted. 

It contains a variety of different people all adding something unique and different to the community. These creators all remain fully independent but they will be involved in various FFS activities throughout the season and there will be weekly articles looking at what the different members of the Network are doing. 

There will be an article every week to shine the spotlight on a different member of the network as well as updates on everyone’s content.

The Network currently consists of:

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  • El Statto 
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  • Dream Set Go 
  • FPL Greece 

Fabulous Fanzines 

  • We Are Brighton 

If you think that you would be a good fit in the Scout Network, get in touch!

Spotlight on El Statto

El Statto is one of the Social Stars of the Scout Network. He has worked hard to gain a loyal Twitter following through the mini league competitions that he runs and during the break from football set up his Instagram page and his own website:

“I’ve been going to football matches for as long as I can remember, as a kid standing on a milk crate on the terraces to see over the grown ups. I remember Fantasy Football when it launched in football magazines and have been playing it ever since. 

“I’ve been playing FPL since the 2006/07 season, although with nobody else I knew playing, my interest each season would often only last a few months. It all changed about five years ago when the company I was working for told me about their mini league. My competitive edge was sparked and since then I have managed three finishes of 20k or better. 

“Having listened regularly to Mark, Joe and Granville on the Scoutcast, I heard about the #FPL Twitter community and decided to make a dedicated account to fuel my ever increasing obsession with the game.

“In the early days my Twitter account was mostly to gain access to more data that I could analyse and use to make informed FPL, rather than offering anything in particular back. As my involvement in the community grew so did my contributions and I started writing blog post for other FPL content creators. This sparked my desire to play a more active role in the FPL community. 

“When the enforced break occurred earlier this year I used the gap in the season as an opportunity to learn how to do some editing and started to publish short videos. These would often focus on a particular player and their FPL appeal, spurring a growth in followings over on Twitter and also lead to me setting up my Instagram page (@FPL_elstatto) which is the perfect platform for the graphic video content I make. 

“I also decided I needed a better way to service my increasingly popular mini leagues. I have been running Twitterliga and Survivor for many seasons and every year the number of participants continues to grow – as such I felt it was time to find a platform to run those leagues from properly as opposed to simply tweeting about them. 

“A week ago I launched https://jumpersforgoalposts.info  Originally I planned to only use the website to run mini league updates, but it has developed since its original conception.

“The website will continue to be about the mini league but will also be a platform for other projects including blogging articles from me as well as from some other members of the community as well as key projects and tools to aid FPL decision making. There are also some fun projects such as the FPL community predictions for the season – let’s see how many of the content creators made accurate predictions for the year!

“Pre-season is the time when everyone tinkers and brings players in because they’ve just scored in a friendly. I wanted to design myself a planner just for pre-season that focused on the first 10 games, and in particular the first five.

“A few hours later I had myself a spreadsheet taking into account fixture difficulty, the blank games and comparing my selected squad against the overall gameweek difficulty. Originally this tool was intended to help my own FPL planning for the new 2020/21 season, but I decided to share it on the website and within an afternoon it had over one thousand downloads. The response has been incredible! You can download your own copy here https://jumpersforgoalposts.info/pre-season-planner/

“This season is set to be a really exciting one with the continuation of projects set in motion last season as well as the new website, blog articles and tool making as well as now being part of the Scout Network.”

Keep an eye on the Scout Network and the weekly update articles for more on what El Statto and the rest of the network partners are up to this season. 

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1,107 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Evening....please can I have a view on best option here. Thanks

    Mccarthy 4m
    Taa xxx xxx Taylor xxx
    Salah auba greenwood xxx soucek
    Werner ings xxx

    A...justin vinagre armstrong mitro

    B.....dier vinagre Ritchie mitro

    C...dier saiss JWP brewster

    1. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      There’s 5 spaces

  2. LangerznMash
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    A) Vardy + Dier
    B) Kane + Justin

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      B

  3. adstomko
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on this 5-3-2 please:

    McCarthy
    Trent, Doherty, Maitland-Niles*, Vinagre, Justin
    Salah, Aubameyang, Foden*
    Kane, Werner

    I'll monitor whether Foden and Maitland-Niles will start or not.

    1. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Don’t like it at all sorry

      1. adstomko
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Why not?

        1. Carlton P
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 15 days ago

          Wouldn’t want to play AMN, justin, vinagre week in week out

    2. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      I actually like it. Good starting point. You can jump on the mid pricers as they emerge as opposed to being strangled by them

    3. Lovren an elevator
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      It's great. I'm stuck between kane or werner, so why not take both!

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Yes and then you can downgrade one (or both) if they don't perform, and/or after Kane's good fixture run, and have tons of flexibility

    4. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Pretty decent. Obviously AMN and Foden are gambles, but it would be boring if we all had the same team! Nice range of captain options for the first few weeks too.

    5. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Looks good.

    6. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Could be a clever team. Have not seen any go that route.
      Well done for coming up with it.

  4. Lovren an elevator
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Vinagre nailed now even if Wolves do sign a LB? Can he play on the right?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Surely not - if they sign Maitland-Niles tho there is every change he plays in dohertys position

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        only risk would be Traore playing RWB and then vinagre losing his place to AMN or another new LB signing

      2. 4Rsenal_1886
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Maitland Niles is staying at Arsenal, Wolves have dropped interest

  5. Lovren an elevator
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Are there any midfielders that look likey to leave? I have an early draft in my draft league. Anticipating Havertz or maybe even Messi to come in at a later date. Only way I can pick them up is if one of my mids leaves the league.

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Tahith Chong - going to Werder Bremen on loan.

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Thank you!
        I'll be gutted if I get to swap him out but Messi is made a forward!

    2. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      I would still just pick the strongest team you can. Surely there's not many midfielders you wouldn't not sacrifice for Messi?

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Oh I misread... Just assumed you were doing the official fpl draft.

  6. mosc1938
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Tried down loading the planner, but it does not have a place to enter "fpl", as instructed.

  7. Penzardlife
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Finally- Leicester rumoured close to signing Timothy Castagne (RB). A tiny, tiny shift in the template! Huzzah!

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Poor Justin. What ever shall we do? 😉

    2. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Isn't he a left back so just Chillwell's replacement?

      1. Penzardlife
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Would make the most sense with Pereira coming back eventually, but Taglifico and others have also been linked. Could be that Tag+Pereira are the preferred first choices when fit with Castagne as a *very* useful utility player, but we'll see.

        You're almost certainly right, would just be a shock to see Leicester play a wrong-footed fullback.

    3. Brooksy86
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Can play on the left too apparently...

      1. Penzardlife
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Crisis averted! The harmony of the 4.5 rotation remains (maybe).

        1. Brooksy86
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 15 days ago

          They don't have a left back, Fuchs is done for a while... So surely Justin plays?

          1. Penzardlife
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 15 days ago

            Has to for now I'd imagine- didn't realise just how banged up Leicester are. FPL aside, I hope they find form again.

  8. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    How can I improve this team?

    McCarthy
    Doherty Coady Justin/Ward/Taylor
    Auba Mane Son Ritchie
    Ings Mitrovic Werner

    0.5 ITB

    1. Brooksy86
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Like it... Maybe Davies over Coady?

  9. inactive
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    @FabrizioRomano

    Leicester are in advanced talks with Atalanta to sign Timothy Castagne. Price tag around €25m. The Belgian right back is ready to join Premier League.
    @SkySport
    #LCFC #Castagne #transfers

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Looks attacking. Might be an option at the right price.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Transfer thick and fast now. Teams going to keep on changing before GW1 starts.

    3. Lallana
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Damn, just put Justin in my team now haha

  10. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Interesting that people insist Bruno is reliant on pens. Not saying it's wrong or right, but I'm sure a refreshed Bruno will be in the thick of the points as an all-round action man

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Part of it is people justifying leaving him out, he's heavily involved in everything we do, he said that Ole told him to stop making so many forward runs so he doesn't tire himself out which just shows how much he wants to get involved at every possible opportunity.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Actually, it might've been so many runs in general, not necessarily forward, I'd have to check the article again but anyway yeah, I don't think he's just a pen merchant.

  11. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on Che Adams and Armstrong?

    I'm worried they will be rotated at times or subbed off a lot.

    1. Brooksy86
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Most likely but don't mind Armstrong as a pick though... Think Adams is a trap.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        What exactly is 'a trap'? A 6m player who could get his fair share of starts surrounded by good players with nice fixtures?
        JWP, McCarthy and KWP for me anyway.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      I wouldn't be too worried about the facts you state, returns are key here rather than 38 x 90'. JWP for you me thinks, and Mitro.

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Adams has Long and Obafemi lurking, I'm staying clear.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Long and Obafembi are shíte though (Irish Supporter)

  12. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Soucek+Dier
    or
    Armsetrong + Justin

  13. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Little help here please! Any reasoning behind answers would also be good.

    A) Robertson, Armstrong/ASM

    B) Vinagre, Alli

    Currently on A as I think Robertson hitting 200 is likely a given and the 5.5 area in midfield looks to be an ok price point.

    However, B is tempting.....

    1. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Too early to tell. A starting Vinagre would be a great option but don't like Alli.Personally if fit Ziyeck looks the real deal in what will be a very attacking side.
      Robertson looked like a left winger in the Community Shield but clean sheets may be a problem for Pool early doors.
      Armstrong/ASM are budget options that are priced that way for a reason. Armstrong the better of the 2 imo as in a more attack minded side.
      I would go for Ziyeck and Vinagre if no further Wolves defensive signing at LB.,

      1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Appreciate the response and the reasoning.

        I do really like the look of Ziyech too. I have Werner in, maybe I’m overthinking about not wanting to double up on them from the off.

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 15 days ago

          I have Werner tool

          1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 15 days ago

            No need to call me a tool Slouch! 😆

            I saw Zophers article on Ziyech recently, he looks a steal!

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 15 days ago

              Unfortunate typo ! Ziyeck looks the real deal.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Just been looking at Liverpool over the last stretch - the defence was really poor.

      No team in the PL conceded more than them in the last 12 games of the season. That run goes back to before lockdown and there was precious little rotation. You need to go back all the way to January to see interesting defensive form.

      I'm as interested as anyone in Liverpool defence but waiting to see form first. The opening fixtures are indifferent at best really and there's a major fixture turn in 9.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Thanks for the insight.

        Definitely good food for thought.

        Think I’ll get away with vinagre for the opening then.

        Maybe run with double LIV def on wildcard.

  14. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    I created my draft from looking at value based on last seasons points. It's not perfect but it's some indication.
    In previous seasons this wouldn't normally get me a team anywhere near 100m but this season it did.
    So theoretically, my draft offers the most points per million (for last years players) – though I did have to make some tweaks when the fixtures came out.

    I've seen a lot of teams with a 5.0m or 5.5m starting in midfield, including a few managers with high finishes.

    To me from my value driven point of view, I kept thinking surely a Egan or Tarkowski would get more points than the 5.0 or 5.5m midfielder.

    I looked at a few figures for 5.0m players:
    Top 5.0 Mid = 105 points, top 5.0 Def = 133 points;
    Average top five 5.0 Mid = 100 points, average top five 5.0 Def = 123.6 points;
    Average top ten 5.0 Mid = 91.8 points, average top ten 5.0 Def = 104.4 points.

    Likewise for 5.5m players:
    Top 5.5 Mid = 118 points, top 5.5 Def = 143 points;
    Average top five 5.5 Mid = 111.8 points, average top five 5.5 Def = 136.4 points;
    Average top ten 5.5 Mid = 95.7 points, average top ten 5.5 Def = 117.2.

    So why aren't people dropping the 4th midfielder and upgrading a 4.5m defender to 5.0 or 5.5m?

    There seems to be a strong bias towards 3-4-3 and 3-5-2 from previous seasons, but maybe there is more of a shift towards defenders these last seasons? 4-3-3 seems almost controversial!
    I'm thinking that maybe only high end midfielders are worth getting, and because they are expensive we are practically limited to 3 at that expense. Then the value players for completing the team are then defenders.

    I seem to be in a minority with this this though.
    So, my question is: Where am I going wrong? 🙂

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      The question is what is your team ?

      1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Before the fixtures, the team using value (with a bit of fiddling) would have been:
        Pope;
        TAA, Van Dijk, Doherty, Egan;
        De Bruyne, Rashford, Grealish;
        Ings, Jiminez, Mitrovic.

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 15 days ago

          Solid but Egan , Grealish and Mitrovic are a definite no from me and prefer Bruno to Rashford. Interesting nevertheless.

          1. LangerznMash
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 15 days ago

            What's wrong with Egan?

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 15 days ago

              Ramsdale is no Henderson.

    2. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Yeah, lets have a gander

    3. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      "So why aren't people dropping the 4th midfielder and upgrading a 4.5m defender to 5.0 or 5.5m?"

      we sort of are, but we're dropping the forwards instead. I'm seeing lots of 5-4-1 and 4-5-1 teams. There's jusy not a lot of value in the forwards right not (a Brewster loan will change all of that)

      I'm currently looking at 4-5-1 or 4-4-2

    4. Netley Lucas
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      This sounds good but you should factor-in how attacking funds work v 'dead' funds in defence. It's a rather wonderful process and very dynamic. These monies sweep along and are very hard to pinpoint unless you track each move & yield properly and nobody ever does.

    5. socho
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Your analysis is correct but it's fair to say that:

      A. Owning a Midfielder is always more exciting
      B. Midfielders usually have a higher ceiling
      C. Form has more impact on Midfielder's points so if you spot that a 5.5mid hits form you can do really well

    6. Jolly Good
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      It’s about flexibility at the start though ... you are not choosing a team for the whole game at the start ... start of the season is when many low priced gems emerge ... lundstram, pukki, Chilwell, Mount etc last year for eg. and you want flexibility to go for it

      Much easier to do Auba+ASM -> Bruno+Foden for eg .. than to downgrade defenders to get the extra 1mio

      My favourite is 4-4-2 to start ... 1 benched player in each slot gives maximum flexibility

    7. hshepherd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 15 days ago

      One thing to also consider is that comparing a 5.0m midfielder with a 5.0 defender might not be the best comparison.

      For a 5.0m midfielder, you are effectively spending 0.5m above the minimum 4.5m price. For a 5.0 defender, you are effectively spending 1.0m above the minimum 4.0m price.

      Using your numbers above, 5.5 mids against 5.0 defenders is a slightly more even comparison, altough defenders still edge it out slightly by around 10 points per season.

    8. Penzardlife
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      FOMO is a huge factor imo, alongside captaincy. I'd be really interested in running a heavily premium defensive team alongside my real one though as a little experiment. Here are some other considerations though.

      1) Psychologically I imagine people much prefer goals. How often do you get that horrible "2, 2, 1" score from your defenders and think "not again"? But when my star 12m midfielder (keeping in mind that investing the 7.5 million saved in rocking with a 4.5 into defence is the difference between two 4.0 fodders and TAA+Robbo, with cash to spare!!) blanks, I'm much more lenient.

      2) Fun! This one is quite self explanatory.

      3) Captaincy/Boom potential- also rather self explanatory.

      4) Consistency across seasons. We know Salah is overwhelmingly likely to score 200+ again. Outside of triple Liverpool def, the returns of defenders are much more difficult to track year-to-year. Doherty? New club and potentially role. Sheffield? Potential second season syndrome.

      Difficult to say for sure though, but a valid strategy if you can find emerging value quickly and (relatively) cheaply. Once the value mid(s)/forward(s) arrive, a setup of 'premium' defenders, set in stone (or at least mostly) value M+F, and a rotating buffet banquet of heavy hitting M+F is very tempting. Easier said than done.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Yes, basically we know there is going to be one or two of last year's Danny Ings (5.5-6.0 mids or forwards who get 180+ points). Last year, it was actually very difficult to distinguish Ings from all the players who briefly looked like the real deal but then tailed off. For example, as late as the time of lockdown, it was still looking very possible that DCL might finish with more points than Ings for the same price.

        Nonetheless, the majority managers have traditionally either: enjoyed the PROCESS of trying to find this player; or were afraid of the potential harm to their rank if they did not bother trying. In addition, hopping on bandwagons can often seem satisfying due to raising team value even if it fails to generate the most points.

    9. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Thanks all for your comments!

    10. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      I would have gone big at back if there was a nice block of at least four fixtures - at a push 3 for the pricey defenders.
      But I just did not see the value given fixtures

      I ended up with:

      McCarthy ♦ (Nyland)
      ♦Justin♦Vinagre♦KWP♦Doherty♦ (Targett)
      Son♦JWP♦Aubameyang♦(Gordon - Greenwood)
      Jiminez♦Werner♦Kane

      Basically I have gone almost completely against your logic. Gut says those forwards will do well, given thier past performance and fixtures. And I like the midfield can't see it changing until gw3
      Who am I leaving out pool defence - don't like thier fixtures. And Salah is sluggish.

      Gw4 is where I think big on defence will work in other words liverpool because what other pricey defence is worthwhile?

      This game is all about adaptability in my opinion

    1. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      he's strong as an ox, he'll be fine, but he probably won't make gw1 now, no Doherty either, so i probably won't get Jimmy for a while

      1. Oi! Shadders!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Muscle strength is not a safeguard against a virus, fyi.

        1. lugs
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 15 days ago

          no but he's young and healthy, so he's probably asymptomatic and not even feeling sick

  15. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Rmt lads Son is a place holder for Fernandes

    Ramsdale

    Taa Davies Vinagre KWP Taylor

    Auba Son Armstrong Greenwood Soucek

    Kane Werner Davis

    5 you could potentially go with captain, not fussed with Salah/Mane but will prob get KDB at some point

    1. Jolly Good
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Looks good.. fairly template

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Salah could sting if he explodes

  16. LangerznMash
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Looking at Liverpool's opening quarter I'm not sure if they get more than 4 clean sheets from their first 9 matches.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Think everyone is slightly overreacting to their recent fixtures. They had the least goals conceded in the PL last season and they have exactly the same players this term. I can easily dismiss the back end of last season after winning the title.

    2. End of King Wilson
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      If they maintain that form over a season, that's 16 clean sheets

  17. ZTF
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    A. Kane, Justin, C.Taylor, 4.5MID
    B. DCL, Dier, Davies, Foden

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      A

  18. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Thoughts?

    McCarthy
    TAA Vinagre Dier
    Salah Soucek Aubemeyang Son ASM
    Werner Ings

    Nyland Taylor Mitchell Brewster

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Very good team- same as me except I am on Alli over Son to hold 1 m in bank to get Martial week 2- Alli will be Ziyech if we hear he is fit for week 1

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        What's with the Alli love?

        1. LangerznMash
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 15 days ago

          Looks to be back playing his favourite shadow striker role.

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Reckon Nyland starts over Steer??

  19. LangerznMash
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Does Reece James start for Chelsea (with Azpi leftback until Chilwell fit)?

    1. Lovren an elevator
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      I think you're right, only until Chilwell is fit. You would think with all the new attacking players, lampard will rarely if ever play a back 3 either

  20. Alex1995
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    This GTG?

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA Dier Vinagre Justin (Mitchell)
    Auba Salah Son ASM (Soucek)
    Werner Ings (Brewster)
    0 ITB

    Any suggestions on how to improve would be appreciated, also if anyone can suggest how to bring Bruno & KDB in over the next couple of gameweeks...

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Son to Bruno is an easy transfer. Looks good.

      1. Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Problem is 0 ITB - Bruno’s 10.5 and Son is 9... would have to downgrade someone else

        1. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 15 days ago

          Downgrade soucek and dier to bank 1.0. Auba to KDB frees up the last 0.5.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Good team- easier to get Martial in for Ings in week 2
      ( Son to Ziyech, Alli or a benched Greenwood to have funds ) and Aubameyang to KDB week 3. If you want Bruno week 2 Salah only feasible option in this set up as you will want Aubameyang for Fulham game. Son to Bruno week 2
      means you need 1.5 m from somewhere.

      1. Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Cheers, finding this 1.5 is the issue I’m having, would rather have Bruno out of the United options at least to begin with - high ownership and easy to downgrade to Rash, Greenwood or Martial

    3. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Ings to Mitrovic would do it

      1. Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Had that originally with 2.5 ITB but I’m just not feeling Mitro (don’t ask why haha)

    4. Could Have Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Similar team to me except I've gone with KWP/Gordon instead of Dier/ASM leaving me the 1.5m itb for Bruno.

      1. Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Had KWP over Justin initially, but wasn’t sure about a Saints double up at the back?

        Now thinking I’ll do Salah to Bruno after GW2 and Auba to KDB after GW3, then I’ll have some spare funds to upgrade where I need to after that

  21. Lovren an elevator
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    will messi be a forward or mid in the game, do we think?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Forward. I'd captain and forget all season

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Sweeper. Getting a bit old now.

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      If Salah is a mid, Messi will be one too.

    4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Mid

  22. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Evening....please can I have a view on best option here. Thanks

    Mccarthy 4m
    Taa xxx xxx Taylor 4m
    Salah auba greenwood xxx soucek
    Werner ings xxx

    A...justin vinagre armstrong mitro

    B.....dier vinagre Ritchie mitro

    C...dier saiss JWP brewster

  23. falafel
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Is Justin a starter for Leicester?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Whilst Perriera is injured, he should be.

    2. bhh
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Should be but I'm worried about this RB they're targeting from Atalanta at €25m. Would probably take his place and be priced much higher around 5.5. Will be assessing Thomas as an alternative.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Yes until Pereira back October/November. Castangne from Atalanta can play either side so being looked at as Chilwell replacement

  24. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    For those benching a United player are you planning on getting KDB in GW2 or later?

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Have Greenwood benched.
      Changed my mind on KDB - prefer Pulisic in for Aubameyang gw3 allows me to get TAA gw4 (no pool until gw4 for me)

      Few will be making that Pulisic move as he wont start gw1 - Chelsea nice fixtures gw 3 and gw4.

  25. bhh
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Might have finally cracked my back line issues by working out fixture pairings for the first 7/8 weeks (which has saved me a nice extra 0.5). Here's what I've got

    McCarthy-Ryan
    TAA - Egan - Coady - Vinagre - Justin
    Auba - Salah - Son - ASM - Armstrong
    Werner - Mitro - (Davis)

    0.5 ITB

    Where should I be putting the 0.5 (or should I save it in the bank; planning on getting Son to Bruno by week 3 so that bit of cash may help!)

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Would go JWP instead of Armstrong I think

    2. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Would go Saiss over Coady and JWP over Armstrong. Rest looks good.

  26. UnitedRthebest
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 15 days ago

    RMT please.

    Ryan Button
    TAA Doherty Vinagre KWP Ferguson
    Salah Auba ASM JWP Reed
    Werner Martial Mitrovic
    Cheers!

    1. bhh
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Would change Ferguson to B.Johnson as he probably has a better chance of playing in the 4.0 bracket. Would possibly downgrade JWP to Armstrong and upgrade Mitro to Antonio or Wood

      1. UnitedRthebest
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 15 days ago

        I do think ferguson will start and won't need him until after his injury. West Ham's fixtures are also really bad so don't want johnson. Think JWP will be a better asset then armstrong and i will probably uprgade him to foden in the ne

        1. UnitedRthebest
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 15 days ago

          lol accidentally deleted half the post.
          *near future. Think mitro will score around the same points as antonio and wood and he is cheaper. Thanks for the response!

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Gordon/Bissouma better pick than Reed?

      1. UnitedRthebest
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 15 days ago

        Maybe but Bissouma wont score much and Gordon a rotation risk. Reed should start and think he could steal some cheeky goals. Not sweating my non-playing 4.5 mid too much though.

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 15 days ago

          Fair enough - but Reed? He has scored 4 goals in 113 games!

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Reed_(footballer)#Career_statistics

  27. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    What do you think over this team?

    Nyland Ryan
    Justin Mitchell Dallas KWP Vinagre
    Auba KDB Salah Son Soucek
    Werner Mitrovic Brewster

    0 ITB

    I am between Ryan/KWP and Lamptey/McCarthy, any thoughts?

    1. bhh
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Downgrade Soucek to a 4.5 and upgrade one of your defenders to a 5.0 like Coady (for Vinagre) or upgrade Mitchell to someone who might actually play

    2. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Ryan/KWP definitely. Think you should downgrade KDB to ziyech and upgrade justin to TAA.

  28. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Play son or bench Fernandes??
    Think I’m slowly moving towards having Don from the start

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      I'm slowly moving the other way. Don't think Son and my sub's (Justin) points in GW1 will be too dissimilar to justify wasting a transfer

  29. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Will this Lionel fella be immune from Pep roulette?

    Squeaky bum around CL fixtures

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      I'll go Sterling fwiw, opposition defence will be shadowing Messi meaning Sterling should do well. Me thinks

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 15 days ago

      City can often beat bottom teams 5-0 without Messi. So why wouldn't they rest him for important CL fixtures?

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 15 days ago

        That's what I am saying, he was benched often for Barcelona in the less important league games