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:

Super Streamers

  • FPL BlackBox 
  • FPL Family 
  • Let’s Talk FPL 
  • Ted Talks FPL 
  • FPL Nymfria 

Social Stars 

  • El Statto 
  • FPL Partridge 
  • FPL Poet 

Top Tools 

  • LIVE FPL

FFS International

  • 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. jamesjoseph2770
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Mitrovic or Che Adams?

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Well, Southampton will score more than Fulham for sure.
      Mitro will be involved in 40% + of Fulham goals. Adams?
      Mitro will not be roatated. Adams?
      At this point - I would choose Mitro but Adams is great prospect and can outscore Mitro - but will he?
      No one can give you answer to this question.
      We can't see future - just go with your logic - or gut feeling 🙂

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Mitro in a vacuum

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Adams in atmosphere 😉

    3. Kambo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Adams looks nailed to me in a much more potent attack then what Fulham can offer.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I'm currently having both in my squad. But if only one, Adams for me

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Ayew

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Ban

  2. Wild Card this...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Hey guys, regarding this link from El Statto for Excel spreadsheet...once I downloaded it and trying to use - can't change any fields - "password protected".
    How do I fix this?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Make a copy.

      1. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Thanks TM

    2. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Struggling with this, too.

      Have saved and renamed a copy, but still unable to edit any cells.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Upload the spreadsheet in google

        1. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 27 days ago

          Cheers, TM.
          Will give that a try.

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Care to share the link?

    4. Fpl_elstatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      The password to edit the cells is mentioned on the webpage just above the download button. It is fpl

      The reason for the password is to prevent you accidentally changing the cells with formulas in and stopping the file from working.

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 27 days ago

    5-2-3 is an insanely ugly looking formation, damn. I want to switch Armstrong out for Digne in my 4-3-3 but can't bring myself to. Maybe if I imagine it as a discount 3-4-3 it'll help. Worst scoring formation according to value too!

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      I've had a few drafts that allow 5-2-3. It does make sense with current pricing. Presumably the '2' are premiums that are ripe for "Upside Chasing", ha ha!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Salah + Ziyech actually, so not quite!

      2. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Without a 4.5/5 striker likely to get reasonably reliable pitchtime avoiding 3 up front seems impossible

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Most points are in midfield, so I'm definitely not a fan

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Over the long term, absolutely. In the short term? I'd disagree, looking at fixtures and the options available to us.

      2. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        I agree.
        Most points are in midfield.
        Unfortunately - in midfield we can't afford.
        Therefore, must be balance...

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 27 days ago

          Yep flexibility is key imo. But then it's not too hard to adjust with say 2 premiums in midfield with one 8.0-9.5 and midfielder and still get the points potential. Just not a fan of 5-2-3

          1. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 27 days ago

            I wouldn't cal 523 or 532 balanced lol 🙂
            I'm on 442 at the moment, but that can change anytime 😉

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 27 days ago

              442 is good, especially with so many options at 4.5 in defence and 5.5-6.0 in midfield.

              I'm conventional so keeping with 343 atm 😉 GL!

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 27 days ago

                Actually, I find talk of fixed formations somewhat passe. Yes, in the past 3-4-3 was optimal, then there was more emphasis on defence etc etc, but this season is a time of coronavirus and condensed schedules. I think we're going to see much more rotation and players being rested if not quarantined.

                As a consequence, I'd advise having a fully active bench - at least ensuring the 3 outfield sub players are active. If you have 13 active outfield players in your squad, it makes sense to rotate them according to f&f. So I'm likely to use pretty much ALL the formations available over the season.

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 27 days ago

                  Agree, it's important to be flexible with the fixtures and players available. 5-4-1 could be the best formation for 8 GWs, then 3-5-2 for the next 12. A "one size fits all" approach never works in FPL, as we discussed when talking about FPL's pricing with midfielders and forwards.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 year, 27 days ago

                    Yes, although I'd hesitate over 4-5-1.
                    With one up top, are the other 2 strikers 4.5 fodder? If so, you run that risk of your main guy being rested and no replacement. If your 2 other strikers are active, they've really got to be 6m+ assets, too expensive to bench.

                    I currently have 5 active defenders including a pair of 4.5s, my 5th midf is Bissouma at 4.5 - which isn't quite satisfactory but I can live with it. My concern is my 3rd striker - I have 2 decent ones and a 4.5. I'm praying Brewster gets a move; otherwise I'm going to have to make sacrifices elsewhere.

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 year, 27 days ago

                      That was a random example, I wouldn't dream of playing 4-5-1 lol. I'm not as bothered with 3 subs as you are, but that could change if the current situation continues.

                    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                      • 9 Years
                      1 year, 27 days ago

                      4-5-1 is the worst, image if one of your attackers get severely injured and another one get a RC and in the same GW..

                      Okay Andy i know you hate the "if" word 😀

                2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 9 Years
                  1 year, 27 days ago

                  I'm starting with 3-4-3 as I think it gives me the most flexibility, despite the more options we got from premium midfielders now compared to premium strikers, but like the guy above me said, can change anytime.

                  Yep thanks for the advice on bench - it is always important especially with the uncertainties nowadays.

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Bellerin or AMN?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Bellerin nailed, AMN isn't.

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Bellerin more nailed, AMN more exciting

    3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Yep, definitely can play the fixtures, bur I'd rather have slots for kdb raheem et al even when the fixtures are not that pretty - you know why

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Rf to flair lol

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 27 days ago

          Happens to all of us 🙂

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Cheers fam

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I don't think either are nailed on honestly... Avoiding both.

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 27 days ago

    How reliable is the Season Ticker?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      You can change ratings to make it more reliable.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Absolutely, I was more wondering how accurate the original figures are considered.

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 27 days ago

          Look at Arsenal home vs away overall, could do with a tweak.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 27 days ago

            Thanks.

  6. ManofKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    How much pitch time do people see the potential bargains of Foden and Greenwood getting? Irregular appearances effectively forces a fairly pricey benchplayer.

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Greenwood a lot more than Foden early doors imo.

      1. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Definitely, but with a decent choice of pretty nailed 8m players I'm finding his price awkward if he only plays 3/5

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      I'm waiting on a final verdict re 3 or 5 substitutes in the PL - I believe that will make quite a difference.

      1. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Good point on 5 subs

      2. Lukakus Unit
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        If it's 5 subs, they're both good options at their price points.

        Both can get points with less than 30 minutes of pitch time.

      3. TheMooyBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        I thought they decided 3 subs?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          The Big Clubs asked the PL to look at it again, sometime this week, I believe.

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Greenwood nailed on every week unless Sancho joins, Foden is really difficult to determine for me as a City fan. More likely he'll play in midfield but KDB has one slot, and him, Bernardo, and Gundogan are competing for the other. The minutes may not be out wide either due to Torres' arrival. Going for the wait and see for Foden, Greenwood is great but Sancho links are still there and United grow closer to coughing up 120M every day so I wouldn't be going for him early.

    4. Kambo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Not worth the risk to jump on until proven with consistent minutes and games. Greenwood more nailed at this point for me as I don't think United will be changing formation, whereas City will rotate their more defensive central midfielders in tougher fixtures so KDB can play advanced.

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    How's this looking?

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA Doherty Bellerin (Vinagre Mitchell)
    Salah(C) Auba Son ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner Mitro Adams

  8. davies
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Bruno Mitrovic
    B) Greenwood Martial

    Also, anyone thinking Raz over KDB in GW3?

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      A

      I'm thinking

    2. Lukakus Unit
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      B, unless United pick up a right sided attacker.

  9. Game of Throw_ins
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    MESSI arrival to FPL Universe could impact many FPL Drafts:
    1) Should we keep EXTRA 1M to accommodate Messi? 13M reasonable for him?
    2) If he joins FPL, will he play as a FWD or MID?

    Obviously, this all is still up in the air but as a Messi fan it is so fascinating for me.

    I hope the Messi situation clears soon, can't fix my head on any strategies or drafts :/

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Just have a plan for him if he joins, he should be no more than a 14M MID. He is very unlikely to join before GW1, even GW2 with the absolute shitshow going on in Barcelona so wasting your time on his arrival is just that, a waste of time.

      1. Game of Throw_ins
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Yeah agree that even if he joins, mostly his gametime starts from GW3. Also wildcard can be an option if my FPL team get get disrupted a lot.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I'm not thinking about him. Pretty sure with my structure I could get him in with a 2FT.

      1. Game of Throw_ins
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        I am also thinking if such a structured team, So pardon me for guessing about yours, but is it downgrading a Vardy/Werner to Ings/Jimenez or even Ings/Jimenez to Antonio/Mitro & THEN Salah/Auba/10-11M to Messi ?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          It would involve downgrading a midfielder and striker, but I don't want to be specific. It depends on circumstances, and it depends on whether I'd even want Messi.

          Nearly everyone is assuming he's a no-brainer, perma-captain benefit. I'm not so sure. I definitely wouldn't get him for his first available game anyway.

          Consider - he won't be match fit as he won't train with Barce. He won't have had time to develop an understanding with his team mates. I can foresee Messi playing a cute pass to a team mate who doesn't read it. In losing possession the oppo will spot the gaping gap Messi leaves behind him and a counter is on. This could happen multiple times.

          Pep need time with the squad on the training ground. At about the time Messi would arrive, near to the close of the transfer window, he'll lose the entire squad to a second international break - Messi could be one of a tiny group left behind.
          So I can see millions tearing up their squads taking masses of hits to get him in, being disillusioned, taking more hits and WCs, then I waltz in with Messi's price down half a million, and he's starting to gel with the first team..

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Messi would run away after watching Raz finishing skills 😆

            No more easy assists pal !

          2. Game of Throw_ins
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Thanks for the detailed reply Andy. Some solid logical points there. If the transfer takes place as late as you anticipated above then surely it makes more sense to wait and watch for first 3-4 GWs atleast and anyways WC is there if someone has to tear apart whole team based on Messi pricing and eye test of all other players meanwhile.

          3. Lukakus Unit
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            All good points.

            Counter point?
            He's Messi!

    3. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I already have another 1.5 Itb. Want some? 😀

      1. Game of Throw_ins
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Haha. Thanks. ☺️ But you may need them anyways after the BGW1.

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Just avoid him and have fun...

      1. Game of Throw_ins
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Yeah that's a possibility for many, but can't do it. Big fan. Just hope that he regains some fire and passion like the MSN days after he rejoins Pep.

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Salad can leave the team forever. Triple pool Defense instead.

  10. Manumana
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    GW1 play. Dilema

    A. Mitro
    B. Soucek

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      B

    2. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      No Mitro for me until his conversion rate prove something reliable

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Soucek

    4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      B

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Newcastle is the team to play Soucek !

    6. Lukakus Unit
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      If you're going to have Soucek in your team, might as well play him GW1.

      That being said, Arsenal has been crap at defending aerials/set pieces forever, so Mitrovic could actually be dangerous GW1 - if he can get decent service.

    7. Thescaff
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Mitro vs Luiz!

  11. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    A or B?

    A. Doherty, Werner
    B. Robertson, Jimenez

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      A

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      A

    4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      What they said

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      A comfortably.

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Thanks!

    6. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      B

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Read the script, amey 😀

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          I did ... 😀

          A has two newcomers to their respective teams. Slightly unknown quantities with some uncertainties in both cases (Jose/new to PL)

          B has 2 proven assets ! You know what you're going to get from them.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            A has better fixtures though. And the money is more top heavy which is good. Having 7m stocked in Robbo can be bad if you need to use the money up top. Whereas Doc is a bit cheaper.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              If going for a cheaper player I'd rather get basement & invest up the pitch.

              Robbo is looking so fired up since restart. He's playing like a man possessed (except after the PL win which we should discount as he must be drunk)

              And I'd take Jimenez over Werner anyday. Brighton Liverpool aren't good fixtures.

              Jimenez loves teams who play with space in behind & play from the back (SHU City)

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 26 days ago

                Are we at all worried about possible rotation with Tsimikas? I can definitely see Robbo benched some games for him. Seems too good of a player to bench sit the whole season...

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 26 days ago

                  Nope.
                  Robbo is by far best LB. The new LB will play Cup games at best to start. Klopp gengenpress ain't that easy to learn. Ask Naby !
                  Way i see it, if going short term: Robbo (attacking points spread over the season)
                  If long term: VVD + 0.5 nicks it

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 year, 26 days ago

                  I think with this season being so truncated, rotation is going to be essential for all teams, especially those going for 4 trophies. This is why Chelsea, Arsenal, United are stuffing their squads full. Robbo will sit out a few games, as will TAA. I'm prepared to take that on the chin like I do with Pep-tation.

          2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            You must be boring at the parties.. just kidding man but yeah fair point!

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              I never try NEW drinks 😆

              Always get my tried and tested beer !

    7. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Agree with Amey. B. Tried ‘n tested.

  12. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Are people going with 3 or 4 at the back?

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      3 with Taylor and Mitchell back up. Think I can survive at least a few weeks

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Flexible. can play 3, 4 or 5 at back ...

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        This
        Thanks to Soucek

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 26 days ago

      4, don't like the team balance with 3 and we've got great defensive options

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      both, sometimes 5.

    5. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Probably 4, as need funds for quality mids and forwards...TAA, Doherty, Justin and Vinagre all have nice attacking stats as well as cs potential with those fixtures...

    6. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Predominantly a 4, but can switch to a 3 with ease.

  13. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Another one...which one?

    A. Doherty, Soucek, Werner
    B. Dier, Armstrong, Werner
    C. Robertson, Soucek, Jimenez

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Still A

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      A

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Not B !
      C 😉

  14. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    On paper, who would you rather play in GW2?

    A. Taylor (lei)
    B. Soucek (ars)

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Soucek

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Soucek easily

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      B

    4. Soto Ayam
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Soucey baby

    5. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Thanks all.

      I have Antonio as well, does that make any difference? Or still soucek?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Nope
        No difference

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Traore with COVID-19, likely to be quarantined. Wolves in trouble, no RWBs, one LWB, 11 days till the start of the season, I'd start moving faster if I were them. Great for Vinagre though!

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      No Europe helps the situation...but true, attacking stats weakened already during the spring/summer...

    2. amitmishr
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Who sells before the replacement is tied up.

      They went ahead with Doherty despite not closing the amn deal. Now stuck in limbo. Though reguilon would be a great addition for them

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Dalot
        Young + Portuguese

        Wolves love that 😉

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Neto is only 5.5, hmmm

  16. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    A) Werner, Greenwood
    B) Ings, Ziyech (0.5ITB)

    Which one would you choose, already own Bruno

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Don't bench two MUN players.

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Why not? If something is wrong, then maybe benching one MUN player is wrong too

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Because you take too much away from your GW1 team. One player is like having a minor injury for a week. Two is a bit too greedy.

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Got son for gw1 who wud become Bruno in gw2

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              Then you don't own Bruno yet...

              1. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 26 days ago

                Was looking to get advice for gw2 so wud have already own Bruno by then 🙂

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 year, 26 days ago

                  Yah... doesn't work like that. You're down a FT already with that strategy.

          2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            10.5 maybe too much as well 😉 your call anyway

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        I wouldn't worry if I had a starting XI. A

        1. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Thank you

    2. amitmishr
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Ziyech is an injury concern. Not sure if he will be fit in time.

      Mount would be a good replacement for 2/3 weeks

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        A it is then thank you

    3. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      For gw2 and onwards, forgot to mention

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        😆

  17. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    What seems to be the better plan?

    a. Ings gw1. Ings > Martial gw 2 with ft.
    b. Martial gw1, benched for Mitchell. No ings.

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      A. I'd thinking twice before benching 9.0 player

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Ugh Mitchell isn't good enough cover. If you had a better 4.5m dude, B might be good. I have Ings with 0.5m in the back planned right now but not going to force the transfer.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Depends if you have other transfers in mind, or 2Ft for GW3. There's not enough info to make a proper decision. If you have no other transfer plans at all, playing Ings over Mitchell is clearly preferable.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Would play an assured starter if you're going to bench Martial

  18. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Why has nobody discussed Moura as an option?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Because it's by no means clear how much he figures in Mou's plans.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Because he isn't one? Prefer Son or Alli.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      They might not see him as an option.

    4. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      He’s very in and out and will be even more so this season.

  19. fplfansss
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    RMT
    McCarthy, Nyland
    TAA, Doherty, Vinagre, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, Auba, Son, ASM, Stephens
    Mitro, Vardy, Ayew

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Very template, arise Sir Knight!

    2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Your slight differentials are ASM and Vardy over Soucek and Werner.

      Still good though...

  20. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Which one is crazier?

    A. My 4-spurs-for-GW1 team
    B. Camzy's 10.5-midfielder-on-bench-GW1 team

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Both

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        You didn't answer the question correctly 😉

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 26 days ago

          A because it restricts transfers

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Fair point

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      The one with Moura

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        No moura here

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I honestly don't think it's crazy. I just consider it like you have a player who has a minor niggle but is guaranteed to be back in GW2.

      Last year I benched Mane for a week after he got injured and it worked out very well. I don't see why people have such an issue with it. If MUN didn't have such good fixtures I wouldn't do it.

      Think about if the reverse were true. Pool blank GW 1 and they have CPL bha in GW2. Are people going to all have 0 Pool players or preplan those transfers?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 26 days ago

        United have good fixtures? Palace and Brighton sure, but then Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, Everton in the next 5? Dreadful fixtures, I wouldn't want a single United asset for this run.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          It's Bruno though. He can make you pay just for the CPL game alone.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Him scoring 15 points wouldn't make up for that run.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          What’s dreadful about Chelsea and Everton and Arsenal? Yes Liverpool has a worse defensive record over the last 12 but none of those defences is anything like solid

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Right. All of those can be got at by United. I'd be less confident in the United defence against those sides, not the attack.

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Everton are very solid under Ancelotti and have revamped their midfield, don't let post-restart beach form fool you. Arsenal have been well organised under Arteta too, as shown by the FA Cup Semi-Final and Community Shield. Both poor games for attacking teams and you can expect Chelsea to improve after signing a world class CB in Thiago Silva, a new LB in Chillwell and returning Kante to the CDM role. Terrible run of games for any team.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              So post restart counts for Arsenal but not Everton?

              The Community Shield counts for more than Premier League games? Battered in cup semi final of course and got away with poor finishing

              Everton wretched defensive run started well before lockdown

              Lampard has yet to organise a defence anywhere.,His Derby side was leaky just in the way Chelsea have been - letting in loads of goals because they are poorly organised. Kante will make some difference.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 26 days ago

                Everton had nothing to play for, Arsenal did. Plus Ancelotti has signed Allan, a top defensive midfielder, and is going to be adding Doucoure to the mix. Add to the fact that Carlo's pretty solid at organizing a defense and I wouldn't back United to score more than 1, maybe 2 against them.

                Arteta beat Wolves, City, Liverpool (twice), Chelsea, you don't do that without knowing how to organize a defense. As a City fan they well deserved that win, xG doesn't tell the story at all.

                Chelsea aren't great, agree, but they've added Thiago Silva, Kante at CDM, Chillwell and that goes a long way no matter how naive Lampard is.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 26 days ago

                  It’s not about wins though is it? It’s about keeping clean sheets - you say yourself they could easily concede 2 to United - I’d have that a decent fixture

                  Chelsea are a completely unknown quantity with as many as 6 new starters - Lampard is the one consistent thing there and as you say he’s naive.

                  Everton may be a bit better this time but hardly a fixture to run away from

                  Put all this together and not wanting any United now is OTT no 😀

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 year, 26 days ago

                    The amount of goals conceded in those matches? 0, 0, 1, 1, 1. Not quite leaky at the back is it?

                    Doesn't mean you can ignore the excellent defensive signings, chief among them Thiago Silva, a player who can transform any defense with his class.

                    Everton will be a lot better this time, definitely a fixture to run away from. Ancelotti knows what he's doing.

                    It's a dreadful run of fixtures and I'm confident I'll be proved right, but agree to disagree 🙂

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 year, 26 days ago

                      Which fixtures were 0 0 1 1 1?

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 26 days ago

                        Arsenal wins over the big teams I listed.

                      2. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 year, 26 days ago

                        Including cup games and Community Shield? Arsenal conceded over 50 in the PL last season

                      3. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 26 days ago

                        Looking over the entire season is a poor way to consider defensive ability in this context, considering Emery's horrible tactics and the improvements in personnel Arsenal are making - Partey, Saliba, Gabriel - and the improved defensive ability Arteta has showed.

                        I meant the games Arteta won with Arsenal that I listed - City, Chelsea in FA Cup, Wolves in the league, Liverpool in the league and the CS.

                      4. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 year, 26 days ago

                        Now you’re making transfers that haven’t even happened 😀

                        Under Arteta Arsenal still conceded plenty. He looks to be a promising manager but you’re arguing on the basis of cup games - an Arsenal specialty after all - and deciding to ignore League form unless it suits you

                        No axe to grind here I’m simply amused by the inconsistency of your arguments. Carlo is a good defensive manager so that’s critical. Frank is a poor one so we can ignore that. Everton were poor post lockdown (and before) but who cares? Arsenal looked a bit better during that time so that’s all important 😀

                      5. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 26 days ago

                        Gabirel has happened, just not announced. Partey is close but agree that including him is wrong.

                        It's not being inconsistent, I'm looking at how it is realistically especially with transfers. Looking at last season is always useful but you're ignoring the changes in personnel and how they impact the team which is what I'm very confused about. When did I say to ignore Lampard's naivety? All I said was the upgrades in the team will improve their defense and last seasons numbers aren't the best predictor of this season, especially looking at their underlying xGA. Which is perfectly reasonable.

                        Everton's were unleashing midfields involving Davies and Siggurdson, now they've added Allan and soon Doucoure...

                        Arsenal were a lot better under Arteta and that's only going to continue, they may not have been perfect but the serious progress displayed - as shown by the matches I listed - will only continue.

                        I'm tired of this discussion and I'm very confident I'll be proved right, let's see what happens. Good luck!

              2. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 26 days ago

                This season will see what Frank is all about. Can he use all that talent nicely. Organizing Defense is important aspect yup

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Don't hate Chelsea, Arsenal or Everton. Just Spurs for attacking.

      2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        You probably benched mane because it saved you a transfer. In this case, it's the start of a new season so many other viable options to move around with that sum of money rather than benching 10.5.

        Seen you've been slated for that move, just pulling the leg here 😉

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          And doesn't it save a transfer? I know I want him starting GW2. So it saves me a transfer and unlike in the Mane situation I can handpick a team to cover his absence. What's even better is that I know for a fact he'll be back in GW2. That wasn't an assurance I had with Mane and I still kept him anyway.

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            So it's actually Bruno's expected points GW2 onwards vs someone else's potential points in GW1 for you. Yeah, the cat and its skin.. best of luck

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              It's Bruno placeholder vs Justin +4points.

              I don't see a good Bruno placeholder that I wouldn't want to just hold onto anyway. And the problem with both Bruno placeholders (Son and Salah) is that it floats 1.5m. That's money I can be using to balance the team.

              So it comes down to... Which of the 3 players do I value more? Salah, Bruno or Son. And I have chosen Bruno and Son...

              1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 26 days ago

                Wow no room for Salah in GW1 eh.. brave guy

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 year, 26 days ago

                  Well you can't get them all!

              2. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 26 days ago

                I am thinking exactly this and going with no Salah for GW1 and hope Leeds can do well

    4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      A

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Where is your team allegiance ??

      Shall i call someone from North London police here ?? Is it allowed to have 4 spurs olayers by a Gunner ?? 😛

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        I'm blinded by the sea of greens

    6. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I've got 16m locked up on my bench in the form of Kev 'n' Charlie. But A is crazy if it involves Doherty in a Wolves shirt. 11 days and you can't touch it?

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        My team is pretty settled, and I'm a patient guy.

        Hopefully no injuries to my players now though

    7. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I’m in Camzys camp.

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Good for you. Pretty lonely out here 😛

    8. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      10.5 mid on the bench isn't remotely crazy.

      It's sensible...

  21. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Dani Ceballos will go on loan for another season to Arsenal. [Jose Luis Sanchez]

    Extremely reliable for Madrid, consider it done. Great for Arsenal, adds much-needed creativity and was excellent after the restart. Better for Auba, the whole attack in general.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Amazing signing !

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I think Arteta has Willian down for that position, so they'll rotate, with maybe Pepe and Saka sharing the right flank?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Rotation Galore !

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Willian and Ceballos rotate? Not a chance, Ceballos is nailed. They're different types of players and hold different positions anyways.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Willian played wide for Chelsea but Arteta says he want's him central. Ceballos can play deeper but he seems better suited in the Ozil role where he's far more creative than Willian. If Ceballos is nailed, it makes Willian somewhat peripheral.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Not really, Ceballos has been playing that deep lying playmaker role under Arteta so they could play together. He isn't much of a #10. The lineup looks like:

            Laca
            Auba - Willian - Pepe/Saka
            Ceballos - Xhaka (Partey if signed)
            Tierney - Gabriel - Saliba/Luiz - Bellerin

            I'm sure Ceballos will play, the other players will be fitted in around him.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              Okay, cheers. Did Ceballos get a lot more gametime under Arteta? He was to in-and-out with Emery.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 26 days ago

                A look at whoscored tells me Ceballos started 13 of 15 games under Arteta, so yes.

  22. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    If salah blank against LEEDS will you make a move Salah > Bruno(C) ? Or, hesitate to transfer out one of the season keeper ?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Salah is not a season keeper !

      1. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        My current strategy is this Salah to Bruno move but may backfire at the same time & difficult to bring him back.whats Ur opinion mate?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Don't let my plan influence yours 🙂
          I'm definitely selling Salah for Bruno as i don't like salah fixtures till GW 6

          1. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Thank you dude !!! Will monitor fixturewise too.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              Yup 🙂

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            I got rid of Salah. I can get 2 games out of Auba, potentially as captain for both before a 2FT-incoming Mancs switch. One game for Salah seems too restrictive.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              I can do that too. Will solve 1000 problems 😀

              BUT, I don't want to pick up a risk of Going with a flat track bully at home vs a promoted team in GW 1. Can call me a coward but I'll be one in that GW. I don't trust Auba enough to © him in away game too. Home to WHU in GW 2 is different as WHU takes shots left right center ....

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      If you have him as a season-keeper and get rid after one game, boy are you one terrible player! If you've got him as a place-holder for eg KDB, stick to the plan.

      1. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Actually to the point,what is the opinion from your side is he a season keeper or, not..just want to know your views regarding this.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Andy what is your view of premium defence and premium attack?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          MY view? Ha! My view is that FPL Towers have played a cute little trick on us, luring the great majority. Not consciously, but because the big points have been in midfield lately, they've bumped up the premium midfield prices and reduced defence and attack. People haven't really thought this through, see. They're still going heavy in midfield and neglecting back and front.

          For me, the best value continues to be in defence, and I've got a trio of premium defenders as season-keepers. mine are TAA, Robbo and Doherty, all with significant attacking potential. I've got a pair of 4.5s that I think will see significant gametime - they're not intended as bench-patsies (one is Taylor, the other could be Vingre, Saiba - currently Lascelles).

          Then, 2 big midfielders and 2 big strikers seems a decent balance, and plenty from which to select captains. I'll probably hang onto KDB for the season, but the other three I have in mind to try 'upside chasing'! So neither of my playing strikers (I have a 4.5 corpse on the bench) are intended to be season-keepers, but having 2 on the go (given their reasonable prices) along with 2 big midfielders seems the best strategy to me.

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            nice, who is 2x premo mids, and then your front 3 ??

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              GW1 starts with KDB on the bench, Auba as captain, and a front 2 of Kane and Nketiah (or another 6m).

              GW3 2FT will possibly be Auba+6m > Martial and Chelsea midf (Pulisic or Ziyech - or Harvetz). But that's not set in stone - over GW1-2 Kane could flop, as could Alli (who may be a placeholder for Greenwood, or maybe not).

              I'm keeping options open, not fully expecting to get the exact squad I want until GW5 at latest.

    3. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I’m thinking of doing Salah > KDB with my free and Bruno captain 😉

  23. fplfansss
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Best 5.5 MF?
    A. Saka
    B. McGinn
    C. Westwood
    D. Demarai
    E. ASM
    F. Armstrong

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Considering you must have Soucek already, I'd get Armstrong

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Soucek

      Saka worth a punt among them

      1. fplfansss
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Not a friendly schedule for Soucek, eh?

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Best value regardless of fixtures

    3. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I’d consider putting Klich from Leeds on that list, just for the fact he’s their penalty taker...

    4. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Neither of those players, the best scoring 5.5 mid will be Harrison

  24. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Can you get away with having no Salah for these 8 fixtures from GW2?

    Chelsea, Villa, Everton, City (away)
    Arsenal, SHU, Westham, Leics (Home)

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      One can setup a much better team with salah not in plans and Auba/KDB, bruno and son as three mids

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Only SHU & WHU home would worry me

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Do you think TAA Robbo could cover salah with rotating captaincy between KDB, Werner and Bruno for the season?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          That's a difficult one.
          Taa Robbo would cover all attackers on par with their prices over the season.

          Salah © is a different thing all together. Last season i saw 40+ points variance in 2 GW's i didn't own him (BOth time i had mane)

          DGW 25 & vs Brighton away after Restart. Nit having him when you don't have a great alternative can kill 2/3 GW's good work easily.

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Agree with that mate

            so would you get robbo over a 7.0 MF like greenwood??

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              I'm hanging on Greenwood Verdict till GW 4.
              After window is shut we'll decide about him i guess. No RW = Greenwood IN !

              But apart from a nailed Greenwood I don't see any midfielder/attacker competing with Robbo long term

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 26 days ago

                Heh, yeh, I would have rephrased the question, "so would you get robbo over a 7.0 MF OTHER THAN greenwood??"
                Answer - 'yes, I would!'

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 26 days ago

      I expect 4 blanks in the away matches, so that's not a problem. Arsenal and Sheffield United are decent defensively and I wouldn't captain him over other candidates, but that's more subjective. West Ham (C) is hat-trick material but Leicester are more tricky and United play West Brom that week so that's another captaincy opportunity ignored. So, imo you would be fine without him.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Yes, the key question to ask yourself is, 'How many would i want to CAPTAIN him for?' Answer - one, maybe two. Not enough to get or hang onto him. If you play 'upside chasing' you could get him for the fixture you want to captain him for, then get rid the next GW.

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      As long as you use the cash wisely, it should be fine.

  25. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Best mid option for 6m or under?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Current preference is Soucek, Saint Maximin, Shelvey, Saka

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Trossard/Ward Prowse at 6 if you are willing to take a punt

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Ward prowse could be a decent differential, but already have Ings.

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Cheers. Currently on asm, although saka could be a great option. Think he's nailed?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          I expect him to start couple of games, not sure about long term. Unlikely to be nailed unless injury happens

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Think I'll avoid for now and reassess after arsenals bad fixture run is over. Thanks bud.

    2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Pereira for me.

      If he can step it up to the next level, then he could be an absolute bargain.

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Armstrong, Soucek

  26. Kobayashi
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Which is preferable (assuming you already have another premium captaincy option)?

    A) Salah + 4.5m forward (to be benched, replaced by Vinagre) +0.5m

    B) Ziyech + Martial

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Starting gw2 B if no injury issues

  27. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    I think I am sticking to this Salah-less team

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Tierney Egan /Vinagre
    Auba Bruno Son Armstrong /Soucek
    Werner Mitro Davies

    - Cant find any good placeholders for Bruno in GW1, so he will be benched
    - 2 FTs in GW3 - Auba to KDB and AWB or Ake for Tierney (Arsenals fixtures turn difficult here)
    - Captaincy between KDB, Bruno and Werner
    - Occasional switch from KDB to Salah and back when required

    Your thoughts please...any better defensive combo than Tierny and Egan? like a DIgne/Doherty and 4.5??

    1. Kobayashi
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Fairly template overall, should do ok - Liverpool haven't looked as sound defensively during preseason, but I know you're not necessarily relying on CSs there. Most will be doing Auba to KDB in GW2-3, so that's a fairly straightforward one.

      I'd give it a 6.5/10 overall, but definitely not bad!

  28. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Chelsea Home Games during Restart
    Matches: 4
    Goals: 8
    Goals Conceded: 1
    Clean Sheets: 3

    Chelsea Away Games During Restart
    Matches: 5
    Goals: 9
    Goals Conceded: 14
    Clean Sheets: 0

    Make up your mind, Frank!

    The possession based, offensive system clearly works a treat at home when the opponent is boxed in but gets found out away when teams are more offensively-inclined and find the gaps in the system on the counter. Interested to see how Lampard deals with this, I'm sure he knows the importance of defensive strength considering the managers he worked under. Silva, Chillwell, Kante at CDM should provide the quality he needs, now he has to make it work. If he doesn't, I'm sure Allegri will figure it out in 20/21!

  29. balint84
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Jimenez+Maximin
    or
    Werner+Soucek

    1. amitmishr
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Jiminez+soucek

  30. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    How’s this guys?

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Vinagre Davies Targett Johnson
    Salah Aubameyang Son Greenwood Armstrong
    Werner Mitrovic Brewster

    Thanks

    1. Kobayashi
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Not bad, fairly template - I'd keep an eye on Brewster's loan situation, if anything comes of it. A couple of solid premium captaincy options in there too.

      6.7/10 overall from me, looks good!