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The best premium FPL forwards for 2020/21

Having already assessed the budget and mid-price forwards in the Fantasy Premier League price list, we round off our player-by-player guide to the new season with a look at the heavy hitters in attack.

Definitions of ‘premium’ will differ from person to person but for the purposes of this piece, it covers the 11 strikers whose starting prices are £8.0m and up.

It’s hard to remember a time when Fantasy managers didn’t have a single forward to choose from above £10.5m but that’s the situation we face in 2020/21, with five premium midfielders having been slapped with starting prices of £11.5m or more.

There could be value to be had up front, then, and some relative differentials, too: of the 15 players who currently have an FPL ownership of 20% of more, only three are £8.0m+ forwards.

Analysis of the big-money strikers follows, while you can read our run-through of the best goalkeepers, defenders and midfielders via the links below:

SERGIO AGUERO AND GABRIEL JESUS

Sergio Aguero (£10.5m) is now available at his cheapest ever price in FPL but there has been little discussion of him in the Fantasy world ahead of the new campaign, with Manchester City blanking in Gameweek 1 and question marks still existing over his fitness following a season-ending injury in June.

A total of 132 points was the Argentinean’s lowest score since 2012/13 but there were mitigating circumstances, with injuries and rotation seeing him miss 12 league matches altogether and endure another eight benchings.

When he’s available and starting he’s almost peerless as an FPL forward: Aguero was by some distance the pick of the bunch among strikers last season for attacking returns (1.30) per 90 minutes.

Positional rival Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) recorded exactly the same number of goals and assists combined as Aguero in 2019/20 (22) but had over 500 more minutes of pitch-time.

When we examine the big-budget forwards in this piece using the ‘per 90’ tool in our Premium Members Area to level the playing field, it’s a City one-two for big chances, penalty box touches, attempts on goal, shot on target and efforts in the box – you name it, Aguero and Jesus boss it.

The ‘per 90′ is the key part, however, and often we’re trying to second-guess which of the two Citizens’ strikers will be given the nod by Pep Guardiola and how long they’ll last in any given game.

Jesus had a free run after Aguero’s recent injury, delivering seven attacking returns and starting eight games in a row in the run-in.

Any period of absence for one of the two makes the other a far more attractive option in FPL; otherwise, it’s the usual high-risk, high-reward game in trying to anticipate Guardiola’s starting XI every Gameweek and benefit from the goals that usually follow.

ANTHONY MARTIAL AND RICHARLISON

Two of the new additions to the forward pool have been reclassified by FPL after spending 2019/20 as Fantasy midfielders.

Anthony Martial (£9.0m) and Richarlison (£8.0m) were both deployed centrally by their managers last season, with the former leading the line in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 4-2-3-1 and the latter striking up a partnership with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) on Merseyside.

Martial averaged 6.2 points per match as an FPL midfielder in 2019/20 and the Frenchman would still have beaten most of the other forwards in this piece even if his positional reclassification had come a year ago:

Player2019/20 Points Per Match
Vardy6.0
Martial (had he been a forward)5.5
Aguero5.5
Kane5.4
Ings5.2
Jimenez5.1
Richarlison (had he been a forward)4.3
Jesus4.3
Firmino4.1
Lacazette3.9

2019/20 was by some distance Martial’s best-ever FPL season, with the 24-year-old striker racking up 17 goals, nine assists and 200 points and finishing a clear fifth among FPL midfielders in the overall points table.

The arrival of Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) and later return to fitness of Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) and Paul Pogba (£8.0m) seemed to invigorate him, with 15 of his 26 attacking returns coming in the final 13 Gameweeks.

Martial averaged 8.0 FPL points per match over this period, which bodes well for a full season with his aforementioned teammates in an exciting Red Devils attack.

Having previously had something of a reputation as being injury-prone, he also became a reliable starter after an early-season spell on the sidelines, missing only one of United’s final 29 league matches.

Richarlison hit 13 goals for the second season in a row, meanwhile, and it seldom seems to matter in which position he plays (out wide or through the middle) or under which manager (he averaged 4.8 points as an FPL midfielder under Marco Silva and 4.6 under Ancelotti).

One slight cause for concern is over Everton’s ability to carve out opportunities of real quality for him, with the Brazilian’s rate of big chances per 90 minutes the worst of the 11 strikers in this piece.

Both players will also be worse off as FPL forwards thanks to the loss of the extra clean sheet and goal points (any boost on the Bonus Points System only partly offsetting that), while Martial and United blank in Gameweek 1.

Everton and the Reds sit first and third in our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 2-11, though, so the pair will soon be on the FPL radar if they are not already.

ROBERTO FIRMINO AND ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE

We have grouped together these two strikers as they are arguably the two least-appealing picks in the premium bracket, at least based on what we saw in 2019/20.

A bit like Luka Modric, Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) will probably go down in Fantasy history as someone whose invaluable on-field performances weren’t adequately represented by FPL returns.

A huge asset off the ball and an intelligent link-up player, he has averaged only 11.4 Premier League goals per season in his five years at Anfield, less than half of what Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) has averaged since his return to England.

Firmino’s underlying stats were actually pretty decent in 2019/20 – he bettered Sadio Mane (£12.0m) for shots in the box, for example – but he hasn’t been clinical since joining the Reds in 2015, with his goal conversion rate never above 20% (which is a decent barometer) in that time.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m) is usually a tad more reliable when facing the whites of the goalkeepers’ eyes but, unlike Firmino, he doesn’t seem to be a trustworthy starter.

The Frenchman was benched in six of the 20 league matches that Mikel Arteta oversaw since his appointment in December, with Eddie Nketiah (£6.0m) playing an increasingly prominent role.

Even when he has started, Lacazette has not posed too much of a goal threat himself: only five goals have arrived in his 19 appearances under Arteta, a reflection of the almost Firmino-esque deep-dropping role he has been tasked with.

Speculation grows about his future in north London, too, so we won’t dwell any further on his credentials for the time being.

HARRY KANE

Tottenham Hotspur sit top of our Season Ticker in the opening eight Gameweeks, with Jose Mourinho’s troops facing six clubs who finished 10th or below last season and newly promoted West Bromwich Albion.

Mourinho’s ‘second season’ is traditionally his best and, after some Jekyll-and-Hyde displays in the campaign just gone, there were signs of some improvement towards the end of 2019/20.

Harry Kane (£10.5m) plundered seven goals in the Lilywhites’ final eight games, while no FPL forward registered more ‘big chances’ than the England international after lockdown ended.

A comparison with Son Heung-min (£9.0m) from Gameweek 30+ onwards also ended in Kane’s favour, although there had been ongoing concerns about the forward’s waning FPL powers before that point.

One downside to Spurs assets is that they are in UEFA Europa League qualifying action either side of their Gameweek 1-4 fixtures, which will likely mean a Thursday-Sunday turnaround for their opening matches.

Kane looks a fairly secure pick regardless, as he has yet to face bench duty under Mourinho in the Premier League.

JAMIE VARDY

The Golden Boot winner and the highest-scoring Fantasy forward of 2019/20, Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) plundered 30 attacking returns and 34 bonus points in the season just gone.

His overall score of 210 points was made all the more noteworthy considering that there were nine blanks and three no-shows from Gameweeks 19 to 32+, with a loss of fitness and form plaguing the second half of the campaign.

Most of the damage was done in the first half of the season.

From Gameweeks 3 to 18, Vardy found the back of the net on 17 occasions and set up a further five goals – a purple patch that conjured up memories of Luis Suarez’s astonishing 2013/14 campaign.

The long-serving striker averaged 8.6 points per match over this run of games, delivering six double-digit hauls and blanking on just three occasions.

A whopping 24 of his 30 attacking returns came against clubs ranked tenth or below, which made him a relatively safe bet for the captaincy in plum fixtures.

It’s also a relevant stat considering who Leicester City have to play in the opening five Gameweeks of 2020/21, with West Bromwich Albion, Burnley, West Ham and Aston Villa all facing Brendan Rodgers’ troops.

DANNY INGS

Danny Ings (£8.5m) more than doubled his Premier League goals tally in one fell swoop in 2019/20, finding the back of the net on 22 occasions.

There were only three double-digit hauls over the course of the season but his consistency of returns more than made up for it, along with a league-best bonus points tally of 40.

Even accounting for his substantial price rise, no other forward provided better value based on FPL’s points-per-million metric (last season’s points divided by next season’s prices) in 2019/20.

And even levelling the playing field to take the differing amounts of game-time out of the equation (last season’s points per match divided by next season’s prices), Ings also comes out in a positive light:

Player2019/20 Points Per Match / 2020/21 Prices
Vardy0.60
Martial (had he been a forward)0.61
Aguero0.52
Kane0.51
Ings0.61
Jimenez0.60
Richarlison (had he been a forward)0.54
Jesus0.45
Firmino0.43
Lacazette0.46

The upcoming fixtures look decent, with Saints facing six sides who either came up from the Championship or finished 10th or below in the top flight between now and Gameweek 8.

And there is a possibility that Ings may have more of a say at spot-kick situations now, too, having taken two in July in his pursuit of the Golden Boot and again tasked with the responsibility from 12 yards in a recent pre-season game.

RAUL JIMENEZ

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Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) is available for the same price as Ings in the upcoming campaign.

The Mexican, a bit like the Saints striker, wasn’t too explosive last season, registering just three double-digit hauls – two of them against Manchester City – over the entirety of 2019/20.

But the points arrived on a regular basis, with his 24 attacking returns coming in 21 different games.

From Gameweeks 8 to 19, he blanked only twice.

Rotation was rarely a worry and no FPL forward started more games or played more minutes than Jimenez last season.

The Mexican started 37 of Wolves’ 38 Premier League fixtures, only being benched in Gameweek 20 when Nuno Espirito Santo’s side faced two matches in the space of 48 hours.

Wolves kick the season off with an off-putting double-header against Sheffield United and Manchester City, two clubs who finished in the top four for fewest goals conceded in 2019/20, although Pep Guardiola’s side were beaten home and away by Santo’s troops last season.

Beyond that, the picture is rosier, as clashes with newly promoted Fulham and Leeds United are sandwiched by matches against West Ham United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace.

Another tick against Wolves’ name is that they won’t be involved in European club competition this season, so they won’t be afflicted by the Thursday-Sunday turnaround that plagued them in 2019/20 and led to some early-season rotation from Nuno Espirito Santo.

TIMO WERNER

Werner scores on Chelsea debut as Ziyech sustains knee injury

The final entry in this article is an unknown quantity in terms of FPL but his track record in Germany (28 goals in 34 matches last season) has seen him quickly become the most-owned forward in the game.

Timo Werner (£9.5m) sits in over 40% of Fantasy Premier League squads at the time of writing, with only Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) more popular.

Chelsea’s opening fixtures are appealing, with seven clubs who finished ninth or below last season (we include newly promoted West Brom among that contingent) awaiting the Blues in Gameweeks 1-9.

How best to tap into Frank Lampard’s promising attack is the big question.

Chelsea were third for ‘big chances’ created last season but only four clubs converted a smaller percentage of their clear-cut opportunities.

Can Werner be the man to turn those chances into goals?

A healthy conversion rate of 22.7% in the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign suggests it’s possible, with his big chance conversion rate of 46.2% considerable better than that of Tammy Abraham (£7.5m and 28.1%).

There is also the possibility of him being on penalties, with Willian (£8.0m) now departed and Jorginho (£5.0m) out of favour; Werner has converted 13 of his 16 career spot-kicks.

You can read much more on Werner in our stand-alone Scout Report here.

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912 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Close to 2000 in LMS.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Already in, ill be out in the 14th 🙂

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Nah, nearly impossible.

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Better than going out in GW 30 ... 😀
        At least you don't have hopes for 29 GW's. Ha ha

  2. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Werner looks awesome on YouTube highlights clips

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jim, Martial, Vardy, Kane and Ings look awesome scoring goals in the premier league 🙂

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        They don't score as many goals and assists as Werner. He's a better all around player than all of them.

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          That is a pretty bold statement.

      2. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I remember watching highlights of Ings’ previous 6 goals about half way through the season to see if it looked sustainable, and every one seemed to have arisen directly from a defensive mistake. So I decided he wouldn’t be able to keep it up.

        Proved my highlight clips technique so badly wrong

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      So does Van De Beek 😎

  3. Kannbury
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Interesting signing Van De Beek at Man Utd.
    Surely the next logical move for them would be a Pogba+cash deal to bring back Ronaldo.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pogba is signing a new contract.

      Also madness to sell a World Class CM for a 35 year old even though I'm his biggest fan ever.

      1. Kannbury
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Don't see enough of the world class Pogba at Utd, maybe he will sort his attitude out this season.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No way I'm taking CR7 back right now.
      It's not a retirement home !
      He turned his back on the club in his prime.

      Re Pogba, can't see anyone affording him this window. Also he's going to sign a new contract according to his agent

      1. BoleynWin
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        You post a fair bit of sense on here but not today Amey.

        Ronaldo didn’t ‘turn his back on Utd’ whatsoever, he’d won the Prem & wanted a new challenge. He’s always said that he aims to win the title in the top leagues of England Spain & Italy, sticking around at Utd for another 10 years would have mate that very difficult, I also don’t think he would have become half the player he’s turned out to be by staying in Manchester for his entire career. I don’t see how a single Utd fan can be bitter towards Ronaldo, he gave you some of the most tantalising football from a winger you’ve ever seen.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I'm thankful for him for winning us so many trophies with others who left the club.

          But my point is this ain't a retirement home. He had ambitions in him so does United (should have) about their plans.

          I see that's the reason why United haven't turned towards all those Barca & RM "washed out" players in past couple of seasons. Those big clubs rarely sell players that are half good for them.

          I'm not bitter but I'm being practical here. That was his time to be ambitious. This is clubs time to say no even if such offer comes.

          Bdw i take half of your first line as a complement 😛 (accept the second part of that statment gracefully too 😉 )

          1. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I’m with you on this one Amey. I felt the same way about Henry when he left to go to Barcelona. I understand the moves that both he and Ronaldo made but they still left our club, so I get why you don’t want him back. I wasn’t keen when Henry returned for that short period at the end and Arsenal fans were hailing his return. He chose to go and now when he refers to himself as an Arsenal fan through and through I still go back to his decision to head off in 2007, so he broke his ties that day,

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Agree completely 🙂

  4. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Barnes and ings
    B) Son and Mitrovic

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  5. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I’m playing the FPL draft game this year. What would you change in my pecking order?

    1. Salah
    2. Auba
    3. KDB
    4. Manè
    5. Sterling
    6. Fernandes
    7. Werner
    8. Trent
    9. Kane
    10. Aguero
    11. Vardy
    12. Son
    13. Rashford
    14. Martial
    15. Jimenez
    16. Ings
    17. Robertson
    18. Pulisic
    19. Greenwood
    20. Richarlison
    21. Ziyech
    22. VVD
    23. Firmino
    24. Mahrez
    25. Willian
    26. Foden
    27. Grealish
    28. Pepe
    29. Antonio
    30. Pogba
    31. Maddison
    32. Digne
    33. Pope
    34. Bergwijn
    35. Jesus
    36. Mitrovic
    37. Barnes
    38. Jota

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Why is Pogba even in that list?

    2. Kannbury
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No idea really about draft but for some reason I'd have TAA as 1st priority.

    3. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Liverpool defenders seem too high

    4. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jesus is ridiculously low

    5. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      KDB higher
      Auba lower
      TAA much higher.
      Where are your other defenders?

    6. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Remember, there's no captain in draft so I would prioritize premium defenders, the ones who can score you 170-200 points. In all drafts I have played so far people were neglecting them and trying to get as much premium forwards as they can, when in reality you will get 2 at best and you can easily draft 4 or 5 premium defenders before anyone notice.

  6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Settling on this

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Davies Justin Vinagre
    Auba Fernandes Son Soucek Anguissa
    Werner Ings 4.5

    0.5ITB for Ings -> Martial

    5-3-2 GW1 then 4-4-2 with Soucek to play every week. Not ideal but like it very much overall.

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Is Davies nailed? Sessegnon and Rose play same position don't they?

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Rose is frozen out but Sess will surely get some games due the heavy Europa schedule

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Seems to be nailed from what I've heard. Could go for Dier instead.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like it!

      Not sure about Spurs double def but it could work out. There are some interesting mids and fwds around the 6m mark so I would consider shifting Doc to a 4.5def and upgrading one of the 4.5 MID/FWD.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I quite like the fixtures for spurs.
        Yep I have been considering that too but keep coming back to this. Cheers!

    3. FPLJim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sterling or KDB?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        KDB

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Alli or Ziyech?

    (Have Werner)

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Alli

    2. Kannbury
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ziyech if not injured.

    3. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Alli could be a great differential and given you already have Werner, seems logical.

    4. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I have both. But Ali’s fixtures are a serious statement.

  8. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone else think they could go without Liverpool defense for the first 3 GWs?

    Here's what I'm planning:

    GW3: Vardy + Auba -> Jimenez + Bruno/KdB
    GW4: Doherty to TAA

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      First 3 weeks for sure but not after

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think it's risky going without TAA because of his attacking return potential.

    3. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think TAA is a full season keeper, bar injury.
      It's not so much about clean sheets/fixtures with Trent.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      With TAA you will either get cleanies, attacking returns or both.

      That is the reason I would not go without him and at 7.5 probably the best value for money player this season.

    5. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      For sure you can...last year, people were using WC to get rid of Liverpool defenders 🙂
      Of course, wouldn’t go without TAA for too long...but first 3 - why not?

  9. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    We've got awesome forwards with great prices and excellent fixtures this year and it's important to exploit that - Kane, Vardy and Werner all sitting in my team right now. I'd recommend anyone to have at least 2 of the premium forward options available to us, FPL have done well to make them competitive by pricing them lower than before in most cases. Martial is another player that has serious potential, he was on fire after the restart and there's no reason that should change with the likes of Pogba and Bruno supplying the bullets.

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I've started to seriously consider a front 3 (Werner, Ings, Jimi), given it is doable with Auba, Mane/Salah and TAA. Good options to swap based on form too (Martial, Vardy, etc)

      1. Indpush
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Werner, Ings and Jimi in for me.

    2. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane and Vardy are questionable at their prices because Kane is a notorious slow starter and Vardy had very poor returns the 2nd half of the season

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Vardy was top for xGI after the restart and has a fixture list in the first 5 that involves - West Brom, Burnley, West Ham and Villa! With Kane the issue is how you judge those first 4 fixtures - Everton, Southampton, United, Newcastle - isn't the greatest set of fixtures for goals. I'm not bothered about the slow starter, he braced against Villa opening day and was also great after the restart.

        1. Dr Van Nostrand
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Sure great fixtures for Vardy but I think 2020 Leicester is more close to the real Leicester esp w/o their star FBs. Take away his incredible early season form and no one would want him in their team.

          I can't get past Kane's poor starts he's had 1 good start out of a half dozen terrible ones.

          But to each their own I'm going with Werner and the bountiful mids. Good luck

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            You too mate

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Agree!

      Werner & Martial for me.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Prem is more physical than other leagues, waiting to see how he handles the attention.

        1. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          German league is pretty tough, though. Not like a player coming from Ligue 1

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Unless you're a certain Zlatan 😉

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Werner and Martial look the underpriced ones to me.

      Play for teams that score a lot of goals and they will be the main forward.

      Can't see Wolves, Spurs, Arsenal outscoring Man Utd and Chelsea.

      Firmino not really an option given Liverpool defence and Mane / Salah

      Aguero is an option but will he be fit for GW1?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Love your opinions man, you've always got great ones

        Yeah, long term Werner and Martial is the best front two. I had that exact one before fixtures were released. Short-term I like the idea of Kane, Vardy etc

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          You guys are all on the right track imo when judging the forwards. Werner - Martial is where the value is. Will look at finding a way to get them.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I prefer Pulisic when he is fit

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Me too

    5. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I have Kane, Werner and Ings

    6. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yeah I love how stikers are priced this year. On Kane, Mitrovic and Werner right now

  10. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Vardy Party !!!

  11. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Article's convinced me to start with Vardy and Kane. Boom!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Just have a look at Vardy fixtures.
      Awesome from attacking point of view till GW 7/8
      Can sell for any forward in the game if needed too !
      (I'm very biased towards Vardy so Maybe Ignore me :mrgreen:

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No, that's how I read it. We'll see how GW1 goes, but I can see me losing Harry for Martial and keeping Vardy. Having both gives options.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Salah instead of Bruno is a very tricky choice in GW 1 team actually ...
          Takes away THAT 1.5m which can be helpful in turning a Mitro in a Martial maybe with a downgrade somewhere else

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      🙄

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Snap

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Werner & Martial both cheaper and play for more attacking teams who will score more goals.

      I just can't convince myself to spend 10m+ on striker when I'll be capping the premium mids.

    5. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like Kane a lot for the opening fixtures. People get a bit fixated with value but with these big hitters it's just about catching the double digit scores. It's been a short gap, he looked good before the break, he broke the 'slow starter' myth, they have favourible fixtures, Mourinho attackers are not favorable early than late in a season (unless they're really chasing).

      Like it a lot. It's also really versatile, with side or downsteps available

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        *more favourable early than late

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          My current draft has

          Auba (cap GW1-2)
          Werner, Kane, Vardy.

          After GW2 one of those front 3 will be looking a bit of a flop. So my 2FT to get KDB and Martial will be Auba+floppy. I don't have to decide ahead of time which one gets replaced by Martial.

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            That is a huge front line

            I'm on Kane and Ings.

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Woah, exact same front line and premium mid here

            Glad to see it 🙂

      2. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I also think it's just a really sensible price point in that position. Look at the three available players that can be rotated at the same price point.

        I like 1 x 10.5 and 1 x 8.5-9.5 up top as a structure

  12. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Making me consider vardy.....although unsure on Leicester's form

    1. Kannbury
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Leics fixtures are ok!

  13. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anything you'd change here:-

    McCarthy
    TAA Vinagre Saliba (or another 4.5)
    Auba Salah ASM Soucek Alli
    Werner Ings

    Steer Wickham Mitchell Justin

    1. Kannbury
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Alli.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Like him as a differential. Also allows 1.5 ITB for any City/ United.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Great pick. Good match day 1 record too. Also a differential in my team & plays in the middle of the attack, that’s where I want my Spurs asset to be. For me, he is a short term pick. WC Gw2 🙂

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I always wc early and stuff my season up so I'm hoping to hold on as long as possible from now on.

        2. Kannbury
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not sure he is certain of start under Mourinho but if he does is certainly a good differential.

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I think he will. I think Mou rates him and he seems to be clear of injury presently but that's the game! Fingers crossed. Thanks for your feedback mate.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It's decent I suppose, have you considered Ziyech over Alli?

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yes considered Ziyech but don't want double Chelsea with Liverpool up second. Is like to see more of him though so will be watching.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Didn’t you see what I.did to chelsea & madrid in the CL? Get me after gw 2 then 😉

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Wtf Hakim, I need you to be fit for GW1 so get back on the physio's table 🙂

          2. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Ha ha!! Good point!

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            You're injury prone !!

        2. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Is Liverpool defence a tough opposition at the moment?

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bought a membership, I like what I'm seeing but is there a general guide on how to properly use the whole members area? Also getting a score of 47.79 off 11 players in the RMT thread and I'm not sure how good that is. Would appreciate any help, thank you!

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Never use RMT. Pointless. Its a guess. I can do that myself.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Guess ?
        I always thought it was tons of historical data combined with sophisticated algorithm and sprinkled with fairy dust.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          You're right.
          It's a guess from THAT trained algorithm.
          But still a guess 😉

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Unfortunately I agree with Christina. The RMT tool is pretty useless imo.

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I just signed up for first time too. Does RMT not retain the team you pick? Can't be arsed redoing each time.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Not until GW1 starts, judging by the description

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I know it won't be able to bring your team in based on ID until then, but it would be nice if it retained the one you manually pick. 1st world problem really, I'll soldier on.

          1. Groot the Leveller
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Copy the URL - it has the players you picked in it

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Cool thanks

  15. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts? Got 0.5 ITB.
    Johnstone
    Doherty, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Vinagre, Walker-Peters
    Salah, Aubameyang, Soucek
    Antonio, Werner
    Button- Greenwood - Davis - Bissouma

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Decent. I'm not a fan of playing 5 at the back, ever. Best of luck though!

      1. fpork
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Will switch between 532/541/442. I just think there is much more value in 6-7,5 mill defenders than in the same price range in mid/forwards. A lot depends on Greenwood. If I need to switch him, I will most likely downgrade Robbo, and uprgade Greenwoord to Son/Rashford.

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Makes sense and sounds reasoning there. Best of luck!

  16. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Got to admit that as a Son owner the Alli discussions cropping up from time to time are a concern/interest

    Anyone offer any advice on risk of rotation/dropping for these players relative to available options and tactics?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Can't see Son being dropped. Only rested for EL and Cup games. May miss the odd PL game, but so will pretty much everyone.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Son's role is interesting, he tends to play extremely wide one match (Sheffield United, West Ham) and as a striker in another (Arsenal, whenever Kane is out). He'll get the returns because he's a world class player but you'll never be comfortable captaining him and it's rather tricky to judge his form because he's so streaky. I much prefer Kane's reliability at 10.5 or All at 8 who is well underpriced if Ndombele doesn't take his place - pops up in the box as a second striker, scores goals!

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I own Kane, the question I'm mulling is 1, 2, or 3 spurs players for the opening fixtures

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I have 3 at the moment - Davies, Dier, Kane. It could all change but I'm currently set on having at least two Spurs defenders in my team, I like their opening 10.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I need to take one on a one week punt and part of me is leaning towards Alli who will always be playing centrally

  17. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    1.Davies and Arsmtrong
    2. Doherty and Soucek

    ??

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      2 for me but 1 could work also.

    2. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      2

  18. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Can't stretch to TAA and have selected Robbo instead, surely a sound alternative. Only want 1 Pool defender

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yup

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Fine alternative who is in better form since restart

    3. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I always pick the wrong one and I have gone with TAA so I think you're golden 🙂

  19. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Morning All, need some help.
    Ryan
    VVD, Vinagre, Kwp, Justin, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Auba, Armstrong, Bruno
    Werner, Brewster, Davis
    Going 541 for first week, but worried about no TAA

    Thinking VVD + Armstrong to TAA + Bissouma?

  20. Mukarram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Please help
    A- ings +doherty
    B-virner + devis

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  21. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Here’s something I am now pondering...

    A) Dier and Son

    B) Doherty and Alli

    I’ve been on A for a while now.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Will Son be allowed freedom to roam inside from left wing?

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I’d like to think so.

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

  22. 1569Tippins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    No more tinkering for me unless I want to lose one of my 4 Spurs players!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      😆

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You’ll have to do it in gw2 then

      1. 1569Tippins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I’m thinking maybe keep this team for 2 GWs and then WC. But I don’t know, like almost everyone, I’ve got so many possible plans in my head right now. All I know is, I better be sure before I confirm other changes otherwise I’ll never be able to get my 4 Spurs players back

  23. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How am I looking? Too heavy in attack? Some of the choices are there to accomodate getting in some Manchester assets.

    McCarthy
    Trent - Vinagre - 4.5def(prob Taylor for after GW1)
    Auba - Salah - Son - SaintMax/Soucek
    Werner - Jimenez - Mitrovic

    Subs: Nyland - Furguson - Mitchell - Stephens

    GW2: Jimenez ---> Martial

    GW3: Auba ---> KDB

    GW4: Panic WC and change the team completely because it's all gone horribly wrong

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jimi can wait a couple of weeks

  24. fplfansss
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which one?
    A. Werner, Armstrong
    B. Ayew, Son
    C. Ings, Soucek

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C

    2. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

    3. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A.

  25. MARJE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Best 4.5 Brighton defender?
    A. Webster
    B. Lamptey

    Or:
    C. Pay 0.5 more for Dunk and downgrade Bertrand to KWP.

    Or:
    D. Don’t bother and get Mitchell/another 4.0.

    Defence: TAA Dier Vinagre Bertrand

    (Looking for someone with good GW2 fixture)

    Thanks!

  26. Lovren an elevator
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How does VDB, Fernandes and Pogba all fit into a starting line up? Or is VDB a defensive mid?! His attacking stats for Ajax seem too good to suggest that

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I assume they rotate. Seems United are still going for Grealish, who also occupies the same space. 2 for each position as they go for 4 trophies?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Nope Grealish is not going to happen now. We wanted one out of Maddison, Grealish or VDB. Maddison & Grealish were costing double of VDB.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      They don't, rotation incoming. Which is a waste of VdB's talents but great for United

    3. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hard to see Bruno getting rotated in PL

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Why? He's only had half a season. There the FA Cup and CL to negotiate. The actual PL season is heavily truncated - a relentless 2-games a week slog with a very intense schedule for the last few games, and then there's all the international competitions.

  27. The Overthinker
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Son Alli double up?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rather not, if you want double spurs I would go kane/son instead

    2. 1569Tippins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If you want. I have Kane & Alli, so why not?

    3. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Could work, given the fixtures.

  28. Niko5
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    You cant keep em all happy ..thats for sure in ffpl 2020/21 🙂
    Lloris
    Vinagre - Justn - TAA - Saliba
    Alli - Saka - Auba(c) - Salah
    Werner - Ings

    Button / Stephens, Wickham, Taylor
    GW3 prob Auba --> KDB

    1. Niko5
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      maybe Lloris --> McCarthy in order to Justin --> Doherty

  29. This Time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Will Werner go up in price immediately the season starts because of his ownership?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      ....you have a ''10'' next to your name....

      1. This Time
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That's cos I'm foxy...what's your 10 for?

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No, only once when he scores a hat-trick opening day

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No infact he's more likely to drop in price if he blanks.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nope.
      I'd say he'll have a decent stable price change season.

      Guys like United/City/suspended players will have a volatile season as many of GW1 teams won't have them.

  30. MAXIMIN EFFORT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Honestly thinking a rotating trio of Taylor Vinagre and Webster with TAA as the only premium is the way to go. Solid defences, expecting a tight Brighton defence this season with White in the side alongside Dunk and Webster.

    Allows for a heavy hitting midfield/forward line

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The answer is a rotation of Dier, Vinagre, Justin.

      Works perfectly for the first 6 weeks.

    2. 1569Tippins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nothing wrong with this