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Moving Target

Concerns over Chelsea’s goalkeeping position dents Chilwell’s FPL appeal

Ben Chilwell’s (£5.5m) move from Leicester City to Chelsea could make him an appealing Fantasy Premier League option for the coming season – once he fully recovers from injury.

An attack-minded left-back who has plenty of pace without being blisteringly quick, his move should add greater balance to the Chelsea defence in an area where they have struggled, with Emerson Palmieri (£5.0m) and Fantasy favourite Marcos Alonso (£6.0m) failing to really convince in that position.

While not posing the same menace as Alonso or any other premium option, his attacking output has grown modestly in each of the last three campaigns: from two returns in 2017/18 to six in 2019/20.

With the attacking options available at Chelsea this season in the form of Timo Werner (£9.5m), Christian Pulisic (£8.5m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m), this should increase Chilwell’s potential as an FPL asset for 2020/21.

Chelsea lacked consistency in their defensive performances last season and this has been a key focus area for Frank Lampard’s recruitment drive this summer.

The arrival of Chilwell, as well as an experienced head in Thiago Silva (£5.5m), ought to strengthen Chelsea’s defensive unit and should increase the appeal of the Blues’ backline – although question marks still exist over who lines up between the posts.

Last season

Last season Chilwell was part of a Leicester defence that conceded 41 goals, considerably fewer than the 54 that Chelsea let in during the course of the campaign.

Chilwell and his old defensive partners also kept more clean sheets than the Blues managed (13 v nine).

However, Chelsea did concede fewer shots than Leicester, both inside and outside the box, and fewer efforts on target and big chances.

The difference in the number of goals conceded and the clean sheets kept was, as we hinted earlier, partly due to who was between the posts for each club: Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) had by some distance the worst expected goals prevented total of any Premier League goalkeeper.

While it would be unfair to lay the blame solely at Kepa’s door, the acquisition of a new, more reliable number one or a sudden upturn in form from the Blues’ much-maligned goalkeeper would make investing in Chelsea’s defenders that bit more appealing.

Alonso vs Emerson vs Chilwell

Emerson started 13 games last season, in comparison to 15 for Alonso and 27 for Chilwell.

Emerson delivered no attacking returns in any of his 13 starts and just one clean sheet and his increasingly erratic displays led him to be overlooked for much of the second half of 2019/20.

Alonso faired better in his sporadic showings, registering four goals, four assists and seven clean sheets in his 15 appearances.

When he played, he was a force to be reckoned with: his average points per match of 5.6 was better than any FPL defender in the campaign just gone.

In comparison, Chilwell banked three goals, three assists and nine clean sheets, averaging 4.2 points per match in the process.

The expected goal involvement (xGI) statistics for the three left-backs last season is an interesting point of comparison.

Alonso’s xGI-per-90-minutes figure (0.30) was right up with the best of the FPL defenders, with Chilwell’s some way back (0.15) – and even behind Emerson’s (0.19).

Over the course of the whole of last season and despite the three goals, Chilwell’s expected goals (xG) figure didn’t even reach one (0.98) – contrast that to Alonso (2.62), who played over 900 fewer minutes than his new positional rival.

It’s important to stress that Alonso is a bit of a freak of nature from an attacking viewpoint and Chilwell does, if not posing too much of a goal threat, offer the possibility of assists, having ranked joint-fifth for chances created among FPL defenders.

Clean Sheet potential

During Frank Lampard’s first season in charge at Chelsea they finished tied 11th in the league for clean sheets kept.

This was the major weakness in the Chelsea team last season and left-back was a real problem area, with Emerson fading badly, Alonso not suited to a back four and Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m), while deputising ably, not offering much convincing threat going forward when he did fill in.

Chilwell, in theory, should be a decent compromise in being more naturally attack-minded than Azpilicueta but more solid defensively than Alonso.

Having said that, Chilwell’s tackle success rate was the second-worst of Chelsea’s four left-back options and he won a smaller percentage of his aerial duels (only just) than any of them.

Chilwell was at least an improvement on Alonso and Emerson in terms of clearances, blocks and interceptions per 90 minutes, as well as recoveries.

Conclusion

Chelsea’s inability to keep clean sheets has been recognised as an area of weakness and Lampard has resolved some of the concerns that Fantasy managers had by bringing Silva and Chilwell into the Chelsea fold.

Once fit, the England left-back should be more of a natural fit than Azpilicueta on the left-hand side of the Chelsea defence and a defensive improvement on Alonso.

While Chilwell’s goal threat isn’t a patch on the Spaniard’s, he ought to relish the prospect of linking up with a new-look and potentially potent attack.

Whilst the potential is there, it should be noted that a large percentage of the goals Chelsea conceded last season were from goalkeeper errors or a lack of command – something that was not much of a factor at Leicester.

Chilwell and the Chelsea defence in general could, therefore, be frustrating FPL assets to own if nothing is done to rectify the goalkeeping situation.

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483 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bemba’s Dad
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anybody seen my boy? He’s usually on here bothering people. This time he’s gone and done it... Petting the cat with his friggin Cheeto fingers! Like the cat wasn’t a nervous wreck already.. 42 years old and still living at home. If anyone has a job for him, please let me know.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Haha, classic

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      😆

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      He said something about losing his pocket money at the bookies after turning to gambling recently.

      1. Bemba’s Dad
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        So that’s why he’s never able to pay his rent! Gamblers anonymous are getting a call tonight.

    4. FPL flop
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      OMG Bemba's dad!

    5. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      HaHa!

    6. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Last time i saw him he was very surprised at something saying

      "OMG ######"

    7. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      hahahahaha
      I spilled my beer laughing!

    8. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Someone explain the joke

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        There is a very active poster named Bemba Da, which in turn is a satirical twist on the name of a successful FPL asset Demba Ba.

        is that it?

        1. BurlingtonDriftersFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          and the Bemba Da poster has an avatar of Milhouse van Houten, son of Kirk

  2. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    What internationals we keeping an eye on tonight fellas?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      None really. Just looking at the scorers and assisters at full time.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Werner delivered

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks good with the shorter hair. Nailed captain gw1.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ewww
      What pathetic hairstyle o_O

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        o_0
        Fail FFS

      2. NIKO.
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Muppet

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

          Piss off

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

        You seen Pogba Trims?

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

          Pathetic too.

  3. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anyone seen/made a “captain” ticker?

    Selecting the best options each week from heavy hitters based on ICT and imminent goals etc? Season Long view like the ticker.

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      on the right side of this page, FIXTURE TICKER

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      That would be great feature

  4. Bada Bing
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Not fpl related, but why is Lewandowski not in Poland's Nations League squad? Injured, quarantined, on holiday...? I was hoping to see him play vs Holland tonight.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Longer break. They won the CL

      1. Bada Bing
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah that makes sense, thanks.

  5. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    @Camzy and other guys in his camp "ignore Werner from the start" feel free to check his game agaisnt Spain 😉

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      And please pay attention to the goal

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I want to have him from the start but I think putting Kane up and saving money for Mitro > Martial for GW2 would be better, don't you think?

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          It's an interesting theory. I dont trust Kane in a Mourinho team.

          These guys say dont start WITH Werner and get him in GW 3, which is opposite of your strategy

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            There’s just too many options. Simply by process of elimination some will have to be ignored

          2. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Still scored 18 goals, even under Mourinho for half the season.

          3. Emp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            if anythigng kane seems more dangerous in a mourinho team where he has been told to stay upfront and be the focus of the attack as a greedy number 9

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I am standing firm. Don't care about a goal vs a GK that has past his prime in a stupid international friendly !

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Amey who's your alternative to Werner?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Vardy
          Love his fixtures mate

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Thanks all. Time will tell

  6. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Who is your 3 favourite 4.5m defs to start the season with?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Not sure.
      Who are yours?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah ... I'm also wondering same

      2. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yo Epic, tried emailing you re mini league. You putting on on this year?

    2. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Vinagre Taylor lascelles

    3. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Vinagre Lascelles and someone from Leeds, maybe?

    4. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Vinagre, KWP, Saliba

    5. Gegenpress
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Vinagre Taylor Justin (KWP too but have McCarthy)

  7. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Wondering if starting with Alli or Greenwood as Havertz or Pulisic placeholders is a better alternative to Werner

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      For Chelsea, Werner is going to be focal point of attack with Havertz behind and Ziyech wide, even Puli is going to be behind him, if you see him play, you can see he's a greedy forward

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Mmm okay, will ponder it further

  8. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Thoughts?

    McCarthy Steer.
    Trent Taylor KWP Vinagre Lamptey
    Salah Auba ASM Saka Soucek
    Kane Werner Adams

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      no significant concerns

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What is your plans on MU starting GW2?

  9. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anyone heard about this supposed intern leaking the upcoming Sancho transfer?

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      ok please, elaborate

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Let it go chief

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I have let it go, that's why I ask. Lol

  10. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    PL Internationals Tonight

    Dallas (RWB),
    Robertson (LB)
    Tierney (LCB)
    VvD (LCB)
    Ake (LB)
    Bergwijn (RW)
    Klich (CM)

  11. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Sooo ake playing LB. Maybe thats where he will play for city?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      That is why I will not pick any City defence. Like a minefield.

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Only in a 3-5-2, if they ever play it.

  12. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is it just me or the website looks very neat today? All the tabs sorted out nicely. 🙂

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yup
      Articles about football too ....

  13. MDainty97
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Late start for me this season, only just completed my first draft!

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA, Vinagre, Saliba, Justin (Mitchell)
    Salah, Auba, Son, Pereira (Stephens)
    Werner, Jimenez (Brewster)

    0.5 ITB any thoughts welcome

    All the best for the new season

    1. Gingerman
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Solid, I'd spend a bit more at the back and go Ings over Jimi. I'm interested to see how Pereira gets on, great player in average team.

      1. MDainty97
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        How would you find the budget for extra in the defence mate? Cheers for the feedback!

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          You could do Werner to Ings

  14. Frucke
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Nailed 4.0 defenders?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      404

      1. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Who is that?

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          he's a secret defender that Pep's been hiding

          1. Frucke
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Haha, oh nice 🙂

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Doesn't exist right now. If you're lucky can take a game from Mitchell (palace)
          But that's it.

          1. Frucke
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Ok, thank you for answer. Hm, maybe 4.5s the way to go in tje beginning 🙂

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              For sure mate.
              Great options available

        3. Sjaugen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Chris

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Struijk and Mitchell are my picks

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Any truth in rumors city are lining up a bid for firmino after the messi news? Dont know how that would benefit city but would be a huge blow for pool

    1. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      why would liverpool sell firminho to city? sounds like absolute tripe

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Would love to see Bobby with some unselfish Strikers tbh ....

      I'd be very surprised if that happens. Bobby is the glue in that Liverpool attack. More important than Mo Mane

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      No way happening

    4. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      wtf is this

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

        😆

  16. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I haven't seen a RMT at all today 😆

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Odds on seeing one soon? 😉

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Pretty good odds
        Powered by .....

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          FFSbet.com

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            😛

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I bet that’s not true!

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Why would I lie buddy

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Would I lie to you, baby, would I lie to you? (Oh, yeah)

  17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anyone thinking of starting with the Barnes & Vardy double up?

    Liking those fixtures the first 5 weeks

    Vardy decent placeholder for Kun once he’s back or after a few weeks

    1. Frucke
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Im going for werner, but i like vardy a lot. Vardy will score goals

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Between Vardy, Werner,Martial, Kun, Kane, Ings & Jimmy - there’s going to be a lot of in demand strikers once things get up & running

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Only Vardy is enough.
      I'm going either premium or 5.5 in Midfield

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Liking Barnes as a little placeholder for Pulisic maybe

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Hmm
          I'm looking at Son for that.
          Hopefully Pulisic doesn't come back till 4

  18. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anybody else going with Antonio for GW1?

    the plan is to take him out for Martial in GW2

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      he s in my draft right now not sure he will stay though 🙂

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      For me depends on souceck news

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Isn't he injured ?
      If not & you want Martial, he's great placeholder

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I didn't know about his injury tho, I thought he'd be fine for GW1

    4. Bragazeti
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Its tempting for sure, though there is a likelihood that Haller will play as the striker

  19. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    people still having soucek in their team?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yup
      Cheap enough to sustain a no show

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        isnt the whole point though to have him for that gw1?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Not the whole point no

          He’s a 5.0 and so any return is a bonus. A 4.5 can match him and Werner too of course. Going forward he’s a great first bench option

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Agree with this

          2. KujaliaFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I think that people want him because he'll score against Newcastle.

            I want him when Iron's fixtures improve.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Getting a 5.0 for one match is a stretch - he isn’t a Sterling!

              Get the point about better fixtures but that’s not a slot I intend to spend transfers on. If he’s not there from the off he waits until WC for me

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Until I hear he's tested positive he will remain

  20. Kizza_10
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Can I get people’s thoughts/advice on this team please. I know I’ve got DVB but I’m happy to take a early punt on him and even not play him in the first game week.

    McCarthy
    Vinarge Robertson Trent Doherty
    Aubameyang Van De Beek Salah
    DCL Werner Mitrovic

    Subs:
    Nyland, Saliba, Reed, Bissouma

  21. Rigid Digit
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Rate this, and tell me I'm a fool:

    McCarthy / Nyland
    Van Dijk / Dier / Lindelof / Hagazi / Johnson
    Salah / Auba / Alli / Saint-Maximin / Souceck
    Werner / Jiminez / Mitrovic

    GW3 Salah or Auba becomes De Bruyne, some extra funds into defence.
    Alli might be downgrade to Van der Beek (when/if available) with ASM and Souceck boosted to 6.0s

    Best laid plains (likely to turn to crud)

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Potentially you may be only fielding 2 defenders gameweek 1. Neither Hegazi or Johnson are nailed starters and Lindelof misses out. There are also better options than Alli also that cost less such as Barnes/Traore/Redmond etc..

      1. Rigid Digit
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Noted - I was under the impression Hegazi was nailed, so may provide a steady stream of 2 points on the bench and be ready to step in if needed - I got that one wrong.

        Alli was Ziyech, but with Werner up front wanted to spread the teams a bit.

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yeah Hegazi had only 14 starts last season. I would go for Dara O'Shea (4.5m) if you want a WBA defender, he has been a regular starter since January.
          Attacking wise team looks fine. Alli prob ok to start with if he just a placeholder to get a form player in.

  22. Slouch87
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Toying with no Salah as I am not convinced by him at all. Also quite like Vardy as a punt with the fixtures.
    Alternatives are
    Vardy , Willian +£2.5M
    Salah , Ings

    Willian would be Bruno GW2

    Any strong opinions ?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      salah ings

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Foolish to write off Salah

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I haven't written him off hence the question.

    3. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Do any of the two options affect your captaincy options? It's Salah and Ings for me - pre season doesn't mean much imo.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Aubameyang will be captain with or without Salah. I just think that Leeds will be quite difficult to break down and Fulham won't ( hence the Willian suggestion)

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I don't disagree.

          I'd get Salah though, and if you still aren't keen a few weeks in, it's easier to double up on KDB and Sterling.

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            True

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Hmm i see it different,Fulham will try to defend hard and Leeds will try to play their game and it will be disaster for them.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’ve literally gone back n forth over this but can’t see any reason not to have him for gw1 and then switch to Bruno

      Without him it seems cash in the bank is floating about and lesser options are on the pitch but I guess this depends on team structure and who you’ve already fielded

    5. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Leicester missing a few key defenders will have an impact on the whole team especially if theyre chasing very early on. Also no matter how bad salah looks pool will create a load of chances vs leeds. Salah coild be shite and still end up with 10+ points too risky with no city urd gw 1

    6. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Love that Vardy option. Would rather Son than Willian though

  23. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    as it stands i wouldnt own a man u player for gw2. madness ?

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Not madness if you think the advantage you get in GW1 is bigger than the disadvantage you get in GW2

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        very true. thanks

  24. 11SPECIALONE11
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Isn't SAKA being over looked?

    Just got given then No.7 Jersey and was in great form at the back end of the season.

    Only concern is his chance of rotation

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      i am taking the gamble i think. planning early wc so happy to take the risk.

      1. 11SPECIALONE11
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I'm also going to do the same. I have my eyes on Greenwood and Foden as well

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          big value in these players. gl

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      5.5 too much for someone who will certainly be rotated

    3. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Do you think that he will play more then Pepe and Willy?

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I agree- in my team for first 2 games when will be keeping eye on Podence for week 3

  25. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    All this prep only for Hegazi to be GW1 top scorer

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      That's why I'm capping him.

  26. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    With so many good 8-9m mids and strikers, is the template 2x12m mids really necessary?

    I mean for example, Son & Alli/Pulisic/Greenwood/Pepe/Havertz/James Rodriguez = Salah and a 6m mid.

    Or

    Werner + Son = Salah + Antonio

    I can understand the need for one 12m mid as it allows you to rotate the heavy hitter depending on fixtures/form and it gives you that fairly safe captain option, but do you need 2?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      So you’re looking at a KdB Bruno free squad if you’re rotating one heavy hitter?

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        KDB will likely be the 12m mid i'll have more often then not. With him, you could get Martial upfront and rotate(C) given Martials consistency at home.

        I like Bruno a lot, he's like KDB in terms of FPL, pens, corners, free kicks, involved in everything, but, you can get Martial and Greenwood for 16.5m. That is better than Bruno + 6m.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Sort of agree on Martial but dubious about Greenwood for now - gone cold on him. Not sure there’s a better way to spend 10.5 than Bruno even with Martial.

    2. ThisPostsOnFire
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What makes you think Havertz is coming in at 8-9?

      1. Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        8.5-9

      2. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Common sense.

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      If utd and city had a game in week 1 nobody would have 2

      The chances are the cash that u spread u will ultimately be cost u more transfers getting city and united players in. Easier to just downgrade auba and sala. Not to mention they are more likely to haul in week 1

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I understand your point. But, if you go without Salah for example, you could get Greenwood(bench GW1) and Lacazette. Swap Lacazette to Martial GW2. Swap Auba to KDB GW3. Then you have 2 City, 1 Utd and 2 players, whether it be 2xmids or 1 mid & 1 striker who should be able to keep pace or even beat Salah + 6m player.

    4. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'm initially risking one 12 mid and going for four 8-9 spots in mid/fwd. I think there's potentially more value there.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I'm tempted.

        Auba Son Alli Greenwood 6m
        Werner Martial 4.5m

        Allows for a stronger defence too. All just by removing 1x12m player.

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      With captaincy factored in, I think the ones with Salah are better

    6. Rock n Grohl
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Currently on this as well. Just need a couple of issues to be clarified first before committing. But have Trent and Robo in there to balance it out. Really good value in that midfielder price bracket and wouldn't surprise me to see early wild cards getting played to restructure teams. Especially if Chelsea hit form from the get go.

  27. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I’ve been practising responsible parenting for a couple of days. Anything happen? Soucek a doubt I understand.

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      yep, apparently he came in contact with a Covid positive, so mandatory quarantine, that's what I've heard

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Quarantined

  28. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    First draft, some players will become City and Utd players during GW2 and GW3 and Keane will be on the bench for the GW1. Opinions?

    McCarthy Nyland
    Doherty Stevens Keane Justin Mitchel
    Auba Salah Son Ziyech Saka
    Werner Adams Davis