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The best defenders for FanTeam’s €1m Premier League Fantasy game


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Fantasy Football Scout are partnering with FanTeam, Europe’s biggest daily Fantasy sports platform, in 2020/21.

We’re paying particular attention to their season-long Premier League Fantasy game, in which there is a €1m prize pool – €200,000 of which goes straight to the winner.

It’s an appealing prospect as we’re effectively talking about a game close in style to FPL (and therefore easy to pick up) that comes with the chance of a huge windfall:

  • A starting XI built from a 15-man squad
  • One free transfer a week
  • Price changes
  • Captains and vice-captains
  • £100m budget
  • Maximum of three players per club
  • Two Wildcards a season
  • Very similar scoring system (three points for an assist, four for a clean sheet etc)

Entries cost just €25 per team, a payment you’ll make up by finishing in the top 5,659 places (see below).

We had previously given you a rundown on how to play the game, so now we turn our attention to the player price list.

Having already provided analysis of the standout goalkeepers, we switch focus to the players in front of them: the defenders.

(All prices given are for FanTeam and not FPL)

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HOW DEFENDERS SCORE POINTS

Before we delve into the player pool, here’s how defenders can accrue points in FanTeam and how the scoring system differs from FPL:

FanTeamFPL
Playing up to 60 mins+1+1
Playing over 60 mins+2+2
Clean sheets+4+4
Goals scored+6+6
Conceding a penalty-2n/a
Conceding a converted free-kick-2n/a
Bonus+1/-1 “impact points” if a team is winning/losing when the player is on the pitch+1/2/3 based on Bonus Points System

There are, of course, other ways to lose points such as own-goals, yellow cards and sendings off (we’ll refer you to our ‘How To…’ for more details) but the above table is a good indicator of the main sources.

The deduction of points for conceding a penalty or converted free-kick shouldn’t be too off-putting, as we’re talking once or twice a season at worst for most defenders – unless you’re David Luiz (£4.5m), of course, who set an unwanted record by giving away five spot-kicks in 2019/20.

Here is a selection of the highest-scoring defenders from FanTeam last season and their respective points in FPL:

Player2019/20 Team2019/20 FanTeam Points2019/20 FPL Points2020/21 FanTeam Price
Alexander-ArnoldLIV214210£7.5m
van DijkLIV193178£6.0m
RobertsonLIV189181£7.0m
DohertyWOL156167£6.5m
BaldockSHU137142£5.5m
StevensSHU136142£5.5m
TarkowskiBUR130143£5.5m
MaguireMUN128123£5.5m
EganSHU126133£5.0m
AzpilicuetaCHE122130£6.5m
WalkerMCI121114£6.0m
JonnyWOL120123£5.5m
Wan-BissakaMUN120127£6.0m
EvansLEI119128£5.0m
PereiraLEI117123£5.5m
LindelöfMUN117116£5.5m
CoadyWOL115118£5.0m
AurierTOT113124£6.0m

With FPL’s Bonus Points System stripped away and winning/losing “impact points” in place, it’s no surprise that defenders from the more successful clubs shine in FanTeam.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.0m) may have gained 14 bonus points in FPL last season but he was awarded a net 29 impact points in FanTeam, thanks to Liverpool’s incredible sequence of victories throughout the campaign.

That was enough to place him second in the leading FanTeam defenders points table.

Other Liverpool defenders, Manchester City’s backline and a handful of United assets also benefited from this in 2019/20.

Contrast that with, say the FanTeam incarnation of Lewis Dunk (£5.0m), who not only didn’t benefit from his 17 FPL bonus points but also suffered a net loss of four impact points, putting him 21 points short of his FPL total.

PLAYERS TO CONSIDER

£4.0m OPTIONS

There are more than twice as many £4.0m defenders in FanTeam as there are in FPL this year, which could help free up money for the big hitters elsewhere.

What we have said earlier about “impact points” has to be considered when we look at budget defenders, of course, but at the bargain bin end of the market, any points whatsoever are gratefully received.

Ruben Vinagre (£4.0m) is one of the stand-out picks – at least at the time of writing.

Wolverhampton Wanderers will no doubt be in the market for a couple of wing-backs after losing Matt Doherty (£6.5m) and Jonny (£5.5m) to Spurs and injury respectively but, for now, Vinagre is a cut-price route into what was one of the form defences in the final third of 2020/21.

Keep an eye on the transfer market, of course, as one left-sided purchase suddenly throws Vinagre’s security of starts into question.

Fresh from a successful loan spell at Leeds United and signing a new deal with Brighton and Hove Albion, Ben White (£4.0m) is a name to monitor on the south coast – he was involved in a strong-looking back three in Albion’s first pre-season friendly last Saturday.

Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) has been heavily involved at left-back for Crystal Palace in pre-season, meanwhile, with Patrick van Aanholt (£5.0m) still sidelined for the time being.

The Eagles sit top of our Season Ticker when we filter teams’ next five home fixtures, although van Aanholt isn’t thought to be out for the full duration of that run.

Moving up a tier slightly, overlapping Sheffield United centre-backs Chris Basham and Jack O’Connell (both £4.5m) offer budget-friendly routes into what was one of the best defences of 2019/20, although the Blades are now without Dean Henderson (£5.0m).

Arsenal’s backline is also very reasonably priced up, with the Gunners showing a bit more solidity since Mikel Arteta took over in December.

Pre-season will be a good indicator as to whether Mikel Arteta still favours a 3-4-3 heading into the new campaign and will hopefully tell us whether the highly rated Willian Saliba (£4.5m) can be a reliable budget asset in 2020/21, and whether the penalty-conceding Luiz remains a semi-permanent fixture at the heart of the Arsenal backline.

Kieran Tierney (£5.0m) belatedly showed glimmers of his potential (one goal, two assists and seven starts in Arsenal’s final eight league games of 2019/20) after an injury-ravaged campaign, meanwhile.

While the opening two fixtures are enticing, interest might be short-lived: the Gunners meet four of last season’s top five and Sheffield United between Gameweeks 3-7.

Liverpool double-up?

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson (£6.0m) all averaged over 5.0 FanTeam points per match last season, a feat that only one other defender, one other goalkeeper and not a single forward now available for less than £10.0m managed.

Bearing in mind the defensive woes that plagued the Reds at the beginning of last season, in which they kept just two clean sheets in their first 15 games, and that achievement is even more impressive.

Granted, Jurgen Klopp’s side may struggle to match their win/loss ratio from last season.

But another two or three shut-outs, something they managed in the previous two campaigns, ought to offset any possible dip in impact points.

Ones for the Watchlist

There are a number of names who leap out from the price list who, while not appealing in Gameweek 1, are names to add to the watchlist in the medium term.

Burnley are without a fixture on the opening weekend but Charlie Taylor (£4.5m), who we think will get the nod over Erik Pieters (£5.0m) at left-back, offers a cut-price route into a Burnley defence that proved adept at keeping clean sheets no matter how many bodies were on the treatment table.

Only Manchester City kept more shut-outs than Sean Dyche’s (15) side last season.

Admittedly, there isn’t a great deal of attacking threat posed by Taylor, but there is little risk of rotation when things are going well at Turf Moor and the budget Burnley man was among the top ten value-for-money defenders of 2019/20 (points per match divided by price).

Speaking of the Citizens, who also blank in Gameweek 1, eight of their 17 clean sheets in 2019/20 arrived in Aymeric Laporte‘s (£6.0m) 14 starts.

The Frenchman averaged a very creditable 4.73 FanTeam points per match last season, all the more impressive given that three of his 15 appearances – for varying fitness reasons – were of less than 60 minutes in duration.

But Laporte was as good as nailed in the previous season, starting 34 of the 35 matches he was fully fit for and recording six attacking returns in a title-winning campaign.

The price of Ricardo Pereira (£5.5m) is worth keeping an eye on, too: should he drop by the time he returns from injury, he could be available at a very attractive cost for some decent fixtures between Gameweeks 4-13.

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670 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cert
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Best midfielders for 5-6.5m?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ayew shaw you want to go there ?

      I'd rather Adams or Mitro

      1. Cert
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        They’re strikers I need midfielders

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Change formation i mean ....
          Cheap mids play. Striker's dont. Can be useful to get 2 points from bench in case of no shows

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      JWP,Armstrong,Saka,ASM,Periera
      Foden maybe from wk 2

      1. Cert
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        ATM I have ASM Soucek Son Auba Salah but not set on soucek

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Looks good to me. Soucek enables so much more elsewhere.
          As long as you have backup for wk 1 for him just in case he can’t start I think he’s worth it.

          1. Cert
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Ite then

    3. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I like Southampton mids the most- pick one you prefer out of JWP/Redmond or just go Armstrong and bank the cash.

      Other solid options: Pereira, ASM, Traore/Jota/Podence

  2. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    My decisions made now RE new membership here.
    As good as the tools and articles are I can not financially support a site that promotes gambling based games.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      FFH?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        To be honest there all going down the same road. I’ll have to check.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          *probably

    2. Ace Ventura
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yeah, I find it off. This fanteams thing and football index on the same day!

    3. MTPockets
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yup. At least you know before paying up

      • waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Didn't love that Football Index one yesterday. Signed up last week but honestly feel slightly uncomfortable now.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Nothing you can do in hindsight. You paid in ignorance not knowing there next business step.
          So wouldn’t worry about it. Enjoy this season then make an informed decision next season.

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Good advice, thanks

      • Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I can see Ray Winstone popping up during half time at this rate...

      • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        They've been promoting gambling for years though tbh. Just the way it is. Or is the concern specifically the type of gambling?

      • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'll be honest I picked up membership about an hour before the end of the cheap price deadline (it was then extended) and was quite excited to see what the fuss was about.
        The betting thing has bothered me too and it certainly would have stopped me pulling the trigger.

      • Salahlulijah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Completely agree, I wouldn’t have signed up had I known about the link. Oh well too late now! Won’t be renewing next season

      • Joss Ackland’s Spunky…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It’s a bit disappointing as playing FPL and using this site was a bit of a haven away from constant gambling bombardment. Again it’s probably inevitable and people have to earn a living I guess but I’ll also have to review the value I get from the content from this site throughout this season to think about rejoining next year. It’s just rife everywhere. There is more than enough mental jeopardy playing fpl without throwing money into the mix!

      • Taff1952
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I wish I had realised this before I signed up. I love the site and know it needs its sponsors but given its previous stance on memtal health it seems somewhat hypocritical to promote a gambling site. No membership for me next year.

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I like a cheeky punt. Gambling on the whole does not bother me. In fact I like it. But I've seen it get messy in some folks lives. Won't stop me. Far more to worry about.

      • FantaCity
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Totally agree ... already signed up and gutted I am now supporting a site that peddles gambling to teenagers. Plus all the other dumbing down rubbish. I won’t be renewing next season

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          The target segment of the website is not teenagers and they are promoting a game which is illegal for those under 18 anyway.

      • JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        For all complaining, I geuss you don't watch much TV, especially live sports. Wouldn't want you watching channels that have ads for bookies.

        Don't forget to boycott the teams sponsored by gambling business, and hopefully if you support a premier league team they wont be relegated into the 'Sky Bet EF'. You may have to skip a season and support someone else.

        1. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          That's not really comparable. In this case these company's are tapping into a harmless pastime here for most, exploiting it's community and leading many people into debt, and this is after the memberships were already bumped up in price. I find it slightly immoral, personally, but it is what it is.

          1. JustSomeGuy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            How? FPL and Football are linked, quite heavily I'd say.

            West Ham earn like £5m-£10m per year for sponsoring BetWay & FFS earns a lot less for sponsoring/partnering with FanTeam etc.

            1. Vertigo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Because West Ham aren't taking money to effectively dish out advice to gambling addicts.

              1. JustSomeGuy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                So offering advise is worse than just pointing people to a gambling site through a shirt sponsor, got it.

                1. Vertigo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Well yeah. When these company's plaster FFS all over their website they turn this place into a tipster forum for many. Doesn't effect me, because I seldom gamble. But rest assured, you'll have addicts sitting there on a Sunday afternoon with nothing but a Ginsters pasty for their dinner because they've blown their wages on the Scout Picks.

      • FPL flop
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Well said 12th Man! Very sad but I've been using this site for many years too and feel really disturbed by it's new direction!

    4. beetlejuice
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      You reckon Justin will be shifted to LB after Castagne?

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nah, he can cover both. He'll most likely start at LB, with Justin on RB 'til Ricardo returns.
        Don't know when that is though..

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Exact ly so. That structure would be a disaster. Early WC guaranteed.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Reply fail to Connor/Amey

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Your fail has landed on totally different universe (page) 😛

      2. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Harsh on them. Not much of a gambler either I assume?

    6. T.Henry14
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A) Pope, Walker-Peters, Mitchell
      B) McCarthy, Davies, Taylor

      rest of defense: TAA, Egan and Vinagre.

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

    7. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      So Mitro & Werner both scored yesterday.
      Who's your pick from latest international friendly goalscorers ??

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        De Gea

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

      2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Mitrooooo

        Practicing here

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          That Michu Celebration id fun too 😀

      3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He has a pleasingly thuggish look about him too judging by the highlights

    8. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anyone going Doherty from the start? Or do you think he won't play in the first game because he has yet to play a friendly with Spurs?

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Doherty here

      2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Watford friendly tomorrow - or is he with Ireland?

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yes he is...

    9. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Chelsea are going to be tricky to get right from the outset...

      Pulisic v Havertz v Ziyech - all likely to be the same price bracket.

      Any thoughts?

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Havertz for me. Will play as the shadow ST and could even be on pens.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Puli for me if he can stay fit

      2. KujaliaFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'm targeting Werner from Chelsea.

        If he doesn't start through the middle, he still has a chance to start out wide.

      3. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Starting with Werner and will wait and see. I think Pulisic is the one I want as if he stays fit, he might start pushing towards Hazard levels. He was exceptional at times.

      4. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tempted to start with Werber and one of Zyech (or Havertz depending on price).

        Both picks allow easy routes in for United assets it they fail

    10. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Does anyone have the link to the downloadable fixture ticker with difficulty indicators?

      Usually FPL publish one, but I haven’t found it.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wanting to create personal Excel file.

    11. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      McCarthy Button
      TAA Davies Vinagre Taylor Mitchell
      Salah Auba ASM Pereira Bissouma
      Adams Kane Werner

      A few decisions to make still

      Davies Or Dier
      Adams Or Mitro
      Werner & Pereira or Vardy & Armstrong

      1. Live Lad
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Davies
        Mitro
        Vardy and Armstrong

    12. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No mention of bowen anywhere..

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        😀

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Wish I got a space for him

      2. UshFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Shhhh

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          You got him? Congratulations in advance

      3. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Fixtures are an issue

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How sad.. he'll explode in gw1

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Then what happens GWs2 - 7?

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Decent points, hopefully

    13. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      As if Spain’s striker last night plays for Leeds.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        We can create a group think here if we push hard.

        Rodrigo is awesome !
        Bargain at 6.0

        Has shirt #19 too 😮

      2. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        he looked garbage

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Very harsh, he was lively and involved. Definitely should have scored after the keepers mistake though

        2. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He is garbage!

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            We're not talking about Bamford here

    14. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Lots Werner's goals in the bundesliga follow a key theme, vs a poor defence playing a quite frankly suicidal high line. The positive however is the finishing is still deadly and there's enough examples of intricate footwork when surrounded by a few players. As typified with his goal yesterday, very Kun like faking and shifting before the shot

      Can't see him flopping but we shall see

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think his pace in behind will force teams to sit deep against Chelsea thus creating space in front for the likes of Ziyech, Pulisic and Havertz.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Agreed, and he seems good enough to operate even in condensed areas so should be a good year for Chelsea

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Personally think Ziyech has a higher chance of flopping than Werner. Ziyech is 27 and has been playing in a weaker league. He is close to his peak with little room for improvement. Is his ability actually good enough in a stronger and more physical league?

        With Pulisic and Werner you have players who have shown form in strong leagues and who are young enough to still improve.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          If Ziyech had moved to a lesser club I could see this happening, not for Chelsea with their current personnel he will have plenty of willing runners to slip in

    15. Tinmen
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Folks, who’s the better pick ?

      Armstrong
      ASM

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        1

    16. 1justlookin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Doherty and Alli
      Or
      Dier and Son?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

      2. CROCosta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A has higher ceiling imo, B is more nailed to start to depends on the strenght of bench and your preferences

      3. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

    17. DierStraits
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Got the team sorted, except for one dilemma:

        Mitro or Adams?!

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mitro

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Adams

        3. Ëð
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mitro

        4. 1justlookin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mitro. Reliable starter

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            No way man. You're a Southampton fan. Don't you think Adams has turned a corner recently ?? He's playing good. Posting good stats too

        5. Joss Ackland’s Spunky…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Adams. Worth seeing if he’s first choice from the off imo. Easy to jump off if not.

      • CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Just the Blades today, vs PNE. Lord Lundstram yet to play a minute. Clearly a move to Barca in the offing.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Jack Robinson at 4.5. If he plays big minutes again today with no O'Connell I think worth a punt. May of been poor friendly opposition but they have not conceded in 3 games.

          1. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Lundstram plays, but again no O'Connell... Robinson starts

      • Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This whole 'FPL Community' is massively saturated this pre-season.

        I'm not sure if it's boredom or there really is that much money to be made out of it, but every man, woman and their dog seems to have a Patreon, Twitter accounts or Youtube channel.

        It's just a constant buzz of noise and must be driving people crazy overthinking.

        Looking forward to the pro pundits all making about 6 changes each from their draft to GW1 teams...

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I find it strange that people pay Patreons. Especially to people who aren't even that good at the game.

          If you want someone to choose your team for you there are plenty of free ways to get that.

          Fair play to the people fleecing these gullible suckers though. Especially the players who are fleecing them yet don't have a great history themselves.

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I only use Twitter for news. And if an interesting stat pop ups have a look.
          It's way to boring than people give it credit for. Yeah reach is amazing. But you basically get same replies you get on FFS mostly from unknown people. 😆

          Here at least we know few of them for Some time so creates some logic in discussion ... Maybe that's just me though.

          It's easy to get lost and forget about your own plan ... Ha ha

        3. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I actually followed a few on twitter because I love football, stats and fpl but honestly there was just too many "threads" and because they're all pals and trying to help each other any time a thread drops all the others are like "wow, agreed"- I don't have any issue in them doing what they do but for me it was too much bombardment, very saturated as you say and the worst part is I barely ever saw anyone go "good work but I disagree and here's why"

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Their concept of threads is wrong 😆

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I hate Twitters threads and commenting system. It makes the comment system on here look futuristic.

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Yup

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Not disagreeing, but I'd be interested in hearing why you say that.

        4. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Some of it comes down to how entertaining the stream is for me, realistically most of us won't win fpl so why not just have a laugh with it? I'd rather watch and follow Andy at ltfpl with his decent ish rank where he's at least trying to enjoy the game with some maverick picks that either succeed or fail massively compared to someone with no stream presence or fun factor just talking about how they picked their team from just using stats alone. Each to their own.

      • Ëð
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Best defender for up to £6m?

        Thinking either Doherty or AWB

        1. Malkmus
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Doh

        2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Doh as a starter

          Change to laporte or AWB later if needed

        3. CROCosta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Digne

      • 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Last draft before next week -

        Mccarthy, Nyland.
        TAA, Doherty, Vinagre, 4.5, Mitchell.
        Salah, Auba, Son, Greenwood, ASM
        Jiminez, Mitrovic, Davis.

        1. Malkmus
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Looks ok, just keep an eye on Sancho joining Utd re Greenwood

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            They might loan Gareth Bale for example also. Greenwood is not an option before transfer window is closed imo.

      • Malkmus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Morning, any thoughts on this?

        McCarthy/(button)
        TAA - vinagre- X - Justin- Mitchell
        Auba (c) - son - asm - salah (Stephens)
        Werner - mitro- X

        A - Dier and Antonio
        B - Tierney and Nketiah

        Doing the auba/son to Bruno/kdb swap after gw3 so B won’t give me triple goon.

        Ta

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Danny Rose linked with a move to Leeds Utd and Spurs are willing to let him go. This solves the Ayling-Dallas long life question...

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

          Dallas is a utility player though, might see him shift up the pitch

      • Timon
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A cheeky RMT?

        Mccarthy
        Doherty, TAA, Vinagre
        Alli, Ziyech, ASM, Auba,
        Kane, Werner, Mitrovic

        Ryan, Soucek, Mitchell, Taylor

        0 itb

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          No Salah or Mane is bold but it certainly frees up cash

      • PurpleCobra
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        One week punt on a 6.5 or below mid? (Switching to Foden GW2). Currently on Perez (wba)...

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Bowen

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Finally

            1. PurpleCobra
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Who does he play for?

        2. CROCosta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          WHU mid - FAnderson, Lanzini or Fornals

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Best 7.0m option for first 6-8GWs?? (Already got TAA, Greenwood, Mitrovic in this price bracket)

        A) DCL
        B) HarveyBarnes
        C) Robbo
        D) Any other

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hoping for Doherty

        2. Lalrota
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I have avoided the 7m options in attack.Need to see more.
          If at all Robbo out of those.
          Cheeky punt on Digne/DCL can be taken

        3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          C always feels nice and secure but certainly DCL has gone under radar because of the 'beach effect' Everton suffered. I'd much rather have him than my 6m forward(s) but it's a saving that can be made.

        4. JustPark
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'm into C starting gw4 if anything goes by plan.

      • Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        McCarthy
        Doherty Digne Tierney Vinagre Justin
        Salah Auba Alli Armstrong 4.5
        Werner Ings 4.5

        Did Punt on the defence without TAA. But lets see how it goes. Doherty Digne and Tierney Do have a lots of attacking potential in them

        0.5 ITB for Possibly Alli>Greenwood
        OR Ings> Martial

        Thoughts??.

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Why do u need 0.5 to do Alli to greenwood

          1. Lalrota
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            My bad. I mean for getting Martial.
            Otherwise hows it?

      • welshyoo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Anyone going with Salah and Mane week one instead of one with Aubemayang?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Takes away GW 2 © option unless you're bringing in Bruno for one of them

          1. welshyoo
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            True. I was fully set on bringing in Bruno but with VDB coming in I think I'll watch at least one utd game before moving him in even though I think he should be unaffected.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Bruno is main man at United now. Too attacking to play in pivot 2.
              He'll continue to be #10 for united.
              Even if OGS goes for 433 instead of 4231, as an 8 he'll still be very effective

        2. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Not very popular here. Besides the fact, that Auba is considered better option than Mane, it is GW2 Captaincy issue/risk also.

        3. MAXIMIN EFFORT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Nope, I'm even going to captain Auba for the first 2.

        4. Chazz69
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          No Salah nor Mané for me from gw1 on

      • foreverton
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Rate my forward-centric team?

        McCarthy (4.5)

        TAA, KWP, Holgate, (Mitchell, 4.0)

        KDB, Auba, Podence, Bowen (Gordan)

        Werner, Richarlison, Martial

        GW1 team:

        McCarthy (4.5)

        TAA, KWP, Holgate, Mitchell (4.0)

        1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I don't like the Richarlison punt, or Podence for nailedness reasons.

          1. foreverton
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Traore will have to fill the RB spot so I like the Podence punt. Richarlison is not a punt - he's one of the most talented players in the league.

        2. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'd be inclined to swap the placeholder 4.5 GK for 4.5 defender. Covid bench.

          Everton defender is, well, at best optimistic. I'm a blue and lets face it, we'll ship a few early on. Can see it getting better as new blood settles but you got to be pragmatic.

          1. foreverton
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Sorry, that's meant to be 4.0.

        3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Holgate is a nice little pick potentially. Not fancy Coleman at 5m with Kenny and Sidibe going/gone?

          1. foreverton
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Possibly...I think Coleman is not as good as he once was and Holgate does get forward and got an impressive 4 assists last season

      • MAXIMIN EFFORT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Had a change of heart with Matheus Pereira. Given that planned transfers such as Auba to KDB and Salah to Bruno are fixed in many people's teams, does anyone else really like the fact that Pereira has fixtures so good that you can just let him sit in your team for the first dozen weeks, knowing that whenever WBA score he's likely to have involvement? He's on all set pieces, had huge assists last season and seems their main creative force. He also chips in with some goals too. At 6 mil I think he's a nice set and forget option, even as a 3rd mid given the lack of decent options in the mid-price bracket.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          not for me. I dont even like their fixtures. their strikers are poor.

        2. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Picking the best players in weaker sides has and always will be a good tactic for lower-priced players. BAP magnets.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            But. I think I still think I'd want to see how WBA turn out. So it's Eze for me.

      • PurpleCobra
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        GW1 - Kane (EVE)
        GW2 - Auba (WHU)
        GW3 - Kane (NEW)
        GW4 - Auba (SHU)
        GW5 - Kane (WHU)
        GW6 - Auba (LEI)
        GW7 - Kane (BHA)
        GW8 - Auba (AVL)

        Promising Home captain rotation, both on penalties, both looking at 90 minutes.

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          That's naughty. I like it

        2. Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          This could change things..

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I love Kane and have Auba but this looks horrifying.