International Football

Which FPL players are on international duty ahead of Gameweek 1?

Fantasy managers are faced with the unusual situation of an international break taking place immediately before the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

A week of international fixtures got underway in midweek, with many key top-flight players in action for their nations and missing out on pre-season preparations with their clubs as a consequence.

The positive news is that only those representing European countries will be away from their clubs, as UEFA tries to play catch-up with the Nations League.

The likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.0m), Sadio Mane (£12.0m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.0m) and Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) will be staying put, then, while those European players who are on international duty at least won’t have to endure an arduous trek back from further afield given that all Nations League matches will take place on the continent.

This article gives a club-by-club rundown on which assets will be away from their sides during this period, also detailing the dates in which these players will be competing for their respective countries.

ARSENAL

  • Bernd Leno – Germany – Sep 3 + 6
  • Kieran Tierney – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Sead Kolasinac – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sep 4 + 7
  • Granit Xhaka – Switzerland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Bukayo Saka – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Reiss Nelson – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Eddie Nketiah – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Matteo Guendouzi – France under-21s – Sep 4 + 7

ASTON VILLA

  • John McGinn – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Jack Grealish – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Tyrone Mings – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Conor Hourihane – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Orjan Nyland – Norway – Sep 4 + 7

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Aaron Connolly – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Joel Veltman – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Leandro Trossard – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Tariq Lamptey – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

BURNLEY

  • Robbie Brady – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Nick Pope – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell – Northern Ireland – Sep 4 + 7

CHELSEA

  • Mason Mount – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Tammy Abraham – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Andreas Christensen – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8
  • Antonio Rudiger – Germany – Sep 3 + 6
  • Timo Werner – Germany – Sep 3 + 6
  • Kepa Arrizabalaga – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Jorginho – Italy – Sep 4 + 7
  • N’Golo Kante – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Olivier Giroud – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Mateo Kovacic – Croatia – Sep 5 + 8
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Wayne Hennessey – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • James McCarthy – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6

EVERTON

  • Seamus Coleman – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Moise Kean – Italy – Sep 4 + 7
  • Tom Davies – England under-21 – Sep 4 + 8
  • Michael Keane – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Jordan Pickford – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Lucas Digne – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Andre Gomes – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Jonas Lossl – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8

FULHAM

  • Stefan Johansen – Norway – Sep 4 + 7
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic – Serbia – Sep 3 + 6
  • Marek Rodak – Slovakia – Sep 4 + 7

LEEDS UNITED

  • Mateusz Klich – Poland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Gjanni Alioski – North Macedonia – Sep 5 + 8
  • Stuart Dallas – Northern Ireland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Illan Meslier – France under-21s – Sep 4 +7
  • Liam Cooper – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Kalvin Phillips – England – Sep 5 + 8

LEICESTER CITY

  • Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8
  • Youri Tielemans – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Dennis Praet – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Çağlar Söyüncü – Turkey – Sep 3 + 6
  • Jonny Evans – Northern Ireland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Danny Ward – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • James Justin – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

LIVERPOOL

  • Neco Williams – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Harry Wilson – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Joe Gomez – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Rhian Brewster – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Virgil van Dijk – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Andrew Robertson – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Kostas Tsimikas – Greece – Sep 3 + 6*

    *missed the first match through illness
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MANCHESTER CITY

  • Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Raheem Sterling – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Phil Foden – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Kyle Walker – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Ilkay Gundogan – Germany – Sep 3 + 6
  • Ferran Torres – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Eric Garcia – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Rodri – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Nathan Ake – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Bernardo Silva – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Joao Cancelo – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko – Ukraine – Sep 3 + 6

MANCHESTER UNITED

  • David de Gea – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Daniel James – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Donny van de Beek – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Scott McTominay – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Dean Henderson – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Mason Greenwood – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Bruno Fernandes – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Anthony Martial – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Victor Lindelof – Sweden – Sep 5 + 8

NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Emil Krafth – Sweden – Sep 5 + 8
  • Jeff Hendrick – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6

SHEFFIELD UNITED

  • Sander Berge – Norway – Sep 4 + 7
  • John Egan – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Enda Stevens – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Callum Robinson – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • David McGoldrick – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • John Fleck – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Aaron Ramsdale – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Shane Long – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Jan Bednarek – Poland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Stuart Armstrong – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Danny Ings – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • James Ward-Prowse – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Jannik Vestergaard – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Ben Davies – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Matt Doherty – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Steven Bergwijn – Netherlands – Sep 4 +7
  • Ryan Sessegnon – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Gedson Fernandes – Portugal under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Eric Dier – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Harry Kane – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8
  • Toby Alderweireld – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Hugo Lloris – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Moussa Sissoko – France – Sep 5 + 8

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

  • Hal Robson-Kanu – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Kamil Grosicki – Poland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Dara O’Shea – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Oliver Burke  Scotland – Sep 4 + 7

WEST HAM UNITED

  • Declan Rice – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Lukasz Fabianski – Poland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Andriy Yarmolenko – Ukraine – Sep 3 + 6
  • Darren Randolph – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Tomáš Souček – Czech Republic – Sep 4 + 7*

    *currently self-isolating

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

  • Conor Coady – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Adama Traore – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Rui Patricio – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Ruben Neves – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Joao Moutinho – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Diogo Jota – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Leander Dendoncker – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Ruben Vinagre – Portugal under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Pedro Neto – Portugal under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

WITHDRAWN THROUGH INJURY

  • Reece James – Chelsea/England under-21s
  • Brandon Williams – Manchester United/England under-21s
  • Marcus Rashford – Manchester United/England
  • Tyler Roberts – Leeds United/Wales
  • Harry Winks – Tottenham Hotspur/England
  • Oli McBurnie – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7


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1,807 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Teomi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which of Leno or Martinez most likely to be no 1?

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hard to say really. Tha's why I would avoid Arsenal GKs for now. Unless Arteta confirms who is no.1.

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

      Leno

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Avoid both - too much risk for too little gain

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

      Rmt
      McCarthy
      TAA Vinagre Dallas Lascelles
      Son Aub Salah ASM Willian
      Werner
      Subs Steer Brewster Davis Taylor
      0.0 itb
      Gw2 Salah - Bruno & Willian - KDB also ASM - Gordon

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

        ASM - Romeu rather than Gordon with Evertons new signings to risky

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

      I have Martinez in my team. He has done nothing wrong to be dropped and is better than Leno in some aspects. Obviously will see if Arteta says anything in the next week.

  2. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    With Allan and Doucoure coming, I think I will give Digne a chance again

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Plus Siggy is leaving, Digne wont share set pieces with him too

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

        I like him alot, 2 solid mids there will allow him to bomb on a bit more, the lad loves a cross

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Will be off set pieces with James there I would have thought

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        James is not good enough, I think he will be found out soon

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Possibly, but will still be on them initially. I still like Everton defence as a punt though.

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Which James is going to Everton?

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              JRod

              1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Ah. Thanks, my old friend. 🙂

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

      I’ve applied similar logic to DCL

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This.

    5. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Too much to spend on a defender that won't be getting many clean sheets.

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

    What are people's plans for getting in City/United assets after GW1?

    My initial thought is with my current squad, i have 0.5m ITB and Ings up top, Ings > Martial after GW1 but then i'm a bit stuck for City assets after that.

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

      Start with Auba for fir 2 gws then to city mid

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Bench 1 Man U, bring another in GW2, then bring Man C in GW3 is a popular plan.

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

        100% this

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

        What's your current team with united player in to bench first GW?

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

          So far Greenwood and Bruno

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

    For anybody who has been using our list of free to enter FPL prize leagues we've added another 20 leagues to the list worth about £10,000 in total. Just have to search NEW to find them.

    Number of Leagues = 132
    Total value of prizes = £45,095
    £5,000+ Leagues = 2
    £1,000+ Leagues = 12

    Any questions let me know.

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

      Where ?

  5. Roy Rovers
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    If it was your team where would you use the 2.5ITB?

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Taylor Vinagre Justin Mitchell
    Aubameyang Greenwood Armstrong Soucek Bissouma
    Kane Vardy Martial.

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      downgrade one striker and upgrade midfield and defence

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

      Justin (4.5) to Robertson (7.0)

    3. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Your midfield is really going to struggle. Defence will be difficult as well.

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

    Hello everybody!
    By the time we speak my team looks like this..

    Llois
    Vinagre Justin TAA Saliba
    Salah Alli Saka Auba(c)
    Werner Ings
    subs: Button,Stephens,Wickham,Taylor

    Ings to Martial gw2
    Auba to KDB gw3

    ...any thougts much appreciated!!

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

      Like it but worried about having Saliba and Saka in the team, they are likely to be rotated with gabriel and then Pepe and Willian.

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

        true but as planning to move Auba for KDB my thoughts were having at least an Arsenal asset
        ..thanks for the reply 🙂

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

          I agree and I'm going to have 1 is Saka or Saliba in my team but making sure the other slot is nailed. Probably Saka as I think he's got the higher potential to score big. There's also loads of 4.5 Defs to choose from.

  7. Andy'81
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    The Czech FA says the game against Scotland is off due to a covid outbreak, meanwhile UEFA says it's still on, the joys of playing International football during a pandemic.

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      stupid UEFA

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Scotland trying to trick Czechia into not turning up? May be their only hope.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I've heard they're changing their team name to Game Cancelled

      2. Andy'81
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I saw all the Palestine and Ireland flags outside Hampden park before the game last night and I didn't know what the hell was going on, wily characters these new breed of Scots.

        1. stat sifter 888888
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Unbelievable that Israel is allowed in UEFA and Eurovision. Maybe North Africa and the rest of the Middle East should be invited as well?

          1. Andy'81
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah, let's just dump Israel back among the middle eastern nations, what could possibly go wrong....

            1. stat sifter 888888
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Andy that's not how geography and football work. Maybe we should just split the rest of the Middle East up between Asia, North America and Africa?

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

      The rules clearly state if you can field 13 players, the match must go ahead. Would be funny if Scotland do another ghost Estonia.

  8. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hi Guys!
    I think I'm quite close to being satisfied with my team entering this season, please give any inputs:

    McCarthy
    Trent/Vinagre/Lascelles
    Salah/Auba/Alli/ASM/Armstrong
    Jimenez/Ings

    Steer/Taylor/Davis/Mitchell
    2.0 itb

    GW2 - Armstrong > Greenwood

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

      Is Armstrong + 2.0 mil the best option if you're going to greenwood could you not get a better player like mount, Barnes, zaha, bergwijn for the 1 week?

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

        hm, possibly, havent thought about that

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

        I really fancy Zaha to have a decent season. But just can't bring myself to invest in Palace with their current injuries at the back and their dire post lockdown form! One to keep an eye on though

  9. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this 5-4-1 for GW1

    Ramsdale
    Trent Doherty Davies Walker-Peter Tierney
    Salah Aubameyang Ward-Prowse Soucek
    Werner

    Nyland/Steer Bissouma Martial Davis

    So I could triple up on Southampton and go with Ings as a placeholder or save a transfer and start with martial on the bench.

    Any thoughts?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Copies and pastes.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Really nice.
      Just the 7-9m midfielders spot missing(Son,Chelsea MF,Etc) but can’t have em all.

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Predicted back 4 at Spurs?

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

      Davies Dier Toby Doherty

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Davies at RB?

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not if youre the GK

    2. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sesseggnon Sanchez Toby Dier Doherty

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Sessegnon, hope so.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Sessegnon can’t play full back in the prem, every right sided attacker would have a field day.

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

    Leaning towards A here, what do you reckon?
    A) robbo and armstrong
    B) Taylor and alli

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

      Think robertson and Alli likely to score similar points over the season.

      If you've not got Trent definitely A for me.

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

        Good way of looking at it.
        It would be a double up with trent

  12. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    So much confusion games getting called off players going into quarantine all over a stupid tournament nobody cares about

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      +1

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nations League just the tip of the iceberg. All sorts of international Under 21s and Under 18s games happening across Europe this week too. Madness!

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Wow didnt even know that. Madness indeed. Sports shd be limited to your own country atm

  13. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on these?
    Gw 2- Son and Ings ➡️ Bruno and DCL
    GW 3- Auba ➡️KDB
    Gw 4- ASM➡️JWP
    Gw 5 wildcard

    McCarthy Steer.
    Trent Taylor KWP Vinagre Lamptey
    Salah Auba ASM Son Soucek
    Werner Ings Davis

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How you getting Sterling in?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I’m not.

        Potentially when I wildcard actually or I could get him instead of De Bruyne

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

    How does this team/ plan look? What are the flaws I am missing ?

    McCarthy
    TAA Dier Justin
    Salah Aubameyang Alli ASM Saka
    Werner Ings

    Button Vinagre Mitchell Brewster

    Rough plan for 2/3

    GW 2 Ings to Martial ( .5 m in bank for this) OR Salah to Bruno leaving 2 m in bank. Might even do both!
    GW 3 Aubameyang to KDB

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

      Like it, thinking something similar with the transfers myself

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Really like it 😉

    3. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Man United fan here - but in fantasy terms I think I prefer Ings or Jimenez (8.5) to Martial (9.0) especially with CL kicking off a month into the season.

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

        Thanks- would you make Salah to Bruno move?

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

          My plan is to downgrade either Auba or Salah to Bruno, potentially for GW2 because I've a feeling he'll go up in value pretty quick.

          I just think Bruno is the core of the United team, and on pens. Too good not to own.

          I'm leaning towards downgrading Auba at the moment because I like Salah's fixtures better in the short term.

          But consious that Salah shares bonus with Mane/Trent/Auba/VVD, whereas Auba is the star of the Arsenal team and they don't have European commitments this season

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

            Good points here- thank you

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

      whats the thought process of Dier over Davies
      seen a lot of draft teams with him but can't see him as a viable option - poor mans Joe Gomez

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

        It could be either but Dier seems firm favourite of Mourinho. Spurs improved in defence and think Dier will get more bonus. Also on some free kicks and can score from set pieces. Also way Spurs been playing Davies playing further back and also tends to pick up a fair number of yellows.

        Might yet get Doherty if can squeeze him in but for now happy with Dier

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

    ings or jiminez? i’m sure it’s already been asked though

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ings for first 2 then Jimenez

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wolves will regress unless they make a signing or two.
      Dings for me.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        who have southampton signed?

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No one significant but they have a younger squad. Players inproving especially the mids

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Ings and Jimenez are good options, Wolves losing Doherty doesn't suddenly make Jimi a bad option and they'll sign another right back.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I agree. I think its just that wolves seemed to be in a downards slope and soton the other way after restart and maybe thats what is playing on my mind

              1. stat sifter 888888
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I am gonna switch out Ings for Martial after GW1 but a lot of people are overlooking Hojgberg going to Spurs. They don't have another creative type player in that CDM/CM role of the same quality and that will have an impact.

        2. Thescaff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Good point. But they haven't lost 2 key wingbacks

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

      Im going with both even at the expense of Werner.
      Proven, steady, both good fixtures.

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

      Ings, Soton has the 4th best xg since restart

    5. Gold Coast
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Both for me too. Proven talisman for top half teams.

    6. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wolves team is much better than Saints going forward, more of the goal contribution should be split with Adams this year and Hojbjerg going to Spurs has weakened Saints midfield. Having said that, I'm having Ings GW1 for Palace and then swapping for Martial.

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Stats disagree with you there.

        1. stat sifter 888888
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Scaff, Neves and Moutinho are proven quality in midfield, and Jota and Traore are up there with the most dangerous attackers in the league on the wings. Saints have lost Hojbjerg, who was a real creative force in midfield and only Redmond or JWP could compete to some level with Wolves's side.

        2. stat sifter 888888
          1 month, 21 days ago

          JWP significantly less with Neves than Redmond with Jota btw.

  16. Michaelmotta
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hi all, looking at running an EPL fantasy cash league down in Australia this season $50 entry and cash prizes awarded for 1-2-3 I’ll work out the % once I get numbers.

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

    Any interest in the untied def, great fixtures and lindelof or Shaw at 5m could be good and cheap enough to bench gw1

    1. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Shaw is a good option, especially with Williams's injury. Lindelof not sure.

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

    Start with Ings or gamble on Che Adams to upgrade a 4.5 defender to Doherty/Robbo for example?

  19. Gold Coast
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone starting with Nketiah?

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He will not start imo, Pepe, Willian, Lacazette all back now

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

        Laca is below Nketiah in the pecking order, if he stays imo

  20. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone contemplating BB + WC. Might just do it to keep things interesting

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I've looked at it, but the fixtures are just not good enough for a BB I think.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        If Brewster gets a loan and both Mitchell and Johnson look like starting I might have a punt

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah true plus salah and auba make it hard to get a decent bench. Would only seriously consider it if TAA is confirmed out

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It’s gone through my thoughts but not doing it.

      Would give info on which Arsenal GK is starting and cheap defenders plus been able to get in City and United players.

    3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes.

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

    Haven't looked at the teams on here much but feel my team might be a bit different to most, thoughts appreciated:
    Planning to play 5 atb but thinking about benching Digne for the first week and playing Armstrong. 0.5 to do Ings to Martial GW2 all going well.
    Think I'm set on this...not everybody's cup of tea admittedly!

    Ramsdale
    Trent Robbo Doherty Tierney
    Auba Alli Pereira Armstrong
    Werner Ings
    (4.0 Digne Stephens 4.5)
    0.5

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      how to get Salah and KDB and Bruno

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

        fair point but I'm set on going without a LIV attacker (as I'd rarely captain them)...Auba will become KdB/Sterling in GW3 most likely and Alli could become Rashford (with a future double transfer) if MUN start firing for the double up with Martial.

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

      Tasty defence. Digne is a great shout, especially now they've added some steel to the midfield. But I'm wary jumping on Everton from GW1. Just like Chelsea, I think the smart play is to see how they do first couple of gameweeks.

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

        Cheers and I hear you but I feel I want to give the 5 premium defender set up a go from the get go....if it proves rubbish after a few GWs I can always wildcard but hopefully it will do ok

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

      I like it, btw how confident you are with Pereira ? Interesting against a depleted LEI but I wonder if Barnes or Zaha is the better pick in GW1

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

        It depends how rubbish WBA will be...but everything goes through him so just want to punt on him...can always get rid if he dosen't look like doing the business and WBA prove whipping boys

    4. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Is Armstrong actually nailed?

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

        no but he'll get plenty of game time I reckon as he was very good last season

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

    Thoughts on this, please
    Ryan/Nyland
    TAA, JWP, Vinagre, Mitchell (Taylor)
    Auba, Salah, Soucek, (Bruno), Gordon
    Kane, Adams, Mitro

    With all the current uncertainties I've tried to select players that should get me slightly above average in GW1, but have some added firepower coming in GW2 (Bruno + Taylor) without hits, and I've included price points that allow me to move - for example - Kane to anyone (Aguero, Werner, Martial etc.), Auba or Salah to KDB/Sterling etc.

    1. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not a fan of benching 10.5 and Bruno can be quarantined or injured comes GW2. Taking hit is more sensible cause when you start with Son, for instance, lad can produce double digits to cover the hit, and if he blanked, -2 is a small price to pay

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

        Thanks - strangely enough I originally had Son + 1.5m ITB, but am a bit worried about the price rises that might occur, pricing me out of Bruno.

        1. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          If you're really worry about that, you can swap Son to Bruno right exactly one minute after deadline 😀 but i'll suggest wait until GW2 deadline or fplstatistic showing 90%+ to price rise

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

            You've swayed me back to my original plan. 🙂

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      4 Uber premiums is at least 1 too many

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

        I agree - but am currently quite uncertain about which sub-premiums will be nailed on - for example was keen on Pulisic and Greenwood, but VDB and Havertz might change things. My idea was go with tired and trusted premiums initially, and have enough to switch to the out-performing sub-premiums when they appear.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          It’s not a terrible plan. The only issue is it’s two transfers rather than 1 a lot of the time.

  23. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Locks for me

    4.5, 4
    Taa, davies, 4.5-5.5, vinegar, 4
    kdb, Salah, 7.5-8.5, soucek, 4.5
    Werner, martial, mitro

    ... with Auba and Ings to start as placeholders for Kev and martial.

    In the remaining positions there is 1m to splash, hence the ranges. The mid slot is a real nice spot with Greenwood Alli and Pulisic (and potentially Ziyech, Mahrez or Willian) all strong options. I’m debating whether to start with greenwood or alli both have nice fixtures, as I need 0.5 spare to do the martial Ken switch in the order I want to do it in.

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Soucek a lock even though he needs to pass a covid test?

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Structure wise yes. He is excellent value and an ideal 1st sub. I could do with him playing first week though. If he can’t that would sway me over to the alli camp over greewood

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

      Do you think Martial +8.5 mid (e.g Pulisic) outscore Son + 8.5 forward (e.g. Ings/Jimi) over the first 6 GW's - probably not a lot in it, TBH.

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Not much in it. Son is and 8 on the wing and 10 upfront. So that swings it

      2. stat sifter 888888
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I don't think Son will get as many points this year.

    3. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Vinegar is the funniest mispelling I've seen yet lol. Very disappointed that you didn't complete it by changing "Salah" to "Salt" but oh well. I would look a bit cheaper with the 7.5-8.5 or Davies to try and upgrade Soucek to ASM or another option (if you don't like that one then maybe Mitro to someone like Wood). Otherwise good team.

  24. Halftime
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hi, i've been looking at A Perez and Jota (Wolves) but am concerned they might not start regularly. Any opinions?

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dendoncker is ahead of Jota for minutes played, last Season, so that is a gamble at 6.5.

      1. Halftime
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah, you could gamble at 4.5 i suppose but 6.5 is a bit much.

    2. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Whenever I watch Jota play, he plays well and looks like scoring but Traore also has that potential and is more nailed on in that team.

  25. Kun Tozser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Salah + Justin/Vinagre

    Martial + Alli

  26. AF90
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this 4-5-1 with Martial ready for GW2?

    McCarthy,
    TAA, Egan, Vinagre, Justin
    Salah, Auba, Alli, Armstrong, ASM
    Werner

    Nyland, Martial, Wickham, Mitchell.

    Should I swap Egan, ASM & Alli -> 4.5 def, Soucek & Son?

  27. Pieters 4 Wood
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Soucek out from GW1?

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

    Leed's new signing Koch is also on international duty with Spain. Please add him too.

  29. Destroyer of teams
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Most likely 4.5 defenders to start?

    Currently on Vinagre & Justin

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

      Lascelles is pretty nailed. And I'm thinking of a punt on Hegazi

  30. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    How does this look:

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo KWP
    Salah Auba ASM JWP
    Werner Mitro Ings

    Button. Mitchell 4.0 Biss.

    GW2: Salah to Fernandes
    GW3: Auba to KDB
    GW4: JWP to Chelsea mid (8.5-)