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How will Donny van de Beek fit into the United midfield and what is his FPL appeal?

One of the biggest deals of the summer transfer window so far saw Donny van de Beek move from Ajax to Manchester United for a reported £35m fee plus add-ons.

The versatile midfielder, 23, signed a five-year contract and could be poised to make his debut in Gameweek 2, when Crystal Palace visit Old Trafford.

Priced up at £7.0m by Fantasy Premier League, the fact he’s cheaper than all of United’s current first-choice attacking players makes him interesting, but what exactly will van de Beek bring to the Red Devils and where does he fit in?

In this new Scout Report, we’ll attempt to answer those questions, and assess his credentials ahead of the new campaign.

History and Statistics

“Dennis [Bergkamp] started talking enthusiastically about a talent in his youth team. It was a boy who reminded Dennis of himself at that age. That was the signal for me to keep an eye on that guy. That was Donny.”
Frank de Boer, Ajax manager 2010-2016

Dutch midfielder van de Beek may only be 23 years old but he arrives at Old Trafford with a wealth of experience playing at the top level.

A product of the famed Ajax academy, van de Beek made his debut back in 2015 during a Europa League match against Celtic, before establishing himself the following season, when he made 29 first-team appearances in all competitions.

A senior international debut followed in 2017, while a further 35 matches aided his development.

However, it was the 2018/19 campaign when van de Beek truly announced himself on the European stage, as a young and exciting Ajax side reached the Champions League semi-finals beating Real Madrid and Juventus on the way.

The Dutchman was a key member of the team, along with the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, and despite falling short, caught the imagination of football fans around the world.

“Van de Beek. Nobody talks much about him, but he has a dynamic in the game, he gets behind Tadic, he arrives, he works, he scores goals. Logically, I love De Jong and De Ligt. But the example of the operation of this Ajax is Van de Beek.” – Mauricio Pochettino, speaking ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League semi-final second-leg against Ajax in 2019

More success followed domestically, as Ajax won the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup, while van de Beek’s performances were rewarded with a place on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or, and a spot in the Netherlands squad that reached the 2019 Nations League final.

Statistics (Eredivisie)
SeasonAppearancesGoalsAssists
2015/16800
2016/171902
2017/1834116
2018/1934910
2019/202385

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  1. Z
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Martinez has higher % ownership then Leno.....interesting....

    1. ow00019
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      All the serious players

  2. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Worth having that core team and additionally playing one of the 4.5 every week ?

    McCarthy
    TAA/Davies/Vinagre
    Salah/Auba/Son
    Werner/Ings/Mitro

    1. ow00019
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Its a reasonable option

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes, I’m leaning towards an approach of cash cows combined with base price players rather than overly spreading the cash on mid price and/or cheap punts that lock away .5s. Lots of variations to this. This I like. Playing a 4.5 each week early doors is sensible for 3 reasons a) 2 points is decent in PPM terms b) they don’t lock unnecessary cash c) that random Armstrong haul (for example) was great... only you picked ASM (for example) who turns out he was dud punt that needs transferring out to a 4.5 to free funds

    3. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'm with you on this one and in the exact same position almost

  3. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    If la celso is seriously injured i might get Alli. Can save 1m on Son.

    Only question is I don't have Amazon subscription. Am i allowed to get Alli ??

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      no

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        🙄

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Give him some tough love first. Tell him you need to see some end product if he wants to make the side.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Can i ask him whether it's him or his brother ?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Absolutely!

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Bit of a different RMT, anyone else starting with Utd def on the bench ?

    0.5 ITB

    Ramsdale
    Vin,Doherty,Taa
    Salah,auba,souc,armstrong
    Werner,ings,mitro

    AWB,Douglas,bissouma

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Very good team except AWB

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        haha, what don't you like about him? seemed to fluff his lines at the end of last season but I can see him scoring close to as many points as Doherty/tierny this year ?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Lacks composure in final 3rd

      2. ow00019
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Much prefer Tierney at this price (provided he isn't stuck at LCB because Arteta hates his cbs)

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Not sure about that either

          1. ow00019
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I think if Tierney has a season at LWB he will go off. I think Arsenal will keep more CS under Arteta and I think Tierney will be involved in approaching 10 goals. Be surprised if I don't have him in my team at some point.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      How many weeks between 2 and 8 would you want a United defender? Same pretty much true of Arsenal too if you’re looking at cs

  5. ivantys
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Anyone captaining Kane? I can't help but feel he has the best fixture out of Liverpool and Arsenal.

      1. noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Better than Liverpool against Leeds at home?

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yeah Everton's pre season games still in my mind their defence are rubbish.

        2. ow00019
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Go for it

        3. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He has the worst fixture

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Everton conceded 3 against Blackpool and holgate got injured today, oh well we shall see.

              1. hewittj1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Everton played Preston and won 2-0

                1. ivantys
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    They are expected to keep clean sheets against non premier league sides anyway, but the way they struggled against blackpool I could never ignore that.

          2. noahzark22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I need two 5.0 or lower mids to make my team work. Who are the best options? Currently on Soucek and Ritchie

            1. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I’d go for a 5.5 and a 4.5 and never play the 4.5

              1. noahzark22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Cool, but that's not what my team needs

            2. St. Stephen XI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Ritchie looks likely to be leaving for Bournemouth.

              1. noahzark22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Is that good or bad? I suspect if he still plays and is on set pieces that's an upgrade.

                1. St. Stephen XI
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Given that Bournemouth isn't in the Premier League, I'd say it's bad.

                  1. noahzark22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    oh that's right 🙁

            3. ivantys
                2 months, 23 days ago

                You aiming for 2 1-3-pointers every week?

                1. noahzark22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  yes with potential of a 4-7 pointer

            4. MrCloppity
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              What’s anyone's thoughts on Phil Foden is year? Anyone think he might be worth saving money on instead of reaching for KDB.

              1. thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Could be a good pick for sure, but not instead of KDB, potentially as well as

              2. Z
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                KDB is gold....all the rest are rotation risk. Foden is big talent, but he plays for City (and we all know how much Pep love to rotate)

              3. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                😮

              4. ow00019
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I am seriously considering having on bench gw1. Think he could provide some real value and act like a mini KDB. If he is starting 65%+ of the games his price could well rocket and he will be in everyones team.

            5. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Any Liverpool fans on?

              Is Minamino likely to start for you this season? Has been your best player in pre season I’d argue and with Mané/Salah looking off the boil, he could be a good shout instead?

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Can't see a situation where he's ever part of the best 11 because quite simply the other players are better than him, however yes he could have a few runs in the team this season and if you time it right and he fires then you're laughing

              2. Z
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                And on what position would he start? Bench Salah for Minamino?

              3. BrockLanders
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                He doesn't play as part of the front 3 ffs. Seen so many mention that. He'll sit just in behind them, but is very dangerous. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if he starts next Saturday..

              4. TheComRED-YNWA
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                It looks like Klopp is trying out both 4-2-3-1 and 4-2-1-3. Minamino is gonna be coming off the bench for now while they work that new system out. So, I expect games to start 4-3-3 with Wijnaldum, Keita, and Fabinho (until Henderson gets back and pending Wijnaldum's contact situation). Once Taki comes on, system changes. We have to see where he ends up playing.

              5. hewittj1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                He won’t start, potential impact sub

            6. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Summary of what Mourinho said about Alli in the All or Nothing documentary:

              1. He called him a lazy trainer.
              2. He had a talk with him where he said that he had great potential but that his career has had ups and downs.
              3. He said that Sir Alex asked him to sign him.
              4. After Alli scored a brace in some game, when journalists asked him if Alli was back to his best, he praised him (which manager wouldn't?)

              So can someone explain to me why the conclusion is that he's Mourinho's favorite?

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Thought they had an intimate scene 😆

                1. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Alli is doomed. I would not be supposed if he is sent to Coventry this year

              2. THE WERNER DELUSION
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                aren't people saying Dier is his favourite?

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Triple

                2. COK3Y5MURF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  This is false too. He had a talk with Dier and did ask him why he didn't make the first team with Poch. But he also subbed Dier off early in a CL game after a poor start which they ended up winning. Dier was upset about this and Mou told Poch that he would have to start Dier the next game for this reason and bench Winks. Dier was benched lots of times under Mou last season and did not play at CB every time.

                  1. COK3Y5MURF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Mou told Levy*

              3. Z
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Because, last year he said that he will build team aroud him.
                Still, much better options are Kane and Son

              4. n-doggg
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I had heard the opposite. That he didn’t like alli

              5. Ser Davos
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                SAF also declared Phil Jones as the second coming in later years

            7. Gerhardinho
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Alli and Doherty vs Son Dier/Davies??

              1. Z
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Son and Dier for me EZ

              2. Aztec Kamara
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I’d go Alli & Doc

              3. COLLIN QUANER
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I have Son & Dier

                Alli has let me down too many times in the past

            8. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              anyone know the arsenal / villa lineups today?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Try FlashScore or SofaScore app

            9. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Best way to shave 0.5m off this?

              McCarthy
              TAA | Vinagre | Pieters | Justin
              Salah | KdB | Sterling | Greenwood | Soucek
              Kane

              Steer | Mitchell | Davis | Brewster

              Thanks

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Greenwood to Van De Beek?

                1. MosF94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Greenwood to DCL, Davis to Reed - strengthens your bench, and DCL with Jamea Rodriguez behind him could be quite the entity

                  1. MosF94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    And Pieters to Taylor

              2. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Is that over budget or would you be upgrading someone with the .5?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  0.5 over

              3. ow00019
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I can shave 5m off... Sterling to Foden

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Haha

              4. Aztec Kamara
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Not sure how often Pieters will play(?)
                IMO you have 1 too many premiums so you should downgrade there - probably Sterling for me - Bruno?
                Assume you’ll be having placeholders in w1?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Really want the City double up

              5. Blue&White85
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Is this for a week 2 wildcard?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Quite possibly yes

              6. MikeBravo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Kane to Werner and have some spare cash? 😉

              7. Ser Davos
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                TAA to Robbo or Soucek to a 4.5 2 pointer

              8. Mid budget coach
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Sterling to Son. Soucek to Foden

                • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Salah -> Chelsea mid would give you like 4m

              9. COLLIN QUANER
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Has anyone watched the Spurs series on amazon? I am really enjoying Kane's little team talks before each game, haha

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Must get out of breath after that ...

                  1. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Thats his warm up.

                2. AC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Personally find it a glorified advert for Mourinho. They cover pochettinos season in 15 minutes. No insights into why he was fired and suddenly Mourinho and Levy are having inane conversations at the dinner table. What about the goal by sonny heh!

                  Hopes are very low indeed after the first 3 episodes.

              10. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Rate my team:

                McCarthy (4.0)
                TAA Robertson Doherty Vinagre (Taylor)
                Auba Son Ziyech (4.5 4.5)
                Werner Ings Adams

                1. noahzark22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  745

                2. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I like it- but would probably get Dier over Doherty so you can get 5.5 m midfielder

                  1. Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    I just think that if Doherty keeps up with 1 att.return per 3 matches he will compete TAA and Robbo as Mou's will be very solid this year. I just don't want to have this bench headache this is why I will play Doh in every single game along with TAA and Robbo

              11. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Best option as 6 m striker

                A Mitrovic ( tough opening fixture)
                B Adams
                C Nketiah
                D any other?

                1. Z
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Mitro

                  1. Aztec Kamara
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Agreed

                2. Dr. Rog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  A, but C will be a massive bandwagon if he gets nailed

                3. ow00019
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Mitro. I'm going by the trend in previous seasons where Mitro and Pukki have started well. My theory is that promoted teams have more confidence (before a few pastings bring them down to earth) and other teams come back from pre season slightly disorganised so the talisman will score goals.

                4. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  C ain't good enough.

                  A or B
                  Probably A

                5. zelio78
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Che Adams

                6. ivantys
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    I have ayew as I don't expect mitrovic to score against arsenal, leeds, wolves and sheffield. From week 6-9 I'll get him in.

                  • pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Barnes and Ayew are decent options with fixtures

                    But wait for Bats to turn up somewhere. He’d be the class of the field. Can’t see Chelsea holding him as 4tg choice striker - wouldn’t make their cup squads

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Good point- thanks

                7. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Can anyone see Arsenal keeping many clean sheets this coming season?

                  1. El Lobito 10
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Yes

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Hhhmmm, not so sure about that.

                  2. ivantys
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      No as long as david luiz is playing

                  3. UnitedRthebest
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Digne or Doherty?

                      1. El Lobito 10
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Doh

                        1. UnitedRthebest
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Cheers!

                      2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Anyone knows how Arsenal lined up today ?

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          They lost the match 3-2

                          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Yes, but what was the line up?

                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Can't find anything myself.

                            2. InterUranus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              From what I can gather (and it's a bit sketchy) it was

                              Martinez
                              Bellerin Holding Saliba Cedric
                              Ozil Elneny Ceballos
                              Aubameyang Lacazette Willock

                              Pepe and Willian also played at some point

                              This may not be 100% accurate but it's the best I can put together.

                              1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Cheers

                      3. El Lobito 10
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Any decent striker for 5m or less apart from Davis?

                        Thinking 451 to get Doherty over Mitrovic

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Wish there was one

                          1. El Lobito 10
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Cheers

                        2. el polako
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Yes, Kane few season ago.

                        3. Ser Davos
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          In isolation I’d guess Doherty will be far more enjoyable to own than Mitro. However, in these volatile times, having Davis AND a Wickham is perhaps questionable.

                          Doherty is also a gateway (drug) to Laporte and Pool. Mitro is a gateway to another bandwagon

                          1. El Lobito 10
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Good points Ser Davos, cheers. I read that in the character's accent lol

                      4. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        A few differentials is never bad in this game?

                        McCarthy
                        Trent, Davies, Vinagre, Keane
                        Auba C, Salah, Saka, Grealish, Alli
                        Vardy,

                        Steer, Mitchell, Davis, Brewster,

                        2m itb

                        1. Z
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Davies ➡️ Dier
                          Keane ➡️ Coleman
                          Alli ➡️ Son
                          And Saka is so not nailed

                          1. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Davies ➡️ Dier - Yes I see the reasoning.
                            Keane ➡️ Coleman - reasoning? Keane outscored Coleman easily last year?
                            Alli ➡️ Son - this was the one troubling me - when Kane plays Son not so prolific?
                            And Saka is so not nailed - he can play in many positions?

                            Who knows what GW1 will bring but have 2 m for changes & players at decent price points?

                            1. Z
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              He outscored him because Coleman has injury + he has competition on then position.

                              Saka is rly not the best option....

                        2. ivantys
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            You probably gonna have at most 10 players playing for week 1.

                        3. Tony Martial
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 23 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. El Lobito 10
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            These plans will go up in smoke

                          2. Dr. Rog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            overthinking

                            i think most are preplanning a utd player and KdB transfer but beyond that your transfer will be whoever scored a couple of goals in the first two weeks

                          3. Blue&White85
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Your team looks good, as do the planned transfers in weeks 2 & 3.

                        4. Athletic Nasherbo
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Pretty set on this team I think providing no better 4.0m option appears and J.Rodriguez is 7.0-7.5m.

                          Meslier
                          James Vinagre Mitchell
                          Mane(C) Aubameyang Rodriguez Armstrong
                          Werner Ings DCL

                          P.Farrell Bissouma Laporte Cancelo

                          1. Castiel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            I like how different it is. Not sure that means much but its something

                            1. Athletic Nasherbo
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Ha yeah true. Cheers. Hopefully some of the more risky picks pay off against the template.

                          2. n-doggg
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            James might be 8

                            1. Athletic Nasherbo
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              I will move to Ziyech if this is the case.

                              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Ignore me Ziyech is 8. I will look to downgrade to Zaha and upgrade Mitchell to Justin.

                          3. ow00019
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Quite like the everton picks but double Man City defense with that run of fixtures? Why not diversify with Doherty or Davies?

                            1. Athletic Nasherbo
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              A certain Koulibaly is coming.

                              I think they’re undervalued this year, and with the blank and tough fixtures I don’t think many will get on board a city defender let alone two. Genuinely think they can get a clean sheet against anyone. Fancy them big time to do well.

                          4. ivantys
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Don't double mancity defence, you never know who's gonna start with peproulette

                            • Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Can't see jrod being less than richarlison

                          5. FOO FIGHTER
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Mitro vs Arsenal may not be a bad shout. It does not look like Arteta knows what to do with his defence...

                            1. ivantys
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                It's gonna be mitro vs luiz, battle between who's gonna get sent off first.

                            2. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              anyone watch the England game know if Kane still looked sharp or his usual start of season sluggish self?

                              1. el polako
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                For me he looks sluggish even when he is scoring goals, his whole demeanor is of slighlty overweight astmathic nerd.

                                1. Steve The Spud
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  actually started to look somewhat sharp at the end of last season, shame what the injuries have taken out of him

                              2. BoleynWin
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                He scored a perfectly good goal (late run to the far post sliding it home) which was ruled out for an incorrect offside (no VAR used today).
                                It was a laboured performance as a whole by England against a very defensive team, Kane looked as good as anyone to score and didn’t appear sluggish or slow. I’d be confident if I owned him, personally going Alli for what it’s worth.

                                1. hewittj1
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  I think sterling looked very sharp

                            3. Bottleandahalf
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Hi. Can I get an RMT please:

                                Mc Carthy (Steer)
                                Vinagre, TAA, KWP (Taylor, Mitchell)
                                Auba, Son, Salah, Soucek (Bissouma)
                                Ayew, Ings, Werner

                                Thinking KDB for Auba Gw3
                                Mitro maybe for Ayew

                                1. BrockLanders
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  Decent. Not sure on Ayew though

                                2. pingissimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  Solidly template

                                  Soucek might miss GW1 but you have Mitchell.

                              • Pickle juice
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Anyone considering nketiah first 2 GWS ???????

                                1. Dr. Rog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  briefly yes

                                2. Green O' The South
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  Thought about it.... but GW3 I’ll be looking for Utd, City players to bring in.... none in that price bracket.

                              • n-doggg
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Do arsenal have any other pre season games? Guess not?

                              • jimmyabs1987
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Which 4.5 mids are nailed?

                                1. ivantys
                                    2 months, 23 days ago

                                    I think Stephens, Mccarthy, Riedewald, and maybe those brighton ones.

                                2. Tony Martial
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  Mané over Salah? Too risky?

                                  1. el polako
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 23 days ago

                                    Not at all.

                                  2. BrockLanders
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 23 days ago

                                    Not for me. Salah has been very poor in pre season. Mane was much more dangerous today and scored

                                  3. n-doggg
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 23 days ago

                                    Nope. For large parts of last season, mane was the popular option over Salah

                                3. Dr. Rog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  RMT

                                  McCarthy 4
                                  TAA Digne Davies Vingare 4
                                  Auba Bruno Alli Soucek 4.5
                                  Werner Ings Mitro
                                  0.5 banked

                                  Martial comes in wk2, KdB wk3, and potentially Puli wk4.
                                  No Salah a bit of a worry but his form isnt great right now and im struggling to find a 4.5 defender i trust.