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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. thepeen555
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Why are so many going for the Southampton goalie? Last time I checked they let in 60 goals last season. What am I missing?

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Good fixtures.

    2. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Context. Look at how many we conceded after the Leicester debacle. Look at our away performances. Look at how we’ve played since lockdown. He’s the best of the best 4.5 playing keepers. Doesn’t get tonnes of save points but will get some clean sheets with relatively kind fixtures

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Think Ramsdale will prosper!!

    4. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Nearly 1/6 of those came in one game, a lot more solid after that. Fairly good fixtures. Few good 5.0 options

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah fair points on the Leicester game

  2. Lav
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Riding and dying with Mat Ryan in net this season. Points return for price in recent seasons is top notch though, and you have to think the Brighton defense will be improved.

    1. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Are you also doing a Ryan/Button double up?

      1. Lav
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah. Loving Button now with his move to WBA, and uncertainty with Johnstone. Who knows what could happen.

        1. thepeen555
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Not done yet though? But close?

          1. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Already been confirmed.

            1. thepeen555
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Oh so it is just not on fpl then

        2. mrelpea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yep,serious potential with the button move/Johnstone situation!

    2. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      That's the hope from my end. But then I try not to double up in that area, so its him or Dunk

  3. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Looks like Wolves have signed a LB

    https://twitter.com/Hugo_Cookster/status/1302360330618769409?s=20

    1. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Who does that jeopardise?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Vinager

        1. thepeen555
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Bugger lol

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Another Portuguese speaker!

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Spannerr

    4. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ah feck.

    5. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      41 appearances in 3 years.
      Aged 31.
      Think we can relax

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        See if it's TRUE. Nothing from wolves yet

      2. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Because?

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    A. Davies, Pereira
    B. Doherty, Souchek

    1. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If D was still at wolves I would pick B. But I need to see how Jose might destroy him first lol

  5. Misunderstood Genius
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Just a late night thought, but do we think players new players (Werner in mind) might find it easier to adapt to the epl quicker than previous seasons with fans in the stadium?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Away, yes maybe, at home, maybe not.

  6. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    If going without McCarthy, would you rather:

    A) KWP
    B) Vinagre

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Well wolves just signed a LB so A

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeh that's my thinking. One less headache just sticking KWP in

  7. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    New draft, first without vinagre since the game released! Any comments?

    McCarthy
    Dier TAA Egan
    Salah Armstrong Alli ASM Auba
    Werner Ings

    Steer Mitchell Brewster Taylor

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Armstrong/Alli/ASM in mid looking like a bit of a gamble...

      Maybe downgrade Ings and improve the rest

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Downgrade Ings to who?

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Mitro/Adams

          1. Thescaff
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I feared them two would be mentioned

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Mitro nailed, after GW1 Fulham have a nice run of fixtures.

              On pens/talisman, performed well last time in the prem

              Alli can become Son, Armstrong could become someone like barnes, lots of options.

              1. Thescaff
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 29 days ago

                17 teams outscored Fulham away from home in the Championship.

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Adams

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Downgrade alli if anyone

    3. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Good team, keep it as it is. Poor advice above to downgrade Alli or Ings.

  8. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone dbl Spurs defence, or just me??

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Hugo and Doc

      1. doher.ty
          2 months, 29 days ago

          If Mitro can do what he did last time he was in the prem, he will be decent value. Hugo is a waste of money

          1. doher.ty
              2 months, 29 days ago

              lol reply fail + hugo is a waste of money.

        • Bedknobs and Boomsticks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          On and off.

        • Thescaff
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Just you bro!

        • Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I'm in
          In Mou We Trust .. until GW5
          If no CS in sight, jump ship immediately 😀

      2. Lav
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        How many blank gw1 players are in your side?

        1. Thescaff
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          CTaylor

          1. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Has to be in.

          2. thepeen555
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            What position does he play? Want T-ski but could save a little and possible transfer away

        2. thepeen555
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Prob just kdb

          1. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Unsure how I can get him in, which worries me.

            1. thepeen555
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I don't think I cannot have him in. Would be my only city

        3. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Maybe Martial!!

          1. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Interesting. I am leaning towards Greenwood & Taylor despite the blanks.

        4. -RAKEY-
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Peacock-Farrell
            Lindelof

          • Nightrain_
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            None

            Best way to avoid unwanted virus bite near GW2

        5. Mukarram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          RMT my team pls
          Mccarthy
          TAA doherty egan vinagre
          Salah auba son soucek
          Virner mitro

          Sub nyland anguissa davis Taylor
          1.5 m at Bank

          Gw2 salah to Bruno
          Gw 3 auba to pulisic

          1. Thescaff
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            No City is absurd

            1. Ron_Swanson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              they're not playing tho

            2. rookie manager
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Which city though - kdb and sterling only obvious options and they are tough to fit in a team with utd, auba and Liverpool options as well

              1. Mukarram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Exactly and I ll go to kdb in gw3

        6. Kristobal
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          A) Doherty & Soucek
          B) Gabriel Magalhaes (or another 5.0) & Mateus Pereira

          1. Thescaff
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            A

        7. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Ramsdale
          Trent Doherty Dier Tierney
          Salah Aubameyang Soucek Ward-Prowse
          Werner Ings

          Button Bissouma Mitchell Davis

          Getting ever so closer to my final team!!

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            1m itb

          2. Thescaff
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            It's different at least

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              In what way?

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Love it as a GW1 team. What’s the Manchester teams plan?

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Ings to Martial then Auba to Sterling GW3

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Decent plan. You think Ings will be so easy to drop?

                I was considering starting with Martial benched in a strong 3 up top (Werner, Ings, Martial) just with a weaker defence (TAA, 5.0, 4.5, 4.5, 4.0)

                1. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Same with martial, I could move Mitch to KWP and bench Martial??

                2. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  I like Full backs so I like to put more money in defence..

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    It could def work. But it is also more risky if those fullbacks don’t deliver the attacking returns you expect. Higher chance of getting the points from the equivalent mids and having value defence I think but may be wrong

          4. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Nice side, and if you just took out some extra money you have in defense and upgraded midfield it would be great I think.

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Yeah but I think the premium defenders will outscore many average mdf

          5. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            There's a bit too much meh in attack for me, but like the defence. Look at taking Vinegre as your final defender though. He covers for poor fixtures for Ars and Spurs nicely in GW3 4 5 and 7

            1. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              For comparison, my draft du jour is
              McCarthy, gimp
              TAA, Robbo, Dier, Gabriel, Vin
              Auba*, Havertz**, Alli, Gimp, gimp
              Firmino***, Werner, Adams

              * becomes KDB
              ** assume 8.5
              *** I have a feeling OK, and he becomes Martial for GW2

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Now talking of meh? Haha.. It’s good to see most managers have a different purpose.. I’m defensively heavy and others like the top heavy.. Will be interesting!?!

            2. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Tierney might become Laporte

            3. doher.ty
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Wolves just signed a new back tho

          6. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Does Branthwaite replace Holgate (injury) ??

            1. lespaul
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Yerry

          7. RED_ARMY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Does it make sense going for Sterling over KDB if you've got Bruno as they (KDB and Bruno) are similiar players and i want to have a more explosive winger to captain as well?

            1. TheMooyBoys
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I think I'm more confident backing KDB early on with those tougher fixtures where he's been found to play higher up the pitch. I think somewhere like GW13-20 is where I will look to Sterling

            2. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Love to have both Sterling and KDB and currently not really interested with Bruno.

              If I want MUN, i'll pick Martial first and then Greenwood. Triple up with Rashford if he's on fire or AWB when they're showing a good def

          8. boroie
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Would love some advice on this... any recommendations?

            Johnstone (Button)
            TAA Doherty Vinagre (KWP Mitchell)
            Salah Auba Son ASM (Soucek)
            Werner Mitrovic Adams

            1. Thescaff
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Seriously , get rid of Adams

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Why? Who for?

              2. rookie manager
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                What's wrong with Adams

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  He/she never bothered explaining or giving an insight their thinking, classic pointless response seen a lot on these pages.

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Despite being asked very nicely for recommendations.

              3. Tony Moon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Poor advice.

            2. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              By removing Salah, you'll have a stronger back and front. He's out of form anyway and first three not an easy game to score for LIV. I'll take a chance with double LIV def

              I'll drop him for Robbo and reinforce GK with Lloris, have backup fund to replace Vinagre when he's not nailed

              Mitro Adams I think is poor combo, if you want 3 strikers, Ings Ayew should be better, but I suggest 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 with WernIngs the obvious pick.

          9. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Only my 3rd draft since the game opened. Trying to pace myself 😉

            What do you think of this option that brings in Martial from the start?

            McCarthy
            TAA, Dier/ Egan, Justin, Mitchell
            Salah, Auba, ASM, Soucek
            Werner, Ings
            (Steer) (Martial, Taylor, Bissouma)

            Alternative is to do something like Warby above

            Cheers!

            1. Thescaff
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Both them defensive lads could lose their place sharpish

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Justin could be KWP or a Leeds def and Mitchell only has to be for GW1 then Taylor comes into play

                What do you think of the rest?

              2. Tony Moon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                *those

            2. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I would personally go easier up top and improve Mitch/Justin.. How about Ings to Adams to free up 2.5m?

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Hmmm but I love my Ings pick!

                If I do downgrade him, it would be Mitro and I guess I’d do this to have a more nailed team:

                McCarthy
                TAA, Doherty, Saiss, Lascelles
                Salah, Auba, JWP, Soucek
                Werner, Mitro
                (Steer) (Martial, Taylor, Bissouma)

                1. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  That’s great, if you are really worried about Ings, just put him in for Martial and make the move GW2..

                  What are your thoughts on Reece James??

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    I do kinda like my alternative above now!

                    Only reservation with your suggestion to have Ings as a placeholder for Martial is what if Ingsy explodes in GW1? Makes the move much harder then!

                    1. Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      True but at least you get the points..

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Yep. Age old debate of planning in a transfer because then if you have an injury or offer pressing issue then suddenly the Martial move is -4 pts and becomes slightly less tasty!

                        1. Warby84
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 29 days ago

                          Agree

                  2. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Re. Reece, I’m not sold on CHE defence as yet so I think it’s a risky pick for a 5.0 slot that could be a Spurs or Egan or Saiss

                    1. Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Or shaw? Benched

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Not for me!!

                    2. Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Slightly worrying on Saiss discipline record 10Y 1R does that concern you??

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Def a consideration... could go Egan instead of him I guess

            3. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Don't bring Martial in now but consider for FT or taking a hit in GW2. You'll want a guarantee that he's fit to play comes GW2 otherwise you're wasting 9M

              Get Son in as he's in form and I'm betting he's gonna have a goal/assist so it could be a 10+ pt swing for you

          10. boroie
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Everyone seems to be going for Werner (myself included). Is anyone worried that he may share game time with Abraham and Giroud?

            Giroud was playing brilliantly at the end of last season and Lampard loves Abraham. I expect Werner to start but I can still see Lampard wanting to give Giroud and Abraham plenty of game time so it could be that Werner plays 60 odd minutes a lot of weeks. Also Werner hasn’t had much of a preseason at Chelsea and is away with Germany now for a week so could potentially start on the bench against Brighton next week.

            Debating switching him to Kane who we can be sure will always play 90 minutes no matter how bad he’s playing.

            1. Thescaff
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I'm giving him 4 weeks

            2. Lav
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              No worries for me, as a Chelsea fan. And even if Tammy or Giroud come on, Pulisic is currently injured. Can see Werner shifting out to the left in some matches.

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                But isn’t that worrying enough as it is, the fact that you may be spending £9.5m on a striker, who is new to the league, and may be shifted out to the left?

            3. Ron_Swanson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I don't think he loves Tammy

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                I guarantee Lampard gives him plenty of game time this season.

                1. TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Yeh in the Carabao Cup

            4. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Nope.

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Why?

            5. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Werner starts. Will become the talisman this year for Chelsea. Don't overthink it

              Im a Chelsea fan btw

              Werner in my team

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                You think he’ll start against Brighton? How certain?

                1. TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  99.9%

                  Scored after 10 mins against them in the friendly last week, just scored for Germany - He's ready to go

                  1. boroie
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Cheers. Just me playing devils advocate to be fair.

            6. The Hunt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Abraham is a total and utter donkey so don't worry about him.

            7. Gazans
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Werner can play both ST and LM/LW so even if Tammy/Giroud come on for someone like Pulisic and Werner could still stay on and move to the left

              • Nightrain_
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Tammy is a good talent but he needs more experience to gain the starting spot. Last season, he's wasting lots of chances so perhaps now he'll play more in the cup and sub for Werner.

                Giroud, is an experienced player and always handy in the last 20 minutes of each game so I think Werner is very safe and probably subbed off around 70-80 min when Chelsea needs Giroud's magic to flip a game

            8. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Who’s the best Leeds defender?? Dallas??

              1. thepeen555
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Well i thought alioski as he seemed to play higher up according to team sheet

            9. Orbiter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Objective is to balance a rise in team value while getting the most points.
              What do you think?

              GK: McCarthy
              DEF: Alexander-Arnold, Doherty, Robertson
              MID: Foden, Ward-Prowse, Barnes, Greenwood
              FWD: Werner, Vardy, Kane
              BENCH: Ryan, Walker-Peters, Vinagre, C. Jones

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Not for me.. Vardy to a 4.5 and then a big hitter in the middle

              2. Nightrain_
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                No points gained by starting Foden and Greenwood and a chance you'll lose value when people dump them when news about injury arise

                Drop them for GW1 starter

            10. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Done a different draft of squad- going bigger at back. Interested in views on this ? ( Soucek to 4.5 if out week 1 and Ziyech to Alli if not fit )- Got Bruno week 2. No Salah but He is not looking too great and would not be captaining first few weeks anyway.

              Patricio
              TAA Doherty Robertson KWP
              Aubameyang(C) Ziyech Armstrong Soucek
              Werner Mitrovic

              Button Lamptey Brewster Bruno

              1. Z
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Get Son insted of Ziyec, coz you have Werner.
                Get that 1M differece by selling Robo and get Dier for exapmle

                1. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Thanks - good suggestion- or Patricio to 4.5 keeper I guess

                  1. Z
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    I rly like Patricio. You covered Wolfs with him (or get Vinagre, but Pagricio is much better)

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Agree- Robbo to Egan I am thinking

              2. FOMFF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Not for me. Don’t fancy the pool double up. They look unlikely to keep clean sheets which i think you have a better chance to pick up for 2m less.

              3. Nightrain_
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                I like a great defense but maybe Patricio to Lloris and KWP to Vinagre (if he's confirmed nailed)

                Always hate Mitro so Ings for me and don't get Bruno for now, he could be injured or quarantined and that's FT and 10.5M down the drain

            11. boroie
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Best two strikers under £7m

              A - Mitrovic
              B - Antonio
              C - Adams
              D - Wood
              E - Maupay
              F - Nketiah
              G - Ayew
              H - Rodrigo
              I - Other

              1. Z
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                You know the answer....that's why he is your A 🙂

                1. boroie
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  I’m looking for two...

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Boroie, you're getting some terrible answers tonight! Not a good advert for FFS

                  2. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    A and B then 🙂

              2. FOMFF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                B.
                Rest is a gamble

              3. Nightrain_
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Hard to predict this early but I'm thinking Wood and Ayew could be great when form and fixtures swing in their favor

            12. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Based on thread above. Which option looks better?

              A) Dier, 4.5 def, Mitchell, ASM, Ings
              B) Doherty, Saiss, Lascelles, JWP, Mitro

              1. FOMFF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                A

              2. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                B but not lascelles

                1. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Take that back.. A

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    😆 what about B if I went with the plan to have Ings now and swap for Martial GW2, so front line of:
                    Werner, Mitro, Ings (< Martial)
                    ?

                    1. Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Doherty nailed on for me.. decent frontline really not sold on Mitrovic? Would rather have 1.5m to move elsewhere..

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        I think Mitro is worth a try at the start as long as he’s a 3rd striker so if he fails I can do the shift to Davies/ Brewster and use the cash

                2. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  He was the pick because nailed and decent fixture but he could be Justin, Dallas etc

            13. ZTF
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              McCarthy (Nyland)
              Justin TAA KWP (Kenny, Ferguson)
              Salah Auba Son Berge (Burke)
              Ings Werner Rodrigo

              Think I'm getting pretty close to the team I'll run with, but guess Berge & Rodrigo as starters most weeks make this too punty. Any ideas?

              1. -RAKEY-
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  I wouldn't be too confident in Rodrigo to start at least for a few GWs. Bielsa love to make sure his players know the system inside and out. Kenny could be good, but wouldn't be confident of starts. Ferguson is injured, Burke is out of favour. Would I'd swap your bench players for other options personally, and Rodrigo with Bamford/Mitrovic.

                  1. ZTF
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Cheers. I’m undecided on Rodrigo - his underlying data isn’t great but with the price paid I’d expect him to start and with the volume of chances Leeds create, I’d expect him to score a few.

                    On the others you mentioned - Ferguson over Mitchell is because I think he stays in the side longer and I only really want palace defence from gw5 onwards. Burke is with the hope that his supposed transfer to Sheff U going through. Very low risk pick anyway

              2. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Reece James?? Is he worth a gamble? Or a no-go??

                1. Z
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Nope

                2. Gazans
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    If chelsea get a new gk then yes

                  • Bennerman
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    I defo have him on the radar, though won't go straight in (only got one 5m slot at back, and obvs I don't like their second game away at Liverpool).

                    But I'm really liking some Chelsea defence options at 5m, James included. Could be a real great price. Personally I think they will no way be as leaky as last season

                3. The Overthinker
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  I've got 13.5 and need to get in a defender and a midfielder...

                  A) Son & Lamptey
                  B) Alli & Doherty
                  C) any other combo

                  1. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Can you squeeze 0.5 to get Son/Doherty?

                    1. The Overthinker
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Ideally , I would want this combo. But I am afraid, 1.5M short of it

                  2. -RAKEY-
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      B

                    • pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Isn't B 14 mill?

                      Lamptey looks tempting but wary of any Brighton defence apart from Dunk with Potter - isn't Veltman a direct threat to Lamptey? Can see him changing things up depending on opposition.

                  3. Egg noodle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Nuno must really hate Vinagre. Well, finally he's found a replacement.

                    1. boroie
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Who is his replacement?

                    2. Nightrain_
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      I don't think it is a replacement but maybe Vinagre now rotation risk but still higher chance to start. Maybe he's for backup or cup player, Jonny is still months away, they could be in trouble if Vinagre also injured

                      Love to hear people's thought on this

                  4. -RAKEY-
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Quick RMT:
                      Finally settled on this I think.
                      Current plans are the obivous Aubameyang -> De Bruyne for GW3. Also, thinking Vardy -> Werner at the same time, depending on how first 2 GWs play out. Happy with the 3 way rotation of Vinagre/KWP/Lindelof, playing 2 every weeks gives me some very friendly fixtures. What guys do you think?

                      Ramsdale - Peacock-Farrell
                      Alexander-Arnold - Doherty - Vinagre - Walker-Peters - Lindelof
                      Salah - Aubameyang - Son - Armstrong - Bissouma
                      Vardy - Mitrovic - Brewster

                      1. Egg noodle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Not a fan of wasting a Liverpool spot on brewster to be honest.

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 29 days ago

                          Your honesty is admirable.

                          Were about to lie, otherwise?

                        2. -RAKEY-
                            2 months, 29 days ago

                            Neither am I. If he doesn't get his loan move, that will become Davis/Vassilev/Wickham.

                      2. Egg noodle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        What's the latest on

                        A) Aguero
                        B) Pulisic
                        C) Lacazette

                        1. -RAKEY-
                            2 months, 29 days ago

                            A) no one knows
                            B) injured
                            C) likely to leave

                            1. Egg noodle
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 29 days ago

                              Thanks. I thought Pulisic recovered?

                              1. -RAKEY-
                                  2 months, 29 days ago

                                  I think he'll still sit out first few weeks, we have enough players who will struggle for gametime this season, doesn't make sense to rush him back in.

                                  1. Egg noodle
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 29 days ago

                                    Good shout mate, I'll avoid. Cheers

                          • boroie
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 29 days ago

                            Enjoying all this Ings loving. Not a chance he hits the heights he did last season in my opinion.

                            1. Nightrain_
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 29 days ago

                              He could be a placeholder for Martial in GW2 and will get him back when he's showing that last year's form comes first WC

                            2. Tony Moon
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 29 days ago

                              Based on?

                          • El Lobito 10
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 29 days ago

                            Best 4.5m mid?

                            1. ZTF
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 29 days ago

                              Reed/Bissouma for minutes. Burke for a punt

                            2. Warby84
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 29 days ago

                              Lemina (Ful) another option..

                            3. -RAKEY-
                                2 months, 29 days ago

                                Bissouma.

                                Gordon still has the potential to be. Although Allan & James Rodriguez will have ruined his chances somewhat.