Scout Reports

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

Profile

BEST PLAYERS BY POSITION:

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

avfc82 https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/894/history”

1,505 Comments Post a Comment
  1. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    A. Barnes/mount and mitrovic
    B. Stephens and Ings

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Currently on this

      Ryan
      TAA, vinagre, kWP, Taylor, Mitchel
      Salah, auba, son, Barnes, soucek
      Werner, mitro, 4.5

      Saving 1.5 itb for son to Bruno

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I like B but think you may have to switch Taylor to a 4.5 defender who’s playing in GW1 unless your certain Mitchell starts.

    2. ivantys
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A's points potential is higher, B is max 12 points (3+9) a week.

        1. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Thanks . On b, it’s likely a 4.5 defender starts instead of Stephens playing 442

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Then I would suggest B as I don't rate mitrovic highly at least for first 5 games, game 6-9 is where I would take him in.

          2. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            He won’t be playing Stephens though.

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A or B?
        A. Doherty in a 4/4/2 with Taylor and Davis

        B. Davies in a 3/4/3 with Mitrovic/Adams but a 4.0 defender.

        Defence at the moment - TAA,Doherty,Vinagre,KWP,Taylor

        1. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I always prefer spending a bit more up top, so B.

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          B

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Cheers

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          B

        4. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Only issue I'd have with B is it's hard to upgrade an under performing 6m striker particularly if their price drops. Leaves you a bit limited unless you're planning an early wildcard.

      • Steevo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA | Doherty | Davies
        Salah | Auba | Son | ASM | Soucek
        Ings | Mitrovic

        Button | Justin | Davis | AWB
        0.5itb for Ings -> Martial GW2

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Nice team.
          Quite like the idea of benching a United or Burnley defender in gw1 then benching Soucek for tough fixtures.

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Me too

        2. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Think you’ll need some Chelsea coverage. Downgrade one of the defenders to get Werner

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I suppose Ings could be Werner if he really wanted Chelsea coverage but either Ings/Werner or Martial are good in that spot.
            Personally Son > Pulisic in gw 3 looks good for this team.

            1. n-doggg
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yep, that would work

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Arise, Sir Steevo!

      • Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        McCarthy (Button)
        TAA / Robbo / Tierney / Dier (Mitchell)
        Auba / Son / Soucek / Pereira (Bruno)
        Werner / Mitro (Davis)

        I don’t want to change my structure, so if Soucek is confirmed as missing GW1, should I...

        A) Change him for another 5mil mid and use an FT to get him back in.

        B) Roll with it...?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Very nice team

          Very tricky question, I'd go B) and hope he comes back for GW2

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I’m really hoping that I can maybe get a game out of Mitchell.

        2. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          If he isn't playing I wouldn't hang on to him.

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I was looking at Berge, but I just don’t know if it’s worth it...

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Change him to 4.5, use 0.5 to get a 5th defender like Walker Pieters.

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I’ve looked at all of that, but I want Soucek as my bench player so I can switch to a 3-5-2 at certain times.

            He’s the perfect fit for my team and the way I want to play, so going that route is not ideal.

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Not sure when you will get chance to play him after couple of weeks unless you are planning to keep Tierney for long term.

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                My intentions are to not touch my defence unless absolutely necessary.

                If however I don’t fancy a fixture for one of Dier or Tierney, then Soucek will be my go to man.

            2. Sedemuda
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I'm going to swap for Noble if he's not fit (pens).

        4. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Roll with it

          Mitchell is likely enough to get the same 2 points. Right now Soucek looks to be in a class of his own at 5.0.

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Ok thanks.

            That’s exactly what I’m hoping for.

            A duck egg won’t be the end of the world either, if it means I don’t have to use an FT I suppose.

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Wonder if Dominic and Davies can outscore Mitrovic and Doherty...

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I have very little faith in Mitrovic so I'd take the former any time.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yep, feels like Mitro is going to score 2, 1, 2 in first 3 games 😀

            Blank for Woody is pain.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Add another 2 1s because he faces Wolves and Sheff U

              The fixtures aren't great, nor is the service

          2. ivantys
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I have no faith over both mitro and DCL

          3. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Possibly. DCL is the great unknown with all these new signings. Are they going to click from day one? I'll steer clear for the moment but monitor closely.

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yep plus his form after restart wasn't great. Dom just feels more reliable than Mitro for some reason.

              1. n-doggg
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                There is a risk I would have thought that with James and other signings, richarlison gets pushed up top on his own and dcl goes to the bench.
                If we were sure he was nailed I think he’s a nice pick at a good price point

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I don’t think Rich will play up top by himself. Will either partner DCL/Kean or play just behind on the left.

        2. ivantys
            2 months, 26 days ago

            This is possibly the hardest season of FPL as too many good players and every team can score a lot of goals.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 26 days ago

              People say this every year but it really feels true this time

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  It just feels more and more true every season on, there is no longer an individual that scores 30+ goals a season where before there were aguero, salah, torres, drogba

              2. Puncheon Guly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                It's true it's tough, but conversely the damage of having the wrong big hitter should be lessened as they can't all be heavily owned. And by virtue of being big hitters, it's likely than multiple will haul in any one week.

                Pick your faves, be patient, and enjoy!

            2. Igor-Stimac
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Best 4.0 keeper and defender and best 5.0 mid?

              Currently on:
              Button
              Johnson
              Soucek

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Nyland
                  Mitchell
                  5.0 mid is debatable. For me I don't like Soucek thanks to his opening round of fixtures. Nolan is decent as he takes penalties. Not a popular choice but I personally went for the fulham guy.

                • Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Mitchell/Strujic over Johnson.

                  1. Igor-Stimac
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Will Strujic start? Unfamiliar with Mitchell

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      None of them are guaranteed to start, yet. We have to pick one and hope for best.

              2. JurgenRodgers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Need talked out of a Zaha punt..

                Looked electric pre season playing up top alongside Ayew..

                Alloys extra def

                Option
                (A) Zaha Davies
                (B) Alli 4.0

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  A

                2. ritzyd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Zaha in my team at the moment too. Desperately trying to find a way to get him out now

                  1. JurgenRodgers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Could do alto worse I suppose

                    Not much else around that price point tbh

                3. korbendallas82
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  could just start with him, then switch to Foden/Greenwood after couple weeks. Might as well go for someone like him as a punt.

              3. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Wondering if Pereira is worth finding .5 for over Armstrong... probably, but I'll have to see them sign better strikers than Austin and Robson-Kanu, nostalgic as they are. Tailsman for an offensive WBA team under Bilic, who I remember did very well with Payet at West Ham. First 9 fixtures are decent too, they could do a Norwich before falling apart. Though apparently their form fell off towards the end of 19/20 so maybe that's a worry?

                1. Galza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  The way I’m looking at it is, if it doesn’t work out I’ll just swap him for an Armstrong, ASM or the like, if they’re performing better.
                  As you say though, he is their main man with some good early fixtures and the teams that are starting with likes of the aforementioned, will find it harder to bring Pereira in.

                2. ivantys
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I just don't find any value in west brom's attacks, average strikers while yesterday they played really bad in the friendly. However, their defence is pretty solid so a lot of teams' matches against them having a difficulty of 2 would be quite dangerous.

                3. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Fernandes assist last night, good to see he's continuing his trend of doing a short sideways pass and letting someone else score a worldy

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    That's kind of what I'm expecting from him this season. He'll be a season keeper that I rarely captain.

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I think he has the potential to explode still, he spent all match spamming good through balls and shots. Two players hit the post after one of his passes, before the sideways lay off and worldy from csncelo

                4. The Hunt
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I've seen Saka's name starting to pop up a little. Interestingly, he's in a much higher price bracket in the very similar Fan Team game than he is in the FPL (22 pricier midfielders in the former game compared to 70 in the latter). So the question is basically this, is he possibly underpriced on FPL? If so he'd be a gem at 5.5m because after all who really wants ASM in their team? I've never considered him myself but I'm definitely no FF expert.

                  1. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    If he plays regularly then he's wonderful value. It's a big "if" though .....

                  2. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I'm sure if he was nailed, he would be part of template but unfortunately he probably won't be nailed as long as Willian, Pepe, Lacazette, Nkeitiah exist.

                    Wingback is an option but Tierney...

                  3. HollywoodXI
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I’m on ASM for that troublesome 5.5m mid spot and I don’t like it. I don’t like any of the options at that price so will either find a way to upgrade or downgrade to a 4.5m and get a decent defender.

                    1. ivantys
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Kovacic is worth a gamble he goes forward a lot.

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      We just can't know at this stage how many minutes he gets. Starting him GW1 would be a punt. It really comes down to how lucky you feel, if you go for risk over security.

                    3. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Fanteam isn't similar at all, because it requires you to lose money while presenting itself as a game of skill. FPL is just great fun.

                      1. Sloths
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        This - Plus they still have the unfair player news that a lot of people don't have access too

                  4. davies
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Anyone going with a Pulisic placeholder?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      o/

                      Issue is I have too many placeholder in my team, don't think this will go well.

                      Werner in place of Martial
                      Alli in place of Pulisic
                      Zaha in place of Greenwood
                      Aubameyang in place of Kevin
                      Mitro in place of Wood etc etc...

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Lol

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        You could simply this. Start with Alli OR Zaha as placeholder until GW3. Then switch for ONE of Greenwood or best Chelsea midfielder.

                  5. BIELSA
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    McCarthy
                    TAA - Doherty - Yedlin
                    Salah - Auba - ASM - Soucek
                    Kane - Werner - Mitro

                    Bench - Fodder

                    First draft, thoughts people? Please rip it apart

                    1. n-doggg
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      3,4,5th defenders very cheap, lacks a bit of flexibility

                      1. BIELSA
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Just upgraded 3rd to Davies so solid back 3, leaves me 1 playing sub unless any 4.0def are starters

                    2. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Yedlin - there's a name you don't see often mentioned.

                      1. BIELSA
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Swapped to Davies

                    3. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Remove Yedlin and a knighthood is yours for the taking.

                    4. Puncheon Guly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Not a fan of yedlin

                      Midfield is weak - so many good midfielders and you've only got 2 of them out of 5 slots.

                  6. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Looks balanced and good on paper.

                    0.5 itb for rainy days.

                    McCarthy
                    Taa- Aurier - Vinagre (Taylor, Mitchell)
                    Salah-Auba-Son-Zaha-Soucek
                    Werner-Adams (Davis)

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Aurier? :0

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Isnt he a starter?

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Unlikely, they have signed Doherty.

                          1. S.Kuqi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            I thought they play different sides?

                            1. Holmes
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 26 days ago

                              Nope, same side. Davies on left, Aurier/Doherty on right.

                              1. S.Kuqi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                That would be even better. Davies for 5.0 is excellent value

                    2. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Slip Dier in there instead of Aurier and get a 4.5 def and it looks good.

                    3. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Aurier is likely to leave

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Ok. Cheers.

                    4. n-doggg
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Aurier? Surely Doherty takes his place

                      What’s your Man Utd plan?

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Didnt know Doc playing same side.

                        My plan with United is wait and see. No pre reason for players so there might be bit rustiness.

                  7. The Blackadder
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I have my draft draw tonight. Out of interest, if you’re first pick, who do you go for?

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Who do you think scores the most over the season?
                      Go for him.

                    2. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      TAA

                      1. The Blackadder
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        With all the premium midfielders out there, I was thinking about TAA too just wasn’t sure if it was a dumb move or not

                        1. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Him or KDB. If there are only 6 teams you'll get a bite at one of the other big cherries.

                    3. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Kevin

                    4. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Depends on the size of the draw but there is a limited number of forwards

                      1. The Blackadder
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Only 6 teams

                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Would prioritise the likes of Vardy, Jimenez right up there with the likes of KDB Salah and Bruno

                      2. The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        This

                    5. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      TAA/Salah/KDB/Moura

                    6. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Also depends on how many there are in the league.
                      If there’s only a few target the strikers. Less premium players there.

                  8. n14mul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Morning,

                    I know there hasn't been much talk of city players due to the blank and fixtures. If there has been any talk its been about Auba to raz or kdb. But the been no mention of Mahrez. Arguably if he gets some kind of regular minutes could be dynamite.

                    Any mahrez love?

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Not when you use the word 'if'.

                      1. n14mul
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Similar to say if pulisic stays fit

                  9. tomasjj
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Apart from Brewster, who are the cheap strikers who look nailed?

                    1. tomasjj
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Well, Brewster is not nailed....but yeah, who else in this bracket?

                      1. n14mul
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        No one

                    2. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Andy Carro........sorry, nobody.

                    3. n-doggg
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Just pick a 4.5 that is not highly owned so that when people move away from Brewster, you don’t get stuck with a 4.4. Also Brewster takes up a Liverpool slot so I wouldn’t go there

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Execellent advice for not picking the most popular 4.5 striker.

                      2. tomasjj
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Yeah, I won't pick him now that he stays.

                        So, I guess it will just be a filler then at 4.5.

                    4. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I think the closest you’ll get is Connolly from Brighton for 5.5mil.

                      1. tomasjj
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I think I will reshuffle into a 4-3-3.

                  10. Dc13
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Lloris
                    Egan TAA Vinarge
                    Son Auba ASM JWP Zaha
                    Werner Antonio

                    Button Davis KWP AWB
                    With 3.5 ITB, plans Martial for Antonio GW2, Son and Auba to KDB and Bruno by GW5
                    Suggestions please

                  11. Ronnies
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Ramsdale
                    TAA, Doherty, Justin, Vinagre
                    Salah, Auba, Son, Soucek
                    Werner, Mitrovic

                    Button, Stephens, Davis, Taylor

                    1.5m ITB for Son > Bruno GW2

                    Thoughts ?
                    Tnks guys.

                  12. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I want an Everton player in my team badly, that fixture run and these great signings - on paper - look very appealing. Holgate at 5M would have been excellent but is now injured, DCL at 7M is great but already rocking 3 premium forwards. Hopefully Rodriguez, by a miracle, comes priced at 7.5M so I can downgrade Ziyech and upgrade Armstrong!

                    1. Houldsworth Hatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I'm looking at Everton as well. It's Richarlison over priced? He usually starts well.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Depends on whether he's at forward or on the wing.

                    2. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      If Doucoure is 6m I will consider him.
                      Will probably wait though . See how they settle in. I like Calvert-Lewin too.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        True, the very late arrivals of these players should cause more of an issue in team chemistry.

                    3. Young Lingard
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Their squads pricing just isn’t appealing. If Gordon was a bonafide starter he would be my fifth midfielder.
                      Doc > digne
                      Mitro > DCL at 1m cheaper
                      Richalison could be left wing again And should of had a price drop

                      I love their fixtures and think they’ll surprise but can’t see the options yet

                    4. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I have Coleman and very happy to have him in my team as Everton cover.

                  13. Houldsworth Hatter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    What's everyone's thoughts on Jarrod Bowen? Seemed to get regular returns once he started regularly. He also bagged 2 goals yesterday although I know pre season means little. Thoughts appreciated.

                    1. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Could be worth having as a place holder for Foden

                    2. Bojan Horsemack
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Liked the look of him a lot last season. But fixtures aren't friendly and the price isn't quite tempting enough

                    3. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Will probably get him on GW10 WC but not before with those fixtures.

                    4. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Good player, price just a bit too much to make him a real option

                    5. Red Red Robins
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      In my team atm, but alot of drama going on at West Ham, Soucek out, no depth in squad etc.
                      So having my doubts

                      1. n14mul
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        This

                    6. Young Lingard
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Choose him most unwisely instead on Antonio in lockdown
                      But he returned. He’s actually really good on the eye and could easily have a purple patch at his price but with the fixtures not until late wildcard would I consider

                      1. Houldsworth Hatter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks all.

                  14. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Is Davies (tot) nailed to start or should I pay 0.5 more to get someone like Aldeweireld?

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      He's pretty nailed for the start

                    2. Houldsworth Hatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      His competition seems to be Sessegnon and Rose less so. I expect him to start regularly with the others playing in Europe.

                      1. BENOIT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        this

                      2. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Why doesnt him appear in more pre season drafts. I remember him doing well few seasons ago

                        1. Houldsworth Hatter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          I think it's because he wasn't that flying wing back anymore due to Maureen Yo. He'll likely be full back tucking in a LCB when Spurs attack.

                    3. Winston.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I would prefer Dier or Doherty

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Dier offers nothing upfront and Doc too expensive. Dier seems to be safe option

                        1. Og
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Dier on set pieces

                  15. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Just watched the Liverpool highlights, I don't think they will stick with this formation but if they do Minamino will benefit more than anyone. Salah didn't play well but could have easily had 2 assists and was whiskers away from a couple of tap ins so not too worried yet about his performance, more about the formation and how it would work vs a premier League team

                  16. BENOIT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Mount won't start now, surely?

                    Seeing him in lots of team, but surely Havertz plays 10?

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Probably just for the start of the season as new young players have to bed in + Mount is Lampards favourite anyway, he'll find a way to keep him around the team in various positions and give him lots of minutes

                    2. Houldsworth Hatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I'd agree with you. Mount to play in cos and Europe more I reckon.

                      1. Cometh The Aouar...
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        cos?

                        1. Houldsworth Hatter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Ha! Cups*

                    3. Young Lingard
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I’ve seen them both feature in game predictions but Chelsea’s best player last year might of been Kovacavic snd I think him and Kante are a better balance. I can see mount havertz RLC and Barkley eating each other’s minutes but havertz will be the main option .

                      1. BENOIT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        you think they spent 70m+ in a guy to be rotated?

                        Interesting

                        1. mynameisq
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          He's 21 and coming from a tough league, it's a lot of money but they will all be rotated

                    4. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I wouldn't be surprised if Mount did start the first match and Havertz slowly eased in. If we knew a) how much Havertz cost and b) whether he starts GW1 then that would very helpful ..... but I don't think Frank will be so accommodating as to tell us about the latter.

                      1. Red Red Robins
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Agree, Havertz wont start GW1 as only just arrived. Maybe a bench cameo but too soon

                        1. mynameisq
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Yup, he's only 21 and bundesliga isn't the prem, I think people get blinded by the money sometimes.

                          1. Red Red Robins
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            100% blinded, just becasue you spend 70+ mill on a player in pre season with a week to go before the 1st match, doesnt mean hes going to be in the starting line up ASAP.

                            1. BENOIT
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 26 days ago

                              Just to be clear, I was talking about rotation in general.

                              Nit just game week 1, which is obvious.

                              1. Red Red Robins
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Good chance of rotation during the season too tbh.
                                Pulicis, Ziyech, Havertz, Mount, Barkley, Hudson, Loftus.
                                Ser Davos made a great point yesterday about Giroud and Abraham, theyre going to get game time too. Plus Werner could be deployed out wide and having 1 of the other strikers go up top.
                                Its a great team, dont get me wrong i think we all know the starting 11, but theres bound to be at least some rotation

                                1. mynameisq
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                  You typed my thoughts out, will be *almost* man city like

                                  1. Red Red Robins
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    Pretty much, keeps them fresh, makes them fight for a place. More i think about that the more i think i may need a good sub and not just rely on Soucek. maybe even 2

                  17. Young Lingard
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Finalising my last draft ; without Trent. Which I didn’t think would happen RMT
                    McCarthy
                    Robbo Dier. Vinagre
                    Auba. Salah Son Soucek
                    Werner Mitrovic Ings

                    Steer, ferg n mitch, bissouma
                    0.5 bank for Martial or Trent gw2

                  18. Cometh The Aouar...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    When will the new players such as VDB, Havertz, Diangana be placed at their new clubs on FPL? Taking ages to upload...

                    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Later today with luck. Could be Monday if not.

                      1. Cometh The Aouar...
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks TM. VDB appears in the search but not on the team list.

                        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          See him in Man Utd search.

                          1. Cometh The Aouar...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Yeah I see him now. Thanks!

                    2. Winston.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Havertz hopefully 8.5, so Pulisic and Havertz both great options..

                      1. Cometh The Aouar...
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        This is the hope

                    3. Young Lingard
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Donny got priced . I haven’t seen havertz priced yet however
                      Any idea on his price
                      I guess Monday they will move them all into the squads

                  19. Cometh The Aouar...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Dallas a starter for Leeds?

                    1. 3 A
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      He will be my pick if I have another spot for 4.5. Start at left back or sometines even as a left winger. High risk than Ayling but high reward

                      1. Cometh The Aouar...
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Indeed. Does it not concern you about the lack of pre season mins? Ayling has more

                  20. Billy Ketsu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    How much is Ryan Fraser expected to be, 6 or 6.5m? Newcastle could be fun to watch with him, Saint-Maximum and Joelinton up front.

                    1. Young Lingard
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      How would you see Newcastle lineup
                      I can’t see how ASM and Fraser work ?

                      1. Hairy Potter
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        ASM moves to the right? Fraser on the left and Almiron central behind a striker.

                    2. Billy Ketsu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Yes, Fraser right, Almiron central, ASM left. If they get Callum Wilso it could be fun.

                  21. 3 A
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    No love for Kane?

                    Post restart, Kane have 7 goals only Antonio and Sterling have more 8 and 9.

                    Thats sustainable because he have 9 big chances. The other two attackers have more. Ings at fourth only have 6 big chances.

                    Look at the fixtures guys. Kane in my team. Son and Alli stats was poor.

                    1. HollywoodXI
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I have had Kane in my team since the game relaunched. I think most are ignoring because of structure and future transfer moves in GW2/3 (City and United)

                      1. 3 A
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        For City spot, Kane can be Aguero. Aguero stat per 90 mins is amazing

                        1. Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Have Kane and Aguero 🙂

                          1. 3 A
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Thats 'huge'

                    2. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Nailed on in my team for the first 9, those fixtures are fantastic and I wouldn't be surprised to see him with 10 goals in 10- matches. Mourinho always starts well in his second season and there should be a few thrashings to be handed out, I expect Kane to benefit now that he's playing higher up the pitch with Lo Celso and Alli freed up to support him.

                    3. ivantys
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I have kane in he's my captain. I have son too just cos he's the best under 10m midfielder right now with those fixtures.

                      • Dr Van Nostrand
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Avoiding Kane cause he always starts terribly and they have the Europa slog

                      • mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Was in and out of my team, heard Lo celso got injured yesterday so that would put me off if he's not playing. Made them tick under Mourinho wherever he played

                      • Billy Ketsu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        He looked half dead after an hour against Iceland. It's a shame he's such a slow starter as the fixtures are good and a straight swap to Kun is very appealing.

                        1. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          You didn't play last season then? Started with a brace and only blanked twice in the first 7 😀

                    4. GS456
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Simple one lads

                      A) Vardy
                      B) Werner

                      Thanks

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Werner

                        Vardy if Leicester's whole team was fit

                      2. ivantys
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          I like vardy's weeks 4+5 fixtures, but I won't pick him for 1-3