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

    Already hyped for my Aguero - Kane - Werner forward line for GW3-7/9

    1. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What’s your midfield (with manc options) ?!
      Everyone at some point will have to reshuffle for kun I think
      But I can’t see how the mids can be ignored

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

        Auba - Ziyech - Armstrong

        Defense is TAA-Doc-Davies-Vinagre so the team is balanced

        I've got no issues ignoring the mids for the first 10, I'll reconsider afterwards. The forwards can't be ignored too, the low prices and great fixtures are a gift

        1. Young Lingard
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ah well planned. You’ll definitely benefit if they don’t score as many are starting with cheaper forwards I think your differentials could see you with success
          GL

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

            Thanks mate, appreciate it 🙂 Good luck to you too

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

      Exciting play for sure

      I'll make do with two of them. When do you see Kun coming back in?

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

        GW3 at Leicester is the fixture I'm targeting early, but all four of those fixtures from 3-7 have at least brace potential if he starts.

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

          Who do you have as a placeholder?

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

            Vardy, with the .5 gained from Auba -> KDB

            Could be Kane too but I am more comfortable with him

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

    Which one? C is the template, but could other options work...

    A. Son/Pulisic+Jimenez
    B. Alli+Vardy
    C. Salah+Mitro

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A with Ings

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

        I’ve got Ings as well..

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Then C, think jimi is on thin ice for me due to the new lad that’s just come in

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

            Couple of tricky fixtures, and attacking stats have deteriorated for them. But he should be nailed and on pens?

    2. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think it would be risky with no Salah coverage GW1. Everyone else will be looking to move in Utd and city assets, but if Salah gets a big haul, you’ll have a headache

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

        ...gonna get Bruno + City mid in any case

  3. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Are people adapting their usual squad planning approach much in the current circumstances?

    I'm very mindful of the amount of players (in the French league recently, for instance) who've tested positive a few days before a game. Definitely leaning towards spreading money around a bit more in my front 8 so I have viable squad players who can cover at short notice rather than fodder.

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Definitely got to have at least 2 viable bench options

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

      Probably at least two playing bench options needed, in addition to a team structure that is flexible enough. Need to be able to get four strong mids or TAA+Robertson if needed...

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

        Why is 4 strong mids a good team structure? Don't follow.

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It may also be worthwhile to not make trades until Friday eve/Sat morning due to potential Covid cases (for those that make early trades to gain value, that is)

  4. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Moving closer to a team now. 1.5 for son to Bruno itb.

    Final decisions (for now). I could downgrade Ings to improve defence/5th mid

    A. Ings, stephens, KWP (likely play 442)
    B. DCL, JWP, KWP (352)
    C. Antonio, JWP, Dier (442)

    Ryan
    TAA, vinagre, KWP, Taylor, Mitchel
    Salah, auba, son, soucek, stephens
    Werner, Ings, 4.5

    1. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I like the first option with ings 4-4-2
      Will Brighton have a new reserve keeper priced by deadline ?
      I assume you have button there even after his move just as the 4.0 keepers are an unknown ?

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Like mine, good to go. Could I ask your strategy for gw2?

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Simple son to Bruno move. Will then consider auba/Salah for kdb

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I would prefer salah to Fernandes due to fixtures but if you have the money for it then why not

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

    so interestingly, it would appear the Chelsea player with the least competition in his position is Ziyech?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hudson-Odoi?

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

        Yeah, he is an option, but I think they prefer him cutting in from the left...

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          But is that because pulisic is injured though?

    2. Hiroku
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I would think he's pretty much nailed at the moment, provided he's fit.

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

    If Taylor (Burnley) nailed? No competition from Peiters?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Wouldn’t go there, pieters played alright at the end of the season

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

        Yeah that was my thinking too but I've seen him in many teams here. Will go with a safer option.

    2. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pieters played out of position on the wing after lockdown because the squad was thin.
      One of them will start LB and will be the constant of team performs
      It’ll probably be Taylor due to the ages and he’s better on the defensive block then pieters
      Can’t tell though. I think pre season they are both playing to cover centre back injuries

  7. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Jimimez & Adams or
    Ings & Mitro?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Latter

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

      IM

  8. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Zaha worth the 1.5M over ASM? Have 1.5ITB waiting for any potential upgrades, but Zaha is tempting me.

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

      At 7m i would go for Harvey Barnes instead.

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Zaha could be if he moves to a bigger club but not sure where he’d go

  9. Forgetmeknot
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Son & Ings
    or
    B) Alli and Werner

    The striker will likely become martial in gw2

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm on B presently.

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

        Thanks yeh I’ve just changed to it

  10. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Going Robbo over TAA to start. Im not sure TAA will start Liv first game.

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It’s looking that way at the moment

    2. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think Trent will start but I went Robbo as he should be sharper
      Besides corners I don’t think Trent has enough time to impact the Leeds game. I’ve gone for who I think will be sharper
      If Trent starts Tuesday for England
      Different ball game

  11. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What's the latest on Traore, still recovering?

  12. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Kane + 8m mid + ASM
    B) Bruno + Greenwood + Mitro

    1. GS456
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

      1. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        For first GW do you prefer...

        A) Kane + Alli
        B) Mitro + Salah

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          B

  13. GS456
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    No love for Diogo Jota at 6.5

    Doesn’t he sometimes play up front?

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

      sometimes being the key word. hes often benched.

      I am very interested in podence or traore but need to see them in the starting line up.

      1. GS456
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah I agree.

        Just struggling for a 5.5-6.5 midfielder

        Happy with my team beyond that.

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

          Same here, have a look below. On pereira atm

        2. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          JWP?

    2. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Well he’s 70 mins or 30 mins
      He will start more than podence and Neto but the latter two are fantastic
      Jota did score and look great for Portugal though
      When he’s on a run he’s more than serviceable

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

    How do you feel about this set up?

    Ryan
    TAA - Vinagre - KWP
    Salah - Auba - Saka - Pereira
    Kane - Werner - Adams

    Steer, Bissouma, Bardsley, Mitchell

    0.5 left over

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

      Solid

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The team looks good. I just don't see the plan for getting in a Man U attacker gw2

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

        Sell one of my premium 4

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

      Excellent

    4. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Saka the risk. I assume you’ll be moving Salah to Bruno gw2?

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

        Quite possibly yeah. Will see which of he big four look worst, if they all look amazing, ill do without man u

    5. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bardsley nailed?

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

        Not sure who to pick from them tbh, but i want a burnley def at 4.5 for sure

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

    I’ve just contacted FPL about an idea I had.

    What do you guys think about adding a green flag for players that are unavailable due to COVID?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      not a bad idea at all!

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

        Thanks.

        I explained that visually it would make it a lot easier to make our transfers.

  16. nisag17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    First RMT of the season.

    Ryan (Nyland)
    Trent Robertson Doherty KWP Vinagre
    Salah Aubameyang Son (Gordon Bissouma)
    Werner Adams (4.5)

    Any thoughts welcome. Thanks.

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It’s but it’s quite rigid, plan for gw2?

      1. nisag17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Salah to Rashford. I am not in a hurry to get Salah back. Might go Auba to De Bruyne gw3.

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Rather have Bruno but either could be good

          1. nisag17
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I looked at Bruno and think he overperformed last season. I actually think unless Man U get 10 or mor penalties this season Rashford could score more than Bruno.

            1. The Pesci challenge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Fair enough, stick with the gut

    2. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That’s a lot of money in defence and no bench to speak of. I’d make it more balanced

      1. nisag17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I will get the bench soon when I get Rashford instead of Salah gw2 and free up some cash. At least thats the plan. Having both Auba and Salah is very expensive. Might shift Son to a Chelsea mid as well with more info after a few weeks.

  17. The Pesci challenge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Which one?
    Robbo+Davies +.5 itb
    Or
    VVD+Doherty

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

      VVD Doherty

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah I’m leaning towards it with the uncertainty of TAA

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      VVD Doherty. As both are attacking vs where only Robertson will bring in the big attack points.

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Very true, thanks

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

    I’m starting to listen to some of the more patient managers

    Feel this year we’ll need to premium chase and therefore at least a third of the team possibly half needs to be stable

    As such pushed some funds back to defence for set n forgets

    Anything anyone else adapting to?

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

      Big at the back is the way to go for me. Nailed, consistent, high-ceiling, I'd argue captainable with a good fixture. All I'd change is the premium/mid-priced attackers.

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

      But the more money you put into defensive set and forgets the less you have available to chase premium attackers

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

        It’s true but my drafts were really stripping defensive cash and loading on more and more attack

        Taa & doh are back in + vinagre/Taylor

        So not going crazy just want balance and some set n forgets

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

      The defense should be set and forget until you plan to WC. My target date is GW10 so I've picked a defense of Doherty, Davies, and Vinagre (+TAA). All teams with great fixtures from a defensive POV and should be in the top 5 defenses come the end of the season.

      About the premium chasing, definitely possible but not specifically planning for that at the moment. I've got 1 premium midfielder and 3 premium forwards so I'm not missing out there, that's for sure.

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

        Aye, I’ve toyed with 3 up front but I’m thinking I want Kdb and Bruno in midfield

        Certainly great value in forwards

    4. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not if you're planning a gw2 wc.

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

        Seems suicidal imo - no doubt it’ll pay off short term but that late intl break + Covid + fixture swing could be a killer

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

      Moving the other way

      GW9 looks ideal for WC given Liverpool and City fixture turns. My idea is to leave defence alone till then.

      Would I bother switching out a failing 4.5? Nope - low expectations anyway. Might I switch out failing premium defender? Yep - they're a significant part of budget. Psychologically defensive transfers are best avoided on my style by going low not high.

      Robbo out to a Spurs 5.0 for me. Happily had Saiss for Doherty last season so I'll be used to being not he wrong one 🙂

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

        Interesting theory, certainly a new perspective

        My main problem is Taa, firstly dropped him to robbo then vvd - pools fixtures aren’t great but those big inevitable hauls will make me upgrade for sure

        Then you’ve Davies or dier over doh, 1mil goes a long way but doh will get attacking returns that even when spurs concede will fill a hole and make him look much more consistent

        Really depends on how consistent the CS are but those defensive attacking returns are gold dust

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

    Is Bamidele Alli a decent alternative to Son Heung-min?

    I really want the 1m saving.

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

      Absolutely

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

      Is his name bamidele? I did not know that

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

        Open up his FPL profile.

    3. Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nor really

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes imo

    5. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I know jose wouldn’t do it but his best team has to be
      Lloris
      Sanchez Dier Toby
      Doc Hoijberg Lo Celso Davies
      Ali
      Kane. Son

      But I can see him play son on the wing and Doherty in a RB 4-3-3
      Where Alli is in that I don’t know

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This would be a dream if Mourinho went with this

      2. Captain Fozzy
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        As much as that looks great, Mourinho is a conservative manager, think they will play 4411

        Lloris
        Doherty - Alderweirald - Dier - Davies
        Lamela - Hojbjerg - Winks - Son
        Alli
        Kane

        1. KujaliaFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Will he play Lamela?

          Won't Bergwijn or Moura be ahead of him?

    6. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No because Alli can never be Awesome Alli while Son is already Super Sonny 😀

    7. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes I'm in that boat. He was great when Maureen first arrived before his injury.

  20. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Are any 4m defenders going to start?

    1. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mitchell at Palace looks most likely.

    2. Captain Fozzy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Or Johnson for West Ham but apparently he had a bit of a mare against Bournemouth and was subbed early

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hey fam! How does this look?

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA Robbo Mitchell (Bardsley Johnson)
    Salah(C) Auba Alli Barnes ASM
    Werner Mitrovic (Davis)

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks good, watch out for Bardsley as Lowton is close competition. I would drop robbo to VVD and put the .5 into Mitchell or Johnson to give you another option

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers mate! Really good points!

  22. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Seems like the thing that will separate most of the ffs community after gw1 will be how Spurs do.

    1. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Id feel better if Aurier was sold haha

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He’s gone I wouldn’t worry, spurs just squeezing every penny out the deal like levy always does

      2. Hiroku
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Doherty is almost certain to start at his position anyway.

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Could well be, as long as they don’t put hart in goal after yesterday’s performance they’ll be alright

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

      It's splitting the community now 😛

      Second season Jose is legendary, they should do great imo.

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

      Why judge a team based on GW1 only ? If they beat Eve 6-0, it's not like they're sure to win the league, yes ? 😀

  23. Jatz10
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Mimamino form in preseason has been good. Liverpool look like they may play a 4-2-3-1 formation with Minamino behind Firmino. Is it worth the punt at 6.5? I reckon he will start first game.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If you think he'll start then it's worth the punt!

    2. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Decent shout but very risky as Hendo and Gini will be back next match who would likely start over him

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

      Not worth the risk. That 6.5 is worth investing in VVD or Robbo if you can get the fund

    4. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No. He might play the first game. Though even that's unlikely. Surely with the blank gw1 you want to conserve transfers and not worry about a player like him.

    5. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      bit part player / impact sub

  24. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Dier or Davies? Both nailed?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Davies

  25. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Mitro or Adams?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mitro

  26. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How would you prioritize these pieces?

    A) 2nd Liverpool defender (Robbo)
    B) mid-priced Chelsea mid (8-8 5; Pulisic/Havertz)
    C) mid-priced forward (8.5-9; Ings/Jimenez/Martial)

    Can only fit in 2 of the 3

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C as Liverpool have a couple of harder fixtures after Leeds. I’m waiting for pulisic to be fit and he’ll be in, I have son to do that so will be easy to do and give me .5 back to add elsewhere

    2. ivantys
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B and C easily

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

      B,C

  27. Ekip
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I haven’t changed this for a while. Thoughts?

    4-4-2

    Rodak
    TAA VVD Doherty plus rotating pair KWP/Lamptey
    Auba Salah Soucek Armstrong
    Vardy Jiménez

    Fabri Gordon Vassilev (but hoping for Brewster going on loan)

    Probably Auba and Soucek to Bruno and Foden for GW3

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Don’t pick rodak, it’s only going to end in tears with Ryan and McCarthy better options. Needs a slightly better midfielder in there but the rest is decent

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

        Rodak is a punt on him being Etheridge 2.0 with plenty of save points and a few penalty stops.
        Good early fixtures so maybe some clean sheets as a bonus then change on wildcard.
        Plus I also have Southampton and Brighton defence

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yes could very well do as you say but I think we are on the lookout for a keeper as well so I just keep an eye on it. Meslier at Leeds is an option

  28. The Pesci challenge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ok give this a whirl
    McCarthy
    VVD, Doherty, Justin, vinagre
    Salah, Aubameyang, son, ASM
    Werner, Ings
    With .5 in the bank to do either Ings>martial or salah> Bruno or maybe both, can’t decide?

    1. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I like it with the exception of Justin.
      Transfer plan looks good. Assess after gw1.

  29. Bumbaclot
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hi guys. Quick one.

    A. Vvd and saintmax

    Or

    B. Lamptey and greenwood

    Already have Trent. Looking past gameweek 1 as well.

    Thanks everyone

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

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

        Thank you

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

    For me Kane is overpriced - he just isn’t going to get 200 points imo

    I don’t know why he continues to be the most expensive forward

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Especially if son is in form and looks like he could play almost alongside Kane. I think son is a great pick at the moment

    2. Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane is fairly priced. What price would you have him in your team?

    3. ivantys
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane is easily a 20+ goals a season striker if he stays fit for 90% of the season. He is the most consistent one out of all.

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

      Consistency over the years, peak age..I am pretty sure he outscores Kun (same price) over the course of the season

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A bit unfair with city going to give Jesus more minutes this season and Kane with no competition behind him

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

      His ceiling's pretty high on his day, and he's still likely to go on bizarre streaks.

    6. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Non Kane owner alert

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

      Fair dos

      I won't be picking him for 38 games so don't care. Last full run he had in a settled side was 2018/19 where in the first 22 matches he scored 122 which was one fewer than Sterling in Sterling's good season. (Auba was also within a point btw).

      This isn't ancient history and I could see him getting similar returns. That season no one much liked him - looked awful - but he kept racking up the returns.

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

      Out of interest, what's your reasoning behind this prediction? I've got the exact opposite one

      1. ivantys
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tbh, it's hard for strikers to get over 200 points as compared to midfielders. Without the extra point for goal and clean sheet, you can't judge strikers based on 200 points. Maybe like 180 points would be fairer. I looked at his past records he barely hit over 200 even when he hit 29 goals.

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

        Last two seasons he has achieved reasonable minutes 2500 but hasn’t broken 160 points

        His minutes won’t go up - injuries breed injuries

        He could be great for a fit period + the fixtures but at the same time you never know when those injuries are going to come so his price has a risk factor

        I think vardy will outscore him again, who is cheaper?

        Werner obviously has that unknown element factored into his price but with the chances Chelsea create and his history seems much better value too

        Then you’ve martial - injury prone but 9 mil inarguably a much more attacking team

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

          That third sentence is exactly why I have him

          Great fixtures in the opening 10, Mou second season always starts well so he should do great. Lo Celso and Alli means he will stay further forward than his CDM exploits for the last two seasons, their creativity should help him thrive. I'm not looking at the entire season just yet, but the first 10 make him worth it to me.