Scout Notes

Lundstram back on the scoresheet as Wilder offers O’Connell fitness update

There is a cluster of pre-season friendlies taking place on the final weekend before the 2020/21 Premier League campaign gets underway and we’ll be bringing you all the key Fantasy Premier League headlines from those fixtures over the coming days.

The action kicked off on Friday in South Yorkshire, with Sheffield United sharing four goals with Preston North End in their final warm-up match before the competitive action commences.

Sheffield United 2-2 Preston North End

  • Goals: John Lundstram (£5.5m), Billy Sharp (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Oliver McBurnie (£6.0m), Lys Mousset (£6.0m)

John Lundstram (£5.5m) made his first appearance of pre-season on Friday, scoring in a 45-minute run-out for Sheffield United in their two-all draw with Preston North End.

The recently reclassified FPL midfielder, whose future is still to be resolved, slotted home a 36th-minute opener for the Blades after being teed up by Oliver McBurnie (£6.0m).

McBurnie had pulled out of the Scotland squad earlier in the week, citing injury, but was again fit enough for another pre-season appearance at Bramall Lane, before being replaced by Lys Mousset (£6.0m) at the break.

Mousset limped off with just under 20 minutes of the contest to go but boss Chris Wilder wasn’t too concerned about the knock that forced the Frenchman’s substitution, saying:

It’s looking alright. He’s took a whack to the top of his toe. It’s not a pull, it’s not a serious injury. A bit of TLC from the physios to Lys’s toe and the six inches between his ears, will get him back out on the grass hopefully on Monday and Tuesday. He’ll be fine.

Elsewhere on the injury front, Jack O’Connell (£5.0m) again wasn’t involved and hasn’t kicked a ball in pre-season.

The centre-back is set to be available in Gameweek 1, however, with his manager saying after full-time:

Jack will be fit for Wolves, 100%. He’s working away with the conditioners. No risk today.

Not an ideal situation, we would have liked him to have got minutes, but we’ll most likely have a bounce game amongst ourselves during the week. Jack will be available for that, I’m told.

We’re expecting everyone to be fit and healthy.

Wilder also confirmed that Jack Rodwell (unpriced) will be available after a period of self-isolation.

On the field, Billy Sharp (£6.0m) scored his third goal of pre-season and again stepped up to take a penalty when Oliver Norwood (£5.0m) was on the pitch.

Sharp made no mistake from 12 yards after Mousset had forced a handball out of Preston’s Ben Pearson.

The veteran striker has played more pre-season minutes than any Sheffield United player, although the unavailability of McBurnie and David McGoldrick (£5.5m) has partly accounted for that.

Wilder’s starting XI was about as strong as it could be, given O’Connell’s absence and the non-involvement of seven Bladesmen who are away on international duty.

Centre-half Kean Bryan deputised for Enda Stevens (£5.5m) down the left flank, with Wilder confirming that the Blades were in the market for two wing-backs – amongst others – to put pressure on the Ireland international and George Baldock (£5.5m).

A patched-up defence including back-up goalkeeper Wes Foderingham (£4.5m) and deputy centre-halves Jack Robinson (£4.5m) and Phil Jagielka (unpriced) was far from watertight, with Preston arguably having the better of the chances and hitting the woodwork twice in quick succession when the game was goalless.

The visitors levelled from the spot after Robinson had committed a foul in his own area and then grabbed a late equaliser from a corner with the last attack of the game.


Sheffield United XI: Foderingham, Basham, Jagielka, J. Robinson, Baldock, Lundstram (Slater 45), Norwood, Osborn, Bryan, McBurnie (Mousset 45, Hackford 72), Sharp.

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

    Evening everybody

    Any ideas on the below?

    McCarthy/Nyland

    TAA, Gomez, Tierney, KWP, Vinagre

    Salah, Auba, Son, Bowen, Bissouma

    Werner, Ayew, Davis

    Cheers

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

      Too much in def for me but if that's your tactic then it's fine

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Too early for 2 x pool

    3. ivantys
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Gomez overpriced he only gets the clean sheet points

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

    Salah slander crazy, statistically only behind the great Messi since he arrived at Liverpool

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

      Only if he was a decent finisher

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

        Seems like he's doing fine without being one

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

          Also ahead of Mane in almost every single statistic, even points earned directly from their goals

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

            I mean he is tactically given freedom not to track back.

            Je has to score a lot more than Mane who tracks back like anything. The 8 playing on right side Hendo Or anyone else always covers up Taa hole so that Salah doesn't have to track back much.

            He's always closest man on last Defense line.

            He's outcome of Klopp system. Mane scores his goals in half number of chances purley because he's a better finisher.

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

              Simply not true, he tracks back and intact in away games it's Mane who is given more freedom to play more central whereas Mo is often wide to allow TAA to cross (To Firmino and Mane)

              Again yes Mane is now a better finisher, that doesn't make him a better player

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

                An attacker who scores more goals with less number of chances not a better player ?
                He's also very good in the air.

                Much much better player I'd rather say. If i pick one from them, salah will never be closer in my team.

                FPL is different ball game.

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

                  That's a better finisher, not better overall player there's a difference between the two

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

                    Finisher ✓
                    Headed Goals ✓
                    Better physically ✓
                    Pace on par
                    Tracking back ✓

                    He lacks dribling skills. But that's only thing salah is better than him.

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

                Mane is hands down a better player than salah

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

          Yeah ... He is
          Doing fine

    2. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Something, something, regression.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not really he has his long barren spells. Remember few seasons ago when David Mundy was crying about "underlying stats" and finally copped on that Salah wastes chances. Plus Mane is a better finisher.

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

        Not really what? Are you arguing against a statistical fact?

        Mane is a better finisher now yes

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          What do you mean now? Mane is always the better finisher. To compare Salah to Messi is laughable and just smacks of fan boy stuff.

          Watch Salah fluff about 5/6 chances v Leeds.
          Head will drop shoulders slumped. A pen might save him.

        2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Plus not only is Mane a better finisher the way fpl is set up Mane is more likely to get bonus points by virtue of that fact.

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

      Salah shouldn't even be mentioned alongside Messi.

      1. Pasqualinho
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What if we're discussing Pepsi ads?

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

        Nobody should, Messi is an alien. Just pointing out the facts and numbers though, Salah is only 2nd to Leo

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          On what grounds some stat taken out of context, that bears no resemblance to real life football?

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

          Salah isn’t in the top 20 world footballers, probably not top 30

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Because of his debut season. Not been the same player since.

      If you want to talk statistics, it’s taken Salah penalties, around twice the number of shots, and more minutes played to score just 1 goal more than Mane in the last 2 seasons COMBINED. Without penalties, he’s 5 goals behind.

      Also a flat track bully who never turns up in big/tight games especially away from home. Mane does that.

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

        Ask yourself why Mane doesn't get more involved then, he's so clinical surely he should be the one in all the good positions and bagging loads of goals? There's a skill to getting chances and movement and making runs too

        Mane is a better finisher yes, and Salah can be wasteful but that's Liverpool's set up. Mane certainly couldn't do what Mo does in terms of battling 3-4 players all match long and getting/creating chances

        Mane is world class too but Mo is ahead, missing chances doesn't change that. Didn't Liverpool drop their first points last season when Mo didn't play? Did just fine when Mane doesn't play as Mo steps up

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          See Amey post above, that's why his stats are so good. He has a luxury role in the team

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

            I've already responded to that, in my opinion it's quite simply wrong Salah tracks back just as much as Mane and in away games it's Mane who is usually more central and has the benefit of TAA crosses but also link up with Robbo as he's faster and more dynamic than TAA

          2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Well put 'luxury role' other pool players have to make up for the work Salah does not do.

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Salah's movement is great. I'm not questioning that. But Mane tracks back more and is defensively better.

          Salah is selfish and just wants to score all the time, hence why he keeps shooting. The number of times he's shot when he should be passing in the final third is so frustrating to watch. And he misses from the shot too. I don't know what you mean about battling 3-4 players because Mane is better at taking players on.

          Even most Liverpool fans agree that if they had to sell one of their front 3, guns to their heads, it would be Salah.

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

            I hope they don't 😆
            Keep Salah sell Mane Bobby ... Ha ha

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

            I think that's a myth but fair enough

            He is selfish yes, what I mean by taking on 3-4 players isn't what you've assumed I mean that after his first season he is now marked straight away by 2-3 players, nobody else including Mane is given that treatment, Mo is vital for being marked by 3 players and still somehow posting these crazy numbers and freeing up TAA to cross

            Yeah maybe, but before Mo came they should remember what was happening. Like I said, his goals are worth more points and he is more important than Mane, Mane gets injured and we barely notice, Mo gets injured and they drop points

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

        Salah is the product of Klopp system.
        Mane is easily better player & can thrive in most teams. He's better team player too.

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

          Assists

          Salah
          10
          12
          12

          Mane
          10
          3
          8

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

            Mane is improving on his assist game too then 😉

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

              Better team player has 13 less assists 😉

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

                Assist goals are not only metrics to decide a players contribution 🙂

                Mane busts his lungs every game. In & Out.
                Scores in pressure games.

                Tracking back Evey time pool loses ball on left side of the field. Salah stays near midline all the time when they are being pumped by teams. To run away on counters.

                Salah is given an easy role in Klopp system. Near to opposition goal. Mane can do much better if he gets thise chances. If you're looking at stats just imagine what would Mane do with 30/40% more chances which Salah easily gets.

                Even FPL has acknowledged that by pricing them same. Mane does well without the help of pens too. It's nowhere close IMHO

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

                  No they aren't but I've got an unbiased metric and you've for lung busting

                  Salah didn't score against utd, city, spurs, arsenal? And once again, Salahs goals earnt more points than Mane's

                  That's your opinion, and I disagree, Salah has one of the hardest roles always being marked by 2-3 players, sometimes he does get put up front sure but in away games it's Mane who usually gets to be more central and Mo stays wider. On top of this Robbo is more of an overlapping attacking fullback whereas TAA crosses from deep- again this frees up Mane

                  Well your analysis seems very simple, klopp the best manager in the world must be missing this?

                  I'm not talking about fpl and never have been

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

                    Klopp must have got to know salah can't track back. Ain't physically strong enough to do that maybe 😀

                    I'm also not talking about FPL.

                    Salah is better because of his role is what i feel and will always.

                    Lung bursting can't be measured but seen. I think i saw Pool same as United lasts season. So i said that from what i saw mate

          2. stat sifter 888888
            1 month, 21 days ago

            IQ according to the Prem it was actually 10 assists for Salah last year but oh well.

            Shots taken:

            Salah: 132 (19/20)
            137 (18/19)

            Mane: 77 (19/20)
            87 (18/19)

            Salah outscored Mane by 1 goal last year including pens and the year before only matched Mane including pens.

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

              Why do people keep bringing up shots and finishing when I already have said Mane is a better finisher and that I know Mo shoots way more

              1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                what are you saying he is better than him at? from what I can see Mane is better at passing, wins more headers, makes more tackles and you are saying he is also a better finisher

              2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Because he is not as good a player as Mane simple as that. Mo is like a blind man with a gun and at times.

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

        Stats say Salahs goals are worth more points, scores Vs Utd Chelsea Spurs City etc etc so not sure what you're on about really?

        1. ivantys
          1 month, 21 days ago

          He's only ahead of goals scored cos he takes penalties.

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

            Jesus Christ it's like a brick wall with you guys, yes yes goals and finishing have already been addressed

            1. ivantys
              1 month, 21 days ago

              They were tied on 22 goals the season before. Without penalties, Salah will never come close to Mane's goals. Last season he only beat by 1.

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

                ... an actual brick wall

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          In the last two seasons? Tell me the stats then.

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

            I don't have them to hand, and I think it was for the season gone. Carragher on skysports did a piece on mo being underrated I think it was shown there, his goals directly led to X amount of points and it was well ahead of Manes value

            1. stat sifter 888888
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Salah plays very selfishly as an out and out goal-scorer. You are literally justifying his value by saying that he has scored goals against bigger teams. If Salah remains as the sole goalscorer and doesn't improve his shooting or adapt his game slightly then most fans will continue to be slightly underwhelmed.

            2. jtce
              1 month, 21 days ago

              just ignore all the delusional haters and ungrateful fans from other clubs. anyone who watches liverpool's games know that the amount of space salah creates by being double and triple man-marked + his efforts tracking back + his movement makes liverpool the great team that they are.

    6. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mane has outperformed him since his debut season. Salah's finishing is pretty good for easy chances but the 40% of speculative shots from outside of the box are nearly all misses. If Mane was as selfish as him (which it looks like he will be this year) he would outscore him.

    7. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I expect Salah to score more FPL points than Mane again this season. Therefore I'm going Salah. Plenty would rather go Mane, and that's okay, they may be right this season. We shall see.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Looking at season totals is pointless. Go with whoever you think will start better in the short term. You're not keeping either one the whole season.

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Fair point

      2. ivantys
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Even firminho will outscore salah if he's the penalty taker.

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

      Quite simply, anyone who thinks salah is better than mane either

      A) doesn’t watch Liverpool play
      B) does watch Liverpool play and doesn’t understand football

      1. goldblend86
        1 month, 21 days ago

        salah has been at 75% since first season. Remember that 32 goals 11 assists..? I reckon you can go with either but I do think Salah has the greater potential for an exceptional season. Mane is the more effective tenacious player at the moment - but scores same points!

      2. jtce
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Quite simply, anyone who thinks Salah is not in the top 10 players in the world either

        A) doesn't watch Liverpool play
        B) does watch Liverpool play and doesn't understand football

  3. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What’s the template looking like this year? First time on the site this season and curious how my draft compares. Hope you are all well.

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cheers Torres.

  4. TheComRED-YNWA
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    After gw1: Martial & Son or Bruno & Alli? Here is what each team would look like. Thanks in advance.

    A)
    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA-Dier-Vinagre(4.5-Mitchell)
    Auba-Salah-Son-ASM-Soucek
    Werner-Martial(Davis)

    B)
    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA-Dier-Vinagre(4.5-Mitchell)
    Auba-Salah-Bruno-Alli-Soucek
    Werner(Brewster-Davis)
    (0.5 ITB or Alli->Pulisic or 4.5->Davies)

    Next transfer for both would be Auba->KDB or Sterling

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

      A, and Salah to Bruno

      1. TheComRED-YNWA
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thansk for responding.
        So, Son+Ings(or Martial) to have Bruno is preferable than keeping Salah and having Werner as a sole striker with two 4.5 strikers on the bench?

    2. goldblend86
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Martial over Fernandes (if u buy BF's outperformance on expected goals is unsustainable). If you are confident on Alli turning up this season, go Martial & Alli and upgrade elsewhere.

  5. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Been considering the terrible bandwagons of last year. This year could be different, but I think the key is to not let yourself be overwhelmed by having more than 2-3. When your team is suddenly choc full of Moura/Perez/Fraser/Wilson/Jota and with nowhere to go, you honestly think you’ve snookered yourself instantly. You’re also then compelled into Haller/Pukki/Abraham/Mount/Trossard bagonwheels. Ugh

    Have cash cows and set and forget values. Perhaps Salah Mane Auba starting is not the worst scenario. Few bits of context apart from the obvious, such as the blank and Pulisic injured:

    -Pool defence has looked poor for a while (I’d actually say a year tbh). I’m ambivalent towards it atm. A fit TAA is certain, but Robbo too? Check out Klopp’s burnt out Dortmund 14-15 for a potential foreshadow
    -There’s no 4m defenders
    -Sub 8.5 attackers don’t particularly entice. Alli and/or Adams are punts in the dark. One? Okay, but having both and should they immediately seem like daft picks? Panic stations
    -No 4.5 strikers atm

    So, with that said:

    4.5 - 4 set and forget. Not too sure it matters a great deal which one you pick tbh. Don’t forsee any Pope/Henderson breakouts

    TAA - Doherty (Laporte/VVD/Robbo placeholder) - Egan/Saiss (reliable value with goal threat and fixtures) - Vinagre - KWP (both for value and fixtures)

    This is essentially a starting back 5 that will become a back 4 then a 3 as the cheap mids and/or forwards emerge. But to start the season and target some clean sheets rather than mid price hauls appeals far more enticing

    Salah/Mane - Auba (two of these underpin the mid) - 8.5 mid (Havertz) - two of Reed/Anguissa/Lemina/Bissouma two points guaranteed at base price. Again, this is just for those initial weeks

    Werner - Ings - Davis/Brewster

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Keane 5m Everton probably being overlooked with there new incomings?

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Everton are untouchable I think, but by all means if you’re compelled. 5m Keane is either a transfer waiting to happen to a Bertrand/Egan/Saiss (Spurs too) or you downgrade him to a 4.5 to free another .5 messy business, which is the point of my post

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

      Very solid approach, I like it

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cheers for reading, love an occasional ramble 🙂

        See having:

        4.5 4 no cash tied

        TAA Doh (cash cows and sure long term value bets)

        Egan/Saiss (long term value safe bet)

        Vinagre KWP (long term safe bet and base price in terms of playing time)

        Salah Auba Pulisic/Havertz/Son/Alli (cash cows)

        Two of Reed/Anguissa/Lemina/Bissouma (decent 2 pointer PPMs without holding any cash)

        Werner Ings (cash cow and solid bets)

        Brewster/Davis (base price and not locking any cash)

        1. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Nice write up mate. Wish i could fit Saiss in i think 5 is great value for him

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

            Think I saw something about Wolves being in for a new central defender. Boly and Coady are untouchable

            1. Red Red Robins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Really? Not the signing i thought they needed, Bennet there as cover too

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

                In Guardian today

                Jean Clair Todibo - at Barca. Seems an odd one for sure. Wouldn’t have that as a priority area at all

                1. Red Red Robins
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  yeah hes 20, more back up youd have thought. Wolves need to strenghed and here they are buying youngsters for the future

        2. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Unless my math is wrong, do you not fall .5 of affording this?

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            It is affordable:

            McCarthy - Steer

            TAA - Doherty - Saiss - KWP - Vinagre

            Mane - Auba - *Pulisic - Reed - Bissouma

            Werner - Ings - Brewster

            I could tweak it so that Pulisic is replace by Salah but then Ings would become a 4.5 or a 6

            1. Chilli Heatwave
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Think I looked at it with Sonny included. I do like it a lot strong foundation.

              1. Ser Davos
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Ah, if he’s not wide then Son and a Saiss to a 4.5 unlocks that .5. If Son fails then that .5 is still unlocked when you make your next move

    3. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Like it.

    4. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Egan terrible pick this season with no Henderson

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A possibility indeed. Again (Saiss aside), do I risk locking in a .5 on a dud or simply get another low risk 4.5 and then take that .5 as spare or add on to another cash cow

    5. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think this is a sensible starting point. If value picks emerge (proper value picks such as from Chelsea) you can adjust.

    6. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Could use something similar if your a mitrovic fan too (just having a look).

      McCarthy steer

      Doherty vinagre KWP TAA 4.0

      Salah Dele Auba 4.5 4.5

      Mitro Werner Ings

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I really like this.

        But, there’s no 4m defenders. .5 gives you an array of value options

        Let’s say Mitro fails. a) he’s locking 1.5 b) you use another transfer to get on another bandwagon (Ings didn’t emerge till November iirc)

        Mitro to Brewster/Davis
        Delli to Havertz/Pulisic/Son

        Is messier than already having a 4.5 and Son already in place

        See, Mitro could be great/decent, but how often are wrong on these mid price/mid punts? Very, very often I’d say

    7. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Really good points in the post but Havertz is a bold call considering he will have a week to adapt to a completely new country, club and style of play.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah, that slot is merely a cash cow as opposed to spreading that cash for mid price with no guarantee of extra returns for the further outlay

    8. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ings downgrade,one of 2 x 4.5 mids upgrade

    9. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I don't like the fact you have 3 duds in this team. Reed, Bissouma, Davis is just horrendous. Any injuries or rotations and you instantly regret it.

      I benefitted last year hugely from Lundstram coming off the bench with 12 points for my Barkley who didn't play GW2 out of nowhere. I think having one of those dud mids is fine. Bissouma for a steady 2 point cover but two and especially another dud forward is poor team management imo.

  6. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What price you think Dani Ceballos will be? Says he played today in friendly against Villa

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      should be about 6

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah maybe, 6,0 for 0 goals and 2 assists is a pass. Was hoping for 5 haha. Yeah im definitely asking fro too much there 🙁

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

    Ok one final draft (for today)

    A) Doherty, Salah, Greenwood
    B) Dier, Bruno, Vardy

    Which set of players will score more for the first 6-8GWs??

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Difficult one, both options are very good.

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

    Douglas (LEE) is the second most owned 4.5 defender after Vinagre. Why him instead of Dallas/Ayling? Curious.

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

      Because he’s 4; not 4.5

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Because he's 4.0m and the masses don't know the correct dud to buy.