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Salah blanks in Liverpool rout as Aubameyang hits brace and Richarlison shines

There were, officially, 11 Premier League teams in pre-season friendly action on Saturday, although two more – Aston Villa and Arsenal – featured in a behind-closed-doors game that was barely acknowledged by either club.

We begin our round-up of the weekend action with this look at the two Merseyside sides, an injury-hit Newcastle United and the mystery match at the Emirates.

Liverpool 7-2 Blackpool

  • Goals: Joel Matip (£5.5m), Sadio Mane (£12.0m), Roberto Firmino (£9.5m), Harvey Elliott (£4.5m), Takumi Minamino (£6.5m), Divock Origi (£5.5m), Sepp van den Berg
  • Assists: James Milner (£5.5m), Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones (£4.5m), Harvey Elliott

Liverpool found the back of the net on seven occasions against Blackpool at Anfield but Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) wasn’t directly involved in any of the hosts’ strikes, leaving the Egyptian without a single goal or assist to his name from the Reds’ four pre-season friendlies.

Salah turned in a quiet display in his 62-minute run-out and he hasn’t particularly caught the eye in any of Liverpool’s warm-up matches, although pre-season form is hardly a reliable barometer of how a player will perform when the competitive action gets underway.

Still, he looked a lot sharper in his one and only pre-season appearance of 2019/20 (the Community Shield against Manchester City) and his goal ‘drought’ now extends back to Gameweek 34 in early July.

Perhaps Salah is missing the presence of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) down the Liverpool right, with the premium FPL defender having missed the whole of the Reds’ pre-season campaign thanks to illness and international duty.

The entire first-choice back four were absent for this one, along with the two understudies at full-back, due to their involvement in the UEFA Nations League.

It’s easy to dismiss the ropey performance at the back in the first half, then, with Liverpool falling two goals behind courtesy of errors from 17-year-old Billy Koumetio (not helped by a poor cross-field Salah pass) and the altogether more senior Alisson (£6.0m), who conceded a penalty.

Of more concern regarding Liverpool’s clean sheet potential would perhaps be Fabinho‘s (£5.5m) form in front of the back four, with the Brazilian incurring the wrath of his manager before being hooked at the break.

Fabinho had taken a while to get back up to speed upon his return from injury earlier this calendar year, turning in sub-par displays in defeats against Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Watford.

Jordan Henderson (£5.5m) could be back for Gameweek 1, at least, with Jurgen Klopp saying on Saturday:

Obviously Hendo was desperate to play a few minutes today as well, but it makes no real sense because he had to do an important session today for him.

If he would have played today, 10 minutes or so would have probably been OK. But that makes no sense. So that was not possible, but he trained in big parts of this week and will probably join full team training next Tuesday.

Timing-wise, not perfect that he cannot play today, but can train a few days later fully. But that’s how it is.

We will see how he develops, [there are] a few days until Leeds, how the boys come back from the national teams.

Sadio Mane (£12.0m) had got on the scoresheet at the third attempt to draw Liverpool level at 2-2 but it was Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) and Takumi Minamino (£6.5m) who caught the eye in the Liverpool attack, with the pair linking up well and combining for each other’s goals.

Minamino was deployed in an attacking midfield role for this one, with the Japan international excelling and twice going close to finding the back of the net before finally notching Liverpool’s fifth goal.

The returning Joel Matip (£5.5m) had nodded in a James Milner (£5.5m) corner for Liverpool’s first goal of the afternoon, with substitutes Harvey Elliott (£4.5m), Divock Origi (£5.5m) and Sepp van den Berg getting in on the act as the visitors wilted.

Klopp said of the match:

[The first half display] was because of a lack of aggression from our side, a lack of desire a little bit for this game – that’s how it is, playing around. The goals we conceded, yeah, that’s mistakes – it’s typical for pre-season games.

But so far I think we conceded pretty much all the goals in similar situations; losing the ball in the build-up, then it’s a counter-attack, it’s a free chance pretty much. We know that and it’s clear we cannot do it like this. We have to improve that. But we have another week to get the legs fresher.

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson (Adrian 62′); Milner, Koumetio (van den Berg 46′), Matip (Philips 46′), Hoever; Fabinho (Jones 46′), Keita; Mane (Origi 62′), Minamino, Salah (Elliott 62′); Firmino.

Everton 2-0 Preston North End

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  • Goals: Jonjoe Kenny (£4.5m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m)
  • Assists: Theo Walcott (£6.0m)

On the day Everton secured the much-needed signing of a ball-winning central midfielder in the shape of Allan, the Toffees signed off their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 win over Preston North End.

The victory came at a cost, however, with Mason Holgate (£5.0m) lasting little over half an hour of the warm-up game before limping from the field of play with a toe injury.

Yerry Mina (£5.5m) was also missing but any hopes FPL managers may have harboured of a start for budget centre-half Jarrad Branthwaite (£4.0m) in Gameweek 1 were slightly dampened by Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti, who said after full-time:

Yerry started to train this week and he is going to be fit for Sunday. Mason had a problem with his toe. I hope it will be nothing serious. We are going to check tomorrow.

Ancelotti sent his troops out in a 4-3-3 for this encounter and the Toffees impressed against admittedly Championship-level opposition, with Richarlison (£8.0m) – newly reclassified as an FPL forward – playing on the left of a front three.

The Brazilian has done plenty of damage from that flank before, of course, and he looked very bright at Goodison Park on Saturday, somehow emerging from the 2-0 win without an assist to his name.

Richarlison “assisted the assister” for the Toffees’ opening strike, with Theo Walcott‘s (£6.0m) miscontrol landing kindly for right-back Jonjoe Kenny (£4.5m) to take advantage of.

The Brazil international then provided a telling cross for Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) to double the hosts’ lead, although the striker only scored at the second attempt after visiting goalkeeper Connor Ripley had blocked his first effort.

A Richarlison assist was thwarted again shortly after, with Yannick Bolasie somehow missing from two yards out after good work from his teammate down the left.

Ancelotti said of the change of system and the Brazilian’s display:

We tried a different shape and I think it worked quite well. Richarlison did well – up front we did well, we tried to combine well from the back. Sometimes we had more difficulties but the performance overall was good.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.0m) was tasked with playing the deepest role in the central midfield three on Saturday, with the impressive Bernard (£6.0m) and budget FPL asset Anthony Gordon (£4.5m) joining him in the middle of the park.

Allan could well be thrust straight into the engine room on the opening weekend, however, with his manager saying:

Tactically he is really good. Really strong defensively, he wins a lot of balls. He is aggressive and he is Brazilian, so he is able to do both – [contribute] with the ball and without the ball.

He came back fit [from the summer break]. He trained today [Saturday] and I think he has no problem to go into the team. He can play [at Tottenham].

Everton XI (4-3-3): Tyrer (Hansen 89′); Kenny, Holgate (John 31’), Gibson, Nkounkou; Sigurdsson, Gordon (Baningime 78′), Bernard (Adeniran 88′); Walcott (Bolasie 67′), Calvert-Lewin (Simms 82′), Richarlison.

Newcastle United 0-1 Stoke City

Newcastle United rounded off their pre-season in underwhelming style after succumbing to their second defeat to a Championship side in the last week.

The Magpies are rumoured to be lining up deals for Ryan Fraser, Jamal Lewis and Callum Wilson and reinforcements look to be badly needed in attack especially, with Andy Carroll (£5.5m) – not someone you’d trust to string together a series of starts – again getting the nod the lead the line on Tyneside, shanking a rare chance wide in the first half.

Fellow striker Dwight Gayle (£6.0m) had been in decent form after lockdown ended but now could be out until January, with Steve Bruce saying on Saturday:

Dwight got injured against Crewe some 10 days ago, has an operation today, which will rule him out for at least three or four months.

There are injury problems elsewhere, with the Magpies struggling at centre-half ahead of a meeting with Michail Antonio (£6.5m) and West Ham United in Gameweek 1.

Matt Ritchie (£5.0m), linked with a return to Bournemouth, is also now on the treatment table.

Bruce said:

We know Fabian Schar dislocated his shoulder, that was only three or four weeks ago, so he ain’t ready.

Unfortunately Paul Dummett and Ciaran Clark, they aren’t ready.

Matt Ritchie picked up an injury only two days ago, so all in all we aren’t too serious but we haven’t had time to recover in terms of Clark and Dummett in particular. They are playing catch up a lot.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.5m) missed Saturday’s friendly through suspension but will at least be available when the competitive action resumes.

Karl Darlow (£5.0m) got the nod between the posts in the injured Martin Dubravka‘s (£5.0m) absence and was caught a little flat-footed for Stoke’s winner, with Sam Clucas looping a header over the Magpies’ shot-stopper.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) showed glimpses of brightness in his 73-minute run-out while winger Jacob Murphy (£5.0m) was again given a chance to impress, missing a one-on-one opportunity after the break but doing his chances “no harm” according to his manager.

Newcastle United XI (4-2-3-1): Darlow; Yedlin, Fernandez, Hayden, Manquillo; Barlaser (Saivet 82′), S.Longstaff; Murphy, Almiron (Atsu 73′), Saint-Maximin (Muto 73′); Carroll (Joelinton 73′)

Arsenal 2-3 Aston Villa

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  • Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) x2 | Douglas Luiz (£5.0m), Jacob Ramsey x2

As we mentioned in the introduction of this piece, there was little acknowledgement of this friendly from these two clubs beyond a line or two in passing online and there is no footage of the warm-up match, either.

What we do know is that, given the number of players from each club who are away on international duty at present, the two sides were not completely at full strength.

Teenage midfielder Jacob Ramsey, indeed, scored two of Villa’s three goals.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) furthered his case for inclusion in our Gameweek 1 squads with another brace, with Douglas Luiz (£5.0m) grabbing the visitors’ other strike.

Willian (£8.0m) and Dani Ceballos (unpriced) both reportedly featured following their permanent moves to north London, while Mesut Ozil (£7.0m) was also back in the fold after his late-season vanishing act.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m) was involved, too, with William Saliba (£4.5m) part of an Arsenal backline that again conceded three goals; Mikel Arteta’s troops having beaten QPR 4-3 in a similarly underreported kickabout last week.


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1,586 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ole.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    To those that say Salah looks fat...

    https://twitter.com/MoSalah/status/1293215331985633280?s=19

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      That hair cut aint fooling anyone!

    2. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He's definitely sucking in

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Form is temporary, class is permanent = Salah.

    4. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      People are saying Salah looks fat? Salah is literally one of the most shredded footballers i've seen...

      Doesnt mean hes playing well tho

  2. Thia6o
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    All @5.0 Pick 1
    A.Egan
    B.Coady
    C.Basham
    D.Saiss

    1. Ings_is_the_king
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A or C

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A-best goal threat by far

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A.

      1. Thia6o
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thank you kindly.

    4. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A. Maybe D but I’m concerned about Wolves.

    5. Vazza
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You don’t fancy Davies/Dier in your team?

  3. Prison Mike
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone know if Bellerin will be nailed to start the season?

    1. Igz08
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Heard rumours PSG want him. Lots of competition in the Arsenal team too

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Been linked to PSG. Only certain arsenal defender atm is probably Tierney, who I am picking

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cedric can play in that position, so I wouldn't say that Bellerin is nailed.

  4. Igz08
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any chance Jack Robinson starts for Sheffield?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wilder seems convinced JOC is fit to start GW1

  5. Aztec Kamara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is Reece James really a viable option? Seeing him in lots of drafts but I don’t think he’ll play enough for 5.0?

    1. Igz08
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Club captain Azpi for competition

      1. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Azpi can play LB until Chilwell returns

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No. Better with 4.5 fodder and use the 0.5 elsewhere.

    3. Ole.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Started 12 of last 18 prem. Azpi is 31, getting on for a fullback.

    4. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He's not nailed. It's just the hopeful chancers who have him.

    5. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thanks all - confirmed my doubt so he’s a no for now

  6. Agger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Minamino has been looking great for Liverpool recently and is playing well with Firmino.. anyone taking a punt? 6.5m

    1. Igz08
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wait and see. Easy switch from Foden for me

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Call me pessimistic but I doubt he’s close to stealing salah’s spot

      1. BrockLanders
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He doesn't play Salah's position, he sat behind the front 3 yesterday and was sensational..

        1. Agger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          This. Minamino is playing as the most advanced of the midfield 3, but can play in Firmino and Salah’s position too

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Don't think he'll get many starts, barring injuries, for a while. He looks class.

    4. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He's unlikely to start games

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If Klopp reverts to 4231 then Minamino will play.

      Salah Mina Mane
      Firmino

      Is how they will line up

  7. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Think I'm set. I not have the highest GW1 score but I'll have Martial, Fernandez and KDB in GW3.

    Johnstone.
    TAA. KWP. Vinagré.
    Auba(C). Son. Saka. Soucek.
    Werner. Ings. Ché.

    4.0. Dallas. Fernandez. Mitchell.
    0.5 ITB for Ings -> Martial(C).

    Any huge issues? Thanks all.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Why not have a really high score for GW1 and 2 and then WC them in ?

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I WC'd early last season and regretted it. I want to save mine for a rainy day.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Oh no I’m sorry x mine went really well and the Manchester blanks are making it hard for me not to pursue again

      2. Bananafish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Soucek quarantine?

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Soucek might not play gw1

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ok.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vinagre is not nailed anymore. Wolves signed another player

  8. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

    McCarthy/4.0
    TAA/Davies/Vinagre/4.5/4.0
    Salah/Auba/Son/4.5/4.5
    Werner/Ings/Mitro

    1. Ings_is_the_king
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Core looks good, but I wouldn’t want two 4.5m midfielders. I would downgrade Mitrovic and upgrade a 4.5m to ASM or Armstrong

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Just don’t really think that such a small upgrade is worth the 1.0 and losing Mitro

    2. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Defo would like to get KDB or Bruno in place of Auba

  9. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Button now WBA main keeper ???

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      FPL are too lazy to change him to a WBA player.

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Only confirmed yesterday, today's Sunday

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Diangana has been a WBA player for the last 4 days. Still listed at West Ham.

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Thats completed different to what i replied to

          2. Coolbean
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            https://www.wba.co.uk/news/diangana-pens-permanent-deal-albion

            Announced by West Brom 22 hours ago. Can you stop whining now.

    2. Vazza
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Doubt it.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No

  10. apprehensivepipe4
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who is best 5.5 Mid?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      ASM, Saka, Shelvey, Diangana

      1. Thia6o
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Norwood for 5.0

      2. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'll add Armstrong to your list

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Oh yeah ! Already have Adams in my team and scared to double up so I’m being u fairly averse to him x

  11. Vazza
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone interested in Doherty and Dier/Davies Spurs defence double up?

    1. Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not Yet!

    2. Thiga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Very interested. On Doherty and Dier currently.

  12. Thia6o
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Thanks to much advise i am now settled on a back line of

    McCarthy
    Egan Bavies KWP TAA--Douglas
    Lock and Load

  13. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Salah probably won't score again till his hair grows back!

    1. Vazza
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Haha!

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You just know he is going to rip you a new one if you do not go with him GW1 🙂

      Then hits galore to get him in GW2...

      Or Auba to Salah hokey cokey's...

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I don't fear any player - particularly one without form or great fixture fun!

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          run*

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I don't fear any player either but it is true about Salah...

          1. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Salah and Kane for me. If i dont have them theyll get a hat trick, and everyone will captain them. And for that to happen in GW1 = tears

  14. Otto8
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What do you guys think about Willian for the first 2 gameweeks? Will he start?

    1. Vazza
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Would rather just have Auba

  15. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A) Kane, Ings, Ziyech
    B) Werner, ings, Son
    C) Kane, werner, Zaha/Barnes

    Which combo would you choose? Currently on A

  16. KnightSlayer
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Might get Callum Wilson how much will he be presume about 7 or 8 M

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      ^.5 should be sufficient in my eyes.

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      6.5

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Gah! I meant that!

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      As a Newcastle striker after a poor season? 6.5 would be my guess.

    4. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      FPL haven't got much in the 7-8.5m range for forwards, but it is Newcastle.

  17. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is anybody going without Trent?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Depends whether I'm forced into shipping Vinagre or TAA doesn't look good in the next England game - right now they both stay

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Me at the moment until we see some improvement in fitness. Going VVD so I can bring in Doherty as well

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yep going with VVD

  18. ivantys
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Thoughts of anyone to sub vinagre? I don't really fancy brighton's defence, maybe matt targett?

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      keep vinagre imo

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Don't get what you mean. Targett won't play GW1

      1. ivantys
        1 month, 20 days ago

        If vinagre isn't nailed, then I can play mitchell in week 1 and 2 onwards rotate/use targett

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Few good options. Poor fixtures for many poor teams.

      Have a good think about whether a player like Egan who has the fixtures might be worth the 0.5

      1. ivantys
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yeah I even thought of downgrading doherty and going triple sheffield defence, but aurier got 8 goal involvements and I expect doherty to at least equal it so it's hard to take him out.

  19. Sancidino
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone knows of a good money private league?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Don't go there mate.

      1. Sancidino
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Had a bad experience? I'm not expecting to win anything, but you could win something even without finishing 10 OR out of 8 mill...

  20. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Saka starting gw1, what do you think?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      40% chance

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Willian got his first pre season minutes yesterday so it’s hard to say. I have no idea why he hasn’t tried Auba St, Willian LW, Saka RW instead of persisting with Nketiah. Hopefully he gives us a clue in presser or I’ll be put off him

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yeah, worried about the Willian minutes. Guess we'll see..

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      75%

    4. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Why does everyone seem to think he won't?

  21. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is Martin WHU No 2 GK or is Randolph?

    Cheers

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Randolph

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers

  22. KnightSlayer
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who are the best right or left backs , besides Liverpool

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Doherty

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Chilwell, Doherty, Digne

  23. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    anyone has a link to Bolasie miss? Apparently miss of the century...

  24. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Too much in defence?
    Mccarthy nyland
    TAA Robbo Doherty 4.5 4.0
    Salah auba Barnes Armstrong soucek
    Werner Adams Davies
    1.0m itb
    Salah to bruno gw2 so I can upgrade barnes/Armstrong/adams

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Makes sense. Nott scared Soucek won’t start?

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Depends is they keep clean sheets.

      Last year early double pool wasnt a great investment because they kept letting in a single goal. That said, they kept up the attacking returns so weren't a disaster.

      It's relatively low risk, high reward imo. But you'll get itchy feet if they don't deliver

  25. Jeremy Corbyn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I’m pretty much set on this one. Does it make sense to you?

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA, Mitchell, Vinagre (Struijk, Taylor)
    Auba, Salah(C), Son, Pereira (Lemina)
    Mitrovic, Ings, DCL

    2.0 itb

    Can get Utd and City in a number of ways, depending on news and performance.

  26. Bumbaclot
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Saiss and Mitchell

    Or

    Vinagre and Dallas?

    1. Winter_is_coming
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vinagre nailed for the beginning of the season, Dallas or any other 4,5 defender will gives your team much needed flexibility if someone injured.

  27. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Surely Havertz must be added soon

    1. Partick Bateman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks like just now at 8.5m

    2. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      8.5

  28. Thia6o
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I know most seem to be doubting the inclusion of TAA in GW1 but for my team there are certain players who i will lock in and leave? He is one of them.

  29. Winter_is_coming
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Considering that Rose doesn't get any pre-season minutes, Ben Davies looks like a safe bet for starter? Sessegnon can play left back in UEL if Mou want to give him a chance.

  30. DierStraits
    1 month, 20 days ago

    RMT

    Ramsdale

    TAA KWP Justin

    Salah Son ASM Pereira Auba

    Werner DCL

    Subs: Nyland Vinagre Taylor Brewster

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not bad. Not convinced by Brewster (not playing, but highly owned), Justin (nailed?), ASM (hyped?). Other than that very good

      1. DierStraits
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Hoping Brewster gets a loan to another PL team if not will have to reconsider. Then for GW3 get in the city and united players.

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Klopp already said he isn't going out on loan for at least the 1st half of the season

      2. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He played heavily in the friendlies, came on in the second half for the U21s. plays again in a few days. Talk is a loan move to the Bladds

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Brewster? Not true - he is not going to be allowed to leave on loan