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

    Sorry, bottomed.
    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.

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

      What about Chelsea MID & Strikers

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

        Wait and see. It's always a trade-off.

  2. Squires FC
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is egan injured?

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I hope not, has he not been playing?

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

      Just saw he has missed two games, maybe Basham is better if no news.

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

      He's on international duty with Ireland

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

    So Wilson to Newcastle is happening. They are also in the hunt for Fraser. Could see Wilson-Fraser team up again. Toony lunes!!

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

      They have their pipe and slippers now!

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

    With the way Jongleurs are playing in pre-season, even the signing of Wilson lacks any wow factor. I can see the team scoring two, in a 2-2 draw, but not many wins this time around. Wilson to suffer successive relegations.

  5. lekalatch
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone else concerned with TAA? Considering starting without him in my team

    1. DierStraits
        1 month, 20 days ago

        See how he goes vs. Denmark then make the call

      • pmletch
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I am slightly but thinking long term

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No

    2. pmletch
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Any 5.5 midfielders outperformed in preseason and look a shot early on?

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

        ASM and Armstrong

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

      Anyone to add to my 6.0-7.0 mid watchlist?

      Barnes (most likely)
      Jota (if he scores again maybe)
      Traore (depends on recovery from virus)
      Pereira (talisman theory)
      Foden? VDB!?

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

        Big man Bowen

      2. The Big Larsbowski
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Think Foden stands out. Im thinking Auba/ASM to KDB/Foden in gw 3

      3. Jekori
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Zaha

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

      Which one?
      A.Antonio/Alli/ASM
      B.Mitro/Son/Soucek

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

        A since soucek wont play gw1

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

        B if Soucek is cleared from Covid 19 test

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

      Tear my latest draft apart pls! What’s the weakest spot?
      Willing to risk it without salah, think auba (C) offer the same upside in first 2gws..
      And I’m aware of risk with soucek

      McCarthy
      Taa Doherty digne Vinagre (4.0)
      Auba asm soucek (Fernandes Reed)
      Kane Werner Adams

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

        Looks great

        Don't like Digne without set pieces

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

          Cheers haven’t really thought of, is james gonna take the setpieces?

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

            Would be very surprising if he didn't

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

        Digne to Saiss & £4m to Davies for 1 x Liv, 2 x Tot, 2 x Wol defence.

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

          Davies nailed? Think sess will get fair amount of minutes

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

            Ben Davies

    6. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Surprised not to see more love for Everton - Rich, Digne, even DCL. They seem stronger.

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

        Digne in my team now.
        DCL a way out of Antonio.

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

        I'm rolling with Digne, think he'll be a top 5 defender this season

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

      Is there any significance behind Foderingham (4.5m SHU GK) having played 90 in the last 2 friendlies instead of Ramsdale?

      1. Ekip
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ramsdale on international duty- England U21

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

          Sweet cheers

    8. RohanVaswani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A) Mcarthy Robertson Wwp Antonio Dcl

      Or

      B) Kepa Gomez Barnes Adams Dcl

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

        A

    9. apprehensivepipe4
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A) Fernandes & Adams

        B) Barnes & Martial

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

          A every time

      • Cheeto__Bandito
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Fraser and Wilson to be reunited at newcastle

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

            Just need to sign Pike, Jones and Mainwaring

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

            I will be VERY intereted in Callum Wilson at anything 6.5m or less

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

              Straight in my team at 4.5.

            2. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              7 and 7.5 I expect

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

                That'd be too much for a Newcastle player IMO - wouldn't want either.

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

                Too much for a Toon striker but also they didn't do well last season. These could be a bargain

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

          Repost

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

          Which combo would you choose? Currently on A

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

            I'd be thinking about Alli too - which doesn't really help 🙂

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

              Werner martial Ali and 0.5itb

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

                I do like this tbf

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Everton offensive lineup looking like:

          Rich - DCL - Rodriguez
          Gomes - Allan - Doucoure

          DCL receiving quite a bit of service

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

            Depending on how/where they price James Rodriguez I may even consider an Everton double up with DCL!

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

              Hold on a second, double Everton attack might be a stretch haha

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

            Linked with Sarr from Watford now aswell. Could be:
            Rich DCL Sarr
            James
            Doucoure Allan

            Jesus.

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

              That's quite the overhaul, just think if they get someone that can actually finish rather than DCL.

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

                Think its just a bit of a confidence issue with DCL, when hes on form he seems to score quite a bit

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

                  That's fair but I hate him and he's dead to me.

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

                    Reasonable, was a huge let down post lockdown. As were Everton as a whole tbh, good beached whale impression

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

              Jesus as well?!

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          How’s this guys?

          McCarthy Nyland
          TAA Vinagre KWP Justin Johnson
          Salah Aubameyang Son Greenwood Bissouma
          Werner Mitrovic Adams

          Thanks

          1. Game of Throw_ins
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Looks good. Double SOU too much imo.

            1. Game of Throw_ins
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              *in defence

        • Strchld
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          No one seems interested Willian?
          Nice first two fixtures and then easy swaip to Chelsea midfielder.

          He is not nailed?

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

            He suffers from the disadvantage of being Willian

          2. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Not a terrible shout. Am punting on alli though

          3. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I keep thinking about Auba, Saka and Willian for the first two weeks....

            Then realising I want to do well, so I change it.

        • Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          havertz 8.5

          1. The Big Larsbowski
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            8.5 ssems very attractive

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

            I'd be on him instantly, except he won't be starting in GW1 so I'll wait.

        • Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Surely with Ryan Fraser potentially coming in, this threatens ASM's game time as they are both left wingers? Anyone thought about that?

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

            ASM is undroppable for them, I expect each will take a spot on either wing. Ideally:

            Wilson
            Fraser - Almiron - ASM

            I may prefer ASM over Armstrong if that business went through.

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah I've got Ings and McCarthy right now and not too keen on a triple up

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

            Fraser can play on either wing, he's right footed. There's no way one would keep the other out of the team, they'll fit them in together somehow.

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks Badge

        • Think
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Any one looking @ NEW / WOL rotation ?
          1 Whu (a)
          2 Bha (H)
          3 Whu (a)
          4 Ful (H)/Bur (H)
          5 Lee (a)
          6 New (H) Wol (a)
          7 Crp (H)
          8 Sou (a)
          9 Sou (H)
          10 Crp (a)
          11 Avl (a)
          12 Wba (H)/Avl (H)
          13 Lee (a)
          14 Ful (H)

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

            Yes Great

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

            Looks very nice but dont trust Newcastle's defence at all

            1. Think
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              They still managed 11 CS

          3. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            For what? Defense?

            I'd probably just prefer to stick with Wolves all the way through.... much better team?

            1. Think
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              You can avoid traditional top 6 clubs.

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

                Yeah I see that, I just don't really like Newcastle at the back..... and it's too much tied up to rotate mid or strikers.

                Wolves were good enough at the back for me to not want to consider Newcastle defenders, personally.

                A 5.0 Wolves defender on the bench wouldn't feel right... if Vinagre is playing he has attacking potential too...

        • Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ooohh Havertz you are tempting me at 8.5 you cheeky devil you

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

          Ryan/Walton the new 8.5 BHA GK option.

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

          Havertz added, 8.5 as expected

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

            Where?

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              The FPL site

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

              Midfield?

              Or if u mean u cant find him then maybe refresh ur page

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

            Incredible price, he played cf for leverkusen and Werner likes to be 2nd striker more than first, he'll end up playing up front a lot imo

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

              that would be insane value

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

              Yes, in my team straight away...

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

              Extremely unlikely, he'll probably play more as a #10

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

                Correct

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

                Either way drifting up front a lot and switching positions with Werner seems likely to me

        • OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Get whom from Chelsea name 3 players

          1. Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Werner, Havertz and Mount to start off with otherwise it would be Ziyech

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Sorry Werner, Havertz and Puli for sure

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

            Cheers

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

          Interesting that Gallagher to Palace hasn’t gone through despite medical etc

          Reasonable chance that he’s been nixed for a Bats loan instead. That would be attractive for fantasy. Zaha Bats looked a really good combo in 2018/19 and he would be great value at 6.0 and would make oop Zaha (if that is what he is) much more attractive

          Likelihood he’d come in just in time for Palace fixture turn too - it’s not a club that rushes its transfer business.

        • Think
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Certainly looking on double chelsea attack because of so many exciting option with value.
          They managed top 4 with strike force of Abraham,giroud & Midfield of Pulisic,Mount,William.
          Only see them improving with spending spree.
          What's your thoughts ?

          1. CelticBhoy1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Agree, currently have Werner and Havertz.. but if Pulsic is fit might switch to him.

            May end up with a Chelsea defender too, If James is nailed could be an excellent option

            1. Think
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yup looking at james but if chelsea plays 4 @ back then Aapi will play RB.

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

          Chelsea assets:

          1. Ziyech 8.0
          2. Puli 8.5
          3. Havertz 8.5
          4. Werner 9.5

          2 & 3 look like the best options/value

          1. Think
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            See above

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

            I wouldn't write off either of the other 2 tho, especially Werner

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

              From a value pov, I think Puli and Havertz will be better. That's not to say Werner won't score but you can get Werner's points and possibly even more for less price. That's why favouring the Chelsea mids. Just hope Havertz starts GW1.

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

                Kinda doubt he will tbh

                1. Think
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Start with Werner and look who settles well from Haverts,Ziyech and Pulisic returning from injury.

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

                    Agree, Lord knows how he fits them all in.
                    Frank roulette will become a term

        • CelticBhoy1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Havertz and Willian

          Or

          Auba and Soucek?

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

            AS

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

            Haverz and Ziyech

        • Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ceballos at 5 anyone?
          Arteta loves him

          1. Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            You know what - I was thinking this yesterday. Doesn't he sit deep though?

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

            Omg no way !!! Apparently he got the 2 assists for Auba vs Villa the other day too. Straight in for saka if there is still doubt surrounding him

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

            if he is nailed he is straight in to my team as a 5th mid

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Trust me he is "nailed" or assured of starting most weeks. Look at how hard the club tried to get him back. And the fact that it is a loan from Real shows they hold him in high regard too.

          4. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Is he priced in FPL? Don't see him listed.

          5. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Got him - looks a decent pick. Good call