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Can new Everton signing Allan improve the Toffees’ FPL clean sheet prospects?

Everton completed the signing of Allan (£5.5m) from Napoli a week before the start of the 2020/21 campaign, with the Brazilian putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.

The central midfielder will be reunited with Carlo Ancelotti, who coached him for 18 months in Serie A.

While the subsequent capture of James Rodriguez (£7.5m) has perhaps overshadowed it, Allan’s move to Merseyside is still worthy of note from a Fantasy perspective.

The 29-year-old Brazil international likely won’t attract much interest in Fantasy Premier League himself, it should be said: a total of 12 league goals in a career spanning more than a decade is a strong indicator on that front.

The ex-Napoli man only once registered more than five assists in a single season in his eight-year stay in Serie A, meanwhile.

But it’s his potential impact on other Fantasy assets from Everton that we’ll be examining here, a topic that is perhaps even more pertinent given that Ancelotti’s troops sit near the top of our Season Ticker until December: the Toffees face all three newly promoted clubs and five teams who finished tenth or below in the Premier League last season in the first 11 Gameweeks of the new campaign.

PLAYING STYLE

A combative, all-action central midfielder, Allan was a much-needed capture for Everton given their woes in the middle of the park in 2019/20.

The sale of Idrissa Gueye and long-term absence of Jean-Philippe Gbamin (£5.0m) left the Toffees desperately short of defensive shields last season and Ancelotti’s persistence with a 4-4-2 only added to the problems, with Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.0m), Andre Gomes (£5.5m) and Tom Davies (£5.5m) all failing to convince when they were used in a two-man central midfield.

The immobile Sigurdsson especially isn’t suited to such a deep role in the middle of the park, while it’s no coincidence that Gomes’ form suffered without a Gueye-type anchor alongside him.

It soon became blindingly obvious that reinforcements would be needed in the engine room, especially if Ancelotti was to continue with his preferred formation.

He may not be exactly the same type of player as Gueye but Allan nevertheless fits the bill, with the player himself describing his playing style upon signing for the Toffees:

A strong part of my game is marking and the desire to go in to win absolutely every ball.

That is definitely a differential in my game and I believe with my desire I can put in really good performances to win over the fans.

I’ve been very competitive since I was a child; always wanted to win.

Everything we do in midfield and defence – winning a 50/50, winning a tackle or a one-on-one, clearing the ball – a lot of the time it’s like scoring a goal.

In the game, sometimes these things are very important.

At times it all seems so natural but a tackle, winning a one-on-one, clearing a ball; if it’s quite a tight game, we celebrate as if it’s a goal.

That’s about dedication and giving everything on the pitch.

Ancelotti said of his new recruit, meanwhile:

I think Allan is a fantastic player, he has fantastic energy and quality in midfield. I know him very well and he knows me.

Our supporters will love him because he plays with a lot of passion. He is a fantastic signing for us.

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.

For sure, with Allan we are going to improve.

THE HISTORY

Born in Rio de Janeiro in January 1991, Allan’s senior career began in earnest with Vasco de Gama in his homeland.

After making 51 league appearances (without scoring) for the Brazilian outfit, Allan made the move to Udinese in July 2012.

Swiftly becoming a regular in Francisco Guidolin’s overachieving side, Allan spent three seasons with Il Bianconeri – helping them to a fifth-place finish in the first of them – before Napoli won the hotly contested race for his signature in July 2015.

His first three years in Naples were spent under Maurizio Sarri, with Allan very rarely used at the base of the midfield.

Rather, he was more commonly operating in the sort of role we saw N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) in during Sarri’s season-long stay at Stamford Bridge, playing to the side of a ball-playing ‘regista’ – namely Jorginho (£5.0m) – in a 4-3-3.

His attacking returns rose modestly as a result but, following Ancelotti’s appointment as Sarri’s successor in July 2018, the Brazilian was tasked with a more disciplined role in the central midfield two of a 4-4-2 – a system he may again be operating in on Merseyside.

Allan arrives in England off the back of his worst season in years.

A stop-start campaign that was littered with fitness issues ended badly, with Ancelotti sacked in December 2019, Allan falling out with new coach Gennaro Gattuso and losing his place, and Napoli slumping to their worst finish (seventh) in over a decade.

Allan in Serie A
SeasonStartsSub AppsGoalsAssists
2012/1333305
2013/1430303
2014/1533215
2015/1632335
2016/17191016
2017/1832645
2018/1928513
2019/2016721

Source: whoscored.com


Belatedly making his international debut in November 2018, Allan has been capped nine times by Brazil at the time of writing.

ALLAN V OTHER EVERTON MIDFIELDERS

Allan in Serie A
SeasonTackles won per 90 minsInterceptions per 90 minsClearances per 90 mins
2015/163.51.20.4
2016/173.91.40.8
2017/183.40.90.4
2018/193.61.30.9
2019/203.51.10.7

Source: whoscored.com




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1,314 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on this GW2 team:

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Taylor
    KDB Bruno Haverz Greenwood JamRod
    Werner Wilson

    4.0 gk KWP Brewster 4.0 def

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Take it as going without Salah in GW1

      And, in GWs that you would be needing Salah for his captaincy vs Villas and Fulhams, how would you get him back without taking a hit and losing a possibly in-form mid-priced player like harvetz or Greenwood?

      This is the reason I am hating to lose Salah's spot as it would be difficult to get him back

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Have to decide between Auba or Salah for GW1- can only have one

    2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Good team. But is it worth wildcarding so early?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        For me it is, but others not.

    3. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No Auba could be fatal. I'm going KDB from GW3

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Should have Auba GW1 and then captaincy will go to Bruno for 2-3

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      WC right?

      We’ll know about Wolves by then so Saiss might be good. But overall prefer Egan Keane or Spurs right now

      I’d have Martial over Werner - that double up seems unnecessary.

      Personally I’d redistribute Greenwood into better defence and a fifth mid type. United fixtures are very ho hum after GW4 and he feels much the least of their attackers while he’s left out wide playing off 0 XG.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        WC yup

        5.0 could be Egan or Dier as well, just like the Wolves fixtures from 4-7

        Will consider the Martial and Greenwood ideas. If Werner blanks first GW I may switch to Martial to avoid a potential Werner price drop.

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Not bad I like it.

      Not sure about Saiss as the new signing Marcal can play LCB.

      Also would like Martial or DCL in there for Wilson maybe by downgrading Greenwood/James.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Saiss does seem vulnerable this season so will watch carefully how Wolves set out GW1 - think Marcal is more a LWB until Jonny returns though

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Marcal actually played LCB for his previous team and Wolves are looking to add Telles as LWB.

    6. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Why not consider that team from GW1 and play KWP and your 4.0 defender and save your WC?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Three of the mids don’t start and James might be eased in first game. I don’t seem to value the WC as highly as others do though.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          That’s your call then. Could be gold. Could flop.
          I used it in GW2 the year Leicester won the league with great success but every season is different.

    7. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Be a very settled team, can you rely on only 1 sub though?
      Im trying to get that second sub, even if its Bissouma

  2. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I've opted to drop TAA to spread the funds over my defence. Planning a mix of 433 and 343 to start. (442 GW1)

    McCarthy
    Doherty / Saiss / Mitchell / Justin
    Auba / Salah / Ziyech / Soucek
    Werner / Mitrovic

    Button / Digne / 4.5 / Martial

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Could work nicely over the first 3-4 GWs

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Digne feels very expensive given he might well lose set pieces to James - go cheaper at Everton

      1. PartyPooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Im also looking at Everton defence now. Holgate the only 4.5. Is he an option? Or not nailed?

      2. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Very good point. May opt for Tierney and bank the 0.5

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Everton fan suggested Keane to me as nailed and with some goal threat. Quite like Everton defence for fixtures and improved midfield.

  3. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Can I get a RMT pls?

    McCarthy/Martinez
    VVD, BDavies, KWP*, Mitchell, Taylor
    Auba, Salah, Son, Ceballos, Hendo*
    Mitro, Ings, C.Wilson

    2.0ITB

    * KWP could be Justin
    * Hendo could be Soucek if guarranted a GW1 start

    Any feedback appreciated, good or bad 🙂

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Would rather have TAA/Robbo over VVD.
      Don't like C. Wilson.
      What are plans with 2 ITB? ManU/City players?

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I would rather lose one of the 6.0 striker spots, go for a premium defender and play 442

  4. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    3 days to go and I am happy with this and can go ahead 🙂

    McCarthy - 4.0
    TAA - B.Davies - Lascelles - C.Taylor - Mitchell
    Salah - Auba - ASM - JWP - Bissouma
    Kane - Werner - Mitrovic

    Kane has potential with his post-break performance but is also easy downgradeable to anyone (Martial / Vardy / Jimenez for their nice run of fixtures from GW3) with funds allowing to swap ASM/JWP to Havertz or any other MID.

    Thoughts..? 🙂

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Have a very similar team. Gone with ings and alli over kane and jwp for now. Both options cost the same, might change it around later though.

  5. Better Call Paul
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Nyland or steer who will start for villa? Currently on Nyland but steer player recent friendly against arsenal?

    1. Schliegs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Excellent Q

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Villa will have new GK

  6. SpagBol
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Hey guys,

    What do you think of this latest draft?
    Cheers !!
    ____________________________________________
    Ryan
    TAA Dier Saiss Justin Lascelles
    Salah Auba Alli Saka
    Werner

    Button | Bissouma Brewster Martial
    ____________________________________________

    PLAN:
    - Play 3-4-3, GW2, field Martial

    GW2 --> Salah to Fernandes + Brewster to Mitrovic/Adams/Watkins
    GW3 --> Auba to KDB/Sterling

    1. Schliegs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A man with a plan, i like it.

  7. Schliegs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Which do you prefer and why

    Team 1

    McCarthy
    Digne R.James TAA Walker-Pieters
    Auba Salah Son ASM
    Werner Mitrovic
    (Ryan Bissouma Davis 4m def)

    Team 2

    McCarthy
    TAA Walker-Pieters Egan
    Salah Auba Son ASM
    Mitro Ings Rcharlison
    (Nyland Justin Taylor Bissouma)

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Team 2 as more flexibility.

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I like the Reece James pick. If he nails that spot that is

  8. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Think I've cracked it.Gives a chance to play almost any formation other than 5 man midfields. Greenwood benched for GW1

    Ryan
    TAA Robertson Bavies KWP
    Salah Auba ASM
    Werner Adams Mitro

    Walton; Ayling, Gordon, Greenwood

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Looks very sound. Plan for Greenwood if Sancho is bought?

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Can swap to for example J. Rodriguez. Not too worried about Sancho at the moment cause he most likely wouldn't start in a few weeks even after bought.

        1. Better Call Paul
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Sancho will start if bought 100%

  9. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    People sleeping on Harvey Barnes @7.0??
    6 goals 10 assists last season. Good fixtures in first 5.
    Thoughts??

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Have you seen the injuries list for Leicester?

      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yes i have. The injuries are in defence.
        Madisson could play.
        The fixtures are better than even Spurs.

    2. Live Lad
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I am not. I'm getting him/ Zaha. Or Maddy if fit.

      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Barnes does have better fixtures to start with. Zaha not so. Although zaha is oop

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'm going with Vardy. No double up

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      2 assists and 4/5 benchings in restart says no

  10. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Soo WHO will be the go to cheap value picks early from the promoted sides?

    Who are playing as fullbacks @ Leeds?

  11. Adambailey7
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Richarlison or DCL?

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      dcl

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      James

  12. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Choose:

    A) Dier or Davies
    B) Saiss or Coady (Marcal can play LCB)
    C) ASM or Saka
    D) Antonio or Nketiah (GW1 punt only)

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A
      Coady
      ASM
      Antonio

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Davies
      Saiss
      ASM
      Antoniooooooo

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Cheers guys!

  13. MAXIMIN EFFORT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    McCarthy | Steer
    TAA | Doherty | Webster | Taylor | Buur
    Auba | Salah | Rodriguez | Soucek | Reed
    Werner | Ings | Adams

    Rate or hate, guys?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Is Webster nailed - what's happening about Ben White?

    2. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Looks decent. I wouldn't start with Rodriguez though. Maybe start with Zaha / Barnes?

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Why is michael keane cheaper than mina?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Good question. He does get the occasional goal and if Everton tighten up, as they should, then he's quite a good prospect. More nailed than Holgate?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Nah, he's priced 0.5m out of contention, same as the 5.5 Spurs defenders.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Keane @ 5.0 isn't unreasonable I would say.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            No, I mean Mina

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Yeah - agreed there. Mina @ 5.0 would have been very good (injuries apart)

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          You don’t rate the cs chances then early on? Was hoping better midfield would change things around. Very tidy fixtures

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 16 days ago

            I do personally, the ball winning of Doucoure and Allan should do wonders and the opening fixtures are very good for clean sheets. May go with Keane myself.

  15. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    So Many James Rodriguez drafts. Set to start from week 1 onwards??

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I think very unlikely

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Too early for me. Need to see what position he's playing.

    3. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      He’s exciting but a wait and see for me.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Prob not but could well start GW2 at home to WBA

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I've taken a punt as I was off Alli. If he sits out GW1 I've got KWP to step up off the bench.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Love it!

  16. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Mané Salah and Auba and transfer one of the Liverpool guys out for Bruno.

    Do you think that’s a good punt?

  17. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Don’t know much about Rodrigo. Likely to play alongside Bamford or competing? Worth considering over mitrovic?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Just checked his record last season - 4 goals in 27 it’d appear!

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Make it 6.5 and go Wilson. But wouldn't let go of Mitro for Rodrigo.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      He misses many shots - Leeds have poor fixtures

    4. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks all

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      With their opening fixtures, it's worth observing for a bit.

  18. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Think ill risk with this no bench at all wg1

    Mcarthy, (Nyland)
    Taa, Kwp, Justin, Mithcell, Johnson
    Havertz, Salah, Mane, Auba, (Greenwood)
    Mitrovic, (4.5, 4.5)

    Gw2 Salah/Mane to Kdb

  19. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    RMT please

    Ryan
    TAA, Davies, Justin, KWP
    Salah, Auba, Son, ASM
    Werner, Ings

    Bench: Button, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis

    GW2 - Ings to Martial

  20. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Hows this?

    Mccarthy - 4.0
    TAA - Justin - KWP - Burr - Mitchell
    Salah - Auba - Son - ASM - Bissouma
    Werner - Ings - Mitro

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Nice. Similar to mine, see above. Don't know about Bure though.

      1. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Burr*

  21. Shineonme
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I see there are a few team selection prediction sites predicting Aub won't start agaisnt fulham. I havent heard nothing has anyone else?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      first i've heard

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Could it be to do with his contract, has he actually signed yet?

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Bombshell if true - just switch to Salah if so, but I doubt it.

    4. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      My God, the only nailed player in my squad. Haha

  22. shady4revr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    RMT
    Traore/Traore
    Traore Traore Traore Traore Traore
    Traore TraoreTraore Traore Traore
    Traore Traore Traore

    Thanks in Traore.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Its crap.

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'd change the goalkeeping position. Maybe pogba in for Traore.

  23. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Most popular transfers for wk2 will be blanking premiums who have a bad fixtures to Utd players.

    Chelsea and Liverpool players beware.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      IF they blank that is, even an assist for a Werner will be enough for positive transfers imo

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Selling Chelsea attackers will most likely end in tears or scrambling to get them in GW3.

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        For wk3 I want Chelsea, united and wolves.
        Can’t have them all though!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Would really like Podence or Jota to become options. Tough to fit in Jimenez.

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      But at least with LIV defenders you've already factored them in for the long haul. Salah and Mane - could be different. You're right about the Chelsea boys though.

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      My Liverpool premiums are going nowhere unless lightning strikes twice and Alisson gets nobbled again.

      I'm avoiding Chelsea's likely bodged-together attack in GW1 and will get the survivors in 2 or 3 weeks.

  24. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What do people think about going big at the back and this kind of midfield? I agree it looks bad on paper, but if solid budget mids appear they're only two transfers away.

    Midfield:
    12.0 12.0 6.0 // 5.0 4.5

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I have gone close to that.

    2. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Looks fine if you're happy to be patient with the back line. It's easy to panic when you don't get cleansheets, whereas you probably wouldn't panic if a 6.5 mid only got 2-3 points for a couple of weeks.

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Good point! Downgrading a striker would be the way to get in a performing mid i reckon

  25. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Any NoFoMo and NoTimo gang here?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      NoFoMo from next week.

      Could be 15-30 points behind 30-40% of FPL if Mo hauls and I don't own him.

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      NoFoMo all the way 🙂

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Will do a switch from week 2 to Bruno and then the following week Salah back in for auba

      Auba at his best didn't match Salah at his worst, even if you give him midfielder points for last season

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I got no Mo and no Timo. Who's Fo?

  26. Bad Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 16 days ago

    First RMT request ever. Have tried to move away from the template. Please be kind.

    Ryan (Walton)
    Egan, Davies, Dier (KWP, Buur)
    Armstrong, Zaha, Auba, Salah (Bissouma)
    Kane, Wilson, Vardy (c)

    0 ITB

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Good t

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        -eam. Just the no TAA I personally don't like

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Perfectly good team. Like the Kane, vardy and zaha picks. Don’t like the lack of taa. But could well work out fine.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Put Wilson in defence and that’s very nearly the team I’ve just moved off. Like it.

      Play KWP week 1 anyway and that double defence doesn’t thrill me. Other options at 5.0

      1. Bad Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thinking Tottenham defenders will be good value over the season. What are the other good options at 5.0?

        Playing KWP in GW1 would nullify the Zaha punt.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Have been looking at Keane (good early fixtures and improved midfield) and Egan and Saiss are options.

          See your point about Zaha and KWP. Fair hedge if you play KWP - Zaha must have very high chance of GI

    4. Better Call Paul
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Vardy and Kane up top is different I feel both will get points GW1

      Lack of TAA could be costly especially if Liverpool many goals in the first few ganes

      1. Bad Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks! Getting in TAA would ruin the balance of this team. Counting on Liverpool taking some time to get going.

  27. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    How many risky Punta is your personal max?

    When planning my squad I have to remind myself that it’s ok to have a watchlist. Not starting with someone like James Rodriguez, who has potential but could flop, doesn’t mean you are locked out of transferring him in if he hits the ground running.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      1 and it's Alli

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Early doors you can have many. Most will be wild adding within 3-4 game weeks anyway

  28. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    *Punts.

    1. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Reply fail to myself. What a day lol

  29. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Ceballos nailed? Thanks.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yes but you shouldn't get him

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Any other decent 5m options besides soucek?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          none

  30. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Havertz to start GW1?

    Currently got him over Alli as I think I'll want him long term.

    1. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I think he will appear at least. I’m willing to take the risk.

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Giru
      Werner Mount CHO
      Kante Kova

      they may line up like this and Kai to come off bench for GW1

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Isn't Kova suspended?

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          ah right! Jorginho to start then

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Isn't Mount self isolating?

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A doubt

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Exactly my thoughts. At worst it's a 1 pointer and a drop to 8.4 ....... have we got the mettle to hold?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I think we do. Alli could blank first 2 games easily too. Also he has such low ownership that he might even fall in price.

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Debatable - think ziyech/puli injury & kova suspension helps him start

      But becomes a lot more difficult to guess when ziyech is fit

      Lamps surely has to bed them and in over time