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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. fplofagooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Matt Ryan + Kyle Walker-Peters
    or
    Mccarthy + Lamptey

    Don't want 2 from the same team in defence, hence the mix up

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Joss Ackland’s Spunky…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I have A

    3. Hiroku
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Currently on A myself.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why do you not want 2 from the same team? If you think Southampton will keep more clean sheets, get more of them. If you think Brighton will, get them.

      1. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        thiss people are so scared to double up

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Also, Southampton are clearly the team to back.

        They have better defensive stats from project restart by all metrics, and they have objectively better fixtures.

      3. Marmalade Forest
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I’m thinking of a triple double.

        If these three teams keep more clean sheets than others...

    5. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    6. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

  2. Aubamazette
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Very close to my final team, Thoughts?

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Dier Vinagre/KWP (Mitchell) (Fergueson)
    Auba Havertz Alli (Stephens) (Anguissa)
    Werner Ings DCL

    1.0 itb
    Ings --> Martial GW2

    1. Vazza
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Very good team and it’s not something I say too often

      1. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Appreciate it

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Like it a lot cause it's very close to my team. Gone for Doherty in defence and Mount for GW 1 with a bit of cash in the bank to jump on some form player. Very uninspiring bench but to be expected with a very strong and balanced first 11.

      Was on the TAA+Robbo double up too but now not so sure with the fixtures.

      1. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I never find myself using bench players, dont mind having cheap bench as long as 1 or 2 are starters. Still tinkering with Robbo but they are pretty much mids with the attacking potential they have

  3. thepeen555
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    It is once again a coin toss over Salah or Mane. Tbh I might go with the lesser owned of the 2.

  4. Vazza
    1 month, 18 days ago

    How many points is James Rodriguez likely to score in the first 4 gameweeks

    A. 0 - 10
    B. 11 - 20
    C. 21 - 30
    D. 31 - 40
    E. 41+

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      C, but it's a just a roll of the dice trying to guess

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        If he gets 21-30 points in the first 4 weeks I'm buying him now. I don't see it. Still needs to gel, will probably get no more than a cameo in the first GW. First realistic start for James is GW2.

      2. Vazza
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Completely understand. It’s a nostalgia pick for me really given the great things he has achieved in the past

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Nah I get it. I had him for WC fantasy too. Was good value. And he's a good player. But there are too many question marks for me.

          1. Vazza
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Could Greenwood still potentially be a good pick?

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1 point for cameo vs Spurs
      1 point for disappointing 58 min runout vs WBA
      0 points for benched in GW3
      1 point for cameo in GW4.

      3 points 😛

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      C

    5. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  5. Cheeto__Bandito
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) Fraser, DCL, Son
    B) Barnes, Wilson, Alli

    Best option here? B gives 0.5mil for flexibility

    1. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A by a landslide.

      Although I prefer ASM over Fraser.

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Agree with this. A with ASM

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not A unless Fraser is fodder

  6. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    This Buur situation is annoying me. My mind can't decide if I should have him or Mitchell

    1. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not both?

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Don't need both, just looking for the best option

        1. thepeen555
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Probably buur

    2. Joss Ackland’s Spunky…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Have I missed something? Who’s been banging on about Buur?

  7. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Changed it all completely again.... don’t think I will settle until 5mins before deadline 😆

    Johnstone
    James, Justin, KWP, Saliba
    Salah, Auba, Havertz
    Werner, Ings, Wilson

    Button, Lemina, Shaw, Foden

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      That defense is um... ambitious.

      Not a fan. Needs more steady players.

  8. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is James Rodriguez going to be ready for GW1? His stats under Ancelotti are incredible.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He's giving me a huge headache right now

    2. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Has he had a preseason anywhere?

    3. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ancelotti seems to love him, they play on sunday so I would expect so

  9. thepeen555
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Possible Watkins at villa price, 5m?

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Majority earlier were saying 6m

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Haha, never 5m. I'd say he'd be 6.5 at a guess

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You can hope lol

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          It's the hope that kills you...

          1. thepeen555
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Ha ha too true

      2. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Well I can

    3. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      6mil 100%

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah would be more expected. Could be better choice than Mitro

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Agreed. In line with Mitro and Adams as Championship heroes

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      6m would be in line I think. Could be good value.

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah I do wonder instead of Mitro. At least gives another choice

  10. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) Alli, Barnes, Adams B) Armstrong, Son, DCL Best option here? A with 0.5itb for flexibility

    1. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      reply fail

    2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  11. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Deeply unconvinced by this lot - the real stuff must be getting close - I used to be so sure 🙂

    Stuck on 4-4-2.

    Suggestions on the three in caps welcomed. Want Ings but he's negotiable. Both Zaha and St Max give me no confidence whatsoever

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Keane Kwp
    Mo Auba ZAHA ST MAX
    Vardy INGS

    Button Taylor Bissouma Vasilev

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Adams/Havertz/StMax

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ty

        Been pondering that one. If Havertz starts for sure think I'd go there. Zaha is really just a placeholder as it is for a Chelsea 8.5.

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I’m taking a punt on the wonderkid!

  12. In a Rush
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any thoughts on this draft?

    0itb

    McCarthy
    Taa lascelles kwp
    Salah Alli Diangana auba
    Wilson Werner ings

    Steer Mitchell Bissouma Taylor

    Cheers

  13. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Not sure if it's been posted here or not yet. Bernardo Silva went off with a muscle injury playing for Portugal. Also, Mahrez and Laporte tested positive for Covid. Pep apparently is isolating also.

    They might be back for GW2 but hardly ideal preparation.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      All the more reason to just avoid City until GW3 at the earliest.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Foden's indiscretions another annoyance for them to deal with.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hasn't Pep already had it?

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I think he is coming back from Spain which means he has to self-isolate/quarantine.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Ah that makes sense - he was in Barcelona not long ago. Seems odd planning to say the least.

  14. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Different crowd..:) Finally think im getting there

    McCarthy

    TAA/VVD/Bertrand

    Son/Auba/ASM/Havertz

    Adams/Werner

    (4.0/Mitchell /Bissouma/Martial)

    Benching Martial and saving my ft to make 3 changes for gw3 if needed.

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Strong. Martial is a player I like, but funds are tight.

    2. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I like, Bertrand punt could pay off

  15. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Callum Wilson is tempting. As some say Mitro could be rotation risk.

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      why mitro is a rotation risk?
      he was nailed last season and scored 27 goals

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That’s what another poster said. It’s news to me too.

        1. XABI 15
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          he is 100% not a rotation risk

    2. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      New Aston villa guy could be the go to man instead. Just has to pass his medical

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        26 goals last season and played for Smith at Brentford. Could be good pick..

    3. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      che adams?

    4. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mitro is not Rotation Risk!

      If you like Wilson better- pick him but not because Mitro will rotate.

      Mitro will probably have the most shots on goal, most shot in the 6 yard box and play 36+ games.

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers. Prefer Mitro, due to fixtures and 0.5m cheaper. Glad to hear he’s not a rotation risk.

  16. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Please give thoughts on how likely these will be to start / nailed through season

    A) R James

    B) Justin

    C) Saliba

  17. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I’m looking for some stats. Can anyone help me out?

    There’s a lot of talk about “Big at the back” because £6m+ defenders outscore midfielders at the same price point. This calculation of £7m Def Vs £7m Mid is an incomplete assessment because the real calculation needs to be:

    £7m Def + £4.5m Mid
    Vs
    £4.5m Def + £7m Mid

    Does anyone know of any article / statistic that looks at this?

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Shhh don’t tell them

    2. mcginnntonic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      why’s that the correct calc? out of interest

      1. mcginnntonic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        ahh just made sense to me now.

    3. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not necessarily as you would be starting your 7m player every week with your 4.5 on the bench

    4. FencoFantasy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not sure that calc would make sense as it assumes you would be starting a 4.5M mid - If I was going to take Robertson as my defender for example, I'm probably more likely to play 4-3-3 instead of 3-4-3 in which case I'd be playing a 7M defender + 4.5M defender with a 4.5M mid on the bench. 4.5M + 7M defenders > 7M midfielder + 4.5M defender.

      1. DavidKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        But then if this is the case, why would it not be a 523?

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I haven't worked this all out mathematically, but here's one thought:

          Suppose in the hypothetical 5-2-3, all the midfielders and forwards are in higher price brackets (8.0 and above) that don't compete directly with defenders.

          If I think all of the 5 most desirable remaining players are defenders, I should choose a 5-2-3.

          If I think 4 of them are defenders and 1 is a midfielder, I should choose a 4-3-3.

          If I think 3 (or less) of them are defenders and 2 (or more) are midfielders, I should choose a 3-4-3. (Recognizing that 2-5-3 is not legal.)

          It's not likely that ALL of the 5 most desirable remaining players (based on value or whatever other criteria) are defenders. There are usually one or two great value players in the attacking positions.

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      100% this.

      Also needs to factor in benching of the 4.5m mid and the fact you can play both the 4.5def and 7m mid at the same time

    6. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’m going 3 Pool defenders, against all the advice. I feel it’s the best strategy, can’t be convinced otherwise.

    7. DavidKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hearing a lot of strategies and opinions, which is obviously cool, but does anyone have any data to back this up?

      Would love to see some pairings evaluated properly.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Interesting. I don't see how they use it to select anything other than the team with 28m in the bank, though. Comparing every defender to a 4.0 with 0 points gives an unfair advantage to cheaper players.

        We should probably use this, like NICE does:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incremental_cost-effectiveness_ratio

        Probably starting from the best 4.5 defender since the 4.0 options this year are basically nonexistent.

    8. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      In short, this is a problem because a 4.5 mid is a minimum-priced player, whereas a 4.5 defender is not.

      Actually, in most cases a 7.0 defender should be compared to a 7.5 mid because those are both 3.0 over the minimum.

      If you are only planning to play one of the two players, I'd argue the appropriate comparison is
      7.0 def + 4.5 mid
      vs
      4.0 def + 7.5 mid

      If you are planning to play both, then it's much more complicated because you probably shouldn't include any minimum-priced players in the calculation. In general, the higher the mid is priced (unless you'll captain him often), the more likely I would be to suggest downgrading that player to upgrade your defence. That's because higher-priced mids usually provide a fairly low points per million unless you captain them.

  18. Vazza
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Could Greenwood still potentially be a good pick..?

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why not ? I think he is real value.

  19. SIGGYMETIMBER
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Podence looking likely to start?

    1. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yeah, I thought he could be a good pick

  20. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best Spurs attacker (price no issue)

    Kane or Son?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Kane I guess, but price is always an issue.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Kane

      Central and Mou seems to be pushing him further forward - does like a big man up top. Decent record in restart.

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Son because of preseason

    4. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Currently on Kane but seeing loads of teams with Son making me have 2nd thoughts!

    5. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Perhaps both. But hard to fit both in, Kane was a monster after restart.

  21. gonzalocampos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    RT my team please:
    McCarthy
    TAA - Vinagre - Justin
    Salah (C)) - Aubameyang - Son - Havertz - Soucek
    Werner - Mitrovic
    Nayland - Mitchell - Taylor - Davis

    Plan is moving Salah to Fernandes GW2, then Auba to KDB GW3 and get Salah back on GW4 vs Aston Villa.

    1. mcginnntonic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      no way you can plan for 4 weeks lol. don’t count on it

  22. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    never ask for a RMT but would love to know thoughts..

    mccarthy / nyland

    trent / walker peters / lascelles / mitchell / (c.taylor)

    salah / auba (c) / asm / havertz / (greenwood)

    werner / dcl / (brewster)

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Looks good.

  23. mcginnntonic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    a) ASM and play 4-3-3
    b) 5.5m def and play 5-2-3

    1. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      asm great value imo

  24. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Mates do we think Havertz starts GW1? What about Ziyech?

    Think they are good options to start or wait until GW3?

    1. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      havertz yes ziyech no

  25. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Havertz worth it?

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yep

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not right, wait and see

  26. The Pesci challenge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any good?
    McCarthy
    VVD, kwp, Justin, Doherty
    Son, salah, auba, ASM
    Werner, Ings

    1. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      vvd is an interesting differential. looks good

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      need TAA

      TAA + Davies instead of VVD + Doh

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah it’s option but those first few Liverpool fixtures are ok but Davies is woeful whereas Doherty could bag bigger points in the long run. I’m thinking I can get away with VVD if the difficult fixtures and with the salah to Bruno money left over when the fixtures turn better I can then bring taa in. If you don’t get any attacking points for taa you start to wonder why you brought him in for the million more

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Would prefer Ryan over McCarthy as you have KWP

  27. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    The tinkering never seems to stop! A or B medium to longer term for you?

    A) Werner | Greenwood | Pereira/JWP

    B) Ings | Son | ASM

    Thanks

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks

  28. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    never ask for a RMT but would love to know thoughts..

    mccarthy / nyland

    trent / walker peters / lascelles / mitchell / (c.taylor)

    salah / auba (c) / asm / havertz / (greenwood)

    werner / dcl / (brewster).

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’d wait on havertz

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You must have held back quite a bit of cash. I would start with Alli or Son and wait to see on Harvetz Where plays etc

      1. OBAMA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        greenwood bench

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Ah missed that. Still would start Alli/Son over Harvetz to start season

  29. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Do you rate Alli as a good option to start?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Could be

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes if plays in no 10 position off Kane and not too deep

  30. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone looking at Mount for the first few GWs?

    Pulisic out, Ziyech knock, and Lampard's favorite should mean he should get the start right? Was he quarantining lately?