Pro Pundits - Darren

The Southampton players I’m considering for my ‘big-at-the-back’ FPL team

A Fantasy Premier League veteran of 11 years, Darren Wiles has an incredible track record with three top 1k finishes in the last four seasons.


Unusually for me, I was a little late to the Fantasy Football party this season. All while most managers were busy planning their drafts since the launch, I was busy packing up boxes in the process of moving house. 

I have been desperate to get started and now that mission has been completed, I have finally been able to start planning for Gameweek 1.

It’s easy to see why moving house is widely regarded as a stressful time in our lives but let me tell you…it’s a walk in the park compared to working out how we’re going to get in the Manchester United and Manchester City assets into our teams for Gameweek 2.

So, after registering my team, assessing the fixtures and diving into some data in the Premium Members Area, I now feel ready and equipped to share my current draft along with a few ideas I have.

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1,137 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Grimo2
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Trying to plan transfers out, whilst starting with a strongish team:

    McCarthy
    TAA - Davies - Justin - KWP
    Salah - Auba - Saint-Max - Bissouma
    Kane (C) - Werner

    Bench: Nyland - Mitchell - Greenwood - Davis

    Monitoring Salah to Fernades or KDB, then monitor for GW3 for Kane/Werner performance.

  2. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Soucek price will fall very quick when people want that 0.5m saving. With those fixtures I Think he is a trap

    1. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thats a very valid point

    2. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Is 7% a high ownership? Is that likely to drop off?

      1. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        7 is lower than 8, so I'd say nah.

        But serious, ignore ownership and get who you think score points.

  3. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Pick one

    A DCL Armstrong
    B Adams Maximin/Ceballos/Saka

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

  4. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which is the most nailed Leeds 4.5 defender?

    1. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Im going Dallas.
      Will play him in week 2,3 and 5

    2. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Agreed with Dallas

  5. Toothis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    How many players are you locked in on... Very few for me!

    Mccarthy Nyland
    TAA
    Salah Auba Bruno
    Werner

    Spending the remaining 40m is proving difficult, not least with the 4.5 defenders bouncing in and out of my team... but the main questions are probably

    A) Ings
    Or
    B) 4th midfielder

    C) Mitro
    Or
    D) Adams

    E) Doherty
    F) Dier
    G) 3/4 x 4.5 defenders

  6. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    New post...

  7. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone going without pool defence? They have looked a bit shaky atb since restart.
    Also first 3 fixtures dont really offer cs potential.

    Thoughts??

    1. Ole.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Highest clean sheet % from odds first week. More assist potential than 99% of players in the game..

  8. Ole.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I'm worried about Liverpool's camaraderie, in particular around Salah.

    His best 2 friends at pool were Lovren and Can, both gone. His new best friend is Tsimikas. Seems a bit odd that the new guy is his best friend.

    Klopp professed that he didn't know who will be Salah's friend after Lovren left. Robbo openly claims he prefers Mane. Salah claims he was happy to win the prem but failed to commit to stay at Pool, instead saying who knows about the future.

    I guess im worried about his motivation, as camaraderie is important and self worth is often influenced by your peers.

    1. Ole.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Reposted to new thread

  9. Igor-Stimac
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    RMT!

    McCarthy
    TAA - Walker-peters - Doherty - Lascelles
    Ali - Auba - Saint-Maximim - Salah
    Ings Werner

    Button, Soucek, Brewster, Mitchell

  10. Kloptimus Prime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hi thoughts on this team? 0.0m in the bank

    McCarthy,
    TAA, Egan, KWP, Justin
    Soucek,Salah, Auba, Saint-Max
    Adams,Kane

    Bench: Fernandes, Douglas, Davis

    Thanks

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not bad for Bruno on the bench, confident Justin retains his place with the new signing?

      1. Kloptimus Prime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Justin and Saint-Max are the ones I'm unsure about. Anyone else you think might be a better option at 4.5m and that rotate well with the others?

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Questions left over which 6.0 mid, which 2nd 4.0 def and Davis/Brewster but here she is:

    Ryan
    TAA | KWP | Lascelles
    Salah | Auba | Pereira* | Soucek | Greenwood
    Kane | Werner

    Steer | Mitchell | Johnson* | Davis*

    Mitchell in for Greenwood and 4-4-2 in GW1.

    Once KdB comes in for Salah/Auba I will invest the 0.5 in upgrading one of the 4.0s to a 4.5.

    Thoughts?

  12. Demi
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Still 4 spaces left in my high rollers league this season,

    80 quid buy in, Pay out up to 4th place

    Email: demil1990@hotmail.co.uk if interested.

    1. Boroboy02
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Any places left and if so how many in the league?

  13. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who thinks Havertz plays this GW.

    Its Monday kickoff , Ziyech still a doubt.

  14. Marcus H
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Love the team. But would be interesting to hear about transfer plan for gw2, 3, and 4.
    Will you be getting in any Liverpool players for the CP match? In that case whom goes out/in?

  15. vivak123
      1 month, 12 days ago

      RMT:

      GK: 4.5+4
      TAA-Vinagre-Justin-(Mitchell)-(Struijk)
      Auba-Rodriguez-Saka-Son-Salah
      Werner-Calvert-lewin (Brew)

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

        Wouldnt waste a Poole spot

    • Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who backs up Justin