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FPL

How to Play Fantasy Premier League – A Beginner’s Guide

Fantasy Premier League is back for another season so Fantasy Football Scout, once again, are here to help.

Perhaps you’ve never played FPL before and have been roped into a mini-league by one of your overly keen friends.

Or maybe you’re one of those die-hard Fantasy managers who needs a complete guide to show your clueless colleagues to make sure they definitely sign up to your mini-league?

Whoever you are, we hope this comprehensive guide tells you all you need to know about FPL this summer.

WHAT IS FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE?

Fantasy Premier League is a game that casts you in the role of a Fantasy manager. You are given the task to pick a squad of real-life players who score points for your team based on their performances in their own matches.

DO I NEED TO PLAY IN A LEAGUE?

The game can be played solo, with managers pitching their team against all other registered managers in the world. However, the more exciting option is to enter your team in a private mini-league with your friends or colleagues.

HOW DO I PICK MY TEAM OR SQUAD?

FPL hands you a £100m budget which you spend on your squad. If you’re new to the game this budget may seem generous but once you take a look at the player list and start selecting, it’s a good bet that it will start getting eaten up pretty quickly. You will find that the most expensive players will be the attacking options in midfield and forward positions.

Your squad will have 15 players in it but only 11 can start every week, it’s up to you to decide which four to leave on the bench. They will only come into your side if members of your starting line-up do not register any minutes.

CAN I CHANGE MY LINEUP ONCE I’VE PICKED IT?

Before the start of the Premier League season, you can make an unlimited number of transfers as long as the value of your squad does not exceed the £100m budget.

However, once the first deadline has passed you are limited to one free transfer per Gameweek. If you do not use it then you will have two free transfers the following Gameweek, although you cannot roll more than two.

You are allowed to make more transfers on top of the free ones, but you will be charged four points for each switch made that is surplus to your allocation for that week.

The deadline for each Gameweek is now 90 minutes before the kick-off time of the first fixture. Normally that’s at 11.00am UK time on a Saturday but there will be Friday night matches and mid-week fixtures too this season.

HOW DO I ALLOCATE MY BUDGET?

In order to maintain a balance in your squad, it is not a bad idea to roughly split your budget evenly across the four different positions: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards. Ideally, you want no more than two premium asset per position and would do well to fill your squad out with cheaper assets who are important to the so-called smaller clubs.

Doing so can reap rewards. Your players will get injuries, suspensions and loss of form and if you take steps to select a more balanced team in terms of cost, you may find it easier to repair any holes. Ideally, you need to aim for a situation whereby one-for-one transfers will be enough to fix any problems you may run into. Investing heavily in one area of the team and then being unlucky enough to run into problems in that area, could leave you with surplus cash that will be wasted without using additional transfers elsewhere in your team.

OKAY, SO WHICH PLAYERS DO I PICK?

As there a large number of players available in FPL there are lots of potentially effective combinations. At the early stage of the season, it’s harder to say which assets will be the most important, but we will always have plenty of content available to help you pick your initial squad and make your transfers now and through the season. So make sure you stick around!

For all of our pre-season coverage so far this summer CLICK HERE.

HOW DO I SCORE POINTS?

There are lots of different ways to score points on FPL, with goals, assists and clean sheets the most important match events. Whoever you pick as captain will score double points in that Gameweek. Below is a grid which details how to score with players from different positions.

ActionPoints scored
Playing up to 60 minutes1
Playing more than 60 minutes2
Each goal scored by a goalkeeper/defender6
Each goal scored by a midfielder5
Each goal scored by a forward4
Each assist3
Clean sheet by a goalkeeper/defender (must play 60+ mins)4
Clean sheet by a midfielder (must play 60+ mins)1
Every three shots saved by a goalkeeper1
A penalty save by a goalkeeper5
Bonus points for the best players in a match1-3

CAN MY TEAM LOSE POINTS?

Unfortunately, there are a few ways to lose points too.

ActionPoints scored
Missing a penalty-2
Every two goals conceded by a goalkeeper/defender-1
Each yellow card-1
Each red card-3
Each own goal-2

WHAT ARE THE CHIPS?

There are four different chips Fantasy managers can use on FPL this season to boost their overall points-score in any given Gameweek. They are:

Wildcard – The Wildcard allows you to make an unlimited number of transfers in a Gameweek without incurring any points hits. You have two of these to use. The first can be used at any point until December 28th, while the second can only be used after that date.

Triple Captain – Normally your chosen captain will score double points in a Gameweek. One week in the season you can deploy the Triple Captain chip to triple his score instead.

Bench Boost – Usually you are forced to bench four of your players but the Bench Boost allows you to, one week a season, add the points from your substitute to your overall Gameweek score.

Free Hit – Just like the Wildcard, this allows you to make any number of transfers you wish without losing points to transfer hits. However, it only lasts one Gameweek; once it is over your old team comes back. This is especially useful for blank or double Gameweeks.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY PLAYERS GET INJURED OR SUSPENDED?

You need to assess and react to injuries quickly. Monitor our injuries and bans table regularly to check on your team and if a player looks to be out for 2-3 weeks consider replacing him as this could well mean a 3-4 game absence given that he’d have to regain his match fitness and place in the side.

If you have players simply not playing you need to look at just how serious an issue this is on a player by player basis.

As a rule, though, it’s something you need to consider acting upon. Even if the player is getting on as a sub or even starting 75% of the first five games, if he has competition for his place or has been rotated, then it’s something you may have to deal with over the entire season. If you have an alternative on your shortlist who is more reliable and scoring well, it might be best to make the change early rather than have one player distract you and have you guarding transfers for the opening few months.

WHEN SHOULD I SIGN NEW PLAYERS FOR MY TEAM?

As for player form, this will fluctuate throughout the season. Keep an eye out for form players but don’t be tempted by one-week wonders who hit a hat-trick and then never follow it up for the rest of the season. Sustained form and proven point scorers are what you’re after. Jumping on bandwagons can often be profitable but only when it’s being pulled by a player who can sustain their form.

There’s certainly a wealth of information to sift through on this website if you’re going to try to stay on top of things. We’ll bring you the information you need on a weekly basis to make informed decisions and there will be enough opinion from us and other visitors to the site to consider. Monitor our team news section week-by-week prior to fixtures and also check out the Scout Notes that we provide after every set of matches. These will point out any significant changes to team line-ups and offer clues on which players have their place under threat at any given time, as well as those players coming into form.


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987 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dimiscooper
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish or ASM ?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bit of a difference in price there.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        & 1 doesnt play wk1

  2. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Jonty made excellent point Son playing out wide and not being so effective when is Kane playing.

    Didnt even consider Alli before scoutcast. Thoughts about having him instead of Son?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That's what I am doing, 1.0 is quite substantial.

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Alli’s in my team. so I guess I’m a fan

    3. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Depends on Kane tbh, he's slow and unfit tbf as much as I saw from his England games. But yes, if his play Son's attacking returns would considerably decrease

    4. Sterling Archer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      i would wait for Alli to show some form, hes been pretty useless.

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He's just touting common lines without actually looking at the stats.

      When Son, Alli and Kane played together for the longest stretch upon Mourinho's arrival GW13-19. The points went: Son - 46, Alli - 44, Kane - 31.

      When Alli plays, Son has more license to attack in behind. All 3 didn't play together much last season. Kane was injured, then Son and then went restart happened Alli got injured. We haven't seen Spurs with their 3 main attacking players together for a long time. I think Son is just fine.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers Camzy. For me, probably only reason to have Alli instead of Son is that 1M difference which would allow me to have Rodriquez instead of Fraser

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Alli plus 1 mil is a great option btw. Ignore the noise. Go with your gut.

      2. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Good analysis. This would lead us to look at Son and even Alli ahead of Kane.

    6. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Aubameyang also plays out wide

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        So does Mane and Salah. Mourinho made the point on sky before taking over at Spurs. That wide positions don’t have to decrease goal involvement. He was referring to Auba art, but it applies to any player playing wide in an attacking 3 or even 4.

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Depends on how the team play/attack, and possession. Arsenal possession stats not that high and Auba often scores through fast breaks.

          Liverpool on the other hand play a high press with a front three and often win the ball back in dangerous positions.

          Mourinho teams typically defensive - hence why Son should be an attractive option and perhaps why Kane is struggling at times. But their build-up play is relatively slow.

          1. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes. I was on Kane due to his form post lockdown. But those stats of all 3 playing together and Kane’s price has shifted me to Alli and Son for now. One is possible a place holder for Pulisic.

            I think Alli can do well this season under Mourinho. Mourinho seems to play him when fit.

    7. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I’m going with Alli and Son and leaving 0.5 in the bank to upgrade Alli to Pulisic. But could as easily downgrade Son to Pulisic and use the funds elsewhere.

    8. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That is common knowledge. Everyone knows this ? Hardly a groundbreaking stat 😆

  3. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    RMT

    McCarthy Nyland
    VVD Robertson Egan Bedna Mitchell
    Auba Salah ASM Lund Bissouma
    Werner DCL Ings

    £0.0

    1. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 14 days ago

      United plan?

      1. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not too fussed on Utd, but Auba>KDB lined up

  4. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    And one more and I'll leave it until the pressers:

    Best DEF at 5.0?

    Ta again 🙂

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      5.0 is an awkward price.
      I'd say Egan/Davies

      1. G Banger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Davies over Diet?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Saiss, Egan, Dier

      1. G Banger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Currently on Egan and Dier

        Any value in changing to a 4.5 + 5.5 you think?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Don’t like the 4.5s much so no

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            There are some decent 4.5s imho. Saliba, Taylor, Justin.

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Saiss, Dier, Davies, Egan, Shaw

  5. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What are the plus points of Justin, seeing him in many teams

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Cheap

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Decent fixtures, that's it.

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good opening fixtures is the main reason. Should squeeze 4 GWs out of him.

    4. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      cheers, lads. I personally wouldn't touch Lei Def anytime soon

    5. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good fixtures, can play either on the right or left, reasonably attacking, cheap.

  6. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What is Liverpool’s midfield three likely to be vs Leeds?

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Fab, Wijnaldum, Keita. Not sure he'll start Hendo or Ox yet.

  7. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Three final decisions to make. They're marginal. Any votes much appreciated:
    1) Son
    2) DeliAli (+1m)

    A) Dier
    B) Davies

    X) Salah
    Y) Mane

    Currently on 2BY
    Cheers!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      2AY

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You think Davies not going to start every game?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Just think Dier has a touch more goal threat to him

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      2
      Can you not use this 1m to upgrade 5.0? (Doherty)
      Salah

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Would rather spend it elsewhere if it's there, I've seen Jose hold back attacking defenders before

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      1BY

      But if that extra 1m can give you doherty instead of davies, I’d rather go 2CY.

    4. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      2
      B
      X

    5. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      BX. First one depends on what you plan to do with the 1m.

      Salah has penalties over Mane. Davies is good with bps and more nailed than Dier in my opinion as they have better competition at CB.

    6. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      thanks all!

    7. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      2AX

  8. Brimble82
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    GW1 punt:
    A) Mane, £4.5m MID (benched) - 442
    B) Son, ASM (playing) - 352

    GW2 Mane/Son > Bruno

    A team:
    McCarthy
    TAA/Doherty/Vinagre/Mitchell
    Auba/Salah/Mane/Soucek
    Werner/Adams
    4.0/Brewster/4.5/4.0

    B team:
    McCarthy
    TAA/Doherty/Vinagre
    Auba/Salah/Son/ASM/Soucek
    Werner/Adams
    4.0/Brewster/Mitchell/4.0

    (In either team - Vinagre

    1. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      ...gets tagged out if sold this week)

    2. 2OLEgend
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

  9. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pick one for long term please

    1. Mitrovic
    2. Callum
    3. DCL

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      2

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      3

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wilson

    4. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      2

    5. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wilson. It allows you to jump on the 6m forwards with ease if needs be.

    6. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Tom Hanks says "Wilson!!!"

  10. cruzex
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Vestergaard is a good option?

    I never saw this player to play..

  11. Jdpz
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How did Kane play for the national team? Was he tired?

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      slow

    2. Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just saw highlights, seemed tired but he also had a sure goal cleared off the line.

      1. jb1985
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        great defending tbh, was a weak shot.

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        How does he manage to look tired in preseason? He isn't even training hard to build up fitness at the moment as he is in national team squad.

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hard to analyse when we played with about 5 defensive mids!

    4. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      There was more energy in a 3rd-day-uncharged 16-year-old's iPhone...

      1. jb1985
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I wonder if the holiday and then having to isolate has messed with his match fitness as he lost out in a weeks worth of training at least.

  12. ManofKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    TAA, Robbo, KWP, ?, 4m

    ? Doherty with 4.5m 5th mid playing Soucek as 4th
    ? Davies/Dier with 5.5 mid and Soucek as 5th

    Keep switching! Any thoughts?

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'm not sold of Spurs Def and Doherty's role in it as of yet, so the cheaper of both would be the better one

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        on*

    2. 2OLEgend
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

  13. hogree
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A. Zaha + Ings
    B. Son + C Wil

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Really tight, but leaning towards A for me.
      Zaha OOP and Ings in good form - season was only a few weeks ago, and scoring a few in pre-season too.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

  14. Lost in fantasy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pls RMT

    McCartney
    TAA Davies Robertson(set and locket)
    Auba Ali Douc 9m(if douc 5.5)
    Adams Werner Martial

    Nyland Mitchell Vinagre Stephen

    Auba to KDB gw3

    Any ideas for a mid at 9m first 2 gw before getting more info about how The Chelsea mid performs.

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Son.

  15. BarryManilows
    1 month, 14 days ago

    As a Leeds fan I’m a bit worried about our team for the upcoming campaign especially when the likes of villa & Newcastle are snapping up players I feel we should have been looking to sign, we need another striker & another cb/ md.
    If we get battered 4-1 on Saturday it will be difficult to overcome regards our confidence.

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Out of interest, how do you think you’ll do against Pool?

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        4-1 by the sound of it.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I think Leeds are a system side which bodes well for them. Teams that are less reliant on individual quality and more reliant on team cohesion and structure tend to do better. See Sheffield United vs Norwich. Norwich arguably had the best players, but those good players in the Championship are blunt swords in the PL. Whereas Sheffield United were built on a strong defensive unit and didn't have a standout attacking player yet they still did well.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Nice analysis

  16. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Have Salah play GW1 and then decide a Bruno transfer
    OR
    Have Bruno (for Salah) on bench

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Depends if you'll captain Salah.
      If captaining Auba, then the extra £1.5m could be handy elsewhere. Salah not essential imo.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I'm defo putting the armband Auba, but Salah at Home with promoted team is what's scaring me, although his ownership is actually not that great at 30%, I expected late 40s

  17. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    a. Doherty, Soucek - bench Davis
    b. Davies, Wilson - bench Bissouma

    McCarthy
    TAA KWP Justin xxx Mitchell
    Auba Saka Salah Zaha xxx
    Werner Martial xxx

    1. 2OLEgend
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

  18. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    B

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      reply fail to the previous post

  19. radawson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Justin
    Salah Auba Son Jota
    Werner Mitro Wilson

    Nyland Lascelles Bissouma Mitchell

    Thoughts on this lot greatly appreciated!

    Generally thinking would be Salah + Auba > Bruno + Sterling/KDB over first 2-3 GWs, then use the change to jump on any new options.

    1. Oh Mane Mane
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Very nice. Haven't seen Jota in many teams but i like it.

  20. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Son vs Alli.
    Have you watched all or nothing ?
    There’s this moment where Jose’s assistant asks Son to be as much as possible in the box when aurier plays higher on the pitch.
    I have the feeling Doherty could really help Son’s output this season even if played wide.

    On the other hand alli is an excellent head player.

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just go with the 2 of them and move one out for a Chelsea asset after the Pool game.

  21. UnluckyXI
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Probably been mentioned but David luiz is out for an 'extended period', Saliba incoming?

  22. Jdpz
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How long does Che Adams have a sure first lineup? And Che Adams or Mitrović?

    1. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Until his first blank, and i'm not kidding.
      Mitrović

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Obafemi won’t sit on the bench every game.

  23. ClothedinSun
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    We're nearly there friends, Saturday can't come soon enough! With that in mind, I need some of your input on my team, is it g2g?

    McCarthy (Ryan)

    Egan, Coady, Dunk, Lascelles (Mitchell)
    Mane, Son, Auba (Grealish, O.Burke)
    Mitrovic, Richarlison, Ings

    Cheers for now!

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I don't think you're quite there honestly.

      Defense is unoptimized. Grealish as your bench choice seems odd and Mane over Salah is a straight up statistical mistake.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        camzy could you elaborate on the Mane over Salah comment?

      2. ClothedinSun
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers Camzy, I probably should say that I'm looking to hold on to my WC for as long as possible this season...

        The defence is set up with this in mind i.e. nailed and relatively consistent.
        Grealish is to come in from GW2 on a similar line of thought i.e. nailed and from there it gives me room to manoeuvre to a 3 man defence and rotate a bit more freely.
        Whilst I'm aware that Salah's stats are better than Mane in some areas, the appeal of half the ownership of Salah compared to Mane is something I'm drawn to.
        Also, MITB means I can switch Ings to Martial from GW2.

        So it's not all unoptimised madness, honestly. Plus, my team is actually made of players I like!

    2. Jdpz
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I like your line-up. Finally someone without Trent. Does Burke have a certain composition?

      1. ClothedinSun
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks friend! It's always a risk going without TAA but that's part of the fun right? 😉
        Burke was touted as one of the best young players in the world a few years ago and I've a feeling that coming back to the PL he might get a second chance to show what he's got... Plus, at 4.5mil I thought he had the added appeal of being a bit of a 'differential' bench filler.

  24. thehodge
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah/Auba/JWP/Alli/Trossard
    Werner/Wilson

    Think I’m locked in. No real solid plan for City or United assets but it was always going to be Auba or Salah sacrificed for them moving forward.

    Was on a premium defence of VVD, TAA and Doh up until now but downgrading one of them offers much more balance to the rest of the team.

    Doesn’t sit right with me having Adams up top with a Southampton midfielder and McCarthy in net. Ings a little too expensive so settling with just a Saints midfielder alongside a complete punt in midfield in the hopes it pays off. Not too many eggs in one basket starting out

  25. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Where can I upgrade?

    McCarthy
    TAA Coady Justin
    Auba Son Willian JW-P
    Richarlison Mitrovic Werner
    Taylor Ward Bissouma

    2.5 ITB

  26. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    (C)...

    A) Salah
    B) Auba

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Auba by a long shot, at least for me.

    2. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

  27. Laalman
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Done tinkering up until pressers, thoughts?

    McCarty
    TAA Davies Justin
    Salah Auba Alli ASM
    Werner Ings Mitro

    Steer Bissouma Taylor Mitchell

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It's ready to await pressers. Not much to dislike there. It's a bit standard, but it's pretty good.

    2. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      We have the same team except your Davies is my Lascelles so that i can do Ings>Martial in GW2

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Arise, Sir Fabbe7!

  28. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hello mates, how my team looks

    Rams nyland
    Marcal taa taylor mitchel justin
    Auba son salah ASM lund
    Werner adams mitro

    A) adams ASM/lund (or) DCL bisouma

  29. Endhey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which one is better?
    a. Bruno + Mitro/other 6.0
    b. Greenwood + Martial

  30. hogree
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Tinkered a bit again, could anyone weigh in on this?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Mitchell - Davies
    Zaha - Son - Auba - Salah
    Motto - Werner - C Wil

    Steer - C Tayl - Bissouma - Buur

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Motto?

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Perhaps it's the football commentator...