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The best goalkeepers and defenders for Sky Sports Fantasy Football

With less than a week to go, the time is now to decide on which defenders will and will not make your Sky Sports Fantasy Football backline.

Goalkeepers and defenders are an integral part of any team, but they have become increasingly important in the art of Fantasy Football, and even more so in Sky Sports Fantasy Football.

Rewinding to the 2018/19 campaign, I reported that there were five defenders among the top 10 point-scorers in the game, but fast forward to last season, and there were four goalkeepers and defenders combined who achieved the same feat, those being Dean Henderson and the Liverpool trio of Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk.

There are some potential bargains, and there are some which will come out of the woodwork, but two, or three of these five defensive players should be at the heart of your consideration when building your starting XI.

John Egan – £7.2m

Claiming an impressive 146 Fantasy Football points in his debut season in the Premier League, John Egan was value-for-money during Sheffield United’s successful campaign. Even with an increased price tag of £7.2m, he comes in as one of the cheapest assets in defence who started the majority of games last season.

This is reflected in his selection percentage, which currently stands at 11.75%. The price caters to accommodate those bigger players in defence, but at one of the value or budget picks, you will not go too far wrong with Egan, a solid defender who kept 13 clean sheets last term, scoring twice and picking up two man-of-the-match awards too.

Virgil van Dijk – £10.9m

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For the second season in succession, Virgil van Dijk recorded the most points out of any of the defenders, and of any player in Sky Sports Fantasy Football, despite racking up 31 points less (268) than he did in 2018/19 (299). This does still equate to 7.1 points per game, a fitting average for the most expensive defender, his price inflating to £10.9m for the new season.

It does not seem to have put many off, with van Dijk making it into 32.37 per cent of Fantasy Football teams. With 15 clean sheets, five goals, and hitting tier two passing bonus points (70+) on 21 occasions last season, it seems that even £10.9m is not beyond the extreme to have the Dutch skipper in your side.

With just four games to navigate before the Overhaul (unlimited transfers within the £100m budget for a set period of time), van Dijk looks a good route to get your season off and running emphatically, starting with new boys Leeds on Saturday, despite Chelsea and Arsenal following afterwards.

Nick Pope – £6.7m

The Burnley stopper registered a whopping 215 Fantasy points last season, just three behind Dean Henderson, who topped the charts. Nick Pope kept 15 clean sheets, just the one behind Ederson who claimed the Golden Glove. He has since earned an England call-up off the back of his solid performances between the sticks.

Burnley’s ever-resolute defence only let in 50 goals last campaign, and this level of consistency is expected to continue next year. After a tough trip to Leicester on the opening day, Burnley face Southampton and Newcastle before the international break.

Pope tallied tier one bonus points (three or more saves) on 15 occasions and tier two (five or more saves) six times, so even when clean sheets may be hard to come by, there will still be averages coming in from your number one.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – £10.6m

Trent Alexander-Arnold finished fourth in the Sky Sports Fantasy Football charts last campaign with 245 points. He made double figures with assists for the second consecutive season, ending on 13 from that department. Trent cruised his way to the Young Player of the Year award, and is set for another enjoyable term in the red of Liverpool.

Perhaps it is the fact that the English full back comes into the game £0.3m cheaper than his teammate Virgil van Dijk is the reason behind a higher selection percentage, which stands at 37.07 per cent. Will Alexander-Arnold make it into your starting XI for the opening day?

Kieran Tierney – £8.1m

We really started to see the best of Kieran Tierney towards the back end of last season, and the Scotsman played his part in Arsenal’s FA Cup final success. With a pre-season under his belt, he should be fit and raring to go ahead of the new campaign.

His statistics may not look the most promising, but his ability to get down the flanks and right to the byline before delivering inch-perfect crosses should account for an upturn in assists from defence. As well as this, Arsenal’s defence should (should) be a bit more solid and sturdy with William Saliba coming back from his loan spell and the introduction of Gabriel, so clean sheet points could be easier to come by.

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2,968 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Is this too much SOU? Would like Wilson instead of Mitro but not sure about the NEW double up.

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA Egan KWP (Taylor Mitchell)
    Salah Auba Son ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner Adams Mitro
    1.5 ITB

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Southampton could be the value team this year. Hope they do well.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yes, I think they'll be a mid-table side, but a few of their players are nicely priced, enabling better selections elsewhere. I actually had 3 until yesterday when I brought Doucoure and Wilson in, leaving only the keeper.

        But I have had in my drafts, McCarthy, KWP, JWP, Armstrong, Adams and Ings - not all at the same time of course!

        The draft is very good. Do you have a plan for the 1.5m itb? You could use it to strengthen the defence, but I suspect it's for Son > Bruno.

        1. Bleh
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks, yeah it’s a tough one ‘cause they have some good options! Keen to keep at least one of McCarthy/KWP but not sure who to swap the other out for? Ryan’s fixtures aren’t great and none of the other 4.5 defs appeal. 1.5 ITB is for Bruno correct.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I don't go for this 'coverage' nonsense. I have McCarthy simply because he's the best GK option at 4.5. I had Armstrong as the best midfield 5.5 option - until Doucoure rocked up at the same price. And I had Adams as the best 6.5 or under forward until Wilson arrived yesterday. If you think KWP is the best 4.5 defender, why get rid of him for an inferior one?

            1. Bleh
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Thanks, all valid points. I really want to do the Mitro > Wilson swap but I don’t think ASM and Wilson together will provide great value. Soucek is one option.

      2. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks, me too!

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Slowly moving off potential double up I think. Fixtures look good enough of course and defence looked better late on but little hard evidence to suggest that double up will pay.

      Feels bizarre to have triple up and avoid Ings. You're going to a fine restaurant and ordering a plate of chips not the dish of the day

      1. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I fancy Adams’ chances alongside Ings and at 2.5 less, think he’s good value. Who would you swap out for either one of McCarthy/KWP?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          McCarthy a much better choice than KWP

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Currently on 5.0s and Taylor in the wings. No 4.5 I trust beyond that.

          Get Adams call. With Bats, Wilson, Barnes, Mitro and Watkins around there are definite options in that bracket now. Just think Ings has the record - he was very decent in 2018/19 when fit too. He's the one who keeps scoring and is relatively fixture neutral.

          1. Bleh
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Who knows, I might be swapping to him on a WC in the near future! Was great last season.

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I like it. Only thing I'm considering is Ryan or McCarthy given that you have KWP.

      1. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I am too. Not liking Ryan’s fixtures at all though.

  2. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Pick one:

    A) Ferguson Bissouma Wilson
    B) Saiss ASM Brewster

    McCarthy 4.0
    TAA Davies Taylor ***** Mitchell
    Salah Auba Alli ***** Soucek
    Werner Ings *****

    Cheers.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      B for sure

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      All my cheap players are fading away.

    2. ㅤRising
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Well, I now need another draft

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Daily Star? I'll wait for a better source. Beneath the clickbait headline, the actual content is no different to what we've known for a few days.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It is happening

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Same news - not a done deal - yet. So close it will probably be sealed in the next 24 hours, and it surely is wise to drop Greenwood from your draft as even if it isn't sealed tomorrow, it almost certainly will before United play their first match in GW2.

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Like this wasn't going to happen, Greenwood has been nowhere near my drafts, this was inevitable

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I got rid of Greenwood after that Icelandic blonde/covid19 story. Potential to be benched by Ole.

    5. davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Literally nothing has changed. They agreed personal terms already

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This. They've agreed terms with the player, not Dortmund who are holding firm on their asking price.

    6. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/sep/09/manchester-united-make-breakthrough-in-pursuit-of-dortmunds-jadon-sancho

      The article seems odd. Says United have been 'handed encouragement' but read the article and nothing has changed in the situation?

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Each trying to get best deal - it seems to be moving slowly - getting ducks in a row - before official offer. My impression.

    7. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Thought he'd agreed personal terms a while back. That's not the sticking point

      *haven't bothered to read article 😀

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ampadu will start won't he? On loan from Chelsea...

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      negative.

  4. Denniezy
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Anyone else using https://fantasyfootballfix.com ?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Nah, I only pay for one FPL site - this one.

      2. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Is it safe to use it?

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Most of handy things on it are free (prices - player suggestions - live points) - can log on without fpl id given permanently.
          Easy lay out.

    • fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Is Coleman a starter for Everton?

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Rotation risk. Coleman’s age is against him.

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        he will start the season, yes.

    • fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Does Pepe start for arsenal?

      1. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        2 out of Pepe,Willian and Saka will start..

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks, seems like all my transfers are rotation risks. Haha

    • OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Ings could be golden for the first 10 as his fixtures are V good.

      Any other player ppl think will do great in opening fixtures ?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Impossible to say really. We've seen from the internationals that players just aren't ready. I think the first couple of GWs will throw up woeful performances and some strange results.

      2. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Che Adams

      3. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yes anyone using Ings as a placeholder is kidding themselves, lock him in.

      4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Werner - JWP - Vardy - after gw3 Jimenez - and someone from everton gw2-4

      5. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Martial has less exciting fixtures but plays for a much better team. He like Ings and Jim has a really consistent record of returns.

        Looking at general consistency chiefly at the start given that form and fixtures are a bit of a lottery right now. WH iirc started well favoured last season and dive bombed as did Everton.

        Still have Vardy. Fancy him to surprise and irritate a few.

    • Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      DCL & Dier
      Or
      Adams & Doherty

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B but a long way.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          by*

        2. Aubamazette
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Hmm I think you’re overlooking DCL

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Nope. There will be strikers less than him that score more goals this season

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Michy best option at 6.0

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Mitrovic is the best option at 6m

            2. Aubamazette
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Nice run of early fixtures, improved supply with new signings, he’s often selfish takes a lot of shots, I think it’s close

              1. Aubamazette
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                DCL that is^

      2. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B, easily

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B for me

        1. Aubamazette
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I think you guys have swayed me though thanks

      4. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Easy A for me. Adams gets only 60 minutes per game. Wait and see on Doherty.

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      What's the latest on
      A) Antonio
      B) Aguero
      C) Pulisic
      D) Aurier/Doherty situation

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Pulisic has a high chance of making GW1. Not heard anything about the others.

    • The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      What do you think of this latest draft?

      McCarthy - (Steer)
      TAA – Doherty – Vinagre* – Lascelles - (Stuijk)
      Salah – Aubamayang – (Bruno) – (Lemina) - Bissouma
      Werner – Adams - Bats**

      *need to swap out if not playing
      ** Hoping for that transfer to Palace or Brewster to somewhere.

      1. Apollo Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Don't have Bruno from the start, have someone you can move to him

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A or B?

      A) Davies and Saiss
      B) Tierney and Justin/other 4.5m

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A

      3. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A

    • Ninjaa
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Struggling to decide here, thoughts???

      A. TAA Dier Ward-Prowse Wilson
      B. Robertson Ayling Soucek Ings
      C. TAA Doherty ASM Adams

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        C

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        C

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I like C. Has TAA (enuff said), Doh who will still score well at Spurs and Adams/ASM should do well for their price.

      4. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Deffo C

    • Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      My final draft boils down to whether I want

      A. Rashford and Pulisic
      B. Salah and ASM ( upto 6 mil)

      Going A after a few weeks seems a good use of funds but can I really go large parts of the season without Salah?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B

      3. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks got it. Can’t have em all but one should be Salah.
        Option A probably reduces Captain options each week too.

      4. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I’m going salah less at the start,
        Likes of Son/Alli&Puli/Havertz I think will score more than Salah&ASM with those first couple fixtures

      5. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        If you have Salah can you also have KdB? Which would you prefer? Does that preclude Bruno?

        Add in the forgotten Sterling into the mix - he was the must have premium when the PL was last being played.

        Pricing structure makes choices inevitable. Liverpool first few fixtures don't exactly shout out Salah as a must have.

        Think the key is to work out whether you have a natural and relatively cheap route back to him if he looks inevitable

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Anyone else still tempted to start with Vinagre instead of Saiss?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        will he start?

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        To much speculation around him otherwise yes great pick 4.5m attacking defender in the Wolves defence

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yup

      4. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I wouldn’t after all the transfer speculation.

      5. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I'll go with Vinagre figure he's worth the risk

      6. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Vinny was absolutely nailed in my squad until a couple of days ago. If I get any sign that he's staying, he'll be back in. I certainly want one Wolves defender but I might hold off until after the deadline until transfer issues are resolved.

    • Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Any PL team that would give Bale 300K a week?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        No

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        haha

      3. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Just the one, but they're offering that amount to Sancho.

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Best 6.5 striker punt for 1 week? Already have ASM

      I’m thinking Antonio?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Antonio yeah

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Gotta be Wilson against that shambolic Hammers defence.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Took a look at his good season - he's a horrible finisher really - in Mitro class. His value came from assists - mostly to Fraser.

          That said Hammers don't have a RB right now and that is where ASM is likely to be.

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          yep definitely Wilson over Antonio

        3. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          or vice versa

      3. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        If any indication that Antonio starts upfront him, if not Wilson likes a goal vs Westham

      4. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Adams

    • TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If you had to choose a Chelsea attacking asset for right now, who would it be?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Werner

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Werner

      3. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        1. Werner
        2. Havertz
        3. Pulisic
        4. Ziyech

        Not interested in others

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          1324

          1. Aubamazette
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Does no one rate Ziyech here, on all set pieces I can see around 15 assists, creates a lot of chances from open play likes to shoot a lot as well

            1. JURGENAUT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Just for the time being because he is injured

              1. Aubamazette
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                When all fit I’m sure you would still rate chelsea assets same way or am I wrong?

            2. Soto Ayam
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yeah, but doubtful for gw1

              1. Aubamazette
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                When all fit I’m sure you would still rate chelsea assets same way or am I wrong?

                1. Soto Ayam
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  If all fit, I'd put puli at the bottom, only because he's a transfer waiting to happen and that would annoy me. I like ziyech a lot and can see him getting a ton of assists

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Madness to consider a -4 to bring Bruno and Martial in early before inevitable price rise? Also, will be season keepers?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        not madness just a hit.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          this - not the worst idea at all.

          1. JURGENAUT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers all, just reading a lot about how hits can sabotage your season aha

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Not madness but fixtures after 3 are pretty mediocre at best for a while.

        Don't buy season keeper. What happens when Mo gets hot and City too with Sterling and KdB - not to mention Kun.

        1. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          True, I think I was being narrow minded. Cheers pal

      3. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        United need to settle before I want anyone except for Bruno

    • jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Pick two defenders:
      A Justin
      B KWP
      C Vinagre

      Pick goalkeeper:
      1 McCarthy
      2 Johnstone

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        1 nailed on for first few
        2 nailed on
        3 not nailed, may be sold

        a better team better fixtures
        b WBA

        You decide

        1. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          This

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Have Soucek as extra option on bench (in addition to Mitchell who seems likely to start?)

      Or:

      Upgrade Mitchell on bench to 4.5 and then have remaining fodders.

      Leaning towards former for extra options to begin with but would be interested to know your thoughts.

      Cheers all

    • I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Feeling good about this pending team news:

      McCarthy
      TAA, Dier, Egan, Coady
      Aubameyang, Salah, Alli, ASM
      Werner, Ings

      Steer; Reed, Mitchell, Brewster.

      0.5 ITB for Ings -> Martial

      Couple small decisions to make. Dier vs Davies and Coady vs Saiss. Not much in it is there? I know Saiss has more goal threat than Coady but bit worried Marcal or Dendoncker could get the odd game.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Like it , I've got the other 2 defenders

        Plus James and Mitrovic instead of Reed and Ings

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          What's your plan for United in GW2? Salah to Bruno?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Don't want Utd gwk2 , City is my priority transfer

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              For gwk3, I will save gwk2

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            No way Salah is going anywhere.

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yeah he definitely stays for me as well.

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        And hope Brewster goes elsewhere in PL. Good team.

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Like it a lot

        Pretty miserable bench is main complaint.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah, hopefully they won't be called upon often.

    • huwwilliams_
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Any thoughts appreciated
      McCarthy
      TAA James Dier Vinagre
      Auba Salah Saka Havertz
      Werner Ings
      Steer Mitchell Brewster Bissouma
      0.5 ITB for Ings martial GW2

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Similar to mine above. I like it.

        1. huwwilliams_
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Haha yeah i noticed after i posted mine. You thinking of going Auba to KDB for GW3?

    • K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Kwp + son
      Or,
      Saiss + Havertz

    • Clickzy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Best defender to spend my last 5m on? Currently on Saiss but considering Egan/Dier/Davies

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Egan

      2. huwwilliams_
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        who are your other defenders

        1. Clickzy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          TAA & Robbo

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            why not 4.5?

            1. Clickzy
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yeah, suppose rotating 2 x 4.5 defenders is an option in my 3-4-3. Just not sold on most of the 4.5 options

      3. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Saiss is a difficult one, Wolves have 6 difficult fixtures in their first 11 and all 5 of the "easier" games come in a row.
        I'm probably leaning towards Davies

      4. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Egan for me.

    • Dušan Citizen
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Am I the only one who thinks that Castagne will play as RB until Perreira is back and then will switch to LB?

      It seems to me that Thomas was much better than Justin at the end of the season and perhaps Rodgers will give Thomas a chance to continue his developing.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Potentially, if so Thomas will be the pick for the first 3/4 GWs.

        1. Dušan Citizen
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I'll start with him unless I see Rodgers commenting that Castagne will play as LB.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I'm staying away from Lei defs.

        1. Dušan Citizen
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          great fixtures tho

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Who plays CB with Evans suspended though? Wes Morgan? No thanks.

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            You'd have to invest more than 4.5m to get a nailed one.

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I think when it comes to 4.5s they are a good option for 4 GWs.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not fan of Utd's 4-8 there is better options imo.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        GWs?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah

      2. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Personally I think Bruno is fixture proof, helps that they’re at home for all of those games also, There’s often pens in games between top 6 teams aswell, but you’re probably right

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Have Soucek as extra option on bench (in addition to Mitchell who seems likely to start?)

      Or:

      Upgrade Mitchell on bench to 4.5 and then have remaining fodders.

      Or:

      Store the 0.5

      Leaning towards former for extra options under these Covid circumstances to begin with but would be interested to know your thoughts.

      Cheers all

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Soucek is currently quarantining. May not be available for GW1.

        1. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah, for GW2 onwards as emergency bench option with tight budget

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            go a 4.5m mid if only for emergency cover.

    • Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Does FFS have a private league I can join? If so, does anyone have the code to join? Thanks!

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        There's the open FFS one and the "have a posting account" one.

        1. Mr. Chimes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          What's the open FFS league code?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            On this page or the home page.

            SCOUT LEAGUES
            Fantasy Premier League
            League Code: 5u05vz

            1. Mr. Chimes
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Much appreciated!

    • Cheeto__Bandito
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Two 4.5 defender rotation
        Or
        4.5 defender and Soucek rotation?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          The first one.

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Justin and Ayling? What u thinking for it

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Plenty on here that 4.5 def will out score a 5.0 mid. Soucek has weeks of horrible fixtures (i know he could score from set piece) and West Ham seem to be a basket case at the moment.