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The best hidden gems to consider for your FPL Draft team this season

The key to success in any draft version of Fantasy Football is to find some reliable options outside the thinking of your rivals.

One of the main differences to appreciate between this edition of the game and the standard Fantasy Premier League affair is that you are looking, ideally, to acquire a team of season-keepers at the draft or auction. You simply do not have the luxury of assuming that all players remain at your permanent disposal to jump from one bandwagon to another and/or play the fixtures. 

That isn’t to say that you can’t do the latter, but it’s a strategy that will leave you at the mercy of other managers. Remember that a dropped player can very quickly find their way into one of your opponents’ teams, with no means of prising them back.

Once you have understood the fundamental nature of FPL Draft, or its auction-based counterpart Fantasy League (FL), it makes planning a great deal easier. In FPL, you can always adopt a ‘wait and see’ strategy, in the knowledge that the worst outcome is that you miss out on one big haul and have to pay marginally more to bring a player in.

FPL Draft and FL are all about identifying those hidden gems (or not so hidden, given that I see FPL people talking about ‘waiting and seeing’ with the likes of Werner and Havertz!) and putting your instincts on the line at the outset. 

So who are my own ‘under the radar’ players (relatively-speaking) whom I think will produce over the full season? I have identified three players from each positional category barring goalkeepers as, given the vast differences between scoring for goalkeepers in FL and FPL, as identified in my article last season.

How Liverpool's defensive assets compare after their FPL price changes

The defender category is, generally speaking, the hardest place to find hidden gems ahead of a new season as it’s rare that an Andrew Robertson or Trent Alexander-Arnold will appear almost out of nowhere. Very often it is about finding the teams which no one expected to keep clean sheets but which are suddenly more watertight than before. 

For example, during last summer’s FFS FL auction, we all laughed at Neale (SkontoRigga) when he picked up Jack O’Connell from newly-promoted Sheffield United. Did he not realise that the Blades were set to be Premier League whipping boys? Well, we all know what happened next and it is to Neale’s immense credit that he didn’t rub our noses in it every single week. 

So who do I think will be this season’s surprise defensive packages? While in past seasons there would have been nothing revolutionary about saying Spurs and Manchester United, a quick look at their defensive records last season will reveal that Spurs had a season-long shocker and even though United managed 13 clean sheets in total, only three of them came in the first half of the season. 

However, this is going to be Mourinho’s first full season at Spurs and I would expect him to tighten up at the back considerably, and with United, I suspect that attack will continue to be the best form of defence and, provided they continue their post-lockdown form, we should see a lot more consistent clean sheets from them.  

Eric Dier/Toby Alderweireld

Can we trust Spurs' FPL defenders with appealing fixtures this season?

The Spurs centre-back pairing of Alderweireld and Dier is pretty tempting and very much overlooked judging by 2.4% and 1.4% ownership respectively in FPL. 

Yes, I know that Doherty, Aurier and Ben Davies are the more obvious choices but this is about finding players that others aren’t likely to want in FL or Draft FPL, meaning that you get them on the cheap or late in the draft without having to waste an early-round pick. 

Alderweireld, in particular, is a decent goal threat from set-pieces and no Spurs player had more headed attempts than him last season; in fact, he had almost double the next best (Moura, and not Kane, surprisingly).

Luke Shaw

Similar to Spurs, United’s first choice centre-backs are not well-owned, indicating that they could also be cheap/late acquisitions, but it’s Luke Shaw that could be the forgotten gem here (1.2% ownership in FPL). 

Don’t forget that he missed a large chunk of last season with injury but, fully fit and on song, he’s a significant attacking threat with his love of getting forward and putting in crosses. 

Expect him, if he stays fit, to surpass by a good margin his 67 and 18 points in FPL and FL respectively from 2019/20.

Bruno Fernandes

Unchanged line-ups for Man United and Southampton as  FPL bosses eye Fernandes

Now I appreciate that there’s nothing innovative or hidden about Bruno Fernandes, at least not since he landed on these shores in January and set the Premier League alight with his incredible skills. 

I’m not a Manchester United fan but he was an absolute delight to watch and, more importantly in the context of Fantasy Football, a genuine points machine. 

Aggregated up to a full season, he would have been the top scorer in both FL and FPL. It’s for that reason that he is my number one pick out of all players in any position for the new season and I would be more than willing to forgo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Raheem Sterling in my draft pick to get him. 

Of course, in FL, you could probably get at least four out of the five but it would leave you with seriously depleted funds and the rest of your squad may not look too clever, but you could certainly look forward to watching Liverpool, City, United, Arsenal playing every week.

Jarrod Bowen

Bowen is the next of my January midfield signings and whilst, coincidentally, it is interesting to note a general theme I have observed over many years of playing Fantasy Football that the psychology of numbers means that a lot of managers only look at the absolute figure rather than considering their context. 

What I mean by that, per my Bruno example, is that the season-long figure may not have come from a full season and, all points were acquired over the space of less than half a season. 

However, some people in your draft or auction mini-league will only look at the total points and disregard the lower-scoring players. 

I appreciate that for the majority, if not all, of those reading this article, I’m largely preaching to the converted, but it explains why these players can often be picked up on the cheap in FL, or acquired quite late into an FPL draft.

Last season in FPL, Bowen scored a measly 44 points and just 11 in FL, but a quick look at the underlying statistics tell you the whole story. 

The former Hull City man had a minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) figure of 186 (courtesy of the FFS Premium Members’ Area), which is the same territory as Phil Foden, Willian and Harvey Barnes. 

Unlike the latter two, he didn’t have the benefit of playing a full season in a familiar league but, before signing with West Ham, he’d already scored 16 goals in 29 appearances for Hull in the Championship. 

Bowen is no slouch and his pre-season form suggests that he could be about to replicate his Hull City form for West Ham. 

I keep reading that the Hammers don’t score many goals yet they were 10th best in the league in that department last season (and only three goals behind eighth-placed Wolves) and I need only remind you of Michail Antonio’s form during last season’s run-in to show you what a West Ham player is capable of doing. As a result of that form, a lot of the attention will be on the forward this season, but Bowen could quietly tick along too.

Takumi Minamino

Minamino is my cheeky punt to emerge from the Anfield woodwork and take the Premier League by storm this season. 

Liverpool haven’t changed formation since Coutinho left, with Klopp sticking rigidly to his preferred 4-3-3, but I wouldn’t be overly surprised if that becomes more of a 4-2-1-3 or 4-2-3-1, with Minamino sitting either in the middle or on the flanks (considering we know Salah, Mané and Firmino can all play number 10 or centre-forward).

He took time to find his feet but a January signing rarely hits the ground running (I can think of very few examples over the years, with Bruno being far more the exception than the rule), and a goal in the Community Shield.

He followed that up with a standout performance against Blackpool in last week’s pre-season friendly, suggesting he is ready to show the league why Liverpool bought him in from FC Salzburg. 

I also don’t want to tempt fate for Liverpool fans, nor wish injury on any player, but Liverpool have been incredibly lucky with no long-term absences to any of their front three in recent seasons, and surely the law of averages suggests that one of them is going to face some time out at some point. More so than Origi, I can see Minamino coming in to replace any one of them should the need arise.

Neal Maupay

I can see the supply to Brighton’s forwards being much improved this coming season and Maupay, as the first-choice striker, should be the principal beneficiary of this. 

Adam Lallana is the sort of player that will stand out at Brighton, as he did at Southampton, and Leandro Trossard having had a full season under his belt, should be another source of assists for Maupay. 

Last season, the former Brentford man underperformed on his expected goals (xG) by more than three (he scored 10 in total) and so I would see his xG both increasing and a reduction in the delta between xG and actual goals resulting in more points this time out.

Che Adams

A season in the shadow of Danny Ings has meant that it’s easy to forget that Adams started last season as Southampton’s first-choice striker after his move from Birmingham City where, in the 18/19 season, he scored 22 Championship goals. 

It took him a while to find his feet and losing his place to Ings won’t have helped his confidence or adjustment to the new league. 

However, he ended the season in a good run of form and while just four goals (against an xG of just over five goals) is hardly something about which to get overly excited, I think he could be one of the league’s surprise packages this season. Do I expect him to surpass Ings? No, but then I’d expect to pay a fraction of what Ings will cost (and represent better value for money) or get him later in a draft.

Jay Rodriguez

I fully expect Rodriguez to start this season as one of the two first-choice strikers for Burnley, even when Ashley Barnes returns from injury. 

In my mind, Wood and Barnes are so similar that it makes little sense to play them both as a matter of course when there’s a striker with the guile of Rodriguez who can give them something different. 

He only scored eight Premier League goals last season but 16 of his 36 appearances were from the subs bench. This is my one pick which is fewer stats based and more gut instinct but Rodriguez is a player I’ve always liked and, if I can find the room, would want in my team this coming season.

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813 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jdogg
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    A alli and davies

    Or

    B taa and 5.5?

    If b what 5.5 already have wilson if that makes a diff?x

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
        2 months, 26 days ago

        B armstrong

      • The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        B saka for a punt

      • f18
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        B with Saka

        1. jdogg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Overwhelming i also have auba if that makes a diff?x

    2. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Does Batshuayi to CPL mean Zaha moves back to the wing, and loses his OOP potential?
      Really liked the look of him at 7.0 with the pre-season he's had.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bats is cheaper.

      2. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        yep

      3. Ole.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Keep him then. He'll be playing for a move.

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Is Alli a viable alternative to Son?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes

      2. ivantys
          2 months, 26 days ago

          No, I'll take chelsea midfielders over Alli any day

        • Ole.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          If you don't mind repeated 50-70 min substitutions. I don't think so personally.

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes. But I won't be getting him. Those first two fixtures don't scream goals, and I favor Son because he's more nailed on with all these European games sandwiched in.

        • Budweiser
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He is but defo not as good

      3. Cheeto__Bandito
          2 months, 26 days ago

          A) Havertz, Alli (352)
          B) Robertson, Son (442)

          Best option?

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            B

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A by a mile.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              You're conveniently leaving off the 3rd option in each.

              A has like a 4.5m defender vs B who has Bissouma most likely.

              The structure of 3-5-2 is much more flexible.

          3. Guba
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            B for me, Havertz is a wait and see. Son more likely to be in the points than Alli.

          4. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            B

          5. Cowboy John
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            B

        • BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Have spurs played a back 3/5 in pre season?

          If Davies LCB, that would mean Sessengon 4.5 wing back?

          1. Sparkys Barmy Army
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Sessegnon is 5.0

          2. H.E. Pennypacker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 26 days ago

            No, it's gonna be 4 at the back with Davies tucking in too make a 3 when Dohertyu bombs on down the right.

        • Demi
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Still 42 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. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It was 4 spaces left yesterday?

          2. Ole.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Alright mate. How's your team looking?

          3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            At least with the covid19 less chance of you disappearing to South America with it! 😀

        • Athletic Nasherbo
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Has taken me absolutely ages to get a defence I am happy with. Here’s the team, thoughts? 0.5ITB

          Meslier
          AMN James J.Justin
          Mane(C) Aubameyang Rodriguez Armstrong
          Werner Ings DCL

          P.Farrell Bissouma Ayling Cancelo

          1. Guba
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I mean none of your starting defence are nailed from probably gw3 onwards.
            AMN will be displaced by Tierney once Arsenal are comfortable with their cb's.
            Reece James may not even start if Alonso gets the nod, and will get displaced by Chilwell.
            Justin to be displaced by Pereira after a couple weeks. Too many inevitable transfers.

            1. Athletic Nasherbo
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A lot of assumptions here too though...

              James is pretty much nailed- Chelsea fan here. Alonso will play lb or not at all. Azpi winding down now I feel- showed in the FA Cup he’s struggling.

              J.Justin I agree with. However Ben Dinnery on twitter believes Pereira is further away from a return than people think due to the nature of the injury he suffered.

              Ayling- no competition there

              Cancelo- Yes agreed not nailed. Good differential if he holds down that lb spot like he did end of season.

              AMN- has played a lot recently. LWB and rb. Seems flexible. Yes not always nailed but Tierney is clearly favoured in a back 3.

              Just my thoughts but will take your advice and consider. Perhaps one too many questions marks.

              1. Guba
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                James isn't nailed because Chelsea will play a back 4 of Chilwell, Thiago, Zouma (or Rudi), Azpi. You're getting James for a couple weeks if Azpi plays on the left but once Chilwell is back Azpi will be on the right. 0% chance he replaces Azpi

                Can't say Pereira's expected return but still a transfer down the line, it would be fine in isolation if it wasn't for the other concerns.

                Once Gabriel is settled in I think you'll find AMN gone with Tierney on the left.

          2. Offs!de
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A

            1. Offs!de
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Sorry, posted in wrong place

          3. LC1
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Ummm.. Sorry to be harsh but I personally don't like the defence.

            Literally none of them are 100% nailed.

        • Mo Mane No Problems
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Would you rather have:

            A) Doherty ASM Adams
            B) Davies JWP Wilson

            1. Guba
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A but not sold on Doherty yet, i'd go Davies and use cash elsewhere myself

              1. 2OLEgend
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  this

            2. rodog
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              What's going on with Laca? Surely if Auba is left wing then one of them will be more nailed than the other?

            3. Tuttebba
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A) Werner, Doherty, Saka

              B) Kane, Tierney, Soucek

              Best option?
              Thanks in advance

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                A

            4. Infected by ebolasie
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Havent been doing much FPL for the past week.

              How are the new signings? (Havertz, Rodriguez, Fraser, Wilson) anything to suggest they'll get starts?

              Also is Vinagre still an option with the new signing?

              1. The Sarjeant
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Havertz might, probably come on as a sub.

                Wilson probably.

                No idea about the others.

              2. The Sarjeant
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Vinagre probably being sold.

                1. Infected by ebolasie
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Ah I see, Im seeing people go with Burr, how nailed is he?

                  1. The Sarjeant
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    A journalist said he was starting against Sheffield. I don’t know how reliable he is. But Wolves are looking for a new RB.

              3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Havertz could start if Pulisic and Ziyech are not fit.

              4. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                My guess is...

                Havertz and Wilson start. Fraser and James off the bench.

                Pressers will hopefully tell us more.

            5. MoSalalalalalalalalah
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Which pairing?

              A) Davies
              B) Saiss
              C) Coleman
              D) James
              E) Saliba/Bellerin/AMN/Holding

              1. The Sarjeant
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                B.

                1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Pairing?

                  1. The Sarjeant
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    A.

                    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Alright, thank you

              2. Offs!de
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                AB

              3. Guba
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                AB

                1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  AB, clearly the winner by a landslide

              4. ivantys
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  A+B or A+C

              5. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 26 days ago

                RMT.....

                Ryan
                Taa/dier/coady/kwp
                Auba/Alli/Havertz
                Wilson/Werner/Adams

                Bruno/Bissouma/4.0

                1. The Sarjeant
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I liked it before I’d even noticed Bruno!

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Plenty of time to ruin it before Saturday

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I think I detect a change in the Force. Arise, Sir Steve the Spud!

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Finally !

                3. Guba
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Great team, lack of Salah would make me worried. Nice potential pay off though

                4. LC1
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Simpleh lovleh.

              6. Vovhund
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                What's the best combination:
                A) Son + Greenwood
                B) Bruno + Armstrong (or any other 6m mid)

                ??

              7. thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                What are people's thoughts on Rashford as an option?

                1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Without pens I'd rather Martial despite reclassification

                2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Decent pick ignored on here as in between Fernandes and Greenwood.
                  I am convinced Greenwood will be benched gw2 by OGS at least to take the heat off him.

              8. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Not seeing many teams starting with a United player. Is that strategy out of favour now?

                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I cant see anyway past an early-WC this season

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Probably, but I have 2 + Foden on my bench.

                  1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Foden is not on the bench, he is more likely on the couch - or at best in the spare room.
                    Could affect his football.

                3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I was all set set for it then Vinagre seems more of a doubt, Greenwood could be benched or at least head scrambled. Justin is playing for a decimated Leicester defence.
                  So I scrapped the idea and went all in no Man U on bench. Tried to pick a reasonably long term team for at least gw1-3.

              9. adstomko
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Bench Boost GW1 team. Thoughts?

                McCarthy, (Johnstone)
                Trent, Tierney, Mina, Coady, (Egan)
                Auba, Barnes, Rodriguez, ASM, (Saka)
                Werner, Ings, (Wilson)

                1. LC1
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  You're joking about bench boosting GW1, right?!

                  1. adstomko
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Nope. I likely won't use it again as my main 11 will be strong during a double gameweek

                    1. Athletic Nasherbo
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I think it’s a great strategy. Bench boost is the worst chip for the doubles. With it being played here the chip could have massive reward

                2. THE WERNER DELUSION
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I'd switch Mina/Coady around to something else, Saka might not start - but otherwise pretty good

                3. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I like it but my big fear would be if Salah hauls you won't even beat the non-BB teams who captain him.

                  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    More players than Salah who can haul

                4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Could work but you are basically gambling on a 0-0 wolves v sheff united.
                  Newcastle to hammer West Ham and Wilson to start and suddenly have match fitness.
                  Everton will get a clean sheet v Spurs?
                  West Brom clean sheet v Leicester?
                  Is is also a bit of a gamble if Saka starts.
                  But if you believe all will start and results will go your way - go for it!

              10. thepancakeman123
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I’d really appreciate any feedback on this squad, thanks.

                McCarthy - Nyland
                Arnold - Taylor - Dallas - Ampadu - Mitchell
                Salah - Aubameyang - Son - Havertz - Bissouma
                Werner - Mitrovic - Davis

                1. The Sarjeant
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Way too unbalanced. Defence is bad.

                2. f18
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Looks Midfield heavy.
                  Also, Havertz and Werner together may prove risky. Given that Lamps has a lot of options in midfield, I would think he will ease the new guys in gradually.

                3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  If you put JWP in for Havertz could upgrade that defence a bit. Havertz likely on bench gw1

              11. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Is Mina fit and if so will be start for Everton?

                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Holgate is out injured leaving Keane, Mina, Branthwaite.

                  Very close to signing Tomori.

                  Ancelotti also likes to rotate his cb’s as proven last season.

                  Mina is 5.5 I would stay clear.

                  I can see the appeal with Rodriguez whipping balls on his head but all of the above sways it.

                  1. fish&chips
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I agree not worth it for fpl but he's only 4.5m in fanteam so might be worth a go. Thanks for the comment!

              12. Fernandito
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                A Adams Pereira Ayling (343)
                B Brewster Barnes Egan (442)

                Ryan
                TAA KWP Davies Mitchell xxx
                Auba Salah ASM Bissouma xxx
                Kane Werner xxx

              13. f18
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Please share thoughts.....
                A) Mane, Wilson, Mitrovic
                B) Vardy, Jiminez, Adama Traore

                1. f18
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Hey there, I think option A is good but option B is not bad either

                  1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    A looks more balance and more fun. You need new glasses though!

                    1. f18
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Thanks.
                      Im having enough fun with these mate thanks 🙂

                2. 2OLEgend
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I would go with B, but maybe without Adama.

                3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Anyone else at that point where you team is mostly nailed, and you're trying to tinker but you can't seem to change anything. Find it frustrating.

                  1. The Sarjeant
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    That’s exactly where I’m at. Just double checking bits. See if there’s anything missing or that I can improve.

                4. Budweiser
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Thoughts?

                  Ramsdale
                  Saiss KWP TAA (Taylor, Mitchell)
                  ASM Havertz Alli Auba (Bissouma)
                  Wilson Ings Werner

                  I have 2.5 ITB to transfer next GW to..
                  a) Wilson to Martial
                  b) Alli to Fernandes
                  c) ASM to Greenwood

                  1. ludaslol
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Really like that team. Can you do Alli and Wilson to bruno and martial?

                    1. Budweiser
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Thanks 😀
                      Unfortunately not, short by 3m 😛

                  2. Budweiser
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Might just put Son in for Alli then get Bruno

                  3. Blue&White85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    B but that's because I'm not too keen on Alli at the moment.

                    1. Budweiser
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Thanks I think I'm gonna start with Son then

                  4. f18
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I like Greenwood at 7.5. He can be a revelation this season... but needs to stop seeing "women in hotels"

                5. ludaslol
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Anyone who planning to bring in Bruno AND Martial for gw2? What is your plan?

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Salah & Antonio to Bruno & Martial

                    1. ludaslol
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      How is the rest of the team? Still funds for TAA, Werner, Auba?

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Yes have all of them.

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    No because I don't think Man United are worth doubling up on beyond GW2 compared to a team like Chelsea.

                    1. ludaslol
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I'm normally always gettin burned since I'm a bit biased but really think I'd want all four of Bruno, Martial, Havertz, Werner

                6. ♤TeddyBear♤
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  A word of Caution for anyone going for players who may only play a few weeks (Mitchell, Justin ETC)

                  I have been playing Scottish fantasy for a few weeks now and you really need to not waste transfers .... Numerous players are having to self isolate randomly and it’s very hard to juggle both planned transfers and COVID-19 transfer nonsense

                  Just a thought

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Kinda hoping this was going to be about Kelly Macdonald

                  2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    This is why I got Ferguson and Mitchell one should start at some time. Downside one gets Covid 19 both out.

                7. Jellyfish
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Martinez suitors.....rumour emerging that he has turned down a new contract at Arsenal following offer from Villa

                  1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    yeah not ideal, any more news on the contract thing and I'll get rid I think

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I'm following that. I think Villa will be better defensively this season and i might have him in a rotation.

                    1. Jellyfish
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Agree - and similarly I think Arsenal will be better this season also which opens up Leno as an attractive option at 5.0

                8. Blue&White85
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Best option?

                  A. Ryan & Walker-Peters
                  B. McCarthy & Walker-Peters
                  C. McCarthy & Lascelles

                  1. The Sarjeant
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    B.

                    1. Blue&White85
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Thanks.

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    B

                    1. Blue&White85
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Thanks.

                9. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Here a list of things for us to keep an eye on:

                  Soucek quarantining news
                  Vinagre news
                  Villa GK situation
                  Watkins price
                  Telles transfer news
                  Pulisic fitness update

                  Hope this helped.

                  1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    And Havertz starting?
                    Ziyech starting?
                    James starting?
                    Kane fitness?
                    Wilson starting?
                    Saka starting?
                    Greenwood/Foden benching?

                10. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Bench Boost GW1 Wilcard GW2. Talk to me. Good strategy or madness?

                  1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Seems like madness to me, especially at the start right now when benches are probably the weakest due to Covid, injuries and transfers.

                  2. adstomko
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I'm planning on just BB

                  3. PartyPooper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Using the wildcard before the transfer window even closes is absolute madness, of you ask me.

                  4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Don't see the players and fixtures for benching.
                    Member that no City/United Burnley and Villa options limited.

                11. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Do you think Robbo Davies Egan Taylor 4.0m is too expensive at the back?
                  total cost 25.5m
                  otherwise who are the more 'reliable' 4.5m options?

                  1. The Sarjeant
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    That’s not expensive at all.

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      need to check rotations but hoping to avoid defender transfers where possible

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    My back 5 cost 31m, so no.

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      who you got so far?

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        The Big 4 - TAA, VVD, Robbo, Doh. And a 4m

                        1. Blue&White85
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Triple Liverpool, interesting strategy! You confident they'll start sharp defensively this season?

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Not 100%. I'm confident they'll finish the campaign scoring more than anyone else costing 7.5, 7 and 6.5.
                            Marathon not a sprint and all that.

                        2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          I did that last year gw1 - capt TAA -
                          Overall points - 46
                          Gw rank - 4.7m

                          https://imgur.com/DqlzLlO

                  3. Blue&White85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I've got TAA, Dier, Egan, Saiss & KWP for 27.0 so yours doesn't seem expensive.