Scout Notes

Which FPL assets were involved in latest round of Nations League action?

All Fantasy Premier League assets have completed their last round of international duties ahead of the Gameweek 1 deadline.

With just a few days gap between Nations League action and Premier League responsibilities, there have been a few busy schedules for some players.

We have detailed which players were the most involved for their countries over the last week, to help you prepare for the new season.

ARSENAL

  • Bernd Leno (Germany) – Unused substitute | 90 minutes
  • Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 84 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Kieran Tierney (Scotland) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles (England) – Unused substitute | 3 minutes

Kieran Tierney (£5.5m) played on the left-hand side of a back-three for Scotland, where he has been deployed for Arsenal recently. After playing 90 minutes in his country’s first Nations League match, the £5.5m man was given the night off for a win over the Czech Republic.

Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka (£5.5m) got an assist for Switzerland as they were beaten 2-1 by Ukraine and Bernd Leno (£5.0m) got 90 minutes in one of Germany’s outings.

ASTON VILLA

  • Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • John McGinn (Scotland) – 79 minutes | 71 minutes
  • Tyrone Mings (England) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute
  • Jack Grealish (England) – Unused substitute | 14 minutes

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) – 90 minutes | 77 minutes
  • Joël Veltman (Netherlands) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Leandro Trossard (Belgium) – 10 minutes | Unused substitute

BURNLEY

  • Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) – 20 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Northern Ireland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Nick Pope (England) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute

Robbie Brady (£5.0m) was the only Burnley player of real note during the international break, as his corner was the one converted by Shane Duffy against Bulgaria.

CHELSEA

  • Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Timo Werner (Germany) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Kai Havertz (Germany) – Unused substitute | Not involved
  • Jorginho (Italy) – Unused substitute
  • Mason Mount (England) – Unused substitute | 30 minutes
  • Andreas Christensen (Denmark) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Mateo Kovačić (Croatia) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • N’Golo Kanté (France) – 90 minutes | 63 minutes
  • Olivier Giroud (France) – 90 minutes | 27 minutes
  • Michy Batshuayi (Belgium) – Not involved | 90 minutes
  • Tammy Abraham (England) – Not involved | Unused substitute

While Timo Werner (£9.5m) played 180 minutes across Germany’s two Nations League matches, he did add to his appeal by scoring in the first.

Meanwhile, owners of Kai Havertz (£8.5m) will be pleased at his distinct lack of involvement for Germany, an unused substitute in the first game and not involved at all in the second.

Elsewhere, Olivier Giroud (£7.0m) converted a penalty for France, while Mateo Kovačić (£5.5m) provided an assist for Croatia in the same match.

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Wayne Hennessey (Wales) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • James McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) – 70 minutes | Unused substitute

There was some potentially concerning news for Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) owners in the Republic of Ireland’s international break.

James McCarthy (£4.5m) got back from injury in their first Nations League match, which should bolster the central midfield options at Crystal Palace for Gameweek 1.

It could mean that Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m), who has played there for most of pre-season, could return to left-back duties and force Mitchell out of his position for the clash with Southampton.

EVERTON

  • Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute
  • Moise Kean (Italy) – 4 minutes | Not involved
  • Muhamed Bešić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 90 minutes | 60 minutes
  • Jordan Pickford (England) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Michael Keane (England) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute
  • Jonas Lössl (Denmark) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute
  • Lucas Digne (France) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) – Not involved | 90 minutes

FULHAM

  • Aleksandar Mitrović (Serbia) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Stefan Johansen (Norway) – 90 minutes | 71 minutes
  • Marek Rodák (Slovakia) – Unused substitute | 90 minutes

Aleksandar Mitrović‘s (£6.0m) preparation for the start of the Premier League season was satisfactory as he found the net in Serbia’s 3-1 defeat to Russia.

Elsewhere, Stefan Johansen (£5.0m) provided an assist as Norway ran out 5-1 winners against Northern Ireland.

LEEDS UNITED

  • Robin Koch (Germany) – 4 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Rodrigo Moreno (Spain) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Mateusz Klich (Poland) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Stuart Dallas (Northern Ireland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Kalvin Phillips (England) – Unused substitute | 76 minutes
  • Ezgjan Alioski (North Macedonia) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes

Rodrigo Moreno (£6.0m) missed two big chances to score against Germany but did manage to get the assist for Gayà’s last-minute equaliser.

Just as Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) did for Northern Ireland, Ezgjan Alioski (£4.5m) played 90 minutes in both matches of the international break at left-back. He even went one better, netting a penalty in North Macedonia’s 2-1 win over Armenia.

LIVERPOOL

  • Caoimhin Kelleher (Republic of Ireland) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Harry Wilson (Wales) – 45 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Neco Williams (Wales) – 30 minutes | 25 minutes
  • Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Andrew Robertson (Scotland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Liam Cooper (Scotland) – Unused substitute | 90 minutes
  • Joe Gomez (England) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (England) – 17 minutes | 87 minutes

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) was eased back from injury during England’s two Nations League matches, with 17 and 87-minute outings against Iceland and Denmark respectively.

Neco Williams (£4.0m) reminded Jurgen Klopp he means business this season, emerging from the substitutes’ bench to score an all-important last-minute winner for Wales against Bulgaria.

LEICESTER CITY

  • Çaglar Söyüncü (Turkey) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Danny Ward (Wales) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute
  • Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Timothy Castagne (Belgium) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Youri Tielemans (Belgium) – 88 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Dennis Praet (Belgium) – 33 minutes | Unused substitute

MANCHESTER CITY

  • Ilkay Gündogan (Germany) – 74 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Ferran Torres (Spain) – 90 minutes | 16 minutes
  • Rodri (Spain) – Unused substitute | 69 minutes
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Nathan Aké (Netherlands) – 90 minutes | 81 minutes
  • Kyle Walker (England) – 70 minutes | Suspended
  • Phil Foden (England) – 68 minutes | Not involved
  • Raheem Sterling (England) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • João Cancelo (Portugal) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Bernardo Silva (Portugal) – 78 minutes | 22 minutes
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) – Not involved | 80 minutes

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) was the only Englishman on the score sheet over the international break. He netted a late penalty against Iceland, which he won himself by forcing a handball from Sverrir Ingason.

Manchester City’s new signing Ferran Torres (£7.0m) impressed in both outings for Spain, scoring in the second one, a 4-0 win over Ukraine.

João Cancelo (£5.5m) scored for Portugal against Croatia and Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) provided an assist. In the second of the two matches, a 2-0 win over Sweden, the midfielder was forced off with a muscle-related issue. While that could open up some spots in the Manchester City team, they don’t play their first game of the season until Gameweek 2.

Nathan Aké (£5.5m) also had his international game-time curtailed by a knock sustained 81 minutes into the Netherlands 1-0 defeat to Italy, perhaps of some slight concern, considering Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) is isolating from a positive coronavirus test.

Elsewhere, Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m), who plays in midfield for his country, netted the winner as Ukraine beat Switzerland 2-1. Ilkay Gündogan (£5.5m) was also on the scoresheet against the Swiss, as he struck the only goal of Germany’s 1-1 draw.

MANCHESTER UNITED

  • David de Gea (Spain) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Daniel James (Wales) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Donny van de Beek (Netherlands) – 16 minutes | 57 minutes
  • Scott McTominay (Scotland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes 
  • Mason Greenwood (England) – 12 minutes | Not involved
  • Dean Henderson (England) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute
  • Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Victor Lindelöf (Sweden) – 90 minutes | Not involved
  • Anthony Martial (France) – 13 minutes | 90 minutes

Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) played 90 minutes in both of Portugal’s Nations League games, and assisted in the win over Croatia.

Daniel James (£6.5m) was a provider in Wales 1-0 win against Finland and Anthony Martial (£9.0m) added an assist in France’s 4-2 defeat of Croatia.

Elsewhere, Scott McTominay (£5.0m) spent both of Scotland’s outings in the back-three alongside Tierney.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Jamal Lewis (Northern Ireland) – 90 minutes | Not involved

SHEFFIELD UNITED

  • John Egan (Republic of Ireland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Enda Stevens (Republic of Ireland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Ethan Ampadu (Wales) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Sander Berge (Norway) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Oliver Burke (Scotland) – 16 minutes | Unused substitute
  • John Fleck (Scotland) – Unused substitute | 71 minutes
  • David McGoldrick (Republic of Ireland) – Not involved | 24 minutes

With Billy Sharp (£6.0m) impressing in his absence during pre-season, David McGoldrick (£5.5m) finally made his first appearance of the summer, coming in the final 24 minutes of the Republic of Ireland’s 1-0 home defeat to Finland.

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) – 13 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Jan Bednarek (Poland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Stuart Armstrong (Scotland) – 11 minutes | 80 minutes
  • James Ward-Prowse (England) – 90 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Danny Ings (England) – 22 minutes | Unused substitute
  • Jannik Vestergaard (Denmark) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute

Danny Ings (£8.5m) should be fresh for the start of the new season given his limited involvement with England.

The Southampton man was handed 22 minutes against Iceland before warming the bench all evening as the Three Lions drew 0-0 with Denmark.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Matt Doherty (Republic of Ireland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Ben Davies (Wales) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Steven Bergwijn (Netherlands) – 74 minutes | 33 minutes
  • Eric Dier (England) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Harry Kane (England) – 78 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark) – 90 minutes | 17 minutes
  • Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Hugo Lloris (France) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Moussa Sissoko (France) – Unused substitute | 90 minutes 

Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) was the only Spurs player to find the net in the most recent round of Nations League matches, scoring for the Netherlands in a 1-0 win over Poland.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

  • Callum Robinson – 16 minutes | 31 minutes
  • Hal Robson-Kanu – Unused substitute | 29 minutes
  • Kamil Grosicki (Poland) – 19 minutes | 80 minutes

WEST HAM UNITED

  • Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) – 90 minutes | 79 minutes
  • Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes
  • Lukasz Fabianski (Poland) – Unused substitute | 90 minutes
  • Declan Rice (England) – 90 minutes | 90 minutes

Tomas Soucek (£5.0m) was not involved for the Czech Republic at all over the international break while Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m) scored in a 2-1 win over Switzerland for Ukraine.

WOLVES

  • Conor Coady (England) – Unused substitute | 90 minutes
  • Leander Dendoncker (Belgium) – Unused substitute | Unused substitute
  • João Moutinho (Portugal) – 82 minutes | 73 minutes
  • Diogo Jota (Portugal) – 90 minutes | 9 minutes
  • Ruben Neves (Portugal) – 17 minutes
  • Rui Patrício (Portugal) – Not involved | Unused substitute

Most of Wolves’ squad were treated to a break from international duty over the last few days.

Diogo Jota (£6.5m) scored as Portugal ran out 4-1 winners over Croatia.

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1,255 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wally711
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Okay, gonna say it's a bit different from the template and I know ppl here really hate that lol. But please give me your honest opinions on this team.

    Leno (Nyland)
    TAA - Robertson- Azpi- Justin (Mitchell)
    Auba- Salah Son- ASM- (Hojbejerg)
    Werner

    Then i'll decide which to play between Mitchell and Hojbejerg.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Very good team, go with it

    2. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      You're missing a striker or two?

      1. Wally711
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I'm comfortable going with 1

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ditch azpi for spurs def
      Not liking ASM myself, prefer pereira and Armstrong
      Souchek is going to comfortably outscore Hojbjerg

      1. Wally711
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        True but he's currently at risk of starting.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Week 1...

          1. Wally711
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            ya because he might have to quarantine.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I get it but that’s only 1 week

    4. Sam feasts
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Opting for only Werner up too myself too, i like it. Unpopular but so were cheeseburgers once.

      1. Wally711
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        hahaha. Thanks

  2. TAT
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Seeing Richarlison in quite a few teams. Can someone tell my why he's an option to go for?

    1. Wally711
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Not really sure, spend the .5 more and get jimmy or ings.

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        right? or .5 less for James Rodriguez

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          wait-no. Different positions. Never mind

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            J. Rodriguez is more tempting to me.

      2. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        That's my thinking as well. Just seems a strange price point to target. Maybe I'm missing something.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Jonty, is that you?

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Haha!

    2. Gingerman
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Great fixtures, exciting additions to the squad but we know how Everton love to disappoint

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I get that there are some decent fixtures and signings for Everton, but 8.0 seems A LOT to spend for a striker.

      • MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        DCL better regardless

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Because of the price?

          1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yes, and I reckon he'll do just as well if not better

            1. TAT
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              That I agree with. For the price point, DCL seems a better option.

        2. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          DCL - 16.11 xG in 2639 minutes (didn't start the season nailed).

          Rich - 9.84 xG in 3100 minutes.

          I know who I'm going for at 1m lower! (Cue Rich brace at Spurs...)

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        My thinking is he will be on the end of James crosses. Decent fixtures.

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          But do we trust Everton enough though? 8.0 seems very pricy.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I like the punt.

            1. TAT
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              The fixtures are there though, that's for sure.

    3. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Are you considering rotating Budget (£4.5m) Defender pairings?

      Click on the link for my Fixtures matrix including each team with a 4.5 defensive option.

      Also illustrating 21 possible rotation combinations.

      https://twitter.com/legomane_fpl/status/1303768712072310786

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thx for this, good visual aide

      2. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not interested in any New Def.

        Although that Taylor + KWP is a great one. Would he be nailed tho, with Pieters in his spot.

      3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Um, so does this mean that Targett and KWP is the best pairing?

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I've got a KWP > Targett/Konsa transfer eyes-up for GW9

      4. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Great work!

      5. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers mate, this is really useful.
        Do you have any involving 5m players?

      6. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        That’s great, thanks. Even though I’m not on Twitter I could still have a look.

        KWP-Taylor or KWP - Ayling looks decent.

      7. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Which pairing do you prefer?

      8. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        KWP + Lamptey ftw.

      9. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Nice!

      10. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        This is really helpful- thank you. Hopefully will get added as Hot Topic

      11. QUEN
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Very nice thanks. Lascelles more appealing

        You think lamptey nailed

    4. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Vardy over Werner for the start of the season. who’s with me ?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not me

      2. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Me!

      3. Destroyer of teams
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Nope

      4. Dosh
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yes

      5. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yes, with £0.5m in the bank just in case I want Kane instead in week 2.

        1. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Same plan with the sell of aubam to Kdb/sterling freeing 0.5 to Kane or aguero

      6. Drafting Away
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Vardy tried and tested

    5. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      What do you think?

      Johnstone
      TAA - KWP - Mitchell
      Auba - Salah - Son - Rodríguez - Pereira
      Werner - Mitrovíc

      (Button, Burr, Brewster, Taylor)

      0.5 ITB.
      Plan is to play TAA, Taylor & KWP most weeks. In the toughest I just hope Mitchell and/or Burr is a possibility - otherwise I'll probably have 0.5 to upgrade at that point.

      Salah/Auba -> Bruno for free before GW2
      Salah/Auba + Rodríguez -> Bruno + Rashford (-4)
      Son -> Rashford for free
      Salah/Auba + Mitrovíc -> Rashford + Martial (-4)

      A lot of options to bring in City and United after GW1

    6. Vazza
        2 months, 23 days ago

        On the basis that Man U are quite keen on signing a right winger e.g. Sancho etc., is there any point holding our breath on whether Greenwood is a viable option?

      • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Really want Havertz but feel like this is the way to go. Opinions?

        McCarthy
        TAA,Dier,Saiss,KWP
        Salah,Auba,ASM,Armstrong
        Werner,Mitrovic

        Fabri, Mitchell, Davis, Bruno

        Bruno to slot in gw2 from the bench

      • Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Im not going to touch this again, unless absolutely necessary...

        Johnstone (Button)
        TAA / Robbo / Dier (Lewis / Mitchell)
        Auba / Alli / Soucek / Pereira (Bruno)
        Wilson / Werner / Mitrovic

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Any reason as to why you have opted for Johnstone over Ryan and McCarthy?

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              They’re a perfect 8.5 same team pairing.

              Also Broms fixtures aren’t too bad and I reckon Johnstone will stack up quite a few save points.

        2. The Handsome Hunk
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Last piece of Puzzle:-

          a) DCL, Barnes, Bissouma
          b) ASM, Havertz, Brewster

          Have Werner in the team as well.

          Barnes will turn Havertz\Puli in GW3

          1. Saint Tim
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            A

        3. tissae
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          How mad is it to start GW1 with Bruno on a bench?

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Not mad at all imo... 😉

          2. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I’m considering it. If you have a good squad it’s easily possible.

          3. Scout
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Not mad at all

          4. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I don't fancy it myself due to several reasons.

            1) You're locking yourself to Bruno. He will be the most popular United asset, but personally I'm not sure if I want to head into GW2 with:
            Bruno
            Rashford
            Martial
            Martial + Bruno
            Martial + Rashford
            Rashford + Bruno

            Therefore I'm setting my team up to do be able to adapt into any of the above mentioned (ofc I know that a double United will result in a -4). But with Bruno on your bench I think it is less likely, that you have a player like Son who can easily become Rashford. I also don't see many Bruno teams with money ITB to be able to quiet handy get in a second United asset.

            2) I personally think that (lets say Son) and a given transfer somewhere in your team is better than saving a transfer and playing another cheap midfielder or defender.

            3) I really want Taylor on my bench, and with a cheap attacker like Brewster I kinda need a guy likely to get atleast 1 point in case a warm-up injury happens

            1. tissae
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              1) If I start with Bruno on the bench, I have 0.5m ITB to do Ings -> Martial GW2, and have double MU straith ahead. What starting with Bruno in GW1 does for me, is basically sacrificing GW1 to have a better team GW2.

        4. Scout
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ryan
          Shaw/Gomez/Vinagre or Justin
          Auba/Stephens/Mane/Sterling/Saint-max
          Werner/Martial

          OR

          Ryan
          Trent/ Shaw/ Coady
          Aubu/Bruno/Sterling/ 7m + 4.5 or 6m +5.5
          Werner/Wilson

          1. Yes Don
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            b

        5. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          McCarthy
          TAA Davies Saiss
          Salah Auba Havertz ASM
          Werner Antonio Adams

          (4.0 Ayling Bissouma 4.0)
          1.0m

          GW2: Salah & Antonio ➡️ Bruno(c) & Martial (-4)
          GW3: Auba ➡️ KDB

          Pretty much set on this team!

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Really nice set up

          2. Teomi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Maybe coady instead of saiss,
            Marcel might get his place as lcb

        6. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ready and no more moves..

          McCarthy
          KWP Trent Dier Justin (Taylor)
          Salah Aubameyang (C) St Max Havertz
          Ings Werner (Brewster if moves)

          0.5 itb to get Martial GW2

          Thoughts?

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I like it a lot!

            Just can't convince myself to go 4 at the back.

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I wanted Wilson but can’t get him, could always lose Salah (Fernandes/KDB) and improve 3rd Striker, Risky..

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                The same dilemma I have but then I have same team !! Excellent of course.

          2. Scout
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Who's your 5th midfielder?

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Bissouma

          3. Strchld
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Similar than mine, but I have Coady and Alli over Justin and Havertz

            Whats tour plan for GW2 and 3?

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Ings to Martial

              1. Strchld
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Allright.
                I think Im doing Salah and Ings > Bruno and Martial for a hit.

                1. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Me too

        7. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Batshuayi could be a good asset if he moves to Palace ?

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Great value

          2. Jellyfish
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            He was good last time he was loaned out there

          3. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Eze and Bats are going to have to compete.

            1. OneMan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              But the play in different positions ?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I’m saying neither will start early on, wait and see for sure

        8. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          From GW2:

          A. Jimi, Ings, Bruno
          B. Werner, Martial, Son

          For GW1, Bruno would be Son in A, and Martial would be Ings in B. Funds in the bank to cover either move.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            B

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              But best thing is you don't need to know the answer yet. I have 3 players in that price range currently so can switch around.

              1. Boxwoods
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                B would leave me more flexibility.

                If I go A, my midfield will be Salah, Bruno, Auba(later KDB or Raz), ASM, and I would not likley move any of the big three.

                If I go B, it would mean dropping Mo to get Bruno.

          2. Saint Tim
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            B

            1. Boxwoods
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Thanks. I note below, though, that you have Jimi, Ings!

          3. Scout
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            B

        9. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          What differentials and low owned players are currently in your drafts?
          I currently have
          Pulisic 3.6%
          Nketiah 2.0%
          Robbo 12.9%
          Richarlison 11%

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            DCL Alli Pulisic Adams

          2. FOMFF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Considering Zaha, potential OOP

        10. Saint Tim
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          So how's this looking? I liked reading the Big At The Back articles recently...

          Ramsdale
          Robertson, VVD, Doherty, Tierney
          Salah (C), Auba (VC), Soucek
          Ings, Jimi, Nketiah
          Bench: Walton, Dier, Romeu, Stephens

        11. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Locked this team for GW1, will monitor Vinagre and Pulisic

          McCarthy
          TAA Dier KWP Justin
          Auba (c) Alli Pulisic
          Werner DCL Adams
          - Bruno Bissouma Ferguson

          What would be your rating for this one ??

          1. Wally711
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Doesnt look sexy enough for me because bruno on the bench 4/10

        12. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Looks great, planned WC10. Squad nice and flexible so I can make the moves I want.

          McCarthy (Steer)
          TAA - Doherty - Davies - KWP (4.0)
          Auba - Havertz/Puli - Rodriguez - Son (Reed)
          Werner - Martial (Ings + .5) (4.0)

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Looks excellent

            Captain TAA?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Thanks

              Prefer Auba

          2. Froes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I think we should give time to harvertz last season he didn't start that well and he hasn't been playing germans nations cup games

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Already on the Chelsea hype train lol

              Not really bothered about him not starting last season well, he's playing in an incredible attack with great fixtures, not gonna overthink that one

          3. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Where did Kane go?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              The extra 1.5 Son gave me got me Rodriguez for ASM + 0.5 and I couldn't resist it, Rodriguez is a beast! Son also looks very bright, fit and dangerous and I like to see that. Still love and back Kane highly though, eyeing up the GW5 and GW8 fixtures for captaincy - no other great fixtures then - and I'll definitely pounce if an opportunity presents itself. Or Son can take the armband if he's actually cutting inside and not holding hands with the touchline.

          4. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            No Salah really does wonders for the rest of the team.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Put him back for the first time in a week and took him out 10 seconds later, just ruins the rest of the team and we've got other captaincies + great options available.

        13. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Pending pressers and news of Puli and Havertz I’m down to one final decision - the filler in the midfield at 5.0-5.5

          Not wholly given up on Koucek and expecting little there really and willing to risk benchings but hoping to transfer minimally

          Saka?

          How often would you expect him to appear? Who are the threats to him? Decent upside?

          1. Drafting Away
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Arsenal fan here - love Saka but you will cop rotation issues

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Expecting rotation but would you expect 2 of 3 say. I could live with that at his pay grade possibly

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I've settled with ASM for that spot.

            Saka could be a good punt but there's definitely a huge threat of rotation there.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              On my list but that’s looking a very unsettled attack so probably avoiding to start off with

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I like the first two fixtures can bench him in GW3 and then will probably look to sell for a Wolves mid in GW4.

                I like Saka too but I know he's going get either 60-70 or 20-30 mins each game.

        14. Drafting Away
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Hey guys my draft night with the lads is tonight there’s 8 of us
          Predicted to go in first round picks are
          A. De bruyne
          B. Salah
          C. Auba
          D. Sterling
          E. Mane
          F. Kane
          G. Fernandes
          H. Rashford

          What order would you pick these in based on who will score the most total points in the season (ignore starting fixtures) thanks for your help guys!! And this is my personal order at this point 🙂

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Looks good, smaller amount of forwards in the game so i think it's worth picking them in round 2.

            1. Drafting Away
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Was thinking that too cheers!

          2. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Auba, KDB, Mane, Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Kane, Rashford

            1. Drafting Away
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Cheers!! Auba could be a cheeky top scorer this year as a mid

        15. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Alonso... now there's a punt

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            This

          2. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I think the Red Woman put something in your drink.

          3. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Early wc-ers are sleeping on him

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Is there not a chance of Azpil playing LB and James RB, if the game requires it?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                James is hurt, that’s why alonso only option for WCs, I expect Dave to start at LB when Reece is fit

          4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            A possibility, but 6m when there are better and cheaper options doesn't appeal to me

          5. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Scored 3 goals (and one red card) during that period when Pulisic was injured and he played quite a lot.

          6. ivantys
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Alonso's def a high risk high reward type of player.

          7. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Guys, I know KWP is really popular.

            But thoughts on Bertrand for 0.5 more - holds more of an attacking threat and could be in a decent chance for assists.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Attacking threat?
              Ryan Bertrand right?

              1. KGFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Yes.
                See his stats and you might be surprised 🙂
                Compare with defenders upto 5m.

            2. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              He only got two attacking returns last year, are you sure he offers much more threat than KWP?

              1. KGFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Agreed, didn't get many.
                Its about can he get many this time round? Just contemplating the idea between KWP and Bertrand for 0.5 more.

                1. Snevitz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  He used to do well 2014-2017.
                  Have Southampton's tactics changed or has he become older and slower?

                  1. KGFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    I think more to do with the managers and their tactics.
                    They had two different main managers for less than a year each from 2017 onwards in Pellegrino and Hughes.

                    Under Ralph, I expect SOU to be attacking and Bertrand could profit from it. Expecting them to finish 12th or above.

            3. Third Eye Vision
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Think I’d just go KWP and keep the change. Can’t see any great advantage getting Bertrand.

              1. KGFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                That's definitely the popular way to go.

            4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              He had like 2 goal involvements last season, KWP had 3 assists in one game

              1. KGFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Not one FPL defender priced up at £5.0m or less this season created more chances than Bertrand in 2019/20.

                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/23/the-best-mid-price-and-premium-fpl-defenders-for-2020-21/

          8. Froes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Any opinions :

            Martinez
            TAA Doherty Justin egan
            mane Auba Bowen son
            werner Adams

            B:Johnstone Mitchell Anguissa Brewster

            1. jimmyabs1987
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I don’t like the strikers but solid team

          9. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Which one?

            A) Son & Ward Prowse
            B) Zaha & Dele

            1. Wally711
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              A

          10. Vazza
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Does anyone feel that Greenwood is a viable option given Man U’s persistent pursuit of signing a right winger e.g. Sancho etc?

              1. jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Not in long run but with his involvement and clinical finishing last year he will her game time and at 7.5 in that team he is a bargain

                I am waiting to see how Ole lines it all up before choosing one or other

            • King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Name
              A. Best two 5m defs
              B. Best two 4.5 defs

              Will need to play 3 out of these every week.

              Currently on Dier, Egan, KWP, Targett

              1. jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Noble has decent stats and on pens
                Maybe ceballos for a punt if he gets game time?

                1. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Cheers all

              2. jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Fail I thought you said mids...

              3. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Dier or Davies
                Saiss/Coady is a good shout too

                KWP, Taylor, Ayling

              4. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Saiss, Dier, Shaw (if stays fit which is unlikely)
                KWP Taylor, (Vinagre if staying)

              5. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I’ve just brought in Jamal Lewis.
                I think he’s a good 4.5 option...

            • Green Arrow
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Seem Jorginho played the entire 90 for Italy right?

            • Samantuka
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Guys pls join to my
              Private classic league
              League name : DDD 2020-21
              League Code : adeuyj

            • PepSala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Anyone have a link to all epl pre season friendlies?