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Why my latest team for FPL Gameweek 1 features 4-3-3 formation

The new season draws near. I’m getting myself mentally prepared for all the ups and downs that Fantasy Football brings, while consciously aware that this looks set to be the most difficult to predict season ever.

The continuing threat of Coronavirus looms over us all, with new cases of COVID-19 potentially impacting upon our own lives, as well as the decisions we make as Fantasy managers.

I would love to say that the pandemic has given me context to appreciate just how trivial FPL is when we compare it to the struggles of people around the globe; but actually, the fact that the game offers me an escape from the world and its troubles means that in some way, I feel like I am under greater pressure to score points, or risk getting myself more down and upset.

But, let’s stay positive. The new season brings opportunities to get ahead of the pack and lay the foundations for a successful season. My main aim with my team is to get off to a good start, like I did back in the 2017/18 season where I finished 817th.

As you might have heard in FPL BlackBox, I’ve actually had quite a settled team for a while now, so this is my opportunity to present you the likeliest candidates to make my Blank Gameweek 1 squad at the time of writing.

Goalkeeper

It’s very, very rare for me to spend over £4.5m on a Goalkeeper, but Aaron Ramsdale (£5.0m) looks too tempting for me to ignore. The introduction of Sheffield United last season brought in a team that loves to keep clean sheets (they kept 13 of them in total). It also gave us an incredibly reliable goalkeeper in Dean Henderson (£5.5m) who so often came to the rescue to make vital saves to keep the opposition out.

I’m hoping that Ramsdale fills the Henderson shaped hole that has been left in United’s backline. Ramsdale made the second-most saves of all goalkeepers last season for struggling Bournemouth,  and now plays in a team where you feel a 1-0 win would be the sweetest of successes.

I love teams that look to grind out a low scoring win. This often translates into a good return of points for Goalkeepers, with Nick Pope (£5.5m) the biggest benefactor in recent seasons of this strategy. With the Burnley man now out of my price range, and only Matthew Ryan (£4.5m) tempting me in the budget category (I am still unconvinced by McCarthy, and Southamptons’ ability to keep regular clean sheets), I am happy to back Ramsdale – and feel he could well be the highest scoring goalkeeper in the game come the end of the season.

Defenders

I’m not going to waste too much time debating the merits of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m). In all honesty, I was expecting a bigger price tag for the Englishman. If a midfielder or a striker got in and around 200 points for two seasons in a row, we’d expect to be paying over £10.0m. To get it for just over £7.0m is a bargain. The double up with Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) is a very solid strategy, but with so many premium picks to choose from in midfield and attack, I’ve decided to not go down this route.

Matt Doherty (£6.0m) was locked in when he was at Wolves, and his move to London hasn’t deterred me one bit. Jose Mourinho loves his right-sided defenders to bomb down the pitch, and while it’s unlikely that Doherty will play quite as attacking as he has previously, if he can return 150 points, he will be one of the best value players in the entire game. Given that I love owning an attacking defender, what kind of person would I be if I didn’t go for the one ranked number one in the ICT index last season.

My third spot goes to Kieran Tierney (£5.5m) and I have to admit, I’m already marking him down one of my more “tentative” selections. I’ve been impressed with Arsenal’s general play under Arteta, and one of the key things that I like is how he’s got them defending as a unit.

The list of defenders on the books is simply staggering at the moment (I count 13 on the transfer list page) but Tierney is the pick of the bunch. His spot in the team looks secure, and he demonstrated on the final day of last season an eye for goal. The main reason I like Tierney is that for £5.5m, I don’t see many better options elsewhere for that price. The £5.5m midfielders, for example, look pretty uninspiring to me.

My concern is that he comes with a more “premium” price tag, without the stats to really back up his status as a high-impact, attacking full-back, especially as he has been used in the back-three of late. With two great games against Fulham and West Ham though, it will be interesting to see how Arteta uses Tierney and whether he looks to use his obvious attacking talent to more advantage now they have signed some competent defenders, or whether he will remain more shackled.

I’m currently sweating on the status of Ruben Vinagre (£4.5m), who has recently been linked with a move away – alongside rumours that Wolves may be looking to purchase a new left wing-back. Wolves’ early fixtures, and lack of European involvement, are a great combination and I’d love to get in one of their wingbacks from the start. My hope is that Vinagre stays and cements his place, to give me a cheap way into a back line that kept 13 clean sheets last season.

Midfielders

My selection of Sadio Mané (£12.0m) over Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) is set to go to the wire. Looking at the stats, I don’t even really know why I’m considering Liverpool’s number 10.

With Mané’s ownership at just 12% (compared to Salah’s 29.9%) this could be an opportunity to back a slightly more (quite literally) “left-field” option.

Last season, Salah only outscored Mané by 12 points. Am I brave for backing the “Underdog”, or is it just a decision doomed to end in failure? If I go for it, it should make for some interesting discussions on BlackBox anyway…

My other premium selection, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) needs no introduction. His reclassification as a midfielder means he’s going to hoover up even more points, with two of the easiest games coming first. His fixture swing in Gameweek 3 also comes up a perfect time for those looking to make the switch to City assets. This one’s a no brainer for me.

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My third midfielder is Matheus Pereira (£6.0m), who I’m not going to pretend isn’t a punt. But, I’m backing “talisman theory”. From what I’ve seen and heard, this guy is the real deal. No player in the last five years in the Championship has more assists (16) than Pereira did last season and only eight players (most of which were strikers) bettered his shot count (111).

Everything is going to run through Pereira, and tying down Grady Diangana (£5.5m) permanently means that he will have someone to thread balls to with a bit of quality. A few seasons ago, I backed Pascal Groß (£5.5m) to succeed with similar underlying numbers for a relegated team in Germany. I’m hoping that Pereira can come some way to emulating my favourite ever player in FPL.

Forwards

Can Adams deliver on Project Restart promise and match Ings' for FPL value?

Sick of constantly having to scramble round for the in-form strikers despite owning players like Connor Wickham (£4.5m), I’m electing to start big up top this year.

Danny Ings (£8.5m) is really a placeholder for Anthony Marital (£9.0m), as I look to target teams with early fixtures against Crystal Palace – who are riddled with injuries to their defensive line.

I’d love to see Ings get close to his 22 goal season from last year, but I do think it’s unlikely unless Southampton can keep up their rather incredible run of form that came post-lockdown.

Regardless of what happens against Palace though, I will be grabbing Martial who’s reclassification as a forward does dent his appeal somewhat, but I think showed towards the end of last season that he can be a true number nine.

I’d be astounded if Martial doesn’t hit 20 goals this season if he can stay fit. I do also think a strong case can be made for Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), who got the same number of goals as Martial but is now classed as a midfielder.

I’m not really considering Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) or Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) right now, due to budget restrictions (Fernandes) and fears of a Jadon Sancho arrival (Greenwood).

Werner scores on Chelsea debut as Ziyech sustains knee injury

Timo Werner (£9.5m) will be leading the line of Chelsea’s new-look attack against Brighton at the weekend, and it looks like he will make a mockery of his price tag. I can’t see any way in which the German will fail to be a success at Stamford Bridge, especially when you consider that he will have Kai Havertz (£8.5m), Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) and Christian Pulisic (£8.5m) alongside him.

With so many options this year, this incredibly array of moderately priced Chelsea attacking options will surely be an important factor in our FPL teams. Once they have settled and start banging the goals in, our premium players will need to keep firing otherwise they will be shipped out for these much more budget-friendly options, allowing us to strengthen the rest of our side.

Perhaps my least inspiring pick has to be Alexander Mitrovic (£6.0m), and I’m looking for any excuse not to go with him really.

I’d love to be able to shave £0.5m off somewhere (perhaps Tierney may go) so I can grab one of the £6.5m forwards (allowing for more flexibility to move around as I see fit). But at the moment, I’m on the Serbian.

The positives are that he started strongly last time he was in the Premier League and managed a very respectable 134 points (11 goals, four assists) despite Fulham’s struggles.

I really do think the Cottagers will struggle this season, but everything good will flow through Mitrovic and he’ll be tasked with carrying them over the finishing line to safety. They have a tough game against Arsenal to start, but then meetings with Leeds and Aston Villa will surely give him a better chance to impress, or will be an easy sell for someone else.

Bench

The less said here the better. Utilising a 4-3-3 formation means that I am selecting two players from a pool of incredibly uninspiring £4.5m options. Yves Bissouma (£4.5m) does look that standout in this price bracket. He finished last season very strongly, and looks to have made the central midfield area his own – but I am aware that Davy Pröpper (£5.0m), who I do not rate incidentally, is sniffing around.

The other £4.5m option could be any of them really. Mario Lemina (£4.5m) does at least have a point to prove and was at one point Southampton’s record signing. That said, I don’t hold out that much hope.

The decision between Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) and Nathan Ferguson (£4.0m) will come down to whether I feel I can afford to wait to see if the latter will nail down his place on the right after he comes back from injury.

Mitchell has had a good pre-season and looks set to at least start the season, but his position may be less secure when defensive reinforcements come back to the side.

I’m leaning towards Mitchell at the moment though. If he has a strong start to the campaign, perhaps he can go on and cement his spot in the team the same way that Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) did a few seasons ago, or how the legendary John Lundstram (£5.5m) did in 2019/20.

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  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Jamal Lewis 4.5!!

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

      will he start though?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes. Perhaps not GW1 I guess but left back is a huge weakness

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

          I think Jamal Lewis himself is a huge weakness too. Done bugger all last season

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wow...straight in

    3. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1 goal 0 assists in 33 games last season, what's so special about him?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who said it was special?

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Probably a nailed 4.5 not playing for Norwich anymore who had 0 strikers to hit once Pukki lost it

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Newcastle are without Dubravka who saved them from peril last year. Not a defence I’m remotely interested in really

  2. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which United asset represents the best value for money? I'm really torn between planning for Martial or Bruno.

    1. ludaslol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I like the -4 to get both in for GW2 and keep long term.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        They’d need to keep form against top 6 opponents if you’re looking to hold the double up from week 4 on. Everton are likely much stronger defensively this time around

        Not saying no but the rush to double up feels possibly short/sighted before we’ve seen form

        Do like them week 2 🙁

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bruno 100%

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Value for money it's probably Greenwood when starting.

      But I like the security of Bruno and the pens.

    4. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rashford 🙂

    5. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The beauty of planning to have the cash for Bruno, is that you can go to any other Utd attacker if needed.

  3. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Sounds like Havertz start, Pulisic bench, Ziyech out.

    Who do we prefer?

    Personally going with Werner then doing Alli > Puli in GW4...

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

      where is that "sound" coming from?

    2. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Source?

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have Havertz right now. I think he'll start.

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

        same here 😎

  4. serhio_harlamos
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I do not like

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

      lol

    2. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      *cries*

  5. cuppatea78
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    RMT Please

    McCarthy
    Doherty / TAA / KWP
    Armstrong / Salah / Son / PEA
    Ings / Wilson / DCL

    Subs: Steer / Justin / Mitchell / Bissouma

  6. DavidFFC
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Regarding the article and Fulham / Mitrovic having 'a tough game at the Emirates to start', Fulham are at home but we're just the whipping boys so why worry about accuracy?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Typical everywhere but west London centric media.

      1. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I just read it wrong, soz.

    2. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      wow, sorry just a mistake on my part.
      will ask for an edit.

      1. DavidFFC
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Apologies for the tone, just fed up with how we're treated sometimes! 20 teams in the league, and it's wearying to be an afterthought at best.

        1. Az
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          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It's edited now. Had nothing to do with being a slight on you guys, just misread the fixture!

  7. tim_oriordan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

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

    McCarthy - Nyland
    Arnold - Van Dijk - Vinagre - Taylor - Mitchell
    Salah - Aubameyang - Son - Mount - Bissouma
    Werner - Mitrovic - Davis

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Vinagre, Mount - transfers in waiting
      Nyland, davis - price drops in waiting

  8. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anybody thinking of going without Werner?

    1. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Me . Got Vardy

      1. QUEN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This

  9. J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lemina AND Bissouma???!!

    Too magic beany for me. 🙂

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Joe will lamptey play

      1. ameisin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lamptey is pretty nailed on for RB I think. Was really good end of last season.

    2. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Surprised Ceballos wasn't mentioned on the SC - decent 5.0 option if no Soucek with good stats

      1. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        no no no God no

        1. Detweiler
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just think of the stats Az! And a mere 0.5 more than Lemina.

  10. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    "Exclusive from @TheAthleticUK: Ziyech and Chilwell will miss start of the season for #CFC, Pulisic in line to feature and Havertz on course to make debut. "

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

      Get into my team Kai

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

        This

  11. ludaslol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Davies, ASM (3-4-3)

    B) Doherty, KWP (4-3-3)

    Who scores more long term?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      probably B over the season

    2. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

  12. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    People say that teams 343 with bench 2x4.0 defs plus 4.5 mid is a no go but teams on 442 with 4.0 def, 4.5 mid and 4.5 forward are ok.

    Cant get it as 4.5 forwards wont play. Probably will play even less than few 4.0 defs. Brewster loan still isnt on and teams who wanted him bought striker like Villa (Davis a no go imo).

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      4.5 forward bad choice IMO got 4.5, 4 def and 4.5 mid

    2. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      yes! thank you, some sense!

  13. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What do you think about that team?
    Egan worth the 5.0?
    Saka or ASM?

    Ryan
    TAA/Davies/Egan/KWP
    Auba/Salah/Son/Saka
    Werner/Ings

    Nyland/Brewster/Stephens/Mitchell

    1. moz_1983
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Good first team but the bench is a worry given the minimal sure starts there.

  14. UnluckyXI
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    With Leicester Def injuries and suspensions, who's their starting back 4?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      New guy, Capt Morgan, Soy, Justin?

  15. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pick

    1. Armstrong and soucek
    2. 6.0 mil and 4.5 mil..

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Armstrong and 4.5m Use the money well.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Depends on who they are. Only 6 mill that leaps to mind is JWP.

  16. buzzkill
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    It's come down to this then.

    A. Werner, Adams, Bissouma
    B. Ings, Mitrovic, Saka

    I have absolutely no idea. Go with trusty Ings or untested Werner?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have all 3 As and only 1 B at the minute.

      1. buzzkill
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Which B is that? I'd go Lemina over Bissouma but that's besides the point. It's going without Werner that frightens me, he could very well take to the PL like Auba did and make a mockery of that 9.5 pricetag. Then it's a double FT to undo my mistake.

  17. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Villa signing of Ollie ends the hope of 4.5m forwards right?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      There was no hope anyway.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      correct

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      non of the 4.5m were actually good pick anyway

    5. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      4.0 defs better than 4.5 striker

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Best combo? Will also own KWP!

    A. Ryan+C.Taylor
    B. McCarthy+C.Taylor
    C. McCarthy+Justin

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Means playing double Soton GW1

  19. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Team A (442) or Team B (433)?

    Team A, 0.5ITB
    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Justin Taylor (Mitchell)
    Salah Auba Son ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner Ings (Davis)

    Team B, 0.5ITB
    McCarthy Doherty* Justin (Taylor Mitchell)
    Salah Auba Son ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner Adams* Mitro*

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B. Better bench.

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Are you sure Taylor nailed?

      1. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Must be surely?

    3. kc0411
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      who's ASM?

      1. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Saint Maximan

  20. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    You have a very different approach to me AZ, but that's all the more reason to pay attention to you.

    Thanks for write up. Love the positivity x

    1. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why thank you Giggsy!

  21. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What are you thinking about Sheffield this new season? Can we trust them in defense again?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No Hendo is a concern.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Is Ramsdale that bad?

    2. greenybne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think it's worth trusting them through WOL, avl, LEE, ars, FUL. Less than 3 CS and you'd question them. Egan at 5.0 is a very easy swap out at that point

  22. greenybne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on this defensively minded draft (version 3,247 for the record)....

    McCarthy/Ryan (4.0)
    VVD, TAA, Doherty, 4.5 (4.0)
    Auba, Salah, Alli, (Soucek, 4.5)
    Martial, Mitro, Adams

    0.5 ITB
    The 0.5 plus 2.0 from Auba & Salah to Bruno & Sterling upgrade Adams/Mitro to Jimmy/Ings

    Appreciate the thoughts!

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks great

  23. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I’m keeping 1.5 itb for Son to Bruno... but would you spend it on upgrading elsewhere or sensible to keep, which means I can hold on to Salah and auba a bit longer...

    Ryan
    TAA, Dier, kwp, Taylor, Mitchel
    Salah, auba, son, ASM, soucek
    Werner, dcl, davis

    A. Save 1.5 to upgrade son to Bruno
    B. Davis to mitro
    C. Dier to vvd
    D. Dcl to Ings

    1. greenybne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A or D, with Jimmy as an option also

  24. MDainty97
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Any chance of some feedback on my current team?

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA, Lewis, Doherty (Mitchell, Justin)
    Aubameyang, Son, Havertz, Keita (ASM)
    Werner, Jimenez, Wilson

    Cheers

    1. greenybne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Templateish and good! Trusting both Chelsea boys from the get go is too risky for me, and Keita is a massive punt, especially in your run on side. Wilson could be a massive differential

      1. MDainty97
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers for the feedback! Werner and Havertz just think remind me of the season of Costa and Fabregas dominated, it’s either going to pay off or flop, least there’s room for change. Keita I think is first choice this season, especially with the uncertainty of wijnaldum. Wasn’t sure about Wilson but that’s a good bit of feedback

  25. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which option is better?

    a) ASM Werner
    b) Havertz Wilson

    Leaning towards B

    1. MDainty97
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ive got all 4 haha, but if I was picking I'd go with B

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A for now until you are sure Harvezt will start GW1

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  26. cassanata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Probably being discussed before but with most going without City & UTD players in GW1 they are going to see a lot of transfers in. How likely are prices to rise by 0.2 for the likes of KDB and Bruno because of it?

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bruno to rise by 0.1 I reckon, doubt anyone else will - maybe Martial if Werner blanks

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        before GW2 I meant obv - by GW3/4 a load of them will have I think

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      High specially if they score in GW2

  27. Sepp Blattered
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Stuck behind 2 drafts currently ... one with Double Liverpool defence or Salah/Auba/Fernandes midfield. Which price points does everyone prefer?

    1) TAA/Robbo

    4.5 - 4.0
    TAA - Robbo - 4.5 - 4.5 - 4.0
    Salah (Fernandes) - Auba - 8.5 - 5.5 - 4.5
    Werner - 6.0 - 6.0

    2) Salah/Auba/Fernandes

    4.5 - 4.0
    TAA - 5.0 - 4.5 - 4.5 - 4.0
    Salah - Auba - Fernandes - 5.5 - 4.5
    Werner - 6.0 - 6.0

  28. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Doucoure 5.5m.

    Hmmmm.....

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      DM though with James CAM surly?

      1. TheMooyBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Think James could play RW (has been deployed there before by Ancelotti). But Doucoure would definitely be one of the central midfielders but more likely to move up the pitch with Allan holding back.

    2. Bambi
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice price

  29. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Are we overlooking Nketiah as an option, especially with those x2 early fixtures? Im not saying he is instead of Auba but as well as. His finishing in the internationals looks decent, very sharp.

    1. Sepp Blattered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Decent enabler for Mitro if he doesn't fire after 2 GWs ... but shhhh no-one is considering him

  30. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Havertz, Mitrovic, Soucek
    B) Richarlison, Pereira, Doucoure(or other (5.5)