Pro Pundits - Az

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. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mccarthy (nyland)
    Taa Davies Justin (mitchell, taylor)
    Son Salah Auba Armstrong Soucek
    Werner Callum (brewster)

    Gw2 : son to bruno
    Gw3 ; auba to kdb

    Have that feeling about armstrong and soucek make me weak as a starters what can i change . 0.5 itb

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Could always downgrade Armstrong and get a 5.0 defender and play 4/4/4

      Or do the same but get a 3rd striker from the 6.0 bunch

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        4/4/2..... the 4/4/4 might not work out

  2. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 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. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      ASM more nailed but is just a freestyle player, Saka not 100% nailed but can return every time he will touch the field

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

        But as always, the problem with the ~60% nailed ones are the 1pt cameos that block your (presumably more nailed) bench players from coming on,

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I thought about Egan but I think there's better value elsewhere. ASM > Saka

  3. The Trentminator
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Why rashford not involved in the league of nations?

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

      not fully recovered from ankle injury I believe. Prioritised trying to get fully fit for GW2

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

      He wasn't fit enough to play.

  4. Sepp Blattered
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lost on past page sorry

    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

  5. ludaslol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Think I'm somewhat locked in, in terms of structure and plan atleast. Plan was first to early WC but now I think I'll do fine with just a hit.

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Davies (Ayling, Mitchell)
    Salah Havertz Auba ASM/Saka/Podence
    Adams Antonio/Wilson Werner

    1m itb.

    GW2: Plan is to transfer Antonio/Wilson and Salah for Bruno and Martial for -4.
    GW3: Auba > KDB/Sterling

    Best 1 week punt:
    A) Wilson
    B) Antonio

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

      Ayling (FUL) will play Gw2 in place of Saiss (MCI)

  6. Lutherc71
      1 month, 14 days ago

      McCarthy - Ryan
      Mitchell - Dallas - Justin - TAA - Doherty
      Auba - Zaha - Salah - Kebano - Pereira
      Werner - DCL - Mitro

      I'm still wondering if I should go:
      A) Doherty + Pereira + DCL
      or
      B) Dier + Son + Brewster

      What do you think?

      1. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

    • linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      GW2 transfer:

      A- Werner to Martial (I know what u think but I think it's Martial's season)

      B- Alli to Greenwood ( I 'm not sure if Greenwood still nailed with DVB, maybe they'll change the system)

      1. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        gotta be B, if you can afford to, get Greenwood from the first week and bench him, save FT for next week. Dele vs Everton isn't that good of a fixture

        1. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Don't like the idea having a blanker on my bench in this covid time

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

        Neither.

        I like Alli and Werner.

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

        I am doing A in GW2
        I believe in martial this year!

        And I Alli to Pulisic GW3!

        So A

      4. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Got to be a call you make after seeing gw 1 really

        If Werner bags and pool concede there is no way I’d get rid

    • JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      DCL + Vardy or Werner + Ings? If I choose the DCL option, I'll have 1m ITB

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

    • LikeItLoveIt
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Who scores more GW1 -

      A - Son
      B - Havertz

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

        A

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

        a

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

        A.

        But I have both right now so I hope they both do well.

        1. Kloptimus Prime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Are you going without Salah?

    • Kloptimus Prime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      DCL or Ings?

      1. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ings, unless you need the money elsewhere

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A) Havertz

      B) Alli (Pulisic from gw4)

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I am being swayed towards Havertz - OK he could be benched gw1. But the Pulisic and Ziyech injures make it less likely. Plus he should play behind Werner attacking mid - that is the talk.
        I already have son, doherty and davies - but if I did not would go Alli.

        Safest option seems b) best of both worlds.

      2. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

      3. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Confused. So would you be transferring Havertz to Pulisic GW2 then? Why not just start with Pulisic

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

        A.

        I love how many people don't realize how good Havertz is. He's not just some young talent. He's literally a generational talent. 17 goals in 34 Bundesliga games in 18/19 and 12 in 30 last season. He just turned 21 and at 19 carried Leverkusen. He is also 13/13 in penalties and could well be the taker. I reckon he'll be Chelsea's Bruno and the sooner you get on board, the better.

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yeah I am copping on to this myself after a bit of research he sounds more like a forward! Will he start gw 1 though?
          Can see him linking up well with his compatriot Werner well. Should help both settle. Fixtures are peachy and even in pool game it should be an open one. Chelsea cannot play any other way.

    • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      TLDR - Az has got in Ramsdale - Pereira (WB) and is captaining Mane.

      The rest seems AZ you are.
      Interesting though he is his own man, obviously put thought into it.
      Nice to see a bit of variety in it.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah nice to see a point of difference instead of seeing another same old

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

        Really don't like the Tierney pick. He'll likely be LCB in a back 3. There will also be a 4.5m Arsenal defender that plays be it Holding or Saliba in Luiz's absence. Overpaying.

        The rest is good. Although Mane feels like typical Az trying to be cute. He did it last year by picking O'Connell for 0.5m more than Lundstram. Salah is hands-down a better FPL pick. He can also get jammy pens. Statistics and history are on his side. In the past, Mane's draw was that he's cheaper. He's not anymore.

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Agree on Tierney point - would pick Bellerin, But Mane better pick than Salah has being poor for a long time since restart. Mane clinical when he gets chances. Salah just hoping for pens as you say.

        2. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I am quite cute though

      3. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers buddy 🙂

    • thepancakeman123
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A) Van dijk + Mount
      B) 4.5m defender + Havertz

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

        A

        I think Mount is nailed (initially) due to injuries + has a point to prove. Couple that with VVD over a 4.5 & it becomes a no brainer in my opinion

      2. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      This is my team- very tempted now with Havertz over Alli. Good move or not? (Taylor or Justin would become Mitchell ). Flexibility to get Martial or Bruno, or both week 2 if I want to.

      A Havertz Mitchell
      B Alli Taylor/Justin

      McCarthy
      TAA Dier Justin*
      Salah Aubameyang Alli* ASM Soucek
      Werner Ings

      Button KWP Brewster/4.5/ Taylor*

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

        Yes to Havertz over Alli. But get the money from downgrading Soucek instead. He won't play. He's in isolation and then his fixtures suck.

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

          Actually, Justin > Mitchell is fine. You have KWP and Taylor as back up defenders.

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

            Cheers

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Thanks- good shout!

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

    • Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Who would you rather have in your squad?

      A....alli

      B....havertz (in addition to werner)

      Havertz likely to be the one id want longer term.... but can't be sure he will start or where he will play gw1....

      Thanks

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

        Asked same question above- Havertz

      2. MDainty97
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Havertz

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I've switched to Havertz

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Havertz it is!

    • Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Word of advice - spread your players around the teams - Covid-19 gonna cause chaos this season. If you have 3 from one or two teams, and their games get cancelled you’ll be pushing out a squad of 9 players 😮

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

        This is annoyingly good point to incite the dreaded return of rotating 4.5m keepers

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

          😛

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

          Get Ryan & McCarthy and then the Southampton vs BHA games gets cancelled 😯

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

        Probably worthwhile noting this article:
        https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league-coronavirus-rules-covid-19-test-positive-man-city-aymeric-laporte-riyad-mahrez-634281

        The salient info is:
        The Premier League will take a dim view of clubs requesting postponements to any of their fixtures should they suffer an outbreak of positive Covid-19 tests amongst their squads.

        Indeed, clubs have been warned that unless they have fewer than 14 players available, including professionals in their U21 squads, their scheduled fixtures will go ahead as planned.

        Should a club refuse to fulfil a Premier League fixture an independent panel will be appointed to decide upon a suitable punishment ranging from a fine to a potential points deduction depending on the case.

        Furthermore, clubs will not be given any leeway if the Premier League deem that a player(s) have breached their Covid-19 regulations by travelling overseas outside of international or club competitions.

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Good info thanks. Will be advantageous to people who study squads and likely replacements would get around 2 month gametime if player ahead of sub is recovering and self isolating.

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

            I think the take-away is that everything will be done to avoid postponing games, but individual players may still be affected. I would also argue that teams involved in Europe competitions are most likely (from a probability point of view) to experience Covid issues with some of their players.

            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yeah jesus did not think of Europe. Airports, nice looking foreign models different covid19 rules. Bored young lads.
              I think I will have to start checking instagram and gossip columns to see who is happily married!

      3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I did think of this but impossible to get a decent team added to the already blanking teams.

        I have 3 spurs/saints 2 cp and 2 chelsea.

        I am gambling on those 4 teams being sensible.
        WC if worst comes to worst.

    • Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Would you start with this team?

      ---------McCarthy
      Robertson Egan Justin
      Auba Mane Son Soucek
      -----Werner Ings Mitro

      Button Mitchell Bissouma Douglas

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I’ve debated having robbo and though it’s boring I think if you only have 1 you may as well just have taa to negate the risk

    • Cassitya
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Opinions on this please:

        McCarthy
        VVD, Robbo, KWP
        Salah, PEA, ASM
        Werner, Ings, Wilson

        Bench: Nyland, Saka, Mitchell, Stevens.

        Thank me in advance

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

          Great 10-man team

          1. Zlatan approves
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            John Cenq 4th def

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

          No interest in double Pool defense to start this season. You're also short a player. Who's the 4th defender?

          1. Cassitya
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I don’t see any other more certain clean sheets than Liverpool vs Leeds. I’d go Chelsea but their previous season game against Brighton was nothing to go on.

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

                It's not a one game season though. Their following games are tough.

          2. Cassitya
              1 month, 14 days ago

              My bad, tierney is the 4th starting defender

            • Cassitya
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I am wildcarding for GW2.

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

                  If you're certain of that, get Jarrod Bowen as a one week punt.

            • the vanisher
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thoughts on Ollie Watkins?

            • Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Docoure 5.5m

              Any takers?

            • Jet5605
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Who between Havertz and Werner is more likely to be an FPL beast?

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

                Both, but Haverz might need a few gameweeks to get settled

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Like choosing between Messi and Ronaldo for the Balon D'Or

            • Tomerick
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              McCarthy
              TAA/____/KWP
              Salah/Auba/Son/____/Soucek
              Werner/_____

              Nyland/Brewster/Mitchell/Ayling

              A) Doherty/Pereira/DCL
              B) Lascelles/Havertz/Mitrovic

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                B

            • dshv
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Pick

              1. Mitrovic (3-4-3)
              2. Armstrong (3-5-2)

            • Forza Papac
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Is Meslier first choice between the sticks for Leeds?

              1. Red Red Robins
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Just logged on to ask just this haha

              2. JelliedSpark968
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                He should be

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

              I want to raise 0.5 for future transfers...
              Which one?

              A) Ramsdale > Ryan
              B) Saiss > Justin
              C) KWP > Mitchell

            • Iceball
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Defense is TAA Saiss Davies xxx Mitchell
              A) KWP (double up with McCarthy)
              B) Taylor on bench first match (should survive first week with Mitchell)

            • La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              a) Kane Greenwood
              b) Son Martial

              does my head in

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

                b) Easy. 🙂

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

                B, Kane looks poor atm, Greenwood most likely to be dropped for new signings

                1. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  signings??

              3. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                b

            • The White Pele
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              A) JWP, Wilson
              B) ASM, Adams + 1m itb

            • senab
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Ryan
                KWP, Dier, TAA
                Son, Auba (VC), Mane (C), ASM
                Wilson, Werner, Adams

                Steer, Mitchell, Taylor, Bissouma

                1m ITB which I'm not happy with, but will be handy next GW

                Future thinking:
                Son -> Havertz, but want to see after GW1
                FWs feel a too weak long term

              • Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Nice team, love the 4-3-3 this year.

                1. Az
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Thanks Flair!