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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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1,279 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    repost

    With the available players this season, which formation and players would you go for?? (please mention a couple of players as well)

    A) 5.5-6.0m def in 442
    B) 6.0-6.5m mid in 352
    C) 6.0-6.5m fwd in 343

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C, Wilson and Mitrovic are best options. Adams if you don't have Ings/Armstrong

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thank you..am currently on Adams in 343

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      not asking for much are you 😀

      I'm currently starting with A + Boly - but 343 Mitro/Wilson/Bats/Wood is calling me

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hehe, looks like this will be a key decision to avoid hits later on to change the formation based on bandwagons (which will happen anyways)

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C with Mitro for me

    4. Jekori
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have gone with a 4.5 mid and attacker now. But it's temporary, will downgrade Auba to ManU and go to 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 depending which cheapy smashes the first 2 gw's. Sound like a plan right?

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sounds good to me 🙂
        How much do you have in the bank? I am going with Bruno on the bench, so this plan may not be ideal for me

        1. Jekori
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          0 ITB. I also have KdB on the bench (no Mo)
          But you can still go anywhere with Auba. Options atm:
          A. Auba > Greenwood + Davis > Martial
          B. Auba > Bruno + Davis > 6.0
          C Auba > Bruno + Bissouma > 6.0 (or 5.5 with that big a pool)
          D Auba > Rashford + Bissouma > 7.0

          A is when Greenwood doesn't get repercussions and no mid-price looks like the real deal.

          B/C/D depends on which one emerges

  2. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Vardy + 4.5m keeper or Werner + Ramsdale?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      werner + 4.5

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Werner and a 4.5

      Free your .5s!

    3. Treadstone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Werner and Ramsdale.Give it six gameweeks and they'll all be coughing up that extra .5.

  3. Mr Frost
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Burke! get him in Az

    1. luke25
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I feel people haven't watched Burke and have just heard he has potential aha

      1. TheMooyBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        at 4.5 he's really just gotta get on the pitch doesn't he?

        1. Mr Frost
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          just signed for sheff utd innit

  4. Bambi
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Got 12.0 to spend on a midfielder and forward to start every week - best combination?

    a) 5.0 Mid + 7.0 Fwd
    b) 5.5 Mid + 6.5 forward
    c) 6.0 Mid + 6.0 forward

    or

    d) 5.5 Mid + 6.0 forward + 0.5itb

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      ASM + Adams/Wilson/Antonio

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      D, ASM and Mitro

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      D

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B for sure.

      ASM/Armstrong/Saka + Wilson.

      1. Bambi
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think Im swaying towards Armstrong and Wilson - thanks Camzy

    5. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      D

  5. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    In order to create £0.5m ITB, would you recommend:
    A) Davies to Ayling
    B) ASM to Soucek (assuming available)

    McCarthy | Nyland
    TAA | Davies | Justin | Taylor | Mitchell
    Salah | Auba | Alli | ASM | Reed
    Werner | Ings | Mitro

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B is better value imo

  6. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bottomed lol

    A) Van Dijk + Son + Havertz + 0.5m in bank

    B) 4.5m defender + Salah + Ziyech

  7. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    anything u would change?

    Ryan Steel
    TAA KWP Dier Taylor Mitchell
    Salah Auba Alli Havertz ASM
    Mitrovic Werner Brewster

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Probably grav as its September

  8. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Buur or Mitchell?

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have Burr at the moment. Chances of either starting are pretty much the same, but the ceiling for Burr is higher

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rather than ask these questions, give a little context on why you're considering both, then maybe it'll spark a good conversation. These sorts of questions keep repeating on this site.

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I see your point. With that being said, both are them are the best 4m defenders out there and they have potential to play a few games. However, I am unsure as to who has a higher points ceiling.

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Check pre-season data. Take a risk. Play the game.

  9. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    BB GW1 draft. Thoughts?

    McCarthy, (Johnstone)
    Trent, Mina, Egan, Saliba, (Justin)
    Auba, Havertz, Alli, Barnes, (ASM)
    Richarlison, Ings, (Wilson)

    1. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Different. Too much money on the bench for me.

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        That's the point.

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nice BB team!

  10. davewg59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Doucoure welcome to my team

  11. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    So is Burke gonna be nailed?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Who cares, he's a 4.5 midfielder signing for Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee, he'll play

  12. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Long term, Pulisic or Havertz?

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Havertz, I think he's underpriced this season

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Havertz. Less injury prone.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pulisic

  13. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Mitrovic or Saint-Maximin?

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mitro

  14. mcginnntonic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I've got 10m for 2 starting defenders.

    Currently on Egan and Dier - any thoughts on this please?

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      They're probably the best at 5m, but could you do something like Tierney + Justin/KWP? Or Boly instead of Tierney for long term

      1. mcginnntonic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        tierney nailed?

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Dier plays for Spurs, why would you want a player from a team who is not known to keep clean sheets?

      1. mcginnntonic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Mourinhos second season, and now have a good holding mid, a good rb...

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        lol. Spurs kept 4 clean sheets since restart in 9 games and have one of the most notoriously defensively sound managers in Mourinho. It is you who are mistaken.

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Still not convinced. It's not so much the manager I'm worried about, it's the players.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 17 days ago

            The same players that reached a CL final and have qualified for CL in 3 of the last 4 seasons? Spurs are a quality team.

            1. The Wise Owl
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I'm not arguing they aren't a good side offensively. I'm just not sold on the idea of them being a defensive powerhouse this season.

              Disclaimer - I'm an Arsenal fan, so take my views with a pinch of salt.

    3. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Shaw, James, Saiss, Coady all good options.

      1. mcginnntonic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Is james nailed?

        1. stat sifter 888888
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Decent punt if not for an apparent injury, some minor rotation with Azpi but he's pretty much first-choice now.

          1. mcginnntonic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Nice very tempted then

    4. interpolnyc
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I had similar situation and settled for Alderweireld and Walker Peters.

      1. mcginnntonic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Alderweireld likely to play?

  15. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    G2G ???

    Mccarthy (nyland)
    Taa davies justin (bernardo, mitchell)
    Salah son auba armstrong (bissouma)
    Werner mitro callum

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That's a good team, what's your plan for Man United/City assets? Also, do you know if Callum Wilson is likely to play GW1?

      1. dshv
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Gw2 son to bruno
        Gw3 auba to kdb

        And i hope so to play

  16. huwwilliams_
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone considering doubling up on wolves defenders? Take away City in GW2 their fixtures are SHU, WHU, Fulham, Leeds, Newcastle and Palace first 7 game weeks. Those fixtures are incredibly nice

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Trying to avoid doubles this season, with the threat of COVID-19 taking out an entire squad, I'd rather spread my risk

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have zero idea who to pick from their team. Coady has no attacking threat, Saiss is threatened if Telles arrives, and none of the wingbacks are anywhere near nailed.

  17. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Son or Havertz from GW1?

    Would give me an extra 0.5, making Barnes > Greenwood an easy transfer GW2...

    1. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Tough one to call.

  18. Totti
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    what do u rather guys?

    A) KWP son and 1.5 itb -> gw 2 son -> bruno

    B) doherty son and 0 itb -> gw 2 salah -> bruno

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  19. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Boly or Tierney? Boly is nailed, looks better long term and will get the occasional goal. Tierney is great as an attacking asset, Arsenal look better defensively, but fixtures turn quickly for them.

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      They're about equal in terms of clean sheet potential, Tierney adds more value as he can play LB and LCB

  20. JakeTheRed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    RMT:

    McCarthy - (Nyland)
    TAA - Doherty - Mitchell - (Taylor) - (Buur)
    Salah - Auba - Son - Barnes - Bissouma
    Werner - Mitrovic - (Davies)

    1. JakeTheRed
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1m ITB

      GW2 Son -> Bruno
      GW3 Auba -> KDB

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Son 9 Bruno 10.5?

        1. JakeTheRed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I’ll just plan to save two transfers till GW3 then. Any thoughts on the team?

    2. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Can't do that GW2 move with 1mil

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Best option between

    A Wilson
    B DCL

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    3. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    4. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

  22. Firmino
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Werner & Rashford
    B) Martial & Havertz

    Im leaning towards B and it saves 1.5mil also.

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Defo B.

      I’m currently on havertz and rashford

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A more points

  23. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on this team? Hoping Ziyech to be fit.

    Johnstone (Button)
    TAA Coady KWP Mitchell (Dallas)
    Auba Son Ziyech ASM (Lemina)
    Werner Jimenez (Martial)

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rather ings than jimmy at the start. Easy transfer to swap back when fixtures change

  24. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Armstrong or ASM?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Why not Doucore, same price?

      1. JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        not play cdm?

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Depends what you want out of a 5.5 midfielder.

          I just can't get excited about any of those options.

  25. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Greenwood?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      He's a naughty boy at the moment

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Vinagre a non option now with Wolves bringing in another LB?

    Who would you bring in to replace him? Currently have Trent Doherty KWP *Vinagre* (Mitchell).

    0.5m ITB as it is but would prefer a 4.5 if possible

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Taylor? Are you aiming to play 4 defenders?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I am currently in a 442 yep.

        Ryan (4.0)
        TAA Doherty KWP Vinagre* (Mitchell)
        Salah Auba Alli ASM (4.5)
        Werner Ings (4.5)

        0.5 ITB. Unsure on 3rd mid spot right now, and also contemplating dropping Salah for extra £ but that's riskyyy

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hmm yeah I see what you mean

    2. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sure I read no one has that spot atm and that it would be traore or burr filling it

      4.5 stress me atm if you want nailed pick a Leeds boy Or any other nailed CB if you want a risk lamptey, if you want a transfer waiting to happen then Justin

  27. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Can’t decide between Son and Vardy.

    A) Son + Antonio

    B) Vardy + ASM

    Thanks

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have both 🙂

      B though out of those due to fixtures

      1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        How the... who’s missing from your team then?

        1. QUEN
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I’m going without Salah/mane haha looked at it as

          1. Mane + Brewster + Mitchell
          2. Son + Adams/mitro + 4.5 def (KWP) + 1itb

          Both 20.5m

    2. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm avoiding West Ham players like the plague this year. B is better.

  28. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Lord Lund as an FPL asset this season?

    Haven't seen him in many teams and still think he's great value.

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rotation risk with Berge

    2. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not nailed. Berge might takes his place.

    3. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      AHH thanks both, was unaware

    4. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Uncertainty surrounding his contract renewal. Most likely benched when Berge returns to the pitch.

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    James Rodriguez - decent fixtures and only (?) 7.5m... with an ever-improving Toffees lineup.

    Would you punt on him over Alli (who I currently have) or Havertz (unsure on doubling up CHE new boys with Werner, who's locked in)?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I an on Havertz. Like that 8.5 slot for him or Pulisic

  30. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Very settled now on my team (unless any major updates in the pressers). 1 small question?

    Should I do KWP >> Mitchell to upgrade Vinagre >> Saiss?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Davies, Egan, Vinagre
    Salah, Auba, Havertz, ASM
    Werner, Ings
    (4.0, KWP, Bissouma, 4.5)

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vin to ctaylor, play kwp gw1

    2. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Happy to play those 4 at the back every week?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I probably am. But that’s the key question I guess. And how long we get from Mitchell. I’m sure in 3-4 weeks it’ll all change anyways. But Saiss @ 5 gives me other options to move around with that the two 4.5’s don’t. Tricky one. What would you advise?

        1. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I’m in a pretty similar place to be honest. Alternative is to squeeze out a 6m striker... but tough to know

        2. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          This is how I’m shaping up atm:

          McCarthy | Nyland
          TAA | Davies | Justin | Taylor | Mitchell
          Salah | Auba | Alli | Soucek | Bissouma
          Werner | Ings | Mitrovic

          So would give me options to be 3-4-3 or 4-3-3 depending on fixtures?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I don’t like the Alli, Soucek, Mitro picks tbh. Shame Mitro wasn’t Wilson. Perhaps Alli to Rodriguez but that comes with risks too

            1. chaser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Yeh I’m not liking my Alli or Soucek picks either to be honest. Mitro I think is ok but can be moved onto a different 6/6.5 if turns out to be a flop.

              Alli is a placeholder for Havertz/Pulisic
              Ings is a placeholder for Martial
              Auba is a placeholder for KDB/Sterling

              I could change Soucek to ASM and downgrade Davies to KWP or Ayling?

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Well I wouldn’t want to play Soucek each week with those fixtures