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FPL Gameweek 1 team news: Injury updates on Pulisic, Ziyech, Holgate and more

The first half-dozen pre-Gameweek 1 press conferences took place on Thursday, with a number of key injury updates being delivered by the head coaches in question.

Ten more virtual media gatherings will follow on Friday, with Aston Villa, Burnley and the two Manchester clubs not in action, of course, on the opening weekend.

We’ll run through the headline injury news and stand-out manager quotes from the conference calls so far, with a more detailed discussion to follow in our Team News tab.

Chelsea

Pulisic benched as Lampard switches to a 3-4-3 against unchanged Spurs

Christian Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta are in contention to feature against Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday evening, with the pair rejoining training after their recovery from hamstring injuries sustained in the FA Cup final.

To what extent they will be involved remains to be seen, with boss Frank Lampard saying:

I am very happy to welcome them both back. Yesterday was their first day fully training with the team, so they’re in contention for Monday.

I have to be careful and I have a squad to pick from, but the way they’re training and the attitude they’ve come back with, it looks like they’re over those injuries. I just have to make sure I manage them both back in in their own ways.

New signings Hakim Ziyech (knee) and Ben Chilwell (heel) have joined Billy Gilmour (knee) on the treatment table, while Thiago Silva is also unlikely to feature.

Lampard said:

Hakim Ziyech took an injury to his knee against Brighton, in the friendly game, so he won’t be fit [this weekend]. We’re working with him. We hope it’s a matter of weeks, hopefully a couple of weeks, but we will have to see on that one.

Ben Chilwell is working towards fitness, he won’t be fit for Brighton. He has developed and improved this week and going in the right direction, which is good news for us.

Thiago Silva is now in London but not training with us until the weekend, so I doubt very much he will be in contention for the Brighton game.

Billy Gilmour is obviously a longer-term injury, he will be out for a couple of months more. Other than that, we are in decent shape.

Leeds United

A taciturn Marcelo Bielsa gave his first pre-match press conference as a Premier League manager on Thursday.

The Argentinean revealed that Rodrigo and Robin Koch could be in contention to make their Leeds United debuts at Anfield, saying:

They are in very good physical condition ahead of the game.

Koch may even have a chance of starting on Merseyside despite a lack of preparation time with his new teammates, with Bielsa adding:

The spot on the right of the defence in the back four does not require a lot of adapting.

The Whites almost have a clean bill of health going into Gameweek 1, with Bielsa saying:

All the players are available to play. Adam Forshaw is out. He’s a separate case.

Everton

Mason Holgate (toe) looks set to be missing when Everton take on Spurs this weekend but Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes appear to have shaken off minor fitness concerns.

Carlo Ancelotti told the media:

I think that Holgate is out. Mina I think is available to play, Gomes is available. We are going to check tomorrow Delph, he will start training with the team tomorrow. For the others, I think the physical condition of the team is quite good.

Southampton

One of the more popular sub-£6.0m midfielders looks set to be missing in Gameweek 1, with Ralph Hasenhuttl revealing that Stuart Armstrong has come back from international duty with Scotland with an injury.

The Saints boss also confirmed that Alex McCarthy is his number one goalkeeper at the start of the new season, with one of Angus Gunn or Fraser Forster likely to depart the club and the other playing understudy.

Sheffield United

Chris Wilder told reporters that a couple of his players are “touch and go” for the weekend, although didn’t name any names.

Sander Berge came back from international duty with Norway with a knee problem, so may be amongst that number.

Wilder had said last Friday that Jack O’Connell would be “100% fit” for the visit of Wolves despite not featuring in pre-season and added that Lys Mousset “will be fine” after a knock to his toe.

Fulham

Scott Parker said ahead of Gameweek 1 that Jean-Michael Seri and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who spent last season out on loan, will be given a chance to work their way back into the first-team fold but have “only just returned to the building”.

Parker also said that new acquisition Alphonse Areola and Marek Rodak “can push each other” for the goalkeeper’s jersey in west London.

The Fulham boss didn’t report any fitness concerns in the broadcast section of his presser.

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1,215 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flaming Flamingo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Doubt anyone else would have noticed, but there's a weird bug when viewing Oli Burke's fixtures. Random, but don't think I've encountered anything similar on FPL before.

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Of course this is top of the page ffs

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      whats the problem? I just checked and there is nothing wrong

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        http://imgur.com/a/QZCzliU How it shows up for me...

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      a welcome relief from the RMT's

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Might be caching bug. Login/Logout shake it all about.

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Seems fine now.
      If you mean fixtures disappear then has happened a couple of times since the game launched this year.

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    1. Havertz and Mitrovic

    or

    2. Soucek and Werner

    ?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      1 from the top, 2 from the bottom.

    2. Give Me the Mane
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      1.

    3. polis
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      1 if you're looking to play both short term. Can't abide those abide those Hammers fixtures.

  3. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Am I right in assuming Mitchell is more at risk of a price drop in the coming weeks, since Ferguson owners have more likely brought him in for the long term?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Logic sounds right, but who knows.

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      No. You are assuming the millions of FPL players use in depth knowledge and logic. Not the case. Any 4.0 player who is picking up points from the start will increase on value

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Went with Ferguson to save transfer,would not play Mitchell anyway.

  4. xiMoxiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone figured out the perfect backline?

    TAA, Dier, KWP, Taylor, Mitchell here.

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      It's relative

      Perfect over the season? Probably:

      TAA/Robbo/VVD/Laporte/Doherty

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Have that plus Egan instead of Mitchell but may ditch him for wolves Defence.

    3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Have that plus Doherty instead of kwp but may ditch Dier for wolves Defence, later.

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Callum Wilson’s best opposition for goals scored include West Ham 1st (7 in 8) and Brighton 3rd (4 in 6)

    First two fixtures are whu, BHA

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      so wilson is the must then

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 24 days ago

        No

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I brought him in as soon as his price was assigned. He's a no-brainer for me, even though I always avoided him at BOU

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          He is my biggest FPL troll and yet here he is in my GW1 team

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Should I go for Wilson instead of Ings then??

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        No, Ings is better but 2.0 goes along way

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          yes thats why i am thinking

    3. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Not sure on he or Wilson

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        *Werner

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      He's in my team for a reason haha

    5. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      He isn't a guaranteed starter though right?

  6. fantasyfog
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Which two would you most want

    Auba, Werner, Salah, Kdb, Bruno, Martial, Sterling, Kane, Vardy, a n other

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      KDB and Bruno over season.

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Over the season? At least 4 of them

      GW1: Auba/Salah.

      1. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Can you get 4 with a balanced team thougj

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah. By about Christmas should have the extra 2-3m needed in team value.

    3. RichieW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Werner and Martial

    4. xiMoxiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Salah, KDB

    5. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      How many do you have?

    6. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Greenwood and Foden

    7. SwissWavey
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Werner and KDB for me. But I plan to have Bruno as well as those 2.

  7. The Desi Messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    A) Bruno, Werner, Mitrovic or
    B) Pulisic, Martial, Ings ?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      B

    2. SwissWavey
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Tricky, marks out of 10...
      A) Bruno - 9, Werner - 9, Mitrovic - 4
      B) Pulisic - 7, Martial - 8, Ings - 7
      So a draw with 22 each.

      Pulisic and Ings both nearer 7.5, so B just nicks it for me

  8. RichieW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Think I've finally settled

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Robertson
    Auba Alli Havertz Pereira
    Werner Ings Nketiah

    Bench fodder 4.0 4.0 4 0 4.5

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      that could be immense

      1. RichieW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Hopefully

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Good enough. Log out now and come back on Saturday evening.

      1. RichieW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Only changes will be if I see any interesting transfers or injuries to switch bench players. Was tempted to swap Robbo for VVD to keep 0.5 itb for Ings>Martial

    3. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Why Nketiah over Mitro/Bats out of interest?

      1. RichieW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Looked to be taking Lacazette spot since arteta came in, started community shield and scored 4 on international break.

        1. RichieW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          If i was going elsewhere would probably be Watkins

    4. Supertrooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Is nketiah going to start?

  9. ace3.1415
      2 months, 24 days ago

      A) Mcarthy + Lamptey
      B) Ryan + KWP

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        B

      2. RichieW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        A as lamptey could play wing back

        1. KING KOUNDER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          is Lamptey nailed?

          1. RichieW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Looks likely Montoya was his competition last season and he's gone to Spain

    • The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I'm hopefully into my final bits of tinkering:

      looking ok?

      McCarthy
      TAA | Dier | Boly | Justin
      Salah (c) | Auba | Havertz | Rodriguez
      Werner | Wilson

      Steer | Bissouma | Mitchell | Brewster

      1. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Wilson oh my days

    • Cheeto__Bandito
        2 months, 24 days ago

        A) Wilson, Son, Doherty (template)
        B) Alli, Havertz, Davies (risk)

        Best option ?

        1. ace3.1415
            2 months, 24 days ago

            A

          • RomeluStormzy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I'm risking B

          • RichieW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I'm on Alli Havertz Doherty see above

        2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Pulisic or Havertz?

          1. ace3.1415
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Pulisic if he is fit

            • Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              I've got the same dilemma. I'd love to risk Pulisic but I think he'll be benched. Got Havertz right now

          2. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Just seen the Armstrong news, ASM it is then

            1. dshv
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              For me too

            2. Yam-es
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              My Soucek COVID contingency plan involved Armstrong in.....what are people’s preferences on

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                For GW1 - ASM. Longer term - Doucoure or Saka

          3. RomeluStormzy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I cant decide on this one...

            A) Adams Doherty Bissouma

            B) Wilson Dier Soucek.

            1. dshv
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              I am on B

          4. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I think I might need to step up away from the transfers page...starting to make silly decisions 😀

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              the core of the players should be locked in by now. Anything more and you are in for a massive panic tomorrow/Sat

              1. tiger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                they've been locked in for ages...but i decided to play a game of 'what if...' which is why i need to step away! haha

                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  😆 step away now!

                  The more you do it the more it's going to hurt come the weekend

          5. luke25
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Got Brewster and 1m ITB, is it worth upgrading or leave as is? No-one as 5.5m is screaming out to me Thanks

            1. polis
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              There are zero 5.5m strikers. If you're going that route then stick with Brewster.

              Plenty at 6m if you can stretch.

              1. luke25
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yeah that's the problem, 5.5 is the furthest I can stretch, will leave Brewster in, thanks

            2. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              My dilemma too. The 4.5 forward slot is a real problem this year. But 5.5 is almost as bad.

              1. luke25
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                So poor isn't it!

              2. polis
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                5.5m is even worse. You basically lose a mil for nothing.

            3. KennyKickIt127
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              I’ve got same problem, I’ve gone Davies if Villa ... it looks like 2 strikers is the way to go this year!

              1. luke25
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yeah I think I'll spend the mil in defence

          6. InterUranus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Son or Alli?

            1. KennyKickIt127
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Son

            2. RichieW
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Iv just switched to Alli so I can have Doherty as well

              1. polis
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                This is the point. Depends what the additional mil gets you upgrade wise.

                If a straight shoot out between them, Son.

                1. RichieW
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  This

          7. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Any love for Boly? 5.5 is a dodgy price point but I think set and forget, good for bonus/ppg and has a goal in him. Wolves lovely run from GW3 and the other Wolves defenders bar Coady seem a bit of a concern to start.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Been pondering him

              Might go there instead of Davies.

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Set and forget TAA/Boly/Davies I quite like...

            2. RichieW
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Hoping Telles signs from Porto and is 6.0 or less great attacking potential

              1. polis
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Could he be 4.5m please.

                1. RichieW
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Would be in about 80% of teams after couple of weeks

              2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yes watching where he goes...

          8. royals forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            In your opinion who is the best 5m GK to have for the first 4 - 6 GWs for this back 7

            Ryan xxxxxxxx

            TAA Justin Davies Egan KWP

            Any ideas would be welcomed

            1. ivantys
                2 months, 24 days ago

                I'd say ramsdale, your backup keeper is ryan?

              • SwissWavey
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Agree on Ramsdale but think he works better in tandem with McCarthy. Fixtures match up quite nicely.
                Expensive though. If you need the extra million, the 2 Brighton keepers probably the best.

            2. KennyKickIt127
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Bit of help needed cleaning up the starting team peeps:

              Current team

              McCarthy Nyland
              TAA Davies Lascelles Burn Mitchell
              Mane Auba Son Siggy Bissouma
              Werner Mitro Nketiah

              This is about the 4th/5th iteration of my side... can’t settle

              I’m thinking of downgrading nketiah back to Davies as Fodder And then upping Davies to Doch and Mitchell to a 4.5 def but can’t decide?

              Any help appreciated!

              1. RichieW
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                I'd siggy gonna start

                1. RichieW
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  *is

                2. KennyKickIt127
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Not sure ... has he got an injury? Been decent in preseason and it was him or Zaha?

                  1. RichieW
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Thought James might take his spot

                    1. KennyKickIt127
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Well I’m thinking James might take Walcott’s spot? No? ... still open to suggestions anyway ... so thanks for the thought

              2. KennyKickIt127
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                *Sorry I meant down grade to Davis lol...

              3. polis
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Loving the different picks.

                1. KennyKickIt127
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Thanks

            3. TB303
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Is Ramsdale + Button still a decent 9m combo ? Consensus a while back seemed to be this. Are there any better options ??

              1. Nimby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                That's what I've got. Whether that means it's good is another matter.

            4. Berbs
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Best 4.5m defender to play every week, bar GW1?

              1. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Taylor?

              2. xiMoxiee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Taylor by a mile

              3. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                We don't know who's nailed yet. I have Holding and Vinagre in my squad. For how long I don't know.

              4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Taylor. Got him already

              5. Flaming Flamingo
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Dallas imo

                1. Limbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Ayling not a better bet? (Still rather Taylor or Pieters)

                  1. Flaming Flamingo
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Perhaps, although there's a chance Ayling starts the first few games at CB which is a bit off-putting

                2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Also this. Maybe GW6 onwards

              6. Pulisic 4 President
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Targett

            5. fuzzymike
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              A lot of love for KWP, why is he more popular than Bednarek??

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Assist potential. Looked sharp on the right.

              2. Apollo Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Better chance of attacking returns?

              3. fuzzymike
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Both nailed??
                Out of interest, what is SOU 1st choice back row

            6. Ludde
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Option A or B?
              A. Adams, Mitrovic, Doherty, Egan, McCarthy. 3-4-3
              B. Ings, Brewster, KWP, Dier, Ramsdale. 4-4-2

            7. ace3.1415
                2 months, 24 days ago

                I am currently stuck on the man utd players. Any comments on this? (Bruno, Rashford, Martial, Greenwood)

                1. Berbs
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Martial doesn't need pens and costs less

                  1. xiMoxiee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Yep, Martial is the one

                2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Shiny players to have

                3. Toothis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Utd fan here so here's my FPL thoughts on all of 'em

                  Bruno - on pens, corners. Loves a shot from outside the box. Creative fulcrum of the side. Probably still only third name on the sheet after Slabhead and Pog. Personally feel he is a tad overpriced. Utd will still get a lot of pens this season, and he hit the post a few times last season so he may still net 10 or 12 goals but he's not usually the man in the box. He's going into my side, when Aubas fixtures turn or if Salah looks poor.
                  Van de beek could well take minutes off him, he looked knackered by the end of the season, but would expect him to start 90% of games.

                  Rash - Slight fitness concern, actually ended the season relatively poorly, feeding hungry kids aside. High ceiling but his numbers last year inflated by 5 pens, which he won't get this time out. Good value at 9.5 but I would wait and see what form he comes back in with.

                  Tony - definitely coming into my team GW2. He's the number 9 for a top 4 side and he's only 9m. No brainer for me. Appears to have found consistency under Ole and although he can still have quiet games, United are finally looking quite adept at scoring 2 or 3 goals on a regular basis. I'd back him for 20 goals this year, 25 possibly if he stays fit.

                  Mason - my hero. Tainted slightly by getting led astray by that Stockport chav. An absolute lethal finisher. Yes expect some regression to the mean with regards to his xG overperformance last season but he is incredibly gifted. However I suspect his minutes will be more managed. If sancho comes he will be a sub, and if not I expect united to buy a RW who will share mins. However, if martial gets crocked, Greenwood seems primed to play up top and that could be a huge OOP opportunity.

                  Tl;Dr
                  Bruno a bit overpriced but a premium option
                  Rashford wait and see
                  Martial a season keeper
                  Greenwood a differential but watch for sancho

                  1. JohnnyRev7
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Nice read. Thanks for making the effort. Appreciated.

                  2. Aston VII lalalala
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    I also appreciate this. Martial may be overlooked right now. Forward slots are 'more precious' I think because there is less value with regards to price and Martial will have strong competition with Havertz and Aguero at some point and personally I don't like investing too much in the FWD slots because of the price/value issue in FWD players.

                    1. Aston VII lalalala
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      replace Havertz with Werner

                  3. ace3.1415
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Appreciate it. Thank you. I'll probably get Martial or Greenwood.

                4. Redbull Sucks
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  a.) Alli, TAA, Soucek
                  b.) Son, Robertson, Bissouma

                  Really considering dropping Son for Alli

                  1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    I'm on A

                    1. Pad Randa
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Is Soucek still quarantining?

                      1. Redbull Sucks
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        It is confirmed that he will play the Newcastle game

                  2. Berbs
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    A

                5. dshv
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Is it necessary to have Spurs defender?

                  Because will remove son for bruno gw2 and maybe should have defender like cover ?

                6. Werner Bros
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Dier or Davies?

                  1. Daniel - Go Granville
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    I am considering both having in mind how unclear is the situation at Wolves?

                    1. Weasel Boy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Yeah currently have both With Ramsdale in goal and uncertainty over Wolves Defence.

                7. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Are predicted lineups updated or Doherty still starts for Wolves?

                8. Pad Randa
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Right, then. Starting to move towards the template, but that actually may not be a bad thing.

                  McCarthy (Steer)
                  TAA - Doherty - Justin (Pieters, Mitchell)
                  Salah - Auba - Son - ASM (Riedewald)
                  Werner - Wilson - Mitro