FanTeam

The best forwards for FanTeam’s €1m Premier League Fantasy game


Sponsored by FanTeam


Fantasy Football Scout are partnering with FanTeam, Europe’s biggest daily Fantasy sports platform, in 2020/21.

There are thousands of prizes on offer in their season-long Premier League Fantasy game, with €1m guaranteed to be dished out.

Anyone who knows a thing or two about FPL will find it easy to play FanTeam‘s €1m game as the rules are strikingly similar – and instead of just pride or a lofty overall rank to play for, there is the chance of a huge cash windfall:

  • A starting XI built from a 15-man squad
  • One free transfer a week
  • Price changes
  • Captains and vice-captains
  • £100m budget
  • Maximum of three players per club
  • Two Wildcards a season
  • Very similar scoring system (three points for an assist, four for a clean sheet etc)

Entries cost just €25 per team, a payment you’ll make up by finishing in the top 5,659 places (see below).

We had previously given you a rundown on how to play the game, so now we turn our attention to the player price list.

Having already provided an analysis of the standout goalkeepers, the pick of the defenders and the ones to watch in midfield, we switch focus to options in attack.

(All prices given are for FanTeam and not FPL)

CLICK HERE TO HEAD TO FANTEAM’S €1M PREMIER LEAGUE FANTASY GAME AND START PICKING YOUR TEAM

HOW FORWARDS SCORE POINTS

Before we delve into the player pool, here’s how forwards can accrue points in FanTeam and how the scoring system differs from FPL:

FanTeamFPL
Playing up to 60 mins+1+1
Playing over 60 mins+2+2
Lasting the full match+1 (on top of the two points above)n/a
Clean sheets+1+1
Goals scored+5+5
Assists+3+3
Bonus+1/-1 “impact points” if a team is winning/losing when the player is on the pitch+1/2/3 based on Bonus Points System

There are ways to lose points such as own-goals, yellow cards and sendings off (we’ll refer you to our ‘How To…’ for more details) but the above table gives a flavour of where you can expect the positive points to arrive from in FanTeam.

Here is a selection of the highest-scoring forwards from FanTeam last season and their respective points in FPL:

Player2019/20 Team2019/20 FanTeam Points2019/20 FPL Points2020/21 FanTeam Price
VardyLEI217210£10.5m
AubameyangARS202205£11.0m
JiménezWOL188194£9.0m
FirminoLIV175155£9.0m
RashfordMUN175177£10.0m
IngsSOU173198£8.5m
KaneTOT163158£11.0m
JesusMCI160146£9.5m
AbrahamCHE148153£8.0m
Zaha*CRY134120£6.5m
AgüeroMCI134132£11.5m
AyewCRY130132£6.0m
Calvert-LewinEVE130126£8.0m
WoodBUR130136£7.0m
MaupayBHA129131£6.5m
C. WilsonBOU125116£6.5m

*now a FanTeam midfielder in 2020/21


PLAYERS TO CONSIDER

DEPENDABLE STARTERS – AND FINISHERS

As mentioned in the scoring system guide above, forwards (and midfielders) get an extra point for lasting the full game.

Over the course of the season, that could add up to a tidy haul.

Jamie Vardy (£10.5m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) were big beneficiaries of this last season, having been nearly rotation-proof both during games and between them.

In 32 of Vardy’s 35 appearances, the Leicester City striker lasted the course.

Aubameyang, similarly, failed to last 90 minutes in just five of his 36 appearances.

Durability is obviously not the be-all and end-all but look at Sergio Aguero (£11.5m), for example: the Argentine only played a full match on eight occasions in an admittedly injury-ravaged 2019/20, leaving him some way adrift of the likes of Vardy and Aubameyang before goals are taken into account.

Player2019/20 TeamPlayed 60+ minutesPlayed the full match
VardyLEI3332
AubameyangARS3531
C. WilsonBOU3227
KaneTOT2926
AyewCRY3723
PukkiNOR3222
JiménezWOL3720
Calvert-LewinEVE3020
MaupayBHA2920
HallerWHU2320
RashfordMUN3019

BEWARE THE BONUS

The Bonus Points System is the forward’s friend in FPL.

Five of the top six FPL assets for bonus points last season were classified as forwards, with Danny Ings (£8.5m) racking up more of them (40) than any other player.

With his positive and minus “impact points” cancelling each other out, Ings was subsequently not quite as deadly in FanTeam as he was in FPL – although he still hit the back of the net on 22 occasions, let’s not forget.

On the flip side, look at how much the winning bonus benefited Roberto Firmino (£9.0m), who finished 43 points behind Ings in FPL but two points ahead of him in FanTeam.

MARCUS RASHFORD AND TIMO WERNER

If the likes of Aguero and Aubameyang are too pricey, then Timo Werner (£10.0m) and Marcus Rashford (£10.0m) appeal a rung down on the premium ladder.

Rashford blanks in Gameweek 1, of course, but has a decent run of games to follow.

Not only cheaper than the aforementioned strikers, he’s also available for less money than Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m) and Anthony Martial (£10.5m).

While not being classified as a midfielder is a blow, look at his achievements in 2019/20 in registering a better points-per-match average than all bar Vardy in the forwards pool:

Player 2019/20 TeamFanTeam points per match
VardyLEI6.20
RashfordMUN5.65
KaneTOT5.62
AubameyangARS5.61
AgüeroMCI5.58
JiménezWOL4.95
JesusMCI4.71
FirminoLIV4.61
IngsSOU4.55
AbrahamCHE4.35
WoodBUR4.06

Granted he may have lost his share of penalties to Fernandes but he did win four of the six spot-kicks he converted, so would have gained assist points anyway.

We’ll point you in the direction of our dedicated Scout Report for more on Werner but 28 goals and eight assists in 34 Bundesliga appearances last season underscores his potential, while Chelsea face four teams who finished in the bottom half of the Premier League or came up from the Championship in the first five Gameweeks.

BUDGET OPTIONS

As in FPL, Michail Antonio has been priced up at an eye-catching £6.5m in FanTeam.

Ten goals and four assists from just 19 starts and five substitute appearances was impressive, with nine of those attacking returns arriving in West Ham’s post-restart fixtures.

Antonio’s season-long minutes-per-xGI (expected goal involvement) figure was also better than those of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£12.5m).

Perhaps the biggest downside is the tricky early-season fixture schedule but, that aside, he could represent excellent value in 2020/21 based on what we saw at the back-end of last season.

Che Adams (£5.5m) caught the eye after the summer restart, finding the back of the net on four occasions; Giroud and Antonio were the only two current FanTeam forwards who could better his goals-per-90-minutes average after lockdown.

It’s still a bit early to say for sure whether Adams will become a regular starter alongside Ings as Shane Long (£5.0m) had been preferred before coronavirus stopped play but there were positive signs in the summer and indeed in pre-season too.

Finally, if it’s pure, non-playing, budget-freeing bench fodder you’re after: look no further than Jay-Roy Grot and George Hirst, two assets who are available at £4.0m – that’s half a million lower than any forward in FPL.


START PICKING YOUR TEAM FOR FANTEAM’S €1M PREMIER LEAGUE FANTASY GAME NOW

18+. begambleaware.org. #ad

BEST PLAYERS BY POSITION:

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,063 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Seeing LOTS of love McCarthy on here, i was on Ryan but couldnt work out who to go to.
    Hojbjerg leaving an already poor Southampton defence, my thoughts was on Ryan due to 5 at the back, but people saying rotation and has put me off him.
    Now upgraded to Ramsdale, but its 0.5 more and ive downgraded my 5mill defo to a 4.5, but feel better with the GK
    Whats people GK choice?

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mccarthy

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ramsdale or Ryan for me

      Brighton should be tighter this year, we’ll see if white can hack it in the prem

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Agree on the Ryan part, think they will do better tha Southampton, but think Ramsdale should do alot better than both.
        So 0.5 could be a good thing

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          He will but he’s no Henderson. Sheffield isn’t burnley either. Not sure that I won’t just take my 145 from Ryan and save the .5

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

      Johnstone

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ramsdale

    5. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rams

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

      McCarthy.

      That poor Southampton defense was before they got butchered by Leicester. After that, new keeper, new defense, new system. They've been a top half side defensively since restart. Let's not forget they kept a clean sheet against Manchester City. They are much improved.

      McCarthy is very clearly the best keeper imo. The doubts that people see are from start of the year when he wasn't even playing and his lack of overall points because again... lack of overall play time until he replaced Gunn as first choice keeper. It's not close. McCarthy is the best 4.5m keeper and he even has better fixtures than Brighton. It's a very easy decision for me to go with McCarthy until the first WC. Can always reassess then. Aiming for like GW10 or so.

      Even if it doesn't work out, I am sure that statistically this is the best decision. And I will not regret picking him over Ryan.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        But do you double up.. KWP first 4.5 Def for me

        1. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Got KWP

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Me too hence no McCarthy

            1. Red Red Robins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Never had such an issue picking GKs before - nuts

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

          Magnus Carlsen used double ups. They are good for OR but not for LMS. OR is more important for me.

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

          Yes... You evaluate players individually. The only time you don't do this is if you might exceed your Southampton team limit. I don't think I will so I'm totally comfortable having both.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Will you own Havertz Werner and Puli together this year? Under that theory you should... they are all great values...

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

              Absolutely, those three look great value. Fixture runs are excellent too, GW3-10 and GW24-34 the standouts. It's very possible double Chelsea attack becomes template so you'll need a third attacker to benefit anyways.

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

              Yes I might. I'm thinking about it already actually. We did it last year with MUN.

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I guess you are right.. just feels like I’m doing something wrong lol

      2. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks for the write up Camzy, i do agree with you. I guess im more 2nd guessing myself. Do i think Brighton will be better this year? Yes i do.
        Do i think losing Hojbjerg will be big for Southampton? Yes i do.
        Dont get me wrong, i do think McCarthy is the better keeper, its just with a teams point of view defensively im worried about.

        If Ramsdale was 4.5, he'd be your shout. And thats what im thinking, hes 0.5 more, but it makes me feel a hell of a lot better than picking 1 of those 2.............or Sheff Utd arent as good and i downgrade and save 0.5

        Im finding it really tough picking a keeper this year, especially as this year im not rotating............im so tempted to rotate haha

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

          I honestly think Ramsdale is a downgrade. Think Sheffield United will get second season syndrome. He's not Henderson. Their defensive stats end of last year at project restart were also poor.

          1. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Also my worry, but i do think Sheff Utds defense is more solid than both Brightons and Southamptons

            All ive done is drop Egan to Vinagre and upgrade Ryan/McCarthy to Ramsdale

            So not that much difference except ive got a Wolves def in (who may or may not play)

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

            Okay, with Everton sorting out their midfield, their defence should improve, and they start with good fixtures. Pickford?

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

              I like Everton defense a lot because of Allan + Doucoure providing ballwinning skills and great fixtures, can't argue with that.

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

                Yeh, simply hadn't considered him until now. Started with treble-Toffee defence last season. First 2 games - clean sheets, then it all went south. I think Carlo will ensure they're much tighter now.

                1. Red Red Robins
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  I was really considering Pickford, but was based on the fact this is kind of his last chance at Everton. Think Ancellotti made a few comments last seasonw ith his mistakes.
                  Im very tempted, good signings in midfield, issue is still the CBs though. Holgate out, Tomari might be in on loan

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    You lost me at pickford

      3. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Problem is: Soton always look solid until they condede at 80min...
        As a Bednarek owner, really dissapointed last season

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

        I'm hanging onto McCarthy myself, but increasingly reluctantly. I checked the results from last season, and the clean sheet v city (and another v Arsenal) are very much outliers. The handful of other CS were against the very weakest opponents. I'm looking to shake out 0.5 and upgrade to Ramsdale, I think. An alternative to avoid meeting half-decent attacks is to rotate with Meslier.

        1. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Same as me, ive had Ryan and McCarthy in and out my team so many times the past week, i think its just better to ditch them both and upgrade

        2. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ive always rotated and did my head in seeing my gk get 2 and the bench get 6. And this being my 1st year on here all ive seen is 1 set and forget gk and 1 4mll, so going to try that this year. I guess thats why im having so much trouble picking just 1 GK

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

        This

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

        Interesting - from GW20-38 Brighton kept 5 CS and conceded 23, Saints kept 6 CS and conceded 23, however, for last 8 GW's, Brighton conceded 14 and Saints only 8, although they both had 3 CS. For me it comes down to which is likely the best 4.5 GK and 4.5 defender combo - McCArthy/Lamptey, or Ryan/KWP.

        1. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          KWP more of a starter than Lamptey for me

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

            Lamptey looks like a fantastic player - I'll be surprised if he isn't nailed for Brighton this season.

            1. Red Red Robins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Veltman can also play RWB though

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

                Fair point, but apart from the eye test, I'm going on what the Brighton fans say, TBH. They can't talk enough about Lamptey, and Potter looks like he's promoting a more attacking style.

                1. Red Red Robins
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Lamptey been n my team alot, but made the switch due to people on here talking about his rotation being all over the place.
                  Will most likely go to Lamptey as Vinagre was close to being sold so doesnt look good

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

          Why though? If Southampton will keep more clean sheets statistically, then logically it makes more sense to just get both McCarthy and KWP. I don't understand this mentality of needing to pick inferior options in order to not double up...

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

            I guess on the principle that historical data is a useful indicator but not a perfect predictor of the future. So it's a bit of a hedging strategy. The fact that a team starts poorly and ends great is no guarantee that it will start great the next season.

    7. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ryan button double. Mccarthy at risk of possible rotation down the line I think

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Button sold

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        When has a side every rotated keepers in the league ?

        Do you mean he’s at risk of being dropped ?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes dropped mate

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

      Areola?

  2. MysticMac17
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I am wildcarding in GW3 and am going without Pool defenders for first two GWs. Is this dumb?

    McCarthy
    Egan Davies Justin Tierney
    Salah Son Auba(C) ASM
    Werner Kane

    Subs: Mitchell, Gordon, Brewster

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I can’t condone not owning Trent

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

      No major issues. Personally I'd have Vardy instead of Werner on a GW3 WC team, and I would downgrade Son to get a Liverpool defender, but that's just personal preference.

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

      Rather go with out Salah

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

      It's dumb to have Tierney. But not having TAA is a calculated risk. Good luck!

  3. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Any suggestion? What do you think of no Salah but three Liverpool defender?

    McCarthy
    Alexander-Arnold / Robertson / Van Dijk / Walker-Peters
    Aubameyang (c) / Son / Havertz
    Werner / Calvert-Levin / / Adams

    GW3:
    Out: Aubameyang / Son
    In: De Bruyne / Bruno Fernandes

    1. Bojan Horsemack
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Long term it could be golden. Don't fancy cleanies Vs Che / Ars though

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nah if they keep cs, there will be attacking returns

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

    What formation is everyone starting the season with?

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

      352 with martial on the bench, Soucek playing gw1. Will be GW2 343

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

        343 then wildcarding into a 352 most likely

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Don’t think Soucek will play gw1

    2. stxrty
        1 month, 11 days ago

        4-4-2.

      • Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        343

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sorry, no. 433 gw1, 343 then on

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        343

      • Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        GW1 is a 5-3-2. But with a fully active bench from GW2 I can and will do almost any formation depending on fixtures.

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        343

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

      Am i ready?

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

      Any advices appreciated???

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You sure are Sir DSHV!

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

        Looks solid!

    4. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pepe, Alli or Willian for the first 2 GWs alone.

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Alli's the most nailed, so I say Alli

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

          even with Ars fixtures, will we know Arsenal and Fulham's lineups before GW1 lockout?

      2. Pomp and Circumstance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mourinho rates Alli highly

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Rates his brother higher

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

          yes I agree he is the better option but even still over the first 2GWs alone?
          Arsenal's fixtures are great.

          1. Soto Ayam
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Great fixtures aren't much use if you're sat on the bench watching em

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

              one of them has to play though, no?

    5. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      McCarthy - Steer
      Egan - Justin - KWP - Targett - Mitchell
      Mane - Aubameyang - Son - J Rod - Bissouma
      Ings - Antonio - Wilson

      2.5m in the bank for Antonio > Martial in gw 2
      Gw 3 - Aubameyang > Sterling
      GW 4 - WC

      I’m a GW 4 WCer and thus going punts and all out for the juicy fixtures in the first 3 gws.

      Thoughts? 🙂

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I like it pundit. Mane over Salah is bold and unfortunately my tiny tic tacs aren’t big enough to do it myself. JRod is another interesting punt.

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Cheers mate

          Hoping for a head start.

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

        Ballsy with no TAA.

        Don't like Mane or JRod. Different for different's sake is not appealing to me.

        If you're targeting the first 3 weeks why do you only have Son? Spurs have the best 3 game stretch of any team.

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

          Rodriguez is different for different's sake?

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

            Yes. He is not going to start the first game most likely. And Everton are not a top side where a guy like James can instantly flourish. Much more confident in Havertz or Werner.

            1. Bojan Horsemack
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              What makes you think he won’t start?

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

                He signed less than a week before the first game. I just don't see it. He's also not been competing regularly before this. No regular minutes at the end of last season.

                1. Bojan Horsemack
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  I look at it the other way... can’t get match fit without games. 60 mins maybe. We’ll see

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

              Him missing out on 60 minutes against Jose's Spurs should have very little impact on anyone's decision making. I've got all three so not really making a versus decision, but not sure how a statement like "Everton are not a top side where a guy like James can instantly flourish" is in any way valid. They've got Ancelotti, a very decent team on paper, and great fixtures. He's also a brilliant player for Colombia, so playing for an inferior team doesn't make sense. All these factors combine to make the perfect option to me. I can get the injury concern, but he's posts world class stats when he plays and he'll be just as good at Everton.

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

                Fair enough. He's a wait and see for me. I'm unconvinced of his fitness and he's 29 now entering the most physically competitive league in the world.

        2. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Always prefer Mane.

          He is the more fitter player and more assist potential.

          JRod also a class act under his favourite manager.

          I don’t think TAA starts gw 1. No pre season for him. Tough gw 2 and 3. He then comes in on gw 4 WC.

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

            That stuff on Mane is just untrue.

            Mane - 2753 mins
            Salah - 2884 mins

            Mane xA - 5.22
            Salah xA - 6.86.

            You're talking from pure anecdotal experience. I had Mane most of last season too, but he was cheaper then. They're the same price now and it's super obvious that Salah is the superior pick statistically. I pick my players that way. If you want to punt, good luck to you.

            1. pundit of punts
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Mane and Salah were just 12 points apart last season. Nothing in it imo.

              1. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Except 12 points

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

        I think the GW4 WC tactic is a valid one, but even with this in mind this team is off the wall.

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Cheers.

          I have a good feeling about this. Let’s see how it pans out.

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

        That defense is pure insanity but I love risk takers so you do you man

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just for 3 gws. That defense gives me these fixtures -

          GW 1- WOL,cry,wba
          GW 2 - BUR, SHU,avl
          GW 3 - LEE.ful,bur

          Still insanity? I don’t think it gets any better than this for that price and the upgrades elsewhere for the first 3 gws ONLY.

      5. Our Man Charlie
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        different and I like the look good luck PoP

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

      Ok, this is it (for now). Any thoughts?

      McCarthy (Ryan)
      TAA - VVD - Dier - Coady (KWP)
      Auba (c) - Havertz - ASM (Rashford - Bissouma)
      Werner - DCL - Adams

      Really like the safety of two starting keepers.

      1. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        4 of your starting attackers have uncertainty around them.

        Havertz - new to the prem
        Adams - not proven, a bit of good form but went 20+ games without scoring before that
        ASM - no proven consistency playing for a very weak side
        DCL - ended last season on terrible form

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

          Thank you. I will give my forwards more thought. Havertz and ASM are risks I am willing to take.

      2. Cesc in the city
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Looks good, no Liverpool mid is an obvious punt but might work out

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

        Too much on the bench. Coady + Ryan can free up 1.5m which would enable you to upgrade DCL to Ings. You are playing 3 at the back right?

        I like the Rashford punt and VvD is a calculated decision, clearly.

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

          Hmm... Good point.

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

        I keep flipping between Havertz & Son.

        Thinking Son for now, to cover Spurs and Chelsea attack (also have Werner). Then it's an easy downgrade if needed.

    7. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How’s my team look? Should I get Vardy or Kane?

      Ryan - Robbo - Doherty - Davies
      Soucek - Alli - Auba
      Vardy - Ings - Werner
      Nyland, Lamptey, Gordon, Bissouma

      Any news on soucek?

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

        And KWP playing

    8. Pomp and Circumstance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      can I get a RMT on this?

      McCarthy, Nyland
      TAA, Justin, Mitchell, Pieters, Bernardo
      Salah, Auba, Son, ASM, Greenwood
      Werner, Mitrovic, Brewster

      (Pieters and Greenwood to save transfers; will plan to bring Bruno in, perhaps for GW 2)

      1. Cesc in the city
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Greenwood doesn't seem nailed

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Greenwood needs to go I think with VDB and now Sancho possibly signing

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

      Why’s no one going for Vardy? Have you seen the fixtures..

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

        I am going Vardy. Easy downgrade to Martial, Werner Jimi ect. Easy to move to Kane, Kun if need be as well

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

        Leicester have no defense

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

          And that has anything to do with Leicester’s attack how exactly?

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

            Likelihood of a Vardy own goal increases

      3. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        48 years old apparently

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Where’s his service coming from? No chilwell Maddison or Periera...

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

          Did excellent after the restart even when they weren't playing, in no way is he dependent on them.

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

        A lot of people are if you check ownership just not on here

    10. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I've finally hit rock bottom as a spurs fan and trawled arsenal fan forums for fpm team news

      on the + side saliba looks good to go

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

        I bet Mitrovic hopes Saliba plays

        1. Bojan Horsemack
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Don’t rate him?

      2. Napster03
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        How about Bellerin?not nailed?

    11. Cesc in the city
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      RMT Please

      McCarthy, Nyland
      TAA, Davies, KWP, Justin, Mitchell
      Salah, Auba, Son, ASM, Reed
      Werner, Ings, Mitrovic

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Arise, Sir Cesc in the City!

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

        Pretty sure you can't afford this by 1 million.

        1. Cesc in the city
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes its Alli instead of Son, my bad

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

          This

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

      Last night I dreamt that Berbatov got two goals next weekend.

      While he was wearing a red shirt, I choose to interpret this as concrete evidence that Mitrovic is now essential.

      1. Cesc in the city
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm willing to believe this

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lol I remember the berbatov days; it was him over Nani

      3. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That's as good a reason as any to select a player. Good luck to ya.

      4. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nonchalent brilliance

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          wut?

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

      Seriously considering Pulisic in for Salah if he is announced fit and ready to start!

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Good idea

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Just got the #10 shirt and looked great in training, I think he starts and plays 60

    14. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Last 2 remaining doubts for my team.

      A. Best 4.5m mid to get?
      B. Best 5m SHU defender?

    15. Bumbaclot
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Morning everyone.

      A. Armstrong and DCL

      Or

      B. Bowen and Adams

      Thanks

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Armstrong and Wilson

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

      Pick one:

      A) Doherty Vinagre ASM Bissouma
      B) Doherty Ferguson ASM Soucek
      C) Doherty Saiss Soucek Bissouma
      D) Davies Saiss ASM Soucek

      McCarthy 4.0
      TAA ***** ***** Taylor Mitchell
      Salah Auba Alli ***** *****
      Werner Ings Brewster

      Cheers.

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

        *

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You pick one

      3. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        C

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

        Perfect cheers lads

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

      Pick the one you thinks best

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Plato?

    18. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A) Soucek + 4.5m defender (probably play Soucek GW1 then 4-3-3)

      B) 4.5 midfielder + Davies (4-3-3)

      Leaning towards B as I'd be happier playing Davies every week than any of the 4.5m defenders

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

        Over the season A would score more imo

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

        Is Soucek gonna play in GW1?

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

          Rumour has it yeah

      3. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Of those, B.

        Personally on Soucek because I think he offers a lot in GW1 while I bench my MUN players.

        In your case, he's not in for Fernandes but in for a 4.5 defender, hence why I'd lean towards B

    19. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Feedback please? ( Happy to go cheap bench)

      Mcarthy
      TAA Justin Lewis
      Salah Aub(C) Son Havertz ASM
      Werner Mitro

      Nyland Mitchell Burr Brewster

      GW 2: Either Greenwood in for Havertz or Bruno/Rashford for Salah
      GW 3: Either Sterling/KDB in for Auba

      Really thinking of James Rodrigues For Havertz and maybe use the extra 1M elsewhere.....

    20. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A. Doherty + Greenwood
      B. Justin + Son

    21. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nearly there...BUT

      A) VVD and Saka +0.5 itb (allowing me to maybe upgrade Vinaigre last minute)
      B) VVD and ASM +0.5 itb ( blah blah)
      C) TAA and Soucek

      Is it insanity not to have TAA essentially (Salah, Auba, Werner etc all present and hopefully correct)

      Thanks guys and welcome back.

    22. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I've just had a big revelation!

      Every single one of my drafts has had Salah + Auba.

      But I've just realised I can get rid of:

      A) 12.0mid + 4.5str + Shaw in a 4-4-2

      for:

      B) Martial + Havertz + Mitchell in a 3-4-3

      so I just need to decide who I'd rather captain GW1 between Auba and Salah and get rid of the other one...

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

        Better late than never! Salah is out for me.

    23. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why do so many prefer Werner over Havertz?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I want them all

      2. stxrty
          1 month, 11 days ago

          High ownership. Striker. Been with the squad for a while now too.

      3. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who scores more in the first 2 GWs?

        1) Ings + Mitchell
        2) Mitro + Armstrong + 1.5 to upgrade Son to Bruno in GW2

        McCarthy
        TAA Egan BDavies
        Salah Auba Son ASM
        Werner

        Nyland / CTaylor

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

        Button has gone to West Brom.

        Do we know if he's going to start ahead of Johnstone or will he be backup there too?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Backup but I’d imagine it’s a short leash

        2. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I asked the question a few days ago and most seemed to think he'd be number 2. Strange move though if so.

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Maybe relocation for family purposes?

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            The proverbial safe pair of hands in case Johnstone can’t hack it in the prem

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

          I have button in my team currently for this reason

      5. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Imagine if the Transfer History page showed all of our moves prior to GW1..

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Lmfao

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

          sometimes I autofill with random players and when I redo my team

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

        Do we get Ars/Ful lineups before GW1 lockout?

        1. Sloths
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Considering the lockout happens 1 and a half hours before kick off (Hoorah for level playing field!) I'm thinking not.

      7. El Magico5
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        DONE (barring any presser news)

        McCarthy
        Taa, Davies, Egan
        Salah, Auba, Son, Soucek
        Werner, Wilson, Mitro

        Walton, ASM, Justin, Mitchell