Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 1

The start of the 2020/21 campaign is just days away so the Scout Squad panel reconvenes to champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the first Gameweek of the season.

For the uninitiated, these picks always take the format of a ‘Free Hit’ for the very next Gameweek.

Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom will each propose an 18-man squad of players for the approaching Gameweek and explain their notable inclusions/omissions below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of Saturday’s deadline at 11:00 BST.

There are requirements for at least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less, at least one sub-£5.0m defender, at least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Sunday.


 DavidNealeTomAndy
GKAlex McCarthyHugo LlorisRui PatricioKasper Schmeichel
 Mathew RyanAaron RamsdaleHugo LlorisRui Patricio
 Aaron RamsdaleAlex McCarthyAlex McCarthyAlex McCarthy
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldCesar Azpilicueta
 Matt DohertyKieran TierneyAndrew RobertsonTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Rob HoldingWilly BolyRomain SaissMatt Doherty
 James JustinCesar AzpilicuetaReece JamesWilly Boly
 Tyrick MitchellJames JustinJames JustinJames Justin
MFPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 Mohamed SalahSadio ManeMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
 Kai HavertzKai HavertzKai HavertzSadio Mane
 Jarrod BowenWilfried ZahaJarrod BowenChristian Pulisic
 Allan Saint-MaximinAllan Saint-MaximinJames Ward-ProwseAllan Saint-Maximin
FWTimo WernerJamie VardyTimo WernerTimo Werner
 Harry KaneTimo WernerJamie VardyJamie Vardy
 Che AdamsMichail AntonioHarry KaneMichail Antonio
 Eddie NketiahHarry KaneMichail AntonioDanny Ings
 Raul JimenezEddie NketiahChe AdamsHarry Kane

Most popular picks: Alex McCarthy, James Justin, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Timo Werner, Harry Kane (four), Kai Havertz, Mohamed Salah, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamie Vardy, Michail Antonio (three)

DAVID SAID…

The inclusion of Trent Alexander-ArnoldPierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah largely speak for themselves so I will dedicate a bit more time to some of my other selections.

Crystal Palace were the lowest scorers in home matches last season, while only Norwich found the net fewer times than the Eagles during Project Restart, making Alex McCarthy my preferred goalkeeper for Gameweek 1. Mat Ryan has some value going forward and should make plenty of saves at Chelsea, hence why he’s my second choice.

I’m expecting Matt Doherty to go straight into the Spurs team for their meeting with Everton and, judging by his attacking mentality at Wolves, I’m expecting big things for him in north London. Jose Mourinho has improved the Spurs defence while Everton struggled for goals during Project Restart.

James Justin looks nailed-on to start against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon and offers potential at both ends of the pitch.

Likewise, Rob Holding also faces newly promoted opposition in Fulham, while Arsenal’s defence continues to improve under Mikel Arteta.

I have my concerns about the long-term viability of Tyrick Mitchell, and Palace’s injury-hit defence fared particularly poorly during Project Restart, but he seems the most likely of the £4.0m defenders to actually start in Blank Gameweek 1.

Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are my chosen options from the Chelsea attack, which looks rather promising for the new campaign.

I have also included Jarrod Bowen, as I am sure West Ham will get a good result against Newcastle. I wanted to include Tomas Soucek and/or Michail Antonio but doubts of the two players’ chances of Gameweek 1 involvement put me off at the last moment.

I am expecting big things from Harry Kane this season, based on the way he finished last season. We all agree Spurs have nice fixtures to start 2020/21 and it was their centre-forward who registered more touches in the box, shots there and attempts on target than any team-mate during Project Restart.

On the hunt for some value in attack I have chosen Che Adams. During the final three matches of last season, he outscored Danny Ings, registering superior figures for minutes per shot, minutes per big chance and minutes per shot on target than his colleague across the whole of Project Restart.

NEALE SAID…

The pre-season eye test, if that is worth anything, has shunted a few names down the pecking order or out of my 18-man Scout Squad altogether.

Harry Kane appeared sluggish for England after his period of self-isolation, Michail Antonio lacked sharpness for West Ham in their final warm-up match against Bournemouth, and Mohamed Salah has looked well below-par for Liverpool in their pre-Gameweek 1 kickabouts.

Will that count for anything when the competitive action gets underway on Saturday? Maybe, maybe not. Will my lily-livered self have the nerve to overlook the highly owned Salah in favour of Sadio Mane, as I have done in my selection above? Almost certainly not.

Gameweek 1 squads are a unique affair as there is perhaps more gut instinct going on than at any other time of the season.

We don’t know if new signings will bed in straight away, whether the end-of-season form from the previous campaign counts towards anything and, as discussed, whether pre-season displays have any bearing on what follows.

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are two such “gut” picks. Their Bundesliga stats are impressive but there is the nagging doubt over whether Frank Lampard can seamlessly assimilate such talented attackers into what was one of the most creative teams of last season: only the top two carved out more big chances than the Blues in 2019/20 but there often wasn’t anyone reliable on the end of these gilt-edged opportunities.

Had we had a full complement of fixtures and the premium assets from both Manchester clubs playing this weekend, the likelihood is that I would have gone with tried and tested over the Premier League rookies.

Matt Doherty would be my ideal route into the Spurs defence ahead of their meeting with Everton but I am a tad concerned that he has not kicked a ball for the Lilywhites since his move south, so, having not yet heard from Jose Mourinho at the time of writing, I’ll stick with the goalkeeper with the best save percentage and expected goals prevented total in the Premier League last season: Hugo Lloris.

Obvious picks abound elsewhere but the Wilfried Zaha selection probably requires explanation.

Palace aren’t renowned for their goalscoring exploits but we have seen Roy Hodgson adopting a more attacking 4-4-2 in pre-season, with Zaha deployed “out of position” in a two-man attack.

The Ivorian found the back of the net on three occasions in the Eagles’ friendlies (which were admittedly against sub-standard opposition) and the capture of Eberechi Eze should add a bit more potency to what was a limp attack.

It’s also easy to forget that Zaha averaged over 18 attacking returns per season in the three campaigns before 2019/20.

I think Allan Saint-Maximin is possibly being oversold in the Fantasy community but, given West Ham’s continued struggles at full-back (look no further than the 5-3 defeat at Bournemouth last Saturday), I think he could still make hay this weekend.

While I’ve highlighted the pre-season woes of Kane et al, Eddie Nketiah is on a goalscoring streak after a successful international break.

He’s a rotation risk in the medium term but he seems to have curried favour with Mikel Arteta, starting in the Community Shield, so he may well get the nod at Craven Cottage against a Fulham defence with much to prove.

Finally, going back to Mane: he averaged 6.9 points per start in FPL last season compared to Salah’s 7.0, so there is little splitting the pair.

TOM SAID…

Clean sheets look quite hard to call this week.

Even Liverpool’s home tie against Leeds United is far from straightforward, but that being said, I’m more than happy to select both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson due to their attacking threat.

I’m also backing Wolverhampton Wanderers defence, via Rui Patrício and Romain Saïss. Despite heading into the new campaign without either of last terms first-choice wing-backs, I still think a shutout could be on the cards, bearing in mind Sheffield United took the fewest shots in the division last time round.

They’re joined by Hugo Lloris, Alex McCarthy, Reece James and James Justin at the back.

Further forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah are my heavy hitters of choice, while I’m also backing Chelsea’s new arrivals.

Brighton and Hove Albion shipped 11 goals in three home games against Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United during Project Restart, while in Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, Chelsea have landed two of Europe’s hottest prospects whose Bundesliga numbers are hugely encouraging. You get the feeling both could explode, and make a mockery of their respective price tags.

I’ve also doubled up on Southampton and West Ham United’s attacks.

Saints’ away form was only bettered by Liverpool and Man City last season, while only the Manchester clubs collected more points during Project Restart. They’re up against a Crystal Palace side who have won just four games all year, which bodes well for James Ward-Prowse, who may be back on penalties, and Che Adams, who looked lively at the end of last season and bagged three goals in the final two Gameweeks.

At the Hammers, I’ve opted for Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio.

Newcastle United massively overperformed their metrics last season, and were really poor at defending set-pieces. I think Bowen, who will likely be on corners, could profit from those weaknesses, and in Antonio, they possess a striker who posted some ridiculously good numbers following the restart, and should keep his centre-forward spot given his performances.

The forward list is completed by Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane, who take on newly promoted West Bromwich Albion and Everton respectively.

ANDY SAID…

I think there are lots of reasons to be excited about Chelsea this season, especially if they buy a new goalkeeper. They were the fifth-best defence last season in terms of expected goals conceded (xGC) and with Cesar Azpilicueta not missing many minutes in recent seasons, there’s nothing to suggest that will stop now.

Although Michail Antonio’s sample of games is a bit smaller than most (only 1,767 minutes played last season), it’s difficult to look past his outrageous stats. Within players to play at least 1,000 minutes, Antonio was top for expected goals (xG) per 90 minutes for all midfielders last year at 0.64. In comparison, Raheem Sterling was 0.62 and Mohamed Salah 0.58.

When FPL first launched, Willy Boly was someone I wanted to avoid. It didn’t feel right backing him at £5.5m when you could get Romain Saïss (£5.0m) and Rúben Vinagre (£4.5m) for less. Fast forward a few weeks and there’s a little bit too much transfer speculation around Wolves for my liking. At £5.5m you at least get a little attacking threat and a very much nailed-on player against one of the worst attacks in the league last season.

There are rumours that Christian Pulisic might be available for Gameweek 1. Chelsea were only second to Manchester City last season for xG and when you think about the players they’ve added to their squad, there’s potential for big numbers again this year. It’s a risk starting with him, in case Lampard decides to bed him in slowly. At 0.59 expected goal involvements (xGI) per 90 minutes last season, he’s someone I want in my team sooner rather than later. No midfielder priced £8.5m or less bettered that last year outside of Riyad Mahrez.

James Justin provides a lot of upsides, but only potentially for a short space of time. We know that he’s only starting because of the injury to Ricardo Pereira, but for a Gameweek 1 punt against a newly promoted side, there aren’t many better options for the price. My only concern would be Jonny Evans missing out through injury but Leicester may still have enough for both attacking and defensive returns for the £4.5m full-back.

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1,357 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Firmino
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Tempting to go with Pulisic/Havertz and wait on Werner. You could possibly get him for 9.2 in GW3/4.

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If Pulisic is declare fit then it's very viable. Even a Pulisic cameo could well be worth it

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I am doubling early

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        They all have potential for 180pts or so

        1. Firmino
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          So has Martial and Ings

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Only if he gets a red card in gw1

      1. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        If he blanks GW1 I think he will be sold massively to Martial and they may even swap ownership percent.

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          True. It's an easy switch

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

      Why would he drop 0.3 in 2/3 weeks

      1. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Needs to blank in GW1 but could see the masses switch to Martial.

    5. BRONALDINHO
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Or you can buy him for 9.8 gw3

      1. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        No way, he has already about 50% ownership.

  2. Chemical76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Feels real now!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not yet isn’t

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        *it

  3. RubberDucky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Squeaky Bum Time!

  4. thepeen555
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Watkins 6m erm yes please

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nice to have another option at that price bracket

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yes defo. Made it more interesting now. Might have to go with Werner and watkins and another. Maybe wilson or another 6m

  5. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Saliba or justin james?

    1. Snikii
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Justin for me

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

      Justin more nailed

    3. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Leicester missing Evans, Chilwell and Pereira... I don’t get the Justin love.
      I have neither!

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Lamptey not appealing?

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not at all

  6. CostaCoffee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Really like the look of Havertz for GW1 if he starts on the right wing like journalists have claimed will happen. Especially if he does get pens too

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'd prefer he started in the middle but yeah looks good either way

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        CAM, why Right Wing? Btw his goals came when he played a center forward

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thats what I mean, Id prefer he was playing CAM than right wing. Talk of him being on the right due to injuries in that area

          1. CostaCoffee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Most German football watchers I've talked to have said he's at his best on the right. I don't think we'll be playing a formation with a so called 'CAM', I think if he's used in midfield it'll be more like a number 8 with him and Mount used alongside Kante

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Interesting, well wherever he plays, I'm all over him!

              1. CostaCoffee
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                The lack of pre season friendlies makes it hard to know how Lampard wants to set up though, it's all mostly speculation at this stage to be fair

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Good lord, if he's on penos too...

      2. moz_1983
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Great. Now I need him.

  7. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    When is FPL Blackbox broadcasting? O am excited

  8. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    That David Sterling sounds quite good.

  9. Snikii
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How will Everton setup? Diamond?

  10. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    When the scout picks are in, you know Sh*t is getting real!

  11. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A) Doherty, Soucek

    B) Davies, Mitro

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

      A

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B

    3. La Vida Latte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      a

  12. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    none have picked Son or Alli - what the hell is this

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah. That is interesting.

      Chelsea have all the bling though dont they

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        not necessarily saying they are wrong, but for none of them to pick one of them seems strange

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Holgate is injured and their midfield is almost completely new

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Completely agree. Pretty much every rmt lineup had son in it 2 days ago. Havertz has taken over.

          I guess lack of scout picks budget limitations means they are picking kane but probably he probably wont make their final XIs.

        3. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Also, I do think there risks being a herd mentality even in these picks yet alone wider site.

          I cant remember a preseason with this much uncertainty of lineups but such consistent RMTs.

          Maybe because of the 4 teams not playing I guess.

          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            yeah wondered if City and United not playing might make teams more diverse, but seems like it's gone the other way

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Alli is in my team

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Son is locked in my team.

  13. Back on the horse
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Do we think Holding starts with luiz injured?

    Hazard a guess at the back line?

    1. Snikii
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Saliba Holding Tierney

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      will be one of these IMO:
      Bellerin Saliba Holding Tierney AMN
      Bellerin Holding Gabriel Tierney
      Bellerin Sailba Holding Tierney

      1. LangerznMash
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Bellerin Saliba Holding Gabriel Tierney

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

    Probably not a lot between them but which one for you?
    A. Ramsdale KWP
    B. McCarthy Egan

    1. La Vida Latte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B I think.

    2. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I went for A

    3. GGBuffon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I would go with B.

      The only time I'll transfer a GK would be on a WC, and McCarthy's fixtures are better for the first few gameweeks.
      Coming WC time, I'll be able to re-asses the situation and maybe take Rams with better fixtures ahead of him.

  15. Soto Ayam
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Any one know websites where u can find stats on last season. Like how many minutes and games did players play. I used to use ESPN, but it seems crap now

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Understat goves you that plus more

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

      Someone emailed them all to me but it's a different spreadsheet for each player. Happy to send it to you if you want it?

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks very much, however, looks like I'm covered. Appreciate the offer, cheers

    3. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Transfermarkt is a beautiful rabbit hole

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cheers all, will check em out

  16. Snikii
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    B

  17. La Vida Latte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Do you think Shaw is nailed on if fit?

  18. jay01
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Last season many people had 3 united players and succeeded. That is Fernandes, Martial and Rashford / Greenwood.

    If you believe Chelsea will do very well in attack this season, is it THAT crazy to go Werner, Havertz and Pulisic? If all stay fit look great value to me. Currently sat on werner and havertz. Can easily do Son to Pulisic but would mean no spurs cover though

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Last season many had 3 United players after seeing how good their attack was.

      Going all in on 3 Chelsea attackers before they've kicked a ball, is not that. Pulisic isn't 100% even if he's recovered from injury, Havertz hasn't had a pre-season with the squad either. It may well take them a couple of weeks to get going. Then there's the matter of having triple Chelsea attack vs Liverpool in GW2, which isn't exactly ideal.

      1. jay01
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hmm i am a chelsea fan so am excited at the prospect i guess. I know for sure kai and werner start the season. Will assess puli and how we play after the liverpool game i guess

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah don't get me wrong I feel triple Chelsea attack will eventually be the meta this season given their value, just not right from the beginning.

  19. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Think Im there now..... Any thoughts on the below?

    Mcarthy
    TAA Justin Lewis
    Auba Salah Son Haverts ASM
    Werner Mitro

    Nyland Mitchell Burr Brewester

    Im ok to go light on the bench as Salah most likely out in GW 2 for Bruno or Haverts to Greenwood which will free up funds.

    Waiting on Arsenal team news as the likes of Martinez/Saliba interest me short term possibly for Lewis

    4.0M defenders hopefully we get some news.

    The usual Auba to Sterling/KDB move in GW 3 is on.

    Any feedback pls?

  20. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    David Sterling 😀

  21. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    My scout picks

    GK: McCarthy, Ryan, Ramsdale
    Def: TAA, Robertson, VVD, Tierney, Holding
    Mid: Auba, Armstrong, Barnes, ASM, Soucek
    For: Ings, Vardy, Antonio, Werner, Kane

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No pool attackers (well, if you exclude the FBs!).

      Salah and mane to run riot.

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ok if I must!: Swap Soucek for Salah and VVD for Saiss or Azpi 🙂

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Considering they were such runaway champions people aren't really bigging them up this season.

        2. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Love how your scout picks still had 7m in the bank to do Soucek to Salah

  22. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    very surprised not to see Keita in teams, he will be in more teams by GW5

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Why?

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Mane, Salah, TAA, Robertson & VVD all seem to be more stand-out players in their positions right now, don't you think?

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He is 5.5m, his attacking stats when he plays are good, he looked very good in pre season and will be getting more games this season.

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Is his price that important? The main factor is surely the number of Liverpool slots? If it were limited to 5 or 6 per team instead of 3, then perhaps he would be in more people's thoughts? Then you can start comparing him to other options around his price tag.

    3. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      no

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Very surprised that you are surprised

  23. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Adams vs Mitrovic is doing my head in

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ings is alongside adams whereas mitrovic is the focal point - that has made my mind up.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        True, but Southampton will score more goals...

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

          Adams won't though

      2. Gubbins94.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        49% goal involvement (yes Fulham will score less goals) for Mitro makes it a no brainer for me, Adams is always a bad game away from being a sub.

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          ^ this

        2. stat sifter 888888
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Fulham team is going to surprise people how shocking they are this year.

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

        You can add Watkins to that now. Dont know which 6.0 striker to pick...

      4. Kloptimus Prime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Whos your other forwards?

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Updated:

      Mccarthy
      Taa, Coady, Justin, Lascelles
      Salah, Auba, Son, ASM
      Ings, Werner

      Button, Stephens, Davis, Taylor

      gtg?

      1. Tshelby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        As template as it gets, I guess

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          lol

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Best 4.5 defenders?

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

      Only Andy has selected Ings? Yes he costs a lot more than last season, but if any fwd /mdf @ 8.5m scores 200 pts everyone would usually be all over him.

      Crazy

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        agree, might be GW2 fixtures putting people off but him and Jimenez are solid and probably wasn't a fluke

    5. The Handsome Hunk
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Help needed:-

      a) Salah + Barnes(Barnes will turn into Havertz/Puli in GW3)

      b) Bruno + Havertz(will play 4-4-2 with Lascelles in GW1)

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

    6. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Shelves nailed?

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Shelvey*

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not sure

    7. Filke
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Who to go for?
      Trent + Soucek or Robertson + ASM ?

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

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

          But will Soucek play?

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Second one

      3. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

    8. Malinwa
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      McCarthy (Nyland)
      Doherty - James - TAA - KWP (Justin)
      Auba - Salah - Son - Soucek (ASM)
      Werner - Mitrovic (Brewster)

      Will switch Salah & Son > KDB & Fernandes for GW3!

      GTG?