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. Mayor of Flair
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Any word on the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?

    1. Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Top. I am so sorry you guys.

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Those going 2 up top with Brewster on bench will you start season with Brewster if still no confirmation of loan deal or move to Davis?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Never considered him, but no way I would unless he moves - might need the Liverpool spot.

  3. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Ings or Jimi? It's a toss up right? Might get a coin...

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ings. Jimi’s service worries me a bit without any proper wingbacks

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks, I think I agree

      2. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Adama will be one of the wingbacks, the other will be Vinagre to begin with. I don't see much issue with them.

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ings.

      I had Jimi all last year & love the fella but fear their attack potential w/o Doh & a confirmed LWB

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ings but only for start...Jimmy will be better value throughout the season I think....at some point, inevitably - Ings will get injury.

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Do we think Ferguson comes in as first choice RB when fit?

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yep

    2. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Apparently...I’ve heard it here but never did any research etc...

  5. KayArch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    First and Last Draft !

    Ramsdale - Nyland
    TAA- Davies - KWP - (Mitchel-Douglas)
    Auba - Salah - Havertz - J.Rodriguez - (Bissouma)
    Werner - Mitro - Adams

    Whom do you think is nailed !
    What suggestion can you advise me !

    1. Agger
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      You have 3 new signings to the league in your team - that’s a no go for me personally, been burnt too many teams doing that. But good luck!

      1. KayArch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I am tempted to do Werner - > Vardy
        But all the talk about Werner is the real deal.

        Havertz i am not sure yet !! maybe other suggestion.

        1. Agger
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I was never impressed by Werner when I watched him lead Germany after Klose/Gomez retired - he’s improved a lot last season but he’s a wait and see for me. At least with Vardy you know what you’re getting and the fixtures look amazing

  6. grennans2
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A or B? (in GW2!)

      A) Martial & Armstrong
      B) Mitrovic & Greenwood

    • iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Does anyone know for how long Dubravka should be out?

    • Klopp it
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Thank I'm finally settled on my team and ready to go, anything you'd change?

      Mccarthy
      Taa, egan, kwp
      Abumayang(c), Salah(vc), alli, asm
      Werner, ings, mitrovic

      Bench, nyland, Vinagre, Gordon, Douglas

    • Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Think I'm going Meslier over McCarthy

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I'm going Johnstone over McCarthy, Mesiler did also cross my mind

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Decent shout too

      2. Agger
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I wanted to do this but Leeds fixtures are aren’t too kind

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Only Pool (whilst McCarthy has cpa eek) and City that are concerning

      3. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Overthinking much? 🙂

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          yeah, probably

      4. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Gone Pickford - yes, i spelt that right.......no, im not drunk

    • ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Thoughts on the below draft and final midfield spot:

      McCarthy / Steer

      Bellerin / TAA / Doherty / Justin / Mitchell

      Salah / Alli / Auba / XXX / Bissouma

      Werner / Adams / Wilson

      6.0 ITB

      Options are :
      a) 5.5m midfielder - Armstrong or ASM leaving 0.5 ITB
      b) 6m midfielder - struggling to see a decent option here
      c) Bellerin to Vinagre - 6.5m midfielde r- likely Tielemans

      1. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        ASM or JWP at 6.0 (on pens and set-pieces)

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Isn't ings on pens?

          1. tokara
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            He was becos of golden boot

    • dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      what we thinking on Soucek/4.5 def vs a 5m def/4.5mid?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        My dilemma right now.

        A) Soucek + Vinagre
        B) Bissouma + Saiss

        The uncertainty in A is very annoying. If Vinagre was nailed on it's a no brainer.

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Vinagre will start the season but might be a transfer waiting to happen

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I agree, whats your back line looking like?

      2. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Depends on the setup of your team. A lot more 5.0 defensive options. Soucek is pretty much it in midfield

      3. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        5m def is the way to go!

        for example Egan or Dier will outscore Soucek (i think)

        do you need 2 starters there or just 1?

      4. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Soucek is the one for sure...but considering fixtures...I bet you’ll be able to get him after few GW’s for 4.9 or even .8...then he will perform and price will go up...

      5. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        i'll be playing 3 at the back most weeks apart from GW1

        Trent Egan Saiss KWP Mitchell with a 4.5m mid

        or

        Trent Egan Vinagre KWP Mitchell with Soucek first sub

    • Bleh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Think I’ve settled on this. Feel free to rip it to shreds.

      McCarthy - Nyland
      TAA - Lewis - KWP - Taylor - Mitchell
      Salah - Auba - Son - ASM - Bissouma
      Werner - Mitro - Adams

      2.0 ITB for future upgrades, e.g. MUN, MCI, change of mid-priced forwards etc.

      1. Alex1995
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Really nice team, but 2.0 is an awful lot to have ITB unless you’re keeping it for a specific UTD/City transfer? You’d only need 1.5 to upgrade Son to Bruno for example and 2.0 isn’t enough to upgrade Mitro/Adams to Martial

        I’d be tempted to upgrade Lewis to a 5.0 (Dier/Davies/Egan/Saiss/Coady)

        1. Bleh
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks, planning to do Son > Bruno and Auba > KDB soonish to leave 1.0 ITB. Could use that to upgrade one of the forwards or defenders if need be!

    • FPLYuval
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      do the FFS members or non members mini league have any prizes?

      1. Agger
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cash prizes I believe - type mini league into the search bar there’s an article from a week or 2 ago

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      the more I think about it, the more I think I may go without werner. Chelsea far from full strength and Liverpool up next.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        then pick him up a 9.3 🙂

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Would rather start with him against Brighton. If he looks bad/Chelsea don't look fluent, I'll sell him for Martial.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          likewise, or up to Man City striker

        2. Bleh
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Agree with this. Easy swap out.

      3. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Start with Werner. If he performs - price will go up. If he doesn’t - definitely there will be panic sales.
        Make plan with Werner to Martial if he doesn’t perform - then buy him for 9.4 or less

    • Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ings Kane or Vardy?

      For ONE WEEK ONLY?

      1. Alex1995
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Probably Vardy or Ings for GW1 only

    • Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A bit surprised to see no Son in the picks. Am I missing something?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Everton

      2. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Everton are amazing now apparently

        1. Brakos2k
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Must have missed that...

      3. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        The assumption he plays on the left flank and Everton fixture in itself might not be the best.

        1. Brakos2k
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Given pre-season just surprised to see Havertz over Son. I have both but the latter would be my choice if I could only have one.

          1. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Scout picks are based on one week only. spurs have better fixtures going forward so expect to see son appear more often

      4. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        a brain.

        1. Brakos2k
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Brutal - thanks 🙂

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            lol, just joking...Im surprised with his omission as well tbh.

      5. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I think the reasoning is that he plays wide when Kane is playing and Alli has been playing behind the striker in pre-season and looking sharp. I'm going to have one of them and I'm leaning towards Alli

      6. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Got to be Son or Alli but not neither imo

    • internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I can see Chelsea going on Monday with

      v CHO---Havertz--Werner

      Pulisic on the bench. Mount to start in midfield with Kante and one other.

      1. stxrty
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Rubes could potentially play RW.

          1. stxrty
              2 months, 22 days ago

              LW*

        • tom66
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          If Michy Batshuayi loan confirmed then does he start this weekend? Ayew still a certain starter?

        • curious_zombie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          RMT please -

          McCarthy (Peacock)
          TAA, Azpi, Said, Justin (Mitchell)
          Auba, Son, Minamino (ASM, Stephens)
          Werner, Vardy, Calvert Luwin
          0.5 itb

          Minamino is a pure high upside punt based on pre-season. Might move to Barnes or Zaha last minute based on Klopp's press conference

          1. curious_zombie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            *Sais

          2. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Azpi not nailed. Minamino nailed to the bench

        • Matsy123
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          A) Werner and ASM
          B) Wilson and Havertz

          1. Bleh
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            A

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            B for me. Most won't agree.

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Similarish debate for me below. I’m torn!!

          4. Aubaaaaa
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            A

        • Pedram
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Is Ben Johnson nailed on?

        • HD7
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Any advice for this team, mates?
          Maybe downgrade Son to Alli and upgrade the defence?
          All the input is welcome:)

          Ramsdale
          TAA Justin Mitchell KWP
          Salah Son ASM PEA
          Ings Werner

          Nyland Stephens Taylor Davis

          *0.5 in bank to do Ings to Martial for GW2

        • Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Pages flying! RP

          Some new Havertz-based options!

          A) Son, Bissouma, Werner
          B) Alli, Havertz, Brewster/ Davis

          0.5itb
          McCarthy, Steer
          TAA, Davies, Egan, Mitchell, Taylor
          Salah, Auba, XXXX, Soucek, XXXX
          XXXX, Ings, Wilson

          0.5itb prob to be used for Ings > Martial for GW2.

          Cheers

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Hi mate, I like B. Havertz/Puli are going to both be great picks I feel. See mine below

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Thanks Rafa. Knowing which, if any, of these CHE assets will do the business isn’t easy!

              I saw you’re going with both but no Spurs mid!

        • Tinmen
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Folks, is Pulisic a better option than Havertz in both the short and long term ?

          Havertz has the same chance this weekend of being benched than Puli

          1. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            How did you draw that conclusion that they both have the same chance of being benched?

            1. Tinmen
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Well let’s see..
              Havertz is a new signing and Puli has just started training

              1. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Still don't see how you draw that conclusion

              2. Garlana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Based on Lampard's comments i would expect Puli to be more of a doubt than Havertz based on his mention of managing him and Azpi back into the team. Obviously Havertz could be benched, but i just feel it would be more unlikely than Pulisic starts based on how long hes been out and that he only started training again today. Wishful thinking as i have Havertz in my team...but partly the reason why i have him is because i expect him to start.

        • RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Best option here? Thank you

          A. Doherty+Adams+Antonio (3-4-3)
          B. Davies+Ings+4.5 (4-4-2)

          McCarthy (4.0)
          TAA, Egan, XXX, Vinagre, (4.0)
          Salah, Auba, Havertz, ASM, (4.5)
          Werner, XXX, XXX

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            B for me matey

        • No Kane, No Gain!
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          A) DCL & Robo
          B) Werner & Justin

          1. Aubaaaaa
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            B, if you have trent.

          2. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            B for the first few gw’s

        • Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          If both auba and Kane stay fit for the season, is auba worth an extra £1.5mill being a midfielder?

        • Aubaaaaa
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Which pair? Will bench the United player
          A. Son, Martial
          B. Kane, Greenwood

          1. Bleh
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            A easily.

          2. No Kane, No Gain!
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Tricky, i'd have to say B

        • Jdpz
            2 months, 22 days ago

            2 defender of 5.5M and 3 of 4.5M - is that crazy?
            I am thinking of rotating them and always playing with 3 backs.

            for example - Tierney, Gomez, KWP, Dier, Taylor

            1. Kloppcorn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Personally I don’t like going without TAA such an exiting player to own

          • Strchld
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Havertz or Alli from the start?
            Have also Werner.