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. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Which?

    A) Doherty ASM
    B) Davies Wilson

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

    2. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Davies, ASM.

      Use the money.

    5. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    One week punt then WC:

    A) C.Wilson (whu) and Soucek (NEW)
    B) Nkeitah (ful) and ASM (whu)

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I’d go B

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Thanks tough. Probably A.

    3. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    4. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B, I'd be all over Arsenal if I were playing WC early.

    5. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

    6. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bowen for 1 week punt over Wilson. yes different positions
      But A defo

  3. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Auba/Mane (C) - Son - Alli - Havertz - Pulisic mid is a tempter

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      agree

  4. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Have the GW1 postponed fixtures been rescheduled?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Nope - no space til new year

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No DGW's yet.

    3. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers lads!

  5. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Coady vs Saiss

    - Coady 100% nailed as club captain but doesn't offer any attacking threat.
    - Saiss has goal threat but picks up a lot more cards and could miss the odd game with Marcal and Dendoncker ready to fill in.

    Who would you go for?

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Coady cause he’s safer

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Saiss - Coady is too boring

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Coady to start and see how Wolves defense shakes out

    4. Agger
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Saiss, always Saiss

    5. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Definitely Saiss. Bonus and goal threat is a big deal for these FPL defenders

    6. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I don't see the appeal of goal threat for a defender when it's 2 goals a season. It's very hard to catch them unless you hold him for the whole season which you won't. You'll be waiting for it every week and be disappointed.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah, I do agree. It's difficult to pitch it just right with these picks. Given the longevity of fixtures with (no Europe) Wolves and Saiss and given they're the same price the slight loss of nailedness is superseded by the potential for a goal and/or bonus. Price the same

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Coady had a higher Baseline BPS than Saiss last season though. In the event that Saiss doesn't score, which will be the case most weeks, Coady might have a better chance of the odd bonus point.

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Much more interested in bonus consistency over goal threat, true

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        How about bonus points? Saiss was very good for bonus last season as well. If he gets a few bonus points and scores a goal, he'll outscore Coady through the first half of the season even if he misses games.

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          If he scores a goal which is what, a 1/19 chance of happening each game? You can't predict when the goals will come from him. They're random. I assume most are planning to keep a Wolves defender until GW9ish. You would be relying on him to score in one of those games randomly. This isn't like TAA who gets 15 assists across 38 games which is more of an even spread, so he gets one every 3ish games.

    7. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Im getting more and more tempted about finding the extra 0.5 and having Boly as set and forget, nailed, better bonus and goal threat imo.

  6. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Would you double up on Havertz and Pulisic? Or would you g with one of these and Werner?

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      One of them and Werner because I think werner is more nailed for the start and I think he will be the focal point with pens

    2. stxrty
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I've doubled with Kai and Werner.

    3. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A) Alli + Werner
      B) Son + Haverts?

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I prefer A

      2. tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

    4. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      What do people think of Rodriguez as an option? Need a 7.5 mid to replace greenwood

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Could be real nice

      2. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Waiting for an article on him, would you start the season with him? The 7.5 mid choices are limited

        1. AF90
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Really considering him now...got 1 midfield spot left, was going to pick Alli but might pick James & save 0.5...do you think he starts v Spurs (is he fit enough?)

          1. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            That’s what I’m debating mate, was set on benching greenwood but unsure now, looks like he’ll be playing as a 10, surely Ancelotti will start him being such a high calibre signing

            1. AF90
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yeah surely on most of the set piece including pens too!? Even if he does little against Spurs allows me to get Martial for Ings GW2 & then the next 3 fixtures look perfect for him

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thank you agger, I’ll give that a read now

          1. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            You have to pay to access the athletic

            1. Agger
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yeah unfortunately. But there is a free 7 day trial, or ways to get 30 day free trial

            2. Agger
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Or, if you want me to send you screen shots via email or WhatsApp or whatever you prefer, I don’t mind 😉

      3. MikeRyko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Give him time. I looked at him too as a placeholder for one of the Chelsea mids but feel its too soon. Don't think he played much last season so expect he'll be eased in.

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          That was my plan but which other mids are there around 7.5 who will perform in your opinion?

          1. MikeRyko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Well there isnt many. Zaha or Barnes stand out, maybe Jota too?

            Depending on how your squad looks could always just stick with Greenwood if you can afford to bench.

    5. OldBenKenobi
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      For GW1 only which would you pick?

      A) Salah + Soucek
      B) Pulisic + Havertz

      1. Swanremainsthesame
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Check Chelsea's Presser, fairly sure it said Pulisic "minutes need managing" = 0/1 pointer

    6. Klopp it
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Who's Leeds number 1? And is he worth dropping Mccarthy?

      1. Agger
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Mesiler

        1. Klopp it
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Is he good lol better than Mccarthy

          1. Agger
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            All depends on who you think has the best defence, Southampton or Leeds? Go for the one you think had best clean sheet potential

            1. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I think the teams will be relatively similar.

              I think Meslier looks a better keep in isolation.

              McCarthy more favourable fixtures.

              1. Ser Davos
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Ben White and Hojdberg's departures could have some impact

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Report sorry...

      Best option here?

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

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A for me

    8. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      WC after first gw, yay?

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not for me mate

      2. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I did it once and regretted it for the rest of the season. Massive TV, sh**e OR

    9. Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      who do u rather guys

      A) son
      B) alli

      1. Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        a

    10. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      2 week placeholder for puli up to 8.5?

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Alli

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Just buy Havertz.

        1. Emp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          havertz already locked in my team

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Ah okay then... Spurs I guess. Son or Alli. Or else just don't make a concrete plan.

      3. MikeRyko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Exact same question I've got. Thinking Zaha or Barnes, unless you don't have a Spurs mid then I agree with Alli pick.

        1. Emp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          please dont go zaha... just no

          1. MikeRyko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Ha! Why not. Currently OOP and two decent home games in the weeks I'll need him. He's gone GW3 or 4 hopefully.

            1. teneighty
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Do it! I have Zaha in my team.

    11. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Anyone planning a GW2 wildcard?

      Could load up on Pool/Ars assets in GW1 and then get the Manchester assets back. Also pick up the cheap fodders early after seeing the GW1 lineups.

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Haven't checked the fixtures yetbut makes sense

      2. Agger
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Completely depends on how GW1 goes..

    12. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Changes needed?

      McCarthy
      TAA, Davies, Mitchell
      Auba, Alli, Salah, Havertz, ASM
      Mitro, Werner

      Subs: Nyland, KWP, Brewster, Taylor,

      1. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Plan for MUN assets?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Alli to Greenwood
          or one of Auba/Salah to Fernandes
          or Werner to Martial

      2. MESSINHO
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        G2G. I have Ings + 4.5 mid instead of Havertz + 4.5 fwd, the rest is completely same 🙂

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cheers!

      3. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        You getting any United GW2? If so how?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          See above

    13. adstomko
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bench Boost draft. Does anybody like this?
      I'm willing to try something different.

      Lloris
      Trent, Mina, Egan, KWP
      Auba, Pulisic, Rodriguez, ASM
      Werner, Ings
      (McCarthy, Holding, Keita, Mitrovic)

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Playing bb first gw? Waddafak

        1. adstomko
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Why not? So much uncertainty at the start, and you can leapfrog people from the off

          1. Woy_is_back
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            GL brou

    14. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Currently have Davies and Dier.

      Better to downgrade one of them to a 4.5 and upgrade Mitchell?

      Thanks

    15. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hi guys, any advice here? For me it basically comes down to this:

      A) Werner, Mitrovic (and a little bit worse DEF - Lascelles, Taylor)
      B) Jimenez, Armstrong( and a little bit better DEF - Egan, Coady/Davies)

      What would you choose?

    16. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA Robertson Vinagre
      Salah Auba Havertz Soucek
      Werner Wilson Mitrovic

      Keep Robertson or redistribute the money?

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Get rid

    17. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Which one

      A) Tierney & Alli
      B) Saliba & Son

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Probably A for me.

      2. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B for me

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A, no reason to think Saliba will start

    18. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Thoughts on this 4-3-3 for GW1?

      Ramsdale
      Robbo - TAA - KWP - Mitchell ( Taylor)
      Salah - Auba - Alli (Soucek - Romeu)
      Werner - Wilson - Mitro

      Werner/Auba can become Martial/Sterling down the line
      Alli to Havertz an option as well down the road.

    19. Prettanike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      FPL Team News seems to suggest Barry Douglas will play and he's got loads of picks, but why do people think that?

    20. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Pick one for gw1 only:
      1. Nketiah
      2. CWilson

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Wilson.

        1. Stram Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cheers Camzy

    21. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lascalles or Jamal O’Lewis ?

      1. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Same timing same question haha

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I want to know ... 🙂

      2. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I’m on Lewis for a bit of excitement

    22. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      3 options:

      A) Save 0.5m for future needs
      B) Upgrade one of two 4.0m DEF on bench so have a playing 4.5m DEF on bench (1st choice 3 all nailed of course)
      C) Ryan > Ramsdale

    23. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lascelles or, J.Lewis??

      1. jb1985
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        i am taking a punt with Lewis

    24. grennans2
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A or B stronger for GW2?

        A) Martial & Armstrong
        B) Mitrovic & Greenwood

      • dopellganger
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        gtg ?

        McCarthy Steer
        Trent Justin Mitchell Taylor Dallas
        Salah Auba ASM Havertz Bissouma
        Mitrovic Ings Werner

        Thinking of maybe Havertz to Son or James?

      • Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Vinagre...worth taking the risk of keeping him and hoping not to be sold to Porto? Or get Taylor ?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          get a GW1 4.5 starter ?