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. RyanMK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Best defender @ 5-6m?

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tierney, Doherty, Saiss, Your Mum

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So there were pressers today? Does that mean the Team News tab will get updated?

    1. GreenWindmill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'd guess they'll do it all tomorrow but might happen sooner. So much pressure doing the predicted line ups for GW1...

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Just need to clearly caveat it with ‘predicted, proceed with caution’, but for someone like me who does bogger all research it’s a vital tool....

        1. GreenWindmill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I know which players in my team are doubts but I'll trust the Team News implicitly even though I know it's just another bloke having his best guess based upon all the information we've all seen.

          The real beauty is that it allows me to claim my dodgy picks were just bad luck and blame FFS when they're benched.

    2. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not much said on them so far

  3. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    No Salah for me at the start, going heavy on Chelsea due to Pulisic fitness rumours:

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA / Doherty / Justin (KWP / Mitchell)
    Havertz / Puli / Auba (c) / Son (Soucek)
    Antonio / Werner / Adams

    Let's go

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Got a plan for united?

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I just need Bruno and KDB asap but I don't want to make plans this year, never worked out for me before - trying to have a bit of fun this term

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Only Auba you can switch directly to Bruno or kdb

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Triple Chelsea already :O

      Crazy stuff. Not for me.

  4. CoKane & Zohores
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Barring any surprises in the press conferences I am logging out to stop tinkering.

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Robertson, BDavies, Saiss, (Ferguson)
    Salah, Auba, ASM, Armstrong, (Bissouma)
    Werner, Ings, (Davis)

    0.5 in the bank for Ings to Martial in GW2.

  5. fuzzymike
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Is Alderweireld worth an extra 0.5m over Dier/Davies?? A guaranteed starter & potential set piece goals, isn't he??

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      you can say the same about Dier, so I think no

      1. fuzzymike
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Is Dier 1st choice now??

  6. ludaslol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Davies
    Son ASM Auba (C) Havertz Soucek
    DCL Werner

    Nyland, Ayling, Fergeson, MARTIAL

    GW2: Rolling transfer, unless something drastic happens. Ayling (FUL) comes in for Saiss (MCI) gw2 and Martial comes in for Soucek.

    GW3: 2 FTs, able to make double/triple move to get the likes of KDB/Kun etc if looking good.

    Thoughts? To weak gw1 team or just fine?

  7. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which one?
    A) son + davies
    B) james.rod + vvd

  8. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Will Leeds be as defensively sound without White?

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It's a concern, but I think it's Bielsa's system that is key

    2. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Koch could be a solid replacement if he slots in nice and quickly.

    3. Atters
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Signed a good replacement for him in Koch and I think their defensive soundness is more down to the manager, as individually Cooper wasn't great before Bielsa joined and Dallas wasn't even a Left back

  9. hustler7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which of these two teams do you prefer?

    A)
    Mcarthy/Nyland
    TAA/Davies/Justin/Mitchell/Strujik*
    Salah/Aubamayeng/Alli/ASM/Bissouma*
    Ings/Werner/Mitrovic

    B)
    Mcarthy/Nyland
    TAA/Davies/Justin/Mitchell/Taylor*
    Salah/Aubamayeng/Alli/ASM/Havertz
    Adams*/Werner/Brewster*

    Need to decide between Adams v Ings really?

  10. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Do people reckon Saliba is going be in the starting line up?

    1. Prison Mike
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      According to the daily mail he is, not sure how reliable that is though.

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      60% yes

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        40% no

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Holding is the same price and more certain

  11. Prison Mike
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which combo would you go for?

    A) Salah, Alli, Mitrovic, Ayling

    B) Havertz, Son, DCL, Doherty

    1. ludaslol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B long term

    2. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B, but Doherty might not start GW1

      1. Prison Mike
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Why not?

  12. JakeTheRed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    RMT

    McCarthy - 4.0
    TAA - Doherty - Justin - (4.0) - (4.0)
    Auba - Son - Barnes - ASM
    Werner - Jiménez - Mitrovic

    3.5m ITB

    After a few weeks:

    McCarthy - 4.0
    TAA - Doherty - Justin - (4.0) - (4.0)
    KDB - Pulisic - Fernandes - ASM
    Agüero - Jiménez - Mitrovic

    Thoughts?

  13. Mossi98
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A: Son + ings (ings to martial gw 2)

    B: barnes + kane (barnes to greenwood gw 2 and maybe kane to aguero gw 4)

    Thoughts?

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A based on your transfers

      Think Sancho pretty much a done deal

    2. Notorious
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

  14. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ryan + KWP
    or
    McCarthy + KWP
    (so basically double up or not)

    1. Reckoner.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ryan + KWP, you don't want to be making GK transfers before your 1st Wildcard and Brighton have a pretty decent run up until GW16. Don't face many top teams.

  15. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Double up on Wolves defence and go Saiss + Buur?
    Or
    Saiss + Mitchell

    Did a bit of research and from the few games they've both played, Buur seems to offer more going forward.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Are you expecting Buur to start?

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Personally, yes.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Then Saiss and Buur

  16. Adambailey7
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Will vinagre start the season now for wolves?

    Also which ones better:
    A- Kane, Werner, Adams
    B- Werner, jiminez, DCL

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    2. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who knows

      A

  17. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Team pretty much sorted now

    Anyone else stuck on captaincy?!

    1. Adambailey7
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Auba for gwk1

    2. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Salah

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I have one option. So yes.

    4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Auba or Salah/Mane seem to be the most obvious options for me

    5. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That has been the only sure thing since fixtures were announced, everything else has changed 😀

    6. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Aub easily. Last two meets goals have been 4+

    7. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Have a read of this: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22363862

  18. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    'Tomas Soucek’s fitness:

    The Hammers midfielder has been absent from training in east London for ten days owing to international duty but while away, he had to isolate having come into contact with a Czech staff member who tested positive for Covid-19.

    Soucek has not trained at all since leaving for international duty and will return to east London less fit than his teammates. Soucek has excellent energy levels anyway so he should be OK and football.london understands he will be available for the Newcastle game.

    Moyes doesn’t like to take any risks however, he shown that throughout his two spells in east London, so the manager will make a late decision on whether Soucek starts or not. It was certainly alarming how bad the midfield was without him against Bournemouth…'

    https://www.football.london/west-ham-united-fc/fixtures-results/big-soucek-decision-defensive-issues-18908972

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Think I'm going to stick with him on a bench boost. Would be very disappointing for him to miss out though. Gahh

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Annoying, would have been a nice 5th mid for BB

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Gahh

  19. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which one would you choose?

    A) Martial, James Rodriguez / 7.5, Davies
    B) Mitro, Bruno, Taylor

    1. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    2. Notorious
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A just

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        With James or maybe Barnes?

  20. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A) Son, Havertz & 5.0 def

    or

    B) Alli, H Barnes & TAA

    1. Notorious
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    2. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B because TAA

  21. Notorious
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hi all,

    How's she looking? Is it mad to leave 1.5 ITB for Alli > Rashford or Ings > Martial GW 2? Starting with 2 x 4.5 seems crazy but I like the balance of the rest of the team.

    McCarthy

    TAA / Justin / KWP / Mitchell / (Taylor)

    Auba / Salah / Alli / (Bisouma) / (Anguissa)

    Werner / Ings / Mitrovic

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It is clever to leave 1.5 ITB

    2. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Can't you leave 0.5 in for Ings to Martial, then use that 1m on the defence?

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        This, same thinking

  22. hogree
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you do Salah and Wilson to Martial and Rashford for a 4 point hit straight after first day?

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes, probably. Or I would plan to optimise GW1 and WC in GW2

    2. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I have the same question, can’t decide tbh

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I might hold Salah and just get Martial,

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Depends how they get on. If Salah looks off the pace it's easy. However if he scores a couple you'll prob want to keep.

  23. Marc Jobling
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I really want Werner, Martial, Ings and Mitrovic.

    Which one to go without?

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I think Mitro will score the least. And maybe get more cards than the other 3 combined.

    2. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Depends if you will get Bruno but Mitro

    3. Notorious
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mitro is cheaper for a reason, first three for sure.

  24. Lukakus Unit
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    a) Ings/Jimenez + 4.5 striker
    b) two 6.5 strikers

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I've gone with Werner and 2 x 6.0m. B for me.

  25. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A few quotes from Lampard on on Havertz from interviews released over the last couple of days.
    https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/09/09/lampard-exclusive--havertz-a-fantastic-young-talent-who-must-be-

    When compared to Lampard and Ballack ‘It is very easy to make those comparisons,’ he says. ‘I know he is hungry to score goals and make assists so I have already had those conversations with him, but I do think we are quite different in our styles‘. Kai can probably start in more forward areas than I started in. I liked to come from deep as a midfield player, and a lot of Kai’s really good play in the last few seasons as he has broken through at Leverkusen has been in a slightly advanced no.10 role, or slightly wider areas or more in a striker kind of area of late.

    ‘We also have to understand that he is a fantastic young talent but we must give him time to let him settle and let those talents come through. So I think we will see him give everything that we want him to give in terms of goals and assists, and hopefully those numbers will go up, but we also must give him time.

    ‘The versatility is something we will certainly use,’ says Lampard. ‘It is refreshing as a manager when you have a player come in who can play in different positions and also wants to play in different positions.

    So it seems he will be very high up the pitch. All across the line. 8.5 could end up being a snip.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      But also sounds like he will be eased in at start...

      1. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Pulisic was. Very slowly. I think Frank like to toughen them up so when they do start they wont be overwhelmed by the physicality.

        However 60-70m seems like a player ready to come straight in. And clearly he is going to be high up the pitch. It's still a wait and see for me but a plan to get him in from GW3 onwards might not be a bad idea.

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      reading that makes me want him less than I did yesterday

      1. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He's talented but it's like any other transfer from abroad the question is How well and quickly will he settle?

  26. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Pick 1 and why

    A. Ings
    B. Wilson
    C. Che adams

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ings is more 2.5 more than those for a reason....

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ings no explanation needed

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ings, because he does goals, like, all the time

  27. Reckoner.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Had a switch around with funds Ings & Armstrong > Alli & Adams leaves me with:

    Ryan
    TAA | Saiss | KWP
    Aubameyang | Son | Alli | Saint-Max
    Vardy | Werner | Adams

    Nyland | Mitchell | Ayling | Lemina

    -4 lined up straight away, Son & Vardy > KDB & Martial, locked in!

  28. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lack of Danny Ings is very surprising

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I guess because everyone has Werner plus mitro/Wilson/Adams etc

  29. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A) Wilson and Soucek

    B) Mitro and ASM

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B if you need to play Soucek/ASM every week

  30. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I really like this. Any feedback?
    Mccarthy 4.0
    TAA Doherty saiss kwp
    Auba son havertz soucek
    Werner Adams martial
    0.5 itb

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Don’t bench martial. You rather bring in Vardy by downgrading saiss. Also, I think no Salah can backfire