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

    Lamps being super coy on Havertz. Won't confirm anything more than 'he's in contention' and he trained with the team.

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

      He did say who were not going to play though... I'll take that as a coded "he starts and get's goal + assist".

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

        Yeah I'm almost certain Havertz starts.

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

          He's in my team (+ 2m itb for Fernandez if it goes wrong)

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

    No mention of Pulisic so far from Frank...

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Mentioned he's available to play.

  3. SILENTWAR
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Havertz + Adams or Pereira + Ings?

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Havvy

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

      Latter for me - More potential and sure starts. Former a little too risky for minutes.

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

      Deffo has to be Havertz and Adams

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

    Finally done i think....

    McCarthy
    TAA, Saliba, Doherty
    ASM, Armstrong, Salah, Aub, Havertz
    Werner, Adams
    (Nyland, Justin, Mitro, Mitchell.

    Thoughts much please....

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      You planning to get any United GW2?

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

        Bruno for Salah GW2. possibly get KDB For Aub, but will stick him out for a while

  5. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    A) Werner + ASM
    B) Wilson + Havertz

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

      Same dilema...but i picked A

    2. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Currently I’m on A

  6. ivantys
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Villa bought a new striker?

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yes Watkins, price not revealed yet I expect 6m

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Correction, he is 6m been released now

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 22 days ago

              wow 25 goals in the championship

          2. ivantys
              2 months, 22 days ago

              revealed already it's 6m

              1. Chilli Heatwave
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                26 goals and championship player of the year last year, definite starter

                1. ivantys
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    This guy is def class surely better than mitro and he's in a better team too.

                    1. Chilli Heatwave
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Yes just doesn’t start Gw1, I have them both with Werner

                      1. ivantys
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Damn it's messing up with my draft I'll just pretend he doesn't exist first

                      2. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        He's probably most iterating for what he does to Grealish who did great last time without anyone to pass too.

                        Have Villa doing very nicely this time around and have Grealish well up my wish list.

                        1. ivantys
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Their fixtures from week 6 onwards look damn good, I've said the same about mitro and ings too. Plus liverpool also starting to have home games from 6. It's trying to push my wild card to be used in week 6 instead of 9 now.

                            1. pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              The Liverpool fixture is really well before GW9 and the City game for sure

                              Have decided to get Robbo in early just for that.

                              General plan is to wait to around 4/5 to see which 6.0 feels best. Plenty to choose from but don't want to hop around unnecessarily,

                              If Zaha stays I'd have Bats perhaps paired with Grealish in midfield. Best of both worlds. But that's all theoretical - someone else might be "The One"

                              1. ivantys
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Yeah week 9 wild card was my initial plan but now I might change to 6, since 6 bothers me a lot cos leicester, chelsea good run of games are over at 6 and I can only transfer 2 max so I'll be stuck with their players. If I getting those 2 6m strikers I would have loads of funds for my midfield. The plan would be double villa attack but I'll be ignoring them at the start.

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

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

                  Thoughts/advice are welcome

                  GTG?

                  1. Chilli Heatwave
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Looks good

                  2. Captain Scarlet
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Would play ASM over Soucek, personally.

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

                  How nailed is Davies really, doesn't he get rotated often?
                  Dier more safe choice...?

                  1. Lukakus Unit
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Rotated often under Pochettino, but Mourinho loves him.

                4. AD2110
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Which team do you prefer the look of?

                  A)

                  McCarthy
                  TAA, Justin, Vinagre*, (Douglas, Mitchell*)
                  Salah, Auba, Son*, Soucek, (Bissouma)
                  Werner, Mitro, Martial*

                  B)

                  McCarthy
                  TAA, Justin, Egan*, (Taylor*, Douglas)
                  Salah, Auba, Bruno*, Soucek
                  Werner, Mitro, Wilson*

                  Will be getting the united players in for GW2

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

                    Any news on Soucek yet?

                5. jb1985
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Think i am set, feel a little light on the bench though:

                  McCarthy,
                  Justin, TAA, Doherty, Egan, Lewis
                  Auba, Salah, Alli,
                  Werner, Ings

                  Steer, Burke, Bissouma, Brewster

                  0.5m itb for ings > Martial GW2 then Auba to Sterling/KDB GW3 - Pretty standard stuff.

                  1. AC Me Rollin’
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Maybe Alli -> Son and downgrade Egan?

                6. Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Do you think that Son is worth 9.0 or will be wasted playing out wide?

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

                    Worth the money.

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

                    Possibly the big question of GW1. In two minds

                  3. Chilli Heatwave
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Worth the money

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

                    I'd say worth it. He cuts inside so often that he ends up as a No10 at times. Absolute class player for me and probably one of the most underrated players in the league. Sonaldo!

                  5. AC Me Rollin’
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Can see him getting a lot of points early on!

                  6. Brosef Stalin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Personally prefer Alli as he is more central and costs 1.0 less. Fully anticipating Son to punish me for not having him in my team though!

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

                  Repost. Thoughts on this team for gw1? 2m itb for the following transfer plan.

                  Gw2 - Salah Antonio > Bruno martial
                  Gw3 - Auba > kdb

                  Ramsdale
                  Taa bavies kwp
                  Salah Auba asm soucek
                  Werner ings Antonio

                  Steer Bissouma Mitchell Taylor

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

                    Can't say I like the planned -4 points hit.

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

                      Agreed, I don't get taking a planned -4 hit before the season has even begun. Bad planning.

                8. Chilli Heatwave
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Other than Dunk, who is likely to be in the back 4 at Brighton?

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

                    back 5

                9. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Predictions...
                  How much will the best 6.0 fwd (michy, mitro, adams) outscore the best 5.5 mid (armstrong, saka, asm)
                  Two common price points... interesting to what people think will be the difference, whether finding .5 is necessary if you can only have one.

                10. Pedram
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Is Havertz nailed on with Ziyech being out for a couple weeks?

                  1. hustler7
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    I would assume so

                11. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Best place holder for greenwood GW 1?

                  1. NULL-X-VOID
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Sancho is looking close

                12. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  McCarthy (Nyland)
                  TAA Justin Vinagre (Mitchell, Bernardo)
                  Salah Auba Rodriguez Havertz (Stephens)
                  Ings Wilson Mitro

                  Please improve this with 1.5 in the bank. Thanks

                13. Real Socialad
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  A) Son and Jimenez
                  or
                  B) Alli and Werner

                  1. AC Me Rollin’
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    A safer option is A imo, but it's a tough call, I've gone for Son + Werner in my team

                14. Stand By Mee
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Folks how is Armstrong looking for GW1? Still nailed?

                  I do prefer ASM but already have Wilson and I reluctant in doubling up Newcastle attack.

                15. NULL-X-VOID
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Souchek is available to play, (source: West Ham Transfers Twitter)

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

                    Yet hasn't trained due to isolation. So is a doubt still 🙂

                    1. NULL-X-VOID
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Just saw the comments, sorry, he's still a doubt

                  2. Stand By Mee
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    ASM it is. Thanks

                16. Deulofail
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Why do journalists "ask" long, boring statements instead of preparing clear concise questions?

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

                    my comment has been marked for review 😆

                17. Zladan
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Thiago Silva news is exactly what I needed. Welcome, Reece James.

                  McCarthy
                  TAA James Davies
                  Salah Auba Son Barnes ASM
                  Werner Mitro

                  4.0 Johnson Mitchell 4.5

                  Only now have to decide on Brewster v Davis & 4.0 keeper.

                18. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Finally done - now off to set up a Fanteam side to prevent any more fiddling pending pressers.

                  It's an unconventional 3-5-2 where my fifth mid just gets extra cs bonuses.

                  McCarthy
                  TAA Robbo Davies KWP
                  Auba Son Pulisic Soucek
                  Vardy Werner

                  Button Taylor Reed Davis

                  (Don't see any mid priced mid getting more attacking returns than Robbo in the short term and GW4/5 on he's looks great)

                  (Puli becomes Ings if Frank tells me that's the thing to do - but prefer money in the middle and to bet against Palace attack than defence first up)

                  (Son becomes Alli if Moyes says Soucek isn't for me and then Jonjo comes in - that slot is not scheduled for any transfer business)

                  (Expect to turn Vardy into Ings/Jim and a 6.0 in short order but waiting on form and Vardy has a great start bar GW3)

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

                  RP. Lost on last page

                  Which option lads?

                  A) Egan, Son, Davis
                  B) Buur, Alli, Wilson

                  0.5itb
                  McCarthy
                  TAA, Davies, XXXX
                  Salah, Auba, XXXX, Soucek
                  Werner, Ings, XXXX
                  (Steer) (Bissouma, Mitchell, Taylor)

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

                  Cheers

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

                    A, as I think Buur has been pushed out of contention by a new signing now hasn't he?

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

                      Thanks mate. Yeh he wasn’t a preferred pick. It was just a way to make Wilson work and not lose a Spurs mid tbh!

                  2. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    A

                    Wouldn't want Buur Mitchell in any way. Really dicey and there's nothing less tasty than a 4.5 defender swap if Taylor goes down say

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

                      I hear this.

                      Tbh I just wanted to see how I could make a Wilson team work without losing Ings and this was the way but I agree it makes the defence v v dicey!

                20. Chilli Heatwave
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Really want Watkins ahead of mitro, but obviously no game in GW1, and want to bring in Bruno for gw2, eurgh. Any advice?

                  1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    If you think Mitro scores 2 points, get Watkins.

                    1. Chilli Heatwave
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Sound logic, I can’t see him scoring first game back so may well do.

                  2. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Batshuayi will be on board by week 2 - think he's better in the short term than Watkins. Really tasty ppg and has Zaha - a match for Grealish Watkins as a combo. Fixtures clearly favour Palace

                21. The Gambler.
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Ziyech and Chilwell out, as expected

                22. The Gambler.
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Silva hasnt trained

                23. MatthewByrne
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Let me know what you think would be the better option

                  ASM - already owning Wilson
                  Naby Keita- already owning Trent + Salah

                24. QUEN
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  So lamp says Pulisic and azi started full training yesterday they will be up for selection for Brighton but will need to be introduced in their own way

                  Havertz not much said on his minutes but just that he can play multiple spots and wasNt mentioned as a problem in fitness/injury

                  Ziyech won’t be fit for Brighton

                  1. QUEN
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Hope this helps

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

                    Sounds like Havertz starting to me - but then he has other choices in midfield I guess

                25. The Gambler.
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Gilmour only injury