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. getmonkeyed
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    RMT

    Feeling a bit light on the bench but otherwise pretty happy with the squad.

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA James Justin Buur (KWP)
    Salah Auba Havertz Son (Stephens)
    Werner Adams (Brewster)

    0 ITB

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

      GTG

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

      If James, Justin and Buur are dropped you may find yourself in some trouble

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

      Thats more than alright in terms of bench

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

      Does Buur get a start ??

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

    With so many attackers coming to light in the 6.0-6.5 range is anyone tempted to switch to 2 mid priced strikers and just one premium in a front 3?

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

      That's been the trend, with Werner being the premium pick

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

        DCL, Wilson, Mitro, Che have been the 6.0-7.0 bracket strikers

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

          Don’t mind Watkins, Bats and Wood from gw2 also, plenty of options

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Seems logical, surely one of them will come good

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

    The weekend Gravless invasion has started

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

      Return of the Living Gravless

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

    In starting 11 for foreseeable future (3GWs at least):
    A) Mitro
    B) Perez
    C) other 6.5m MID

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

      A

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

    Let's talk price points. I can see two really key price points this year.

    6m-7m forwards.

    Mitrovic, Adams, Wilson, DCL, Bats, Rodrigo, McBurnie, Maupay, Wood.

    Any of them could come to life and hit form. I want to have ways of getting them. Last year, I struggled a bit to jump on Abraham train because I was playing with just two forwards. Not this year. Going to have minimum two slots ready and able to jump on bandwagons.

    7.5-9.5m mids.

    Son, Havertz, Alli, Pulisic, Ziyech, Rashford, Greenwood, Hames.

    This price point looks stacked this year as well and I think it will likely determine your season. These guys are explosive and catching the right ones early and correctly can result in big swings.

    I think you will want two of these at all times this season. Maybe more. So if your draft looks like Salah, Auba, ASM, Barnes, Bissouma, I'd seriously reconsider moving your funds into that mid price bracket.

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

      I have had Robbo + TAA for weeks and dropped Robbo last few days to make space for moves in middle. Also an Everton fan so it made me itch.

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

      You had me in stitches @ McBurnie...

      😆

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

        Just you wait... I doubt he'll be good but you never really know! And all the non-top 6 forwards are in this price bracket. At least 2 will prove useful and potentially more.

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

      This is one of the most sensible things I've ever read on here. Thank you

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Currently on bruno,Alli,Havertz,Wilson and mitro

      Hopefully someone plays well

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

      i think my team below is kind of what you are going for

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

      Can't say I fancy any of those forwards. Don't have a slot for that price point in my team and not bothered at all.

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

        It's one of those things where they might not look appealing now, but I guarantee you at least two will be appealing very early on. Someone has to score the goals.

        Adams scores a brace, Mitro gets a pen, Wilson scores a tap-in. It is bound to happen.

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

          Im more interested in the 2 you left out to be honest...

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

            Yeah there are loads...

            Ayew, Nketiah, Antonio, Watkins, Haller.

            All can be added. I just listed a bunch off the top of my head.

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

            You deliberately coy or is it natural?

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

            New lad Ollie joins the group now. Excellent analysis Camzy. I've just rejigged my draft (2 changes) to be Upside-Chasing oven-ready. I've got Wilson, now need to tweak to get in the sub-premium midfield point. Back in a mo...

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

              Analysis? where?

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

                Gulp! I've finally sacrificed my triple Liverpool defence. VVD gave way, Pulisic in. Tbh, looks flippin' balanced now. The shame 🙁

  6. falafel
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Guys! Neep your help! Can’t decide between those two teams. A or B?
    Team A:
    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA, Robertson, Justin (Walker-Peters, Mitchell)
    Salah, Auba, Bergwijn, ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner, DCL, Mitrovic

    Team B:
    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA, Egan, Coady (Walker-Peters, Mitchell)
    Salah, Auba, Havertz, Bergwijn, ASM
    Mitrovic, Werner (Brewster)

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

    Gap filling help needed!

    McCarthy (Steer)
    TAA Dier KWP Mitchell XXX
    Auba Havertz XXX Fernandes Bissouma
    Werner Mitrovic XXX

    Any comments on the core selections above firstly? If all fine, which of the following looks better

    A: Buur, Son, Wilson 0 ITB
    B: Egan, ASM/Lundstram, Ings 0.5M ITB

    Leaning towards the 2nd option which gives chance to upgrade Ings to Martial in GW2 but Son's fixtures look great for a while so reluctant to lose him..

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

      I like it. B of those.

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

    This has probably been posted about 100 times before but...

    A. Ward-Prowse & C.Wilson
    B. ASM & Adams + 1.0

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

      a

  9. Cheeto__Bandito
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A) Wilson, Son, Doherty (template)
      B) Alli, Havertz, Davies (risk)

      Best option ?

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

        a

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

        B by a long way

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

      Bellerin good pick at 5m?

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

        Very. Under the radar. Excellent ICT. But injury prone... I want to see the Gunners back line before I move for any of them.

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

      Think I'm set (who am I kidding?) on:

      McCarthy (Nyland)
      TAA / Doherty / Justin / KWP (Lewis)
      Auba / Zaha / ASM / Son (Fernandes)
      Wilson / Ings (Brewster)

      This is 3 Toon and 3 Southampton, which isn't ideal, but there's real value there in those.

      Avoided Mitchell as I think it's just a transfer out I'll have to make pretty quickly.

      Son will become Rashford and Zaha will become Foden. Auba to KDB.

      Any thoughts?

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ah time to kneejerk Havertz in, see you in the rant thread lads.

    • MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Today has been pretty busy, but tomorrow is going to be pandemonium in here

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

        Real Christmas Eve vibe tomorrow

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Brighton v Chelsea score predictions?

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

        1-4

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

        1-3

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

        1-2

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

        1-1

      5. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        1:4

      6. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        1-3

      7. leo_messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        1 - 2

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

        1-2

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

        1:1

    • Game of Throw_ins
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      ?/10 please & why:
      McCarthy (Nyland)
      Egan - TAA - Davies - Justin (Mitchell)
      Mane - Auba - Son - Soucek (Bruno)
      Adams - Antonio (Davis)

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

      Some new Havertz-based options!

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

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

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

      Cheers

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

        B

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

          Thanks mate

    • Jackson99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Any thoughts on this team would be appreciated

      McCarthy
      TAA Doherty Vinagre
      Son Salah Auba Rodriguez ASM
      Ings Mitro

      Martin Justin Mitchell Davis

      Slightly worried about not having Werner.

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

      Think this is it:
      McCarthy
      TAA Dier Davies
      Auba Salah Havertz Alli ASM
      Werner Adams
      Steer Mitchell Buur Brewster

      Im happy going in with just Mitchell as a starting bench fodder till the 1st WC around GW10.

      Thoughts?

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

        Mitchell unlikely to last 10 weeks

    • anish10
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A) ASM

      B) Doucoure

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

        easy a

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

      Want to go with two premium up front for the first few weeks, trust them more then all those cheaper options and actually like most of their opening games.

      Ramsdale
      TAA Justin KWP Mitchell
      Salah(C) Auba(v) Son Bissouma
      Vardy Werner

      Nyland Romeu C. Taylor Davis

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

        You're not alone in Bissouma as 4th mid. Base price 2 points is a fine PPM for a gameweek or two. Better than being lumbered with the 5.5 bracket

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

          Exactly! If they play they are good. That Soucek guy just doesn't excite me. ASM could be the one but I want to have all 6 premiums atm.

    • Saint Tommy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      RMT:

      McCarthy
      TAA - Dier - KWP
      Auba - Son - Alli - Havertz
      Adams - Werner - Mitro

      Subs: Mitchell, Bissouma, Taylor, Nyland

      2.5m left in the bank. Alli is a placeholder for Bruno next week. Although I'm contemplating shifting to Rashford, which would allow me to upgrade Dier to Doherty with the £1m saved. The reservation with this is whether Doherty will actually start this GWK given lack of training time.

      So basically it is coming down to Doherty + Rashford or Dier + Bruno. Scope to also shift Son for Bruno next GWK and I'd have enough to upgrade Dier to Doherty anyway...but Son to me is the better Spurs asset.

      Thoughts?

    • grennans2
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A or B? (in GW2)

        A) Martial & Armstrong
        B) Mitrovic & Greenwood

      • Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        is bamford nailed on?

        1. interpolnyc
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I imagine 60 mins

        2. Jdpz
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Dier or Davies?

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

              both great picks and underpriced imo

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

              Dier

            3. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              got both at mo

          • Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Mount has to be worthy of consideration now surely in the attacking shape v Brighton?

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

              Defo

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

              Picking players for just one week?

              1. Cometh The Aouar...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Mmm...now you mention that, maybe Havertz for the long-haul have Werner already

          • tom66
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Palace fans:
            Would Michy Batshuayi start at palace this weekend?
            If yes, is Ayew still a firm starter?

          • Don Rogers FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            who is the least bas 4.5m Mid.

            I am on Gordon but I see Stephens and Bissouma are both more popular,

            1. Don Rogers FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              * Bad

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

              bissouma

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

              they are all terrible to be honest

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

              Lemina Fulham in with a shout?

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

              Bissouma probably. With Alan, Doucure and James signed Gordon is hardly a option anymore.

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

            Do we know for how long Dubravka should be out?

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

            Vinagre seems to have disappeared from teams

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

            I see Saliba in a few teams.
            He an option again?

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

              I had him in early on but removed. many think he should get a run. I've gone Tierney to be safe (but yes that's 1m extra)